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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 19, 2019

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MarketInvoice’s CTO set to depart

MarketInvoice’s CTO set to depart
Suzie Neuwirth

MARKETINVOICE’S chief technology officer (CTO) is set to depart after less than a year in the role, Peer2Peer Finance News has learnt.

Rija Javed (pictured) joined the peer-to-peer business loans and invoice finance platform last June from Silicon Valley start-up Wealthfront and is set to leave next month.

“During the time she was here, Rija helped to scale the tech team and infrastructure which has put MarketInvoice in a good place for the next phase of our journey,” a MarketInvoice spokesperson told Peer2Peer Finance News via email.

Javed was one of the fintech sector’s first female CTOs. She said at the time of her appointment that moving to London was “a big step” but she was excited about the opportunity.

Read more: MarketInvoice secures £56m of equity and debt funding

She was hired using the exceptional talent visa, run by Tech Nation for the Home Office, that helps firms secure staff with particular skills from aboard.

It is understood to be a friendly departure, with Javed currently considering options for her next role, either in the UK or the US.

MarketInvoice is currently recruiting for a new CTO, who will report directly in to the chief executive Anil Stocker.

Read more: Barclays takes stake in MarketInvoice in SME drive

Duties will include driving MarketInvoice’s future technology strategy to continue rolling out “market-leading business-finance products”, the jobs advert said.