We’re on a mission to make Africa the first cashless continent

On a continent where less than 10% of the population has a bank account, Wave is building the first modern financial network — no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere!

Some happy Wave users and a purple Wave card

We’re building life-changing financial infrastructure

When mobile money succeeded in Kenya, it lifted about a million people out of poverty. And yet, over 10 years later, most Africans still lack access to affordable ways to save, transfer or borrow the money they need to build businesses or provide for their families.

Wave is solving this problem by using technology to build a radically inclusive and extremely affordable financial network. We already move over 3% of the GDP of Senegal and are rapidly scaling our impact across the continent.

A man peering into a Wave agent kiosk covered in Wave stickers
Every day here brings more “firsts” as our users build the economy of tomorrow.

Leadership team

Our co-founders, Drew Durbin (left, CEO) and Lincoln Quirk (right, Head of Product), met as hallmates freshman year. They became friends over a shared love of building simple products that make a social impact.

First, they built Sendwave, now the largest digital remittance company to Africa. Next, they turned their attention to Wave with the mission to bring digital finance to everyone in Africa.

Drew and Lincoln at a beach, with the flag of Senegal behind them
  • Coura Sene

    General Manager Senegal
  • Kizito Okute

    Head of Agent Operations
  • Laurence Elong-Mbassi

    Head of Compliance
  • Sid Sridhar

    Head of Strategic Finance
  • Emily Austin

    Head of People
  • Ben Kuhn

    Chief Technology Officer
  • Kevin Odiorne

    Head of Finance
  • Hannah Quashie

    General Manager Ghana

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