James Hickson is the CEO and Founder of Bloom Services Capital Ltd., a European Fintech company focused on small to medium business lending. With their proprietary technology, Bloom offers e-commerce and retail brands access to revenue based funding (between £10K and £5M).
James is also an accomplished author having features in 1FS, Entrepreneur, The Fintech Times, Delano, The Next Web, The European Business Review, Thomson Reuters, Business Insider, and World Finance. He has featured heavily on TV and online media discussing Fintech, Lending, Cryptocurrencies, Security Token Offerings (where he delivered Europe’s first full regulated issuance with partner Expandly), Banking and Consumer technology trends.
James has won numerous industry awards and was most recently recognized as FinTech CEO of the year as well as Payment Service of the year by AI Global Media.
James graduated with a degree in Computer Science, where he also started his PhD in the second year of his undergraduate degree focused on mathematical modeling. He went on to complete his MBA while at Morgan Stanley focused on Global Business and Strategy where he also won the Wafra award for Entrepreneurship in Brazil.
James coaches a number of start-ups via his work with The Founder Institute as well as working at the Board level with a number of scale-up and PE-backed companies.