The Other 50, Ep 11: Ho Ho! Father Christmas comes to Fintech Town

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As we rolled out the previous episode discussing what we think lies ahead on Fintech landscape, we saw several ask from people on what they would like to see as well. So, Theo kickstarted a Twitter crowdsourcing attempt to get a Fintech wishlist. We then spent sometime discussing that on this week’s podcast. We start with Diversity as that was the biggest ask from Twitteratis. For instance, despite efforts across the ecosystem, we still see a massive difference in funding for women led startups. This is something we should see addressed soon. The other key ask was sustainable finance. We had highlighted this as a key area that would start seeing more and more focus in the last episode. Since then we have seen some big news with Mastercard investing into Doconomy and other climate conscious efforts from Fintechs. Fintech education was one key ask from the crowd. Theo and Brad feel there is a strong case for a proper course, where as Arun felt that with the quality of online content on Fintech, we only need Fintech education for specialists. These and more in today’s episode.



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.




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