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

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 at -

Matthew Syed

Times Journalist, Broadaster, Author

  • 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
Oliver Prill, CEO at Tide

Oliver Prill


Ishaan Malhi, Founder & CEO at Trussle

Ishaan Malhi

Founder & CEO

Michael Rolph, Founder & CEO at YoYo Wallet

Michael Rolph

Founder & CEO
YoYo Wallet

Angelie Panteli, Chief Financial Officer at LendInvest

Angelie Panteli

Chief Financial Officer

Ross Gallagher

Delivery Lead

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

Rob Ellice


Abba Newbery, CMO at Habito

Abba Newbery


Kim Humborstad, Founder & CGO at Zwipe

Kim Humborstad

Founder & CGO

Carrie Osman, Founder & CEO at Cruxy & Co

Carrie Osman

Founder & CEO
Cruxy & Co

Simon Redgrove


  • 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
Steven Mendel, Founder at Bought by Many

Steven Mendel

Bought by Many

Neil Costigan, Co-Founder at Behaviosec

Neil Costigan


Stephen Lemon, Co-Founder and Vice President of Corporate Development at Currencycloud

Stephen Lemon

Co-Founder and Vice President of Corporate Development

Rich Wagner, CEO at Cashplus

Rich Wagner


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

  • 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
Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth & Communications, at OakNorth

Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth & Communications,

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.