The Revolut Mafia

July 21, 2023
Tech Mafias

Company "mafias" are all the rage, and we here at PIN love to dig deep into the most influential Tech Mafias, especially since we're huge on democratizing access to startup investing by supporting communities with all the legal and bureaucratic work when it comes to setting up a community investment club.

This week we take a look at the powerful Tech Mafia group that has emerged from one of the most revolutionary finance apps (especially for frequent travelers)- Revolut. Founded in 2015, Revolut has over 15 million customers around the world, and is one of the most popular banks in the UK (where it was founded).

If you missed our previous posts, make sure to check the Twitter Mafia, Lyft Mafia, Stripe Mafia, Netflix Mafia, InstaCart Mafia, and Dropbox Mafia articles. Investing in fellow coworkers' startups, especially as a community or alumni group, is one of the best ways to get in early on deals as well as support the ideas and ventures of people you love and admire. Who knows what's around the corner in your own network and community!

Companies Covered:

  • Shares
  • Sardine
  • Tesseract
  • Belvo
  • Palm NFT Studio
  • Pillar
  • Treehouse
  • Antler
  • COVU
  • Maroo
  • DolarApp
  • LiveFlow
  • Solvo
  • Noloco
  • Screenloop
  • Pledge


Founder: Harjas SINGH
Revolut Role: Product Owner
Capital Raised: $89.8M
Investors: Red Sea Ventures
Stage: Series B

Harjas previously worked at Revolut before becoming a co-founder & executive director of SAL at Shares, a social investment platform that allows anyone to invest without minimums.


Founder: Aditya Goel, Zahid Shaikh
Revolut Role: Head of Product and Operations & Senior Product Owner (Crypto)
Capital Raised: $75.6M
Investors: Andreessen Horowitz
Stage: Series B

Aditya and Zahid are the co-founders of Sardine which is a fraud prevention and compliance software company for the digital economy. Aditya used to work as the Head of Product and Operations at Revolut while Zahid was the Senior Product Owner (Crypto).


Founder: Alan Chang, Charles O
Revolut Role: Special Projects & Chief Revenue Officer
Capital Raised: €78.7M
Investors: Ribbit Capital
Stage: Seed

Alan and Charles are the founders of Tesseract which offers commission-free energy.


Founder: Pablo Viguera
Revolut Role: General Manager Spain
Capital Raised: $56M
Investors: Founders Fund
Stage: Series A

Pablo is the co-founder & co-CEO at Belvo (YC W20), the leading Open Banking and financial information API platform in Latam. He was the General Manager at Revolut.

Palm NFT Studio

Founder: Jo Howard
Revolut Role: Head of Compliance / Head of Treasury
Capital Raised: $27M
Investors: RRE Ventures
Stage: Series B

Jo is EA to CEO and CCO at Palm NFT Studio which is is a collective of entertainment, technology, cryptoart and art industry. Jo used to be the Senior EA to CRO & Head of Compliance/Head of Treasury at Revolut.


Founder: Ashutosh Bhatt
Revolut Role: Head Of Lending
Capital Raised: £13M
Investors: Global Founders Capital
Stage: Pre-Seed

Ashutosh was the Head of Lending before founding Pillar, a premium credit cards and international credit scoring service.


Founder: Ben L
Revolut Role: Product & Operations
Capital Raised:
Investors: Global Founders Capital
Stage: Seed

Ben is the co-founder & chief product officer at Treehouse, a DeFi analytics platform that delivers data, analytics, and risk management to DeFi users and to drive community innovation. At Revolut he took up a wide range of work from product, to growth, to partnerships.


Founder: Pierre-Vincent Taisne
Revolut Role: Product Owner
Capital Raised: $82.2M
Investors: Concentric
Stage: Series A

Pierre is the founder of Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm that builds and invests in technology companies. He used to work at Revolut as a product owner.


Founder: Tasos Chatzimichailidis
Revolut Role: VP and Chief Executive of Insurance
Capital Raised: $10M
Investors: Recursive Ventures
Stage: Seed

Tasos is the co-founder of COVU, which seeks to help everyday people and growth-oriented insurance professionals reduce risk and manage insurance smarter. He was the VP and Chief Executive of Insurance at Revolut.

Rising Stars


Founder: Alexey Nikityuk
Revolut Role: Global FP&A manager
Capital Raised: $3.8M
Investors: Y Combinator
Stage: Seed

Alexey Nikityuk is the Founder & CEO at Maroo, a fintech platform that offers payment solutions for the wedding and events industry. Additionally, he has had 3 past jobs including Global FP&A leader at Revolut.


Founder: Zach Garman
Revolut Role:
Senior Product Owner(Crypto)
Capital Raised: $5M
Y Combinator
Stage: Seed

Zach is the co-founder and CPO of DolarApp, a dollar USDC account where users can receive, send, and pay in pesos or dollars. He was the Senior Product Owner (Crypto) at Revolut.


Founder: Anita Koimur
Revolut Role: Global Business Development Lead
Capital Raised:
Investors: Y Combinator
Stage: Seed

Anita used to work as a Global Business Development Lead at Revolut before co-founding LiveFlow which helps automate financial workflows, consolidate accounts, and collaborate in real-time.


Founder: Shailendra Sason, Ayelen Denovitzer
Revolut Role:
Operations Manager & Crypto
Capital Raised: $3.5M
Investors: Index Ventures

Ayelen and Shailendra both worked at Revolut before co-founding Solvo. Solvo's iOS app makes it possible to trade cryptocurrencies. Ayelen used to work as the operations manager while Shailendra used to work in crypto at Revolut.


Founder: Simon Curran
Revolut Role: Product Owner
Capital Raised: $2.6M
Investors: Seed
Stage: Y Combinator

Simon is the co-founder at Noloco, a no-code client portal that builds apps, workflows, charts, forms, and modules for agencies and SMBs. He used to work as a product owner at Revolut.


Founder: Joao Leal
Revolut Role: Machine Learning Engineer
Capital Raised:
Investors: Passion Capital
Stage: Seed

Joal worked as a Machine Learning Engineer before co-founding Screenloop in 2021. Screenloop is a hiring intelligence platform that allows you to source candidates, analyze interviews, and automate the reference process.


Founder: André M
Revolut Role: Head of Wealth and Trading
Capital Raised: $7.58M
Investors: Breyer Capital
Stage: Series A

André M is the co-founder of Pledge, provider of climate solutions to calculate emissions through a single-integration tool. He was the Head of Wealth and Trading at Revolut.

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