Sinopse

Fintech Impact is an exploration of the fintech world where we interview different fintech entrepreneurs about what they do, their story, and what their impact is on consumers, incumbents, and the industry is as a whole.

Episódios

  • Eq Bank with Mahima Poddar | E149

    Eq Bank with Mahima Poddar | E149

    24/11/2020 Duração: 40min

    In this 149th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Mahima Poddar, the Senior Vice President of Digital Banking Strategy at Equitable Bank and head of EQ Bank!Episode Highlights:0:40 – Mahima Poddar introduces Equitable Bank and EQ Bank.1:15 – How did Mahima get to her current career?2:10 – What was the genesis of the decision to move to a Challenger bank?5:05 – Jason breaks down the banking system in Canada.6:55 – Mahima discusses the problems with lending/depositing with big banks.10:15 – Jason and Mahima vent about the dark patterns that big banks have with their accounts.15:30 – Challenger banks could have made the COVID-loan processes much simpler.17:02 – How does EQ collaborate with other players in the Challenger space?21:07 – Jason and Mahima dive into the willingness of the Canadian people to make a banking change.24:08 – What are the biggest concerns with open banking in different countries?29:37 – Mahima talks abo

  • Peernova with Gangesh Ganesan| E148

    Peernova with Gangesh Ganesan| E148

    17/11/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this 148th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Gangesh Ganesan, the Founder and CEO of PeerNova, a data management company that helps companies get control of their data to empower growth!Episode Highlights:0:32 – Gangesh Ganesan introduces PeerNova and its services.3:01 – How badly does it look when a company comes to PeerNova?5:10 – How do companies get onboarded and work with PeerNova?7:03 – Jason breaks down what a data lake is for those who don’t know.7:47 – What answers do clients get when they finish the onboarding process?10:20 – What are the biggest challenges that lead to data being inaccurate?15:00 – Do clients give positive feedback once they are onboarded with Peernova?18:47 – How does getting the data situation under control empower future innovation within these companies?20:54 – Jason explains the concept of low-code and no-code platforms.21:45 – Gangesh and Jason talk about the next level of AI and tren

  • Ava Labs with John Wu | E147

    Ava Labs with John Wu | E147

    10/11/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this 147th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews John Wu, CEO of Ava Labs, a blockchain company focused on financial institutions!Episode Highlights:0:33 – John Wu introduces Ava Labs.1:07 – John dives into his storied career in emerging technologies.5:38 – How did John dive into the world of blockchain?7:20 – The owner of Ava Labs reached out to join forces with John.8:00 – How does Ava Labs solve many of the problems that others do not?9:57 – Jason and John dive into the problems with crypto exchanges that exist today.13:50 – John breaks down the reason that blockchain integration will take a long time.16:28 – Jason and John talk about the evolution of banking and plastic payments.21:47 – How does the blockchain scale without forgetting about the libertarians that have helped build it?24:50 – Jason and John look 10 years into the future of blockchain.27:19 – If John could change one thing about his industry, what would

  • Auka with Daniel Döderlein | E146

    Auka with Daniel Döderlein | E146

    03/11/2020 Duração: 38min

    In this 146th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Daniel Döderlein, the Founder and CEO of Auka, the tech company that helped pioneer mobile-cash transfers in Europe!Episode Highlights:0:37 – Daniel introduces Auka and its journey.1:26 – Daniel talks about his history as an entrepreneur.6:15 – Jason and Daniel dive into the regulations that technology companies face and how they are used as a cop-out.11:03 – What was the genesis of Auka?19:20 – Daniel talks about the introduction of the smartphone and how that changed the mobile-finance game.22:32 – mCash lost its patent protection, leading to banks launching their own mobile-payment systems.24:10 – Daniel talks about his decision to take their mobile-payment system to the international market.27:02 – What does Settle, the next leg of the journey, look like?31:57 – What is one thing that Daniel would change in the ecosystem of his industry?33:53 – What was the biggest chal

  • OneSpan with Sam Bakken | E145

    OneSpan with Sam Bakken | E145

    27/10/2020 Duração: 38min

    In this 145th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Sam Bakken, the Senior Product Marketing Manager at OneSpan. OneSpan is a cybersecurity technology company that works to improve customer experience by improving security systems using things such as biometrics. Sam is here to talk about biometrics and the role that it will play in the future of technological security!Episode Highlights:0:36 – Sam introduces OneSpan and the services that it provides.1:40 – Diving into the history of OneSpan and how Sam got involved.3:41 – Sam defines biometrics and how they are built.4:59 – Where does Sam see biometrics going in the future?7:15 – How much of a challenge is it for security-minded companies competing with the likes of Apple?10:28 – In what fashion are we using biometrics today without knowing?12:55 – Sam breaks down the multitude of biometrics information that comes together in technological security systems.14:20 – Mike and

