ArK is not a bank, we do not provide the kind of range of financial services that you would expect from a normal bank like accounts, investment tools, credit cards etc. We do however share one product with the banks - we lend money.
What further distinguishes us from banks, revenue based financing actors and other financial institutions is how we model the performance of a company. Instead of looking at historical aggregated accounting metrics, we make risk assessments based on highly granular business metrics and we don’t just look at the history - we try to predict the future outcomes. This allows us to identify strong businesses earlier than what would be possible by looking at annual reports.
Becoming the global source of truth for tech growth forecasts is our ambition, and to make funding flow in an democratized and unbiased way.
Oliver is a serial entrepreneur with a big love for building and nurturing teams. With Ark he founded what he never found. It’s like a bank. But for entrepreneurs.
Before co-founding Ark, Axel disrupted the traditional banking system from within by building Nordea Startup & Growth. And along that ride Axel got to see just about every flavor of the problems banks face when trying to fund high growth but not-yet profitable companies. Today he is taking on these problems as a tech company, not a bank.
Before joining ArK Elin lead the development of Motherbrain, EQT’s machine learning platform trained to identify dark horses before competing firms. She is a Full Stack Engineer, passionate about disrupting capital allocation by putting tech and data at the heart of it. But her first passion is however fostering a diverse and frontier tech team.
Leading up to co-founding Ark, Henrik spent most of his life trying to understand everything. He has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, he is the former VP of analytics at Spotify and a lead builder of the all-seeing Motherbrain at EQT, where he was also a founding partner.
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