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Papaya Global

Global workforce management and payroll platform

501-1000 employees
  • Fintech
  • B2B
  • HR
  • Payments
  • SaaS
1460 Broadway #7033, New York, NY, US

Company mission

Papaya's mission is to automate companies' global payroll and accelerate success.

Led by a woman
Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

45% female employees

2% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Papaya Global provides remote HR services such as cloud-based payroll and job boards to help support companies with international workforces. The company also uses its cloud-based technology to provide solutions to the complexity of international financial compliance and workplace regulations.

Remote working opportunities have resulted in many workforces becoming globalized, with companies hiring staff outside of their home country. This results in complex challenges regarding human resource infrastructure. Papaya Global offers a single service that allows companies to consolidate and streamline payroll and keep track of their global employees.

The unicorn company has seen considerable success, as its flexible and scalable, platform grew massively as the industry saw an increased demand for remote workforce management services. Its partnership with Mesh Payments completely eliminates the need for employees to cover their business expenses upfront and its acquisition of Azimo, has enabled Papaya to expand its platform globally and further expand the services it provides (such as its recently launched its fully automated, embedded payments platform, Papaya Global Payroll Payments.)


  • Yearly budget per region for local community impact initiatives
  • $75 per month for remote work allowances
  • Gym on-site or $550 annual reimbursement for gym membership / other fitness activities
  • $500 budget for online courses, classes, seminars, or other developmental activities
  • Second language courses paid for
  • Monthly allowance for meal vouchers
  • Paternity / Maternity Leave - 10 fully paid days
  • Birthday Off and a $75 gift
  • Mac or PC
  • $7,000 bonus after three full years at the company
  • 20 days PTO
  • Annual company offsite

Company values

  • Empowering our employees
  • Work as a team
  • Think fast and act fast
  • Diversity

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Sep 2021



Mar 2021




Total funding

This company has top investors


Previous experience as an HR & Operations Manager at LR GROUP, and Project Manager at Cellcom Guinée. Became CEO of Relocation Source for 7 years, and then was CEO of Expert Source.

Previous Senior Director of Engineering at Phoenix Technologies, and VP of Research & Development at GooMe Interactive. Co-founded Vidmind as the VP of R&D and became CTO after 3 years.

Ruben Drong

(Chief Innovation Officer)

Co-founded AASL, and then co-founded and was CEO of MRD-IT solutions and SafelyGuard.

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