Christoph Rieche


CEO and Co-founder

Christoph Rieche is the co-founder and CEO of iwoca and a leading figure within the fintech sector. He oversees the day-to-day operations, finance and strategy of iwoca, always with an eye on the long-term vision. Christoph is passionate about helping smaller businesses to succeed and grow. He has played a formative role in the evolution of technology-driven financing and established iwoca as a leading fintech lender in Europe. Prior to founding iwoca in 2011, Christoph studied at HEC Lausanne and the London School of Economics before he became a VP at Goldman Sachs within the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities division.

Event Sessions Featuring Christoph Rieche


The SME Fintech Lending Battleground In 2022

AltFi Lending Summit 2022 - Thursday 3 November 2022


Speed Is Of The Essence: Automation And Onboarding, The Latest Developments

AltFi Festival of Finance 2020 - Tuesday 10 November 2020


Lightning Talk

How Open Banking will revolutionise SME lending

AltFi London Summit 2019 - Monday 18 March 2019

Too much is made of how the new era of 'open banking' will revolutionise the consumer experience that many miss the enormous applications for business banking and borrowing.

Articles By Christoph Rieche

The biggest emerging fintech challenge to banking

16th August 2021 | Christoph Rieche

Articles Featuring Christoph Rieche

Lending Summit 2022: 5 reasons to join

23rd August 2022 | Annie Tuckwell

Iwoca accredited under the Recovery Loan Scheme

5th October 2021 | Aisling Finn

iwoca raises £150m in equity and debt capital

18th February 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

Augmentum ploughs £7.5m into business lender iwoca

24th January 2019 | Roger Baird

iwoca names ex-Zopa exec as new COO

13th November 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

$20m Raise for SME Lender Iwoca

30th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The Next Great British Export?

27th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks