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Our Mission

Hacking Finance explores the big issues impacting financial services to raise attention and create action. We look to adjacent fields and cultures to inspire new ways of experimenting to help us invent a better future. Anyone who goes hard and fast at the problems that block innovation is #hackingfinance.

How We Do It

Make it fun.
Create connections.
Inspire action.

How We Got Here

In 2011, a small group of fintech founders, investors, bankers, academics and regulators rocked up to Méribel, France at the invitation of Sean Park. The ask? Get to know one another. Eat cheese. Sit on bales of hay. And imagine how the financial services industry might align, regroup and reinvent itself for the Information Age.

The inaugural 2011 Anthemis Hacking Finance Retreat in Méribel, France

Seven years hence, the Anthemis Hacking Finance Retreat has seen a few hundred such participants bring bold ideas and connections down from the mountaintop and into their “real lives.” The spin-off Anthemis Hacking Finance breakfast series, started in London in 2015, gave the greater Anthemis Ecosystem an opportunity to get involved.

But it’s not enough. We need more voices, more stories, more ways to connect, vent, scheme, and mobilize to solve the problems facing financial services around the world. This can only happen if we drop the groupspeak, get real, and invite people from other sectors to join us.


Hacking Finance offers opportunities for those aligned with our mission to contribute stories, essays, interviews and other relevant content for publication on this website and via our two email newsletters: If You Read One Thing, a weekly curated email featuring a single worthwhile article to ponder, and Hacking Finance Monthly, a round-up of our best original content.

To find out more about what we’re looking for and how you can get involved, read this post on our submissions policy.

The Hacking Finance events series re-launches in early 2018. If you are interested in attending, speaking, or suggesting a top, sign up to learn more. You can also apply to attend the next Anthemis Hacking Finance Retreat.


Sean Park

founder, editor emeritus

Leslie Campisi

vocals, harmonium

Riki Shepley

guitar, backing vocals, tambourine

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Adrian Rorheim

is a researcher and editor at the Effective Altruism Foundation, Berlin.

Alex Mayall

has a Masters in Cybernetics from the University of Reading with a focus on terahertz technology. He’s a keen futurist and has produced a wide variety of content on the subject.

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Amy Brill

is the author of the novel The Movement of Stars. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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Anthony Phillips

is a lecturer in condensed matter and materials physics at Queen Mary, University of London, where his research focuses on the structure and properties of functional materials

Ashley C. Ford

lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She is (mostly) a writer. Currently, she’s writing a memoir, hosting Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show and podcast.

Beth Braverman

was a senior reporter and social media editor at MONEY magazine and editor of Life + Money at The Fiscal Times.

Bill Ullman

is the Chief Commercial Officer (and CEO of broker-dealer subsidiary) at Orchard Platform.

Charity Mhende

has a passion to develop and leverage the skill set of young people of colour. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing the carnival spirit across the globe.

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Christopher Webb

is a writer based in London. He’s completing his PhD which explores the relationship between experimental art and labour.

Darren Garrett

is a BAFTA-winning creative director for digital things, games, animation & storytelling in general.

David Galbraith

is a designer and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years Internet experience in London, San Francisco & New York.

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Denis Malpartida

is research assistant at the Laboratory of Ecology of Processes in Peru.

Derek Brown

is CEO of Exeq. He previously served as VP of Product Development at Addepar and engineering leader at LinkedIn.

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Dr Rich Firth-Godbehere

is based at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University of London.

Farhan Lalji

is a Director in the Venture Partnerships team at Anthemis.

Francesca Minerva

Francesca Minerva is a philosophy postdoc at Ghent University in Belgium.

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Francesco Corea

is a complexity scientist, data strategist, tech investor and AI advisor.

Gloria Origgi

is an Italian philosopher, and a tenured senior researcher at CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris.

Jillian Williams

was born and raised in New York City. A competitive runner and Mandarin speaker, Jillian works on the investment team at Anthemis.

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Katie Sanders

is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in Fast Company, Forbes, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Refinery29.  

Kauri Multimedia

specializes in multimedia storytelling, web documentaries and short film. They Are the Last was shot by Diego Vivanco and produced by Ian Clark.

Khary Septh

is a fashion designer and the editor of The Tenth Magazine.

Leslie Campisi

is a Brooklynite by way of South Louisiana. She has spent her career helping entrepreneurs tell their stories while telling a few of her own, too.

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Noah Sheldon

is a filmmaker, photographer and artist based in Shanghai and New York City.

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Padmaparna Ghosh

is a science podcaster and environmental journalist, transitioning into a wildlife conservation career.

Polly Rodriguez

is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unbound, a rebellious feminist brand focused on making sexual health and wellness accessible to all women.

Riki Shepley

is a Michigan native and Peace Corp alumni. She has produced documentaries for the BBC and several award-winning television companies.

Ruth Foxe Blader

studied literature and criminology before moving into the world of digital innovation and finance.

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Sarah J. Robbins

is a writer, editor and collaborator based in Michigan.

Scott E Page

is the Leonid Hurwicz collegiate professor of complex systems, political science and economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute.

Sean Park

combines a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate experience and is widely recognized as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services.

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Subrena E Smith

is assistant professor in philosophy at the University of New Hampshire.

Thomas T. Hills

is professor of psychology at the University of Warwick in Coventry.

Victor Galaz

is deputy science director and an associate professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

W. Ben Hunt

serves as Chief Investment Strategist at Salient Partners and looks at markets through the lenses of game theory and history.