We are a team united by a single mission: to solve financial crime
ComplyAdvantage was born out of the frustration experienced by our founder while evaluating AML data providers. Despite trying tool after tool, Charles came across the same problems: they were difficult to integrate, hard-to-use, and provided too many ‘false-positive’ alerts.
Legacy solutions rely on manual labor to create and maintain data, limiting update frequency. Data can rapidly become obsolete, resulting in more false-positives and increased exposure to risk.
By distracting compliance professionals from stopping financial crime, false-positives facilitate human trafficking and terrorism.
The need to equip compliance professionals with effective financial crime-fighting tools led Charles to found ComplyAdvantage in 2014.
We have automated AML data generation. This has been a challenging task – requiring a radically different technical architecture, cutting-edge artificial intelligence, and the work of hundreds of developers, data scientists, and financial crime professionals. Thanks to this investment in time and energy, we’ve cut down data update times from months to minutes.
This new approach has paid dividends. We have won multiple awards – including the XCelent Advanced Technology Award, LIBF Best Innovation For Corporate Onboarding with our client Santander, and the Sunday Times Tech Track Digital Innovation Award. We’ve also seen rapid growth – currently, we have over 500 customers across 75 countries and are regularly included in lists of fastest-growing fintechs/AI companies.
While we’re proud of the success we’ve achieved up till now, we know there is still a lot of work to do. We’re as committed now as in 2014 to push the boundaries of financial crime-fighting technology.
We’re partnering with regulators around the globe and continually adding to our team.
Some of the world’s most well-known investors and industry experts are guiding us along this path. They’ve invested in household names like Dropbox, Slack, and Robinhood. They’ve also led successful companies, including Thomson Reuters and HSBC.
ComplyAdvantage is one of the most exciting companies currently being built in Europe’s burgeoning ‘fintech’ industry. This technology and the products it powers may be invisible, but their impact will be felt by all of us.”
General Partner at Balderton Capital
Charles is a technology entrepreneur with over 10 years of executive experience in the financial services space across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CEO of MarketFinance, a corporate financial solutions company that has raised over $59M in funding, and before that, he was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Cazanove. Charles also founded the world’s largest student discussion forum The Student Room Group when he was 16. He holds an MA in Politics from Trinity College Cambridge and an MSc in Management, Strategy, and Finance from the LSE.
Vatsa has deep expertise in operating and driving growth in financial institutions and Fintechs. Prior to ComplyAdvantage, Vatsa was the President and CEO of OANDA. Vatsa joined OANDA from The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Anna’s background is software engineering; she built and led engineering teams in Fintech (FundingCircle) and Life Sciences (BabylonHealth and Medidata). Anna was included on the Women in Fintech Powerlist 2018 as a technology professional. She has an MSc in Computer Science (Queen Mary University of London, UK) and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (Bar Ilan University, Israel).
Paul has extensive experience in finance having worked in M&A at JPMorgan and infrastructure investing at BlackRock. He has previously led product design teams working on user on-boarding for HSBC’s Private Bank and HSBC’s transaction platform HSBCNet. Paul is committed to making the workflows of our users as easy and intuitive as possible.
Elizabeth has over 16 years of payments and technology experience. Prior to ComplyAdvantage, Elizabeth launched marketing in the U.S. for Klarna and worked for over 8 years in marketing and account management for American Express. Elizabeth began her career launching home product categories for Amazon. Elizabeth is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Michigan.
Rob has been working in the Regtech and Fintech space for the past decade and runs our Transaction Monitoring and Screening business line. His experience of building and running compliance and operations functions within growing companies, makes him ideally suited to understand the needs of our customers and the challenges they face.
Mohsin brings a wide range of customer-driven experiences to his role. He started his career in the customer success and product teams at OANDA, electronic trading, and foreign exchange Fintech. He went on to build the company’s treasury function. Finally, before joining ComplyAdvantage Mohsin served as Chief Customer Officer, managing AMER and APAC commercial targets alongside the business intelligence division.
Amanda brings over 20 years of HR experience gained across a broad spectrum of industries including Banking, FinTech, Travel, and Gaming. More recently Amanda worked at King.com where she was part of the People team who supported its journey from start up, through IPO and acquisition. Amanda is a passionate advocate for enabling people teams and is working with the Executive team to create an environment where our people can thrive and succeed.
Richard is an experienced technologist with over twenty years of experience in the area of software innovation, design, development lifecycle, and delivery to market focused on SaaS & eCommerce. Richard has worked in publicly listed companies, seed stage start-ups, high growth VC backed tech businesses and PE owned organizations, working with leadership and investors, building high quality multi-disciplined engineering and technology teams to create and deliver product expansion and geographic growth plans. He has held CTO positions at Metapack, Moonpig, and Photobox leading diverse global teams overseeing large scale transformation and growth.