t: @Azimo

CEO: Michael Kent

Founder(s):  Michael Kent, Marta Krupinska

Founded: 2012

Sector: Money transfer

Latest funding: $15m equity, 2016

HQ: London, UK

Launched in October 2012, London-based Azimo is an online social money transfer service. it enables customers to send money to any bank account, to a mobile wallet (MPESA) or to over 270,000 cash pick-up points around the world. In May 2016, it was the first money transfer operator to enable money transfers worldwide via Facebook Messenger. Azimo also closed a Venture round of $15m from Viber owner Rakuten.