Matt Risley

Partner at QED Investors

Matthew Risley serves as a partner at QED.

Prior to QED, Matt has spent his career in fintech and payments in a variety of roles, including finance, marketing, product development, and risk management. He has experience in both the U.S and in Europe, having spent much of his career working in Spain and Sweden. Prior to joining QED, Matt served as the CFO & Chief Credit Officer at European payment unicorn Klarna where he managed Klarna’s machine learning strategy and equity offerings, among other initiatives. Before joining Klarna, Matt advised fintech and large financial services providers on strategy and risk management with Treliant Risk Advisors, a financial services consulting firm. Matt has also had leaderships positions in a peer-to-peer lender, digital student lender, and with Capital One.

When not a desk, Matt looks to be biking, running, climbing, or kayaking.

Matt graduated with a B.S. in economics from Duke University and later dropped out of business school.



  • Partner

    January, 2017 - present