140 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
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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

    David Haber, a16z General Partner - Building Fintech Giants, Leading With Software, What Makes a Truly Great VC

    David Haber, a16z General Partner - Building Fintech Giants, Leading With Software, What Makes a Truly Great VC

    Send us a Text Message.[Original air date, May 9, 2023] Miguel Armaza sits down with David Haber, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), one of the largest Venture Capital funds in the world, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz.Based in NYC, David focuses exclusively on investing in global fintech. Before a16z, he founded Bond Street, a NY fintech that aimed to transform small business lending in the US. Bond Street was eventually acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2017.We d...

    • 35 min
    Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, Managing Partner at Team8 - Building Massive Companies, The Future of Fintech, Transforming a Company Culture

    Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, Managing Partner at Team8 - Building Massive Companies, The Future of Fintech, Transforming a Company Culture

    Send us a Text Message.Miguel Armaza interviews Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, Managing Partner at Team8, a global Venture-Creation and VC Fund with over a 1 billion dollars in AUM, that creates and invests in companies focusing on Fintech, Cybersecurity, Data & AI, and Digital Health. Since launching in 2014, Team8 has built 20 companies and achieved over two billion dollars in exits.Prior to Team8, Rakefet was the CEO of Bank Leumi, which she drove to become the largest company by market cap ...

    • 39 min
    So You Want to Raise Venture Capital? 9 Founders Who've Raised $1.8 Billion in Collective Funding Share Lessons

    So You Want to Raise Venture Capital? 9 Founders Who've Raised $1.8 Billion in Collective Funding Share Lessons

    Send us a Text Message.[Original air date, July 4, 2023] Miguel Armaza brings you a curated selection of the best lessons, stories, and candid reflections about raising venture capital. You’ll hear directly from some of the strongest fintech entrepreneurs around the world spanning four continents. The founders featured in this episode have built revolutionary companies. Many of them multi-billion-dollar enterprises. To get there, they’ve successfully raised venture capital from some of t...

    • 25 min
    Anthony Denier, Webull President - Building a $7Bn Disruptor, Expanding US Markets Access Globally, What Makes a Great Trader

    Anthony Denier, Webull President - Building a $7Bn Disruptor, Expanding US Markets Access Globally, What Makes a Great Trader

    Send us a Text Message.Miguel Armaza interviews Anthony Denier, Group President of Webull Corporation, a global digital investment platform serving 20 million users in over a dozen countries worldwide.We discuss:What it takes to be a great trader on and off the trading floorHow technology, client demands, and regulation transformed the trading industry in the last two decadesWhy Webull decided to expand beyond the US, making a big push in places like Latin America and AsiaWebull’s plan to go ...

    • 47 min
    Mikhail Lomtadze, Kaspi.kz CEO - Building a $24Bn Tech Titan, From Kazakhstan to the World

    Mikhail Lomtadze, Kaspi.kz CEO - Building a $24Bn Tech Titan, From Kazakhstan to the World

    Send us a Text Message.Miguel Armaza interviews Mikhail Lomtadze, CEO of Kaspi.kz (NASDAQ:KSPI), one of the largest publicly traded fintechs in the world and the leading tech platform in Kazakhstan. Kaspi is traded on the Nasdaq and has a current market cap of $24 billion dollars.They also have incredible numbers. They serve 15 million customers, in a country with a population of 20 million; 2/3 of their clients use them daily; 2023 revenue was $4.2B with net income margin of 45%, and they’re...

    • 50 min
    Blake Hall, CEO of ID.me – From Battlefields to Boardrooms, How Combat Gave This Veteran the Drive and Experience to Build a Tech Giant

    Blake Hall, CEO of ID.me – From Battlefields to Boardrooms, How Combat Gave This Veteran the Drive and Experience to Build a Tech Giant

    Send us a Text Message.Miguel Armaza interviews Blake Hall is the CEO & Co-Founder of ID.me, one of the leading US companies in identity verification with over 130 million users. Founded in 2011, ID.me has raised around $300 million in equity from BoxGroup, Blu Venture, Moonshots Capital, Capital G, Morgan Stanley, Viking Global, and a long list of impressive funds and angels.Blake is also a decorated war veteran and he was awarded 2 Bronze Star medals from the US Army for his service in ...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Yvolution81 ,

DO NOT MISS — Best in VC/Fintech!

This podcast is the perfect intersection of VC, Fintech, and Cap Markets concepts. Top notch guests and the natural rapport Miguel builds makes it conversational and easy to digest the golden nuggets! I’m energized with each episode (eg Mercedes Bent from LSVP) because the keen market insights and practical advice on VC!

Fiercely Feminamaste ,

Clearly lacking expertise

This podcast features some of FinTech’s worst companies in a “pay-for-play” production that doesn’t feature real experiences or leaders.

Take the 100th episode for example: they had on Josh Reeves for Gusto. If they did any research on the company at all, they would know that customers have been screwed over by Josh’s inept vapor ware! No one who has used Gusto has anything nice to say. If you want to learn how to screw over customers by building a non-functioning product that is non-compliant with current laws, breaks all time and has forced engineering for every function, then you can learn a lot from Josh on how to build a company that in 100% hype and lacks the skills, knowledge, leadership and expertise to survive.

This is not how you build a company. A real company needs to build a quality product and have the staff to back in up. Josh can’t speak to running a successful company because he hasn’t done it. But if you want a classic tale of a mediocre, talentless white dude failing his way to the top, then listen to this podcast!

CAC2023 ,

Must Listen!

A amazing Fintech podcast with best-in-class guests. You’ll learn amazing lessons listening to Miguel and his guests.

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