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 exactly where are the banks in Cyprus, how can we involve the regulator more in the work performed by the industry players and exactly how (providing solutions throughout the episode) to make sure we increase visibility on the local scene – hopefully in time for the upcoming Cyprus week in 2023.

Meet the guests!

Andreas Livadiotis – CEO & Founder, XValley Technologies / CEO, Cyprus Fintech Summit
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaslivadiotis/
Cyprus FinTech Summit: cyprusfintechsummit.com
XValley: xvalley.tech

Nikolas Xenofontos – Managing Director, Salvus Funds
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikolas-xenofontos/
Salvus Funds: salvusfunds.com

Vladimiros Spanos – Chief Operations Officer, Exclusive Capital
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladimiros-spanos-4046ba25/
Exclusive Capital: exclusivecapital.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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