Introducing Warren Nell, TableCrowd ambassador for FinTech

We’re introducing Ambassadors to TableCrowd, who are passionate about their sector or industry.

This means there will be someone with their ear to the ground on the most interesting speakers, as well as a face you’ll recognise at every dinner for that industry. Find out more about Ambassadors here. Our FinTech Ambassador is Warren Nell. We interviewed him to find out a bit more about him and his business:

 

Explain what you do in one sentence?

Together with the fantastic team at Previse, we’re helping suppliers get paid, instantly.

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What were you doing before your current role?

Before joining Previse in September, I completed my MBA at Cass Business School where I was President of the Cass FinTech Society and prior to the MBA I spent 8 years working in financial services in London and Johannesburg.

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What will 2018 bring?

With a bit of luck, so many new experiences.

After a year of being a full-time student again, I’m really excited to be working at Previse and being part of an amazing team that’s making a meaningful impact to small and medium businesses in the UK. I’m looking forward to growing TableCrowd’s FinTech community and hosting more incredible speakers, as well as becoming more active in London’s FinTech community.

On a personal level I set myself a goal on completing one marathon each year and after completing the Frankfurt in October, I would relish the opportunity to tackle the London Marathon again (fingers crossed I’m successful in the ballot!). I’m not a natural wordsmith but I’d love to give blogging a go.

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1 piece of advice for someone starting a business in your sector?

I think FinTech has attracted an incredible amount of investment over the past few years and that investment has attracted talent, opportunity and media coverage. Educate yourself on the movers and shakers in FinTech whether it’s by listening to 11:FS’s FinTech Insider podcast or following Innovate Finance on Twitter, or checking into the Fintech Finance webpage – there’s no shortage of content out there.   

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Not considering Previse, what are your favourite FinTech businesses?

That’s a really tricky one because different businesses appeal for different reasons. I think, in no particular order, here’s 3 that are top of mind:

11:FS – In just a few short years David and the team have had an incredible impact on the FinTech scene. With  offices in the UK, Asia, America, and soon to be South Africa, they are influencing the way blue chip banks around the world design, build and deliver their digital offering. Plus Ollie and the media team are are producing some really interesting podcasts.

Seedrs – I’ll qualify this by opening with the fact that I interned at Seedrs during the summer. That aside, as someone who is interested in early-stage investing, I think it’s fantastic that retail investors like myself can engage with founders through the platform, invest in start-ups and then divest those investments through Seedrs’ Secondary Market.

Revolut – I don’t know anyone at Revoult so from a pure outsiders’ perspective I think they’ve done a super job at identifying and appealing to a certain customer base and then developing and deploying some really innovative products for those customers. Revoult CEO Nikolay Storonsky has also been really vocal about the rigorous work ethic required from Revoult’s employees which is not something you often hear from start-up CEOs.

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What’s your favourite London restaurant?

I recently had Sunday lunch at Petersham Nurseries in Richmond – it was extraordinary!

 

*You can follow Warren on Twitter or you can connect on LinkedIn.*

 

Our next FinTech dinner is coming up! Get the details here:

Dine with Head of Growth and Operations at Zego >> Scaling after series A

 

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