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Griffin

Full-stack Banking-as-a-Service platform with a banking license

21-100 employees
  • Fintech
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
City of London, London, UK

Company mission

Griffin wants to make it quick, simple, and affordable for innovative fintechs and brands to bring finance to their customers at the point of greatest relevance. Their goal is to simplify the complexity of banking infrastructure and compliance operations, so their customers can focus on what they really care about.

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Many candidates hear
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39% female employees

67% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

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Griffin is working to change the banking world, which they see as exclusive, opaque, and not particularly technology-friendly. Their aim is to lower barriers to entry for fintechs and increase transparency.

To achieve this, they are designing a wholesale bank from the ground up, focusing on the problems their customers face and following steps to solve them.

Griffin is taking a novel approach, offering a bank-as-a-platform model with integrated compliance to allow customers to get their financial products to market quickly and cost-effectively.

Their systems have the capability to move faster than existing banks burdened by legacy tech and provide new opportunities to financial technology firms over a wide range of business models.

Benefits

  • Life insurance through AIG
  • Generous stock option grants for everyone at the company
  • Private medical insurance through Vitality
  • A weekly team lunch on Griffin (even when you're working remotely)
  • Auto-enrolment into company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Remote first working culture, If you want to to work from home you can and you can expense your office set up. Equally, we have an office in London where you can work, as well as the ability to work from shared working spaces
  • Up to 6 months fully paid parental leave (depending on tenure)

Company values

  • Thoughtfulness - Take your time
  • Kindness and Empathy - Assume the best of each other
  • Resilience - Don't give up easily
  • Simple made easy - Reduce complexity where possible
  • Security first - Everyone's not out to get us, but some people are
  • Transparent - Open by default
  • Be Deserving of Trust - We measure ourselves against the highest standard of conduct

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Mar 2024

$23.8m

SERIES A

Jun 2023

$13.7m

SERIES A

$66.4m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Previously founded CircleCI and authored the book Learning ClojureScript with co-founder David

Previously worked as a software engineer at Standard Treasury and Airbnb

Diversity & Inclusion at Griffin

  • Our goal is for Griffin to proportionally represent the diversity of the working population in society. We’re working to ensure that Griffin is a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment for every member of our team — whatever your intersection of identities & background. If you're part of a group that is under-represented in fintech, we'd love to hear from you.
  • We offer enhanced parental leave for Grifflings - you’re able to take 26 weeks of parental leave. This increases to 52 weeks if you are based in the UK AND you are the birthing parent, the primary-caregiver adopter, or if you and your partner decide to use UK’s Shared Parental Leave.
  • We'll pay you in full for 13 weeks of parental leave, and then the greater of 50% pay or London Living Wage for the following 13 weeks, provided you’ve been with us for 6 months on your expected due date or placement date.
  • If you have been with us for two years (or more!) by your expected due date or placement date, we will pay you in full for 26 weeks of parental leave
  • We are flexible with our approach to work, work from home, the office or a shared working space, it's really up to you! We also are flexible on what hours you work too, we understand that life can sometimes just get in the way and you need to be able to pick up the kids from school.

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