This is finzy’s origin story. Every superhero, super-villain and successful startup seems to have one. Not that we see ourselves as any of these things (yet!), but if you had to create an identity for yourself, why not something extraordinary and special.
How did it begin?
It started with Amit More. Amit is Founder and CEO of Finzy. But in 2015, Amit was still someone who only dreamt of transforming the world of peer to peer lending. A ‘mild’ mannered banker by day, Amit was passionate about the alternate financing industry, especially consumer and SME lending. And when one day, in April 2016 when RBI published a consultation paper on Peer to Peer (P2P) lending, Amit had found his purpose!
After extensive research, analyzing global developments in P2P lending industry and studying the Indian lending landscape, Amit submitted his representations to RBI. He visualised a product that he felt would transform the space of peer to peer lending. To bring it to reality, required a seasoned professional who had shipped successful technology products.
Enter Abhinandan! Abhinandan a.k.a Abhi is now co-founder and Head of Product & Technology at Finzy. Back in 2016, Abhi was Practice Lead at ThoughtWorks. Both Amit and Abhi were confident that lending space was ripe for major changes and has tremendous scope to incorporate alternate methods of analyzing credit risk. The key was to use disruptive technologies to create a compelling value proposition for borrowers and lenders.
And that’s how finzy was born.
Here’s more about the people behind finzy!
Amit More is Founder and CEO of Finzy. He’s an unquestionable expert in the Indian Banking & Financial Services industry with over a decade of experience in a wide variety of organisations across commercial banks (ICICI), investment banks (Credit Suisse AG) as well as at Non Banking Financial Companies (Edelweiss). While Amit studied to be a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from FMS, Delhi, his true genius is showcased in his food.
Abhinandan Sangam a.k.a Abhi is Co-Founder and heads Product & Technology at Finzy. Having worked with organizations like ThoughtWorks, Sabre, MindTree, Siemens & Amadeus, Abhi loves creating products that matter to consumers. Abhi likes traveling and exploring new beaches with his 3 year old daughter. He and his wife still remain young at heart, romancing over sitcoms and stand-up comedy.
Vishwas Dixit a.k.a Vishu is co-founder & Heads Sales & Marketing at Finzy. He has about 23 years of Sales, Marketing & Distribution experience and is an expert in market expansion projects, pan-India channel management, CRM and Dealer Profitability. Having worked with organizations like Toyota, TVS and Dunlop, Vishwas’ passion to deliver more had made him a ‘break through specialist’. He cherishes travel which include long drives with his wife and two kids.
Apoorv Gawde is Head of Product at Finzy. Apoorv has over a decade of experience in building products and has created and delivered products across different domains. However, having started his career as a Business Analyst with ThoughtWorks, he best identifies himself best as a Storyteller. An obsessive movie geek, an avid board game connoisseur and an impulsive traveller, Apoorv is enthusiastic about anything that involves journeys and stories.