Founded by fintech venture capitalists, led by gritty entrepreneurs
The Arival family is diverse, authentically imperfect, and all about fintech. Arival is an internal venture spun out of Life.SREDA, a venture capital fund that invested in & sold digital banks that were pioneers in the space. Surely, you will find fintech experts and bankers on the squad, but also tech engineers, proven innovators, and 20-something year old entrepreneurs with big dreams & bigger execution skills. In every way, we embrace the startup mentality.
We're on a mission to bring a new level of banking services to the backbone of our economy: small to medium-sized businesses.
Abnormal is the new normal — in the world of banking & beyond
Arival was founded in 2017 by a dynamic trifecta consisting of two seasoned fintech venture capitalists and one young fintech entrepreneur. Regarded for the team's prior investments in pioneer digital banks such as Simple, Moven, Fidor, & RocketBank - they decided it was time to take the bull by the horns & build their own.
1. Understanding our customers better than any other bank.
2. GPS thinking: we believe solutions should be delivered real time based on what the customer needs in the current moment and in the future.
3. Bold risk-taking (we wouldn't be here today without it).
Our 3 core values
Thanks to the emergence of innovative financial technology ("fintech") companies, we know amazing financial tools and banking products already exist. There is no reason to compete with these successful products or companies. Instead, we intend to leverage the fintech community. So let it be known, Arival plans to partner with established names in fintech to integrate the best products - handpicked for SMEs. Ladies & gentleman, this allows us to deliver an unparalleled banking experience.
We don’t believe in reinventing the wheel
One of the "Top 35" most influential fintech-investors in the world in 2016 and 2017. Named to 'The Fintech Finance 40', a Top 21 fintech influencer in Europe and one of the Top 100 fintech ecosystem builders in Asia. Managing Partner & Founder of Life.SREDA, one of the first fintech-only venture capital funds in Southeast Asia (portfolio companies include: SumUp, Moven, Simple, & Fidor Bank, among others). Author of "The First Fintech Bank’s Arrival".
One of the top-ranked fintech influencers in Southeast Asia. Partner and Investment Director at Life.SREDA VC, an international venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore. Igor has executed more than 20 fintech deals across the world – in the US, UK, Europe, CIS, and Asia. Some of Igor's investments are well-known benchmarks in the fintech space, such as Simple Bank (sold to BBVA), Moven, Fidor (sold to BPCE), SumUp, Rocketbank (sold to Otkrytie) Allset, Lenddo, etc. Among 23 investments, he has executed multiple exits through M&A and secondary deals. Igor is the author of the annual fintech report, "Money of the future".
Jeremy was recently on the 2019 Forbes top 30 under 30 list making him one of the top young finance professionals in the world. He leads day-to-day operations at Arival. Jeremy is also the Portfolio Director of Life.SREDA venture capital. He has been called one of the youngest digital bankers in the world after co-founding Arival at the age of 23. He regularly speaks on some of the biggest stages in fintech whether it be Oracle, Visa, Hong Kong Fintech Week, or others. Jeremy notably took home three international awards (Best of Show at Finovate, FintechInn, & London Design Awards).