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 227: Fintech4Good – Diversity and Gender Equality in Business at G20

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Episode 224: Paris Blockchain Week – Take Over

Matteo Rizzi representing Breaking Banks Europe at the Paris Blockchain Week, interviews Zoltan Rendes, Co-owner/Chief Marketing Officer at Sunmoney Solar Group. Zoltan discusses Sunmoney’s transition to tokenizing its assets and the benefits of blockchain technology for sustainable investing. He highlights the company’s commitment to profitability and environmental conservation, emphasizing initiatives such as tire recycling and…

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Episode 221: Fintech4Good: “Digital Financial Inclusion as a distinct category of broader Financial Inclusion”

In this episode of “Fintech4Good,” hosted by Matteo Rizzi, Chris Lawrence from the Interledger Foundation joins the conversation on financial inclusion and digital innovation. Chris shares insights into his background in open tech and philanthropy, highlighting the foundation’s mission to promote open protocols for payments. The discussion covers projects in Latin America and Africa funded…

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Episode 218: Ecosystem Zoom-In: The British Case

In this episode of #BBE’s Ecosystem Zoom-In series, we finally reflect on The British Case. Coinciding the podcast’s inception and the historic Brexit event four years ago, this fascinating nation finally takes the spotlight of our show. Janine Hirt, current CEO of Innovate Finance, joins to discuss how Britain has risen to prominence as a…

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Episode 217: Ecosystem Zoom-In – The Polish Case

In Episode 217, Matteo delves into Poland’s dynamic FinTech landscape with Piotr Brewiński, Co-Founder of FinTech Poland, and Dariusz Mazurkiewicz, CEO of BLIK Polish Payment Standard. They dissect the country’s financial technology sector, exploring its evolution, regulatory framework, and technological advancements. Brewiński sheds light on emerging trends and collaborative initiatives propelling the industry forward, while…

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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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