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The eXponential Finance Podcast is produced in co-operation with Tokyo FinTech (https://tokyofintech.com/), covering Finance & FinTech themes in Japan and beyond.

Tokyo FinTech looks to inform, inspire and innovate in the financial services sector in Japan. Our community of more than 3,300 individual members attends regular fintech, insurtech, regtech, payments, blockchain & crypto events. We also have an established Medium Publication (https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech) and a number of international community partnerships with like-minded FinTech associations around the globe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exponentialfinance/support

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The eXponential Finance Podcast is produced in co-operation with Tokyo FinTech (https://tokyofintech.com/), covering Finance & FinTech themes in Japan and beyond.

Tokyo FinTech looks to inform, inspire and innovate in the financial services sector in Japan. Our community of more than 3,300 individual members attends regular fintech, insurtech, regtech, payments, blockchain & crypto events. We also have an established Medium Publication (https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech) and a number of international community partnerships with like-minded FinTech associations around the globe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exponentialfinance/support

    Mihir Gandhi, PwC India - Indian cashless payments are exploding, and the time for wallets has passed (S2E36)

    Mihir Gandhi, PwC India - Indian cashless payments are exploding, and the time for wallets has passed (S2E36)

    Mihir Gandhi is a Partner in the Consulting practice of PwC India and leads the Payments Transformation practice. With close to 15 years of consulting experience, he has developed a strong business and technology consulting exposure in India and international markets including the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

    Mihir has been part of the digital payments growth story of India and has successfully led marquee projects. He has managed the core team to set up the domestic card scheme of India. He has assisted new private sector banks and payments banks for setup of payments products, guiding them on strategy through execution. His practice has recently published the “India Payments Handbook 2020-2025”, a thorough review of the payments ecosystem in India, and also puts out a regular newsletter on the subject.

    Please see our LinkedIn post for the Payments Handbook: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6750989437779505152

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    • 37 min
    Maria Guajardo, Soka University - Leadership is a perspective to be able to contribute to the greater good (S2E35)

    Maria Guajardo, Soka University - Leadership is a perspective to be able to contribute to the greater good (S2E35)

    María Guajardo's passion is to do the greatest good for those with the greatest need; and to develop the next generation of global leaders. She served as Vice-President at Soka University, Tokyo, Japan, as the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of International Liberal Arts, and is recipient of the Soka University Award of Highest Honor. Soka University is one of eleven private universities with the distinction of being named a Super Global University by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

    Maria served as a National Speaker and Trainer with a focus on Educational Equity, Leadership and Inclusive Excellence. Previously, as the executive director of the Mayor’s Office for Education and Children in Denver, Colorado she championed educational access. A licensed child psychologist, in 2005 she received a congressional commendation for her contributions to Latino education. In 2008 she co-chaired the Democratic National Convention Committee’s Education Initiative, and launched Denver’s Youth Agenda. Maria was inducted into the prestigious Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2016, the University of Denver conferred the AHSS Lifetime Achievement Award to Maria. Her community service includes the Children’s Hospital Colorado board, The Denver Foundation board, and she served as a University of Denver trustee for 20 years. She continues as a trustee at Soka University of America. Maria was a Kellogg National Fellow (KNFP XI) and co-chaired the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance board.

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    • 33 min
    Manuel Silva Martinez, Mouro Capital - The boundaries of the financial services industry are getting blurrier and blurrier (S2E34)

    Manuel Silva Martinez, Mouro Capital - The boundaries of the financial services industry are getting blurrier and blurrier (S2E34)

    Manuel Silva Martinez oversees Mouro’s strategy, investor relations, resources and processes as the General Partner authorised by the FCA, with his day-to-day investment activity focusing more on UK, Europe and Latin America. Manuel sits on the boards of a55, bonify and Crosslend and, as observer, of Autofi, Creditas, Curve, Elliptic, Klar, Roostify and Tradeshift, among others. Manuel has been investing in fintech since 2010, having spent 5 years in San Francisco with BBVA Ventures (now Propel VC) before moving to London in 2015. He is a hiking enthusiast, world traveler and wine aficionado.

    Mouro Capital is a venture capital firm with $400M assets under management that targets early to growth fintech investment opportunities across Europe, North America and Latin America. Until 2020, it was operating as the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Santander, Santander InnoVentures, before spinning out as an independent entity with Santander as Limited Partner. 

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    • 21 min
    Mami Kato, Revolut Japan - Never Settle: European FinTech unicorn challenging for Japan’s consumer market (S2E33)

    Mami Kato, Revolut Japan - Never Settle: European FinTech unicorn challenging for Japan’s consumer market (S2E33)

    Mami Kato is the Head of Public Relations and Communications at Revolut Japan, and the spokesperson for the business. Mami has over 15 years of experience as a corporate and financial communications professional. She worked at Japan’s largest PR firm and at a European strategic communications advisory company, where she mainly engaged in long-term corporate communications for the Fortune's most admired companies in the B2C and B2B space.

    For those in FinTech, Revolut does not need an introduction. Founded in 2015 in London, it had initially focused on the European market, and then successively established a presence in the US, Singapore, Australia and Japan, where it officially launched in 2019.

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    • 25 min
    Heikki Vänttinen, API3 - Decentralized APIs for Web 3.0 (S2E32)

    Heikki Vänttinen, API3 - Decentralized APIs for Web 3.0 (S2E32)

    Heikki Vänttinen is Co-Founder at API3, a collaborative project to deliver traditional API services to smart contract platforms in a decentralized and trust-minimized way. It is governed by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), its code is open source and its operations are completely transparent.

    In November, API3 announced the closing of their seed investment round with Placeholder, Pantera Capital, Accomplice, CoinFund, Digital Currency Group and Hashed participating, among others. API3 has raised $3 million in exchange for 10 million API3 tokens, representing 10% of the total supply.

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    • 24 min
    Chris Thomas, Swissquote - Straight to the Coin with Switzerland's favorite multi-asset trading platform (S2E31)

    Chris Thomas, Swissquote - Straight to the Coin with Switzerland's favorite multi-asset trading platform (S2E31)

    Chris Thomas is the Head of Digital Assets at Swissquote Bank. Prior to joining the firm, Chris has combined his financial expertise with his passion for entrepreneurship as Head of European Innovation at Fidelity Investments, before successfully founding an institutional crypto-asset custodian.

    Swissquote Bank specialises in online financial and trading services. Based in Geneva, it is the first FINMA-regulated Swiss bank to offer crypto trading, custody and ‘crypto-asset’ equity certificates for retail clients and global institutions

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    • 29 min

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