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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 FTSGroup.eu) - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org 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:https://twitter.com/matteorizzi Website: https://matteorizzi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matteorizziofficial Linkedln:https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteorizzi/ Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/matteo/

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 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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Episode 137: The Crypto Crash: #BuyTheDip

No more avoiding the topic, let us face the crypto crisis and discuss it, provide examples, best (and worst) cases, some anecdotes and advise from non-other than our Executive Producer’s crypto & blockchain life guru – Roberto Capodieci, returning to the show to bring us back to the basics and explain how to look out…

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Episode 135: News from The FinTech Front – June Edition

June came and went bringing with it some pretty spectacular noteworthy news, that our show is ready to comment!Matteo Rizzi invited previous #NFF host himself Ali Paterson, and got Darren Franks to connect from Cape Town to help us with a more global perspective. Klarna’s new deal valuing brought up some questions on the company’s…

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Episode 134: Société Generale Takes Over: M2020 Europe

Before we wrap up the content created at the incredible Money2020 Europe experience, we bring you two interviews recorded live from the Société Generale Group booth, in the epicenter of the venue – where between familiar faces of the podcast, we found Damien Fontanille (Forge) and Cédric Sahut (Moonshot Insurance) ready to tell us more…

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Episode 133 – M2020 Europe – Take Over 3

The MoneyPot booth at Money 2020 Europe was on fire and today we are releasing three fantastic interviews hosted by executive producer Matteo Rizzi.Starting with Brad Goodall the incredible serial entrepreneur behind the founding of Banked, also acting as CEO; then the dynamic duo behind Griffin: Allen Rohner (Co-Founder and CTO) and Adam Moulson (CCO…

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Episode 130: Breaking Payments – The Monetization of Social Media

This Breaking Payments is powered by Thunes and is here to deep dive into the Creator Economy, a phenomenon that is more and more coming into the spotlight lately. But what exactly is it? What are the main tools and platforms? How do you monetize passion? How do you find the right payment provider –…

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Episode 127 – Unconventional Saving Products

The “Unconventional Saving Products” episode is here! As the industry has been attentively exploring different segments for investments, and it has been said, these days the safest can really be considered “cash and commodities” … guess what #BBE brings you? Just that!First, we were thrilled to invite Ingrid Brodin and listen to her passion as…

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Episode 124: Cross Border Payments: Revolut, Visa & Currencycloud

“Brace yourself cause this episode has all the potential to create a completely new perspective on how you perceive “Cross Border Payments” – Currencycloud is powering this incredible discussion, giving the hosting responsibility to #BBE’s Executive Producer – Matteo Rizzi, in a conversation together with Richard Arundel (Currencycloud), Terry Angelos (VISA) and Hugh Kingdon (Revolut)….

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