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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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14: Jay Jacobs, GlobalX

1/18/2019
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This week’s Fintech Focus podcast looks at how one New York-based ETF sponsor is bringing the old and the new together, opening up a space where fintech and Wall Street can work in harmony within ETF investing. It’s safe to assume the majority of people with their eyes on ETF’s know that investing in those babies is changing, especially with the advent of mobile and peer-to-peer payments (i.e. fintech). How is fintech affecting ETF’s? Will there be a crypto exchange-traded fund soon? What...

Duration:00:29:12

13: Brett Crosby, PeerStreet

1/11/2019
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This week's Fintech Focus podcast takes a look at how one fintech startup is changing the way we invest in real estate. Yes, people have always been able to invest in private real estate equity, which has proven to be an attractive venture for most. But it's real estate debt, an asset usually controlled by banks as institutional products, that is now stepping in as an enticing investment. That's where Brett Crosby of PeerStreet saw an opportunity to bring accredited investors into the...

Duration:00:32:35

12: Stuart Sopp, Current

1/4/2019
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This week's Fintech Focus podcast takes a look at the burgeoning Generation Z market, and how developers and entrepreneurs are finding ways to bring financial education to teens. With things like a shaky stock market and rising college tuition rates to consider, today's teens have a lot to think about when saving for the future. However, according to reports, today's teens are actually making strides to learn about and plan their savings, more so than Millennials before them. That's the...

Duration:00:33:05

11: Monica Brand Engel, Quona Capital

12/21/2018
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**What This Fintech VC Learned From A Near-Disaster In Brazil** On this episode of the Fintech Focus Podcast we’re journeying overseas with Monica Brand Engel, co-founder and partner at Quona Capital. Quona is a VC fund focused on emerging markets fintech, and Monica talks to us about the challenges in different fintech markets around the globe, how they compare to the U.S., and what happened when one of their investments was nearly shut down by the Brazilian central bank. ----- **Links:**...

Duration:00:33:15

10: Colin Kennedy, Marcus by Goldman Sachs

12/14/2018
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Colin is a managing director within the Consumer and Commercial Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He works as the chief operating officer of Clarity Money. Prior to Clarity Money, Colin held leadership roles in business development, innovation, and general management at American Express. He managed global partnerships for American Express, producing consistent double-digit growth on $200M global P&L and leading the highest-performing team in consumer business. ----- **Links:** Marcus:...

Duration:00:24:07

9: Mazy Dar, OpenFin

12/7/2018
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**How Long Till Your Bank Goes Open Source?** This week’s Fintech Focus podcast is booting up Linux and going open-source. We’re chatting with longtime friend of Benzinga and CEO of OpenFin Mazy Dar about the company’s growth and how the startup is changing the way banks deploy new technology. **How Financial Services Needs To Take A Lesson From Mobile Developers** “Look at what's happened in the mobile world, and in Silicon Valley most of the really useful innovations of the last you know,...

Duration:00:33:51

8: Heather Holmes, Genivity

11/30/2018
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**What’s The Next Technological Leap For Financial Advisors?** The Fintech Focus podcast is taking another look at the changing world of financial planning this week, and how technology is redefining the way advisors work with their clients. It’s no secret that healthcare costs are a huge burden on American families—multiple studies say medical costs are the number one cause of personal bankruptcies. This week’s episode features an interview with an entrepreneur that asked how financial...

Duration:00:28:38

7: Michael Maxworthy, Marlin

11/23/2018
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**What Are The Biggest Opportunities In Fintech M&A Right Now?** We’re back in the capital markets for this week’s Fintech Focus Podcast, and it’s a good one—perennial BZ Awards judge and partner at Marlin & Associates Michael Maxworthy joins us for an assessment of the state of fintech M&A. Maxworthy’s firm has advised a number of fintech deals this year—most recently when digital banking startup Zenmonics accepted a minority investment from Fidelity National Information Services, Inc....

Duration:00:25:05

6: Peter Colis, Ethos

11/16/2018
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How Did A Startup Get Kevin Durant and Jay-Z Excited About Life Insurance? The Benzinga Fintech Focus Podcast will take a brief detour this week into the world of term life insurance. This week’s episode features an interview with Peter Colis, founder and CEO of Ethos, a startup looking to change the way consumers buy term life insurance policies. Ethos has raised over $40 million in venture capital this year from a combination of veteran Silicon Valley investors and celebrities like NBA...

Duration:00:28:26

5: Manning Field, Acorns

11/9/2018
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**How Do You Build An Investing App That Has More Users Than E*Trade? Ask Acorns** Benzinga is rolling out the Fintech Focus podcast, a series of interviews with leaders in the fintech space. Our fifth episode features Manning Field, Chief Operating Officer of fintech startup Acorns. Acorns is an investing app with a core service that lets users invest small amounts into a portfolio. The app has since expanded to offer retirement saving and a suite of financial education products. **Key...

Duration:00:23:00

4: Aaron Klein, Riskalyze

11/2/2018
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**A Dive Into The Startup Keeping Financial Advisors Accountable** Benzinga is rolling out the Fintech Focus podcast, a series of interviews with leaders in the fintech space. Our fifth episode features Aaron Klein, founder and CEO of Riskalyze, the startup disrupting the way financial advisors relate to their clients. **Key quotes:** “When my co-founders and I decided to start the company it was around this realization that investing felt very broken for the average individual, that...

Duration:00:35:41

3: Andrew Jamison, Extend

10/22/2018
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Andrew Jamison is the CEO of Extend, a platform backed by Point72, Plug and Play and American Express that enables business owners to digitally share their credit card with employees without exposing sensitive information. At AMEX, Andrew managed all B2B payments solutions, including virtual card platforms and products, before he left to start Extend, which Point72 Steve Cohen backed. Extend is slated to be the “PayPal of credit cards." **Links:** Andrew:...

Duration:00:31:10

2: Cory Johnson, Ripple

10/22/2018
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Cory is the Chief Market Strategist of Ripple. In his current role, Cory is focused on managing the company’s growth and telling Ripple’s story to regulators, Wall Street and global financial markets. Prior to Ripple, Cory worked as a hedge fund portfolio manager at Kingsford Capital Management and journalist at Bloomberg and CNBC covering high-growth technology companies. Earlier in his career, Cory ushered in many startups, including theStreet.com, the Industry Standard, SLAM and Vibe...

Duration:00:29:12

1: Kamran Ansari, Greycroft

10/22/2018
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Kamran is a Venture Partner at Greycroft, where he has led a number of deals for the firm in the areas of mobile platforms, payments & commerce, and financial technology. At Greycroft, Kamran has led the fund’s core investments in Azimo, Boxed Wholesale, Fortumo, and Recurly, and driven the firm’s seed investments in Bread (fka Lon), Highlight, Cord, and Dasher. He also led Greycroft’s prior investment in Venmo (acquired by Braintree), Braintree (acquired by PayPal), and BalconyTV (acquired...

Duration:00:37:29