By: 6 July 2023

The fintech also announced partnerships with Change Gap and Co-Labs to bolster its ESG efforts

Dubai-based Taranis Capital appoints new CFO

Taranis Capital, a fintech-focused investment fund, has appointed Dirk Burmann as its chief financial officer. 

Burman will play a vital role for the Dubai-based fund as it seeks to scale and expand into new markets. 

Burmann brings to the role more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, spanning private equity, funds industry and due diligence practices.  

Commenting on Dirk’s appointment, Nicholas Bingham, founder and chief executive officer of Taranis Capital, said: “I am pleased to welcome someone with such extensive experience in senior finance roles within private and public companies to our team.” 

Dirk Burmann

Burmann commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining such an exciting business at this crucial stage of its growth. The team’s dedication to ethical investing is truly inspiring.” 

In line with its commitment to ethical fintech, Taranis Capital has partnered with Change Gap and Co-Labs, whose range of services support its mission. 

Change Gap aims to bridge three main gaps that it sees in the fintech industry. These are regulatory reporting and adoption, and culture, the latter of which it believes was the “root of major conduct failings” leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. 

Co-Labs provides data on fintechs, which enables Taranis Capital to identify the most suitable investment opportunities for its fund. 

Bingham emphasised the benefits of partnering with Change Gap and Co-Labs. He said: “We gain access to a comprehensive suite of services that align with our ethical fintech goals. 

“Their expertise, curated content, benchmarking data, and advisory support will empower us to make informed decisions and create a positive impact in the fintechs we invest in.” 

Sarah Sinclair, co-founder and chief executive officer of Change Gap, believes the partnership is well timed.  

She said: “Support for responsible, ethical fintechs will assure sustainable success for all parties.  Our work will draw on the expertise of a global ecosystem of partners and experts, and clearly demonstrates our mission to help create a stronger future for the industry.” 

Image: Taranis Capital 

Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.