Voice of FinTech

Voice of FinTech

Mapping out Swiss and European FinTech ecosystem. Aiming to inspire entrepreneurs to launch their new ventures and connect them with incubators, accelerators, investors and incumbents. ... Show More

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November 19, 2019 16 min

An interview with Guido Buehler, CEO and founder of SEBA, a fully licensed Swiss bank for your digital assets, based in Zug, Switzerland. SEBA is a universal bank for your digital assets, i.e. digital twins of financial or real assets.

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On the side of Voice of FinTech: Live Speaker Series in Zurich, we caught up with Claudia Bolliger-Winkler, CEO and co-founder of Lionstep. At the event, we talked about how to find the best candidates for your company, cost-effectively. Also, as a candidate, can one beat the algorithms through networking? In this soundbite, we talked about the role of AI and a human in recruitment and the outlook for the balance between the two.

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November 12, 2019 14 min

An interview with Anne-Katrin Maser, Lead Partnerships and Ecosystems at Generali Switzerland. We talk about how Generali cooperates with startups, through their innovation garage, partnerships or participation in the F10 Incubator/Accelerator.

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" I see a tremendous spirit of entrepreneurship taking off in Europe," says Geoff Ralston, President of Y Combinator. Great new companies will come from Europe, or anywhere on the planet, not just the United States, Geoff explains in this soundbite. We caught up on the side of the INSEAD LaunchPad event at STATION F in Paris.

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An interview with Christina Kehl, co-founder & Managing Director at Swiss Finance Startups Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Pixpolitico. We talk about the efforts of Swiss Finance Startups to foster cooperation with the government and incumbents and their flagship event, Swiss FinTech Fair. Followed by short, one-question segments with participants of the Swiss FinTech Fair: Julia Holzgreve, Director, Innovation Scouting &... Read more

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An interview with Stefan Muehlemann, founder and CEO of Loanboox, serial entrepreneur about why he believes in the power of platforms, why raising debt should not hurt and how he got started with his latest venture, Loanboox. Loanboox is a leading big-ticket debt capital market platform, based in Zurich, Switzerland, active in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands.

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On the side of the Business Innovation Week in Zurich, we quickly caught up with Dalith Steiger-Gablinger, co-founder and Managing Partner of SwissCognitive - The Global AI Hub and Melanie Gabriel, Board member at We Shape Tech. We talk with Dalith about what cognitive technology means and with Melanie about We Shape Tech's mission and activities to drive female participation in tech and innovation to 50/50 female/male ratio.

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An interview with Evelyne Pflugi, co-founder and Managing Partner at Singularity Group in Zurich, Switzerland. We talk about what are exponential technologies, relationship to the Singularity University and how to make money from exponential technologies and innovation today.

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An interview with Pascal Allot, IBM Innovation Ecosystem Director. We talk about what IBM offers startups in Switzerland to support them on their journey. We also discuss Big Tech's interest in Financial Services and most likely areas of innovation focus related to FinTech.

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An interview with Sandra Tobler, co-founder and CEO of Futurae Technologies, Zurich based cybersecurity start-up. Futurae provides multi-factor authentication tools to corporate clients from Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare sectors. We talk about the need to strike the right balance between security, user experience and privacy. Sandra also compares the start-up scene in Silicon Valley to the one in Switzerland.

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An interview with Tillmann Lang, CEO and co-founder of Yova. Yova is a platform for retail clients to invest in line with their values - Yova stands for Your Values! With Yova, individual clients can make sustainable and socially responsible investments effortlessly.

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Co-founders Ravina Mutha and Pranay Jain explain their (sometimes adventurous) entrepreneurial journey so far. We talk about why they chose to be entrepreneurs from an early age and why their AI-powered chatbot is enterprise-ready. Multilingual natural language processing (NLP) is the core of their technology.

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We caught up with Dorian Selz, CEO and co-founder of Squirro, an award-winning Swiss AI scale-up on the side of the first of Voice of FinTech Live Speaker Series event in Zurich. We discussed whether AI will augment our abilities, so we become a better version of ourselves, or should we fear being replaced by robots powered by AI? In the soundbite, Dorian explains why he believes in the success of Augmented Intelligence.

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The Future is Asian writes Dr. Parag Khanna in his latest book. We caught up on the side of the Asia Society's event in Zurich to quickly explain why in this soundbite.

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An interview with Jatin Rajput, former Head of Strategy / Corporate M&A APAC at Deutsche Bank Singapore and now Partner at Union Park Ventures in New York, about how he became interested in investing in B2B and financial inclusion focused FinTechs and his views on digital transformation and FinTech buzz words and megatrends.

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An interview with Mona Zoet, founder of RegPac Revolution, RegTech ecosystem builder & accelerator based in Singapore and F10 Hackaton Singapore's local partner.

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An interview with Matthias Zwingli, Project Manager Start-up Enablement at digitalswitzerland. digitalswitzerland is a non-profit organization, whose mission is making Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub. Matthias explains the activities of digitalswitzerland and shares the views on digital transformation and the start-up ecosystem in Switzerland vs. the rest of the world.

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An interview with Annie Guo, CEO and founder of Silkpay. Annie talks about her passion for running her own company and how Silkpay connects European merchants and Chinese tourists using Alipay and WeChat Pay so they can pay in Europe just like they are used to at home.

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An interview with Francois Briod, CEO & co-founder of Monito, a comparison website for foreign exchange services. He explains how he and his co-founders became frustrated with excessive foreign exchange fees and rates and launched a company that compares rates (including all the fees) among banks and money transfer FinTechs and shows you the best deal!

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An interview with Marwan El-Hakim, Partner at London based Veridian Ventures and INSEAD alumnus, about he started angel investing, how business angel syndicates like Veridian Ventures work and his crucial advice for the founders.

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