Brandon Timinsky

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Brandon T. Timinsky
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Born (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991 (age 31)
EducationUniversity of Miami, Florida International University
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur, Speaker
Known forFounder of SadaPay
WebsiteOfficial website

Brandon Timinsky is an American entrepreneur and public speaker. Brandon co-founded GasNinjas,[1] a fuel delivery startup acquired by Silicon Valley-based Exajoule.[2][3] Timinsky's previous projects include a digital agency, social media marketing services, two real estate technology platforms, wearables, and an automotive focused e-commerce business.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Timinsky was born and raised in Miami. While a freshman in high-school at Gulliver Schools, he taught himself basic programming skills and started his first business at the age of 15, a viral third-party application on Twitter for gaining followers.[5][self-published source?] Timinsky went on to study Economics at Florida International University and then continued to the University of Miami Business School for marketing, but dropped out to pursue his business endeavors.[6]


In 2018, an old friend from university invited Timinsky to visit Pakistan.[6] Attracted to the high rate of smartphone adoption and a sizable unbanked population, Timinsky decided to launch a neobank to disrupt local banking by targeting Pakistan's freelancer and remittances markets.[6][7] About 87% of Pakistanis are excluded from the formal financial system.[8]

In partnership with MasterCard, SadaPay[9] is issuing physical debit cards tied to a digital wallet.[8] Brandon is joined by senior-level Pakistani ex-bankers, and a foreign technology team which includes the former CTO of Gojek's financial services division.[10][11] Retired Finance Secretary, Waqar Masood Khan, serves as SadaPay's Chairman of the Board.[12]

Inspired by Travis Kalanick of Uber, Timinsky co-founded GasNinjas in 2015 with Barret Hammond.[2] The business was merged with Exajoule, an energy company.[2]


  1. ^ Torres, Carla (July 2016). "Making GasNinjas an Overnight Success". Soho House Magazine No. 35. London, U.K.:
  2. ^ a b c GasNinjas Acquisition Announcement in Haute Living Magazine
  3. ^ "GasNinjas App Provides On-Demand Fuel Delivery to South Florida Residents". Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  4. ^ NBC6 Features Segment on On-demand Fuel Delivery App
  5. ^ Miami Herald - 6 takeaways from Startup Grind talk by GasNinjas co-founder
  6. ^ a b c Hassan, Taimoor (2020-04-04). "What's an American serial entrepreneur doing in Pakistan? Changing the way you bank, that's what". Profit by Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  7. ^ Talal, Syed (17 April 2020). "This US Entrepreneur Wants to Disrupt International Payments in Pakistan". Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  8. ^ a b "SadaPay to offer online payments through MasterCard network, international deposits". The Nation. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  9. ^ "Pakistan based Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Now Approved by State Bank to Launch Pilot Operations". Crowdfund Insider. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  10. ^ July 2020, 6th (2020-07-06). "Pakistani fintech SadaPay lands CTO from Indonesian unicorn Gojek". FinTech Futures. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  11. ^ Hassan, Taimoor (2020-02-05). "SadaPay, another mobile wallet, aims to disrupt local banking". Profit by Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  12. ^ "Pakistani fintech SadaPay gets in-principle approval from country's central bank to launch mobile wallet". MENAbytes. 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2020-08-24.