Nilan Peiris

VP Growth, Transferwise

Nilan Peiris is VP Growth at TransferWise, a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally.

It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and Borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send £1.5bn every month using the platform, and it’s attracted $397m from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson.

Prior to TransferWise Nilan was VP Growth at HouseTrip, in charge of scaling the company’s growth in the European market. He’s also worked as Chief Marketing Technology Officer at Holiday Extras, where he was responsible for all areas of technology, marketing and customer acquisition. Nilan also advises a number of early stage startups on growth and getting to traction. Linkedin Twitter

Building a high-growth startup sustainably

Nilan will share his experiences building TransferWise from a loss making startup, to a profitable business powered by word of mouth growth. Nilan will share the challenges he’s faced at TransferWise and other business in scaling through increasing marketing spend – 80% of TransferWise users come in through word of mouth as well as how cash constraints, drove the eventual success of the business.