Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of "The FinTech Revolution" and "Talents & Rebels" and is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter: Website: Instagram: Linkedln: Provoke:

Episode 209: Fintech4Good – Carbon Accounting 101

Breaking Carbon presents an illuminating episode, “Carbon Accounting 101,” featuring host Matteo Rizzi and Dr. Alexander Schmidt, Head of Science, Sustainability, and Climate Research at Matteo and Alex immediately clicked for the live coverage of Nordic FinTech Week and promised to turn it into a fully-fledged episode for our audience. The discussion revolved around as a…

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Episode 205: News From The FinTech Front (November 2023)

It’s time for some “News From the Fintech Front”, and what a November it was! Together with host Matteo Rizzi alongside esteemed guests Jas Shah and Helen Yu, the conversation traverses the buzzing fintech sphere, exploring rumors (or not so much of a rumor?) of Alphabet Inc.’s potential investment in Monzo and the unwinding of…

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Special Episode: Singapore Fintech Festival – Take Over

Embark on a fintech journey with Breaking Banks Europe’s exclusive live coverage of the Singapore Fintech Festival, presented by executive producer Matteo Rizzi. Proudly championing this premier global event, the episode unfolds with insightful interviews at the Singapore Expo. In a captivating 44-minute special, Matteo engages with Kosta Peric, Deputy Director of Financial Services for…

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Episode 200: Celebrating 4 Years of Breaking Banks Europe

MILESTONE ALERT! We’ve hit a landmark – the 200th episode of #BBE is here!  Join us in celebrating this incredible 4 year-long journey of fintech innovation, where we’ve explored the latest trends, interviewed thought leaders, and delved into the future of financial services. Thank you to our amazing hosts, guests, partners, FTS Group and Media producers, and most importantly, our loyal listeners for…

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Special Episode: Milan Fintech Summit – Take Over

Breaking Banks Europe’s live coverage episode at the Milan Fintech Summit 2023 was a riveting affair. Hosted by the accomplished Matteo Castelnuovo, it featured a distinguished guest lineup. Ferdinando Ametrano unveiled the intricacies of digital currencies, while Luisa Todini brought a touch of sophistication to the financial world. Laura Verguts shared insights at the intersection…

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Episode 194 – Ecosystem Zoom-In: The Danish Case

Join us on a captivating journey through the heart of Nordic innovation in the world of finance! In this episode, we dive deep into the Danish fintech ecosystem with two visionary leaders. Thomas Krogh Jensen, the nordics very number one thought leader and CEO of Copenhagen FinTech, and Ken Villum Klausen, the trailblazing Founder and…

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Episode 189: Disruption Stories: Generative AI for Investments

Discover the future of investing with generative AI in the episode of Disruption Stories by BBE! Unveiling its revolutionary potential, we delve into , a New York-based company at the forefront. Explore how generative AI reshapes investment strategies, making them smarter and more accessible. From predictive insights to risk assessment, this innovation propels the investment landscape…

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Episode 183: Inclusive Fintech Forum – Take Over

Welcome to the biggest stage of the Global South, the Inclusive Fintech Forum – the inaugural event that promotes action through storytelling and powerful discussions in the city of Kigali (Rwanda). Breaking Banks Europe took the lead as its official podcast partner and interviewed two of the most incredible speakers – the pioneer and orchestrator…

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Episode 176: Ecosystem Zoom In – The Cape Verdean Case

Zooming-in! Were you expecting another European focused discussion? Time to spin it and turn to the African continent, where Matteo Rizzi brings to the #BBE stage non-other than ecosystem driver Milton Cabral, accompanied by non other than Secretary of State for Digital Economy at Government of Cabo Verde – Pedro Lopes. An unmissable episode on…

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Episode 173: Inclusive Fintech Forum – Exclusive Sneak Peek

This sneak peek takes you on a journey between the two great purposes of Elevandi and Rwanda Finance to build the Inclusive Fintech Forum – pushing Kigali as the main catalystfor fintech in Africa, its favorable environment – the topics, speakers and different sessions in store at this incredible inaugural event.GET YOUR TICKET!” at 20%…

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Episode 171: Why Crypto is Essential in Driving the Banks Revenue

The spotlight is full-on BITPANDA, everyone’s favorite 24/7 trading platform. And we really mean everyone’s! Integrated with Lydia, Plum, N26, Hype; partners with VISA, Fabrick, and Mambu – Bitpanda is a one-stop-shop for cryptocurrency exchange, commodities and securities trading, and ETFs; offering more than 2500 assets in five categories. But why are you still reading…

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Episode 166: MONEY UNDER 20: How GenZ Thinks About Money$”

Guess what – yesterday’s teens are tomorrow’s consumers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders, and the way they consume financial literacy and THINK ABOUT MONEY, is not exactly how previous generations did. This is why Breaking Banks Europe is proud to introduce MONEY UNDER 20 – an exclusive new series that is dedicating time to explore the behaviour…

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