Arie Finance appoints Grunwald as group director of strategy

Source: Arie Finance

ARIE Finance, the bespoke digital and service-based financial ecosystem for business banking customers, has announced the appointment of David Grunwald as Group Director of Strategy. David will be responsible for corporate and investment strategy at ARIE Ventures and will also oversee the development of ARIE Finance’s marketplace banking services, strategic partnerships and the creation of ARIE Lab, an incubator for financial technologies that will serve the ARIE platform.

David joins ARIE after three years as a Vice President at Farfetch, a global marketplace and technology platform for luxury, where he built a team focused on startup investments, a technology accelerator, platform strategy and strategic projects including Farfetch’s founding membership of Facebook’s Libra/Diem international cryptocurrency and payments network. Prior to Farfetch, David spent eight years at Google, where he initially helped to build a multibillion-dollar global B2B channel partnerships team and subsequently led startup outreach and worldwide partnerships at Google for Entrepreneurs, a division founded within Google Ventures.

Simon Tobelem, CEO of ARIE Finance, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome an individual of David’s calibre to our growing team at ARIE Finance. David brings invaluable experience in the startup and venture capital ecosystem and is one of the few people in the world with the vision and technical insight necessary to drive the growth of our marketplace banking platform, which enables clients to build and manage their own bespoke banking experience quickly and efficiently in a secure and easy to use environment.”

Earlier in his career David founded a number of technology startups and was a strategy consultant in the EMEA digital sector. He is an active angel investor and a board advisor to marketplace startups.

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