Send money to people,
not fees.

In 2014, Drew Durbin got fed up with the hassles, high fees and low guarantees that came with sending money to his NGO in Tanzania.

our story

No hassles,
no lines,
no wahala.

So Drew and his friend Lincoln created Sendwave, an app that safely and instantly sends money from North America and Europe to numerous countries across Africa and Asia, for anything from family emergencies to buying a friend a beer.

Over 400,000 people trust Sendwave

In just a few short years, Sendwave has gone from a simple idea to becoming one of the world’s leading money senders to Africa.

Our leadership team

Created by two engineers from Brown University, Sendwave is supported by an outstanding team of compliance officers, international bankers, fintech gurus and operational experts from Citibank, Chase, Google, Uber, Western Union and other companies.
Created by two engineers from Brown University, Sendwave is supported by an outstanding team of compliance officers, international bankers, fintech gurus and operational experts from Citibank, Chase, Google, Uber, Western Union and other companies.
Drew Durbin
Founder
Lincoln Quirk
Founder
Will Fogel
CEO
Michael Luebbert
Chief Compliance Officer
Maggie Beddow
Head of Operations
Shana Smeets
Head of Growth
Omar Ayub
Head of Engineering
Alex Wimbush
Head of Product
Maxwell Obi
Head of Business Development
Carol Brown
Head of Talent and Culture

Our investors

We’re proud to have earned the backing, trust and continued support of the Y Combinator, Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures, all of whom share our passion for creating technology that can make a lasting difference in people’s lives.

Get started
sending money to
your loved ones

Simply download the app, link your debit card, verify your identity and instantly transfer money to your friends and loved ones. Seriously, it’s that simple.