NAVRO

Why NAVRO IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

We are very deliberate about fostering effective collaboration between all teams and levels in the business, especially as we have team members spread across the globe. Our initiatives to drive effective collaboration include:

- Cross-functional teams working on cross-functional projects – examples include an International Women's Day Committee.
- Annual offsite meeting for all team members to set company direction and get to know each other better
- Communications tool, Slack, is crucial for fostering company-wide collaboration with feeds including a gratitude channel, wellness channel, Women of Navro, Neurodiversity, Cooking, People Leader and various team channels
- Buddy programmes for new joiners to help them onboard and contribute more quickly

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We have seen success where businesses 10x our size haven’t. We never take this for granted, and it is credit to the ‘best foot forward’ approach we take as a business in everything we do - whether this be the product we are building or the people we hire. It is this systematic approach that instils confidence and positivity among our employees. Some examples of this success include the fact that we have secured not one, but two EMI licences in record time - one from the Central Bank of Ireland and the other from the Financial Conduct Authority. We have secured the support and partnership of multiple global tier-one banks, and we’re fortunate enough to have the backing of an incredible team of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Unusual Ventures and Motive Ventures. Combined, we have raised approximately USD $40 Million in one of the toughest markets to date - which is a testament to the strength of our vision, the need for our solution, and the quality of the team. This capital will keep us funded well into the future, something not all early-stage businesses can say.

We have a clear and defined focus on where we are heading, and every team member is imperative to this mission. We empower our employees to take ownership and bring their best and most authentic selves to the workplace. All employees recognise, and are recognised, for their part in growing the business. This cohesiveness, and transparency around overarching business goals and expectations are what enable our whole business’ outlook to be positive.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

We have a deep and genuine commitment to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We are very conscious of the need to embed this commitment in the way that we hire, train, develop and work - and to that end, we have a series of programs and processes that support this goal. These include:

- A supportive and honest culture that accepts vulnerability, is willing to admit to mistakes and has a desire to improve and fix problems
- A commitment to genuine inclusiveness, and for every employee to contribute to a psychologically safe environment
- The creation of several special-interest working groups to ensure not only that the business is delivering on its objectives, but also, looking ahead, that it factors guiding principles into active decision-making and operational execution. These working groups include one focused on ESG and another on Navro Women.
- We routinely run anonymous surveys to check in with our employees and gauge their thoughts and feelings about things going on within the business

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

We support our employees in achieving their professional goals by providing:
- Leadership programmes for every employee at every level in every role, providing a platform for people to develop and fulfil their potential
- A broad range of other personal and professional support and development programmes which cover areas of competence such as presentation skills, conflict resolution, successful negotiation and effective time management
- A mentoring programme available to every employee

We not only encourage but facilitate personal development and self-care by providing:

- Unlimited therapy covered by the company for all team members (including contractors) and their households
- Workshops on breathing and meditation
- Group sports activities (circuit training, yoga and boxing)
- A two-hour wellbeing workshop for people leaders and individuals focusing on self-care, mental health and prevention of stress
- A compassionate leave policy providing up to two weeks leave for anyone not feeling okay for any reason

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

They are the direct product of our employees. In a series of workshops across the business, our Navro colleagues collectively came up with the behaviours that not only reflected the way that we were already working, but which they also believed would lay the foundations for Navro to deliver on its ambitious goals. They are a genuine reflection of the culture we’ve built together and what we see as the ingredients for continued success.

Our values do not exist in isolation. They are embedded in every operational area that touches our employees – in recruitment, performance management, training programmes, communications from the senior leadership team, and how we recognise outstanding achievements across the business in the everyday work of the team.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

In addition to the initiatives mentioned above, Navro organises a number of other programmes that are aimed at fostering collaboration, creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where people are comfortable being their best selves, and ensuring that our people are thriving:

Every team and line manager checks in regularly with the colleagues who report to them. This attention to ensuring everyone gets the guidance and support they need is further bolstered by the nine senior executives who themselves check in with every Navro employee who falls under their wider areas of responsibility
Investor Panels - where every Navro team member has the opportunity to hear representatives from Navro’s renowned group of investors discuss their experiences, current view on marketplace trends and guidance for Navro as it executes its plans

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Navro has a deep commitment to openness and transparency in how we interact and communicate with each other. This is embodied by our CEO, Aran Brown, who is always very candid about the progress (good and bad) of the business and deals. Treating people with honesty and respect creates an environment in which they can not only succeed but can also resolve and recover from setbacks.

Aran himself also runs a series of activities that foster dialogue with the team and allow him to better understand people’s daily experiences at work and the factors that drive them or block them from achieving their goals:

Pitch to the CEO – employees from across the business are invited to a one-hour session to connect with Aran and other members of the exec on a personal level and suggest ideas about how and where Navro can be improved, whether this is related to the core product, internal processes, company culture or anything else
Regular visits to each of the physical locations Navro operates in – Ireland, Poland and Portugal - Aran conducts one-to-ones and round tables
Weekly updates from Aran via email and a monthly casual address at our all-hands meeting

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

Navro’s standout benefits, bonus and compensation packages include:

- Generous paid maternity leave of 39 weeks
- Unlike the strict constraints of conventional compassionate leave policies, which limit approved absence for bereavement to nuclear family members, we believe that compassionate leave should be there for anything that significantly impacts our mental health and well-being. Our policy allows people compassionate leave to help cope with life challenges such as divorce, menopause, and loved ones being diagnosed with serious illnesses
- Unlimited therapy sessions paid for by Navro for team members and their friends and family
- Comprehensive private health insurance with extensive cover for dental care, mental health, gynaecology, dieticians, pregnancy care, physiotherapy and private ambulance journeys

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About the Company

Navro is a London-headquartered fintech that helps fast-growth businesses scale globally by simplifying international payments for them.

Until now, businesses of all sizes aspiring to expand into new international markets have been faced with managing a diverse, complex and demanding range of service providers, payment gateways and regulatory authorities.

In response, Navro has developed the world’s first payments curation platform — a new infrastructure approach that provides access to the best payment services in every region of the world through one platform, one API, and one contract.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

London, UK

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Industry:

Fintech

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Company CEO's name:

Aran Brown

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000

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