How Kroo maintains sanity in distributed systems — Part 2

This article is a continuation of Part 1 in the series. In Part 1 of this article series, we laid out some groundwork by explaining what Richardson Maturity Model and Hypertext Application Language (HAL) are and presented some examples of where it might be beneficial to build your APIs as a mesh of services connected via Hypermedia links. In… Continue reading How Kroo maintains sanity in distributed systems — Part 2

How Kroo does hackathons

Banking and technology are industries that are blended from the old and the new. To push things forward, we encourage our colleagues to stay curious, be innovative and to not be afraid to rock the boat. That’s why when it comes to work it’s important to allow creativity to flourish and allow space for new… Continue reading How Kroo does hackathons

How Kroo maintains sanity in distributed systems — Part 1

This article has been co-authored with Daniel Zurawski. Keep an eye on his page for the upcoming Part 2. Here at Kroo we are on a mission to create the world’s greatest social bank. To tackle this challenge, we have opted to use microservices and we have a lot of them, adding roughly one new service every week. As… Continue reading How Kroo maintains sanity in distributed systems — Part 1

Onboarding at Kroo — Tech

The technology at Kroo from a new joiner’s viewpoint At the time of writing, Kroo is pre-series A and we’re aiming to enter mobilisation (the stage before becoming a fully authorised bank) before the end of this year. Our focus now is to build the core current account functionality, and also ensure we’re complying with… Continue reading Onboarding at Kroo — Tech

10 Tips For Remote Pairing

I, along with much of the country and in fact the world, have been working from home since lockdown started in the UK back in March and it looks like this style of working will be part of my life for the foreseeable future at least. For a year or two, I regularly worked from… Continue reading 10 Tips For Remote Pairing

Out with the old, in with the Kroo!

This is the second blog on our rebrand to Kroo; you can read part 1:“The story behind our new name and new look“ here. The process to create Kroo Once we had made the decision to rebrand, we spent our time exploring many options for names. As you may know, finding a name in this… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the Kroo!

Out with the old, in with the Kroo!

The story behind our new name and new look — Part 1 of 2 It’s been months in the making. A lot of hard work and sleepless nights but finally we’re here to share our fresh new brand. In March we will be leaving behind the black and white B-Social and complete a brand overhaul… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the Kroo!

Announcing our new funding round of £7.8 million

I’m delighted to let you know that we’ve completed our Seed 2 funding round of £7.8 million, bringing our total funding to £13.25 million. Our Seed 2 funding round is another key milestone towards building the greatest social bank on the planet and changing the relationship people have with money for good. The success of… Continue reading Announcing our new funding round of £7.8 million

Building the Best Social Bank — Chapter 5

Welcome to our 5th update in 2019, where we’re sharing some of the exciting things happening here at B-Social. In this update, we’re sharing our new website, and some big changes for new cardholders as well as pushing closer towards our mission of removing the awkwardness around money. And, to support our growth, we’re hiring… Continue reading Building the Best Social Bank — Chapter 5

Building the Best Social Bank — Chapter 4

Welcome to our 4th update in 2019, where we’re sharing some of the exciting things happening here at B-Social. We’ve been busy… working hard (despite the bad weather) to deliver on our 2019 product roadmap. We’ve also started to share more about our mission for social good. In support of World Mental Health Day, we’re… Continue reading Building the Best Social Bank — Chapter 4