"CMO talk" with Amabel Polglase of Zilch: Europe's fastest ever double unicorn

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In today's edition of our #CMOTalk series, we chat with Amabel Polglase, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Zilch. Zilch, founded in 2018, is a London-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) fintech company that allows customers to purchase products by paying a 25% upfront fee and then split the subsequential payments over a six-week period - with Zero interests, Zero hidden fees, and Zero surprises. In just over a year, Zilch has managed to gain over 1 million customers and become Europe’s fastest ever double "unicorn", with a valuation of $2bn.


Amabel joined Zilch at the beginning of this year and she's been instrumental in the company's scaling journey in the last few months - since her joining, customer sign-ups have grown 40% month on month.