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Former HSBC data boss joins WCKD RZR as CTO

Published: 13 April 2022

HSBC’s former global data analytics boss Jon Farina has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer at the ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company, WCKD RZR. 

The pioneering start-up’s software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, and recently raised USD$1.2m (GPB£920,000) from angel investors. WCKD RZR was founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira and is already making significant waves in the data technology sector. The appointment of Jon Farina brings the former HSBC colleagues back together, where Farina will help to drive growth and sales at the London-based company.

$1.2m pre-seed investment for WCKD RZR

Published: 18 March 2022

WCKD RZR, the pioneering start-up whose software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has raised $1.2m (£920,000) from angel investors. WCKD RZR is a ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira.

Teixeira’s London-based company is solving a painful data headache for global businesses today – one which the Canadian founder faced when he was HSBC’s Head of Transformation for Global Banking and Markets.

Start-up WCKD RZR raises $1.2m to tackle Data Enablement

Published: 18 March 2022

London-based ‘data enablement’ start-up WCKD RZR has raised $1.2m in pre-seed funding. The company has a mission to ‘Unlock the potential of the worlds data’, and help multi-national businesses tackle the problems caused by conflicting data governance policies and authorisation controls.

The company was founded in 2020 by CEO Chuck Teixeira who was previously the Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Transformation for Global Banking and Markets at HSBC where he led the development of a large data & analytics environment. Prior to HSBC, Chuck has held several executive roles at UBS, Barclays and Nomura.

One to Watch #8: WCKD RZR’s Chuck Teixeira on revolutionising data access in multinationals

Published: 17 March 2022

More than a decade ago, a friend of Chuck Teixeira’s took him to a famous psychic in New York on a night out. “I was kind of sceptical” he tells The Stack: “But I had this conversation with the psychic and they said, ‘one day you’re going to run a technology company, you’re going to be involved in technology’. I said ‘there’s no chance – I’m a banker. Never, never, never, never, never!’ And then 10 years later, here we are…”

Data Enablement Startup WCKD RZR Receives $1.2M Pre-Seed Investment

Published: 17 March 2022

WCKD RZR’s Data Watchdog software claims to be “true data enablement.” It enables multi-national organizations that have disparate and messy data estates “to unlock the potential of their data immediately.”

WCKD RZR, the startup whose software eradicates a “myriad of international data privacy,” management and cost issues for multi-national organizations, has secured $1.2 million in capital from angel investors.

International data privacy software WCKD RZR collects angel funding

Published: 17 March 2022

WCKD RZR, a new startup positioned at eradicating the myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has scored $1.2m from angel investors.

With this capital, the RegTech company is eyeing staff hires.

WCKD RZR was founded by former HSBC chief administration officer Chuck Teixeira. The idea for the company came after Teixeira noticed there was no automation tool that let a multi-national bank leverage machine learning to catalogue cloud-based data, while ensuring all regulatory requirements and access controls were met.

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$1.2m pre-seed investment for WCKD RZR

Published: 17 March 2022

WCKD RZR, the pioneering start-up whose software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has raised $1.2m from angel investors.

WCKD RZR is a ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira.

Former HSBC data boss joins WCKD RZR as CTO

Published: 13 April 2022

HSBC’s former global data analytics boss Jon Farina has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer at the ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company, WCKD RZR.

The pioneering start-up’s software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, and recently raised $1.2m (£920,000) from angel investors.

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