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VC FinTech Investment Landscape

Where is FinTech funding heading in 2017? Innovate Finance provides an update on the investment landscape for 2016 followed by commentary and analysis from a panel of experts.
Recorded Feb 15 2017 55 mins
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  • Managing Scale in Times of Crisis: Manage your Workforce and Mitigate the Impact May 1 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    In times of uncertainty, running out of runway is the last thing you want. Yet, with your workforce working remotely and borders shutting down, how do you drive your expansion and growth?

    Discussion points:

    How to get the support and resources for growth
    Managing a global remote workforce
    How to sustain growth during a crisis

    Moderator: Desné Masie, Senior Associate, Global Counsel

    Eric Mouilleron, Founder & CEO, Bankable
    Jeppe Zink, General Partner, Northzone
    Pierre Lion, Mangopay
  • International Regulatory panel Apr 30 2020 8:30 am UTC 60 mins
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    Drafting new regulation is about striking a balance between negating externalities without inhibiting innovation, while ensuring that the regulation is good for all.

    Discussion points:
    How do regulators strike that balance?
    What Chief Regulators Want You to Know
    How do regulators adapt to tech innovation and the new practices stemming from it?
    What are the key legal developments users and providers should be focusing on?
    What is the state of the collaboration between regulators and players?


    Sopnendu Mohanti, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS
    More speakers to be confirmed
  • Cooperation for Innovation: Lessons from Key Verticals Apr 29 2020 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    Some verticals, such as capital markets, are defined by the cooperation between new-comers and incumbents. What lessons can other verticals learn from this level of cooperation?

    Discussion points:
    What areas of financial services are not exploring cooperation?
    Is it time to talk about coopetition?
    How is innovation driven by the cooperation?

    Jana McIntosh, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy, WorldPay
    Koley Corte, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Transformation, Alliance Bernstein
    Adam French, Co-Founder & Director, Scalable Capital
    Adam Toms, CEO, OpenFin Europe
  • Focus on the Future of Data Apr 28 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Data is everywhere. In this session, we explore the impact of a wealth of data, on consumers, financial services and the economy.

    Discussion points:
    How is the use of data impacting financial services?
    Where is data stored and how is it regulated?
    Is the regulation of data enough to prevent stress to competition?
    Is data regulation flexible enough to support innovation?
    What new business models might emerge?
    How will these business models impact consumers and providers?
    What businesses are at risk?

    Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv
    David Blumberg, Founder & Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital
    Simon McDougall, Executive Director - Technology & Innovation, ICO
  • How to Fundraise in Uncertain Times Apr 28 2020 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    A global health crisis hardly is the best time to raise funds. Yet many FinTechs are at a crucial junction in time.

    Discussion points:
    How to deal with changing investor priorities
    How does economic uncertainty affect your business plan?
    Why excellent investor relations are more critical than ever

    Moderator: Yael Simon, Founder, Fintel Security

    Manuel Silva Martinez, Partner & Head of Investments, Santander InnoVentures
    More TBC
  • Profit or Purpose in FinTech: What the Global Health Crisis Taught Us Apr 27 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Should serving a larger social purpose be exclusive of making a profit? In this session we explore the role of FinTech in filling the gaps left by public services and access to financial services.

    Discussion points:
    How to create a business that tackles both profit and purpose
    What are the gaps in financial access that FinTech can fill?
    What other aspects of accessibility and inclusion can FinTech contribute to?
    Should it be the role of FinTech to fill the gaps left by government and public services?
    What support do profit and purpose organisations need?

    Moderator: Emma Lindley, Co-Founder, Women in Identity

    Rhydian Lewis, CEO, RateSetter
    Vica Manos, Managing Director, Anthemis
  • How a Global Crisis is Impacting M&A and Exits in FinTech Apr 23 2020 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    The global health crisis brought by the Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the FinTech industry. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than in M&A.

    Discussion points:

    How has it impacted M&A and exits in the sector?
    How long can we expect the effects of these trends to last?
    What can we learn from previous crises?


    Ken Marlin, Founder & Managing Partner, Marlin & Associates
    Cris Conde, Senior Advisor, Accel
    Tim Levene, CEO, Augmentum FinTech
  • Money, Money, Money: The Future of Payments Apr 22 2020 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    The speed of transition in some economies from a cash to a digital-payments economy is staggering: What are the lessons other nations can learn from this?

    Discussion points:

    Embedded Payments: What’s Next?
    Payments Worldwide: A Comparison of Business Models
    What innovation can markets expect?
    How will this impact current players and users?

    Moderator: Kristy Duncan, Women in Payments


    Tom Mutton, Director, FinTech, Bank of England
    Julian Sawyer, Managing Director, UK & Europe, Gemini
    Yuval Rooz, Co-founder & CEO, Digital Asset
  • Making Finance Accessible to all SMEs: How Lenders Can Step Up Apr 22 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    What can FinTech do to support SMEs in tough times and at all times? The global health crisis created a very difficult situation for SMEs and financial services are at the forefront of the effort to offer support.


    Moderator Eleni Digalaki, Business Insider

    Christoph Rieche, CEO, iWoca
    John Davies, Just Loans Group
    Karen Rudich, CEO & Co-founder, ElementaryB
    Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-founder & CEO, DueDil
  • Tech and the Future of Financial Services Apr 21 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    Technological innovation is transforming the world around us. What can financial services learn from other industries?

