The FinTech Investor Forum is pleased to announce the first four of the leading investors speaking at its exclusive event.
Taking place in London on November 24th, this senior-level event brings together FinTech’s most-active investors, knowledgeable CEO and exciting businesses. The opportunity to network and connect with the space’s leading funds and founders will ensure an unequalled return on investment for all attendees.
The first high-level investors announced for the Forum are:
Partner, Balderton Capital
Joining Balderton Capital in 2009, Rob Moffat was promoted to partner in 2015. Balderton is the leading VC focussed on early-stage tech investing in Europe, having invested in more than 160 companies over 16 years with multiple billion-dollar exits including Betfair, MySQL and Yoox.
Focussing on the FinTech sector, in particular insurance and retail financial services, Rob is currently a board director or observer with six portfolio companies: Nutmeg, Prodigy Finance, Carwow, Wooga, Patients Know Best and Rentify.
Prior to joining Balderton, Rob worked for Google in London, as a manager in the European Strategy and Operations team, where he worked on the early stages of was Google’s insurance comparison product. He started his career with five years in strategy consulting with Bain and holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Statistics from Cambridge.
Managing Director, BlackFin
Co-founding Blackfin in 2009, Paul Mizrahi focuses on capital markets, distribution and internet finance subsectors. After closing its second buyout fund at $445m earlier this year, BlackFin redoubled its interests in the FinTech space with a $133m venture fund dedicated to financial technology.
Paul began his career on the trading floors of major banking groups in France and abroad, before taking a more entrepreneurial path and building up a successful track record in business startups, expansions and divestments.
From September 2007 to September 2008, he acted as an angel investor through his company Capital Cube, focusing mainly on the Internet sector (but excluding financial services) and as a senior adviser to private equity funds on financial services deals.
Paul has dual French and Swedish nationality and is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. He currently sits on the boards of Kepler Cheuvreux, Comparadise, Chiarezza, Finanzen and LSA.
CEO & Founder, Orange Growth Capital
Radboud Vlaar is a founding partner at Orange Growth Capital (OGC), a VC firm focused on FinTech opportunities across Europe and Asia.
Founded in Q3 2013 the firm is present in Amsterdam, London and Singapore and has made 11 investments to date. Among these include companies such as Zopa, Moni, Knip, BUX, Salviol and Komparu.
Before going on to found OGC, Radboud spend 10 years as partner at McKinsey & Company, focused on financial services and private equity. Prior to McKinsey Radboud worked at TPG, where he worked on M&A and supported the set-up of a venture Fund. Radboud achieved 4 master degrees from the University of Groningen.
An experienced entrepreneur himself, Radboud has co-founded three companies in security, big data and construction. He still sits on the Board of one of business analytics tool LinkBundle.
General Partner, Northzone
A general partner at Northzone, Jeppe Zink counts almost two decades’ worth of experience as a VC focussing particularly on mobile and FinTech businesses.
With four offices globally, Northzone was founded in Stockholm in 1996 and is the leading investor in Scandinavian tech counting $8bn-valued Spotify, as well as European payments firm iZettle among its portfolio. The firm has made more than 118 investments to date, 9 of which it has seen through to IPOs.
Originally from Denmark, Jeppe is now based in London and counts Trustpilot, MarketInvoice, CornerJob and Wallapop among his portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Northzone, Jeppe worked as a partner at Amadeus Capital and Deutsche Bank, where he helped to found the banks’ DB Capital investment arm.
He holds a combined bachelors in economics and politics from Durham University and a Masters in economics.