Matt Oppenheimer (Co Founder, CEO Remitly)

General Assembly - 1218 3rd Ave. 3rd Floor Seattle, 98101 Seattle
Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Matt Oppenheimer is co-founder and chief executive officer of Remitly, a mobile remittance company that is redefining money transfers to the developing world. After receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School, Matt worked for Barclays Bank first in London and then Nairobi, Kenya where he oversaw mobile and internet banking initiatives. It was there that he became passionate about solving the difficulty in sending and receiving money from overseas.

He began working on the problem immediately as Entrepreneur in Residence at Highway 12 Ventures in Idaho. He moved the company to Seattle, Washington in order to participate in the TechStars program and has since launched Remitly as a successful and innovative financial services firm. 


  • Matt Oppenheimer

    Matt Oppenheimer


    Co Founder, CEO

    The inspiration behind Remitly came when Matt was working for Barclays in Kenya and saw how difficult it was to send and receive money overseas. Matt was drawn to the global impact his business could have: remittances eclipse foreign aid in improving global wealth equality and give people who receive them upward mobility. 

    He began working on the problem immediately as an Entrepre...

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  • When

    Tuesday, Jun 28
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)


    General Assembly
    1218 3rd Ave. 3rd Floor Seattle98101

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