Philippa Martinelli

Global FinTech & Innovation Specialist, Independent Advisor

Philippa runs her own business, working with investors, start-ups, businesses, and NGOs across 6 continents. As an investor, board member and business strategist with deep fintech expertise, she leverages specialisms in internationalisation, partnerships and scaling solutions and businesses. Philippa is passionate about the opportunities created at the intersection of financial services, science, technology, policy and regulation, and the role of fintech in addressing global sustainability and ESG challenges.

Her work with the UNICEF Venture Fund has focused on equipping founders to maximise impact and profit whilst delivering sustainable solutions in emerging economies. As resident international FinTech specialist for the U.K. Government, Philippa was a leading voice for the sector inside Whitehall. Whilst there she created and led initiatives to accelerate business' expansion into global markets and improve the competitiveness of UK fintech.

Philippa began her career with Merrill Lynch in Equities and Structured Finance. Since then, it has included strategy, investment, international business development, policy, market development and corporate innovation.

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