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Capitalise appoints new CRO

New hire follows a substantial period of growth, launch of instant offer service and series A funding round in February.

Paul Surtees Oct 30, 2019

 

After closing our £3.5m funding round in February we have demonstrated double-digit month-on-month growth and are thrilled to have appointed ex Receipt Bank CRO, Nelson Da Silva, as Chief Revenue Officer. 

Nelson Da Silva

 

Mr Da Silva has held a number of senior roles within growing businesses and most recently spent almost six years at Receipt Bank first as Senior Country Manager before his promotion to CRO. During his time at Receipt Bank, he played an integral role in growing the company from a small startup with only eight members of staff in 2013 to more than 400 today, leading the company’s revenue streams to achieve 100% year-on-year growth. 

 

At Capitalise.com, Mr Da Silva will be tasked with supporting our scaling of the accountant and regulated adviser proposition, working with accountants to help them integrate funding into their existing service lines.

 

Nelson joining us follows the launch of our instant offer marketplace earlier this month, enabling accountants to receive instant funding offers for their SME clients for the first time.

 

Nelson commented:

"Capitalise.com’s growth to date has been impressive, particularly over the last year, and it’s clear there is still so much more potential to realise. It provides an essential service, not only for business leaders through access to funding that can be a vital lifeline, but for accountants to be able to diversify their offering by providing essential advice on navigating the financial market. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and working both with the Capitalise.com team and clients for mutual success."

 

Paul Surtees, CEO and Co-Founder, Capitalise.com, said:

“With the economic climate remaining uncertain, small businesses need access to funding and accountants are in a prime position to advise them on the best options according to their requirements. Nelson’s experience of working with accounting firms and scaling an ambitious SaaS business during his time at Receipt Bank will be invaluable both to us and our clients. This has been an exciting year for us as a business; this hire is the crucial next step in achieving our growth strategy and Nelson’s background makes him the perfect candidate.”  

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