Haas Fintech Club podcast featuring interviews with fintech founders, investors and innovators from both inside and outside the Haas community.
Providing access to affordable loans and credit building tools - Lourdes Amayo, Aura
In this next episode, I sit down with Lourdes Amayo who works in Growth Strategy at Aura Financial.
Aura provides affordable, credit-building loans to working families in America. From $300 to $4,000 their loans are simple and transparent with affordable payments tied to borrowers paycheck cycles.
Aura's customers are some of the worst hit by Covid and Lourdes explains what Aura is doing to help and how it plans to continue to support its borrowers in the future!
Building a global infrastructure for underserved individuals - Betsy McCormick, Nova Credit
Fintech@Haas sits down with Betsy McCormick,Head of Customer Success at Nova Credit. Nova Credit is building a global credit bureau to provide underserved individuals with a credit profile in the US.
We touch on Covid and immigration challenges currently, challenges of leading a B2B2C Customer success team and why is there not already a global credit score provider?
An awesome conversation with another Berkeley Haas MBA Class 2015!
Being greedy when everyone is fearful - Moses Lo, Xendit
Fintech@Haas sits down with Moses Lo ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/moseslo/ ) , co-founder of Xendit ( https://www.xendit.co/en/ ) a Indonesian digital fintech infrastructure company (think Stripe+Plaid)
We touch on recent challenges of Covid, his YC and fundraising journey and his take on culture. AND his intriguing recruitment strategy!
An phenomenal guy and entrepreneur who ended his MBA with offers from Google, Amazon, Square and YC.
A couple of my favourite quotes;
* No one was as good as what we wanted, so we built it ourselves
* Whenever we don't like something about our company culture, the first we do is look in the mirror and say, what are WE doing wrong?
* How do I spend the next investor dollar?
* Build something people want
* What do you know that everyone else thinks is false, but is actually true?
Viram Shah, Vested Finance
For this episode of Fintech@Haas I chatted to Viram Shah, a Berkeley Haas alum from MBA Class 2019 and co-founder of Vested.
Vested's mission is to bring US equities to India.
We discuss his entrepreneurial family upbringing, his fondest Haas memories and the problem Vested is trying to solve.
Matt Austin, Finix
For the second episode of Fintech@Haas, I chat with Matt Austin ( https://www.linkedin.com/feed/ ) of Finix ( https://www.linkedin.com/feed/ ) , a payments infrastructure company.
They recently extended their Series B, adding Lightspeed Venture Partners ( https://www.linkedin.com/feed/ ) and American Express ( https://www.linkedin.com/feed/ ) as investors.
We take a deep dive into the payments ecosystem (AKA the Payments Layer Cake) and learn more about Matt’s background and role as Chief of Staff.
Lots of awesome insights for people in the fintech space!
Stephen Deng, DFS Lab
For the inaugural episode of Fintech@Haas, we are joined by Stephen Deng, Haas Class 2015. Stephen is a co-founder of DFS Labs, which invests and supports early-stage founders in Africa. Stephen talks about his time at Haas, how he became involved in fintech during his time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the state of fintech in Africa.
Music credits to Joseph Mcdade ( https://josephmcdade.com/music )