AI-powered platform Jaid has announced that Kelly Mathieson has joined its board as a director.

Her appointment follows London-based Jaid’s £3m raise in December, 2022.

The seed funding was led by Sure Valley Ventures and is being used to usher in a new era for Jaid as the company expands its AI-capabilities.

This appointment re-unites Mathieson and Jaid CEO Dan Kramer, who have a history of building highly regarded, groundbreaking solutions.

Mathieson joins a board chaired by Ken Tregidgo and fellow directors, Gareth Burchell, Paul James and Kramer.

Throughout her career, Mathieson has been a champion of women in traditionally male-dominated spaces.

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She is a well-known technology trailblazer, leading the dialogue at events all over the world. More recently, Mathieson was named as Global Custodian’s North America Industry Person of the Year and has previously written for expert-publications such as The American Banker.

Mathieson said: “In 2023’s challenging economic conditions, it is critical that technology businesses align to missions and initiatives that deliver real results – to not only talk the talk but walk the walk.

“At Jaid, the team are doing both – elevating understanding of the power of AI and applying its technology to solving day-to-day challenges across businesses, reducing operational costs and enabling more timely and informed decisions.

“Jaid’s leadership, directed by Dan, is an exceptional, diverse team of top talent from around the world, and I am eager to support and build on their many accomplishments.

“I am proud to be joining Jaid’s board and am excited to see what the next 12 months bring.”

Kramer said: “Kelly has been a great advisor of mine for many years, and we are beyond thrilled that Kelly is joining us on our mission to give businesses the best possible chance of succeeding through AI-powered intelligent business communication services.

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“The insight Kelly has from her own time as an entrepreneur and extensive experience and expertise running both the Collateral and Custody businesses at JP Morgan push Jaid into the next stage of its evolution”.

Jaid has offices in London and New York, supporting a rapidly expanding roster of financial services clients, including ClearBank, Syndio, Calastone, and Legal & General, and has established a strong partner network.