Charles Moldow, Foundation Capital – Data: The New Gold in FinTech, Secrets Behind Successful VCs, Importance of Founder-Market-Fit
Fintech Leaders
by Miguel Armaza
3h ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Charles Moldow, General Partner at Foundation Capital, a 30-year old venture capital firm with $3+ billion in AUM. Charles joined Foundation in 2005 and over the last two decades has led early-stage investments for many companies, 14 out of which either went public or were successfully acquired. Some of his investments include Lending Club, DOMA, Rappi, Rover, and OnDeck Financial. I learn a lot every time I talk to Charles and I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did. We discuss: Why data is the new gold and a framework on how to invest in the sector ..read more
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Oliver Hughes, Leader at TBC Bank and ex Tinkoff CEO - Building The Most Profitable Digital Bank Worldwide and the Future of Personal Banking
Fintech Leaders
by Miguel Armaza
1w ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Oliver Hughes, Head of International Business at TBC Bank, a Central Asian leading bank that’s publicly traded on the LSE with a $2B market cap. Oliver is also a true fintech leader - in the past, he was the CEO of Russia’s Tinkoff bank, where he built the operations from scratch to become the most profitable digital bank in the world, eventually reaching a market cap of more than $20B. He’s been leading in fintech well before anyone was talking about it. We discuss: Leading Tinkoff Bank for 15 years and becoming the most profitable digital bank worldwide Why global ..read more
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Rodger Desai, CEO of Prove - The Billion Dollar Firm Building the Future of Identity Verification Using Smartphone Data
Fintech Leaders
by Miguel Armaza
2w ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Rodger Desai, CEO & Founder of Prove, one of the leading global companies in identity verification and fraud reduction.  Founded in 2008, Prove serves over one thousand corporations, including 9 of the top 10 US banks, and has raised around $200 million from Wellington, Oak HC/FT, Apax Digital, Mass Mutual, AmEx, Capital One, Verizon, and a long list of funds and impressive angels. We discuss: Why KYC processes will become nearly free in the near future Using cell phone and telecom data to reduce scams and improve identity verification Implications of AI-po ..read more
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Rebecca Lynn, Co-Founder of Canvas Ventures - Building a Billion Dollar Brand, Why Everything is Always on Sale, Building Data-Driven Marketing Engines
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by Miguel Armaza
1M ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Rebecca Lynn, Co-Founder & General Partner at Canvas Ventures, an early-stage VC with almost $900 million AUM, focused on Series A & B in fintech, digital health, marketplaces, and logistics. Rebecca has been operating or investing in fintech for over 25 years and has also been ranked on the Forbes Midas List 5 years in a row. In this episode, we discuss: Marketing and go-to-market strategies from her experience at Next Card How companies should think about preparing for M&A opportunities The areas of fintech where AI is making an actual difference Chall ..read more
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Asaf Horesh, Managing Partner of Vintage Investment Partners – $4Bn AUM & 20 Years of VC Investing Data, Why the Best Investors Master Self-Awareness
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by Miguel Armaza
1M ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Asaf Horesh, Managing Partner of Vintage Investment Partners, a $4B global fund investing in VC funds, growth companies and secondary investments. Founded in 2003, Vintage has invested in several of the world's leading venture funds and has exposure to over 2000 technology companies. We discuss: Going from Apache helicopter pilot to tech investor Why self-awareness and critical reflection are especially important to succeed in VC How Vintage leverages data to make better investment decisions Why it makes sense to invest in first-time funds Succession planning for inv ..read more
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Mike Seckler, CEO of Justworks - Building a $300M Revenue SaaS Company, Surviving the Dot-Com Crash, The Power of Long-Term Focus
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by Miguel Armaza
1M ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Mike Seckler, CEO of Justworks, one of the largest platforms for SMBs providing HR, Tax, and payroll services in the US and Internationally. Founded in 2012 in NYC, Justworks recently crossed $300 million in annual revenue and is backed by some of the best NY-based VCs, including Bain Capital Ventures, FirstMark, Thrive Capital, Union Square Ventures, Index, and Redpoint. We recorded this conversation live in the heart of NYC at Barclays Rise, as part of New York Fintech Week. Mike was outstanding and he delighted a room full of 100 fintech entrepreneurs and builders ..read more
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Jack Zhang, CEO of Airwallex - A $5.5 Billion Powerhouse Solving Global Payments for Companies
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by Miguel Armaza
1M ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Jack Zhang, CEO & Co-Founder of Airwallex, a global payments and treasury giant that moves $7 billion in monthly transaction volume and serves 100,000+ clients, including Brex, Rippling, and SHEIN. Founded in Melbourne in 2015, Airwallex was last valued at $5.5 billion and has raised 900 million dollars from Sequoia, DST, Square Peg, Greenoaks, Mastercard, Tencent, Salesforce, and many more. In this episode, we discuss: How investing in a coffee shop led him to co-found a global payments network Why Airwallex prioritizes people with great leadership skills who a ..read more
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Alberto Dalmasso, CEO of Satispay – Building Italy's Everyday Fintech App, Serving 4M Users & 330k Merchants, Early Failures and Successes
Fintech Leaders
by Miguel Armaza
2M ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Alberto Dalmasso, CEO & Co-Founder of Satispay, the largest fintech in Italy and one largest fintechs in Europe. Founded in 2013, Satispay has 4 million consumers and 330,000 merchants active on the platform. Started as a payments network, they’ve now evolved to a wider financial services ecosystem and super-app. Satispay has raised $500 million from Block, Greyhound, Addition, Coatue, Banca Sella, Endeavor, and many more. We discuss: Strategies and key metrics on building one of the largest payment networks in Europe, bypassing Visa and Mastercard Balancing aggr ..read more
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Lauren Kolodny, Co-Founder of Acrew Capital - The Case for Consumer FinTech, Lean into Your Strengths, Traits of Rising Star VCs
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by Miguel Armaza
2M ago
Miguel Armaza interviews Lauren Kolodny, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Acrew Capital, a multi-stage venture capital fund with over a billion dollars in assets under management. Some of their fintech investments include Chime, Gusto, Coinbase, Bilt, Vanta, and Klar. We discussed: Lessons from over a decade of investing in technology and fintech A bullish case for consumer fintech Lauren’s philosophy on developing talent from within How Acrew covers multiple industries and keeps their ear to the ground… and a lot more! Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders ..read more
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Eric Poirier, CEO of Addepar – Powering $5 Trillion of Assets, Modernizing Investment Management, From Engineer to CEO & The Power of Bold Bets
Fintech Leaders
by Miguel Armaza
2M ago
Miguel Armaza sits down with I sit down with Eric Poirier, CEO of Addepar, a global tech and data company with over $5 trillion in client assets managed on the platform and clients in more than 45 countries. Founded in 2009 by Joe Lonsdale and Jason Mirra, Addepar has raised half a billion dollars from a long list of great investors. Eric has been CEO of Addepar since 2013 and prior to that, he was amongst the first 20 employees at Palantir. We discuss: Lessons for entrepreneurs on the importance of making bold technology bets early on, despite its risks How AI and machine learning are help ..read more
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