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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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    Patrick Gauthier, CEO of Convera - Making global business payments simple, secure, and smart

    Patrick Gauthier, CEO of Convera - Making global business payments simple, secure, and smart

    Tarang Gupta hosts Patrick Gauthier, CEO at Convera, the largest non-bank B2B cross-border payments company in the world.

    In this episode you will hear about
    - What makes Convera the dominant player in cross-border payments
    - Countries that are going to drive the future of fintech
    - Operational differences in B2B vs B2C financial services organizations
    - What working with Jeff Bezos is like
    And much more

    About Patrick Gauthier
    Patrick joined as the CEO of Convera in 2021 after having held senior leadership roles at Amazon, PayPal, and Visa. He has deep expertise in developing high-performance teams and building high-growth businesses. Patrick holds several patents related to payment systems and is a recognized thought leader on the future of commerce and payments, with recurring appearances on CNBC and at industry conferences. Patrick holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Telecom SudParis in France.

    About Convera
    Convera is the largest non-bank B2B cross-border payments company in the world. Formerly Western Union Business Solutions, Convera leverages decades of industry expertise and technology-led payment solutions to deliver smarter money movements to customers. In 2020, Convera processed over $110 billion in transactions, with a customer base of more than 30,000 small and medium-sized businesses, educational institutions, financial institutions, law firms, and NGOs spanning over 40 countries and territories and 140 currencies.

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    • 41 min
    Gayathri Rajan, Chief Product Officer of DriveWealth - Powering the future of investing

    Gayathri Rajan, Chief Product Officer of DriveWealth - Powering the future of investing

    Tarang Gupta hosts Gayathri Rajan, Chief Product Officer at DriveWeath, a pioneer in fractional investing and brokerage infrastructure.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    - Fractional investing and its role in attracting retail investors
    - Identifying a great product-market fit
    - Future of embedded finance and its potential to spawn business opportunities
    - Why building B2B products is exciting
    And much more!

    About Gayathri Rajan
    Gayathri currently serves as DriveWealth’s Chief Product Officer, where she leads the firm’s strategy in developing and launching high-demand financial services products for investors worldwide. Gayathri joined DriveWealth following a 16-year stint as a product leader at Google, where she built the enterprise business for Google Maps and founded Google’s payments platform. Prior to Google, Gayathri held several positions at the Vanguard Group and Financial Engines. Gayathri holds a BA and M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University.

    About DriveWealth
    DriveWealth is the pioneer of fractional equities trading and embedded investing. It provides solutions that are transforming the investing landscape and powering 100+ fintechs, neobanks, & wallets worldwide. DriveWealth’s consultative support and cloud-based, industrial strength technology platform allow partners to seamlessly offer branded investing experiences to drive customer acquisition, loyalty, retention, and revenue growth.

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    • 27 min
    Andy Bromberg, CEO of Eco - Putting your money back to work for you

    Andy Bromberg, CEO of Eco - Putting your money back to work for you

    Tarang Gupta hosts Andy Bromberg, CEO of Eco, a consumer fintech company that lets you spend, send, save, and make money, all in one app.

    In this episode you will hear about
    - Building an open rewards system
    - Working towards maximizing wealth of the community
    - Navigating market cycles in crypto
    - Choosing the right investors and colleagues
    And much more!

    About Andy Bromberg
    Prior to joining Eco as the CEO, Andy was Co-founder and President of CoinList, a leading platform for token sales, trading, and other financial services for digital asset projects. Andy is also a founding board member at FreeWorld, a non-profit seeking to end institutionalized poverty in the United States by providing access to living-wage jobs for people with criminal histories. Andy studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Stanford University and co founded the Stanford Bitcoin Group.

    About Eco
    Eco is a digital wallet that is replacing checking accounts, credit cards, and more with a single balance that rewards you each time you make a transaction. The app uses Eco Points, a new rewards currency that helps align the interest of everyone in the Eco community.

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    • 25 min
    Ashwin Kumar, Stripe Head of Startups for Banking-as-a-Service - On building embedded finance

    Ashwin Kumar, Stripe Head of Startups for Banking-as-a-Service - On building embedded finance

    Andrew Janssens hosts Ashwin Kumar, Head of Startups for Banking-as-a-Service at Stripe. Ashwin is the former CEO and co-founder of Y Combinator-backed Sway Finance, and now helps Stripe's customers to use their BaaS APIs to embed financial products.

    Ashwin’s startup roots help him guide fintech founders as they work with Stripe to solve complex financial problems. He’s designed products from scratch, taught himself to code, won several hackathons to support his entrepreneurial endeavors, and was part of Y Combinator’s S16 cohort. Prior to joining Stripe in 2021, Ashwin was a data scientist for YC Startup School, a product manager/machine learning engineer at Mythic and a software engineer at Autopilot.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    -How Stripe is building the infrastructure for embedded finance
    -How Ashwin won 30 hackathons in a row by working backwards from the pitch
    -Why calling your company the Uber for X can backfire
    -And much, much more

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    • 36 min
    Andrew Jamison, CEO and Co-Founder of Extend - Modernizing infrastructure for the future of payments

    Andrew Jamison, CEO and Co-Founder of Extend - Modernizing infrastructure for the future of payments

    Tarang Gupta hosts Andrew Jamison, the CEO and Co-Founder of Extend, an innovative platform that is redefining how credit cards are issued.

    In this episode you will hear about:
    - Leaving leadership positions in corporate and start a venture
    - Navigating the tricky small and medium business segment
    - Why building relationships is so important in business
    - How to assess potential investors
    And much more!

    About Andrew Jamison
    A virtual card expert, Andrew was the head of B2B Corporate Payments Products at American Express with a mandate to drive digital payment innovation and adoption. Prior to American Express, he spent 10 years as an SAP consultant.

    About Extend
    Founded in 2016, Extend enables credit card sharing amongst non-cardholders via a simple and ubiquitous P2P platform. Extend helps banks, and their customers to capture more business spend on their existing card accounts by connecting account holders and their workforce.

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    • 43 min
    Dimitri Dadiomov - Founder & CEO of Modern Treasury - Building Payment Operations

    Dimitri Dadiomov - Founder & CEO of Modern Treasury - Building Payment Operations

    Andrew Janssens hosts Dimitri Dadiomov, Founder & CEO of Modern Treasury.

    In this episode we cover topics including:
    - Dimitri and Modern Treasury's Y combinator journey
    - Building a culture at a new company
    - Dimitri's outlook on Real-Time Payments
    - Modern Treasury's reverse interview of Acquired
    - And much, much more!

    About Dimitri Dadiomov:
    Dimitri founded Modern Treasury in 2018 alongside his co-founders, Matt Marcus and Sam Arons. Prior to Modern Treasury Dimitri was a Principal PM at LendingHome (formerly Kiavi) responsible for building payment operations.

    About Modern Treasury
    Modern Treasury is building payment operations solutions to automate the full cycle of money movement and help businesses to implement real-time payments and close their books with continuous accounting.

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