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UKTN Podcast ep6: Ricky Knox on life after Tandem and why some startups ‘deserve to die’

UKTN Podcast Ricky Knox

Episode six of the UKTN Podcast is out now. This week’s guest is Ricky Knox, a serial entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded fintech companies including Tandem Bank, Azimo and Small Word Financial Services.

During the show, Knox recalls his time at Tandem, explains why he stepped down as CEO last year and shares more about the startups he’s building and investing in now.

“It’s almost like parting ways with your kid,” said Knox on stepping down as CEO. “I suppose people have to do it at a certain stage.”

Knox tells UKTN Podcast host Mark McDonagh about the early days of Tandem – back when UK fintech was in its infancy – and applying for a banking licence in 2014, around the same time as rivals Atom Bank, Starling and Monzo....