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Don't miss exclusive interviews with fintech CEOs, top VCs, and institutional leaders on the Fintech Focus podcast. Be the first to hear insights on the future of the financial services industry by subscribing to the podcast on your favorite listening platform.

Don't miss exclusive interviews with fintech CEOs, top VCs, and institutional leaders on the Fintech Focus podcast. Be the first to hear insights on the future of the financial services industry by subscribing to the podcast on your favorite listening platform.

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Don't miss exclusive interviews with fintech CEOs, top VCs, and institutional leaders on the Fintech Focus podcast. Be the first to hear insights on the future of the financial services industry by subscribing to the podcast on your favorite listening platform.

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English


Episodes

36: Anthony Denier, CEO Webull

9/13/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we talk with Anthony Denier, CEO of Webull Financial, a free-trading app from the minds of former Alibaba team members. Links: Webull: webull.com (http://www.webull.com/) BENZINGA’S FINTECH FOCUS NEWSLETTER: https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus-newsletter BENZINGA PRO: http://try.benzingapro.com

Duration:00:30:23

35: Jeremie Bacon, CEO Imagineer

9/6/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Jeremie Bacon, CEO of Imagineer. Imagineer is a relationship management software company, with products designed to help fund managers and institutional investors operate more efficiently. ————— Links: Imagineer: https://www.imagineertechnology.com Benzinga's Fintech Focus Newsletter: https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus-newsletter Benzinga Pro: http://try.benzingapro.com

Duration:00:32:07

34: Raj Lala, CEO Evolve ETFs

6/14/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Raj Lala, CEO of Evolve ETFs. ————— Links: Evolve ETFs: https://evolveetfs.com/ Benzinga Trading Summit: https://benzingatradingsummit.com/ Benzinga Fintech Newsletter: https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus/newsletter/ Benzinga Pro:https://pro.benzinga.com/

Duration:00:43:04

33: Erkin Adylov, CEO Behavox

6/7/2019
In today's episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Erkin Adylov, Founder & CEO of Behavox. Behavox, the first ever behavioral operating system, is doing what Excel did for accounting and applying that to employee management. It is an AI-driven platform that transforms behavior in the financial workplace. ––––– Links: Behavox: https://www.behavox.com/ Benzinga Trading Summit: https://benzingatradingsummit.com/ Benzinga Fintech Newsletter:...

Duration:00:30:06

32: Jay Klauminzer, CEO Raise

6/3/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Jay Klauminzer CEO of Raise. Raise is an online gift card marketplace where you can sell gift cards for cash or buy discount gift cards to all your favorite brands. ––––– Links: Raise: https://www.raise.com/ Benzinga Trading Summit: https://benzingatradingsummit.com/ Benzinga Fintech Newsletter: https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus/newsletter/ Benzinga Pro:https://pro.benzinga.com/

Duration:00:27:30

31: Bryan Leach, Founder of Ibotta

5/24/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we talk to Bryan Leach of Ibotta. Ibotta is the starting point for rewarded shopping, today announced the launch of its first-ever payments solution, Pay with Ibotta™, enabling shoppers to pay for their entire purchase at leading retailers through the Ibotta app and instantly earn cash back. ———— Links: Ibotta: https://ibotta.com/ Benzinga Trading Summit: https://benzingatradingsummit.com/ Benzinga Fintech Newsletter:...

Duration:00:25:23

30: Lule Demmissie, Ally Invest

5/10/2019
In today's episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Lule Demmissie, new President of Ally Invest. She plays a critical role in leading and providing strategic oversight as Ally continues to grow and enhance its overall brokerage, active trader, advisory services, and managed portfolio offering. She comes with specific expertise in advisory services, the intersection of agile product development and investor behavior, and applying that expertise to design people-centric solutions....

Duration:00:31:21

29: Michael Kopelman, Edison Partners

5/6/2019
On this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Michael Kopelman of Edison Partners. Edison Partners is a 33-year-old growth equity firm based in Princeton, New Jersey. With about 50% of their portfolio being in fintech companies, it's safe to say they're a leader in the space. LendIt named them the "Top Fintech Equity Investor" in 2018\. Michael leads Edison's fintech practice. ——— Links: Edison Partners: https://www.edisonpartners.com Benzinga Trading Summit:...

Duration:00:34:23

28: Jeff Myers, Gatsby

4/29/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we talk about the high risk-high reward world of options trading with a startup named Gatsby. Just like the name of the eponymous book it gives a nod to, this Gatsby also sees the green light when it comes to opportunity, and that opportunity is teaching people about trading options while taking out things like options matrices and capital requirements. Co-founder Jeff Myers chats with us about his company and why he chose to make options trading...

