Mark Whitcroft is one of the Founding Partners at Illuminate Financial. He is also part of the Advisory Panel for IA Engine, the UK’s Investment Association fintech accelerator. Prior to Illuminate, he was an EIR at StartUpBootCamp FinTech London, on the Industry Advisory Board of ValueStream Labs and part of the Deutsche Bank team involved in the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab in New York. Mark spent twelve years in various fixed income capital market roles at Deutsche Bank and HSBC based in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. He has been an early stage fintech investor since 2010 and sits on the Boards of a number of portfolio companies. Mark has a BSc in Human Sciences from University College London and is Harvard Business School alumni via the Program for Leadership Development.