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Peter De Caluwe of Thunes: Building a Cross-Border Payments Network for Emerging Markets

Season 2

Episode 26

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Interviewed by Hans Tung and Rita Yang.

Today on the show, we have Peter De Caluwe, the Executive Chairman and CEO of Thunes. Thunes is a B2B cross-border payments network for emerging markets. It provides transfer of funds between payment systems, including mobile wallet providers, money transfer operators and banks, in more than 100 countries and 60 currencies. We recorded this interview a while back, the company recently announced its $60 million Series B, which GGV Capital also participated as an existing investor.

With more than 25 years of experience in FinTech, Peter is a specialist in electronic payments, e-commerce, credit cards in emerging markets. He was previously the CEO of Ogone, Naspers Payments and PayU. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Group T Leuven, a Belgium-based college, he has risen through the ranks to become a serial entrepreneur and investor.

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