A proud Lehigh University graduate, Aneesh Varma began his career at J.P. Morgan. But relocating from New York to London in his twenties, Aneesh found himself left out of the credit system. Like millions of others globally, his lifestyle left him unscorable by the traditional credit bureau model.
Aneesh spent six years lobbying politicians for improved access to credit for people like him. Going on to found a number of successful start-ups, he remained resolute on creating change from the inside. Aneesh returned to his frustrations around credit, establishing Aire in 2014 with a bold vision of unlocking the best possible data source for lenders: the consumer themself. A regular speaker on financial inclusion, technology and AI, Aneesh won the Wired ‘Money Startup Lightning Showcase’ in October 2019.
Aneesh is building a new kind of credit bureau with the simple mission of making consumer credit something that works for everyone. He now leads a team of 30 from London, expanding Aire into the US in mid-2019.