Tag: startup

Can a Bank Be a Unicorn? with OakNorth

Today we have the great pleasure of catching up with Cristina Alba Ochoa, CFO, and Valentina Kristensen, Head of Marketing, of OakNorth, one of the UK’s leading banks. You thought I was going to say leading challenger banks, which of course they are, but I think it’s fair to say they’re punching well above their […]

Alternative Lending with Spotcap and iwoca

Today the focus is on alternative lending, one of the original fintech verticals. Surprisingly, in nearly 80 episodes, we’ve never gotten deep into alternative lending. After holding off for so long, today we’re hitting you with two interviews, one with Jens Woloszczak, the founder and CEO of Spotcap, and the second with Christoph Rieche, founder […]

Wealth for All with Betterment

Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Betterment, one of the leading roboadvisors in the US. After amassing experience advising banks and brokers on risk and products, he founded Betterment in 2008 to make people’s lives better. Jon is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School. He holds Series 7, 24, 63 […]

Making Banking 10x Better with Former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Chairman of 10x Future Technologies, a UK-based fintech company creating digital platforms for banks. Antony is also Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, an FX and international payments provider, and a board member of Blockchain, one of the leading software platforms for digital assets, backed by the likes of […]

Open Banking with Starling Bank

Megan Caywood is the Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank, one of the UK’s newest and most tech forward banks. Megan is responsible for the design and development of Starling’s API strategy and the bank’s marketplace, both of which we discuss in detail in today’s conversation. And what a timely conversation it is. PSD2 in […]

Bringing Fintech to the Masses with Bud

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by Jamie Campbell and Nina Mohanty of Bud, one of the most compelling fintech apps around. Despite its startup status, Bud has hit some major milestones and is working on a project with HSBC and First Direct that see them integrated directly into the incumbents’ apps in what could […]

From Uber to Oval with Benedetta Arese Lucini

Benedetta Arese Lucini is the co-founder of Oval Money, an app helping people save more and improve their financial lives. Prior to starting Oval Money, Benedetta ran Uber in Italy, launching it in that country and running it for three years. And what a journey that was. We get into that experience, which is mind […]

The Future of Investments with Scalable Capital

Ella Rabener is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Scalable Capital, a technology-driven investment management platform for retail investors. Scalable Capital has raised 41 million Euros in funding from BlackRock, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Tengelmann Ventures. Scalable employs over 50 people in offices in Munich and London. I think this is one of the most […]

What’s Wrong with Personal Financial Management? with Marble

Fiona Mackenzie is CEO and founder of Marble, a personal financial management app. Fiona has spent most of her career as an actuary in insurance and pensions and is looking to bridge the gap between what people are doing with their money and what they could be doing to better achieve their goals. What do […]

Building a Good Bank with Tandem

Ricky Knox is the Founder and CEO of Tandem, a new UK bank that partners with its customers to improve their financial lives. Tandem is at least Ricky’s third business. He’s also a co-founder of Small World and Azimo. In addition to starting companies, Ricky also invests in them via his investment vehicle, Hexagon Partners. […]

Creating A New Experience Layer with Curve

Shachar Bialick is the Founder and CEO of Curve – the smarter banking card for business. Curve works like….well, magic. It lets you spend on all your cards on a single piece of plastic and even go back later and change which card you paid with. Over 75,000 have signed up since Curve launched last […]

Disrupting the $10T European Deposits Market

Tim Sievers is CEO and Founder of Deposit Solutions, an Open Banking platform for deposits, connecting banks and depositors across Europe. The platform allows banks to offer attractive third party deposit products to their own customers through their existing accounts. Deposit Solutions works with banks across Europe, has mediated deposits in excess of €2bn, and […]

The Future of Wholesale FX & Payments

Philippe Gelis is Co-founder and CEO of Kantox, a wholesale FX company. Kantox is a multinational Fintech company offering FX management solutions. Kantox is built to allow our customers to manage their currency exposure, build hedging strategies, automate FX transactions and process international payments in a smart way. The company was founded in 2011, serves […]

Innovation & Open Talent with BBVA

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by not one but three guests from BBVA, a bank setting the pace for innovation among incumbents. We connected with BBVA as part of their Open Talent Competition. Last week in London, BBVA held their Fintech for Companies final, organized in conjunction with Innovate Finance. In this episode, we’ll […]

Venture Debt & Funding Fintech with Silicon Valley Bank

Erin Platts is Head of UK Commercial Banking at Silicon Valley Bank and Kristi Oliver is a Managing Director in the same business. Silicon Valley Bank is one of the best known banks in the startup community, banking many of the most successful tech companies and VCs in the US and UK. The episode is […]

