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Welcome to the family! My name's Zach, Host of the Fintech Family Hour Podcast and Content Director at Money20/20 👋 I started FFH to bring the human side of fintech to life.

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Fintech Family Hour Zach Anderson Pettet

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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Welcome to the family! My name's Zach, Host of the Fintech Family Hour Podcast and Content Director at Money20/20 👋 I started FFH to bring the human side of fintech to life.

Fintech Family Hour is brought to you by Skipify. Go to Skipify.com to learn more.

    Trevor Tanifum, FS Vector: Banking as a Service, AI, and What Really Matters in Fintech

    Trevor Tanifum, FS Vector: Banking as a Service, AI, and What Really Matters in Fintech

    It's time to welcome another member to the Fintech Familia! 
    Today I’m joined by Trevor Tanifum, Principal at a long-time friend of the show: FS Vector. Trevor guides financial technology companies through regulatory, risk management, and strategic challenges. We talk about Trevor’s journey to FS Vector, what the heck he does there, AI’s impact on the industry, what folks should be focusing on in Fintech, and whether or not the industry itself is bi-partisan.
    Enjoy!


    Links:
    FS Vector
    Trevor on LinkedIn
    New York Fintech Week
    Skipify


    (00:00:59) - Nous parlons français et l'enfance de Trevor
    (00:05:32) - How did you end up at FS Vector?
    (00:10:05) - New York Fintech Week Ad
    (00:11:08) - Thoughts on AI
    (00:15:26) - FS Vector and Trevor’s work there
    (00:26:25) - Skipify Ad
    (00:28:00) - How big is this market?
    (00:36:16) - What should companies be focused on right now in Fintech?
    (00:44:33) - Drama vs. use-cases
    (00:50:45) - Has the industry been through a full economic cycle?
    (00:59:13) - Is Fintech bi-partisan?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Behind The Scenes of Fintech's Family Reunion: Micky Tesfaye, Money20/20

    Behind The Scenes of Fintech's Family Reunion: Micky Tesfaye, Money20/20

    Money 20/20 roll call! 
    It’s dawned on me that while I come to you as a humble podcast host, you’re all constantly hearing me talk about this Money20/20 thing…And based on what I see in the comments, most people are wondering:

    What the hell is even a content director??

    So, on this episode, not only do I deep dive into what life is like in this role, but I also had a chance to get the Euro perspective from our guest, Micky Tesfaye, the Content Lead for Europe!

    We give the inside scoop of what we deal with, how we manage stress, judging the success of a show, and even go in on the toll this kind of job can take on a human. Enjoy!

    We are also SO excited to welcome our new sponsor of Fintech Family Hour: Skipify.com 

    Skipify’s Connected Wallet is a next-gen digital wallet that connects Merchants, Shoppers, and Financial Institutions into the moment of purchase for the very first time.

    Links:
    Micky on LinkedIn
    Money20/20
    Skipify.com

    Topics:
    (00:00:00) - Intro
    (00:01:52) - Catching up
    (00:03:52) - What the heck do we even do at Money20/20??
    (00:08:54) - Experts vs. lighthouses 
    (00:17:08) - The call for content
    (00:20:30) - Having to sit on market-moving information
    (00:26:59) - Allow dumb questions
    (00:28:26) - Skipify.com
    (00:32:12) - The toll of the job
    (00:36:12) - Mickey’s hesitation toward IV businesses, Ice & cold brew
    (00:46:20) - Managing stress
    (00:50:54) - Judging the success of a show

    • 56 min
    Alan Patricof, Primetime Ventures: Founding Greycroft Ventures and Investing in the Future of Aging

    Alan Patricof, Primetime Ventures: Founding Greycroft Ventures and Investing in the Future of Aging

    Is this the “We’re Back” department?
    I’d like to file a claim. 

    We’re kicking off 2024 with one of the wisest guests in the history of the show: Alan Patricof. Alan is responsible for raising one of THE FIRST Venture Capital funds all the way back in the late 60’s. He’s currently the Chairman Emeritus of Greycroft, which has over $2 billion in capital invested across a variety of companies, including Venmo, Acorns, Axios and more!

    We discuss Alan’s career, his problem with ageism, how to wake up happy, and some great stories about meeting some of the world’s greatest people like Warren Buffet. 

    Enjoy and Happy New Year!


