We are scientists, psychologists, wealth managers and technologists.

Our team came together on a shared mission: to make investing more engaging, relatable and—dare we say it—emotionally intelligent.

Iain Gillespie

Co-Founder & CEO

Iain co-founded Positivly to tackle the biggest challenge facing the wealth management industry today - the disconnection between clients and their wealth. Working in corporate and distribution strategy roles at leading investment managers he saw this disconnect first hand. Clients today are predominantly profiled on risk alone and matched to cookie-cutter portfolios. He set out to build a new approach to profiling, starting with the client. Positivly brings his child-hood curiosity for psychology and love for well designed technology together to build truly personalized portfolios clients connect to.

Dr Vinay Nair


Vinay has always sought to challenge the status quo in investing. He has founded numerous companies linking investments and technology (55ip, Magnifi, MIO) as well as running a quantitative hedge fund (Ada Investments). As a teacher at Wharton and MIT he focuses on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about the power financial markets have to effect change in the world and in 2008 authored “Investing for Change”.

Dr Tal Ben-Shahar

Founding Advisor

Tal has dedicated his life to studying happiness and how to enhance our wealth in the “ultimate currency”. He has over 20 years experience as a teacher, writer and entrepreneur in the areas of positive psychology and leadership. He taught the most popular class at Harvard. He has written several best-selling books including ‘Happier’ (2007) and ‘The Joy of Leadership’ (2017).