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 155: WebSummit Take Over – Part 3

The last segment for the WebSummit Take Over is here and we bring two industry giants – straight from Paris to the #BBE hot physical seat, this time in Lisbon. Didier Lallemand (Treezor) is in the show for the first time and brings the familiar voice of Claire Calmejane for this special episode.  Connect with…

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Episode 154: WebSummit Take Over – Part 2

It comes as no surprise that we have another incredible taking over our podcast, but this year with a focus on African communities. On one end, the incredible Anie Akpe and AWIT provide high-quality small business education and relevant comprehensive assistance to the African Diaspora Community, and furthermore Zach Bijesse and PayHippo – whose mission…

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Episode 152: Breaking Payments: Fast ride across the payments landscape

Catch up with Jean Christian Mies (PPRO) & Matteo Rizzi as they talk about HOT topics from how to succeed in LATAM, what payment Orchestration means, or how many languages both really speak fluently. Connect with Jean:General Manager Americas | Member of the Executive Team, PPROLinkedln – This episode was powered by PPROPPRO globalizes payment…

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Episode 151: SIBOS Take Over (Part 2)

One last small bite from our last appearance at the incredible RAI Amsterdam – this time with SIBOS 22, the excellence showcase by Swift dedicated to connecting the global financial services industry.In this installment, we proudly introduce two fantastic stakeholders who themselves are true trailblazers for the industry with a combined +50 years experience in…

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Episode 150: Breaking Payments: Next Stage of Growth for SMBs

Make some room for this fantastic episode – where we will be discussing “mergers and acquisitions” together with Olympian Tosin Oke (Payoneer) and Louis Clement (TapNation) to this conversation led by Executive Director – Matteo Rizzi, to the much-anticipated episode 150. Be honest – when you think of the topic, the first thing that comes…

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Episode 149: SIBOS Take Over (Part 1)

Here it is, our Take Over of SIBOS 22 has given us fantastic content – and we are kicking it off with two incredible interviews with Tom Zschach (Swift) and Richard Neve (Cognito). Thank you once again for taking the hot seat at the Breaking Banks Europe Live Interviews installments in Amsterdam. Connect with the…

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Episode 148: News From The FinTech Front – Live @ SIBOS 22

(Spoiler alert: this episode contains Kim Kardashian commentary!) The suits were back! #SIBOS is in Europe – Amsterdam in specific, and the fintech front was more united than ever. Nobody was pretending the big hiatus wasn’t there and hence the reunion feeling was stronger than ever. The goodies were less, no more Deutsch Bank toy…

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Episode 147: SIBOS 22 – Exclusive Sneak Peek

This one requires no introduction – SIBOS is back, the dominant conference of the industry since ’78 and 8 stages, and #BBE will be live at the venue interviewing the industry leaders building the landscape of innovation. But first, what can you expect from the conference after this digital hiatus? How will SIBOS break through…

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Episode 146: Personal Finance Management & Green Services

In the past decade, global green financing increased to $540 billion in 2021 from $5.2 billion in 2012 – a huge jump in saving the planet? Definitely! But how can users see the impact of such investment? How can we ensure it? What is “green” and what is just “greenwashing”? Let’s take a deep dive…

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Episode 143: Ecosystem Zoom In – The Cypriot Case

Secluded golden sand beaches extended through the Mediterranean sea with an average of 320 sunny days, plus … a fintech ecosystem? That’s right, after the big success of the Cyprus FinTech Summit, the team invited Andreas Livadiotis – THE local fintech mogul, to help us find some fantastic guests to join us and tell us…

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Episode 141: From Corporate to Entrepreneurship Life

It’s story time! A story of many, brave individuals that decided to launch new initiatives, leave the often big comfort of the corporate path, and create something new. This is often a moment for extreme personal introspection for a professional, and we started thinking – what factors make someone jump out of the golden cage?…

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Episode 140: Let’s Talk Culture

Culture, culture, culture – such a buzzword in organizations these days, and especially an essential part of what is now considered a successful workplace. So let’s bring us back to basics: what is this, why is it a thing, and since when? How does it evolve and can one even stop a problem? Listen –…

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