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Irina Pafomova

Engelworks

London, UK

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Engelworks

Irina Pafomova
Biography
After 12 years in investment banking, Irina has embraced the challenges of founding and building new businesses, as well as helping existing businesses to grow and innovate. During her career at ABN AMRO and ING Barings, she has advised clients in TMT, Consumer & Retail, Energy, Utilities and Natural Resources. She has worked with company owners & C-suite management in Europe, Asia and Latin America to create investor stories and get them ready for investment. Irina has co-founded & developed a mobile shopper tech business, and is currently part of the team building a Future of Work platform.

Personal Business Advice

When you find a gap in the market, make sure there is a market in the gap.

Irina Pafomova’s Newsfeed

02 Aug 2017
The age of practical innovation: don’t build more, build the right thing instead

Irina Pafomova, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Engelworks, discusses the importance of matching your products to your customers' needs..."Keep the cost down while finding those few precious features which would make your product used and loved. Will your customers cry if you take your product away? If they do, you know you got it right."

Irina Pafomova’s Background

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Nov 2016 - Present
London, UK
We help companies grow by creating desirable products and services based on human-centric design principles, high-value customer experiences and actionable business strategies.
Investor & Corporate Development
Jan 2017 - Present
London, UK
Opporta is an integrated, online professional development and career planning platform that makes training accessible to every company. Opporta helps users develop competencies rather than just provides them with knowledge. This means acquiring the skill and being able to apply it. It employs a unique blend of micro-content, gamification & behavioural simulation to test and develop performance
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Irina Pafomova’s Education

MA Finance and International Finance
1997 - 1998
Business and Economics
1995 - 1996
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