Christian Grobe
Co-Founder & COOFunding Circle
Dr. Christian Grobe is the Co-Founder & COO of Funding Circle Continental Europe (since 2014; formerly Zencap). He is responsible for the Sales, Marketing, Business Intelligence and Finance divisions. Grobe has helped position Funding Circle as Europe’s most successful online marketplace for business loans (measured by loan volume in the first year of trading). Prior to Funding Circle, Grobe was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company (2008-2014). Here he was responsible for the operational management of international projects with up to 25 consultants. He is an expert on digital transformation processes in the finance and pharmaceutical industries.

Grobe studied Political Science (Magister Artium, 2006) and Economics (Graduate Economist, 2008) at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg and Princeton University, USA. He received a doctorate degree in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin (2011).