In 2009, Shamir Karkal and Josh Reich founded Simple, the original digital bank. The concept was straightforward and clearly articulated in an email Josh sent to Shamir in July of that year. That email set off a chain of events that contributed to the rise of digital banking as a
Consumer behavior in China has captivated the West for years, and behavior around fintech and payments is no different. Ant Group’s planned $200 billion upcoming IPO raises more questions than it answers in the minds of many in the West, who like me don't have direct experience
Charlie Olson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pando, a Series A stage fintech designing new ways for high financial variability performers to manage financial risk and upside. Pando’s platform allows professional baseball players and more recently business school graduates to pool future earnings potential in ways that smooth
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'
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
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
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,