Moneco (YC S22)

Neobank for African migrants in Europe

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Security Type
CAFES
Categories
Technology, Retail, Financial Services, Community & Lifestyle, Other
Min Investment
$100
Location
Delaware City, , Delaware
Website
moneco.app

Key Deal Facts

First Neobank addressing the African diaspora
in Europe with tailored financial products
Private beta with ~100 users who sent remittances for $8k GTV in 2 weeks
Addressing a market of 5.8m people with a potential of $2.6b by 2025
Cheapest and most efficient path to send money to Africa, offering 0% fees to some countries
Moneco is the only actor covering the entire value chain, whilst being competitive in every aspect
$1.8m raised in this round from Kima Ventures, Soma Ventures, Alan Rutledge, and CEO of BloomTech
Planned expansion to other home countries of European migrants, creating a $17.5B market by 2025

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Bilal Dahlab Co-FounderFormer Associate at Boston Consulting Group and Blockchain projects, Kuassi Jimmy Kumako Co-FounderFormer Google and Paystack developer, co-founded CoinAfrique, Shams Radjabaly Co-FounderFormer Associate at the Boston Consulting Group and fixed-income trader at Societe Generale.
Amount Raised : $935,504
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