Company: Currency Cloud
Position: CEO
EPA Roles: Mentor

Michael Laven

Over the last fifteen years, Mike has held leadership roles at a number of a key FinTech firms. He joined Currency Cloud in 2011, growing the firm from zero revenues to processing over $15 billion worth of international payments per annum. Since then, the company has led the way for fast growth FinTech start-ups.

Prior to Mike’s role at Currency Cloud, Mike was the COO at Traiana, where he played a pivotal role in ICAP’s $274 million purchase of a controlling interest. Mike was CEO at Infinity Financial Technology, Cohera and Coronet, and Chairman at FRS Global. As home in Silicon Valley as in the financial services world in London, you will be unsurprised if you meet Mike to learn that he has several degrees, including from Harvard. In his early career, he even spent six years working for the United Nations.