Investor Relations

Investing in Liberis

Our investors don’t just support Liberis! They enable thousands of entrepreneurs and growing businesses across the globe. Join us in our mission of redefining small business financing and making funds accessible to close to global funding gap created by traditional lending.

Our Vision

Our mission

Without the finance they need, small businesses can’t thrive – and neither can our economy. We want to fix that.​ Our Mission is to solve these problems by being the global partner for embedded business finance​. We connect the 3 nodes of the SME finance space through our B2B2C technology.​ The platform embeds into our distribution partners, enabling business owners around the world to access the funding they need, at rates they can afford.

SMEs

Our customers grow 22% faster​

Distribution Partners​

Our partners see a 50% increase in customer loyalty​

Funding Partners​

Our credit losses are up to 50% lower than SME loans​

Why investors love us

We want to close the $5tn annual global SME funding gap! You can help with that and here are just some of the reasons to get in touch.

We’re specialists in Small Business Finance – pioneering the embedded finance proposition with our first partnership in 2015

Join our world class investor base of Global Banks and Fintech Growth specialists

We’re a growth business – with funding volumes increasing 150% in 2022

We have supported tens of thousands of small businesses with funding, helping protect over 100,000 jobs

Our leadership team

An executive leadership team with decades of experience

Rob Straathof

Chief Executive Officer

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Rob S Wanted to become an astronaut and visit Mars, but building out Liberis is a great second-best career. Born in the Netherlands, but lived in London, San Francisco, New York, Madrid for the past 15 years. Rob’s entire family are entrepreneurs, his parents setup their Cheese and Delicatessen business in 1975 and his brother runs that now. So when he talks about businesses, it’s something close to Rob’s heart! Rob lives in Fulham with his Italian wife and 2 kids, he loves playing tennis, squash, padel and weekly early morning bootcamp in the park.

Alexis Alexander

General Counsel

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Lex joined Liberis almost three years ago to set up our global in-house legal function. She had such fun doing this that Lex then set her hands to work on our compliance function too. What makes our L&C functions special is that we are truly integrated business partners: we are not the departments of no and are just as excited about propelling Liberis forward on this turbo growth journey as everyone else!

Lex is a self-confessed exercise addict – and not just any exercise, if it doesn’t involve a trainer shouting at her and some serious high intensity it won’t hit the spot. Pretty much everyone at Liberis has met (in person or over Teams calls) her three little monkeys: 4-year-old boy-girl twins Jax and Hero and 8-month-old baby Lennox. Lex works very hard and has high expectations of herself and those she works with but she always likes to inject a good dose of fun and humour into everything she does.

Nima Montazeri

Chief Product Officer

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Nima has built products that help millions of people access affordable healthcare in the world, most recently serving as the Head of Product at Babylon Health. As a key member of the executive team led the launch of Babylon products in the US, Canada and South East Asia. Nima played a significant role in Babylon’s $550m series C funding(2020) and public listing on NYSE(2021).

Prior to joining Babylon, Nima was Head of Technology for ThoughtWorks Ventures, working with scale-ups and startups on their product and technology strategy.

Nima is also serving as an advisor to early-stage technology startups in the UK.

Tom Bason

Chief Finance Officer

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Tom joined Liberis over 12 years ago and has seen substantial growth in the business over the years. Tom brings many years of invaluable experience in financial and treasury management to Liberis; including two years spent at leading asset management and securities services firm, Bank of New York Mellon. He is responsible for the company financials, capital markets and the company financial control environment. Tom used to be a rugby player which included captaining Blackheath rugby club for several seasons and although it is still his passion, he keeps fit with running, golf and yoga these days whilst looking after his three beautiful children.

Pedram Tadayon

Chief Commercial Officer

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Pedram joined in 2019. He is heading up ​our commercial areas of Business Development, Partner ​Management, Marketing and Sales. Before Liberis Pedram was CEO ​of Emric, a SaaS company with credit management solutions. He has ​over 20 years of experience in financial services and tech. Pedram is ​passionate about building high-performing teams and driving our ​commercial agenda to make Liberis the leading global embedded ​ finance player.

Rachel Cox

VP of People and Talent

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Rachel joined in 2021 to head up our​ efforts to make Liberis a phenomenal​ place to work. Before Liberis Rachel held global People and Talent leadership roles​ in industries ranging from Financial Services to Consumer Goods. Rachel is passionate​ about creating a positive global people experience (and keeping engagement levels high with a regular supply of home-baked goods in the office)!

Rob Fairfield

Chief Operations Officer

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Rob F joined Liberis in the summer of 2020. He helps to look after our Operations, Legal & Compliance, People & Talent and Data and Analytics teams. Before joining Liberis, Rob worked for Trussle, Founders Forum and McKinsey. He also is an angel investor in a couple of early-stage companies. Rob is a father to a little girl, Evie, and big golden Retriever, Freddie. Originally from North Yorkshire, Rob is very proud of his Northern heritage, and can regularly be found drinking Yorkshire Tea with our other resident Yorkshire ELT member, Rachel.

Alex Ivison

VP of Risk

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Alex has been with Liberis for 6.5 years and through that time has primarily focused on risk and analytics but has covered a wide variety of other areas and has good all-around knowledge of the business. In his rare free time, Alex likes to watch/play sports and to over-analyse anything he can find, from fantasy football strategies to spreadsheets for Christmas dinners!

Rob Straathof

Chief Executive Officer

Rob is the company's fearless leader and face of Liberis!

Alexis Alexander

General Counsel

Lex ensures we always do things by the book :)

Nima Montazeri

Chief Product Officer

The mind behind making our platform the best in class!

Tom Bason

Chief Finance Officer

The person that controls the money... controls the business.

Pedram Tadayon

Chief Commercial Officer

Pedram drives commercial strategy and makes sure goals are met!

Rachel Cox

VP of People and Talent

Rachel helps make Liberis a great place to work!

Rob Fairfield

Chief Operations Officer

Rob plans and oversees policies, rules and goals!

Alex Ivison

VP of Risk

Alex ensures we don't conduct any 'risky business' ;)

Environmental, Social and Governance

Liberis’ ESG Policy applies to all employees. It permeates how the business deals with customers, employees, shareholders, and the community at large as well as our product development and strategic imperatives.

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