Startup Grind hosts Matt Oppenheimer CEO, Founder Remitly

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30 AM UTC

Matt, the co-founder, CEO of Remitly, the largest independent digital money transmitter in the United States, whose customers transfer more than $6 billion annually. Remitly is disrupting the broken $588 billion remittance industry with its mobile-first money transfer service that is easy, affordable and secure. To date, Remitly has raised more than $150 million from leading venture capital firms

In-person event

About this event

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 Entrepreneur in Residence at Highway 12 Ventures in Idaho and launched the company from Techstars in Seattle. Matt was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Pacific Northwest and has been recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree for his work with Remitly. He holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College. 

Check out what happened


  • Matt Oppenheimer


    Co Founder, CEO



Wednesday, November 27, 2019
1:30 AM – 3:30 AM UTC


1:30 AMNetworking and Food
2:15 AMFireside Chat
3:30 AMNetworking


  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap Inc



  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap inc

    Seattle Director

  • Shawn McGaff


    Co Director

  • Stephanie Krifka

    Volunteer & Outreach Ambassador

  • Christine Hanzawa

    Outreach Ambassador

  • Robert Green


    Outreach Ambassador

  • Ashlee Earl

    Content Coordinator