Co-founder and CEO of inFund, Alessio Marinelli, knows how to get a project off the ground – he’s a rocket scientist on the side, after all! When he hasn’t been busy amusing himself in pursuit of an Applied PhD, he’s exercised his astute technological thinking in the Fintech sector, helping businesses launch and grow.
Alessio built his trade in and amongst the Big Four consultancy firms, first as a management consultant and ultimately as Head of Data Analytics at KPMG in Hong Kong and China. Most recently, he served as the CTO of a Hong Kong-based FinTech company with additional operations in Singapore, the Philippines and the UK, where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the technology as well as the launch of the London-based business.
Over the course of the last 20 years, Alessio kept bumping into fellow cappuccino aficionado and now Co-founder and COO, Max Mortimer. Max also has extensive experience supporting business growth and advising on strategy. He spent 17+ years at the top of business, first as COO and then as Managing Director for a nationwide, private education company delivering training for the UK government. He went from creating just one small training venue to creating venues in 14 UK towns and cities, with 3,000+ new candidates each year and a t/o of £12m. Prior to inFund, Max was Managing Director of a business-to-business direct lender in the UK market, where he oversaw the business launch and go-to-market strategy – from cradle to birth.
Though busy with different careers, Alessio and Max had vowed they would one day start a business together. The decision to build inFund ignited from recognizing a need for greater support to Small Businesses through the provision of growth lending, clear and relevant business information that would provide opportunity to grow.
Co-founder and CEO, Alessio Marinelli
“With years of previous experience in raising commercial finance it was obvious to me that a new perspective was needed. The traditional approach to lending no longer serves the customer. In building a smart system, where real-time data can help unlock much-need investment and funding, we’ve designed inFund to work with all types of needs”
Co-founder and COO, Max Mortimer
“For several years now we’ve lived with historically low interest rates. This means that the traditional lenders have struggled, but instead of being innovative they’ve just made things harder for business owners. We knew there was a better way, for all concerned, that’s why inFund was created.”