    Links:
    No Red Lights: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone by Alan Patricof

    Topics:
    (00:00:00) - Intro
    (00:01:06) - How to wake up happy and act decisively
    (00:04:42) -  Alan’s nontraditional investing portfolio & career
    (00:10:26) - Separating the individual from the career
    (00:15:06) - Raising one of the very first VC funds
    (00:20:44) - Alan’s reaction to seeing the growth of VC
    (00:21:50) - Do the muscles you used in early VC still work today?
    (00:25:26) - The thesis behind Primetime
    (00:31:50) - The problem with ageism
    (00:33:32) - The swinging pendulum of the human race
    (00:38:01) - Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met?
    (00:41:15) - Meeting Warren Buffet 
    (00:43:15) - Sitting on the board of SIPC

    • 46 min
    LIVE FROM MONEY20/20! Are You Human #5: Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer at MX

    LIVE FROM MONEY20/20! Are You Human #5: Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer at MX

    Ladies and Gentlemen: We’re back.
    Well, the show is, however I won’t be around til the NEXT episode, I got obliterated by food poisoning at the time of this recording.
    But, you’re all in the very capable hands of our very own Kristen Anderson as she recorded an ‘Are You Human?’ episode with Jane Barratt of MX live at Money 20/20!

    Jane and Kristen discuss Jane’s upbringing before deep diving into the power of travel, food, and motherhood. They also try to find out if Jane is in fact frugal, some management lessons learned over her amazing career and more.

    Enjoy!!

    Links:
    Jane on LinkedIn
    Kristen on LinkedIn

    Topics:
    (00:00:00) - Intro
    (00:02:46) - Introducing Jane, diving into her upbringing, and the power of travel
    (00:15:24) - Thoughts on pets, and scary spider stories!
    (00:23:37) - Jane’s Food Corner & motherhood
    (00:36:11) - Are you frugal?
    (00:43:24) - Management lessons learned
    (00:59:43) - Why are we all here?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Are You Human #4: Simon Taylor

    Are You Human #4: Simon Taylor

    Don’t hate: Automate!
    For our final episode before Money 20/20, we have on the man who perhaps personifies the world of Fintech itself: Simon Taylor. Simon is the brains behind the Fintech Brain Food newsletter as well as Head of Strategy & Content at Sardine.

    We took a quick dip into Simon’s brain to find out if he truly is human. Along the way we made some amazing discoveries like the importance of exercise, philosophies around money, and the true secret behind his success: a Charlie Munger-like consumption of Pepsi Max!

    Enjoy!

    Links:
    Simon on Twitter
    Fintech Brain Food
    Sardine

    Topics:
    (00:01:12) Introducing Simon
    (00:05:52) Simon’s upbringing & career
    (00:11:44) Philosophies around money & investing
    (00:16:42) Simon’s inherent curiosity, stories of getting embarrassed at work, and dealing with cancer
    (00:31:10) The importance of exercise
    (00:32:52) Is Simon frugal?

    • 48 min
    Immad Akhund, CEO at Mercury

    Immad Akhund, CEO at Mercury

    Question for the audience: What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase: “Vest in Peace”?
    While you chew on that, I want to introduce you to Immad Akhund: Founder and CEO of Mercury and our esteemed guest this week on the show. We spend a lot of time talking about Mercury’s amazing growth trajectory, the harsh realities of being a founder, Immad’s passion (or lack thereof) for investing, the importance of having a network in San Francisco, Mercury Raise and more. 

    Please note that Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust, Members FDIC.

    Enjoy!!

    Links:

    Mercury
    Mercury Raise
    Immad on LinkedIn
    Open by Andre Agassi
    On Writing by Stephen King

    Topics:
    00:01:30) It’s called a Zoom!
    (00:02:54) The industry avoids talking about SVB
    (00:06:54) Mercury’s explosive growth
    (00:16:55) Immad’s rolling fund and passion for investing
    (00:23:27) The harsh reality of being a founder
    (00:35:42) Immad’s north star
    (00:39:51) The importance of having a San Francisco network today
    (00:43:27) Mercury Raise
    (00:46:35) Multi-product strategies
    (00:49:26) How much time do you spend thinking about Fintech?

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Truly excellent!

What better way to keep up with an ever-evolving fintech landscape than to hear directly from the leaders and innovators shaping the industry? Zach’s an excellent host, always sparking really engaging conversations. You’re guaranteed to gain a golden nugget from every episode. Can’t recommend For Fintech’s Sake enough. 🙌

Wanier ,

I love this podcast

Great conversations with terrific guests. The whole thing feels like you are hanging out with really smart friends learning a ton about Fintech, company building and life. Zach is a thoughtful, fun and engaging host. I’m a big fan.

TwanBYU ,

Fantastic podcast for anyone building anything, not just Fintech

Zach does a great job landing guests with good stories and interesting perspective. This podcast has a great balance of broad startup insights, wonky Fintech stuff and general life experiences.

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