Origin Markets
The Primary Market Place
About Origin Markets

Origin is a digital marketplace directly connecting fixed income investors with large corporate borrowers in the bond market.

While financial innovation has modernised everything from mobile payments to electronic stock exchanges, the bond market hasn’t changed in over 30 years. These inefficiencies cause losses in the market that are worth billions of dollars annually.

Origin creates a network in the world's largest borrowing market, reducing costs and increasing fairness and access to professional investors of all sizes.

Some press about us here: http://www.euromoney.com/Article/3540277/Fintech-2016-Origin-builds-a-new-utility-for-private-placements.html

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Founded in:
Raja Palaniappan

Originally from San Francisco, Raja spent the first 7 years of his career as a corporate bond and derivatives trader in London, working on the trading floors of Lehman Brothers, Nomura, and most recently at Credit Suisse. The idea for Origin was conceived after observing the frustrations of clients during the corporate bond new issuance process and being inspired by other successful examples of the transformative power of technology in financial services.

Raja holds electrical engineering and biology degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Robert Taylor

Robert has a dual computer science and business background, he started his career trading credit derivatives at Nomura. Most recently a Portfolio Manager at Swiss fintech investment firm Centralway, where he led the sourcing, due diligence and valuation processes. Robert has also worked as a mentor with a number of startups and accelerators.

Robert holds an BEng (hons) from Imperial College and an MSc in Management from HEC Paris.

Geoffrey Carbonel
Business Development

During his career, Geoffrey has experienced both primary and secondary fixed income markets. Starting in Paris, Geoffrey covered French corporates on BNP Paribas’ DCM desk, before moving to London where he spent 3 years on the syndicate desk at Morgan Stanley covering IG corporates and EM issuers. In 2012, he moved to the IG Credit Trading desk to cover low beta corporates. He joined the Origin team in September 2015 to lead the business development effort with Dealers.

Geoff holds an MSc in Finance from EM Lyon and attended the MBA programme at Texas A&M.

Franklin Gilot
Business Development

Franklin's career spans 6 years in Fixed Income and Capital Markets. Following a first experience in Proprietary Trading, he joined the Capital Markets unit of BNP Paribas as an EMTN Analyst. He then moved on to develop the Commerzbank Private Placement franchise - achieving a top 10 League Table position. Most recently, Franklin worked for Credit Suisse where he focused on FIG Issuers.

Franklin holds a Master's degree from EDHEC Business School (France).

Leo Chan
VP Engineering

Leo has a deep experience in financial technology. Starting his career at IBM then Morningstar, over the years Leo has honed his craft architecting software that is highly scalable, maintainable and testable. Leo specializes in full stack web development with Python/Django and Javascript.

Leo is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Alexis Durand
Senior Software Engineer

Alexis is a french software Engineer. Starting his career at Amadeus then iwoca, Alexis is devoted to building scalable, available and performant software through heavy testing and databases optimisations. Alexis specializes in full stack web development with Python/Django and Javascript.

Alexis is a graduate of the ENSEEIHT (Top Ranked French Computer-Science Engineer School).

Business Development and Sales

What we're building is challenging but spans a wide range of technologies.

We are constantly on the lookout for Business Developers and Sales to boost our constant growth.

We evolve in the complex and sophisticated world of world-class finance. Connecting with issuers, dealers and other stakeholders is key to our success.

Engineering and Product

We're turning on its head the big bad world of Finance, specifically bond issuance. We're from the Barclays Techstars Spring 2015 program, winners of BBVA Open Talent 2015 and we're backed by an awesome list of angel investors and seed funds. Our clients are the largest banks and bond issuers globally so data security and privacy is a major concern.

You’ll have the opportunity to work in an exciting, early-stage startup our growing Engineering and Product team and take ownership of key parts of the product.

What we're building is challenging but spans a wide range of technologies.

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