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Which early-stage fintech startup will become the next big thing? How do VCs pick the right startup? Join Todd Anderson, Chief Product Officer of Fintech Nexus, each week as he interviews the next class of fintech startups, the venture capitalists that invest in them, and has some fun along the way.

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Which early-stage fintech startup will become the next big thing? How do VCs pick the right startup? Join Todd Anderson, Chief Product Officer of Fintech Nexus, each week as he interviews the next class of fintech startups, the venture capitalists that invest in them, and has some fun along the way.

    Weekly News Roundup - September 22, 2022

    Weekly News Roundup - September 22, 2022

    The Fintech Nexus weekly news show covers the top stories in fintech.

    Get ready for this week by catching up on last week's top stories. 
    FTX in talks to raise up to $1 billion at valuation of about $32 billion, in-line with prior roundStash debuts its own core systemBinance and FTX Make Top Bids for Bankrupt Lender VoyagerAdyen Selected as Fintech Platform to Introduce Cash App Pay Outside Square EcosystemNasdaq Starts Crypto Custody Service for Institutional ClientsSardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactionsCFPB to Unleash BNPL Rules that Would Also Impact Data MiningDigital Bank Marcus, Part of Goldman Sachs, Being Queried by Federal Reserve: ReportSynctera announced the first Baas industry line of credit product. Celsius Network: the flaming car wreck that keeps on burning

    • 31 min
    PitchIt Podcast 65: Archie Ravishankar, Founder, and CEO of Cogni

    PitchIt Podcast 65: Archie Ravishankar, Founder, and CEO of Cogni

    On episode 65 I talk with Archie Ravishankar, Founder, and CEO of Cogni. Cogni is a next-gen platform that combines banking, commerce, and lifestyle.
    Cogni's mission is to offer personalized banking products suited to the lifestyles of those 18-to-35. Too many banking products talk with a single voice for all customers; Cogni is aiming to change that dynamic.
    Archie and I discuss how he's building a financial platform that is suited for people's lifestyles, why he thinks it's now more attractive to build on web3 than web2, and his vision for the company and advice to young entrepreneurs just getting started.
    We also touch on bank partnerships, reducing carbon footprints, FDIC insurance, raising capital, and much more. Without further ado, I present Archie Ravishankar, Founder, and CEO of Cogni. I hope you enjoy the episode.
    Episode discussion points include:
    Archie's journey to CogniWhy building for people's lifestyles is so importantWhether or not focusing on 18 - 35-year-olds is a riskHow they came to launch the digital gift card productHow Cogni navigated the pandemic to surviveWhy Web3 is so attractiveThe importance of reducing carbon footprintsWhether or not FDIC insurance is a must-haveLessons for fellow foundersRaising capitalAnd much more…

    • 31 min
    Weekly News Roundup - September 15, 2022

    Weekly News Roundup - September 15, 2022

    The Fintech Nexus weekly news show covers the top stories in fintech.

    This week's list of top stories includes:
    Ethereum switches to proof-of-stake consensus after completing The MergeMilk, Diapers and Checking Accounts: Banking Comes to WalmartEmbedded Finance Transactions Predicted to Jump to $7 Trillion by 2026: ReportVaro’s CEO Addresses Missteps & Reveals the Neobank’s Rebuilding PlanAmid a market of faltering crypto platforms, EDX Markets is bornFintech Ramp Introduces Network for SMB LendingJPMorgan Chase acquires payments fintech Renovite to help it battle Stripe and Block

    • 31 min
    PitchIt Podcast 64: Lily Liu, Founder & CEO, Piñata

    PitchIt Podcast 64: Lily Liu, Founder & CEO, Piñata

    On episode 64 I talk with Lily Liu, Founder & CEO of Piñata. Piñata®, the reward and credit building program for renters, lets you earn rewards, save on everyday expenses and boost your credit score for a sweeter rental experience. 
    The rental market is changing. There is still a large segment that wants to own a home eventually, but more people than ever before want flexibility.
    Piñata comes in and helps them get credit for the rent they're paying. Piñata reports rental payments to the bureaus and offers rewards so renters can shop or save.
    Lily and I discuss some of the misconceptions about renters, the credit scoring system, her time politics, the psychology behind rewards for renters, raising capital, surfing, and a whole lot more.
    Without further ado, I present Lily Liu, Founder & CEO of Piñata. I hope you enjoy the episode.
    Episode discussion points include:
    Lily’s journey to PiñataHer background in the public sectorThe problem Piñata is solving for rentersLily has paid more than $350,000 in rentThe different renter cohortsTransparency is the biggest problem with the credit scoring systemRewards are the primary reason renters sign up for PiñataHomeownership is better solved by the private sectorHomeownership is not the dream it once was$20 or $30 in cash back can be a big deal for consumers"You don't know what you don't know""Stay persistent"Recommended watching - The Offer on Paramount+

    • 28 min
    PitchIt Podcast 63: Brendon Kensel, CEO & Founder, PrimaHealth Credit

    PitchIt Podcast 63: Brendon Kensel, CEO & Founder, PrimaHealth Credit

    On episode 63 I talk with Brendon Kensel, CEO and Founder of PrimaHealth Credit. PrimaHealth Credit is a fintech company that's working to democratize access to healthcare by improving financing options available to patients
    Healthcare is one of the top reasons why people go bankrupt. People do not always understand the terms they agree to take on, and providers typically hide fees within these plans.
    PrimaHealth Credit aims to solve this issue by making healthcare financing simple and straightforward. Brendan comes from the dental industry and has first-hand knowledge of the issues patients face.
    Brendon and I discuss the simplicity of their model, what procedures are covered through their platform, the complicated world of insurance, bank partners, how they approve close to 90 percent of borrowers, raising capital, and a whole lot more.
    Without further ado, I present Brendon Kensel, CEO and Founder of PrimaHealth Credit. I hope you enjoy the episode and be prepared to learn:
    Brendon's journey to PrimaHealth CreditWhat it's like to produce 50-plus rodeosThe inequities in healthcareThe problems with patient financingHow to move beyond the prime plus borrowerLesson's learned from his time in the dental industryBank partnershipsHow PrimaHealth is able to approve 89 percent of borrowers"Business plans typically don't survive contact with reality"Recommended reading: Amp It Up by Snowflake CEO Frank SlootmanRaising CapitalAnd much more…

    • 28 min
    Weekly News Roundup - August 25, 2022

    Weekly News Roundup - August 25, 2022

    The Fintech Nexus weekly news show covers the top stories in fintech.

    This week's list of top stories includes:
    The 30-Year-Old Spending $1 Billion to Save CryptoGoldman may tap brakes, again, on consumer unit's next big thingGoldman Sachs Should Kill Its Planned Marcus Checking AccountFintech Ramp Dives Into ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Market With New ‘Flex’ Offering For BusinessesAs Crypto Slumps, Goldman Sachs Aims for a Wall Street Built on BlockchainA showdown is coming over who is liable for P2P payments fraudCoinbase CEO says crypto exchange has ongoing plans to cut costs and is actively engaged with regulatorsAndreessen Horowitz Says Crypto Can Shift Power Away From Big Internet Companies: ReportBank of America Beefs Up Tech Offerings as Digital Logins Rise to a RecordTornado Cash sanctioned by US Department of Treasury, OFAC.Seedrs Tops £2 billion

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

SavPoi ,

Love this pod

Todd’s great 🦊❤️

malloryck ,

Great!

I learn something new about FinTech and business every time I listen :)

IowaDavid ,

Fantastic stuff

So much great info and advice within the world of fintech. Recommend!

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