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Board- John Allbrook

John Allbrook

Executive Chairman & CEO

John is an acknowledged thought leader in the IT financing sector, where he built powerful captive finance organisations for Apple, Compaq and Sun Microsystems. At GE Capital he helped establish the company as one of the pre-eminent pan-European commercial finance providers of both plant and machinery and car fleet management. At GoIndustry he helped build a global online marketplace that enabled large international manufacturing corporations to re-market surplus manufacturing equipment. He also led the integration of seven acquisitions and listed the company on AIM.
 
Most recently John was Executive Chairman of Syscap, one of the UK's leading independent providers of technology and business finance. John presided over a successful turnaround and re-definition of the company's growth strategy. During his 5 years with Syscap new business volume more than doubled and the company delivered 5 consecutive years of EBITDA growth. Syscap was acquired by the Wesleyan Assurance Society in 2015, which completed a successful exit of the business for the company's majority shareholder, AnaCap Financial Partners.
 

Board - Dan Ciporin

Dan Ciporin

Non-Executive Director

Dan Ciporin is a general partner at Canaan. The former Chairman and CEO of Shopping.com which sold to ebay, Dan has previously served as chairman of the Internet Lab, a US-Israeli incubator for early-stage consumer Internet startups. Dan was also Senior VP of MasterCard International where he was responsible for the marketing and product management of all online global debit products. Dan earned an AB from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an MBA from Yale University.

Apart from Borro, Dan sits on the board for other top financial technology and lifestyle companies.


Board - Paul Gratton

Paul Gratton

Non-Executive Director

Paul is probably most well known for his role as CEO of Egg. Paul started his career at Midland Bank and was part of the think tank that created First Direct where he was Financial Services Director. From there he went on to be Operations Director in the start up team that became Prudential Banking and ultimately Egg. Paul was the Chief Operating Officer when Egg launched in 1998 and became Egg's CEO on IPO in 2000.

Having left Egg following its acquisition by Prudential in early 2006, he now splits his time across a range of executive and non-executive roles for start ups including Xbond, Activ8 Intelligence and If I were you.


Board - Tim Levene

Tim Levene

Non-Executive Director

Tim created his first juice bar, Crussh, in Canary Wharf. The company now has 25 stores spread across London. Following this he became the founding employee of Flutter.com and Commercial Director of Betfair, one of the world's biggest betting organisations. He led the internationalisation of the business creating establishments across the world.

Tim founded Augmentum Capital in 2009, an investor with a broad range of international entrepreneurial experience whilst remaining an active shareholder and supporter of both Betfair and Crussh.


Board - Ben Tompkins

Ben Tompkins

Non-Executive Director

General Partner and Investment Manager Ben joined the Eden Ventures team after 18 years of corporate finance experience in Europe and the US, most recently as Managing Director at Broadview International (now Jefferies) where he was responsible for building the global digital media practice.

Ben focuses on opportunities in the internet, e-commerce, SaaS and games markets.