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Miguel Armaza sits down with Laura González-Estéfani, Founder and CEO of TheVentureCity, a global accelerator and venture capital fund of emerging ecosystems specialized in growth with the mission to help entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Prior to TheVentureCity, Laura spent many years at Facebook, eBay, Siemens, and Ogilvy Group.

Full interview → Spotify | Soundcloud | Apple

We talked about

  • Laura’s career in big tech
  • Her decision to leave Facebook and launch the TheVentureCity
  • The challenges of building a fund and why she believes she leads the most diverse VC in the industry
  • Her decision to base the company in Miami (before the Miami Twitter craze of…


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Miguel Armaza sits down with Dan Henry, CEO of Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT), a 20-year-old company focused on making modern banking and money movement accessible for everyone. Green Dot also recently launched Go2Bank a digital bank for Americans living paycheck to paycheck.

GreenDot is far from being Dan’s first rodeo. In fact, this is the third publicly listed company he’s led in the last three decades. He previously served as CEO of Netspend, a leading provider of prepaid debit cards, and led the company through its IPO and eventual sale to TSYS Corporation. …


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Miguel Armaza sits down with Andrew Lerner, Managing Partner of IA Capital Group, a New York-based private investment firm and manager of the Inter-Atlantic funds, that’s dedicated to partnering with innovative entrepreneurs in venture and growth capital across InsurTech and FinTech.

Andy has been at the company since 1995 and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of IA Capital, and is a member of its investment committee. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and an MBA from our amazing Wharton School

Full interview → Spotify | Soundcloud | Apple

We talked about

  • Andy’s…


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Miguel Armaza sits down with Dave Unsworth and Kerri Golden from Information Venture Partners, a Canadian Venture Capital firm that primarily invests in early-stage North American B2B FinTech and enterprise software.

We talk about:

  • Dave and Kerri’s transition from operators to investors
  • IVP’s relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada
  • Fundraising from institutional LPs
  • The duo’s strategy to invest in the next generation of leaders
  • The importance of engineering a culture early on
  • Interesting fintech trends
  • The role of a CFO at a Venture Capital firm
  • And a lot more!

Full interview → Spotify | Soundcloud | Apple

Dave…


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Miguel Armaza sits down with Noah Kerner, CEO of Acorns, a mobile savings and investment platform that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars from PayPal, Bain Capital Ventures, DST Global, NBC, Comcast, Greycroft as well as a long list of Hollywood celebrities including The Rock and Jennifer Lopez.

Originally from New York City’s East Village, Noah is a 4-time entrepreneur who at one point DJ’ed for Jennifer Lopez, built a creative agency in his 20s, and is also a co-founder of the shareholder rights fintech startup Say.

We talked about

  • Noah’s eclectic background
  • Why he only pursues projects that make him come…

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As 2020 comes to a close, we bring you a special episode featuring our hosts, Miguel Armaza and Ryan Zauk.

Listen on Spotify | Apple | Soundcloud

You will finally get to hear from the hosts themselves as they share:

  • Major trends they’ve seen after interviewing over 100 FinTech leaders
  • Some funny anecdotes & growing pains
  • The hyper-growth of Wharton FinTech
  • Tips on turning a podcast into a rocketship
  • Sneak preview at what’s ahead for 2021

Thank you to all of our listeners for your incredible support during this memorable year. We have great plans for 2021 to keep bringing you insights on the companies, founders, investors, and trends shaping financial services.


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Call for Nominations for our first annual Top 10 Fintech Leaders list.

2020 was a challenging year, but it was also a year for Fintech to shine. We would like to recognize those leaders who rose to the occasion during COVID and helped make the world a better place. And we invite you to help us nominate them!

Who would you like to nominate as a Top Fintech Leader in 2020? Who inspired you?

Submit your nominations here — > http://bit.ly/3nJA2QU

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Miguel Armaza sits down with Rohit Arora, CEO and Co-Founder of Biz2Credit, a New York-based company that offers financing, research, and educational resources to small businesses. Rohit and his brother founded Biz2Credit in 2008 and in the last 13 yrs the firm has arranged $2B in funding and registered over 200,000 clients. They have also raised over $60M in equity and $300M in debt from investors including Westbridge Capital and Nexus Venture Partners. …


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Call for Nominations for our first annual Top 10 Fintech Leaders list!

2020 was a challenging year, but it was also a year for Fintech to shine. We would like to recognize those leaders who rose to the occasion during COVID and helped make the world a better place. And we invite you to help us nominate them!

Who would you like to nominate as a Top Fintech Leader in 2020? Who inspired you?

Submit your nominations by Dec 31, 2020 -> http://bit.ly/3nJA2QU

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Miguel Armaza sits down with Santiago Suarez, Co-Founder & CEO of Addi, the leading POS financing platform in Latin America, backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Foundation, Monashees, Quona, and Village Global. …


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Miguel Armaza sits down with Jan Bellens, Global Head of EY’s Banking & Capital Markets Group. In his role, Jan counsels banks in defining their strategies and supports their implementation with investments, acquisitions, and ambitious organic growth initiatives around the world. He has been supporting banks for the last two decades and has worked with clients in over 20 countries.

We talk about:

  • Jan’s professional journey and what led him to his current role
  • A few of the trends he’s seeing from banks across different regions
  • What the impact of COVID really means for banks
  • The challenges of managing an organization with 45k+…

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Miguel Armaza sits down with Henrique Dubugras, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Brex, a financial operating system for startups and growing companies, with services including a corporate card, cash management, and controls in a single account.

Originally from Brazil, Henrique built Pagar.me, a payments company, when he was only sixteen and in just three years grew it to process over $1.5 billion in processed transactions. Shortly thereafter, he co-founded Brex along with Pedro Franceschi.

Listen to the full interview → Spotify | Soundcloud | Apple

In this interview, we talk about

  • How he met his co-founder, Pedro, and their inspiration to launch…

About

Miguel Armaza

Co-President & Podcast Host of @WhartonFintech. MBA /MA Candidate at @Wharton / @LauderInstitute. Fintech investor and advisor. Previously @Citi & @MUFGAmericas

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