Our Members

Niklas Adalberth

Founder
"I’m excited to be able to contribute to a community of founders who are thinking critically about their giving. Together I believe we can achieve a huge amount of good."

Niklas co-founded unicorn payment company Klarna 2005, backed by investors such as Sequoia, Atomico and General Atlantic. More than 10 years later he quit his operational role as deputy CEO to found tech-for-good Norrsken Foundation. Norrsken invests in entrepreneurs such as Welcome Movement, Doctrine and Karma that tackles the biggest problems in society. In addition to investments, Norrsken last year opened the largest co-working space in Europe for people that tries to improve the world with over 350 members.

Ricky Knox

Co-founder

Ricky is co-founder of Tandem Bank, a mobile app-based bank, that offers credit and current account products. In 2018, Tandem fully acquired Harrods Bank.

Ricky is also managing partner of Hexagon Partners, a private equity firm, and founder of Azimo, a digital payments platform.

Ricky has a BSc in Economics from Bristol University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Bhavesh Manglani

An average joe living an arbitrary life.

Since its inception in 2011, Delhivery has become India’s leading supply chain services company. Our vision is to become the operating system for commerce in India, through a combination of world-class infrastructure, logistics operations of the highest quality and cutting-edge engineering and technology capabilities.

Bhavesh is a Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology and IIM Calcutta graduate.

Catherine Wines

Catherine co-founded WorldRemit in 2010, convinced that digital innovation would enable faster, lower-cost money transfers around the world. Her current board responsibilities focus on corporate governance and compliance. She represents the company with keynote appearances at major conferences and in the international media, talking on fintech, innovation and women in business.

A qualified accountant, she has extensive international experience and deep knowledge of the money transfer industry. She has held a number of previous corporate leadership roles. At Coinstar Money Transfer, she was a regional director, actively involved in scaling up the business the UK, Ireland and Benelux.

Catherine is a member of the Institute of Directors and the professional accountancy body, ACCA. She served on the UK governments’ Remittances Task Force established by DFID between 2006 and 2009.

Rishi Khosla

Founder and CEO

Rishi Khosla is a British-Indian serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief executive officer of OakNorth Bank Limited, a bank focused on lending to fast-growth businesses and entrepreneurs.

Vicente Pascual Olmos

Chief of Ride Hailing & Co-founder of Cabify. Cabify has a presence in 12 countries so far and a team of 1,500 people.

Vinay Kumar Singhal

Co-Founder & CEO

Vinay is the co-founder & CEO of WittyFeed. Hailing from Nunsar, a small village in Haryana, Vinay’s hunger for excellence made him the very first person from his family to pursue engineering. Entrepreneurial bug bit him early in 2010 while he was still pursuing his B.Tech, Computer Science from Chennai.

A few failures and a score of learnings later WittyFeed.com took shape in September 2014 under the aegis of Vatsana Technologies. Not even completed the tenure of three years, WittyFeed.com is already valued at $30 million. A social activist at heart he dreams of an ideal India and believes in being the change agent. Despite his tight work schedule, he manages to find time to enjoy music and read stuff online.

Hayden Wood

Cofounder

Hayden Wood is Co-founder of Bulb, a technology-led energy supplier. Bulb uses automation in its operations to deliver green energy at lower cost than conventional, fossil fuel suppliers. Before founding Bulb, Hayden studied economics at LSE and spent 10 years as a management consultant, first at Monitor Group and then Bain & Company.

Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss

Founder & CPO
"I love the vision behind Founders Pledge. This is a movement driven by thoughtful people who are all about maximising positive impact on the world we live in. I'm excited to be a part small part of it."

Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss is Founder and CEO at Dance. Dance is an e-bike subscription service founded with the purpose of having a positive impact on health, sustainability and livable cities. With Dance, you have a state-of-the-art e-bike at your full disposal, without the hassle of buying and owning. The goal of Dance is to spark a global movement built on a connected community of passionate e-bike riders, ultimately making cities more bike-friendly and livable.

Prior to founding Dance, Quidenus-Wahlforss founded SoundCloud in 2007 and served as its Chief Product Officer for 12 years. SoundCloud is the world’s largest open audio platform with over 200 million tracks from 25 million creators heard in 190 countries; what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.

Quidenus-Wahlforss holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and studied business at the Stockholm School of Economics.

In addition to his role at Dance, Quidenus-Wahlforss is a father, husband, music-lover and a table tennis player. In his earlier life, he created and performed music under the artist name Forss.

Daniel Macklin

Founder
"I joined Founders Pledge as it's a great way for entrepreneurs to give back and have a positive impact on society. For me, it's the right thing to do."

Dan Macklin is a Co-Founder at SoFi, a new kind of finance company taking a radical approach to lending and wealth management. To date, SoFi has lent more than $16 billion in mortgages, personal loans and student loan refinancing. In September 2015, SoFi announced a $1 billion Series E funding round led by SoftBank.  Prior to SoFi, Dan spent twelve years at Standard Chartered Bank across London, Singapore and Shanghai. Dan is a graduate of the University of Durham in England and the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has been interviewed by publications including Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, Forbes, Reuters and Wall Street Journal.  Dan was named as one of the 25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 by Inc and, much to the amusement of his kids, was selected as one of the 40 Coolest People Under 40 in Silicon Valley by Business Insider. @macklindan

Nanxi Liu

CEO

Nanxi Liu is CEO and co-founder of Enplug, a leading digital signage software company. She is also co-founder of Nanoly Bioscience, which develops polymers that eliminate refrigeration for vaccines. Nanxi was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fortune's 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. As a producer, Nanxi received an Emmy Award for The Bay, an Amazon TV Show. Nanxi studied at UC Berkeley.

Martijn Kaag

Martijn is founder of 2050 Foundation, which aims to help social enterprises grow. He also founded Connectis, and acted as its CEO for 10 years before it was acquired by SIDN in 2017.

Meet our team

Meet the team behind the pledge