About BitPesa

How we've optimized our products and customer service to create the best experience for you

Who We Are

We love using technology! Our innovative products solve the issues you’ve no doubt faced when trying to do business in Africa – it’s not easy, it’s very expensive and it takes forever. BitPesa changes all that.


Our vision is to showcase how frontier markets can use technology to leapfrog traditional infrastructure and grow at an accelerated pace


Our mission is to develop innovative financial technology solutions that empower frontier market businesses. We make it quick, easy, and cost-effective for any business, anywhere in the world, to send and receive money from frontier markets. Our products are developed intentionally for the frontier markets we operate in, creating internationally competitive products, with locally relevant features and seamless UX.


As a company we value innovation, efficiency, market-leading pricing, fast settlement, and customer service. We’re passionate about the forex market and we are facilitating how the world does business with frontier markets.


We are proud to have been an early portfolio investment from every major blockchain fund and have the continued support of global investors:

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More Cost Effective

BitPesa charges just 1-3% on average, compared to 10% charged by others.



BitPesa can be used from anywhere, without lengthy paperwork!


Average number of days to get a user account approved, and start transacting

African Markets

Use BitPesa in Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, DRC, Senegal, Ghana, & Morocco.


Banking Partners

BitPesa has teamed up with Africa's premier banks.


Mobile Networks

BitPesa has partnered with 6+ of Africa's most popular mobile money networks.


October 2013

Elizabeth Rossiello established BitPesa in Nairobi, Kenya.

May 2014

We went to market with a simple KES product to help SME’s move money.

Late 2014

Launched in Tanzania.

September 2015

Expanded to help companies send and receive money in and out of Uganda and Nigeria.

November 2015

BitPesa became the first company of it's type to be licensed by the UK's FCA.


Launched in the  Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 2017

Relocated our TopCo to Luxembourg and became licensed of CSSF.

Late 2017

Launched in Senegal.

February 2018

Acquired TransferZero, leading European Payments company

March 2018

Launched in Ghana

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