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5 of the Most Inspirational Scottish Female FinTech Leaders

Sinead Donnelly


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According to the 2019 FinTech Focus report, UK FinTechs with a female founder or co-founder typically achieved 133% higher returns on paper for investors. From CEO to founder and co-founder, DIGIT has compiled a list of five fearless women who deserve recognition for their commitment to driving innovation and change in Scotland’s thriving FinTech sector.

1. Tynah Matembe, co-founder of MoneyMatix

Tynah Matembe is the co-founder of MoneyMatix, a family finance management platform that aims to bring financial wellbeing to the workplace and provide financial capability tools for families.

The company was created after she had two children and had been helping immigrant communities settle in Scotland who needed to learn basic money principles. A seasoned entrepreneur, Tynah has participated in running a successful 38-year-old family business. She is also a Saltire fellow, a chartered banker and a lawyer by training.

Tynah has extensive corporate experience in financial services, and internationally, working for organisations such as the United Nations. Her philosophy is that by earnestly seeking excellence, she can convey the right attitudes to those around her and help to make the world a more stable place.

2. Jude Cook, CEO and co-founder, ShareIn

Next up is Jude Cook, CEO and co-founder of Edinburgh-based FinTech business ShareIn, which provides both a technology and a regulatory solution for online investment. Jude’s experience with start-ups infused her passion for innovative companies and sowed the seed for ShareIn. With a degree in General Engineering at Durham University, specialising in Fluid Mechanics, Jude then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in London. She also spent several years in BT in various strategic planning and corporate finance roles. In addition, Jude is a passionate advocate of crowdfunding and is one of the founding members of the UK Crowdfunding Association.

3. Loral Quinn, CEO and co-founder, Sustainably

A multi-award winning global digital marketer and strategist, Loral Quinn is CEO and co-founder of Sustainably, an award-winning fintech for social good platform. Sustainably puts giving to charity firmly in the donor’s hands, by rounding up payments and making micro-donations to a charity of the user’s choice anonymously. Loral was head of digital for a FTSE100 where she was responsible digital marketing and strategy in 30 countries. With a background in scaling business, Loral was recently listed in BIMA’s top 100 people in digital in the UK. Loral holds a degree in Communication, as well as a post graduate degree in Digital Marketing. She is also a Google Squared alumni.

4. Eishel Quinn, co-founder, Sustainably

Recently named one of Digital Leaders top 10 Young Digital Leaders, Eishel Quinn is also a co-founder and chief product officer of fintech start-up Sustainably. Eishel created the Sustainably brand and the UX for the product and has a background in ethical and organic retail. She also completed a User Experience course at CodeClan and previously worked in ethical retail at Neal’s Yard Remedies.

5. Susan Brown, founder and executive chairwoman, Zortrex

Susan Brown is the founder and executive chairwoman of Zortrex, a company that helps customers to protect their data with Zortrex software by using Encryption and Tokenisation Interception. Susan has played a crucial role in developing a learning fintech climate as a result of the exponential cybercriminal threat landscape and has challenged tech giants on the new cyber resilience tokenisation security. With more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and a passion for securing citizens identity, Susan strives to secure the human existence in this new intelligent world. Her vision regarding the tokenised security world has been an inspiration to the cyber security world.

  • DIGIT’s Scottish Financial Technology Awards is due to take place in Edinburgh on the 25th of September 2019. For full details, visit

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