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The world of fintech is dominated by the same old voices, drowning out diverse founders and operators. Step forward Humans of Fintech. The podcast championing the stories of diverse leaders at the forefront of change in our industry.

Hosted by Nicole Casperson, journalist and founder of the WTFintech? newsletter. This show shines a spotlight on those underrepresented fintech founders, zoning in on how they’re leading their companies and creating change.
You’ll hear how leaders like finance icon Suze Orman, Founder of Sequin Vrinda Gupta, and L'Attitude Ventures Partner Laura Lucas are bringing equity and an alternative version of finance to the world, powering new ways of bringing equality across the globe.

In every interview, Nicole’s guest will share how they got into the fintech space, the challenges they’re working to solve and what drives them. You’ll hear how they found connection in the industry, and how they’re moving the dial when it comes to re-shaping fintech for the better.

If you’re desperate to hear fresh perspectives and different voices, Humans of Fintech is the podcast putting humanity back into the industry.

With new episodes dropping every Wednesday. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech, why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider

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The world of fintech is dominated by the same old voices, drowning out diverse founders and operators. Step forward Humans of Fintech. The podcast championing the stories of diverse leaders at the forefront of change in our industry.

Hosted by Nicole Casperson, journalist and founder of the WTFintech? newsletter. This show shines a spotlight on those underrepresented fintech founders, zoning in on how they’re leading their companies and creating change.
You’ll hear how leaders like finance icon Suze Orman, Founder of Sequin Vrinda Gupta, and L'Attitude Ventures Partner Laura Lucas are bringing equity and an alternative version of finance to the world, powering new ways of bringing equality across the globe.

In every interview, Nicole’s guest will share how they got into the fintech space, the challenges they’re working to solve and what drives them. You’ll hear how they found connection in the industry, and how they’re moving the dial when it comes to re-shaping fintech for the better.

If you’re desperate to hear fresh perspectives and different voices, Humans of Fintech is the podcast putting humanity back into the industry.

With new episodes dropping every Wednesday. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech, why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider

    Fireside Chat: Drew Glover - Co-founder of Fiat Ventures and Fiat Growth

    Fireside Chat: Drew Glover - Co-founder of Fiat Ventures and Fiat Growth

    Hold on for this lightning round of questions, getting to know Drew a little deeper.
    From the best advice to dream collabs - this is 3-minutes you can’t miss!
    And if you love listening to Humans of Fintech, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/humansoffintech

    Thank you so much!

    Follow Drew:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drewbailerglover
    LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/DrewBailer

    You can keep up-to-date with everything Humans of Fintech at https://workweek.com/brand/wtfintech/

    And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider

    • 3 min
    S4 Ep4: Meet The Unconventional Fintech Founder Changing The VC World

    S4 Ep4: Meet The Unconventional Fintech Founder Changing The VC World

    From struggling to read to becoming a highly successful VC and Founder, this is the unique story of Drew Glover.
    Drew is Co-Founder of Fiat Ventures and Fiat Growth, helping fintech startups scale through mentorship and investment. He grew up overcoming learning difficulties, thanks to his own determination and an encouraging mom, and is now a successful investor and mentor.
    Nicole and Drew get into how his success as an athlete helped him become the best communicator, why admitting your weaknesses is the key to self-growth, and why he believes fintech investment will unlock opportunities for smaller companies who deserve success.
    And if you love listening to Humans of Fintech, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/humansoffintech
    Thank you so much!
    Follow Drew:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drewbailerglover
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrewBailer
    You can keep up-to-date with everything Humans of Fintech at https://workweek.com/brand/wtfintech/

    And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider

    Timestamps:00:00 Intro
    02:22 Outside The Traditional School System
    05:52 Making It Out Alive
    06:12 Fintech Is Meant To Be Unconventional
    10:45 The Aha Moment
    14:15 Noticing Your Super Powers
    16:30 When Your Mom Knows Too Much
    20:50  Change Needs to Happen
    21:17 A Different Vantage Point
    26:33 Unique From Day One



    Unlocking the Secrets of Venture Capitalism: A Comprehensive Guide
    Venture capitalism is a highly lucrative yet complex field of finance. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to raise capital for your startup, you need to have a thorough understanding of venture capitalism and the various aspects associated with it. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of venture capitalism and equip you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions when it comes to raising capital.
     
