Talking Success: Connecting the Global FinTech Community

Talking Success: Connecting the Global FinTech Community

Talking Success: Connecting the Global FinTech Community is a podcast by TalentintheCloud, an Executive Search Firm specializing in FinTech talent. It’s hosted by Stacey Japhta and features the top CEO’s, Founders, Investors and Leaders in the FinTech industry where they dive into the highs and lows in their career, failed ventures, and latest trends. This podcast was created to inspire, teach and bring the FinTech community together. If you’re an industry fanatic or even a newbie to this whole FinTech thing, this podcast was made for you!

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July 23, 2021 25 min

In this episode, we sit down with Julian Sawyer, CEO of Bitstamp. Bitstamp is the world’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, continuously supporting the Bitcoin economy since 2011.

Julian discusses all things Fintech, talent gaps in cryptocurrency, & is regulation a barrier to progress in the sector?

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In this episode, we sit down with Rita Lindenberg, SVP Human Resources at Entersekt. Entersekt is an innovator of mobile-first fintech solutions. Financial services providers and other enterprises rely on its patented mobile identity system to provide both security and the best in convenient new digital experiences to their customers.

Rita discusses all things FinTech, data-driven decisions, & gender diversity and equality withi...

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In this episode, we sit down with Aneesa Ameer, Head of Innovation at ABSA Life. ABSA Life offers a comprehensive range of life insurance options which include: disability, death, critical illness cover and income protection.

Aneesa discusses all things FinTech, personalizing customer service, & encouraging your kids to think outside the box.

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In this episode, we sit down with Olaseni Alabede, Vice President, Global Credit and Installments Business at Mastercard. Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Their mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone.

Olaseni discusses all things FinTech, the need to build credibility, & the common payment problems in Africa.

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In this episode, we sit down with Louis Jauvin, Executive VP People of Checkout.com. Checkout.com empowers businesses to adapt and innovate. Their technology makes payments seamless.

Louis discusses all things FinTech, growing a team of 20 to 1000, and employer branding.

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In this episode, we sit down with Mark Chirnside, CEO & Co-Founder of Xago. Xago harnesses the power of mobile, retail networks and blockchain technology in playing a crucial role to transform the payment industry, particularly in Africa.

Mark discusses all things FinTech, how to choose your investor, and analyzing your business to start making a profit.

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In this episode, we sit down with Richard Leftley, Executive Vice President at Micro Insurance Company.  Micro Insurance Company was formed by the merger of STP Group and MicroEnsure and provides an end-to-end solution to the needs of those that are unserved with the safety net that insurance provides.

Richard discusses all things FinTech, what comes with $25 million in funding from the Gates foundation, and going digital too early.

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In this episode, we sit down with Wayne Zwiers, founder of Basalt Technology. Basalt is a global Fintech studio focusing on designing and developing digital banking and insurance solutions for the future.

Wayne discusses all things FinTech, important attributes to look for in your leadership team, and the difference between the traditional model and the new model of VCs in Africa.

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In this episode, we sit down with Buhle Goslar, Africa CEO of JUMO. JUMO is a financial technology company that partners with banks, MNOs and other e-commerce players to deliver progressive financial choices to customers in emerging markets across Africa and Asia.

Buhle discusses all things FinTech, the reason we're not seeing the full benefits of financial inclusion in South Africa & moving away from pay secrecy.

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In this episode, we sit down with Megan Harrison, Executive Head of Transactional Banking at MomentumMetropolitan. MomentumMetropolitan are specialists in long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investments, healthcare administration, health risk management, employee benefits and rewards programmes.

Megan discusses all things FinTech, her experience in positions where women have been underserved & building mom...

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In this episode, we sit down with Simon Ellis, Co-Founder & CEO of SmartWage. SmartWage is an African technology company that enables employers to offer their employees access to earned wages.

Simon discusses all things FinTech, why start-ups pretend to automate and altering the problem you're solving.

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In this episode, we sit down with Idan Jaan, Co-Founder and CEO of Fundrr. Fundrr is a fintech start-up aiming at providing cheap, quick and efficient unsecured term loans to SMEs in South Africa.

Idan discusses all things FinTech, how to get on the front page of a google search at no cost, and free tools your start-up needs.

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In this episode, we sit down with Angela Yore, founder and MD of SkyParlour. SkyParlour is a full-service communications agency for Fintechs.

Angela discusses all things FinTech, different PR strategies for start-ups and scale-ups, and how to position your business for investors.

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In this episode, we sit down with Alicia Levine, COO of Chipper Cash. Chipper Cash is a venture-capital-backed Financial technology company that builds software to enable free and instant peer-to-peer cross-border payments in Africa and Europe, as well as solutions for businesses and merchants to process online and in-store payments.

Alicia discusses all things FinTech, tips on creating your dream job, and her thoughts on OKRs as a ...

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This is a very special episode as we sit down with our very own Founder and CEO of TalentintheCloud, Darren Franks. TalentintheCloud offers specialist executive search services across the FinTech sector. We help business leaders hire senior and middle management experts across the entire FinTech spectrum.

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In this episode, we sit down with Nadia Costanzo, Head of banking and expansion at TransferWise. Transferwise is built by and for people who live global lives and make sending money abroad up to 8 times cheaper than the bank.

Nadia discusses all things FinTech, expanding into new markets, and how TransferWise is working to mission zero.

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In this episode, we sit down with Koen Vanpraet, Group CEO of PXP Financial. PXP Financial aims to stay ahead of the game through innovation, new technologies and solutions to create a first-class payment experience for their customers. Koen discusses all things FinTech, tips on selling technology, and the challenge with merging two businesses. 

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In this episode, we sit down with Annette Evans, Head of People at GPS. Global Processing Services (GPS) is the trusted and proven go-to payments processing partner for today’s leading challenger brands. Annette discusses all things FinTech, how to hire the top software developers, and dives into her experience as the first black female at GPS. 

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In this episode, we sit down with Tom Higgins, CEO and founder of Gold-i. Gold-i has transformed the global retail FX trading market by providing retail brokers with the same execution and risk management tools as institutional brokers at a fraction of the cost. Tom discusses all things FinTech, how to get through ups and downs in the market, and how to validate a good business idea.

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In this episode, we sit down with Mike Scott, CEO & Co-founder of NONA. NONA helps funded businesses accelerate their software projects. Mike discusses all things FinTech, delegating as a remote CEO, and how to improve your daily routine. 

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