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 apparent valuation decline, the general valuations fall trend and the future of BNPL; with Money2020 Europe came an incredibly immersive experience for its audience, and also for SWIFT? For the first time, the company made a presence at the event, proving the value of collaboration across the sector, and increasing the expectations for SIBOS 2022 this year in Amsterdam for the first time. And of course, #buythedip – with the non-stop fall of cryptocurrencies and even GAFAMs, is it possible to achieve healthy returns? What about the booming rise of African-based fintechs – such as Ghanian Fido with a new 30M$ round? Africa is non-stop breaking investment records. Is this trend to continue, and how is it possible to scale it up? This and much MUCH more in this month’s installment of “News From The FinTech Front”

Meet the guests:
Ali Paterson – Founder & Editor in Chief, FF News – Fintech Finance
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alipaterson1/

Darren Franks – Co-Founder, Fintech Association of South Africa / Founder & CEO, TalentintheCloud
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/

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/