In a former life, Nikolay was a trader with Credit Suisse where he experienced first-hand the astronomical fees applied to foreign exchange transactions. Then there was a lightbulb moment. Fast forward to today, and Nikolay has reinvented the way in which we spend and transfer money abroad.
He studied for a master’s degree in physics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and during this time became a state champion swimmer. He completed a separate masters in economics at New Economic School in Moscow. Prior to founding Revolut, Storonsky was a trader at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers,. Alongside Vlad Yatsenko, former Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank developer, Storonsky set up Revolut and raised around $3.5 million.