Join the OpenFin team as they discuss finance, tech and entrepreneurship with thought leaders from Wall Street and Silicon Valley.
Our Whole Selves at Work with Ed Zimmerman
In this episode, we speak with Ed Zimmerman, a lawyer, investor, professor, wine enthusiast, and advocate on social issues including race, gender, the LGBTQ community, reproductive rights and gun control. We talk about his career at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler where he is a partner and Chair of the Tech Group, and where he created the VentureCrush platform for startups and the investors who back them. We explore some common legal mistakes that founders make and the current fundraising environment. We also discuss Ed’s social advocacy and he offers advice on what we can all do to improve diversity in technology and the venture space.
East of Sand Hill with Andy Brown
In this episode, we speak with Andy Brown, the CEO of Sand Hill East, a strategic advisory group supporting the growth of digital, technology, and FinTech businesses. We talk about his start in programming, his successful career in banking, and his latest venture as an investor and advisor to early stage companies. We also talk about the FinTech Innovation Lab and the areas of FinTech he’s most excited about.
Life Changing Moments with Ore Adeyemi, HSBC
In this episode, we speak with HSBC’s global head of strategic innovation investments, Ore Adeyemi. We talk about his fascinating path to venture investing in Silicon Valley via MIT and Boise, Idaho. He explains what it means to get a strategic investment from a major bank and how it works. We also talk about how we can all help to improve diversity and inclusion in finance and Silicon Valley.
WebAssembly & Cloud with Colin Eberhardt
In this episode we catch up with Colin Eberhardt, Technology Director, of Scott Logic and author of “What is WebAssembly?” to talk about WebAssembly, the desktop ecosystem and the Atari 2600. We cover the state of the art with respect to WebAssembly, that most of us are likely using products powered by it, as well talk through how we may be at an inflection point on professional finance’s inevitable move to the cloud.
Preparing to Spin Out with JP Malé, Bid FX
In this episode, we speak with JP Male, CEO of BidFX. We talk about the challenges and opportunities associated with creating a new product inside a larger organisation, the importance of learning from failures and the journey to spinning out to be a separate company including the recent acquisition of BidFX by SGX, the Singapore exchange.
Sticking to Your Guns with Laura Spiekerman, Alloy
In this episode, we speak with rock star FinTech founder Laura Spiekerman from Alloy. We talk about her early start in FinTech straight out of university, the founding of Alloy to improve customer onboarding, and their recent Series B fundraise led by Canapi Ventures. She offers advice to FinTech entrepreneurs who are fundraising during COVID and to women who aspire to be FinTech founders themselves. We also talk about how we can improve diversity in FinTech and the important role of boards and investors.
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