Duration:00:39:30

27: Johann Hauswald, Clinc

4/22/2019
On today's episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we take a leap over to the world of conversational AI. You've probably heard of Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Assistant, but here's another to add to that list - Clinc. Host Spencer Israel sits down with Dr. Johann Hauswald, Cofounder & Chief Product Officer of Clinc. Topics discussed include AI as a financial assistant, open sourcing their AI whitepaper, and almost getting sued by Apple. ----- Links: Clinc: https://clinc.com/...

Duration:00:39:59

26: Farhan Ahmad, Bento for Business

4/12/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we shine an underserved area of the business community: small and medium-sized businesses. Most banks gear their services to large businesses with a little extra help on the side for small businesses. That’s why our next guest on the podcast is a man with a plan to help out SMB’s. After years of working with big-name clients and handling digital payments for Europe and Africa at Barclays, Farhan Ahmad realized that small and medium-sized...

Duration:00:32:23

25: Henri Arslanian, PwC

4/5/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we’re going to take you on a little/big trip across the globe to Asia where the fintech business is a-booming. And what better way to learn about it than from someone who’s seen it grow from the ground up? We bring in Henri Arslanian, a man who wears multiple financial hats. He’s the head of fintech and crypto for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Asia, the chairman of the FinTech Association of Honk Kong, and is an adjunct professor at the University of...

Duration:00:32:39

24: Craig Fuller, Freightwaves

3/29/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we’re hitting the road with Craig Fuller, CEO of Freightwaves. As of today, Freightwaves has officially launched Trucking Freight Futures, a futures product for the $726 billion freight industry. Why does freight need a futures product? Who is it for? How does one even go about creating a new futures market, and what even makes it successful? Craig has the answers. Listen to the podcast below to hear why Fuller and co. wanted to bring this...

Duration:00:41:57

23: Scott Coyle, ClickIPO

3/22/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we dive into the world of IPOs and put you into the shoes of an average investor who’s looking to be more involved in the investing process of, say, something like Lyft, which is gearing up for its stock market debut this year. IPOs are already intriguing enough in their own right, but not everyone has access to the IPO process itself. If you’re a large investor, good for you—you’re probably getting shares at the original price. But if you’re...

Duration:00:39:57

22: Perry Rahbar, dv01

3/15/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we talk about the world of mortgage-backed securities and how one person who had an inside look at how everything went down on Wall Street during the Great Recession. If you’ve seen the movie The Big Short (so many great wigs in that movie) or had a stake in mortgage during that time, then this pod is for you. We sat down with Perry Rahbar, a Bear Stearns alum who traded said mortgage-backed securities that helped fuel the financial roller...

Duration:00:36:12

21: Evan Daniels, AZ Fintech Sandbox

3/8/2019
This week’s episode of the Fintech Focus podcast is going local. We’re heading west to Arizona where fintech startups are being welcomed with open arms into the state’s fintech regulatory sandbox. Last year, Arizona became the first state to launch a regulatory sandbox specifically for fintech. Spearheaded by State Attorney General Mark Brnovich and inspired by regulatory sandboxes in Asia and Europe, lawmakers are hoping the initiative will put the state’s fintech scene on the map. To talk...

Duration:00:29:16

20: Brian Dally, GROUNDFLOOR

3/1/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Brian Dally, co-founder and CEO of GROUNDFLOOR. GROUNDFLOOR is an American real estate lending marketplace. It was the first real estate crowdfunding company to achieve SEC qualification utilizing Regulation A+ since the regulation became operable through the JOBS Act, becoming the only such marketplace open to non-accredited investors. (via Wikipedia) ----- **Links:** GROUNDFLOOR: https://www.groundfloor.us/ Benzinga Pro:...

Duration:00:35:48

19: Dov Marmor, Green Dot

2/22/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Dov Marmor, Head of Banking as a Service at Green Dot. Yes, Green Dot does push its pre-paid debit cards for sale at places like CVS, but it’s also expanded into a banking service that lets it facilitate payments with companies like Uber, Walmart and fellow Fintech-ian Stash Invest. Dov, who studied finance at Cornell, jumped into the financial services market around the time the country was falling apart in 2005\. He managed to keep...

Duration:00:30:11

18: Ana Sirbu, BlueVine

2/15/2019
In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we chat with Ana Sirbu, Chief Financial Officer of BlueVine. Ana previously worked at UBS and Google Capital where she headed up fintech investing, which got her introduced to her new company, a fintech lender that focuses on offering financing for small- and medium-sized companies. It was a bit of a leap for Sirbu, going from Google to a somewhat unknown specialized fintech lender. Now, BlueVine works with more than 10,000 businesses, offering...

Duration:00:33:13

17: Tom Eck, IBM

2/8/2019
This week's Fintech Focus podcast goes global and discusses IBM's strategic vision and API-first mentality. ----- IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems...

Duration:00:43:44