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    Monito - Press coverage and awards

    Last updated November 2018
    Written by Monito's CEO François Briod

    Monito as been mentioned in many international media outlets (including Forbes, The Guardian, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Die Handelszeitung). We have also received many awards, including Best Swiss Startup 2018 - Prix Strategis (Switzerland) and Best Swiss Fintech Pitch 2017 - Venture Leaders Fintech (New York).

    Our mission is to help the general public understand and navigate the jungle of international money transfers. Are you covering the topic of remittances and are looking for an expert opinion? Interested in getting access to our database to back up your story with facts and data, or to design an infographic?

    For any press inquiries or to request an interview, please contact us!

    François Briod, CEO
    +41 76 221 50 70 

    • Awards

      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

    • Nov 29, 2018

      Silicon Republic names Monito as one of the 10 startups to watch in Lausanne

    • Nov 28, 2018

      "Save when you send money"

      An interview in German in Switzerland's Handelszeitung featuring Monito's CEO François Briod.

    • Nov 22, 2017

      Monito makes Forbes' list of the 10 Most Exciting Technology SMEs for 2018

    • Sep 3, 2016

      "People often don't know how much they pay to send money abroad"

      Article published in French in Le Monde

    • June 16, 2015

      Dukascopy Interview

      Note: this interview was recorded before we changed our name from TawiPay to Monito

    "Financial intermediaries charge up to 12% to transfer funds internationally. [...] At last, there is a solution that will dramatically reduce these costs."

    Monito's English-speaking press mentions:

    • Five questions for François Briod, co-founder and CEO of Monito - Money Week
    • 10 awesome start-ups from Lausanne to watch - SiliconRepublic
    • A lack of fee transparency is holding back Banks in the money transfer market - Finance Digest
    • 10 Innovative Fintech Startups From Switzerland (which I could name in 1minute) - FintechNews
    • The Entrepreneurs Who Are Calling Time On Late Payments - Forbes
    • Interview with Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod (Co-Founders) of TawiPay - AroundTheCoin
    • Forbes Poland - The End of a Great Ripoff Link (EN) Link (PL)
    • Swissinfo - Hefty charges for transferring money abroad Link
    • Kenyans Europe – Money Transfer fee comparison website launches in Switzerland – Link
    • Startup Ticker Switzerland – Tawipay.com helping migrants to save dramatically on money transfer fee – Link 
      Monito presented with the Social Impact Award in Zürich - Link
    • TechMoran- Monito.com launches to help the diaspora save dramatically on money transfer fees – Link
    • Techpost Uganda - Monito, the money transfer search engine opens to the public – Link
    • Westinfo - A tool against extortionate remittances fees Link

    Monito's French-speaking press mentions:

    • RTS TTC - Envoyer de l'argent à l'étranger ça peut coûter cher Link
    • RTS On en Parle - Envoi d’argent: comment s'y retrouver dans la jungle des services? Link
    • Illustré - Des jeunes entrepreneurs, des idées, et ça marche! Link
    • Le Temps - Monito remporte le Prix Strategis Link
    • 20minutes - Traque aux frais d’envoi d’argent à l’étranger Link
    • RTS - VD: Monito est une entreprise qui pourrait faire gagner des milliards de francs aux migrants – Link
    • Bilan - Un site romand s’attaque au géant Western Union – Link
    • Le Temps – La start-up lausannoise Monito a développé un outil pour faciliter la vie des migrants - Link
    • Hintigo - Monito : comparez pour économiser sur vos envois d'argent - Link
    • Rostigraben - Comment Monito bouleverse le business des transferts de fonds - Link
    • Jeune Afrique - Monito veut faire jouer la concurrence Link
    • L’Hebdo - La cyberfinance au service du peuple Link
      Pascal Briod, François Briod et Laurent Oberholzer: partis à 10 ans pour changer le monde Link
    • PME Magazine - Les atouts suisses du fintech Link
    • Le Temps - La téléphonie mobile, moteur de l’innovation bancaire en Afrique Link

    Monito's German-speaking press mentions:

    • Tages Anzeiger - So überweisen Sie Geld günstig ins Ausland Link
    • Handelszeitung -Sparen bei Geldschicken Link
    • NZZ Campus - Startup als Entwickungshelfer Link
    • Wirtschaft - Teure Geldtransfers vergleichen Link

    Monito's Italian-speaking press mentions:

    • Repubblica online - Rimesse dei migranti, arriva una start-up a sfidare i colossi come Western Union - Link
    • RSI Telegiornale - Tecnologia al servizio dei migranti - Link

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