406. Interviews: From Google to Fintech Unicorns: Sunil Chandra, OakNorth Platform CEO

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406. Interviews: From Google to Fintech Unicorns: Sunil Chandra, OakNorth Platform CEO

David Brear is joined by Sunil Chandra, platform CEO at OakNorth to talk about his experience at Google, the London fintech scene, and using data and machine learning for better borrowing and lending solutions.

In today's episode, OakNorth platform CEO Sunil Chandra joins David Brear in London at 11:FS HQ. To kick things off the pair talk about Sunil's time at Google and the importance of talent and company culture when scaling. After 12 years in San Fransico, Sunil joined UK fintech OakNorth as chief executive for its technology platform. In this Interviews episode, we hear about London as a fintech hub, the challenges of a high-growth startup and how OakNorth is helping mid-sized companies grow with the help of AI and machine learning.

Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more!

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Special Guest: Sunil Chandra.