Our vision

We believe that it is time to change the finance industry to instil the virtues of transparency, efficiency and fairness. This is what drives us at Kantox. We are convinced that such change is not just inevitable, but that it will have a profoundly positive effect on the global finance industry and economy. Technological innovation is and will continue to be the vehicle for this change.

Our goal is to instigate such change through leading the fintech sector (financial services built on technological advances) in innovative solutions, ultimately driving development in the wider finance industry.

What is kantox?

Kantox is a pioneering firm in the foreign exchange industry, bringing light and fresh air to an obscure, static market. Through the Kantox platform we offer a comprehensive FX management solution for SMEs and mid-cap companies.

Features include live mid-market rates updated in real time, FX rate alerts, a multi-user and multi-subsidiary account, complete client FX information dashboard and trading access round the clock Monday to Friday.

Kantox was born out of the idea of disintermediating banks and brokers from the foreign exchange process, thereby driving down costs and administration time for companies. Instead of trading through a bank or broker, with Kantox, two trusted companies trade with each other directly, peer-to-peer.

We have more than 800 corporate clients. In 2013 we handled transactions totalling over $250 million and we are on course to reach our 2014 target of handling $1 billion in transactions.

Management Team

Our management team includes professionals with a long experience in firms like Deloitte, BNP, FXAll, ABN Amro, Nomura, Intel or HP.

  • Philippe

    Philippe Gelis

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Philippe began his career working for Renault Suisse as a financial controller. He then gained invaluable experience in the banking industry as a consultant. Before found Kantox he was strategy & management consultant at Deloitte. He is specialised in corporate finance and business strategy. Philippe has a masters in business strategy and an MBA corporate finance, both from Toulouse Business School.

  • Toni

    Antoni Rami

    Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

    Antonio (Toni) Rami began his career working for Inveready Technology Group analysing investment opportunities in the Biotech sector. Before founding Kantox he was Strategy & Operations Consultant at Deloitte, working with different companies and in various sectors. He is specialised in corporate finance and was educated at ESADE, Barcelona, and at Singapore Management University where he completed his bachelors and masters degrees.

  • John

    John Carbajal

    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

    John began his career working for Digital Vision, Inc before moving on to Intel's Internet R&D labs and later to Hewlett Packard R&D. Before founding Kantox he was CEO at Fotocodex, SL for 5 years. He is specialised in data security, high availability services, numerical computation, web platforms and is driven by challenges presented by the unknown. He graduated with a B.A. in Physics from Reed College and a masters in business administration from the University of Chicago.

  • Marek

    Marek Fodor

    Chairman of the Board

    Marek began his career working in consulting and banking before moving on to internet-related projects. Before joining Kantox he co-founded and was CTO at Atrapalo, largest independent online travel agency in Spain. He is an active business angel investor and mentor for technology startups. He is specialised in marketing and growth strategies. He has a dual university education background in both computer science and in economics.

  • Laurent

    Laurent Descout

    Chief Financial Officer

    Before joining Kantox, Laurent was partner at Vocation Finance for 9 years. He is specialized in finance and economics. He has a masters degree in finance and economiobtained at Brandeis University. Additionally he has a masters degree in banking, finance and insurance from University Paris Dauphine.

Logo kantox

Behind the Name

Our name takes inspiration from the surname of Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philip Cantor, best known as the creator of the transfinite set theory, a theory of the mathematical infinite that revolutionised mathematics towards the end of the nineteenth century. While looking for a company name, we wanted to allude to the almost infinite-like nature of the FX market. This led us to take Georg Cantor’s surname as the basis of our name, add an X to represent FX, and replace the C with a K to make it stronger.