About us

Launched in 2017, Diaspora is a Fintech challenger reinventing the world of digital banking. Headquartered in London with a global reach, Diaspora operates a complex, yet simple financial ecosystem designed to make access to finance more democratic and inclusive of SMEs. 85% of SMEs suffer from credit constraints and are looking for business partners as opposed to mere service providers. By unlocking liquidity for SMEs, we foster growth and increase trade without borders or barriers.

Championing the underbanked

Size discrimination leads to small businesses being under-served by the finance industry. We’re here to change that. DiasporaFinance is an intelligent invoice finance platform designed to empower small business owners by helping them to scale their business operations. We are more than just a platform, we are your partner for growth.

Paving the way toward financial democratisation:

Numbers don’t lie. The amount of funding extended to small businesses continues to decline, despite various initiatives to address this funding gap. For many institutions the main barrier to SME funding is a lack of detailed information on their finances and unique business models. We’ve decided it’s time for change. DiasporaFinance is combining Open Banking, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to build an intelligent platform to help SMEs claim their fair share of economic prosperity.

Diaspora was born out of a wish to empower individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business, no matter their location, or their unique requirements, to have fair access to the financial system and the capital they need when they need it. Diaspora envisions to reinvent the banking business by leading the digital transformation of the financial service industry.


Ibrahim Farag, CEO

Our Leadership Team

Ibrahim Farag
Chief Executive

Ibrahim holds an MBA in planning financial strategy and an MSc in financial economics from the University of Birmingham. He is also a graduate of the Oxford fintech programme, a fintech PhD researcher, and a member of the CFA institute and UK CFA society with over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and cross-border trade finance.

Johanna Courtney
Chief Marketing

Johanna is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has over 15 years’ experience in developing and implementing brand and product strategies across the tech and wider B2B sectors. She relishes leading a high-performance team to success and encourages out-of-the-box thinking and creativity.

David Chae
Chief Technology

David’s interdisciplinary background includes two MBAs in international business and in financial services. With over 20 years’ experience, David’s expertise and achievements in digital finance business are demonstrated through several patents in blockchain, mobile payments, fintech and financial services.

Elijah Puscas
Investor Relations

Elijah holds a degree in international relations as well as an MA in European affairs and project management from Babes-Bolyai University. In Diaspora, Elijah brings together his enthusiasm for business and function to ensure Diaspora meets its clients’ needs, helping them grow and lead the way in the world of trade finance.


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