About us

A better way to send money

Azimo was founded in 2012 with a strong social purpose: to make it faster, cheaper and easier for people to support their loved ones back home.

“Sending money abroad was slow, expensive and unreliable. We've changed that for millions of people - and this is just the beginning.”
Michael Kent, FounderMichael Kent, Founder
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Our mission

Use technology to democratise financial services, making them affordable and available to all

Our vision

The better way to share money around the world, improving millions of people’s lives

Azimo’s milestones

Jan 2012Azimo founded
Oct 2012The first customers use the service
Jan 2013Friends and family funding round closes
Mar 2013iOS and Android apps launch
Sep 2013Seed funding led by eVentures
Nov 2013Azimo launches in Germany and Ireland
Mar 2014 Series A funding led by Greycroft
Apr 2015Azimo launches in the rest of Europe
May 2016Series B funding led by Frog Capital
Jan 2018Series C funding led by Rakuten
Mar 20181 million people connected to Azimo’s platform
Apr 2019Azimo secures license in the Netherlands as Azimo BV
Jul 2019Company reaches profitability
Aug 2019Richard Ambrose named CEO
Feb 2020Financing from European Investment Bank

Transfer in just a few taps

Azimo’s award-winning iOS and Android apps are transforming the way people send money abroad.

With over a million downloads and 50,000+ 5-star reviews, faster, cheaper money transfers are just a download away.

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Executive team

Michael Kent
Executive Chairman
Michael founded Azimo in 2012 with the vision of using technology to democratise financial services, making them affordable and available to all. He is also a co-founder of Tandem Bank.
Richard Ambrose
Chief Executive Officer
Richard spent nearly ten years in senior roles at eBay and later Paypal, most recently as Chief of Staff, EMEA. He joined Azimo in 2017.
Tatiana Okhotina
Chief Financial Officer
Tatiana has been with Azimo since 2014, building a world class team of finance specialists. She is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Education program.
Ilona Sapieżko
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ilona joined Azimo in 2018 and has built the company’s HR team and processes in both London and Kraków. She qualified in employment law at the University of Warsaw and has a master’s degree in organisational psychology and career counselling.
Dora Ziambra
Chief Operating Officer
Dora is responsible for the expansion of Azimo's global network, management of risk and compliance teams as well as supporting any potential corporate development opportunities. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and joined Azimo in 2014.
Rory Newton
Chief Product and Technology Officer
Rory leads Azimo’s data, engineering and product teams. He spent several years at the Financial Times, where he led the development of their paywall before becoming Head of Data Platforms. He joined Azimo in 2017.

Key investors

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