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Michal Smida



Czech Republic



Michal is the founder and CEO of Twisto and a member of Forbes 30 under 30. He lived 11 years abroad in Russia, Great Britain and the US.

He began his career in London where he joined Barclays investment bank after graduating from King’s College. When he returned to the Czech Republic in 2013, he founded Twisto – the first NeoBank out of the CEE region which evolved into daily finance provider serving over 600k customers. Twisto has more than 140 employees and is backed by leading investors such as ING Ventures, UNIQA Ventures, Velocity Capital, Finch Capital and ENERN.