Make an impact from day one
Monito is an award-winning digital start-up on a mission to save the world $28 billion in excessive money transfer fees and bad exchange rates paid each year.
We're building the Booking.com for money transfers. We help people sending money abroad find, compare and review money transfer providers in real-time.
We founded Monito to tackle the excessive costs of transferring money across borders. Our three founders, François, Laurent and Pascal, were personally confronted with this issue in different ways:
François and Pascal (yes, they're brothers!) first encountered high fees when they started sending money to Cameroon to fund the nonprofit organization they created as kids.
Laurent first confronted the problem while receiving money from his parents during his studies in Hong Kong.
As Monito grew, we chatted with our users and brought new team members on board. We discovered that our frustration was shared by millions of people around the world in different situations, from migrants to digital nomads.
Best Swiss Startup 2018 - Prix Strategis
Best Swiss Fintech Pitch 2017 - Venture Leaders Fintech, New York
Jury's award 2016 - PERL (Prix pour l'Entrepreneuriat Région Lausanne)
Top 20 European Fintech Startups 2016 - TechTour
Social Impact Award 2014 - Impact Hub Zurich
Join an award winning Swiss fintech start-up with global ambitions
Mentioned in Forbes, The Guardian, Le Monde, La Republicca, Le Temps, 20Min, Jeune Afrique and more news outlets around the world.
Why work at Monito?
Here's what our employees say they like about their experience working at Monito:
Great culture & people 💃 - Mission-driven company 👨🚀 - No drama work environment 🙏 - Flexible working hours 🦉 - Free choice of hardware 💻 - Modern workspace 🏓
“What’s better than being lucky enough to work with passionate and talented people? Each day you learn something new and every challenge allows you to grow as a professional, in an open-minded and flexible working environment.”
Senior Front-End Engineer at Monito since 2017
"I enjoy working here every day, not just because there is a lot of mutual trust among team members, but also because Monito offers a calm, respectful and friendly atmosphere. I am able to work autonomously, have a healthy work/life balance and can work remotely as often as I wish. I feel motivated by my colleagues--they are all curious people who are willing to take risks and everyone genuinely wants to contribute something positive to improve our world."
Senior Search Engine Marketing Specialist at Monito since 2017
Our Core Values
We value the diversity each new colleague brings to the team and respect everyone's differences, but we all adhere to a set of four core values.
These values help us define who we are as a team and guide us in our every day decisions.
Focus on impact
No impact is too small when it can scale at a global level. We grow with the needs of many in mind.
Make sense of data
Building knowledge from accurate data is the key to making pragmatic decisions.
Earn trust every day
Trust is our biggest asset. Independence and transparency are its safeguard.
We have the audacity to become the change we seek in the world.
How we work
Everyone has ownership of their work. We decentralize our decisions. We rally as a team when something goes up or down.
We believe in the cross-pollination of ideas with people from diverse backgrounds and professions. You won’t be siloed in your department.
You know best when and where you’re at your best. We work and communicate around that.
We experiment, learn and repeat.
A startup is unpredictable. Its future has yet to be defined. The correct answer is often this: we need to test. And we need to test frequently.
We work asynchronously. We only have meetings when it adds real value.
Time is precious. Interruptions are productivity killers. We work and communicate asynchronously and try to avoid useless distractions. Quick, ad-hoc meetings or short calls can cut short endless debates on Slack and boost creativity.
We’re a team. We enjoy time off together. We grab short coffee breaks and crack jokes at the expresso machine.
We speak up and seek feedback.
Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts, experiences and learnings. We value team feedback and we believe it improves our work.
We strive for impact and excellence.
We’re constantly looking for ways to improve and raise our game. We believe in Pareto's Principle: 20% of the efforts yield 80% of the results. But we also recognize that there are times when we need to be outstanding.