Special Episode – Breaking Payments Kick-Off

Payments are cool again. The renewed interest in payment technologies made us launch a new spin-off of Breaking Banks Europe focused on the payment ecosystem, “Breaking Payments”.
Today is the first edition of Breaking Payments hosted by Matteo Rizzi and four great guests: James Allum (Payoneer), Tamer El-Emary (Thunes), Keith Grose (Plaid) and James Booth (PPRO).
Payment is one of the pillars of our economies, innovations like real-time payments, according to our guest Tamer El-Emary, drive economic growth, create new opportunities for entrepreneurs and boost financial inclusion. That’s why we need to talk about payments.
We hope you’ll find this new point of view interesting and to enjoy this first episode

Connect with the guests!
Plaid: Keith Grose – https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithgrose/
PPRO: James Booth – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbooth87/
Payoneer: James Allum – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jallum/
Thunes: Tamer El-Emary – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamer-elemary/
Matteo Rizzi (host) – https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteorizzi/

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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