410. After Dark 11 - Four fintech debates and a rant bucket

Episode 587 · March 20th, 2020 · 1 hr 8 mins

About this Episode

Recorded live in London, David Brear, Simon Taylor, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski all take the stage for After Dark 11. For our 11th instalment, we brought back all our favourite parts of our shows - news, insights and some fun and games!

After reminiscing about their favourite After Dark moments, David kicks off the debates with a news story about the continuing BCR saga as it turns out free money might come with consequences after all. (08:00) Handing over to Sarah, the next lively discussion was all about product-market fit. Following the news of N26 leaving the UK and JPMorgan Chase wanting to move in, what does product-market fit look like? (18:23)

Shaking things up a bit at half time, we brought back the Rant Bucket - a game first premiered at After Dark Atlanta. Each host pulls a topic out of a bowl and then has 1 min to give their best rant about the topic. (28:08)

Returning to our energetic debate, Simon takes the lead on a story about investment app outages and asks the question of whether the democratisation of investment is the right thing to do. (43:57) Rounding out the night, Leda talks numbers. Funding rounds and fintech valuations - but what does it all mean? (55:16) Tune in to this episode to find out!

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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