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Connecting you with the people, companies, and ideas revolutionizing global financial services. Our guests are the leading fintech founders, investors, and thinkers in the world.

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    Lizzie Chapman, Co-Founder & CEO of ZestMoney - New Age Lending in India

    Lizzie Chapman, Co-Founder & CEO of ZestMoney - New Age Lending in India

    Tarang Gupta has a conversation with Lizzie Chapman, Co-Founder & CEO of ZestMoney, India’s largest EMI financing and Buy Now, Pay Later Network.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    - What fascinates Lizzie about the Indian fintech industry
    - Her experiences as a female entrepreneur
    - Her outlook on the future of the global buy now, pay later industry
    - Why Lizzie is excited about the Global Fintech Fest 2022
    And much more!

    About Lizzie Chapman
    Lizzie started her career as an equity research analyst with Goldman Sachs in London. After a 5-year stint at Goldman Sachs, she moved to the buy-side as an investor at Wellcome Trust. In 2011, she moved from UK to India to spearhead operations for digital lender Wonga and in 2014, she led the launch of ‘Digibank’, India’s first mobile-app-only bank. She was recognized as among the Top 100 women in fintech globally by the Fintech magazine.

    About ZestMoney
    Founded in 2015, ZestMoney is India’s largest and fastest-growing Digital EMI/Checkout Finance platform. ZestMoney is deeply integrated with large merchants in India including Amazon and Flipkart, and brands like Apple and Reliance Digital; increasing the affordability of their products and helping them facilitate frictionless sales. The company has built a platform that integrates mobile technology, digital banking, and AI, enabling people to get a digital credit line within seconds. ZestMoney’s technology and work to make affordable finance accessible led to their selection as a 2020 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

    This episode is brought to you in collaboration with the Global Fintech Fest (GFF) 2022. To attend the festival please visit https://globalfintechfest.com/

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    • 35 min
    Nelson Chu, Founder and CEO of Percent - Powering the Future of Private Markets

    Nelson Chu, Founder and CEO of Percent - Powering the Future of Private Markets

    Tarang Gupta has a conversation with Nelson Chu, Founder and CEO of Percent, a disruptor unlocking exclusive access to private credit investments for accredited investors.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    - What inspired Nelson to launch Percent
    - How Percent manages risk-return for investors
    - Credit default swaps for the private market
    - Importance of culture in building a thriving organization
    And much more!

    About Nelson Chu
    Nelson is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience at Bank of America and BlackRock. Prior to Percent, Nelson founded a strategy consulting firm helping companies build products and raise capital for growth, creating over $1B in equity value. He also serves as an advisor to an ultra-high-net-worth family office and is an angel investor with investments in BlockFi, Cadre, Clover Health, and Tala.

    About Percent
    Founded in 2018, Percent leverages proprietary technologies, integrations, and data to bring first-of-its-kind transparency and efficiency to lenders and credit transactions. Percent's innovative ecosystem enables lenders to raise the debt capital at a low cost through dynamic market pricing and standardized terms. To date, its platforms have powered more than $600 million in transaction volume.

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    • 28 min
    Steffen Pauls, Founder and CEO of Moonfare - Democratizing Private Equity

    Steffen Pauls, Founder and CEO of Moonfare - Democratizing Private Equity

    Tarang Gupta sits down with Steffen Pauls, Founder and CEO of Moonfare. Moonfare is a platform that is democratizing Private Equity, an asset class traditionally accessible to a select few individuals and organizations, by lowering investment minimums, conducting due diligence on funds, and eliminating barriers to entry for retail investors.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    - The inspiration behind starting Moonfare
    - Evolution of the global private equity market
    - Strategically approaching international expansion
    And much more!

    About Dr. Steffen Pauls
    Dr. Pauls began his career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he led project teams covering strategic and operational projects at publicly listed European companies. He brought his experience as a consultant to KKR, where as a managing director he was responsible for the German market. Dr. Pauls also holds advanced degrees from the University of Trier, Harvard University, and the University of Mannheim.

