eXponential Finance

eXponential Finance

The eXponential Finance Podcast is produced in co-operation with Tokyo FinTech (https://tokyofintech.com/), covering Finance & FinTech themes in Japan and beyond. Tokyo FinTech looks to inform, inspire and innovate in the financial services sector in Japan. Our community of more than 3,300 individual members attends regular fintech, insurtech, regtech, payments, blockchain & crypto events. We also have an established Medium Publication (https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech) and a number of international community partnerships with like-minded FinTech associations around the globe. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/exponentialfinance/support

Episodes

February 22, 2024 33 mins

CrediLinq is a technology infrastructure company that is enabling B2B platforms to offer embedded finance to their customers.

B2B PayLater for buyers and GMV Financing for sellers is a huge opportunity to both improve conversion, increase average order volumes and dramatically reduce operational burden. The future of B2B payments and purchasing will very much look like the current consumer level experience – we at CrediLinq.Ai are ...

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Oliver Hall is the Head of Tech Investments for Europe and Japan at Copenhagen Capacity, and a Co-Founder & Investment Director for Japanese Investments at the Nordic Asian Venture Alliance.


Our discussion covers topics such as sustainability, digitalization, foreign direct investment, Japanese capital, and the new Nordics.

Oliver shares his background and how he ended up in the Nordics. We also talk about the advantages...

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bloXroute created the first high-performance blockchain distribution network (BDN) with the fastest relay solution for Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, and Solana. The bloXroute BDN and DeFi trading tools allow its users to win at crypto trading.

The BDN utilizes a global network of servers optimized for network performance. Nodes access this network through open-source gateways and users can access it through the bloXroute public-API...

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Zurich Insurance has made a significant stride in the insurance industry by introducing its cutting-edge suite of solutions for digitally embedded insurance across all Asian markets, Zurich Edge.

Zurich Edge represents an exciting development in Zurich Insurance’s growth strategy across the Asia Pacific region. The company already boasts a robust portfolio of over 200 partnerships in six markets, collaborating with leading brands i...

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Shwetank Verma is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Leo Capital, an early stage venture capital fund focused on South and South-East Asia. Shwetank leads InsurTech investments at the fund.

We talk about some of Leo Capital’s investments, where the exciting incumbent insurer vs InsurTech markets are, and the outlook for fund raising going into 2024, among other things


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Matthew Van Niekerk is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer at SettleMint, offering tooling for enterprises, public sector, and technology partners who want to innovate with blockchain and empower their technology organization.

In 2006, Matthew made Belgium his home and eventually worked as the Head of Platform Innovation at KBC Securities Bolero. Under his guidance, Bolero Crowdfunding was the first bank or broker in Euro...

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Yilan Huang leads Global Development across different regional markets at CyberConnect. CyberConnect is web3’s earliest and biggest decentralized social network that enables developers to create social applications empowering users to own their digital identity, content, connections, and monetization channels. Prior to CyberConnect, Yilan had experiences in startups, VCs, and NGOs and studied economics, political theory, and contin...

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Hugo Phillion is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Flare Network. Earlier in his career, Hugo was a commodity derivatives portfolio manager. When he got bored with traditional finance, he went on to study machine learning at University College London, where he met his two co-founders.

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Aaron McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of Futureverse, a technological and cultural foundation for the open metaverse where creators, companies and communities conjure their future. The Futureverse infrastructure enables companies and creators to deliver the open metaverse experience that they want for their audience. A seamless portal in and out of all apps in the metaverse, Futureverse allows users to travel with a passpor...

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Masako Shiba is a New York base art professional with near two decades of experience, including at Sotheby’s NY, Japan Society Gallery, Asia Society Museum, and Asian Cultural Council where she was inaugural director for ACC Japan Foundation.


Since the pandemic, she has co-founded ONBD, a web3 art & culture platform, also co-founded BEAF an experimental art foundation, and is Chief Artistic Director for SPACETAINMENT PTE....

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Phillip Lord is the President of Oobit. Oobit allows consumers to pay with crypto on existing Visa and Mastercard point of sale (POS) terminals with merchants receiving fiat money settlements the same way as other credit card payments.

Phillip has more than 25 years experience in global capital markets, where he has invested and structured deals in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He also has gained extensive knowledge of crypto...

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Yoann Turpin is a Co-Founder of Wintermute, focused on Business Development and Ventures. Wintermute is a leading algorithmic liquidity provider in the digital asset space. Before starting Wintermute with his two co-founders, Yoann spent more than a decade in trading, investing, advising startups and building a few businesses.


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Anjali Young is the Co-Founder of Collab.Land, an automated member management system for tokenized communities. Over 50,000 projects use Collab.Land as their primary tool for community management.

Anjali has a 30+ year history with online communities as a creator, member, and in leadership. She has also worked as a lawyer, adjunct professor, and early tech startup employee.

In addition to her interest in community and web3 onboar...

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Anton Golub is a crypto serial entrepreneur and ecosystem builder. Anton founded & served as CEO of flovtec, a Swiss market-maker providing liquidity solutions to digital asset exchanges, token issuers & protocols and offering investment products for professional & institutional investors. Anton is also a co-founder of Trust Square AG, a pre-eminent blockchain technology hub located in Zurich's financial district. P...

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Dean McClelland is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Tontine Trust, a lifetime income solution. We had the pleasure of hosting Dean before, at our fifteenth Tokyo FinTech Meetup in 2018. This podcast is an edited version of our 182nd meetup. Five years have passed, and the focus has moved from Asia to Europe and now the US, where the launch is expected shortly.


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Vishal Dalal is the International CEO at Pismo, a next generation banking and cards technology provider, founded in 2016 in Brazil. Previously a Partner at McKinsey, Vishal has worked in India, Singapore, Australia, and the UK. He discusses with us the origins and culture of Pismo, its positioning in the global next gen core banking market, the competitive advantage of product-focused software engineers in Brazil, and also shares s...

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Swaap v2 is a non-custodial RfQ market-making infrastructure. It provides optimal liquidity services with built-in defensive modules – or "safeguards” – allowing for on-chain max drawdown circuit breaker, last look, and other dynamic forms of funds protection. LPs passively benefit from state-of-the-art market-making strategies originating from the stochastic control theory. Liquidity pools automatically compound fees, and are...

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Masa Kikuchi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Secured Finance. Masa is a former head of interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives structuring turned computer scientist, an evangelist of web3 technologies, and a task force member of the trusted web at the cabinet secretariat of Japan.

Secured Finance is on a mission to bring transparency, security, and robustness to the world of finance. With their decentralized f...

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Lisa Nestor is the Chief Strategy Officer at Air TM. Lisa has spent her professional career researching, and then building solutions that economically empower individuals by improving their ability to access and participate in financial markets. At Airtm, Lisa is leveraging her background in digital assets, payments and ecosystem development to continue the expansion of Airtm’s digital dollar account - a first of its kind and categ...

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Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He is the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and currently chairs the Innovation & Technology Committee at the Australian Chamber of Commerce. In this conversation, we are taking a deep dive into a recently published Quinlan & Associates research report on the APAC Digital Banking Landscape, which illustrates the ongoing evolu...

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