Matt Oppenheimer of Remitly
The consistent theme in Matt Oppenheimer’s life has been people and relationships. When asked what he was ‘into’ in high school, he shares how he started a non-profit called the Youth Lobbying Organization to give people under the age of 18 a voice in the political process. Matt went on to attend Dartmouth and Harvard Business School. During his time working in banking, he lived in London and in Kenya and realized how important remittances are for giving people in developing countries more opportunity. As a result, Matt started Remitly in 2011, which is now the largest private digital remittance company in the US. They’ve raised over $175 million and have quickly grown to have over 800 employees in four different countries. Matt discusses how he gets to know his employees on a deeper level, the impact his family has had on him and his hopes for his daughter, Alice. Even with his impressive career and his successful efforts to make the world a better place, Matt remains incredibly humble. His kind heart is something everyone will feel from this podcast.