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 – based on what best practices? Does it work the same for all markets? This show is hosted by #BBE Executive Producer, Matteo Rizzi, together with Bogdan Dinu, Laura McCracken, Michael Callas, and Eloine Barry.

Meet the guests:
Bodgan Dinu – Chief Produc Officer, Thunes
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bogdan-dinu-ro/
https://www.thunes.com/

Eloïne Barry – CEO, African Media Agency
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elo%C3%AFne-barry-she-her-82390a2/
https://africanmediaagency.com/

Michael Callas – SVP, Head of ElloU, Talenthouse
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallas/
https://eu.ellou.com/

Laura McCraken – MD, eCommerce & Payments – Global Industry Lead, Accenture
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauramccracken/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-commerce-west-meet-east-laura-mccracken/
https://www.accenture.com/

This show is brought to you by Thunes – a B2B company that powers payments for the world’s fastest-growing businesses, and in the fastest-growing markets. Thunes has built a Payment Network that focuses on the emerging markets and alternative payment methods, which helps customers solve payment challenges that other companies can not solve. Thunes Network currently covers 127 countries worldwide and offers 300+ payment methods. With a single API integration, your business and customers can send or accept payments in every corner of the world. For more information on Thunes solutions, visit www.thunes.com

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 Group.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 fluent in 5 languages.
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