    Introduction to Venture CapitalismVenture capitalism is the practice of investing in newly established businesses with the expectation of a higher return on investment. It is a form of private equity and typically involves high-risk investments in startups and other early-stage businesses. Venture capitalists provide financial capital, managerial expertise, and access to networks in exchange for a stake in the company.
     
    Venture capitalists are typically wealthy individuals, family offices, or institutional investors with a high risk tolerance and a long-term outlook. Venture capital firms are specialized firms that invest in startups and other early-stage companies with the aim of generating a return on their investments.
     
    Venture capitalism is an attractive option for many entrepreneurs because it provides access to capital, resources, and expertise that would otherwise be difficult to obtain. However, venture capitalists typically demand a certain level of control over the company in exchange for their investments, which can be a difficult pill to swallow for some entrepreneurs.
     
    Investment StrategiesVenture capitalists employ various investment strategies when it comes to investing in startups and other early-stage companies. These strategies typically involve identifying promising businesses, conducting due diligence, and deciding...

    • 33 min
    Fireside Chat: Meg Nakamura - Co-founder and CEO of Apto Payments

    Fireside Chat: Meg Nakamura - Co-founder and CEO of Apto Payments

    Get to know Meg a little better, as Nicole unleashes this lightning round of questions.
    From Fintech songs, to Meg’s biggest supporter - this is 3-minutes you can’t miss!
    And if you love listening to Humans of Fintech, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/humansoffintech
    Thank you so much!
    Follow Meg:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/megnakamura

    You can keep up-to-date with everything Humans of Fintech at https://workweek.com/brand/wtfintech/

    And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider

    Timestamps:00:00 Intro
    02:21 The Japanese Influence On Apto
    04:43 Society Working For The Greater Good
    06:15 The Skill Of Spotting Opportunity
    09:34 Moving The Needle Through Real Change
    16:28 Building Trust Through Community
    17:55 No Hall Pass For Mistakes
    20:04 The Challenge of Recruiting in a Pandemic
    22:58 Growth As Key
    27:43 Meg’s Three Wishes

    • 2 min
    S4 Ep3: How Apto Payments is Moving The Needle Through Trust, With Meg Nakamura

    S4 Ep3: How Apto Payments is Moving The Needle Through Trust, With Meg Nakamura

    You don’t get a hall pass for making mistakes with people’s money.
    Meg Nakamura is the Co-founder and CEO building trust through fintech. Find out how.
    Apto Payments is the next-generation cards and payments platform that helps companies design and launch successful card programs in as fast as a day.  Meg and Co-founder Greg Kidd are building a company with community and trust at its core.
    Nicole and Meg talk about how Meg’s Japanese upbringing influenced her approach to business, why you only get one chance to handle people’s finances, and what it’s like to keep your company afloat in the face of challenge.
    And if you love listening to Humans of Fintech, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/humansoffintech

    Thank you so much!

    Follow Meg:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/megnakamura

    You can keep up-to-date with everything Humans of Fintech at https://workweek.com/brand/wtfintech/

    And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider
    Navigating the Fintech Startup Landscape: Strategies for Success
    Fintech startups are popping up everywhere, and for good reason. The global fintech industry is on the rise and is projected to grow exponentially in the coming years. But starting a fintech startup is not without its challenges. 
     
    In this blog post, we'll explore the challenges faced by fintech startups, the various business models available, the regulatory environment, and strategies for success. We'll also look at what to look for when selecting a fintech partner and tips for raising capital for a fintech startup.
     
    Challenges faced by fintech startupsStarting a fintech startup is no easy feat. There are numerous challenges that entrepreneurs must face, from finding the right team to navigating the regulatory environment. Here are some of the most common challenges that fintech startups face.
     