Incubating Fintech Startups with Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading technology company builder. EF invests in top technical individuals to help them build world-class deep tech startups in London and Singapore. Since 2011, they’ve created over 100 startups, including Magic Pony, an AI company acquired by Twitter in 2016, and Cleo, a […]

Special Episode: Insider Advice for Fintech Founders

Welcome back after a week off last week – our first in a year. Wow. Hope everyone’s having some fun this summer. We’ve got some amazing guests lined up over the next few months, so stay tuned for that. We’re increasingly active in our newsletter lately – if you’d like to be a part of […]

The VC View: Balderton Capital on European Fintech

Rob Moffat is a Partner at Balderton Capital, a London-based venture capital firm that has invested in fintech businesses including GoCardless, Revolut, Crowdcube, Nutmeg, Seedcamp, ComplyAdvantage, Wonga, Zopa and more. Prior to joining Balderton, Rob worked at Bain & Company and Google. Rob holds degrees from Cambridge and INSEAD. As always, connect with us on […]

Episode 50: How to Start a Fintech: Asset Management Software

Aman Ghei is a Principal at Finch Capital, a London- and Amsterdam-based venture capital firm focused on high growth fintech companies. Prior to joining Finch Capital, Aman worked at Facebook and Accel Partners. Aman first joined Rebank for Episode 37, together with Alvaro Alvarez del Rio, where we looked at similarities between fintech and other […]

Episode 49: Fintech Serial Entrepreneurship

Charlie Delingpole is the founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage, a company using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help prevent financial crime. Prior to founding ComplyAdvantage, Charlie co-founded and ran MarketInvoice, a leading alternative lending platform focused on invoice finance. Charlie founded his first startup in 1999, and somehow managed to run it for seven […]

Episode 48: The Fintech VC’s View: Eight Roads Ventures

Michael Treskow is a Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, focusing on venture and growth investments in technology companies across Europe. Previously, Michael worked at Accel in London, where he was involved with investments in companies such as Funding Circle, GoCardless and WorldRemit. He moved to London from San Francisco, where he did cross-stage investing in […]

Episode 46: Rethinking Mortgages with Trussle

Ishaan Malhi is CEO and Founder of Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage advisor. Trussle uses technology to help homebuyers and existing homeowners select from the over ten thousand mortgage and remortgage options on the market in the UK. Trussle has attracted investment from a range of noteworthy backers, including Zoopla, Seedcamp and the co-founders […]

Episode 34: How to Start a Payments Company

Michael Kent is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Azimo, one of Europe’s most successful fintechs of recent years. Michael is also co-founder and a non-executive director of Tandem, a new digital-only bank in the UK. Previously, Michael co-founded Small World Financial Services, a money transmission provider, which he grew to $4.5bn […]

Episode 30: The Future of Bank-Fintech Collaboration

Today, we’re joined by two of the Queens of Fintech, Duena Blomstrom and Liz Lumley, for an insightful conversation about bank-fintech collaboration, plus an exclusive announcement from Duena. Duena headed sales for Meniga, a successful Icelandic fintech startup, from 2010-2015. Duena has been investing in and advising fintech startups since then, especially on commercial and […]

Episode 28: Fintech Venture Investing & The Future of Data

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by Simon Cant and Danny Gilligan, founding partners of Reinventure, an Australia-based, fintech venture capital fund. Simon and Danny are entrepreneurs, and they bring that experience and mindset to venture investing. We cover a number of interesting topics today, including how Reinventure thinks about fintech investing, how best to […]

Episode 12: How to Start a Bank

Joel Perlman is a UK-based serial entrepreneur. After starting his career at McKinsey, Joel eventually left to co-found Copal Partners, a financial research outsourcing company with his business partner, Rishi Khosla. Over a period of 12 years, they grew the business to almost 3,000 people before selling it to Moody’s in 2014. Subsequently, Joel and […]

Episode 10: APIs & the Platformification of Banking

This week we’ve got a special two part edition, with two guests who represent arguably the future of banking and financial services technology. Martin Häring is the Chief Marketing Officer of Misys (www.misys.com), a global core banking provider that recently opened its systems to third party development, in yet another sign that the industry is […]

Episode 3: The Digital Banking Revolution

This week, we’re joined by Jason Bates, co-founder of 11:FS and the bank formerly known as Mondo. Banking is becoming digital. In the UK, four digital-only retail banks are poised for roll-out, and the trend extends to Europe, the US, Canada, and much of the rest of the world. Jason has extensive experience in digital […]

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