07/16, MOBILE NATION

What?

July 2016's Rip It Up, Start Again event focussed on two start-ups using smartphones to revolutionise the way we bank and buy property.

Monzo
A co-operative platform that gives the disenfranchised access to economic support and empowers communities A new smartphone-based bank. Mono broke records in march 2016, raising £1m of crowdfunding in 96 seconds.

Area
A new way to find your next home, where the most relevant available properties are pushed directly from local agents to your smartphone, without the need to register or share your details with the agent. 

 

Who?

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Tom Blomfield,
Founder of Monzo

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Shawn Zvinis
Founder of Area

Where?

Rip It Up, Start Again is  hosted by Shoreditch House, 5th Floor.

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Soundbites

Customers first

“We're focussing on the end-to-end experience before charging customers for our service.”

 Shawn Zvinis, Area

Efficiency wins out

“Stuff that would take us a day takes them a year.”

—Tom Blomfield, Monzo

Be smart

“Your smartphone has more processing power than the mainframe computers your bank was using in the 70s."

— Tom Blomfield, Monzo

 


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