    Discussion points:

    How are consumer expectations evolving?
    What innovations will ‘stick’ and become standard?
    Is the speed of innovation and adoption a cause for concern for incumbents? For new-comers?
    What are the social, legal and economic risks at stake?


    John Hourican, CEO, New Day
    Andy Ellis, Head of Ventures, RBS
    More TBC
  • How Innovation in Financial Services can Take us Through Tough Times Apr 20 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Crisis tends to breed innovation. In this session we explore the sources of innovation.

    Discussion points:
    Institution / FinTech Collaboration- including international expansion
    How institutions support innovation through crises
    Where does innovation come from? Culture, regulation or even neuro-diversity
    The resilience of financial services

    Ben Davey, CEO, Barclays UK Ventures

    More TBC
  • Global Perspectives on Cross-border Finance for Inclusion Apr 17 2020 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    This session will bring together WorldRemit and Chipper Cash, two money transfer firms helping individuals and small businesses send money across borders.

    ChipperCash is an earlier stage company focused on cross-border payments in Africa and World Remit is a later stage company that scaled globally. This session will highlight each company’s approach to serving underserved communities around the world, and the challenges and best practice of scaling across markets. The perspectives of these two companies will provide insights on how to design products for the underserved, how to pick your markets, and how to scale globally while having an impact.

    Maelis Carraro,Director, Catalyst Fund,
    Alicia Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Chipper Cash
  • Open Finance: What is the Future of Open Banking? Apr 17 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Open Banking has been a revolution in FinTech and wider financial services. But what is the future?

    Discussion points:
    Is it too early to talk about Open Finance?
    What are the benefits of Open Finance and what does it mean for players and users?
    What are the current issues with Open Banking?
    Have customers' expectations widened from Open Banking to Open Finance?

    Felicia Meyerowitz-Singh, CEO & Founder, Akoni
    Ross Laurie, Co-Founder, Visible Capital
    Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-Founder CFTE
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Taking a Peek at Tomorrow’s World Apr 16 2020 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Take a sneak peek at Quantum Computing, Cloud, Natural Language Processing and Smart Analytics. Explore how emerging technology is set to change financial services through new possibilities, ways of working and overall corporate culture.

    Moderator, Anette Brolos
    Dr Ashley Fidler, Eigen Tech
    Douglas Orr, Novastone
    Peter Ebden, Chief Infrastructure Officer. Thought Machine
  • The 5 things VCs Advise their Portfolio Companies to do During a Global Crisis Apr 16 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    The role of an investor is not just to add capital, but to provide guidance and advice and use their experience of nurturing emerging businesses. This is paramount during a crisis. Hear what our top expert VCs want businesses know.


    Michele Foradori, Investment Manager, BlackFin
    Jay Wilson, Investment Manager, Albion Capital
    Oliver Richards, Partner, MMC Ventures
  • FinTech Without Borders:The Impact of International Turmoil on a Global Industry Apr 15 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    This session looks at FinTech across the globe, and what lessons we can learn from global players.

    Discussion points:
    Global international collaboration instead of competition
    How does the move from competition to collaboration show on a global scale?
    Key lessons from those who have used FinTech Bridges
    The factors behind successful international expansion
    How are current travel restrictions impacting global FinTech?

    Moderator, Susanne Chishti
    Nicholas Heller, CEO & Co-founder, Fractal Labs
    Boaz Yaari, Founder & CEO, Sharegain
  • Financial Inclusion and How FinTech Supports Society at All Times Apr 14 2020 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    FinTech has from its inception been paramount in financial inclusion, addressing the gaps left when it comes to access to financial services. The latest Coronavirus crisis illustrates perfectly how FinTech stepped into the breach once again to protect the most vulnerable in society.

    Moderator, Bindi Karia


    Delber Lage, CEO, SalaryFits
    Philip Briffett, WageStream
    Greg Davies, Oxford Risks
    Eva Gustavsson, PayPal
    Louise Hill, GoHenry
  • COVID-19: Navigating the New Reality II Apr 9 2020 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Continuing our series on navigating the new world.

    Join Innovate Finance and Deloitte as we discuss the latest developments on Government policy and explore access to funding.
  • COVID-19: Navigating the New Reality Recorded: Apr 2 2020 59 mins
    Innovate Finance
    The UK Government has announced several initiatives providing temporary, timely and targeted measures to support small businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
    Innovate Finance and Deloitte will be hosting a live video panel discussion on Thursday 2nd April to help FinTech leaders respond, recover, and thrive during these uncertain times. We will summarise key insights from the market, a highlight of the private equity and fundraising markets, and give an overview of the various Government schemes available for the FinTech community.

    Discussion Points:

    Business resilience
    Summary of key insights from market
    Private equity highlights
    Summary of announced Government schemes in UK that are relevant for FinTechs
    Q&A Opportunity
  • Optimising Your Tech Stack Recorded: Mar 25 2020 55 mins
    Innovate Finance
    During these challenging times, learn how optimise your tech stack.

    Improve intra-team collaboration, increase efficiency, and discover new ways of working.

    Discussion points:
    - Moving your tech stack to the cloud
    - Product scalability
    - Remote working operational scalability
    And more!

    Confirmed speakers:

    Moderator: Eloise Elliott-Taysom, Senior Product Manager, Bud

    Curtis Evans, Managing Director, EMEA at Jacobi

    James Barker, Regional Director for Northern Europe and Africa, Mambu

    Kevin Holditch, Head of Platform Engineering, Form3

    Rob De Feo, Amazon Web Services, Startup Advocate - EMEA
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