FinTech Wales Meets Finalrentals’ CEO, Ammar Akhtar
25 April, 2023
Part of our mission is to be louder and prouder about the achievements of Wales’ FinTech ecosystem, demonstrating that it is the place to start and scale your business.
But don’t just take it from us, hear it from one of our FinTech Wales Foundry alumni!
After participating in our no equity accelerator programme, online car rental service Finalrentals relocated to Cardiff from Poland. They have since closed a six-figure funding round and expanded their business globally into Canada, the United States of America and United Arab Emirates.
We recently sat down for a catch up with Ammar Akhtar, Founder and CEO of Finalrentals, at their new offices in Tec Marina, Penarth, to discuss their company’s growth story to date.
Watch the full catch up below:
0:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:50 – What attracted you to the Foundry?
00:03:02 – How did the Foundry make a difference to Finalrentals?
00:04:41 – Where are Finalrentals now based?
00:05:31 – What does Wales offer startups?
00:09:43 – Finalrentals plans for the future
00:11:08 – What would you say to a business looking to scale in Wales
00:13:14 – What should Foundry applicants know?
00:13:54 – How would you describe being a founder in Wales
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