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James Dear
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Attended King's College London
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Friends Christoph Rieche and James Dear set up Iwoca in March to provide working capital to sole traders and firms that sell goods through Amazon and eBay.
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Cool! Who else in the photo of our team?)
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Paris is not too shabby...I can think of worse places to be on boxing day: )
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"JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), among the world’s biggest traders of credit derivatives, disclosed to shareholders that they have sold protection on more than $5 trillion of debt globally."

So what could possibly go wrong?
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iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy smash test.
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Snowboard with e-ink speedometer & compass. Totally awesome.
View product concepts from E Ink featuring electronic paper displays.
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Google Docs solves everyone's Secret Santa problems...
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"By tapping into cheap cloud-computing capacity and by using platforms to reach millions of potential customers, a company can be up and running for thousands of dollars rather than the millions needed in the 1990s."

So true.
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Banks suck.
eBay has sparked a furious row with banks after claiming that one in three small and medium-sized enterprises is unable to secure financing from them.
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The future is not "Sliding Pictures Under Glass"
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"I think there's a misunderstanding about why people buy glossy screens. The glossy screen is the perfect Apple screen because I can simultaneously see the two most important things in the world: the blog I'm reading, and myself. Always myself." - Anonymous
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So true. ;-)
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So babies can understand numbers before they can understand language.
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I love the logic. I'm the same. I can calculate nth roots of any number in my head, but I just can't communicate the answer.
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Have him in circles
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Isabel Moratiel's profile photo
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Employment
  • iWoCa
    Cofounder, 2011 - present
  • Deutsche Bank
    Quantitative Trader, 2007 - 2011
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cofounder iWoCa - Instant Working Capital
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I have a Blue Peter badge *and* a Jim'll Fix It medal!
Education
  • King's College London
    PhD Applied Probability & Stochastic Calculus, 2002 - 2006
  • Imperial College
    BSc Theoretical Physics, 1999 - 2002
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