10 episodes

What powers the brands and financial services we love to use? Commerce infrastructure, of course.

The more consumers adopt digital products and demand fast, delightful experiences from their brands, the more this space grows. Commerce Conversations is a podcast from Commerce Ventures, where we dive into the most interesting emerging themes across retail tech and FinTech. Tune in for research deep dives, industry conversations, and intimate CEO interviews from our team.

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What powers the brands and financial services we love to use? Commerce infrastructure, of course.

The more consumers adopt digital products and demand fast, delightful experiences from their brands, the more this space grows. Commerce Conversations is a podcast from Commerce Ventures, where we dive into the most interesting emerging themes across retail tech and FinTech. Tune in for research deep dives, industry conversations, and intimate CEO interviews from our team.

    The Trailblazer's Path with Pete Kight (CheckFree)

    The Trailblazer's Path with Pete Kight (CheckFree)

    Pete Kight is a founder unlike any other. After dropping out of college, Pete started running a chain of gyms and after spending time with a few banker friends his eyes opened to the promise of the newly rolled out ACH method for payments. Mind you, this was in the mid 70s, when the foundations of the internet were only just being built. Dan and Pete discuss the journey of bootstrapping a business and the determination it takes to see it through to a close.

    • 28 min
    Insurance SaaS: The Road Less Travelled

    Insurance SaaS: The Road Less Travelled

    “Death by a thousand paper cuts” is what Vivek Krinshnamurthy calls the demise of InsurTechs that don’t find product-market fit. In an infamously slow moving market, InsurTech is perhaps one of the most difficult spaces to build new technology in. Today, Vivek sits with Mike Chen, Head of Corporate Development at Guidewire, to discuss the dynamics of the InsurTech space and advice they have for founders here.

    • 26 min
    Women and the Fight for FinTech

    Women and the Fight for FinTech

    Women control over $10T in assets (according to McKinsey) in the United States and we only expect that number to grow as wealth is transferred from the Bay Boomers in the years to come. So why then, despite being a major market opportunity, do women feel so deeply underserved by financial institutions?

    Vrinda Gupta is the founder of Sequin (YC S21) a Fintech company focused on rebuilding women’s financial profiles via community education and squashing the pink tax through a reward debit card. Vrinda and Claire (Commerce Ventures) discuss the different systemic challenges that women face in finance and the opportunities to overcome them.

    • 24 min
    Creating Checkout 3.0 with Jordan Gal (Rally) and Brandon Schulz (Violet.io)

    Creating Checkout 3.0 with Jordan Gal (Rally) and Brandon Schulz (Violet.io)

    Checkout had its time in the sun earlier in 2022 with the rise and fall of notable venture-backed startups. Today, Matt Nichols brings together two of Commerce’s favorite players in the e-commerce industry: Rally and Violet. Brandon (Violet), Jordan (Rally), and Matt discuss why it seems to be so impossible to solve the clunky experiences in e-commerce and their collective vision for the experiences of the future.

    • 26 min
    Pioneering in Web3 with Bradley Miles (Roll)

    Pioneering in Web3 with Bradley Miles (Roll)

    Bradley Miles coined (no pun intended) the term “social token as an early builder in the Web3 space. Bradley is the CEO and founder of Roll, a blockchain based platform for creators to develop and cultivate their own crypto communities. Kendall and Bradley discuss the journey creating a product in the early web3 days and the change of general opinion as investment/interest in crypto swelled.

    • 23 min
    Understanding the Creator with Josh Constine (SignalFire)

    Understanding the Creator with Josh Constine (SignalFire)

    For Josh Constine, the creator economy is such a favorite topic that “[he’ll] never shut up about it.” In this episode of Commerce Conversation Josh and Kendall discuss the evolution of relationships shape by technology and what makes creators effective as businesses. Listen in for more about how creators can leverage the power of the blockchain and reflections on Josh’s own journey from TechCrunch editor to investor.

    • 26 min

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