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2020 Trends in Emerging Market Fintech: A Venture Capital Perspective

This will discuss the two major trends increasingly relevant for the development of Fintech ecosystems across developing countries from the perspective of a Venture Capital Partner.

In this webinar, Alexander Piskunov, a partner of a San-Francisco based VC fund Ruvento Ventures, will explore:
- The potential of Digital Banking to innovate the stale customer experience in metropolitan regions and reach the previously unbanked population of rural regions in underdeveloped economies. An example of this is DoPay — a British cloud-based Fintech startup offering payroll services to the populations of India, Africa, and Asia.

- The benefits of Cryptocurrencies as a more stable alternative to currencies, especially in countries with unsophisticated financial regulations. An example of this will be Ripio — a startup helping the Latin American merchants to process international transactions.

- Why the accurate identification of customer niche, regulatory compliance, and a customer-centric approach to solution development are crucial for the long-term success of a Fintech startup.

- How a fintech startup founder can identify the smartest money, outlining the cases of Y-Combinator, Fintech Innovation Lab, and Plug-and-Play as early-stage acceleration options.

This webinar will be interesting for venture capital firms across the US and Europe who are interested in expanding their portfolio to encompass Fintech from the developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and South-East Asia.

Alexander Piskunov is a partner of a San-Francisco based VC fund Ruvento Ventures (http://www.ruvento.com), specialising on AI, robotics and mobility investments and being responsible for portfolio development and fundraising from corporations. Previously, Alexander has studied finance at Cambridge, worked in tech-focused IB and cross-border PE funds in Europe and Russia

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