The first step to accessing financing is to acquire capacity. We believe that responsible financing starts with understanding financial concepts needed to manage your money effectively and developing the confidence to engage with the financial ecosystem. Our digital content can be deployed at scale - through large institutions that serve hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs.
After acquiring capacity, small business owners can start tracking their daily activities to amass credit history. We make financial documents available at the touch of a button - no specialised knowledge required.
In development - coming 2019!
With additional capacity and credit history, small business owners will be ready to access financing from lenders. Our credit score takes into account alternative sources of data such as real-time payment activity and behavioural information, providing institutions with the ability to lend with confidence.
In development - coming 2019!
Katherine is passionate about applying tech to address informational asymmetries that create an uneven playing field. She draws upon a diverse background that spans research and work in law, tech, and healthcare.
After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she caught the start up bug and spent time building early-stage ventures in San Francisco. As a management consultant, she advised F1000 and California government executives on how to design organisations ready to cope with change. Katherine has also given talks on social enterprises and how to pitch to investors at the Basic Science in Transplantation Meeting and African Business Institute.
She received her MBA from the University of Oxford and was awarded a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Marisha has an international career in policy and technology, specialising in emerging markets. An economist by training, her early career was rooted in policy design and implementation at the Malaysian Central Bank. Later, she joined Southeast Asia's unicorn startup Grab and then an insurance startup, Edirect Insure to develop consumer tech products for Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan & Hong Kong.
Marisha has 15+ years of experience in the social impact sector - beginning at the age of 9 as a national TV show host. Since then, she has worked with local organisations and international NGOs from UNICEF to the Oxford Development Consultancy. Most recently, she led a 3-year corporate volunteer program focused on financial literacy for female urban poor entrepreneurs.
Marisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University College of London (UCL) and an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Alan is dedicated to creating an ecosystem that addresses the challenges of ecological and technical revolution. He acts as a director, advisor, and mentor to a portfolio of education and healthcare tech businesses located across the world, from London and Berlin to Beijing and New York.
Prior to his current CEO positions at Beautiful Minds and Tallstick and Chairman at Generic Robotics, Alan was the Director of Apple Education EMEA and later Asia, leading the team responsible for building and launching Education Podcasting throughout the UK, Europe, and China. He is also Director of BASF Digital at the University of Applied Sciences located in Berlin.
Alan is a member of the advisory board of the 8GT Fund and an 8GT partner, as well as a mentor at Microsoft Ventures, Telefonica WAYRA Accelerator, Founders Factory and Start Up Bootcamp IOT in London.