Thursday, March 03, 2022

Revolut: Building a Global Ecosystem From the Start

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While other fintechs seek to establish a beachhead in a specific region or category, UK-based Revolut is looking to build a global ecosystem from the start.

Looking ahead, the company needs to continue launching new products and more efficiently acquire new customers while also evolving how it operates as a global firm. If it does that, it has a shot to finally realize its vision of becoming a successful global financial super app.

Read the interview with Revolut's CFO Mikko Salovaara.

A little bit about Mikko, considered one of the youngest CFOs of a global company:

I’m from New Jersey originally. I grew up on the East Coast of the United States. I joined a firm called 3G Capital when I graduated from school. I worked there in investments in the private- and public-equity sides of 3G’s business. Then went to work at Kraft Heinz, one of the portfolio companies for 3G. I did that in Asia—out of China and then out of Singapore. Then I moved to Chicago, returned to 3G, and then my wife and I moved to London. I worked briefly with Elliott Management, the hedge fund, and then joined Revolut.

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