  • Hydrogen Platform with Michael Kane | E144

    Hydrogen Platform with Michael Kane | E144

    20/10/2020 Duração: 36min

    In this 144th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Michael Kane, co-founder of Hydrogen Platform, a fintech company working to build seamless financial platforms in an attempt to digitize the world financial system. Episode Highlights: ● 0:38 – Michael Kane introduces Hydrogen Platform. ● 1:22 – How did Hydrogen come to be? ● 3:22 – What is it like for Michael running a company with his twin brother? ● 4:55 – Michael breaks down the different fintech solutions that Hydrogen Platform offers to end-users. ● 12:20 – Explain the concept of high-code, low-code, and no-code programming. ● 18:03 – How does Michael see the end-vision for other brands and companies leveraging Hydrogen Platform and other platforms like it? ● 24:44 – Collaboration between the financial and tech industries will only grow in the future. ● 27:43 – Michael believes that pricing is far too high in his industry.&

  • Blockchain Valley Ventures with Heinrich Zetlmayer | E143

    Blockchain Valley Ventures with Heinrich Zetlmayer | E143

    13/10/2020 Duração: 29min

    In this 143rd episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Heinrich Zetlmayer, the Founder and CEO of Blockchain Valley Ventures, a Swiss venture firm that focuses on industry-leading blockchain businesses.Episode Highlights: 0:32 – Heinrich introduces Blockchain Valley Ventures.1:48 – Heinrich left IBM in 2008 to enter the venture capital industry.2:55 – Investments in the blockchain space needed to be separated from the business.4:26 – Blockchain Valley Ventures helps entrepreneurs by taking care of their problems.5:48 – Switzerland is a hotspot in the crypto world because of its unique regulations.7:07 – BVV invests in only two types of sectors.8:18 – With all the remote working brought on by COVID, Keyless has been brought to the forefront.9:32 – Heinrich discusses the multiple clusters in the supply chain management industry.12:03 – How are consumers finding product-market fit right now?17:49 – What excites Heinrich about

  • Nexj Systems Inc. with Matthew Bogart | E142

    Nexj Systems Inc. with Matthew Bogart | E142

    06/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    In this 142nd episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Matthew Bogart, Vice President of Marketing at NexJ Systems, a financial-specific CRM and data analytics tool. Episode Highlights: ● 00:27 – Matthew Bogart introduces himself and NexJ Systems. ● 01:35 – What is the history of NexJ ? ● 02:30 – How does NexJ go beyond just basic tracking? ● 03:48 – How has NexJ’s customer base evolved? ● 04:42 – What do they offer financial advisors? ● 06:12 – Matthew Bogart discusses the data points that NexJ looks at. ● 10:27 – NexJ has been around since 2004. ● 10:48 – What does Matthew see coming down the pipeline? ● 19:29 – Those that engage the most with their clients drive loyalty and are also usually the higher performing firms. ● 20:19 – What would Matthew Bogart change in his business or industry? ● 21:04 – What have been the biggest challenges Matthew Bogart has faced?&nbs

  • Bambu with Ned Phillips | E141

    Bambu with Ned Phillips | E141

    29/09/2020 Duração: 31min

    In this 141st episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO of Bambu. Bambu is a digital platform that helps businesses deploy robo advisor solutions quickly, fast, and customized. Episode Highlights: ● 00:56 – Ned Phillips introduces himself and Bambu. ● 02:48 – What led to the creation of Bambu? ● 04:04 – What was it about robo advisors that they gravitated towards? ● 05:50 – What problems did they run into with Bambu? ● 09:15 – When customers want Bambu to build them a robo advisor, what does that experience look like? ● 12:47 – What have been the responses to their robo advisors? ● 16:11 – How far down market in terms of client size or enterprise does Ned see this going? ● 17:48 – What does the pricing look like? ● 22:08 – What has demand been looking like? ● 26:04 – What would Ned Phillips change in his business or industry? ● 27:17 – What

  • Vise with Runik Mehrotra amp Samir Vasavada | E140

    Vise with Runik Mehrotra & Samir Vasavada | E140

    22/09/2020 Duração: 38min

    In this 140th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Samir Vasavada the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Vise and Runik Mehrotra the Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Vise. Vise is a next generation asset measurement platform that allows for the development, tracking, monitoring, and testing of portfolios made up of individual stocks. Episode Highlights: ● 00:30 – Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra explain Vise. ● 01:40 – What led to the origin of Vise? ● 05:28 – What was the journey to getting Vise started? ● 06:55 – What does the workflow look like and the core data points? ● 08:45 – They talk about employment as a risk factor. ● 11:52 – What does a conventional portfolio look like to them? ● 15:57 – What are their thoughts on direct indexing? ● 19:39 – What has the feedback for Vise been like? ● 24:38 – What would Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra chang

