SummaryEdit

CIRCA5000 is the investment platform of the human future. Backed by £7m+ from VCs and fintech angels, the award-winning app has 150k+ users and is fundraising to continue its growth after a recent rebrand.

  • 150k+ users, 265% Year-on-Year growth (October 2020-21)
  • £7m+ raised to date from VCs and high-profile angels, and industry leaders
  • FCA regulated with B Corp Status
  • Won multiple industry awards. 4.5* App Store, 4* Google Play

IdeaEdit

In our view, investing needs a serious correction. On the one hand, the investment industry has opened up over the last 2 years but this has now led to trading platforms being played like slot machines. And on the other hand is the rise of ESG investing, but this hardly scratches the surface when it comes to tackling issues like climate change & social inequality.

CIRCA5000 allows anyone to invest for the long term, in companies building our future. Companies using innovative technology to scale solutions to the big issues facing people & planet: from energy, water and food, to education and cybersecurity.

Our mission is to make wealth creation effortless and impactful for everyone. Building a prosperous future for us all.

Since launching in 2019 as tickr, we’ve grown our users by 265% YoY, to over 150k users in October 2021.

The generational appetite for meaningful investing is growing. The impact investing market grew by 42.2% last year to $715bn. Millennials are twice as likely to put money into social or environmental investments than any other generation. Gen Z also views these areas as having the biggest investment potential.

With this funding round we’ll expand our team, ramp up customer acquisition and bring new products like pensions to CIRCA5000. Join us on our journey. Invest in a better future.

People made money ruining the world. Let’s make money fixing it.

TeamEdit

The team has many years of experience spanning investing, tech and scaling £1bn+ startups. The core team is supported by a network of industry-leading advisors.

Tom McGillycuddy CFA, Co-founder

10 years’ investment management experience. Part of the founding team of Wellington Management's $1B Global Impact Fund.

Matt Latham MBA, Co-founder

Previously Vice President at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, specialising in charity investment management.

Fabio Knoedt, Head of Engineering

Previously scaled several startup clients in Berlin. Joined from BCG to oversee hiring, improve cloud infrastructure & engineering processes.

Michael Tefula ACA MBA, Head of Finance

Deloitte-trained Chartered Accountant with an Oxford MBA. Previously invested in early-stage tech companies with Downing Ventures & Oxford Seed Fund.

Nataly Bonato, Head of Community

Nataly was Airbnb Brazil’s first hire, then built out community strategies for Unicorns WeWork & Gorillas.

Charlie Macpherson CFA, Impact Specialist

Ex-Bain Consultant, spent 4 years investing at Schroders. Joined to develop our impact framework & investment strategy.

Rob Baldwyn, Growth Marketing

Previously scaled paid marketing for companies such as Monzo and Booking.com at Ladder Digital.

Gary Dolman, Chairman

Co-founder & CFO of Monzo, founding team at Starling. Proven experience leading & building £1bn+ fintechs.