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Expert Lessons From Top FinTech VCs and Advisors

Over the last few of years, we have been fortunate to host some of the world’s most successful Fintech investors and advisors on the Wharton Fintech Podcast. We have curated a list of select episodes to help you better navigate the VC space. Hope you enjoy!

Anoushka Vaswani, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners discusses the sectors and trends she is most excited about in the FinTech space, gender diversity, and how to foster an inclusive environment in typically male-dominated industries.

Steve McLaughlin, Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner of FT Partners recounts his experience launching FT Partners in 2002, some of their early challenges, and why Steve believes we are only at the early innings of the Fintech revolution.

Nick Shalek, General Partner at Ribbit Capital illustrates the risks and opportunities that regulation presents for Fintech startups, the dynamics of the industry that help startups scale, and lessons for US-based startups from their international peers.

Amy Nauiokas, Founder and President of Anthemis Group discusses her investment philosophy and their rationale behind providing both investment and strategy capabilities under one roof.

Amias Gerety — Partner at QED Investors describes QED’s investment philosophy, dives into his experiences at the US Department of Treasury, and analyzes the US regulatory landscape for emerging FinTechs.

Andrew Robinson, Senior Advisor at Oak HC/FT talks about his foray into the insurance industry and shares his perspectives on the drivers of disruption within the space. He also offers valuable career advice.

Charles Birnbaum, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners recounts his journey into Venture Capital, the traits of successful FinTech entrepreneurs, and Bessemer’s approach to investing using industry roadmaps.



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Miguel Armaza

🎙Co-President/Podcast Host @WhartonFintech. Fintech investor @ Gilgamesh. 📚MBA/MA Candidate @Wharton/@LauderInstitute. Author of Fintech Leaders Newsletter✍️