18 episodes

Vestigo Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that invests in early-stage technology companies focused on financial services. Its team members, including advisors from academia and the corporate world, are entrepreneurial, highly experienced, and deeply grounded in financial services, asset management, behavioral finance, and growing start-up companies. The complementary strengths of its team members uniquely position Vestigo to identify, make and manage investments in financial services technology companies.

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Vestigo Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that invests in early-stage technology companies focused on financial services. Its team members, including advisors from academia and the corporate world, are entrepreneurial, highly experienced, and deeply grounded in financial services, asset management, behavioral finance, and growing start-up companies. The complementary strengths of its team members uniquely position Vestigo to identify, make and manage investments in financial services technology companies.

    #18 | Exploring the Intersection of Growth Equity, FinTech, and AI with Matt Alfieri, Partner at Centana Growth Partners

    #18 | Exploring the Intersection of Growth Equity, FinTech, and AI with Matt Alfieri, Partner at Centana Growth Partners

    Curious about the evolving landscape of growth equity investments in the FinTech sector and the role of AI in shaping the future of finance?
    In this episode, we discuss: 
    How FinTech and AI are reshaping financial services and investment strategies
    Opportunities for applications of LLM technologies within financial services
    Matt’s learnings from being a member of the Goldman FinTech mafia
    Matt Alfieri is a partner at Centana Growth Partners, leading investments and serving on boards in the financial services, FinTech, and related software sectors. Prior to this role, he spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs, focusing on financial technology, market structures, and enterprise software, where he was both an investment banker and served on the principal investment group.

    • 45 min
    #17 | AI Disruption: Enterprise Dynamics, The Power of Open Source, and Redefining Geopolitics with Ray Wang, Co-Founder of Constellation Research

    #17 | AI Disruption: Enterprise Dynamics, The Power of Open Source, and Redefining Geopolitics with Ray Wang, Co-Founder of Constellation Research

    How is AI reshaping geopolitical complexities and the competitive landscape of enterprise?
    In this episode, we discuss: 
    The complexities of AI markets, from navigating open source versus closed systems to balancing innovation and margins in AI-as-a-service models
    AI in Enterprise: Scaling Startups vs. Incumbent Giants
    The geopolitical impact of AI on Middle Eastern energy politics and China's techno-authoritarianism
    Ray Wang, a tech luminary, is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Constellation Research, a Bestselling Author, and a Keynote speaker. Renowned for his insights into digital transformation and enterprise technology, Ray's expertise stems from influential roles at Altimeter Research and Forrester Research. His bestselling books, including "Disrupting Digital Business" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," delve deep into the impact of digital technologies on business models.
     

    • 46 min
    #16 | AI's Role in Shaping Future Businesses: Jimmy Hatzell, CEO of Hatz AI, Shares His Journey Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the MSP Community

    #16 | AI's Role in Shaping Future Businesses: Jimmy Hatzell, CEO of Hatz AI, Shares His Journey Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the MSP Community

    What role does AI technology play in shaping the businesses of the future?
    In this episode, we discuss:
    What it takes to build an AI business on today’s most cutting edge technology stack
    The challenges and opportunities presented by the new digital divide
    Building technology for small business customers
    Jimmy Hatzell, a seasoned SaaS startup professional, is the CEO and co-founder of Hatz AI, revolutionizing AI as a service for small businesses through MSPs. His leadership at Hatz follows a successful tenure as VP of Revenue at CyberQP, where he significantly contributed to revenue growth and strategic product direction. He continues to influence the company as an advisor. 
     

    • 52 min
    #15 | Decoding SaaS KPIs: Marrying Data & Business Tactics with Victor Cheng (CEO Coach) & Vipul Shah (Co-founder & CEO at SaaSWorks)

    #15 | Decoding SaaS KPIs: Marrying Data & Business Tactics with Victor Cheng (CEO Coach) & Vipul Shah (Co-founder & CEO at SaaSWorks)

    Victor Cheng is a CEO Coach and independent board member for founders of SaaS companies. He has been featured as a business expert by major media outlets including MSNBC, TIME magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, Victor is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s the author of Extreme Revenue Growth: Startup Secrets to Growing Your Sales from $1 Million to $25 Million in Any Industry
     
    Vipul Shah is a Co-founder & CEO at SaaSWorks. SaaSWorks is the first purpose-built Continuous Finance Platform, powering the single source of truth for Subscription, FinTech, and Payments businesses and delivering accurate data, timely signals, and peace of mind. Prior to founding SaaSWorks, Vipul held Managing Director or Managing Partner roles at the likes of ArrowMark Partners, Brightwood Capital, SVT Capital, and Goldman Sachs, where he invested in mid-market private equity, growth equity, and debt across the SaaS, software, and tech-enabled services sectors.
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #14 | Navigating the AI Revolution in FinTech with Vestigo Ventures' Co-Founders and General Partners, Mark Casady & Dave Blundin

    #14 | Navigating the AI Revolution in FinTech with Vestigo Ventures' Co-Founders and General Partners, Mark Casady & Dave Blundin

    In this exclusive interview from our Annual General Meeting this past October, Frazer Anderson sat down with general partners Mark Casady and Dave Blundin to discuss the profound differences between blockchain and AI, with a focus on the transformative impact of neural networks. The interview explores concrete examples of AI applications in financial services, emphasizing the imminent shifts in customer service, risk management, and coding practices. Casady and Blundin also share perspectives on the adoption of AI in enterprises, discussing the challenges and opportunities in navigating this technological revolution. The interview concludes with insights on attracting top talent and fostering a dynamic learning environment. Watch as these industry veterans provide valuable perspectives on the evolving landscape of financial technology and artificial intelligence.

    • 22 min
    #13 | Lessons from Decades of Tech Investing as a Hedge Fund Manager with Scott Alberi (Fc Centripetal, Point72, Eminence Capital)

    #13 | Lessons from Decades of Tech Investing as a Hedge Fund Manager with Scott Alberi (Fc Centripetal, Point72, Eminence Capital)

    Scott J. Alberi is a founder of Fc Centripetal and has been an institutional technology investor since 1999. As a professional institutional investor for over 20 years, Scott has researched, analyzed, advised, and invested in hundreds of public enterprise technology companies. His career began at Eminence Capital in 1999, where he spent 19 years focusing on Enterprise Technology, Media, and Internet companies. He later joined Point72 as a Technology, Media, and Telecom Portfolio Manager before founding Fc Centripetal in 2022, an enterprise technology program that aims to de-risk and accelerate innovative solutions for enterprise IT architecture and security.

    • 1 hr

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