Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Daniel Zakrisson, CEO at ICO is not a way to raise funds. It’s a way to start your network

Startupers should initially treat an ICO as a tool for growing their business rather than just raise funds. It is the opinion of Daniel Zakrisson, CEO at Startup Accelerator. In the interview, he shares his perspective on the blockchain industry development in Sweden and gives tips for startupers aiming to launch ICOs. Read the […]

Former Crypto Lawyer and ICO Advisor Julian Zegelman: Investing in ICOs Is a Risk on Dynamite

Julian Zegelman, a lawyer with many years of experience, has turned into a VC — he’s now a general partner at TMT Blockchain Fund, a venture capital fund investing in blockchain technology projects. But why did he end his legal career? Read the interview

Crypto Crime: The Steps Insurance Companies Are Taking To Prevent Cryptocurrency Theft

Jacqueline Quintal is the current managing director and financial institutions practice leader at Aon. She works with financial institutions to address exposures as well as tailor risk transfer and consulting solutions in management and professional liability, cyber, property, casualty, environmental, lender placed insurance, health and benefits, due diligence, transactional solutions, operational risk, talent and compensation. […]

Seed-stage investor Vaibhav Domkundwar on why a startup should raise money when they don’t need it

Vaibhav Domkundwar is a seed-stage investor with a growing portfolio of 25+ companies across software, fintech, healthcare, e-commerce and other sectors. His Better capital invests up to $150,000 in pre-seed, seed, and pre-series A startups in India and US markets. Read the interview

AlphaCode in drive to create pipeline of fintechs to invest in [Q&A]

Joburg based fintech accelerator AlphaCode aims to create a pipeline of fintech firms in which Rand Merchant Bank — which runs the programme — can invest in and grow, says the programme’s head Dominique Collett. Collett  told Ventureburn more about how AlphaCode came about, how businesses can apply to the Incubate programme and what the main […]

Why security testing is a core business value for FinTech

Financial institutions have been attractive hacking targets for many years, and this attention has not diminished with the addition of cloud and mobile technology. As information is more readily available to consumers, financial companies have only become more desirable to attackers. The stakes continue to grow as far greater losses and penalties have the ability […]

We would like to keep investing in emerging fintech companies in India: PayU

The digital payment services company PayU offers consumer credit through its deferred payment facility LazyPay, and is piloting Monedo, an instant loan product. Fortune India spoke to the company’s India CEO, Amrish Rau, who believes mobile wallets are dead, and says PayU wants to grow its credit business and invest in smaller companies. Read the interview

NZ fintech startup Invsta takes on Asia

New Zealand fintech startup Invsta is an online cryptocurrency platform that allows everyday people to easily invest in cryptocurrencies, and do it in a way that helps reduce some of the risk involved, and with a diversified approach. Invsta CEO and co-founder Rachel Strevens shares more about Invsta, its expansion plans in Asia, and her observations on […]

The battles for the future of fintech

The future of financial services will be decided in the back office and between major companies of the East and West. Digital technology has already ripped up and taped back together many industries but, until recently, the payments industry and financial markets dodged the major blows. Now these industries are racing to stay ahead as […]

Q&A: Raja Al Mazrouei on how Dubai’s FinTech Hive supports Islamic fintech and UAE’s changing economic landscape

At the end of June, FinTech Hive at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) closed applications for its second accelerator programme. FinTech Hive at DIFC is the Middle East and North Africa’s first fintech accelerator and it supports growth stage start-ups. FinTech Hive’s Executive Vice President, Raja Al Mazrouei, gives Salaam Gateway insight into how the programme […]