Co-founder and CEO of InFund.
Fintech describes a business that aims at providing financial services by making use of software and modern technology. Fintech companies directly compete with banks in most areas of the financial sector to sell financial services and solutions to customers. Mostly due to regulatory reasons and their internal strucutres, banks still struggle to keep up with fintech startups in terms of innovation speed. Fintechs have realized early that financial services of all kinds – including money transfer, lending, investing, payments – need to seamlessly integrate in the lives and work of tech-savvy and sophisticated customers to stay relevant in a digitalised world.
About Alessio Marinelli
Co-founder and CEO of inFund, Alessio Marinelli, knows how to get a project off the ground – he’s a rocket scientist on the side, after all! When he hasn’t been busy amusing himself in pursuit of an Applied PhD, he’s exercised his astute technological thinking in the Fintech sector, helping businesses launch and grow. Alessio built his trade in and amongst the Big Four consultancy firms, first as a management consultant and ultimately as Head of Data Analytics at KPMG in Hong Kong and China. Most recently, he served as the CTO of a Hong Kong-based FinTech company with additional operations in Singapore, the Philippines and the UK, where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the technology as well as the launch of the London-based business.