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Irina Pafomova


London, UK



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

Biolink.Tech logo Biolink.Tech logo
Sep 2017 - Present
London, UK
Biolink is the world's first personal firewall and AI platform. It allows people to take ownership and control of their data and securely connects to external systems and IOT devices. The platform consists of a hardware encrypted wearable device, a private browser, a wallet for secure payments, and a 100% safe cloud-based storage of personal data.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Nov 2016 - Present
London, UK
Helping companies grow by creating desirable products and services based on human-centric design principles, high-value customer experiences and actionable business strategies.
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Irina Pafomova’s Education

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