Technology is upgrading financial systems, simplifying customer experiences and democratising access to financial products, markets, and services. In line with this trend, Quetzal Capital is seeking to invest in high growth companies in the technology, e-commerce, and lifestyle sciences sectors.
Our first investment is a convertible loan into Tap Global, a fast growing, regulated, fully integrated, crypto-fiat exchange service provider.
Our investment approach targets companies with one or more of the following characteristics:
Recognising the potential of neo banking, AI and DeFi, Quetzal Capital has made a significant investment in Tap Global, a fast growing, regulated, fully integrated crypto-fiat exchange service provider with an associated neo banking platform.
Tap Global offers frictionless access to cryptocurrency markets, with AI-based middleware that connects to multiple cryptocurrency exchanges to retrieve liquidity and pricing in real time – gaining competitive prices. UK and EU users have access to individual named bank accounts and a first-of-a-kind Tap Mastercard enabling them to convert cryptocurrencies in real time for spending via the card. Tap Global is regulated under the DLT framework by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
Quetzal Capital has an option to acquire 100% of Tap Global.
John joined the Board in March 2021. He has significant experience assisting technology companies with their development. John is a non-executive director of BrandShield Systems, which he helped list on AIM via a Reverse Takeover in 2020, and is Chairman of Asimilar Group, an AIM investing company. He was a non-executive director of KIN Group, which listed on AIM via a Reverse Takeover, and was a director of Sabien Technology Group. Prior to this, John worked in private equity backed portfolio companies. John spent over 20 years in the Army Air Corps, leaving in 2015 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, having commanded an Apache Attack Helicopter Squadron on operations in Afghanistan.
Fungai joined the Board in April 2021. She is an experienced small cap financier who specialises in working with growth companies. Fungai has worked in the City for over a decade and has spent most of her career as a corporate financier at Peterhouse Capital, advising public companies and executing a broad spectrum of transactions for corporate clients on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and AQSE. Over her career, Fungai has executed the structuring and launch of several companies within sectors including digital currencies, technology, and life sciences.
Tony joined the Board in January 2022. He is the founder and CEO of The Payments Practice, a payments consultancy business that advises on financial regulation within payments and e-money sectors, card issuing and acquiring, international payments and business and financial strategy. He is an FCCA qualified accountant and an FCA approved person. He has founded, co-founded and led the M&A activity on several FCA regulated fintech businesses including an international FX payments broker, a digital bank, an acquiring bank, an issuer processor, an issuing bank and a payment services provider.