Fintech Insider USA: New York Fintech Week (S1E1)

Episode 486 · May 15th, 2019 · 48 mins 53 secs

About this Episode

Welcome to this brand new show brought to you by 11:FS, Fintech Insider USA!

In this week's episode, Sam Maule is at Empire Startups’ New York Fintech Week Conference where he was invited to mingle with some of the brightest and the best from the New York fintech scene and was able to record some interviews with some of the top speakers of the conference!

We hope that you will enjoy these interviews, just as much as we have enjoyed recording them!

Our fantastic guests for today's episode are:

  • Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired Capital
  • Henrique Dubregas, CEO and founder of Brex
  • Rhian Horgan, CEO and Founder of Kindur
  • Mariquit Corcoran, MD at Barclays US

We kick off the episode by speaking to Alexa von Tobel about her entrepreneurial spirit, her new book Financially Forward and how having control over your wallet can help you take control over your life. Alexa also explains why being an entrepreneur is like being punched in the face every day (02.01).
Alexa's book Financially Forward is out and available on this link: https://www.amazon.com/Financially-Forward-Todays-Digital-Smarter-ebook/dp/B07GMSWGCG

Next up, we talk to Henrique Dubregas, CEO and founder of Brex who tells the story of how he built an online game at 12 years old, how starting a credit card company is actually quite complicated and how sometimes you just have to walk away (16.35).

Our next guest is Rhian Horgan, CEO and Founder of Kindur. Rhian talks about how the company are trying to help baby boomers with their retirement planning, an urgent matter as up to 10.000 baby boomers retire every day! Our last guest is Marquit Corcoran, MD at Barclays US. Sam and Marquit talk about the differences in the market between the US and the UK, how Barclays are hoping to be a household name in the US and the art of good communicational skills.

All this and so much more on today's show!

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.