The Other 50, Ep 6: March of the Pay’s

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2019 has been a whirlwind year for payments. Multiple mega deals were made and unlikely alliances between strange bedfellows have been forged. While we are still busy with plastics in the U.S., and finally enjoying the convenience of contactless payments, China has leapfrogged the world with their e-wallets ecosystem.

All across Asia, big technology giants, such as Alibaba and Tencent in China, Grab and Go Jek in Southeast Asia, and Line in Japan and Korean, super apps play an increasingly dominant role in consumers’ lives beyond payments to other banking services. Will we see the West copying the trend from the East?



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Tanya Andreasyan, MD & Editor-in-Chief, FinTech Futures @payments_geek

Tanya leads global cross-functional teams and deliver robust results through effective go-to-market strategies at Fiserv. She’s deeply committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion in the financial technology industry and her recent recognition include:

• Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions ( Wnet) Emerging Trendsetter for 2019
• Electronic Transaction Association’s (ETA) Forty Under 40 for 2019
• Money 20/20’s inaugural Rise Up program; class of 2018
• Co-founder of Women in Wireless, whose mission is to connect, inspire and empower the next generation of women thought leaders
• Member of the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions’ (Wnet) Advisory Board


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