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) currently at Bamboo Capital Partners). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTS – 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 fluent in 5 languages.

Episode 111: Breaking Leaders – Stani Kulechov & Matteo Rizzi

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Episode 107: Breaking Banks Europe – African TakeOver!

And when you least expected here is a new twist to the line-up, we bring you a special African Take-Over! so shine light on issues related to how money flows in the continent, reporting on different news, investment rounds, internal processes and advices from local industry leaders – Ntoudi (2D) Mouyelo, Paul-Harry Aithnard, and Eric…

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Episode 105: Breaking Impact: Focus on Francophone Africa

What makes francophone Africa such a specific region of the continent to conduct and grow innovation? With a vibrant startup ecosystem and growing access to investors, different entrepreneurs, institutions, and governments support and engage to enhance the growth of digital industries and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Get to know two stellar stakeholders in the region…

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Episode 103 – WebSummit Take Over: Portugal FinTech Update 2021

The WebSummit came and went, but we have several different “knowledge bites” to showcase in our podcast for the coming weeks, products of the exceptional stakeholder that were (or still are) in Portugal for this year’s edition of this incredible event. We start by providing some context – why exactly is Portugal relevant (with a…

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Episode 100: 2 Years of Breaking Banks Europe

Happy birthday is in order – and as we enter the not so “terrible two’s”, the entire host team gathers for this special episode – unmuted and unfiltered, on a reflection of their favorite episodes, the ones that need a follow-up and even revealing some line-up themes to the coming year. The #BBE “Magnificient Seven”…

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Episode 99: Money2020 Europe – Take Over Special (Part 3)

Wrapping up the week with a new episode of Breaking Banks Europe live from Amsterdam, where Matteo Rizzi infiltrated himself to the Thought Machine stand and got access to the biggest scoop live between Paul Taylor’s fintech and the JPMorgan Chase giant. Additionally, we sat down with the masterminds behind Radar Payments’ Founder & CEO…

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Episode 98: Money2020 – Take Over Special (Part 3)

Our Take Over is not over yet! For our second installment of this partnership – Matteo Rizzi unmuted the mic to a couple of industry trendsetters and industry shakers: Michael Kent (Azimo) and Pavel Matveev (Wirex) to tell us the stories behind their solutions and market opportunities – live from the MoneyPot booth at the…

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Episode 96: Money2020 – Take-Over Special

The doors are finally open and the vibe on site could not be more positive – it is another edition of Money2020 Europe, and the entire world has been waiting for longer than usual to see old friends, create new business ideas, and set the trends for the year to come in the financial services…

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Episode 95: AI Takes Over

AI is taking over! But fear not, at the wheel of this movement, we find some top key players in the field – to educate our audience on its termonology, current landscape, pandemic impact, the evolving roles and opportunities for the technology – either for entrepreneurs or large entreprises. This and more, in an engaging…

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Episode 94: Money2020 Special – Exclusive Sneak Peak

If you are an insider in this revolutionary industry, you already know it – but let us shout it out loud… Money2020 Europe is back! Breaking Banks Europe takes the lead into this exclusive sneak peek, led by our Executive Producer – Matteo Rizzi, and the event orchestrators Tracey Davies (President) and Scarlett Sieber (Chief…

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Episode 405: Driving Change Through Talent and Infrastructure

Matteo Rizzi, Executive Producer and co-host for Breaking Banks Europe talks with Neville Bourke from Futurus and Drew Graham, former Director of Digital Strategy for Barclays to explore the tensions between talent and infrastructure, and between corporate executives and entrepreneurs. From the corporate inclination to try to explain a future that is unexplainable, to how…

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Episode 93: Talent Infrastructure

Time to shake things up! This week, Matteo Rizzi takes us on the “Talent Revolution”, showcasing stories and strategies that two brilliant trailblazers on the space went through in their impressive careers both in the corporate space and as advisors for diverse projects in order to create some structure for retaining and attracting real measurable…

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