February 01, 2021 · 2 min read

Bye Bye Yeeld 👋

The end of 3-year fantastic journey

Today was my last day at Yeeld. Reflecting on that 3-year experience is not easy, but the first thing that comes to mind is the team. 😢

We managed to build a challenger bank reaching 100 000 users in less than 18 months.📈

This was done with modest funding and a tiny product team:

I'd like to address 1000 thanks to my colleagues for trusting us and engaging on this project. You can be very proud of the quality of the product you managed to ship. I loved the interesting product and technical discussions we had (mostly asynchronously). I also liked how we managed to create a culture of ownership with a strong focus on delivering value for our users. ❤️❤️❤️

The technical challenges were really not disappointing:

  • Integrating many banking features (KYC, Credit transfers IN/OUT, Direct debit, card issuing, card top-up, etc) into a simple app
  • Dealing with compliance issues that ate a fair amount of our time
  • Showing accurate financial data: how much money do I have? Where is this transaction coming from? Why am I not seeing this transfer I sent 4 days ago? etc ...
  • Outperforming our conversion during the Onboarding
  • Automating money transfers to make saving money as simple as 1,2,3.
  • Going fast, but not breaking things... 🤓

Working at Yeeld was a fantastic experience for me. It helped me progress on a daily basis as an entrepreneur. I learned so much about the fintech sector, new technical challenges, and building an effective and unique company culture. . 😊

Finally, I'd like to thank @Nagib for offering me this role and being my business partner for 3 years! 🙏

Yeeld isn't going anywhere 🤗

My departure from the company does not mean the end of the story. Raphaël will be taking over as CTO, and though I can't share any numbers, I can tell that Yeeld has many months of runway on its bank account.

What's next for me? 🤔

Yeeld was my second company, and I've been an entrepreneur for more than 10 years now. For the next few weeks, I'll be doing some consulting work for other startups, and I'm lucky enough to already have a few clients keeping me busy for the next 4 weeks.

  • Am I going to start a new company? Maybe...
  • Am I going to look for a (IC, management, CTO) job? Why not...

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🧑‍💻  I'm Romain, software engineer freelancer, ex co-founder and CTO at Yeeld and Eventmaker.

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