Paul Townsend has a long and in finance having started in corporate finance back in the 1980s. He's held key positions in some of the largest financial institutes including Barclays, UBS, and the Bank of New York/RBS Trust, in addition to being a leader in the payments space having been the Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce at WorldPay and a non-executive director at Saxo Payments.

As an entrepreneur Paul founded Envoy which he sold to WorldPay and has more recently founded Vitesse PSP.

As an Angel Investor he has invested in: (EIS fund-lovehomeswap/Reevoo/Gousto/Somo etc)