Mark Hipperson

Founder & CEO Ziglu United Kingdom

Mark has co-founded a UK retail bank and two financial technology businesses. He acts as an advisor to investment and private equity firms and is a regular Fintech commentator and speaker.

Mark is the founder and CEO of Ziglu, who have launched the world’s first, truly integrated ‘crypto challenger’. Ziglu enables customers to hold balances in both fiat and cryptocurrencies and buy, sell and send money instantly plus spend any currency on a Mastercard debit card.

Previously, he co-founded Starling Bank where he was responsible for helping to secure the UK banking licence with regulators and obtaining the initial $70m funding the Bank achieved in December 2015. He was also responsible for the design, build, implementation and support of the Bank's IT services platform, apps and infrastructure.

Mark started his career at Barclays where he was deputy CTO and Head of Technology for the Barclays Group.

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