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Calypso Harland

Calypso Harland

Founder at myforte / Fintech Fringe
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Bio Calypso Harland is the founder of myforte (, a new expert-led network setup to support fintechs scale and grow. A disruptor in the consultancy space, myforte is eliminating the huge markups typically applied by traditional models and is minimising risk for fintechs by connecting them with best-in-market subject-matter-experts with proven experience. She believes this model is more in tune with what fintechs need to survive and thrive in the current economic climate. She is also the founder of Fintech Fringe (, an event launched during London Tech Week 2023 to support scaling fintechs which enjoyed a successful debut with more than 250 attendees over 4 days. Career History Calypso has been helping disruptive tech companies grow and expand for more than 20 years. She has run numerous fintech-focused inward investment programmes providing support to more than 100 businesses looking to scale internationally.

Long reads

Want to scale your fintech? Here’s why the UK is the obvious choice

26 Jun 2023

Fintech investment in the UK fell last year. According to one KPMG report, it corrected itself from a record-breaking $39 billion in 2021, to $17.4 billion in 2022, a 56% drop. Innovate Finance also recorded an 8% dip in Venture Capital (VC) investment. For most of us, the market correction was a predictable byproduct of the COVID tech boom. Yet...