Empowering modern businesses to grow beyond borders
The world as we know it is no longer the same. Changes now occur in days and months, not years. The digital revolution is here, and Airwallex is at the centre, facilitating the transformation of businesses from offline to online, from local to global.
Airwallex was built with a single purpose in mind – to create a world where all businesses can operate without borders and restrictions, and by doing so, propel the growth of the global digital economy.
In 2015, our CEO Jack Zhang and three fellow entrepreneurs launched a café in Melbourne. Beyond a desire to sell great coffee, the café was a laboratory to test and learn around a rising global trend in retail, where the initial presence may be local, but the mindset and scaling ambition is global.
As the founders worked to build a supply chain that was smooth, efficient and without unnecessary costs, they quickly discovered the friction points that eventually became the problem Airwallex would aim to solve. Jack often tells the story of purchasing pallets of coffee cups, lunch boxes and other paper goods from China. They spent around US$10K on the supplies, and had to pay the company through a remittances company that charged 4.5 percent. The cost of FX conversion was painful – as was the time it took to transfer funds.
They fundamentally believed something better must be possible. That’s when Airwallex was born, as the founders set out to build a financial infrastructure to support operations that transcend borders.
What drives us
Our global footprint
Since we were founded in 2015, we have grown to over 1,200 people across 19 international offices.
We have raised over US$900m to date, and are proud to have the trust and backing of world-leading investors.
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