Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home by becoming the leading cross-border fintech for immigrants.
-> Founded by Harvard grads / 3rd-time founders --- also founded Segovia (successful exit) and GiveDirectly (>300M revenue, fastest-growing NGO).
-> Top performers from top and varied organizations (e.g., Bain, Bolt, Google, McKinsey, SafeBoda, Uber, Zipline) --- we like moving fast, and we hire people that do as well.
-> Driven by mission, guided by values (see below) – in deed, not just word.
-> Team as global as the mission, >30 languages from 25 countries (i.e., if you’re interested in learning to make Chicken Moambe, we’re the place).
Taptap Send is backed by top VCs (Spark, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital, etc.), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words or TechCrunch article (outdated)
Launched in 2019, Taptap is tapping into a transformative shift in global finance: from banks to phones. While this has affected wealthier countries as well, it has been nothing short of a revolution for the emerging markets where the overwhelming majority of population had been unable to access digital finance previously. Its first product, Taptap Send, allows immigrants to send money home instantly and with no fee, saving money in the process. With a formal market size of >700B alone, we’ve got a lot more saving to do for our users. And that’s just the beginning….
Spark Capital, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer), Unbound (Shravin Mittal), Wamda (Fadi Ghandour), Firstminute Capital, Slow Ventures (Sam Lessin), Helios Partners (Souleymane Ba), Co-ventures (Ali Hamed), Nikesh Arora, Samih Toukan, and many other context-specific angels
You will lead Taptap Send’s entry into Cameroon -- from regulatory authorisations through to launching the product and growing the user base. With support from Taptap Send’s existing global team, you will deliver a major new market for remittance senders.
- represent Taptap Send to local regulators and other authorities
- work with our Legal team on the legal set-up of our operations
- develop partnerships with local banks
- lead work to define our product offering, including UX work with potential users, understanding different methods for collecting funds, and working cross-functionally within Taptap to develop product adaptations
- hire a Growth manager to take the product to market after launch
- set pricing for the product and define target users and communities
- own targets and timelines for the Cameroon launch
- be a high energy networker and high achiever, placed regularly in the top 5% by your peers
- always be curious, and sceptical of received assumptions
- have experience of setting up complex operations from scratch
- have a sense of fun, and enjoy seeing the impact of your work
- be a top-tier negotiator and political operator, able to navigate local dynamics.
- 5+ years of experience in an executive role in a high-performing, fast-paced environment (tech, professional services, etc.)
- Master’s degree (or an additional 5 years of executive management experience for those with Bachelor’s degree)
- Experience with people management, including hiring and structuring teams
- Prior professional experience with business operations, strategy, and product development strongly desirable
- Passion for working with and for migrant communities
- “No task too small” mentality and willingness to delve into gritty details to get things done
- Experience building strong relationships with internal & external partners as well as executive leadership
- Proficiency in French and English required
- Comfortable with regional travel.
- Competitive salary
- Flexible hours
- Regular team events
- Learning and Development budget for your professional development needs
- Taptap equipment (laptop, accessories)
- Work from home desk stipend
- Headspace Subscription
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Create positive energy.
Maybe, even have fun.
Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.