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国际汇款服务平台TransferGo获1750万美元融资

上周末,伦敦国际汇款服务创企TransferGo宣布获得1750万美元B轮融资。

本次融资由旧金山风险投资公司Hard Yaka和Vostok Emerging Finance领投,Revo Capital、U-Start Club和Practica Capital跟投。

目前,用户只能通过TransferGo从欧洲国家进行汇款,但是汇款目的地多达全球47个国家,其中包括美国、中国和印度。

TransferGo表示,将利用这笔融资进一步扩展国际市场,开发新产品,比如进军土耳其、乌克兰和俄罗斯市场。

来自世界银行的数据显示,国际汇款市场去年增长幅度达到7%,总额高达6170亿美元,而今年的增长幅度预计将达到10.3%,总额突破6900亿美元。

其实,成立于2012年的TransferGo只是国际汇款激烈市场竞争中的一员。

此前,WorldRemit曾在去年融资4000万美元,累计融资突破2.3亿美元。Azimo也在今年早些时候融资2000万美元。去年11月,TransferWise融资2800万美元,累计融资也突破4亿美元。

不止是新兴的金融科技创企,就连老牌的移动支付平台也盯上了这个蓬勃发展的跨境市场。

就在近日,PayPal旗下的汇款服务Xoom首次进军美国市场。未来,该应用的加拿大用户将可以向全球130多个市场进行汇款,而未来这一数字还有望继续增加。

TransferGo, an international money transfer service based in London, has raised $17.5 million in a series B round of funding led by San Francisco VC firm Hard Yaka and Vostok Emerging Finance, with participation from Revo Capital, U-Start Club, and Practica Capital.

Founded in 2012, TransferGo is one of a number of London-based fintech startups to raise VC cash for services that involve transferring money to individuals or businesses in other countries. WorldRemit has raised north of $230 million, including a $40 million tranche last year, while Azimo raised $20 million earlier this year. Elsewhere, TransferWise nabbed a whopping $280 million last November, taking its total funding past the $400 million mark.

Market opportunity

According to World Bank data, the remittance market — payments made by an individual working abroad to someone in their home country — grew 7 percent last year to $617 billion and are likely to grow a further 10.3 percent this year to around $690 billion.

For now, you can only send money with TransferGo from European countries, but you can send that money to 47 markets around the world, including the U.S., China, and India. Indeed, India tops the remittance recipient market, accounting for some $80 billion this year.

With a fresh $17.5 million in the bank, TransferGo said it plans to expand into more markets and develop new products.

“We’ll use this funding to fuel our international expansion and increase market share — particularly across Turkey, India, Ukraine, and Russia — and continue to develop new products and services for our customers,” said TransferGo CEO and cofounder Daumantas Dvilinskas.

Today’s news comes the same week as PayPal’s remittance service, Xoom, expanded beyond the U.S. for the first time. It now allows people in Canada to transfer money into more than 130 markets globally and is expected to launch in further markets in the coming months.

The international money transfer market, it seems, is hot.

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