Episode 221: Fintech4Good: “Digital Financial Inclusion as a distinct category of broader Financial Inclusion”

In this episode of “Fintech4Good,” hosted by Matteo Rizzi, Chris Lawrence from the Interledger Foundation joins the conversation on financial inclusion and digital innovation. Chris shares insights into his background in open tech and philanthropy, highlighting the foundation’s mission to promote open protocols for payments. The discussion covers projects in Latin America and Africa funded by the foundation, emphasizing grassroots initiatives and university partnerships aimed at upskilling digital talent. Chris underscores the significance of open source in driving innovation and invites listeners to engage with the foundation’s efforts to reimagine digital financial inclusion. Matteo and Chris conclude with a call to action for collaboration and exploration of future possibilities in the realm of fintech for social good.

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Connect with Chris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislarry/

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/