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Taptap Send

Taptap Send

Legal
London, UK
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
Our Mission
Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home by becoming the leading cross-border fintech for immigrants.
The Team
-> Founded by Harvard grads / 3rd-time founders --- also founded Segovia (successful exit) and GiveDirectly (>300M revenue, fastest-growing NGO).
-> Top performers from top and varied organizations (e.g., Bain, Bolt, Google, McKinsey, SafeBoda, Uber, Zipline) --- we like moving fast, and we hire people that do as well.
-> Driven by mission, guided by values (see below) – in deed, not just word.
-> Team as global as the mission, >30 languages from 25 countries (i.e., if you’re interested in learning to make Chicken Moambe, we’re the place).
About Us
Taptap Send is backed by top VCs (Spark, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital, etc.), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words or TechCrunch article
Launched in 2019, Taptap is tapping into a transformative shift in global finance: from banks to phones. While this has affected wealthier countries as well, it has been nothing short of a revolution for the emerging markets where the overwhelming majority of population had been unable to access digital finance previously. Its first product, Taptap Send, allows immigrants to send money home instantly and with no fee*, saving money in the process. With a formal market size of >700B alone, we’ve got a lot more saving to do for our users. And that’s just the beginning….
Our Investors
Spark Capital, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer), Unbound (Shravin Mittal), Wamda (Fadi Ghandour), Firstminute Capital, Slow Ventures (Sam Lessin), Helios Partners (Souleymane Ba), Crossbeam Ventures (Ali Hamed), Nikesh Arora, Samih Toukan, and many other context-specific angels
*We charge fees for transfers on fixed exchange rate corridors (e.g., XOF, XAF).
The Role
You’ll join our legal team of 4 lawyers as Legal Counsel (Regulatory) reporting to the Head of Legal and play a key role in work as varied as expansion into new markets, new product launches and ongoing regulatory compliance.
You’ll work closely with all business functions and be an expert at communicating legal issues to non-lawyers and balancing business and legal perspectives. You’re a self-starter who is comfortable stepping out of your comfort zone to drive business growth by tackling the laws and regulations of new markets (with support from local counsel of course!).

You

  • Are legally qualified with 3-7 years’ PQE
  • Have Fintech / payments regulatory experience from private practice or in-house roles
  • Ideally have at least 1-2 years of in-house experience (whether in a regulated company or at a regulator, eg. FCA)
  • Want to focus on our obtaining licenses in new markets, upgrading existing licenses to accommodate new products, advising on any regulatory changes or issues that come up, leading or assisting with regulatory examinations and ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance
  • Have strong organisational skills and are able to autonomously lead multiple deliverables in a fast pace environment
  • Are excited by new challenges and like understanding laws in new markets and around new financial products
  • Are an exceptional communicator and able to explain complex legal concepts in simple terms
  • Are comfortable operating outside your comfort zone and are solutions-minded
  • Can move quickly without that affecting the quality of your work
  • Are fluent in English. Bonus point for French or Arabic

Benefits (UK) - specifics depend on geography!

  • Holidays: 25 personal holidays, 9 TTS holidays (incl. Bank holidays)
  • Employer pension contributions on qualifying earnings
  • TTS Equipment & WFH set-up in line with policy
  • Axa Private health insurance (100% coverage), dental and vision
  • Axa Employee Assistance Programme (mental health, life management, counselling)
  • Free subscription to Headspace mindfulness app
  • Learning and Development budget for your professional development needs
Impact first.
Team next.
Accept reality.
Propose solutions.
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Own it.
Create positive energy.
Maybe, even have fun.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Taptap Send is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, experience and business need. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.
If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let us know. Any information you provide us in this respect will only be used to accommodate your requirements.
Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.