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Curve CTO to leave the fintech after four years

Curve chief technology officer, Matt Collinge, is set to leave the payments fintech after almost four years.

Collinge first joined Curve in December 2017, arriving from comparethemarket.com, where he had been a technology and architecture director.

The CTO writes on social media: “Some of the highlights during my time at Curve that will stay with me include completing two successful funding rounds [and] scaling the team in the technology and product functions from fifteen to over 200.”

Collinge also makes mention of the 2020 Wirecard scandal. He says it saw Curve’s employees engaged in an “impromptu 60-hour hackathon” to get its services back online.

He adds: “It has been an exciting and challenging time but most of all it has been great fun, which is largely due to the awesomely talented, stoic and most hard-working people that I have had the pleasure of working alongside.”

In May this year, Curve raised £9.9 million in a crowdfunding round hosted on CrowdCube. More than 4,000 retail investors took part.

Curve also intends to expand internationally across the US and deeper into Europe. The start-up is live in 31 markets today through licences from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Bank of Lithuania.

The fintech plans to grow its workforce by around 60% this year – the equivalent to hiring at least 200 employees.


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