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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Christoph Rieche is co-founder and CEO of iwoca, one of Europe's leading fintech companies. Iwoca has reinvented small business lending by breaking down the barriers that stand between small businesses and finance, using tech to eliminate the cost and complexity associated with traditional business finance. iwoca provides short-term finance to SMEs, and to date, has raised over $150m in investment. Partnering with Lloyds, iwoca became the first ever business lender to connect with any of the UK’s nine largest banks under the open banking initiative. iwoca are now on a mission to fund 1m small businesses – 100,000 of them in the next five years!
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders, CEOs and management working in the fintech and finance sectors.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!
The dinner conversation will be…
Christoph Rieche is a leading figure within the fintech sector. Participating in initiatives such as the G20 SME Finance Working Group and other public sector roundtables, he has played a formative role in the evolution of technology driven financing. Take this opportunity to hear from and dine with Christoph who will share all on:
✓ Using tech to disrupt a traditional business sector.
✓ How open banking will further disrupt the business and personal banking sector.
✓ Key mistakes and lessons learnt from founding a fintech startup.
✓ Raising big to scale.
✓ The goal to fund 1m small businesses – 100,000 of them in the next five years!
Who is Christoph Rieche?
Christoph Rieche, co-founder and CEO of iwoca, one of Europe's leading fintech companies. iwoca has reinvented small business lending by breaking down the barriers that stand between small businesses and finance and their award-winning technology makes credit available to small businesses in a couple of clicks. Christoph oversees the day-to-day operations, finance, strategy and long-term vision for iwoca. Christoph was previously vice president at Goldman Sachs in fixed income, currencies & commodities.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
Christoph Rieche is co-founder and CEO of iwoca, one of Europe's leading fintech companies. iwoca has reinvented small business lending by breaking down the barriers that stand between small businesses and finance and their award-winning technology makes credit available to small businesses in a couple of clicks. Christoph oversees the day-to-day operations, finance, strategy and long-term vision for iwoca.
Prior to founding iwoca in 2011, Christoph was a vice president at Goldman Sachs in fixed income, currencies & commodities. Christoph graduated in management from HEC Lausanne and the London School of Economics.
In the first quarter of 2018, iwoca approved 3,500 small businesses for credit facilities, far more than any other challenger bank, and nearly matching HSBC or Barclays business overdraft approvals. Now, under the open banking partnership with Lloyds, they will speed up the lender’s already swift application process for Lloyds customers, reducing the time spent submitting bank information to less than 60 seconds.
One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.
The Ambassador for our FinTech & Finance Community is Warren Neil, who works at Previse, the machine learning powered platform transforming global B2B commerce to cash-on-invoice.
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