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Pangea Payments, Inc.

Pangea will do to Western Union what Netflix did to Blockbuster!

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Over 215M migrant workers a year send over $500B in money transfers. They rely on traditional money centers like Western Union. Pangea has found a disruptive way to make money transfer more convenient, cost-effective, and secure. We leverage global prepaid networks that power the activation of prepaid products. Pangea enables these disparate networks to speak to each other making money transfer possible across millions of retail locations.


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    Rahier Rahman
    Founder & CEO

    Rahier oversees strategic planning, operations and capital activities for Pangea. Previously, he was one of the founders of where he helped build the platform from start-up through to revenue and spearheaded the development of the UI/UX. He has worked in prepaid telecom, finance and media industries (Sprint MVNO, Cerberus Capital Management and Time Warner). BA, University of Pennsylvania; MBA, University of Chicago (Booth).

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    Carson Junginger
    SVP of Product Development

    Carson directs the technical development of the Pangea platform, including the web, mobile and retail interfaces and the proprietary integration engine. He brings technical experience across enterprise integration patterns and software architecture from numerous start-ups. BA, Iowa State University.

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    Omar Khudeira
    Senior Software Engineer

    Omar has experience across web-based application architecture and development in marketing mix models/predictive analytics, file and content management, and domain registration utilizing a range of technologies and development methodologies. He was a former Agile Developer from Nielsen Marketing Analytics and a Web Developer at Tecture. BA, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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    Lamia Pardo
    VP of Marketing

    Lamia is Pangea’s subject matter expert on consumer marketing and outreach. She brings a strong understanding of product management, digital marketing and consumer behavior across the Hispanic market. She has experience in brand strategy, advertising, and the start-up space in Latin America having worked as a Brand Planner at Leo Burnett. MS (Valedictorian), Northwestern University; BS (Valedictorian), UPC University (Lima, Peru).


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    Jenner and Block
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Previous Investors

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    Impact Engine Venture Accelerator