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Ring Capital is a tech and digital fund positioned on the growth private equity segment. The fund has more than 165M€ to invest in the next 4 years years in digital scale-up through minority stakes of 1 to 15 million euros. The founders are Geoffroy Bragadir, a successful web entrepreneur (founder and ex-CEO d’Empruntis) and Nicolas Celier, former Partner of Alven Capital. They are backed by an outstanding operational team (CTO ex-Criteo, webmarketing and data experts, etc.) and a community of experienced entrepreneurs, CEOs and CTOs dedicated to the growth of companies in the portfolio. Ring Capital LPs are AG2R La Mondiale, Bpifrance, BRED, Danone, ProBTP, SWEN, Tikehau Capital and institutional and private investors.

TempoCap is a leading pan-European technology investor in fast-growing sizeable businesses. TempoCap offers primary capital for companies to accelerate growth as well as attractive and flexible liquidity solutions for sellers (entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporates). In addition to single asset investments, TempoCap advised funds acquire secondary direct investments by purchasing entire portfolios of investments from various type of investors including venture capital funds, corporates, banks or prominent business angels.

Bpifrance is the French national investment bank: it finances businesses – at every stage of their development – through loans, guarantees, equity investments and export insurances. Bpifrance also provides extra-financial services (training, consultancy) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…).

Innovation for the energy and digital revolution.

David Christie - CEO

Prior to joining Bleckwen, and with c20 years in financial services, I spent the last 12 years working as COO in cross border payments space, in both C2C, B2C and B2B so gained a global and holistic view of the challenges of managing Fraud and AML from a multi-jurisdictional, technology and business process perspective in probably one of the highest risk sectors. Managing the ever increasing cost of run and change within financial services organisations against an ever changing threat landscape has meant technology, more than ever, is becoming more critical to not only ensure base compliance but also manage cost more effectively whilst delivering higher levels of consistency, reducing errors and improving customer experience.

Andrew Reid - CRO

Ex-MD and highly experienced Global Transaction Banker with over 20 years spent working at Deutsche Bank where he held various managerial positions working in UK, Europe and the US. A global payments and digital banking expert, his most recent responsibilities included heading the European Corporate Cash Management business for 4+ years and also leading a Global Market Management and Governance function within the Bank’s Central Digital Office. Now Chief Revenue Officer for Bleckwen, overseeing all Sales/Marketing and driving the International Business Growth Strategy. Andrew has a BA Hons from Exeter University and a GMP from Harvard Business School.

Leonardo Noleto - Head of Data

Leonardo Noleto has more than 10 years in the technology industry, with focused expertise in data science and software development. Before joining Bleckwen, he worked for startups and large established companies such KPMG and OVH, delivering actionable insights from data and leveraging predictive analytics. Leonardo is convinced that the use of Machine Learning methods, combined with the business expertise of analysts, is a decisive asset to defeat financial crime. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence.

François Saulnier - Director of Engineering

With his experience in software engineering and information system consulting, François works with large public institutions, such as the Ministry of the Interior, as well as start-ups, on programs to modernize and overhaul infrastructures and software systems. He brings to Bleckwen his expertise in software engineering and team leadership, to organize, optimize and expand Bleckwen’s software development team. François has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science with a specialisation in Real Time systems.

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Bleckwen get the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Bleckwen has received the European Regional Development Fund in recognition of its R&D effort, investing in state-of-the-art explainable AI-based systems for use in financial crime detection.

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EBA Winter Academy

David Christie, Bleckwen's CEO, is invited by EBA to participate to their Winter Academy 2019 "The Payment After Tomorrow: Creating Value".

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Authorised Push Payment Fraud : the perfect storm that devastates lives

The rise of Faster Payments networks and growing customer expectations of a friction-free banking experience is creating the ideal conditions for APP Fraud. Learn how to defeat them.

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