34 episodes

Learn from today’s global leaders building the organizations that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

Fintech Leaders Miguel Armaza

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Learn from today’s global leaders building the organizations that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

    Sophia Goldberg, The Field Guide to Global Payments – Unlocking Opportunities and Understanding the Complex and Fast-Changing World of Payments

    Sophia Goldberg, The Field Guide to Global Payments – Unlocking Opportunities and Understanding the Complex and Fast-Changing World of Payments

    Miguel Armaza sits down with Sophia Goldberg, entrepreneur and author of the recently published The Field Guide to Global Payments, a great book about the complex and multifaceted payments industry where Sophia gives a great overview of the different payments systems around the world, the players who make this space go round, as well as some of the exciting innovations driving the future of payments.

    I highly recommend you pick up a copy, especially if you’re a fintech and finance operator, investor, or have aspirations of joining the industry. Every page will make you smarter and you’ll gain a deeper appreciation of the complexity of one of the most important technologies of our economy.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    Understanding why there’s only six dominant payment networks (Visa, Mastercard, etc) worldwide and why Square and PayPal might become the next major networks.Real-Time Payments (RTP). Understanding the downsides and opportunities of this technology and why we probably won’t move to a world of full RTP. The world of crypto payments and why Sophia is not ready to endorse it just yet… and a lot more! Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today’s global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

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    Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.

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    • 26 min
    Arjun Sethi, Tribe Capital Co-Founder – The State of Crypto and How We Got Here, Pursuing N-of-1 Fintechs, & How Tribe Uses Data to Deploy Capital

    Arjun Sethi, Tribe Capital Co-Founder – The State of Crypto and How We Got Here, Pursuing N-of-1 Fintechs, & How Tribe Uses Data to Deploy Capital

    Miguel Armaza sits down with Arjun Sethi, Co-Founder and Partner of Tribe Capital, a firm with over $1.6B in assets under management, focused on using product and data science to engineer N-of-1 companies and investments. They’ve backed some incredible and interesting fintech companies, including Kraken, FTX, Bolt, Carta, Nium, Pipe, and the list goes on.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    Tribe Capital’s quantitative diligence process for investing in great companies and the rationale behind their Magic 8-Ball framework.What are N-of-1 startups and why Tribe looks for this kind of company and founder.Arjun’s take on the state of crypto markets, and why he is paying special attention to DeFi innovations and companies that are building rails and infrastructure to make this technology accessible for all consumers.Working with Chamath at Social Capital. What he learned during his years there and why he’s a frequent listener of the All-In Podcast… and a lot more!Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today’s global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

    Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join 34,000+ readers around the world!

    Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.

    Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4Z
    Miguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBc
    Fintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp

    • 49 min
    Jeff Tijssen, Bain Global Head of Fintech – Reimagining Financial Services for Incumbents and Fintechs & How Embedded Finance Will Transform the Industry

    Jeff Tijssen, Bain Global Head of Fintech – Reimagining Financial Services for Incumbents and Fintechs & How Embedded Finance Will Transform the Industry

    Miguel Armaza sits down with Jeff Tijssen, Partner and Head of the Global Fintech Practice at Bain & Company, where he advises incumbent players, large fintechs, and some of the top venture capital funds in the world on helping them build products, strategy, and figuring out what’s next in fintech.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    Opportunites and challenges of neobanks and how some of the largest players are adapting to a world where capital is a lot more expensive, profitability is imperative to build a sustainable business, but their opportunities for disruption are as big as ever.Tech strategy for incumbents and how some of the largest banks in the world are modernizing by partnering with modern fintechs, while also transforming their organizations from within.Why embedded finance is one of the topics Jeff is most excited about how this will bring a fundamental shift to the industry… and a lot more!Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today’s global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

    Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join  34,000+ readers around the world!

    Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.

    Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4Z
    Miguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBc
    Fintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp

    • 31 min
    Abby Levy, Co-Founder of Primetime Partners – Harnessing Fintech Innovation to Invest for Retirement & Improving the Quality of Life for Older Adults

    Abby Levy, Co-Founder of Primetime Partners – Harnessing Fintech Innovation to Invest for Retirement & Improving the Quality of Life for Older Adults

    Miguel Armaza sits down with Abby Levy, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Primetime Partners, an early-stage venture capital fund with $50+ million in AUM that backs companies and entrepreneurs transforming the quality of living for older adults. Abby co-founded Primetime in 2020 along with legendary investor, Alan Patricof.

    Prior to Primetime, Abby was the Founding President of Thrive Global, alongside Arianna Huffington, and spent time at McKinsey, Tech for America, and Soulcycle.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    The incredible opportunity to build and invest in businesses focused on people’s second chapter of life and why means a lot more than just servicing seniors.Why Primetime’s portfolio sits at the intersection of fintech and healthcare and how some of their portfolio companies are addressing a national retirement planning crisis.Lessons and tactics she’s learned over the years, working closely with business legends like Arianna Huffington and Alan Patricof… and a lot more!Hope you enjoy this great conversation with Abby Levy from Primetime. Special thank you to Alan Patricof for making this a reality!

    Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today’s global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

    Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join  32,000+ readers around the world!

    Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.

    Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4Z
    Miguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBc
    Fintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp

    • 34 min
    Jimmy Soni: The Inside Story of PayPal – Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and the Company that Shaped the Modern Internet

    Jimmy Soni: The Inside Story of PayPal – Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and the Company that Shaped the Modern Internet

    Miguel Armaza sits down with Jimmy Soni, writer and best-selling author of The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley.

    If you’ve talked to me over the last month, chances are I’ve recommended you read Jimmy’s book. In fact, I think every early-stage fintech founder, operator, and investor should pick up a copy of The Founders, where Jimmy does a brilliant job at detailing some of the most interesting years of PayPal. From day zero in 1998, down to the 2002 eBay acquisition.

    This book will transport you to the days when Elon Musk, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, David Sacks, Roelof Botha, Reid Hoffman, and a long list of PayPal Mafia characters fought day in and day out to build one of the most influential fintech companies in the world. 

    Some of my favorite highlights include finding product-market fit, pioneering fraud-fighting techniques that are still widely used in the industry to this day, fiercely competing against eBay, and – especially relevant these days - fundraising in the midst of the dot-com bubble. 

    Enjoy!
    Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today’s global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

    Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join  33,000+ readers around the world!

    Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.

    Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4Z
    Miguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBc
    Fintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp

    • 52 min
    David Nangle, Managing Partner at VEF – Navigating a Bear Market, Running a Publicly Traded VC, & How to Invest in Emerging Markets

    David Nangle, Managing Partner at VEF – Navigating a Bear Market, Running a Publicly Traded VC, & How to Invest in Emerging Markets

    Miguel Armaza sits down with David Nangle, Managing Partner at VEF (STO: VEFAB), one of the few publicly listed venture capital firms that exclusively invests in fintech across emerging markets, with a portfolio of $750 million of Net Asset Value covering  Brazil, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Zambia, and many more interesting countries. Some of the companies they’ve backed include Creditas, Konfio, Tinkoff, Jumo, and Minu.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Benefits and challenges of a permanent capital structure and why being a publicly listed firm, better prepares VEF to invest in emerging markets with a very long-term lens.The opportunity of fintech in emerging markets and why Dave considers Brazil to be one of the most attractive fintech markets around the world.Navigating this bear market. How growth and pre-IPO companies should be adapting to this reality and why it could help all entrepreneurs to adopt an ‘emerging market mindset’.Dave’s advice for new incoming emerging market investors… and a lot more!Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today’s global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.

    Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join  32,000+ readers around the world!

    Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.

    Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4Z
    Miguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBc
    Fintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Wanier ,

Great podcast

Terrific podcast with really interesting conversations. I learn a ton in each one. Miguel is a great host. Love it!

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High-quality speakers and great content

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What an opening !

Can’t wait for this new show. Opening episode with Hippo was fantastic

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