    About Moonfare
    Moonfare is a platform that is revolutionizing private markets investing. Moonfare recently ranked as one of LinkedIn’s top 10 startups in Germany. For more information please visit www.moonfare.com

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    • 39 min
    Victor Fimbres, Co-Founder & CTO of Forage - Building the Stripe for Government Benefits

    Victor Fimbres, Co-Founder & CTO of Forage - Building the Stripe for Government Benefits

    Gabriela Ariana Campoverde sits down with Victor Fimbres, Co-Founder and CTO of Forage, a third-party payments processor which helps grocers accept Electronic Benefit Transfers, or EBT, online. Forage is on a mission to create a world where all families with any budget can afford a meal.

    Today over 42 million people receive EBT benefits or food stamps. This is government support to pay for groceries. 14% of all grocery spend is paid with EBT, but only 5% of this was online. When Forage first started there were less than 20 merchants who could process EBT online. Today there are close to 100 merchants — and Forage is just getting started.

    In this episode you will learn all about how Forage was started during the COVID-19 pandemic when going to a grocery store was impractical, specifically in food deserts across the country. You will also learn about the obstacles Forage overcame to build its current API, how they successfully completed the Y-Combinator accelerator last summer, and all about Victor’s and his Co-Founder Justin’s passion for making technology accessible to those who need it the most.

    About Victor Fimbres

    Victor Fimbres is the Co-Founder and CTO of Forage. Prior to founding Forage, he was a Software Lead at TreeStack and ROBO 3D. He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied Psychology and Environmental Policy & Culture.

    About Forage

    Forage is a third-party payment processor (TPP) and a pin provider that authenticates and processes EBT recipients and transactions. For additional information on Forage, please visit joinforage.com.

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    • 35 min
    Anat Guetta, Chairwoman, Israel Securities Authority (ISA) - Fintech Regulations in Israel

    Anat Guetta, Chairwoman, Israel Securities Authority (ISA) - Fintech Regulations in Israel

    Tarang Gupta has a conversation with Anat Guetta, Chairwoman of the Israel Securities Authority. The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) is the national securities regulator of Israel. Established by law in 1968, which defines the ISA's role "to protect the interests of the public investing in securities." ISA is active in two main areas: protecting investors; developing the regulatory infrastructure, tools and products for an advanced, diverse, competitive and innovative public capital market.

    In this episode you will hear about:

    ­-What makes Israel such an innovative country
    ­-Use and adoption of blockchain in capital markets
    ­-Open banking regulations in Europe and Israel
    And much more!

    About Anat Guetta

    Anat Guetta is the Chairwoman of the Israel Securities Authority. Anat is a serial entrepreneur who started her career in the banking industry, managing credit risk products and project finance. She then founded and led Arko Holdings; a public company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Anat is also the co-founder of Entropy Financial Research Services where she served as the CEO and led the development of a corporate governance index, and a debt management policy before joining the ISA.

    About Israel Securities Authority

    The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) is the national securities regulator of Israel. ISA currently oversees a broad array of activities in the capital market, including the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. For additional information on ISA, please visit www.isa.gov.il/

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    • 23 min
    Steve Fredette, President, Co-Founder of Toast - Helping Restaurants Delight Their Guests

    Steve Fredette, President, Co-Founder of Toast - Helping Restaurants Delight Their Guests

    Gabriela Ariana Campoverde sits down with Steve Fredette, President, Co-founder and a Director of Toast. Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the food service and hospitality space. Since its inception in 2011 it has helped clients delight their guests, do what they love and thrive.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    - Toast’s humble beginnings
    - What new features better served Toast clients during the pandemic
    - What innovation Steve is excited about for the restaurant industry
    - All about Toast’s culture
    - And much more!

    About Steve Fredette
    Steve Fredette is President, Co-founder and a Director of Toast, where he leads product and innovation initiatives. Prior to Toast, he worked on mobile app development before the iPhone came out, creating the first Flickr and Shoebuy.com apps. At Endeca, now Oracle, he co-founded their mobile commerce business, building the product team and driving sales, marketing, and services to over $10 million in revenue in two years. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied Chemistry. His favorite toast is Marble Rye.

    About Toast
    Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the food service and hospitality space. For additional information on Toast, please visit pos.toasttab.com.

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