PROJECT IMAGINE

The revolution hasn't happened yet

One hundred billion dollars invested in fintech…

Global Fintech financing activity
Source: Accenture / CB insights

… and despite substantial spend, no financial institution is modernised…

Annual technology investment by banks
Source: Celent

… and no consumer is truly better off.

UK consumer credit and savings rates:
% of disposable income
Source: Accenture / CB insights
TWO PROBLEMS

WHY?

For consumers, long-term saving is elusive while easy access to credit fuels instant consumption

For most financial institutions, despite heavy investment, modernisation remains insurmountably complex

Dozens

Making saving easier and more rewarding for consumers

Project Imagine

Pi1

One API. One Contract. Multiple solutions. For banks and fintechs

Founded by Aritra Chakravarty

AC founded Project Imagine after 13 years in various roles at HSBC across New York, London and Hong Kong, in Investment Banking, Private Banking, Strategy and COO roles.

Most recently, he setup HSBC’s Wealth Digital team from scratch, building a team from 0 - 300 and designing and delivering 7x product launches in 18 months.

AC is an alumnus of Stanford GSB, London Business School and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

With a passion for all things gadgety, his alterego ‘Dave’ is also the office IT help.

His vision is to create an equitable and financially savvy world.

Supported by our experienced VPs

Everyone in our leadership team has come from a well
established career in their industry. However it’s not enough
to be an expert, all our VPs must show a great understanding
of people and an ability to grow and nurture their respective
teams and PI culture.

GEMMA STEEL

General Counsel & Head of Financial Product Innovation

Funds lawyer with 14+ years experience across BlackRock, Morgan Stanely and Source

ARMAN FALLAH

VP Risk & Compliance

Risk Specialist with 10+ years across rgulatory roles; previously Head of Risk at Monzo and Lead Supervisor at PRA

IGOR TOMYCH

VP Technology

Full Stack Engineer with 15+ years experience building mobile products and secure platforms

NAS RADEV

VP Data

Data Engineer with 10+ years experience in building cutting edge data platforms from scratch

ELEANOR HASLER

VP Growth, Communications & Investor Relations

Generalist with 6+ years experience in Recruitment and Product Mgmt for a PropTech (helping reach $10m valuation)

JULIA EARTHROWL

VP Brand & Storytelling

Branding Creative with 12+ years experience in leading Advertising agencies

HIIA IMMONEN

VP Design & Experience

Digital Designer with 15+ years experience designing digital interactions

KATJA LICHTENSTEIN

VP Community Research & Smart Distribution

Urbanist with 15+ years urban mobility and design experience; Member of Mayor’s Smart London Board

Delivered by our unconventional team

Our 40-strong team in London have
come from different backgrounds and
professions, bringing not only a variety of
skills but also unique perspectives on
money. We proudly have a strong
emphasis on values and culture.

About the team

  • 22 to 60 years old
  • 60%+ female
  • 20+ nationalities
  • 30+ languages
  • 50%+ not from finance

About the culture

  • Values > Performance
  • No CVs during hiring
  • Fully transparent comms
  • Transparent salaries
  • Transparent revenue model

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