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New episodes air every Tuesday & Thursday mornings on your way to work. Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with amazing fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the amazing stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech today.

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New episodes air every Tuesday & Thursday mornings on your way to work. Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with amazing fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the amazing stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech today.

    Episode 294 Tom Ryan from Anthemis

    Episode 294 Tom Ryan from Anthemis

    Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with impressive fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the remarkable stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech.
     
    You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio.
     
    In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Tom Ryan, partner at Anthemis.   Anthemis is a leading global venture investment platform with over half a billion in AUM.  A few of their portfolio companies are past guests on the show, such as Farhan Ahmad from Bento for Business, Richard Arundel from CurrencyCloud, James Waldinger from Artivest, Jon Stein from Betterment, Rhian Horgan from Kindur, Fawce from Quantopian and Chris Bruno from Rally Road. 
     
     
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    Subscribe now on iTunes, Google , Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio to hear next Tuesday’s all new episode with James Haluszczak from SteelBridge Labs.  
     
     
    About the host:
     
    John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 
    Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium
     

    • 34 min
    Nugget of the week - Being scrappy and fundraising through self doubt

    Nugget of the week - Being scrappy and fundraising through self doubt

    About this nugget:
    This nugget was pulled from episode 221 from an interview with Andrew Jamison,  co founder  and CEO at Extend. This nugget is a reminder of being scrappy and fundraising through self doubt towards something big.   
    What is a nugget of the week?: 
    The host John Siracusa has recorded over 300 episodes as the host of the Bank On It & Before the A fintech podcasts where he interviews founders building the future of fintech and the VCS/Angels who fund them. 
    With each interview there’s this wow moment when the person interviewed has shared something really special, unique or a reminder on how founders or investors should think. So, here we are delivering those moments to you in the form of a bite sized nugget.
    About Andrew Jamison: 
    Andrew worked at American Express for 12 years. He managed all B2B payments solutions, including virtual card platforms and products. Prior to Amex, he spent 10 years as an SAP consultant.
    About the host: 
    John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 

    • 7 min
    Episode 293 Nathaniel Harley from Mantl

    Episode 293 Nathaniel Harley from Mantl

    Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with impressive fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the remarkable stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech.
     
    You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio.
     
    In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Nathaniel Harley, co-founder and CEO of Mantl.  MANTL is a centric outer core ecosystem that gives banks and credit unions the flexibility to innovate using modern technology, while owning their brand throughout the entire customer lifecycle.  
     
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    Subscribe now on iTunes, Google , Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio to hear Thursday’s all new episode with Tom Ryan from Anthemis.  
     
    About the host:
     
    John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 
    Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium

    • 31 min
    Episode 292 Wes Barton from Third Prime

    Episode 292 Wes Barton from Third Prime

    Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with impressive fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the remarkable stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech.
     
    You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio.
     
    In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Wes Barton, co-founder and Managing Partner of Third Prime.  Wes was a tobacco farmer turned VC, Third Prime is a venture capital firm that likes to invest in entrepreneurs shaping a better future for humankind.  An example of those companies are Petal, Octane Lending, Climb Credit and LoanStreet.  Third Prime invests big in big ideas.  



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    Subscribe now on iTunes, Google , Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio to hear next Tuesday’s all new episode with Nathaniel Harley from Mantl.  
     
    About the host:
     
    John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 
    Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium

    • 26 min
    Nugget of the week - Having a crystal clear value proposition with Chris from Chime

    Nugget of the week - Having a crystal clear value proposition with Chris from Chime

    About this nugget:
    This nugget was pulled from episode 169 from an interview with Chris Britt, co founder and CEO of Chime. This nugget is on having a crystal clear value proposition.  
    Subscribe to Bank On It podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio and you’ll get these nuggets delivered every Wednesday morning.
    No matter the stage of a company, nailing the value proposition is hard.   Whether it's at startup or growth stage it's difficult, the only thing that evolves is the scope of the challenge. 
     
    Regardless, the challenge for founders falls under about three main points. 
    Does it resonate? Can we deliver a best in class experience? Does it attract customers to drive the right consumer habits? These are very basic points, but nailing the nuances of them is where the real challenge is.  Details are often missed and there’s a failure to predict future outcomes on one, two or three of these points, since companies early in life are focused on getting a relative-size customer base.  This causes strategic holes and issues down the road, every short-term choice has unintended long-term consequences, but that is the cost of building something new. When there's no other choice, changing the value proposition or messaging down the road works well.  
     A simple problem to evolve towards.  Simple, but not easy.   
    During our interview back in November 2018, Chris shared a moment when he realized consumers assumed Chime was only a rewards program.  Which as we know it’s a bank.  Yes, they have great rewards, but consumers thought that's all they had. This causes a problem because rewards seekers are not sticky customers and in order to invest in deeper relationships, Chime needed consumers to open payroll deposit accounts. 
    They realized this problem when they asked their customers the question.  “Why don’t you move your checking account over to us”? The answer they received surprised them. 
     
    Chris shared in this clip how they responded.
    What is a nugget of the week?: 
    The host John Siracusa has recorded over 280 episodes as the host of the Bank On It & Before the A fintech podcasts where he interviews founders building the future of fintech and the VCS/Angels who fund them. 
    With each interview there’s this wow moment when the person interviewed has shared something really special, unique or a reminder on how founders or investors should think. So, here we are delivering those moments to you in the form of a bite sized nugget.
    About Chris Britt: 
    He is the co-founder & CEO of Chime. Before Chime, Chris was the Chief Product Officer and SVP, Corporate Development at Green Dot. Prior to that, Chris held roles as a senior product leader at Visa and as one of the first executives at ComScore.
    About the host: 
    John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 
     

    • 7 min
    Episode 291 Gavin Myers from Prudence Holdings

    Episode 291 Gavin Myers from Prudence Holdings

    Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with impressive fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the remarkable stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech.
     
    You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio.
     
    In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Gavin Myers, General Partner of Prudence Holdings.  Prudence Holdings is an early and growth stage investment firm based in New York City. They have an impressive list of companies it has backed such as Compass, Blockchain.com and Morty.. In addition, they’ve invested at the growth stage in companies including Facebook, Uber and Spotify.
     
      
     
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    Subscribe now on iTunes, Google , Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio to hear Thursday’s all new episode with Wes Burton from Third Prime.  
     
    About the host:
     
    John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 
    Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium

    • 30 min

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