    The first challenge is the technical complexity of a fintech product or service. Fintech startups must develop a product or service that is both secure and meets customer needs. This requires a significant amount of time and resources, and it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving technology landscape. It's important for fintech startups to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the industry in order to remain competitive.
     
    Then there’s  the competitive landscape. The fintech industry is highly competitive, and it can be difficult for startups to stand out from the crowd. Additionally, established players have the advantage of extensive resources and customer bases, which can make it difficult for startups to gain traction.
     
    Fintech startups must adhere to a variety of regulations in order to operate legally. This can be a daunting task, as regulations vary from country to country and can be difficult to interpret. As such, it's important for fintech startups to have a clear understanding of the regulatory landscape in order to remain compliant.
     
    Fintech startups often have to spend significant amounts of money to acquire customers. This can be difficult for startups with limited resources, as it can be difficult to generate a sufficient return on investment (ROI).
     
    The fifth challenge is the risk of failure. As with any startup, there is always the risk of failure. Fintech startups are no exception, and it is important for entrepreneurs to have a clear...

    • 30 min
    Fireside Chat: Yoni Assia - Founder Of eToro

    Fireside Chat: Yoni Assia - Founder Of eToro

    Get to know Yoni a little better with this lightning round of questions..
    From Fintech songs, to Yoni’s biggest supporter - this is 3-minutes you can’t miss!
    And if you love listening to Humans of Fintech, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/humansoffintech
    Thank you so much!

    Follow Yoni
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/yoniassia
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoniassia

    You can keep up-to-date with everything Humans of Fintech at https://workweek.com/brand/wtfintech/

    And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider

    • 2 min
    S4 Ep2: Yoni Assia: The eToro Founder Disrupting Traditional Finance

    S4 Ep2: Yoni Assia: The eToro Founder Disrupting Traditional Finance

    This is a special one. Yoni Assia is the Founder and CEO of eToro, discover his vision for Fintech and why investment is for everyone.
    eToro is the world’s leading social investment platform. Founded in 2007 with a mission to open the world's markets to everyone -everywhere.
    Nicole and Yoni sit down to talk about the power of connection, why education is so key to successful investment, and how fintech will flip traditional finance on its head sooner rather than later.
    And if you love listening to Humans of Fintech, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/humansoffintech
    Thank you so much!
    Follow Yoni
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/yoniassia
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoniassia
    You can keep up-to-date with everything Humans of Fintech at https://workweek.com/brand/wtfintech/

    And if you’ve enjoyed Humans of Fintech why not try: Chicks of FinTwit, Tech Unlocked, Breaking Banks or Fintech Insider
    Timestamps:0:00 Intro
    01:52 The Power of Connection
    03:13 Are We Finance Or Tech?
    05:31 Programing For The Israel Intelligence Core
    06:57 The Passion For Capital Markets
    09:45 Connection, Collaboration, Education
    13:23 Success Is Never A Straight Line
    16:38 Looking With Perspective
    20:44 The Buffet Dinner
    27:15 Giving Back Through Non Profit

    • 34 min

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Fintech’s AAPI Joan of Arc, Bringing Humanity to the World of Men

What can I say about this podcast? Nicole as a host is captivating, bright, inquisitive, and so well informed in her field.

She does a phenomenal job of drawing out the stories of some of the most powerful voices in the fintech space. But she doesn’t interview them as CEOs or COOs or Chief of Technology Officers — she interviews them as humans beings. In all their flawed, vulnerable, real wonder. Humans who have values, beliefs and a past, all which brought them here today to this industry.

The show focuses beautifully on drawing out the most human elements of working in fintech, and what it took for each of these incredible leaders who join as guests to get to where they are now.

If you’re looking for a show that covers the landscape without leaving heart and humanity out of it, you have landed at the right place.

Nicole is leading the charge and she’s taking the industry with her.

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luminainfinite ,

What I have been looking for!

As a woman new to the Fintech space I have been listening to many podcasts but felt underrepresented in my perspectives and experiences. This is the podcast I was waiting for! Thank you Nicole!!!! 🔥

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