The close of 2019 was a period of major announcements for the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, one of its most notable being the acquisition of a 10% stake in London-based fintech company, Origin.
As 2020 starts to gather momentum, what better time than now to catch up with the company’s Co-Founder and CEO Raja Palaniappan to break down the past, present and future of Origin in what is sure to be its busiest year yet.
Taking centre stage
We first started talking about doing something in 2012 and we spent about three years where Origin was a side project that we looked at on evenings and weekends, sometimes without touching it for months at a time.
Raja Palaniappan, CEO & Co-Founder, Origin
I think that was a result of the growing number of people seeing interest in the idea coupled with the way that the technology ecosystem in London was growing.
Challenging traditional perceptions of technology
Investment banks will always be there. We don’t believe that any technology is going to come around that is going to eliminate the need for these institutions but technology can help to connect them.
2020: The year of scaling
So far, we have been operating as a vendor, trying to sell our services and create buy-in. With the investment from LuxSE and the first strategic partnership that it brought – 2020 is all about scaling.