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Tearsheet Podcast is the podcast of record for news and opinion about the finance industry. Weekly, we identify, track, and analyze top trends impacting the business of finance, with an eye on the digital disruption wrought by fintech and new financial technology.
Every week, your host, Zack Miller, founder of Digiday Media's Tearsheet, interviews thought leaders, senior executives, and entrepreneurs helping to form the next generation of financial services and technologies.

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Tearsheet Podcast is the podcast of record for news and opinion about the finance industry. Weekly, we identify, track, and analyze top trends impacting the business of finance, with an eye on the digital disruption wrought by fintech and new financial technology.
Every week, your host, Zack Miller, founder of Digiday Media's Tearsheet, interviews thought leaders, senior executives, and entrepreneurs helping to form the next generation of financial services and technologies.

    Quantum computing in financial services with Goldman Sachs' Will Zeng and IBM's Stefan Woerner

    Quantum computing in financial services with Goldman Sachs' Will Zeng and IBM's Stefan Woerner

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I’m Tearsheet editor in chief, Zack Miller.

    It isn’t often that I’m totally out of my league on this show. Our two guests today are scientists focused on quantum computing. IBM's Stefan Woerner & Goldman Sachs' Will Zeng join me on the podcast to discuss some of recent findings they've made in quantum computing's ability to address derivative pricing. While I clumsily navigated my way through the interview, Stefan and Will did a great job explaining why they are so excited about quantum computing's application in financial services and how it will change the rules of the game. And they did it in a way we all can understand. They're making big strides in bringing this technology to market and even though we're still a few years away, a financial ecosystem is already growing up around this massive shift in technology.

    Hope you enjoy my discussion with IBM's Stefan Woerner & Goldman Sachs' Will Zeng

    • 23 min
    'Stickiness to old products necessitates new asset management firms': Arca's Rayne Steinberg

    'Stickiness to old products necessitates new asset management firms': Arca's Rayne Steinberg

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I’m Tearsheet editor in chief, Zack Miller.

    It’s hard to differentiate between the hype around digital assets and what’s fundamentally changing. Our guest on the podcast today has a foot in both worlds. Rayne Steinberg is co-founder of Arca, a digital asset manager. He was also a co-founder of WisdomTree, a pioneer in the ETF industry. Arca is an institutional grade financial services firm investing in digital assets, as well as building products utilizing blockchain — the firm launched The Arca U.S. Treasury Fund, a closed-end registered fund issuing shares as digital securities that are transferable using blockchain technology.

    We talk about Steinberg’s journey from running an upstart fund manager in ETFs to the new world of digital assets and how the two experiences parallel and where they diverge. We talk about what institutional and retail investors need when it comes to crypto and where the opportunities are to serve them.

    Rayne Steinberg is my guest today on the Tearsheet Podcast.

    • 23 min
    'Early investors didn't get going global': Rapyd's CEO Arik Shtilman on growing 4x in 2020

    'Early investors didn't get going global': Rapyd's CEO Arik Shtilman on growing 4x in 2020

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I’m Tearsheet Editor in Chief, Zack Miller.

    Rapyd is a embedded finance platform that has gone global from day 1. The company is expanding rapidly. Joining me on the podcast is co-founder and CEO Arik Shtilman who shares exactly how quickly the firm has been growing and the news that the company has closed a $300 million investment round with its eye on an eventual IPO.

    Arik Shtilman is my guest today on the Tearsheet Podcast.

    • 14 min
    Agora's Arcady Lapiro on launching a new banking as a service platform

    Agora's Arcady Lapiro on launching a new banking as a service platform

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I’m Tearsheet’s editor in chief, Zack Miller.

    With all the talk about challenger banks and mega banks, tier 2 financial institutions like community banks and credit unions frequently get lost in the conversation. My guest today on the show is Arcadi Lapiro. His experience building first generation challenger banks has molded his worldview on the banking industry. Now, he’s back with Agora (https://agoraservices.us/), a banking as a service platform targeting tier 2 banks and credit unions.

    Lapiro joins me on the podcast to discuss the opportunities and challenges for smaller banking institutions facing competition from mega banks and new upstarts. We talk about Agora and why he built a platforms starting with 2 embedded services: SMB banking and teen banking.

    Arcady Lapiro is my guest today on the Tearsheet Podcast.

    • 27 min
    'There are 400M people in Africa that don't have formal credit files': Pngme's Brendan Playford

    'There are 400M people in Africa that don't have formal credit files': Pngme's Brendan Playford

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I’m Tearsheet editor in chief, Zack Miller.

    2020 was an interesting year for African financial services. We saw Stripe buy Nigeria’s Paystack, its largest acquisition anywhere, and other firms raise significant venture capital. Pngme is one of the firms contributing to the next stage of growth on the continent. Brendan Playford is founder and CEO of the firm which offers a unified financial data API for Africa. As financial services mature, the various platforms, networks and institutional ecosystems need a way to standardize and share their customers’ financial data.

    Brendan joins us on the podcast to talk about African fintech and what’s been happening there of late. We talk about where the opportunities are and where the market may head over the next few years. Lastly, we drill down into Pngme’s product offering, strategy, and expansion plans.

    Brendan Playford is my guest today on the Tearsheet Podcast.

    • 20 min
    The ins and outs of payment operations with Modern Treasury's Dimitri Dadiomov

    The ins and outs of payment operations with Modern Treasury's Dimitri Dadiomov

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I’m Tearsheet editor in chief, Zack Miller.

    As a fintech entrepreneur, I co-founded OurCrowd, one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the world. Our back office was always hard to get our hands around. Money in and money out and the timing of that money in motion took a lot of time and effort to manage effectively. Payment flows and tools to integrate have come a long way since we started that business in 2012.

    Dimiti Dadiomov is co-founder and CEO of Modern Treasury. His firm is a payment operations platform and works with firms to build and manage their money movement without taking hold of the payments. It’s the tech in fintech. Dimitri joins us on the podcast to talk about his firm’s genesis story and the market for payment operations. His firm’s APIs provide workable connections to banks to help with tracking money movement and reconciliation.

    Dimitri Dadiomov is my guest today on the Tearsheet Podcast.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the world of banking and fintech, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Zack does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing financial landscape - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

CedoMir01 ,

Great guests and content!

Perfect length, the podcast strikes the right balance of not too long, but just long enough to squeeze really interesting and valuable content out of each guest. I've enjoyed the recent focus on fintech, InsureTech, and marketing.

Rai 1234987 ,

Fascinating conversations on emerging tech

Fascinating conversations on emerging tech

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