231 episodes

Financial innovation, technology advances and social changes are sending shockwaves through the financial services industry.

In an age of increasingly rapid change, important questions, debates and developments are unfolding before our eyes. These ideas, and the choices we make in response to them, will shape our future.

Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations.

Rebank explores the trends, developments and challenges that define our age and shape the future role of money, banking and financial services.

Rebank: Fintech Analysis Will Beeson

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Financial innovation, technology advances and social changes are sending shockwaves through the financial services industry.

In an age of increasingly rapid change, important questions, debates and developments are unfolding before our eyes. These ideas, and the choices we make in response to them, will shape our future.

Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations.

Rebank explores the trends, developments and challenges that define our age and shape the future role of money, banking and financial services.

    Building Social Investing with Public

    Building Social Investing with Public

    Jannick Malling is the co-founder and Co-CEO of the investing platform Public.com. Public has raised more than $300M from investors including Accel, Greycroft, Lakestar, and Tiger Global, as well as celebrities like Will Smith, The Chainsmokers, JJ Watt and Maria Sharapova.
    In Public’s short life, Jannick and the company have experienced the COVID market crash, GameStop, the 2021-22 crypto meltdown and rapid interest rate hikes, all while building a community-led finance app for engaged retail investors.
    In this conversation, Jannick and I discuss building a community-led business, fans versus users, counterintuitive learnings about retail investor psychology, the trajectory of retail trading activity, running a company that ships product fast and more.

    • 38 min
    Building the Optimal U.S. Fintech Lender

    Building the Optimal U.S. Fintech Lender

    Christian Faes is the founder of Faes & Co, a lending business builder and F2 Finance, a US bridging lender writing loans since 2023.
    Prior to starting Faes & Co, Christian founded, ran and ultimately IPOed LendInvest, a UK mortgage lending fintech. Founded in 2008, LendInvest is an original fintech, having lent more than GBP 6 billion to individuals and property developers to date. 
    In this conversation, we dive pretty deep into the bridge loan a.k.a. short-term mortgage market, the role of technology in lending businesses, Christian’s goal of building a business in the US, the differences between the US, UK, Irish and Australian markets, all countries in which Christian has real estate lending experience, the economics of different types of fintech lenders and more.

    • 34 min
    A Differentiated Approach to Venture Investing with Deciens

    A Differentiated Approach to Venture Investing with Deciens

    Dan Kimerling is Founder and Managing Partner at Deciens, an early-stage fintech VC and investor in Chipper Cash, Treasury Prime and many others.
    Prior to starting Deciens, Dan co-founded Standard Treasury and served as its CEO until its acquisition by Silicon Valley Bank. Standard Treasury was one of the earliest players in what has evolved to become the Banking-as-a-Service space. The company was backed by YCombinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Index Ventures. After the acquisition, Dan became responsible for API Banking, Open Platform, and Global Research at SVB.
    In this conversation, Dan and I discuss the strategy of concentrated bets, why he doesn’t want to see every deal, what’s next in startup funding, value accrual in AI and more.

    • 28 min
    Fintech Opportunties in the Current Macro Context with Amias Gerety

    Fintech Opportunties in the Current Macro Context with Amias Gerety

    Amias Gerety is a partner at QED with a specific focus on infrastructure, insurtech and payments.
    Prior to QED, Amias served as the President’s nominee and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, he was the lead advisor to the Secretary on policies affecting financial institutions, fighting to restore order during the global financial crisis and impacting policy in the years that followed. Amias is a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton award, the Treasury’s highest honor.
    In this conversation, Amias and I discuss a few counterintuitive views on venture capital, thematic vs. opportunistic early stage investing, opportunities in payments and more.
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Amias Gerety.

    • 45 min
    Building a Distributed Backend for the Global Banking System with Luca Prosperi

    Building a Distributed Backend for the Global Banking System with Luca Prosperi

    Luca Prosperi is the co-founder and CEO of M^ZERO LABS_, a team building a new backend for the banking system.
    Luca is a deep thinking analyst, economist and builder, with a background in institutional finance, alternative and credit investments and more recently DeFi lending and governance. Luca publishes analysis on Dirt Roads, a must read for anyone thinking about the construct and evolution of money and associated topics.
    M^ZERO sprang into life recently with the announcement of a $22.5m seed round from investors including Pantera. AirTree, ParaFi, Mouro and Earlybird. The team is building decentralized infrastructure with the vision of ultimately replacing the commercial banking backend, starting with a better stablecoin.
    In this conversation, Luca and I discuss the inspiration and vision for M^ZERO, Luca’s learnings from his time at MakerDAO, governance considerations for decentralized institutional infrastructure, the shortcomings of existing stablecoins and his team’s proposed approach, M^ZERO with respect to the current banking industry turmoil and more.
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Luca Prosperi.

    • 38 min
    How to Differentiate in Early-Stage Fintech VC with Sheel Mohnot

    How to Differentiate in Early-Stage Fintech VC with Sheel Mohnot

    Sheel Mohnot is Co-Founder and General Partner at Better Tomorrow Ventures, an early-stage fintech VC currently investing out of its $225m second fund.
     
    Sheel is a former founder, having built a tech-first card processor way back in 2010 which was quickly acquired by Groupon.
     
    Since 2014, Sheel has been angel investing and, as of 2016, investing full-time.
     
    Sheel is an incredible Twitter follow and constant source of information, insight and entertainment.
     
    In this conversation, we discuss how fintech VC has changed over the last few years, the state of the early-stage market today, what separates elite seed funds from others, building social capital as an investor, the investment areas Sheel is currently focused on and more.
     
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Sheel Mohnot.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

FootyGamer_09 ,

Awesome

Will speaks to an array of interesting people across the Fintech world bringing insight and knowledge in various forms to his listeners. Great stuff!

Goods81 ,

Good guests and great topics

Will runs a really interesting podcast and gets into some deep discussions with knowledgable founders, practitioners and experts in Fintech, banking and broader technology and design. Keep up the good work!

Ahbasit ,

Excellent

Great content!

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