Vishal Marria

CEO, Quantexa

With nearly 15 years of experience tackling financial crime, surveillance, and customer-insight issues, Vishal Marria is a leader in his field.

After stepping down from his role as an executive director at accounting firm Ernst and Young – where he oversaw their efforts against financial crime — Marria set up Quantexa, the anti-fraud firm harnessing AI to crack down on money laundering and improve decision making.

Since then, the firm has gone on to raise $90 million in investment, with big-name backers such as Accenture, HSBC, and Evolution Equity Partners on board.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for Quantexa,” Marria tells Business Insider. “We’ve had two very strong quarters back to back, and, if anything, we have only seen demand for our platform rise in the wake of COVID-19.”

In 2018 Marria won the prestigious Developing Entrepreneur prize at the Enterprise Awards, in London, locally considered "the Oscars of the technology industry."