Funding Circle analyst joins fintech VC


Former Funding Circle analyst Robert Dowell is amongst a raft of recent hires at fintech-focused enterprise capital enterprise Kin Group.

Dowell has been named a funds companies affiliate on the London-based agency. He was beforehand a funds operations analyst at Funding Circle.

Kin Group has additionally introduced one other six new hires, together with two newly-created senior positions, because it responds to rising demand for its companies.

Clarissa Mckay has been named head of consumer service, whereas Max Facey has joined the corporate as head of service improvement.

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On the agency’s fund servicing arm, Kin Fund Providers, former FNZ govt Sophie Hare has been employed as a fund companies affiliate, working alongside Dowell.

Marlon St George and Daniel Letchford have been appointed as fund companies assistant, and fund companies affiliate, respectively. Andreea Andrei has joined as trainee firm secretary.

“We spent the primary 12 months of the enterprise working in a cramped spare bed room, as a result of we couldn’t afford an workplace,” stated Richard Hoskins, Kin Group co-principal.

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“Rising with out exterior funding, particularly creating our know-how, has been robust. However, being money constrained has compelled us to be lean and environment friendly.

“Effectivity round expenditure is one thing that overly funded fintechs sometimes fail at.”

Kin Group makes use of its proprietary know-how to assist asset managers launch, function and repair enterprise capital funds.

Co-principal Christian Elmes stated that the corporate is nicely on its approach to taking care of greater than £1bn of enterprise capital property.

“We’re usually the primary place UK VCs come when seeking to enhance the extent of service they provide their shoppers,” stated Elmes.

“This progress has come purely from phrase of mouth and consumer referrals. We don’t have a gross sales or advertising workforce. Initially this was as a result of we couldn’t afford one. Now with plenty of comfortable shoppers saying good issues about us, we don’t want one.”

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