Episode 205: News From The FinTech Front (November 2023)

It’s time for some “News From the Fintech Front”, and what a November it was! Together with host Matteo Rizzi alongside esteemed guests Jas Shah and Helen Yu, the conversation traverses the buzzing fintech sphere, exploring rumors (or not so much of a rumor?) of Alphabet Inc.’s potential investment in Monzo and the unwinding of Apple’s partnership with Goldman Sachs for its credit card. The dialogue expands to discuss Intuit’s decision to shut down its popular Mint budgeting tool, sparking reflections on the broader landscape of Personal Finance Management (PFM). The hosts dissect Binance’s CZ and SBF trials, pondering the future of crypto amidst rising trends and the importance of trust. The episode takes a closer look at the UK Government’s ambitious smart data expansion, questioning the magnitude of its impact. The episode also touches on the OpenAI Saga, emphasizing the importance of a savvy board in navigating pivotal moments. To cap off this engaging episode, Matteo draws an analogy between the unfolding events and the real-world entrepreneurship dynamics, linking the drama to HBO Max’s “Silicon Valley (2014).”

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Independent Fintech Consultant and Advisor

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CEO of Tigon Advisory Corp; Fintech Board Director

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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/