FinTech Capital Raising- Learning from the Leaders

October 31, 2013
Hosted by Brett King

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According to CB Insights, there was more venture and private-equity investment in New York’s Financial Technology (or FinTech) sector in the first half of 2013 than in all of 2012, which was the biggest year on recent record. On a global basis, annual venture investment in the fintech sector has nearly tripled since 2008, with more than $9 billion invested over the last five years. What does it take to raise money if you are an entrepreneur or start-up in this incredibly dynamic space? Who are the key players, and what are they looking for before ponying up with investment dollars? This week we speak to three global leaders in FinTech investment. Matt Harris from Bain Capital Ventures, Micky Malka the MD of Ribbit Capital and Sean Park, one of the founders of the Anthemis Group. They’re going to be talking about the companies they’ve invested in, what’s hot right now and what it takes for start-ups to break out of the pack.

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Brett King

Brett King

Brett King is a three times bestselling author, well-known futurist and speaker, and founder of a breakout new retail banking and lifestyle concept "Moven.” King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 "coolest brands in banking.” King has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker, Wired magazine and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger on Huffington Post.

King initially achieved recognition for his bestselling book BANK 2.0, which received widespread industry acclaim and topped category lists in the UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, France Russia and Asia. 'Branch Today, Gone Tomorrow' - King's second book achieved bestseller status in its first week on Amazon. His current book BANK 3.0 is currently topping the charts in the US, UK, China, Canada, Germany, Japan and France and has been published in English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean, Russian and Polish to-date. He is widely considered the foremost global expert on retail banking innovation today.

As an industry thought leader, King has delivered keynotes at conferences in more than 40 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, and Oracle. He has served as an international judge for The Asian Banker Retail Banking Excellence Awards, the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Middle East Business Achievement and Retail Banking Awards.

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