Backed by leading investors like Xiaomi, PayU, Ribbit Capital and Omidyar Network raising $42M in total in 4 years; ZestMoney is changing the way lending works in India and giving every Indian the option to buy on EMI without credit card.
It has been at the forefront of fintech revolution in India and at the fireside chat, we will go into the details of how Lizzie and team went about building a seamless offering in a traditionally hard sector, what is driving the adoption and how the future of fintech is going to shape up. We will be taking most questions from the audience and if fintech is an industry you are excited about, chatting with Lizzie should be very high on your priority list.
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Lizzie’s passion, deep understanding of the market, belief in technology as the enabler, along with her years of industry experience prompted her to start ZestMoney along with her co-founders in 2015. Before co-founding ZestMoney, Lizzie worked with Goldman Sachs in London for 5 years, then became an Investment Manager with the Wellcome Trust for 3+ years where she invested in India and financ…
Lizzie’s passion, deep understanding of the market, belief in technology as the enabler, along with her years of industry experience prompted her to start ZestMoney along with her co-founders in 2015. Before co-founding ZestMoney, Lizzie worked with Goldman Sachs in London for 5 years, then became an Investment Manager with the Wellcome Trust for 3+ years where she invested in India and financial services companies. In 2011, she moved from the United Kingdom to India in order to set-up and spearhead the India operations for Wonga, which was one of the biggest fintech companies in the world at that point. In 2013, she joined Development Bank of Singapore and lead the launch of ‘Digibank’, which at that time was India’s first mobile-app only bank. Lizzie Chapman is a leading figure in the fintech landscape of India. She has been instrumental in driving the adoption of digital finance and the concept of ‘EMI without credit card’ in the country. Lizzie’s vision is to make life affordable to more than 300 million households, who are ignored by traditional providers. Lizzie is an eloquent speaker, who regularly presents in key industry events and participates in panel discussions. She is a founding member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Digital Lending Association of India. Lizzie was honored with the ‘Female Fintech Leader’ award in 2017.
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