“Technology is a reflection of the people who make it. Unhealthy people create unhealthy teams, companies, and products.”
LESLIE CAMPISI (CMO)
FinTech startups continue to sprout as total global numbers topped 12,000 in the first half of 2019. Investment dollars continue to pour in, reaching over $110 billion in 2018, 120% over 2017 as reported by KPMG.
Enabling the startup seeds to grow is global venture investment firm Anthemis. Named after a genus of aromatic flowering plants, Anthemis invests in growing digitally native fintech companies, with an eye towards sustainable finance. The company has a green thumb — a knack for financing the vanguard of a transforming financial services industry.
Leslie Campisi is the CMO and communications virtuoso at Anthemis. She is a begrudging admirer of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Leslie continues to astound with her yogini-like commitment to financial literacy and personal well-being. When she isn’t on the mat practicing, she is leading her team to new heights.
With warmup over, let’s turn to our interview with Leslie…
Anthemis cultivates change in financial services by investing in and building early stage, digitally native fintech companies.
I appeared on College Jeopardy!*
*The exclamation point isn’t an expression of my excitement, Jeopardy! actually has a “!” in its name. This is what happens when you work in marketing, kids.
Cast member on Saturday Night Live. If we’ve met more than once, I definitely have an impression of you.
Impossible to pick. How about working for the most badass female investor on the planet?
My favorite fintech company right now is Kindur. I mean, have you MET Rhian Horgan? Right? Plus helping people bust down the silos between the government, banks and insurance companies to figure out how much money they actually need to retire — that’s a mission worth getting behind.
Diversity. Race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, educational background, all of it. Stat.