Ricky Knox

Ricky Knox

former CEO , Tandem Bank
United Kingdom
Ricky Knox is a serial entrepreneur and investor and is the Founder of Tandem Bank (recently
stepped down as CEO), an app-based bank that aims to revolutionize banking to save people and
planet. App-operated bank Tandem was conceived after Ricky and his co-founder Matt Cooper saw
the opportunity for a purpose driven bank. Tandem is currently focused on helping the UK reach Net
Zero 2050 by leveraging customers savings to help customers to finance environmental
improvements to their home, transport and lives.
Ricky has helped to create a series of technology disruptors in Fintech and telecoms before founding
Tandem Bank. He co-founded GSM Systems (a global mobile telephony network services provider) in
2003 and is a Founder of Small World Financial Services Group, a global money transfer business
with over £5bn of transfers and one of the world’s largest international money transfer operators. In
2012, he co-founded Azimo, a social digital payments platform that enables simple, fast and secure
remittances to 198 countries around the world and remained as Non-Executive Director until 2018.
Ricky has been investing in Fintech businesses since 2003, and has backed other notable Fintech
businesses such as Curve, Comply Advantage, Vitesse, Liberis and Modulr. He holds an MBA from
INSEAD and a first class honors in Economics from Bristol University.