Archive for February, 2016

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Farida Bedwei

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer at Logiciel Ghana @fbedwei  |  LinkedIn Profile How did you come up with the idea for Logiciel? Logiciel is a software company focused on building financial solutions with the aim of promoting inclusion amongst the unbanked informal sector.  Whilst working for a microfinance company, I realized there was no affordable banking solution, which fitted the requirements of the institution. They were using an expensive standalone foreign solution, which was designed…

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Miranda Brawn Esq

Co-Founder at Color in Tech London, United Kingdom @brawnm  |  LinkedIn Profile  |  FaceBook  | www.mirandabrawn.com You studied your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Business School. What prompted you to then shift to study law?  My childhood goal was to be a lawyer. After entering the investment banking industry at the age of 18 years, I found that my passion for the law was reignited when I was negotiating legal agreements for an investment bank. Hence, I went…

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Nadja van der Veer

Co-founder at PaymentCounsel Amsterdam, Netherlands LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of PaymentCounsel? PaymentCounsel is an initiative I started with a former colleague. We are experienced and passionate Payments lawyers, who provide legal assistance to Payment and e-Commerce industry players that are challenged by the legal requirements of a rather complex regulatory framework. Many of these have come across lawyers who don’t have in-depth knowledge of this particular industry or they have been assisted…

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Leda Glyptis PhD

Director at Sapient Global Markets London, United Kingdom @LedaGlyptis  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of your role at Sapient? I work within our transformation and strategy capability, working with organisations embarking on their journey of digital transformation to unlock customer value.  How did the experience of growing up in Athens shape your career choices? Athens in the 80s & 90s was a bubble. It was new then and gone now but,…

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It’s the world I want to live in

Demographically, I am about as “mainstream majority” as they come. I am a Caucasian, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant male who worked most of his career in the banking industry. An upper-middle class suburbanite heterosexual American to boot. No one would use the word “activist” to describe me. I’m apolitical to a fault, and I don’t talk about much of anything publicly that isn’t directly related to innovation, strategy and leadership in fintech and financial services. So why…

FemTech. FinTech. HumanTech.

FemTech. FinTech. HumanTech

Seriously. In a week when we all discussed at great length the deeper meaning of the stubbornly unaltered statistics indicating that there are still very few women in both Fin and Tech, it was good to attend an event specifically targeting women in FinTech that felt like the world may feel when access and imagination are not an issue. Statistics are lagging indicators. I don’t mean to be Captain Obvious here, but we can’t escape…

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Shaloo Kulkarni

Managing Partner at Syntheo Ventures Director – Global Innovation at Santander London, United Kingdom @ShalooKulkarni  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of your role at Banco Santander. We are living in a very exciting time for the financial services industry and Santander is a leading global challenger bank, playing a defining role in the in the FinTech space. I rejoined Santander from Citibank last year to perform a dual role- Managing Partner of Syntheo Ventures,…

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Elizabeth (Ploshay) McCauley

  Global Business Development Head at Coinsecure Washington, D.C. @etmccauley  |  LinkedIn Profile You studied political science and began your career in DC.  What sparked your interest in bitcoin? I received my undergrad degree in political science from Wheaton College in IL. Soon after graduating, I started working on Capitol Hill for a member of congress. I had the privilege of handling middle eastern policy issues and have always had a personal interest in the…

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Christina Kehl

Co-founder at Knip AG Zürich, Switzerland @extrablatt  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of Knip? Knip is a fintech startup based in Zurich, Switzerland which I co-founded with Dennis Just in 2013. Knip manages all your insurances policies in an app,  also offering personal advice on your portfolio and making sure you are always properly insured. We were one of the first insurtech startups globally in 2013 and closed our Series B round …

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London FemTech Meetup

London was a dream. Or so I thought, but I woke up the morning after our inaugural London FemTechLeaders meetup with message after message from the women and men who attended, confirming that the evening had, in fact, not been a dream. Those bruises from my repeated pinches to myself the prior evening were proof to how real the night had been. Lloyds Digital Hub warmly welcomed us, their support underscored by Digital Director Miguel-Ángel…