Manigo


#1

Just saw these guys pop up on Crowdcube, the pitch sounds along the same lines at the marketplace concept we are all aware of, but with a UI that looks rather similar to that of another competitor, in my opinion :slight_smile: They claim to have “The most functional multi currency account to date”, with ‘smart’ features like

ManigoCard™ automatically uses the right currency and helps you eliminate your bank’s hidden fees and inflated exchange rates


#2

The Manigo Wallet can only be topped up from bank accounts in your name or from your regular employer via salary payments. They do not offer a fully functional bank account with third party payments, i.e. deposits from family or friends, or refunds from utility companies.


#3

Sounds like they wanted to call it Mango but weren’t allowed to and ended up with an awful bastardisation of it, like some other fintechs that shall go unnamed :thinking: :mondo: it’s crazy that there are so many banks of the future that you can’t even name them anymore as everything is taken!
Surprised to see that manigo (Lol) has barely raised a penny on Crowdcube. Another non-starter?


(Danny) #4

Sounds more like Mangina tbh :eyes:


(Nick) #5

The first thing I thought of was ‘Mandingo’, which isn’t great. I don’t know what they were thinking of when picking names. It’s down there with branding attempts from The Apprentice.


(Andre Borie) #6

That card and logo looks awful in my opinion.


(Simon B) #7

The first thing I thought of was the legendary street basketball player Earl “The Goat” Manigault, who had his life story made into a film starring Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker and Clarence Williams III. It was Cheadle’s first leading role and is a great movie. Legend has it that “The Goat” could jump so high he could touch the top of the backboard.


#8

I did NOT see that coming.

Overall, I’d say the team need some creative input for a full refresh of their presentation. Feels a bit stock photography and disjointed.

BUT fair play to people taking the leap and launching a business. Good luck, but it’s going to be a tough fight.


(Eve) #9

I thought it was “Man, I go”. Or manygo. Either way it’s a bit of a weird mouthful to say. Not very impressed with the look of it on there.


(Kevyn) #10

Looks exactly like Revolut with a darker purple branding.