  • Framework Venture Partners with Peter Misek | E139

    Framework Venture Partners with Peter Misek | E139

    15/09/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Peter Misek, Founding Partner of Framework Venture Partners. Framework Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that takes a data-driven approach to investigate and benchmark companies before they even invest in them, and also provide consulting investment feedback before and after the engagement process. Episode Highlights: ● 00:39 – Peter Misek introduces himself and Framework Venture Partners. ● 01:35 – What is the history of Framework? ● 04:04 – How does being data-driven benefit startups? ● 08:08 – What does Framework Venture Partners come back to a startup with after scoring them? ● 10:48 – What types of levels of dropping out have occurred? ● 12:56 – Are their results leading to a more diverse group of founders? ● 18:25 – What is the next step after a company scores well? ● 22:29 – Peter Misek describes the experience of his team. 

  • Cosmos with Ethan Buchman | E138

    Cosmos with Ethan Buchman | E138

    08/09/2020 Duração: 40min

    In this 138th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Ethan Buchman, Co-Founder of Cosmos and CEO of Informal Systems. Cosmos is one of the largest blockchains and one of the most valuable cryptocurrencies in the world, of which Ethan Buchman was an integral part of creating. Episode Highlights: ● 00:32 – Ethan Buchman explains Cosmos. ● 02:53 – What is Ethan Buchman’s history? ● 09:20 – What is the differences between and proof of work and proof of stake? ● 10:10 – Which countries consumed less power than bitcoin? ● 11:09 – Where else can you go besides bitcoin to maximize options? ● 12:00 – They discuss public and private blockchains. ● 16:06 – Where are the limitations with authurium? ● 25:24 – What does Informal Systems do? ● 35:01 – What would Ethan Buchman change in his business or industry? ● 35:49 – What have been the biggest challenges Ethan has faced? ● 36:5

  • Charitable Impact with John Bromley amp Michael Todd | E137

    Charitable Impact with John Bromley & Michael Todd | E137

    01/09/2020 Duração: 40min

    In this 137th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews John Bromley, Founder and CEO of Charitable Impact and Mike Todd, Director of Charitable Investment Programs at Charitable Impact. Charitable Impact is a fintech online platform that enables charitable donations through donor-advised funds. John Bromley and Mike Todd talk about how they are able to get this done and what a donor-advised fund is. Episode Highlights: ● 00:38 – What is Charitable Impact? ● 01:30 – What was the impetus for Charitable Impact getting started? ● 03:44 – What is a donor-advised fund and why do they get used? ● 13:26 – How many people come directly and how many people come from other sources? ● 14:44 – Charitable Impact works with close to 100 investment managers across various firms. ● 16:58 – How does the technology work? ● 23:48 – What would John Bromley and Michael Todd change in their business or industry

  • Biller Genie with Garima Shah | E136

    Biller Genie with Garima Shah | E136

    25/08/2020 Duração: 33min

    In this 136th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Garima Shah, President of Biller Genie, a SaaS company that helps companies get paid faster on their accounts payable. Garima Shah explains how Biller Genie got started, how it works for clients, and the benefits of their value proposition. Episode Highlights: ● 00:29 – Garima Shah explains Biller Genie and the origin of the company. ● 02:57 – Which accounting systems does she commonly encounter? ● 05:28 – What was the journey to getting Biller Genie started? ● 06:55 – How does the billing model work for Biller Genie? ● 09:09 – Garima Shah takes us through the Biller Genie process? ● 11:52 – What has been the general feedback they have been getting from most companies? ● 22:06 – They talk about accounts payable automation efficiency. ● 27:04 – What would Garima Shah change in her business or industry? ● 30:39 – What have bee

  • Conquest Planning with Mark Evans amp Brad Joudrie | E135 (corrected)

    Conquest Planning with Mark Evans & Brad Joudrie | E135 (corrected)

    18/08/2020 Duração: 49min

    In this 135th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews two members of senior leadership at Conquest Planning, Mark Evans, President and CEO, and Brad Joudrie, Chief Revenue Officer. Conquest planning is a next generation financial planning software that is bringing in various forms of modern technologies to planning that will help expedite and increase the accuracy and the effectiveness of financial planning. Episode Highlights: ● 00:35 – Mark and Brad explain Conquest Planning. ● 01:12 – How did Conquest Planning get started? ● 05:20 – What were the gaps in the industry that they were looking to fill? ● 16:14 – Why is the API infrastructure so important to customers? ● 21:40 – What has been the response from the potential clients they have spoken to? ● 24:24 – How have they made this easier and more efficient? ● 30:34 – Advisors will be able to learn the nuances of various strategies whi

