Entrepreneur

Patrick Lynch

First Circle

Patrick is the Co-Founder and CEO of First Circle where he leads strategy, corporate development, and the performance and staffing of executive team. Previously Patrick was the Vice President of the Compare Asia Group where he built the emerging markets business across the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. Prior to this Patrick was an associate at Morgan Stanley in London. Patrick is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Business School. Patrick is actively engaged in social projects: he is a World Economic Forum representative in Hong Kong, was a delegate to the APEC SME Forum in 2015, and was recognised by Forbes Magazine on their ‘Under 30’ profile of young leaders across the globe.

SELECTED IN

Cape Town

INDUSTRY

Financial Services

ABOUT First Circle

First Circle is a Philippine-based financial technology lender that provides strong businesses with supply chain financing to meet larger client demands and improve bargaining position with trading partners. Since First Circle's public launch in 2016, they have loaned millions of dollars and served thousands of SMEs from various industries, enabling them to grow their business without worrying about lack of working capital.