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Rishi Khosla

Acorn Machine

London, UK

Co-Founder

Acorn Machine

Rishi Khosla
Biography
Rishi Khosla is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of OakNorth Bank.

Launched in September 2015, OakNorth is a UK bank that provides accessible, fast and flexible debt finance (up to £20m) to mid-sized growth businesses and property developers. The bank has lent over £500m since its launch.

Rishi is also the co-founder of Acorn Machine a fintech platform that, by leveraging AI and machine learning, is unlocking the underserved and underestimated complex global SME lending market to make a previously unprofitable market segment, highly attractive.

Prior to this, Rishi co-founded Copal Amba - a financial research outsourcing business - which was acquired by Moody's Corp in 2014.

Rishi is also an active venture investor and has provided early stage funding to two multi-billion dollar companies: Indiabulls and PayPal.

His entrepreneurial success and commercial acumen won Rishi the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011.
Rishi has been involved in numerous charitable organisations over the years, including having been a Trustee of New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), an organization providing independent research and tailored advice on the most effective ways to support charities, for eight years. He is currently involved with a foundation that focuses on early childhood development in India.

Rishi has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University College London and a Masters in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics.

Rishi Khosla’s Newsfeed

16 Nov 2017
The British Isles' burgeoning fintech scene secured $400 million in funding in just two days

British challenger financial institution OakNorth said Friday that Singaporean sovereign prosperity fund GIC would get a 10 p.c stake in the agency.  The state-owned trader has poured £90 million ($120 million) into the monetary technology (fintech) firm. Blended with a different expense the lender scored very last month, a total of £244 million ($318 million) has been lifted. “If you combination the two bulletins about the most important and secondary rounds, it is the major U.K. fintech funding to date,” OakNorth Main Government Rishi Khosla, explained to priceshall Friday.

08 Nov 2017
Fintech funding round-up: 8 November 2017

GIC will assist in OakNorth’s expansion in the US, European and Asian markets. Rishi Khosla, CEO and co-founder of OakNorth, says Indian conglomerate Indiabulls has agreed to sell just under 10% of its stake to GIC and the transaction is due to close in mid-November.

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Rishi Khosla’s Background

Co-Founder
Jul 2017 - Present
London, UK
Acorn Machine is a fintech platform that, by leveraging AI and machine learning,it is unlocking the underserved and underestimated complex global SME lending market to make a previously unprofitable market segment, highly attractive.
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OakNorth Bank
Chief Executive Officer
Mar 2015 - Present
London, UK
OakNorth, founded in 2015, is a UK bank that provides accessible, fast & flexible debt finance (loans of £500k to £20m) to fast-growth businesses and established property developers.
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Rishi Khosla’s Education

Masters in Accounting & Finance