Bence Banhalmi
After interning at Blackrock and Rocket Internet, Bence joined Cambridge Education Group as a Corporate Development Analyst. At Eight Roads, Bence is a member of the Fintech Strategic Investments team.

What motivates you?

The opportunity to work with entrepreneurs on overcoming their biggest challenges and disrupting industry norms for the better. 

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

Working with companies, both in VC and PE, in three different countries over the past three years has been a real challenge but I think it is this variety that has pushed me to quickly understand and adapt to different businesses and business cultures. 

Which investment trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

The potential that the API-led opening up of finance has on the way people spend, save or invest, while giving control & ownership of data back to the consumer.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

My rowing coach would tell us never to worry about what the other teams were doing, because we couldn't influence that. The only thing we can control is our own work and the attitude we have towards achieving our goals. I have found this advice to be useful not just on the water, but in many other areas of life.