Shachar Bialick

Curve

CEO and Founder

Shachar Bialick is founder and CEO of Curve, the banking platform that brings your credit and debit cards into one smart app. 

Shachar built Curve with a simple mission: to simplify and unify the way people spend, send, see and save money. Shachar and the teams at Curve are driving a paradigm shift, one app for all your finances.

 

Curve’s partners include Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Mastercard and Checkout.Com.

Curve has 2.2m customers, employs more than 300 people and is in the process of hiring another 300 in 2021. Curve recently completed its Series C funding round, bringing the total raised in investment so far to $175m.

Curve is live in 31 European countries, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Sweden.

 

Prior to launching Curve, Shachar built and led several companies, including those in healthcare, finance, e-commerce and mobile telecommunications. He’s an MBA of INSEAD. Shachar founded his first start-up at the age of 21, just after leaving the Israeli military.

 

Curve is headquartered in London, UK. 

Event Sessions Featuring Shachar Bialick


Panel

Leadership Lessons From The Pandemic

AltFi Leadership Forum 2021 - Wednesday 12 May 2021


Panel

Digital Banking's next move

AltFi London Summit 2019 - Monday 18 March 2019

From open banking and aggregation, to business banking and legacy banks, our four expert panelists give their take on what's next for digital banking.


Roundtable (Breakout)

Making the Marketplace ‐ Round Table Discussion

London Summit 2018 - Monday 26 March 2018

  • All in attendance were in agreement: marketplaces are something we can expect to see coming out of every digital bank, sooner or later. But will the model become a money maker? Clark doesn't think so, suggesting that Tandem prefers to see its marketplace as simply a "benefit to the customer" over a tool for profitability. Myatt also pointed out that we have yet to determine an exact and widespread definition of what we mean by 'marketplace': does it refer to only third-party products being sold by a bank, or will banks eventually sell their own services and products within their apps too? 
  • In essence, the marketplace model should be about "putting the customer's data back in their hands" and allowing them to get the most out of it, said Barbosa. Indeed, both Chisell and Magliulo added that a marketplace should be about "giving way" to those who are specialised, in order to create the most value for their customers. Campbell mentioned that Bud has found higher traction from users sits on non-core products and services: things like energy-switching, travel perks and insurance. 
  • However Plumb warned that at times the marketplace has become a "sexy term" for a bank's partnership strategy, when what they're really offering is not a true marketplace at all. Often we speak about marketplaces as if they are just one generic product, but as in the case of robo advisors, not all marketplaces will be a good fit. Bibas suggested that each bank should develop a specific strategy for different partners, allowing them to create true customer value.
  • For the future, Moreni highlighted the need for banks to be focusing on what value in a marketplace really means to their customers. Whether you give a customer 10 or 3 choices for a service, "it doesn't matter unless you know what it is your customer needs from you," said Dallas. Muis agreed, sayng that if you want people to give up their data, banks will have to show them the value they're going to gain as a result. While a partnership strategy is a no-brainer for most, it'll be the new categories that come out of the marketplace model that will be the most exciting to watch.



Articles Featuring Shachar Bialick

Neobanks go after Klarna: Monzo Flex Vs Curve Flex

17th September 2021 | Daniel Lanyon

Curve gets back online after Wirecard outage

29th June 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

Curve smashes crowdfund raise

4th September 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

Curve prepares Crowdcube fundraising

16th August 2019 | Roger Baird

Fintech Curve raises $55m

16th July 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

Fintech's top 5 April Fool’s Day tales

1st April 2019 | Roger Baird

Amex joins Curve’s all-in-one service

28th January 2019 | Roger Baird

Curve hits 300,000 customers

6th December 2018 | George Geddes