  • Quber with Jen Leger amp Venky Kulkarni

    Quber with Jen Leger & Venky Kulkarni

    11/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    In this 134th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host, welcomes Jennifer Leger and Venky Kulkarni, co-Founders of Quber. They discuss common barriers to saving money, how Quber works to help its users overcome those barriers, and how they’re planning to grow the company. Episode Highlights: ● 00:41 – Quber is a money-saving app that helps people to save for specific life events and goals. ● 01:02 – Jennifer was inspired to create Quber out of her own personal financial frustration. ● 01:40 – When you download the app and create an account, you’re prompted to create your first savings goal, like an emergency fund. ● 02:06 – Quber stores the money that users are saving in a trust account so they can’t easily spend it. ● 02:38 – This is not investing in the stock market, it is simply setting aside cash to have on hand. ● 03:09 – Quber starts with saving rules, outlining how money will be moved from your ba

  • Fraction with Hayden James | E133

    Fraction with Hayden James | E133

    04/08/2020 Duração: 27min

    In this 133th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Hayden James, Co-Founder and CEO of Fraction. Fraction is a company that is enabling a new method for getting equity out of your home or providing equity to purchase a home. Episode Highlights: ● 00:50 – Hayden James explains Fraction. ● 01:12 – How did Fraction get started? ● 02:44 – How do they facilitate the transaction of home ownership for the homeowner? ● 05:45 – Does selling a fraction of their home decentivise customers from maintaining their home? ● 06:44 – Where does the money from the interest reserve come from? ● 09:00 – Where are they finding the investors for this? ● 09:58 – What determines the amount of reserve someone would have? ● 12:29 – Where are they sourcing the real estate properties to securitize? ● 15:01 – Why is blockchain the right way to go with Fraction? ● 19:07 – What has been the negative f

  • Wagepoint with Shrad Rao | E132

    Wagepoint with Shrad Rao | E132

    28/07/2020 Duração: 25min

    In this 132th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Shrad Rao, CEO of Wagepoint. Wagepoint is an easy to use payroll provider that seeks to compete both on ease of use and friendliness. Episode Highlights: ● 00:38 – Shrad Rao explains Wagepoint. ● 04:37 – How did Wagepoint get started? ● 09:18 – How does Wagepoint make payroll not painful? ● 11:57 – What does their UI look like and what has informed those decisions? ● 14:21 – What are the benefits and the costs? ● 20:51 – What would he change in his business or industry? ● 22:20 – What have been the biggest challenges he has faced? ● 23:43 – What keeps Shrad Rao excited each day about his work? 3 Key Points 1. Wagepoint aims to take the guesswork out of as many things as possible as they pertain to payroll. 2. If there is a payroll in process for a very high amount, they contact the client for proactive fraud preven

  • Become with Shuli Mantsur | E131

    Become with Shuli Mantsur | E131

    21/07/2020 Duração: 22min

    In this 131th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Shuli Mantsur, Director of Partnerships at Become. Become is an aggregation company that provides a single-stop source for business owners to go to one website and potentially apply for multiple lines of business with multiple lenders. Episode Highlights: ● 00:42 – Shuli Mantsur explains Become. ● 02:30 – Become is like Expedia for business lending. ● 05:35 – What kind of businesses are they attracting as borrowers? ● 06:45 – How robust are their risk models at this point? ● 09:21 – How many data points are they taking in? ● 10:59 – Become can analyze why a client didn’t get approved for loans and suggest what they need to do to get funding in the near future. ● 12:05 – What does the customer experience look like? ● 15:27 – Do they provide support after the funding process? ● 16:37 – What has the response from lenders been l

  • Payability with Alex Sklar | E130

    Payability with Alex Sklar | E130

    14/07/2020 Duração: 26min

    In this 130th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews F. Alexander Sklar, Head of Development at Payability. Payability is a company that offers financing to online merchants as a means of shortening their collection cycles. Episode Highlights: ● 00:48 – F. Alexander Sklar explains Payability. ● 01:17 – What is the origin story of Payability? ● 03:30 – How long does it traditionally take sellers to get paid on sales? ● 07:22 – What are the factors to determine how long it takes to traditionally get paid? ● 09:38 – How is Payability able to give sellers money upfront daily? ● 13:10 – Payability’s ideal customer is trying to scale their company. ● 14:57 – F. Alexander Sklar talks about the mechanics of payment. ● 18:04 – How did their fundraising occur? ● 20:49 – What would he change in his business or industry? ● 22:00 – What have been the biggest challenges he has faced?&n

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