Founder(s): Nick Cousins and Aleks Tomczyk
Business: Leveraging technology to connect all of the data, services and the network of people involved when someone passes away.
Exizent, a ‘tech for good’ proposition was founded by Nick Cousins and Aleks Tomczyk, on the desire to help people at the most difficult time in their lives. A business set up with a strong social purpose, to improve the bereavement experience for everyone involved.
Nick, together with co-founder Aleks and with backing from FNZ, the first Scottish fintech unicorn business, started to explore whether it was possible to build the UK’s first bereavement platform. An industry utility that becomes an integral part of the bereavement landscape and helps reduce uncertainty, increase speed and overall, make the process more straight forward for everyone.
The idea was to connect three different groups; individuals who had been left behind, legal professionals and the institutions that hold the data and information about the person who has passed away.
In 2020, Exizent raised £3.6million in investment and focussed on putting together a highly skilled team to develop the first release of the platform – a bespoke cloud-based solution to enable legal services firms to integrate directly with financial institutions making information gathering and processing more straightforward.
Now, in 2021, Exizent is building on that foundation to accelerate its development work with financial institutions and deliver additional value for all sides. The platform is on its way to becoming financial institutions’ trusted source for bereavement cases, bringing clarity, consistency, and efficiency to the way it manages requests from third parties.
Exizent’s journey is powered by a passionate bunch of super-smart, highly experienced people who all have one thing in common – a desire to build something that genuinely makes a real difference to peoples’ lives.