About

We help mobilise more money, more efficiently, from large-scale investors into alternative assets, starting with venture.

The Story

The financial world is at a digital cross roads, and the choices are stark – either embrace technology now, creating new revenue streams, reducing costs and strengthening customer relationships; or fail to evolve and let the future belong to others.

These profound changes are being driven by three main factors : new Technology, more-demanding Customers, increasing Regulation;

And all three are here to stay. New strategies and new platforms are required to adapt to this new world; which is why we are here. We use the power of online technology to deliver increased efficiency, accessibility, transparency and liquidity to the $7 trillion alternative assets sector.

Our secure, cloud-based platform can move entire investment ecosystems and assets online, driving efficiency, improving customer engagement, enabling new business models and powering growth for our clients. Our starting point is early-stage venture – a stepping stone into private equity and the broader alternatives investment market.

The Team

Our founding team consists of serial entrepreneurs, engineers and investors with first­-hand experience of creating and supporting high-growth businesses on an international scale.

Paul McGuire

Paul McGuire

Founder & CEO

Paul is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded two leading international transaction platform businesses.

His last company, Paymo Inc., was acquired by BOKU Inc., the leading mobile payments company. Paul remains a Board member at BOKU. Paul was co-founder & CEO of Paymo and led the company to become one of the leading mobile payments platforms, available in over 50 countries. Prior to Paymo, Paul co-founded mBlox, a leading mobile transaction network.

Paul previously worked with management consultants Booz Allen Hamilton. Paul has an MBA from INSEAD in France and a degree in engineering from Cambridge University.

Byron Woodmanse

Byron Woodmansee

Founder & Operations Director

Byron is an experienced entrepreneur. He has founded several technology businesses, was a founding partner of Circle Health (listed on AIM in 2011), and was a member of the exec team that turned around and sold Electricity Direct to Centrica in 2002.

His early career was spent as a consultant at Accenture and marketing at WH Smith. He has a Computer Science degree and an MBA from INSEAD.

Rob Desborough

Rob Desborough

Founder & Investment Director

Venture Capital fund manager specialising in technology investments. Previously Investment Director at YFM Equity Partners, working across London Seed Capital, The Capital Fund the British Smaller Companies VCT1 & 2 plc and British Smaller Companies EIS Fund (which he successfully created and launched). Formerly Investment Director for London Business Angels, Europe’s oldest Angel network.

Prior to that Rob was an Analyst for the University of Ulster Technology Transfer and New Ventures team and also worked as a strategic marketing consultant for a US/UK firm.

Kaj Siebert

Kaj Siebert

Founder & CTO

Experienced technologist with a strong background in Financial Services. Kaj has spent over 10 years designing and implementing information and analytics systems for most of the world's top-tier investment banks. Before that he worked in the technology and strategy group at Reuters - with the Reuters Greenhouse Fund.

Kaj holds a PhD in Astrophysics from University College London where he studied the atmospheres of hot stars. He was a key player in the early introduction of Java and Linux to the astronomy community. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Team

Work with us

We are an innovative young FinTech business with big plans.

We are on the lookout for super-smart, entrepreneurial people to join us – if you would like to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment and play a part in driving your company’s success then please get in touch.

If you think you have what it takes to work for us but can't see a suitable role below, send us an email with your CV and let us know why we should meet you - we are always keen to hear from anyone who feels they have the skills, experience and personality to help us succeed. You can contact us at: jobs@justinvesting.com