Riding Unicorns

S3E12 - Giles Andrews, Co-Founder @ Zopa

February 23, 2022 Riding Unicorns Season 3 Episode 12
Riding Unicorns
S3E12 - Giles Andrews, Co-Founder @ Zopa
Show Notes

Giles Andrews is the co-founder of British financial services company, Zopa, which in 2005 made waves by launching the world's first peer-to-peer lending service. Prior to revolutionising the financial sector Giles, a keen car enthusiast, worked at a car dealership but quickly turned his attention to other endeavours including becoming the Chairman of Carwow, a position amongst many others, which he still holds to this day.  

Giles joined us to share the story behind Zopa and its early years. He also goes on to provide more context into the decision to move the company away from P2P lending and pivot it towards becoming a bank. Finally, Giles, a multiple times Chairman, provides us with tips on how to be a good chairman and what to look out for when making hiring decisions. 

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