When we started MarketInvoice back in 2011, my co-founders and I set out to put finance back on the side of businesses by making it easier to use, faster and more intuitive. By needing to spend less time worrying about how to get funding, entrepreneurs can spend more time focussing on what’s really important – growing their business.

As an entrepreneur myself, I understand that our customers have dreams and visions for how to scale. It’s a journey I’ve been on – and am still on – at MarketInvoice as we look at how we can become a more holistic financial partner for businesses.

Now that we’re entering into a period of rapid growth, our focus has been on talent – finding and then motivating the right people to drive the business forward. This has meant a lot of new appointments over the past few months, both in leadership and the wider teams.

Hiring exceptional talent from around the world

I am pleased to welcome our new CTO, Rija Javed, to the leadership team – and to London – as she joins us from Silicon Valley start-up, Wealthfront. She’ll be responsible for our Engineering, Data Science, Product and Design teams.

During her time in Silicon Valley, Rija has learned from the best, gaining invaluable knowledge and insight. This is going to be instrumental as we execute on our growth plans and become even more tech-driven across the business.

As one of the first female Fintech CTOs in the UK, another initiative that Rija is focussed on is bringing more diversity to MarketInvoice and the wider UK tech scene. Finding talented people from a variety of backgrounds will not only enhance our tech teams but also the business as a whole.

Investing in people and technology

Having Rija on board underlines our focus on hiring the best talent and she’s already hit the ground running by adding top engineers to her teams. In her role as CTO, she will also be mentoring and motivating talented people from inside the business to take our technology – and their own career development – to the next level.

We have ambitious growth plans for the years ahead and knowing that we have the right team means we can embark on those plans with confidence. We’re investing in the best people globally because they’re the key to developing the innovative technology that our business finance solutions are built on and continuing to provide excellent service to our customers. Finance has moved on with technology and MarketInvoice is about making it work better for businesses.