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Philip Belamant

Founder and CEO


Philip Belamant is the CEO & Co-Founder of Zilch, Europe’s fastest-ever company to go from launch to unicorn status in 14 months from launch while latterly also becoming gross profitable and reaching over 3 million customers in just 24 months, 2-3 years faster than the average unicorn peer.  Philip graduated Cum Laude from RAU University in South Africa, where he completed both BscIT and BscIT Honors degrees. Before starting Zilch, he founded fintech companies in developing economies utilising technology that always set out to change the lives of people, including mobile payment services in multiple countries and building a leading fintech company in Africa. More recently in 2022, Philip was named as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year, a prestigious and globally recognised accolade. In 2021, he also won the UK’s Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Zilch was recognised with Scale Up Company of 2021 at the same annual awards.

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