About Abaka

We provide financial institutions, of any size, anywhere in the world, the software to thrive in the digital savings age.

We do this by building, delivering and supporting conversational AI technology to power affordable and accessible advice.

“We help people save more, that’s all we do!”

Founders

Fahd Rachidy - CEO

Fahd is a serial entrepreneur passionate about improving people’s financial wellbeing, and re-inventing the way the financial industry works. Fahd was co-founder of Scientificbeta.com, his previous venture, which is now the leading European pension platform for smart beta indices with $40bn AuM.

Benoit Launay - CTO

As a Senior Product Developer and Solution Architect at Microsoft for over 13 years, Benoit is an expert in Machine Learning and data insights, cloud-based platforms and data management. Started in the voice recognition field at Bell Labs in 2001.

Directors

Oliver manages pensions

Oliver Payne (Non-Executive Director)

Oliver manages pensions & benefits plans covering 70,000 employees across 22 countries with $25 billion under management for Ford Motors. Oliver is an actuary and previously was at Deloitte.
Dan is Managing Partner for Anthemis Exponential Ventures, a global investment firm focused on financial well-being in the FinTech, InsurTech and HealtHTeach sectors.

Dan Smith (Executive Director)

Dan is Managing Partner for Anthemis Exponential Ventures, a global investment firm focused on financial well-being in the FinTech, InsurTech and HealtHTeach sectors.
Divyata was with Goldman Sachs for 18 years in London and Singapore. She led the Goldman Sachs Asset Management franchise in the region including handling financial institutions and pension funds. She has spent the last 10 years in the fiduciary space.

Divyata Ashiya (Non-executive Director)

Divyata was with Goldman Sachs for 18 years in London and Singapore. She led the Goldman Sachs Asset Management franchise in the region including handling financial institutions and pension funds. She has spent the last 10 years in the fiduciary space.

Advisors

Co-Founder @ made.com

Julien Callede

Co-Founder @ made.com
VP

Susan Tia

VP
Account Director

Peter Johnson

Account Director

Team

Gard Jenset

Senior Data Scientist

Victor Moron Tejero

Senior Data Scientist

Anil Rajgor

Senior Developer

Dinkar Jaitly

Senior Developer

Janos Kelemen

Senior Developer

Danielle Donaldson

Office Manager

Seema Fatania

Head of Sales

Dane Taylor

Customer Success