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Is contributing to open-source a waste of time?

Some companies think contributing to open-source is a waste of time. It takes work to ensure that your code is generic and widely reusable, and releasing everything into the open can feel like you’re turning over your proprietary technology to the competition. However, since I joined iwoca I have been trying to “liberate” some of […]

Meet Vien, iwoca’s HR Manager

Vien is our People person. She handles everything from recruitment to team happiness. Vien started her career in accounting, working as an auditor for KPMG Hong Kong, but found that crunching numbers was not her thing so she completed a masters in HR management. Enough of me explaining – I’ll let her tell the story. […]

iwoca takes home three Credit Awards

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the Credit Awards at the Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair. We started off the night full of anticipation — we were shortlisted for six awards, more than any other company — and we didn’t leave empty handed! The night kicked off with a three-course dinner and silent auction […]

Tech, Analytics and Piña Coladas

Maria is our Head of Tech Happiness. She’s in charge of everything from recruitment, to organising tech conferences and team retreats. She does it all and still has time to learn python and climb rocks. This April we jumped on a plane (after almost missing the flight) to the sunny island of Majorca for a […]

iwoca enters the FinTech 50

Money20/20 Europe has become one of the biggest events on the FinTech calendar with 3,000 attendees and 400 speakers. iwoca’s CEO and CFO, Christoph and Michael, were there to take in the action and share iwoca’s perspective on the state of the industry. Money20/20 started in the United States four years ago but with European […]

iwoca takes to the slopes in the French Alps

This January, it felt a lot like Christmas had come eleven months early. iwoca rented a chalet in the French Alps, giving us the opportunity to work remotely and hit the slopes during our free time. Throughout the month, teams cycled through the house, getting a chance to join in on the fun – skiing, […]

Our Top 4 Marketing Tips for New Small Businesses

This is a guest blog post by Alex Novakovic from MadeSimple. MadeSimple provides a range of products and online solutions for startups and small businesses. Get great advice, tips and resources at www.madesimplegroup.com. Marketing is essential for businesses. Often it is the first thing potential consumers see and should leave a lasting impression which helps […]