Lead Investors & Advisors

David Shewmaker - With more than 20 years of payments experience in both public and privately held companies, David has a long track-record of starting & growing businesses in the payments industry in Europe, Asia and North America. David is also an experienced investor in early stage companies.

Janusz Diemko- has been in the payment industry since 1998, in Poland, across CEE / SEE / CIS. He has expertise in acquiring, processing and outsourcing for ATM, POS and Card Issuing / Switching including value add products. He is an investor into Fintech companies both through HedgehogFund.pl and personally. Long live innovation in payments.

Rodney Farmer - has more than 25 years of experience in financial services with the past 12 in senior leadership roles transforming banking and payment companies for NASDAQ, NYSE and privately held organizations in Europe and the US. He has a proven track record building new organizations and introducing game-changing products across EMEA. Prior to moving to Budapest in 1997, Rodney was in retail and investment banking in the US after beginning his career as a bank regulator.

Thierry Michel - Has more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications and financial services industries: owner and President at Bimedia/SRD, an independent French provider of mobile airtime and a MoneyGram master-agent, VP Business Development at Euronet Worldwide and GE Capital, EVP and founder of Robeco Bank (France), CIO at American Express France.