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 35: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – The new frontiers of AI & Privacy

Experts say that AI could transform the world in the same way that electricity has done. However, just like electricity, while AI promises a vast range of applications and benefit to the European consumer, this AI does not come without its costs and risks. Modern AI techniques such as deep learning are extremely data hungry…

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Episode 34: Ecosystem Zoom In: The French Case (5)

The Ecosystem Zoom In landed in France and this time, we invited not other than the Chief Innovation Officer of Société Generale – Claire Calmejane, leader in one of the largest European multinational investment banks, to introducing us to the ecosystem, and following up with an all-star panel of guests: Alain Clot – President of…

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Episode 33: Breaking Impact – PropTech

Breaking Impact brings you all about “PropTech”, a theme adjacent to fintech and developing steadily in the past years that is now is one of the sectors that has been impacted quite strongly by the crisis. In this episode, we will explore the concerns, the trends and the opportunities of this vertical together with‘s “Tech…

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Episode 32: BBE Outside In: Latin America

BBE’s “Outside In” crossed the Atlantic once again, this time to understand and contrast the Latin American and European ecosystems, through the voices of Andres Fontao, Managing Partner of Finnovista the impact organization that empowers Fintech ecosystems in Latin America and Spain. Furthermore, we interview Gerrit Glass, Head of Banking of Nomad – the first…

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Episode 31: Where Does the Money Go? – Corporate Venture Capital – The Challenges of Strategic Investing

This “Where Does The Money Go?” episode has a specific very relevant focus for Corporate Venture Capital and we bring you two very complementary and very compelling views from power companies in the field, exploring how they are tackling their strategies to help the startups they are boosting and of course the entreprises that supports…

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Episode 26: Breaking Impact: African Emerging Markets

We cannot talk about Impact, without mentioning the efforts and conquests of the evolving African innovation ecosystems. Hence, the first sample of interviews, enravelling UX Information Technologies (Mozambique) and CLIC (Uganda) – will take into a introductory understanding on how things work in these countries and what is there more to push ahead. Hosted by…

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Episode 24: BBE Outside In – US

Introducing Breaking Banks Europe’s new series: BBE OUTSIDE IN, a space for the voices of European distinguished entrepreneurs, executives, and investors to enlighten on their perspective of the European scene from the outside. Each episode will focus on a specific country or region, and today we bring you to the US – with guests from…

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Episode 21: News from the FinTech Front

On this Special Episode of Breaking Banks Europe we bring you the first installment of the segment “News from The FinTech Front”, a collaborative effort to debate, resume and update the audience on different country perspectives regarding the current state of things during this crisis for the financial services sector and fintech in specific; given…

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Episode 19: Ecosystem Zoom In: Luxembourg

In this new series episode of Ecosystem Zoom In, we land in the innovative central European country of Luxembourg. And who better than Nasir Zubairi to introduces to this ecosystem – being a pioneer himself, and the CEO of The LhOFT – The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. He opens the doors to understanding how…

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Episode 17: Ecosystem Zoom In Series: The Portuguese Case

Episode 17 is the second in our Ecosystem Zoom In Series – this time showcasing the Portuguese case, it’s rise and intensity within the European scheme. João Freire de Andrade is one of its biggest motors of this evolution and joins us to talk all about fintech in Portugal and its change of mentality that…

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Episode 15: Ecosystem Zoom in Series: The Italian Case

In this episode, BBE doubles-down on the Italian ecosystem one that has lagged behind the European “big shots” for a while but has been picking up quite some speed and is developing its very own breed of Fintech. Demetrio Migliorati from Mediolanum Bank explained to us how their blockchain project with R3’s Corda is an…

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Episode 11: The new landscapes of InsurTech

Summary:The new landscapes of Insurtech.We are excited to welcome Scott Walchek, CEO and Founder of TROV, one of the leading companies in the insurance B2B space, and Pascal Bouvier, seasoned investor now Partner in Middlegame Ventures in this episode.The rapidly evolving dynamics of technology applied to insurance space, how TROV pivoted from B2C to B2B…

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