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PrestaCap provides loans to SMEs in Europe.

PrestaCap is an online platform which uses an innovative approach to provide small businesses with access to credit in a faster and more convenient way than traditional banks – Requests for credit are matched with capital from international investors allowing PrestaCap to provide SMEs with loans in just three days.

SMEs are a key driver of growth in Europe, but the financial crisis created a gap in terms of their access to credit.  As a result, the growth of many SMEs and the growth of the wider economy has been limited.  In response, PrestaCap was created with the mission of revolutionising the way European SMEs access finance, thus unlocking the potential of SMEs and sustaining growth of the real economy.

PrestaCap is regulated for the purposes of protecting its users. PrestaCap is domiciled in the United Kingdom and operates at a European level, it is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as well as the responsible authorities in other European countries.

Management team

PrestaCap is managed by a passionate team driven by one common mission: to revolutionise the way European SMEs access finance.

Christian Nothacker, Co-founder & CEO
Christian Nothacker is CEO of the PrestaCap group. With prior experience at BCG and most recently as manager at SumUp, a leading FinTech firm focused on mobile payments, Christian brings to the firm competencies in finance and fund raising. Christian holds a degree in finance from Bocconi University, Milan and a Master in International Management from CEMS (Esade & London School of Economics).

Alessandro Felisi, cofounder and COO
Alessandro Felisi is COO of the PrestCap group and Head of Operations. With prior experience at UBS and most recently in the investment management division of ACPI Investments, Alessandro brings to the firm financial and operative competencies. Alessandro holds a degree in Corporate Business and International Markets from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

Ram Chawla, cofounder e CTO
Ram Chawla is CTO of the PrestaCap group and is responsible for software development, credit risk and business intelligence. With prior experience at ACPI Investments and most recently in the fixed income division at Barclays where he managed corporate bond funds, Ram brings to the firm competencies in financial markets, corporate credit and technology. Ram holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.

We are always on the lookout for talented people, if you enjoy a fast-paced, challenging work and believe you have what it takes to add tangible value, send your CV to careers@prestacap.com.