Growth Launcher, US-Ghana
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. 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
Your role will be to lead the launch of Taptap Send in the remittance market from the US to Ghana. You’ll quickly understand the customer and community, build an initial strategy, execute on growth tactics, track and report on their success, and iterate overtime to ensure that we hit our growth targets.
The role offers the chance to join an early-stage, high-growth startup and to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. Plus, you’ll be part of a fun, collaborative team that is highly oriented towards professional growth.
You will lead growth efforts, including:
1. Build trust-based relationships with diaspora communities through in-person and online communication
2. Conduct customer research with transfer senders on a regular basis
3. Initiate, negotiate and build partnerships with community associations and organizations
4. Set up offline and online advertising campaigns
5. Source and lead community ambassadors
1. 2-5+ years in a high-growth environment such as marketing, consulting, political campaigns, startups / entrepreneurship, and much more
2. Based in the United States
3. Exceptional knowledge and networks in the diaspora or ability to quickly build them
4. Fluent in English, with fluency in Twi and other diaspora languages a plus
5. Business development/sales/marketing background is a strong plus
Also, you are:
Outgoing – you love speaking to people and enjoy building meaningful relationships with customers and community members across cultures
Execution oriented – we are an early-stage startup with an “impact-first” philosophy and a lot to be done. You should be able to take an idea to implementation
Mission-oriented – you are passionate about working with immigrant communities and/or financial inclusion
Driven – you thrive in fast-paced, target-oriented, dynamic environments
Strategic – you make reasoned decisions based on available data and communicate your ideas in a structured way
Flexible – you are comfortable setting your working hours to accomplish your goals, including work commitments on nights and weekends (e.g. events or customer meetings)
Organized – you have a system for how you approach your work that can keep you on track in a scrappy startup environment
1. Competitive pay (based on experience)
2. Flexible hours
3. Regular team events with the team
4. Work from home/remote-friendly
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.
Submit the application on Lever, and then we will be in touch! We will review submissions promptly.