Great to see London’s fintech scene continuing to boom – raising $4.5bn of capital last year and seeing a record technology IPO (Wise) at $11bn.
Even more encouraging to see the rise of greener fintech and ‘tech for good’. In a world where European companies are reaching the Unicorn status faster and faster, the competition for exceptional talent becomes fierce. This is where mission-first companies are on a winning path.
The mission beyond making profit is what we are seeing as a real attraction point for exceptional candidates considering joining European start-ups. The context of a global pandemic has encouraged many executives to reflect on the broader purpose of their career – beyond picking up significant RSUs at the big tech firms.
This is all round positive news – not just for European tech, but for the planet!
“Over the last five years, we’ve seen a shift from pure focus on profit maximisation to now delivering profits with a purpose”