FinTech Founders Forum

Day 1: Wednesday 5th December 2018

The FinTech Founders Forum is a special half-day event purely for founders and CxOs of fintech start ups that are entering fast growth mode.

The agenda has been created from the results of research conducted with business leaders from start ups and covers the major issues they face as they begin to scale, including access to funding, talent acquisition & retention, effective leadership styles, cash-flow modelling, and customer engagement & commercial strategy.

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Tom Shave - Partner, Smith and Williamson

Tom Shave

Partner
Smith and Williamson

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Opening Keynote: Growth mindsets, black box thinking and authentic leadership styles

Matthew Syed - Times Journalist, Broadaster, Author, -
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Matthew Syed

Times Journalist, Broadaster, Author
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  • How to loosen the leadership reins once you have employed your second layer of leadership/middle management
  • Staying opportunity-focused as the leadership team become one step removed from the ‘coal face’
  • Balancing fundraising with effective day-2-day business management
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Oliver Prill

CEO
Tide

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Ishaan Malhi

Founder & CEO
Trussle

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Michael Rolph

Founder & CEO
YoYo Wallet

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Angelie Panteli

Chief Financial Officer
LendInvest

Ross Gallagher

Delivery Lead
11:FS

  • Managing cashflow and overheads during fast growth mode
  • Planning for international expansion
  • Prioritising core objectives and retaining commercial focus
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Rob Ellice

Founder
EasyProperty

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Abba Newbery

CMO
Habito

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Kim Humborstad

Founder & CGO
Zwipe

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Carrie Osman

Founder & CEO
Cruxy & Co

Simon Redgrove

Co-Founder
Munnypot

  • Maintaining culture and effective communication across distributed teams and multiple offices
  • Retaining an entrepreneurial value-based culture during and after growth
  • Challenges when moving from a scenario-based decision making model to systemic operational process
  • Sharing tribal knowledge between launch teams and new employees
  • How to attract and retain talent both at leadership and operational levels
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Steven Mendel

Founder
Bought by Many

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Neil Costigan

Co-Founder
Behaviosec

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Stephen Lemon

Co-Founder and Vice President of Corporate Development
Currencycloud

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Rich Wagner

CEO
Cashplus

Victoria Hernandez

Head of Investment Committee
Rising Tide Europe

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Keynote address: From start-up to a profitable billion-dollar company in just two years: how we did it and what we learned along the way

Valentina Kristensen - Director of Growth & Communications,, ACORN OakNorth
  • Striking the right balance between automation and face-to-face interaction
  • An entrepreneurial approach: learning to co-exist and co-operate with other challengers in the industry
  • New technologies: how we’re leveraging AI, cloud, and big data to unlock the potential in bespoke SME lending
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Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth & Communications,
ACORN OakNorth

To apply for a pass to attend the FinTech Founders Forum visit here. Please kindly note this dedicated conference is exclusively for founders and CxOs of fintech start-ups that are entering fast growth mode.