Ky Nichol, CEO of fellow Accelerator graduate Cutover, also said that Rise had been fundamental to his company’s growth: “It’s allowed us to extend our geographic reach, and we’re set to open in New York in 2018. But our HQ will be right here,” Nichol said to cheers, “in Rise London.”
Harte told the crowd that Rise’s mission was to “reinvent financial services, create new value for customers, new revenue, new markets, and new opportunities to scale”. He added: “For us, the more vibrant we make the fintech community, the greater the value contribution to customers and shareholders as well as to the financial services sector as a whole."
Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK, said: “Being here and seeing this come alive has been an incredible journey. Innovation is in our DNA, and it’s events like this and teams like this that give you the courage to take on the battle and say that we’re going to keep on the cutting edge and define what the future looks like.”