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A talent-friendly visa system is a global must

2019-09-13T11:04:39+00:00September 10th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019|

A UK-based entrepreneur’s idea of a so-called “unicorn visa” to attract the right technical skills has echoes across the global workplace. Rishi Khosla, the CEO and co-founder of London-headquartered fintech start-up OakNorth, recently mooted the concept of so-called “unicorn visas” to make it easier for the technology industry to continue to hire the required talent from around the world even after Britain has left the European Union (EU). Such a system, if put into action, would be nothing but a [...]

On a fintech mission to help small and medium enterprises

2020-03-16T10:31:53+00:00November 29th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Rishi Khosla is the Co-Founder and CEO of Britain’s digital bank OakNorth, which specialises in small and medium enterprise (SME) lending globally, using its data and technology platform OakNorth Analytical Intelligence. The company recently completed a $100-million funding round and has doubled its loan book from $1.1 billion to $2.2 billion since the start of 2018. In this interview, the Global Indian gives an insight into this fintech success story. What are the key factors behind OakNorth’s recent hugely successful funding round? [...]