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2021 - Podcasts

IT WAS THE PFF 2021 PROGRAM

2021 Podcast series : 38 exclusive Fintech founders episodes

(re) Discover our 38 exclusive episodes of the 2021 PFF Podcast. Format is changing quite a lot in 2022, find more info here.
Jan 14th
12:00 pm CET - 12:40 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 1 - In conversation with Assaf Wand CEO of Hippo

Is it an insurtech, is it a unicorn, is it a hippo? It's all three! Having raised more than $700m, Hippo - which unlike, Lemonade, is firmly focused on homeowners...
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Assaf Wand
Hippo
Chairman
Jan 21st
12:00 pm CET - 12:55 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 2 - In conversation with Yoni Assia CEO of eToro

Is working in roller coasters not the perfect metaphor - and experience - for running an online trading platform? We think so! Yoni Assia, who leads social trading...
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Yoni Assia
Etoro
CEO
Jan 28th
12:00 pm CET - 12:55 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 3 - In conversation with Shachar Bialick CEO of Curve

They say bad things always come in threes. Shachar Bialik would no doubt agree. Brexit and COVID would ordinarily be enough on their own to floor many businesses. Throw...
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Shachar Bialick
Curve
CEO
Feb 4th
12:00 pm CET - 12:50 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 4 - In conversation with Philippe Gelis CEO of Kantox

Picture this: you've been beavering away for years on your fintech. Friends and family have chipped in. And now you've just raised your seed round of €1m. Everything is...
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Philippe Gelis
Kantox
CEO
Feb 11th
12:00 pm CET - 12:45 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 5 - In conversation with William Reese CEO of GoodLord

Serial entrepreneur William Reeve is CEO of lettings software platform Goodlord and Chairman of robo-advisor Nutmeg. He sold his first startup - Fletcher Research - to...
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William Reeve
Goodlord
CEO
Feb 18th
12:00 pm CET - 12:40 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 6 - In conversation with Claire Tomkins CEO of Future Family

They say founding a startup is like raising a child. After blowing more than $100,000 on her own fertility treatment, Claire Tomkins did both, alongside founding Future...
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Claire Tomkins
Future Family
CEO
Feb 25th
12:00 pm CET - 12:50 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 7 - In conversation with Giles Andrews Co-Founder of Zopa

With a passion for motor racing and cars Giles Andrews wasn’t always destined to found a fintech. And when he did, he almost crashed and burned. But under his...
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Giles Andrews
Zopa
Co-Founder
Mar 5th
12:00 pm CET - 12:50 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 8 - In conversation with Rob Straathof CEO of Liberis

Rob Straathof is CEO of Liberis, an alternative lender for SMEs, whose technology and data enable it to pre-approve businesses for loans. Of all the fintech founders...
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Rob Straathof
Liberis
CEO
Mar 12th
12:00 pm CET - 12:50 pm CET
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Podcast - Episode 9 - In conversation with Christian Wiens CEO of Getsafe

Forget glass ceilings, Christian Wiens had to break through glass doors - and be billed for them by his landlord - before being inspired to found his insurtech,...
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Christian Wiens
Getsafe
CEO
Mar 19th
8:00 am CET - 8:50 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 10 - In conversation with Jon Medved Founder & CEO of OurCrowd

Already well-known as the world’s biggest cheerleader for Israeli tech, Jon Medved set up OurCrowd in 2013 to enable retail investors to get the same kind of access to...
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Jon Medved
OurCrowd
CEO
Mar 26th
8:00 am CET - 8:50 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 11 - In conversation with Al Lukies, Founder & CEO of Pollinate

Running a fintech is apparently just as challenging as playing professional rugby. Al Lukies should know - he’s done both, though he only broke half the bones in his...
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Alastair Lukies
Pollinate
CEO
Apr 2nd
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 12 - In conversation with Husayn Kassai Co-Founder & CEO of Onfido

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Husayn Kassai
Onfido
Co-Founder
Apr 9th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 13 - In conversation with Victor Trokoudes, CEO of Plum

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Victor Trokoudes
Plum
CEO
Apr 30th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 14 - In conversation with Sten Saar, CEO of Zego

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Sten Saar
Zego
CEO
May 7th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 15 - In conversation with Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, CEO of Akoni

If you can switch financial assets, like stocks and pensions, super easily, why can’t you do the same with the bank that holds your cash? This germ of an idea prompted...
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Felicia Meyerowitz
Akoni
CEO
May 14th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 16 - In conversation with Georg Ludviksson, CEO of Meniga

Georg Ludviksson was once Iceland’s top mathlete and creator of a Tomb-Raider-topping video game. But it took the global financial crisis to help turn his fintech,...
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Georg Ludviksson
Meniga
CEO
May 21st
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 17 - In conversation with Levi King, Executive Chairman of Nav

Farmer. Missionary. Electric sign salesman. Hotelier. And most importantly - for our purposes, at least - founder of not one, but TWO successful fintechs. First came...
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Levi King
Nav
Executive Chairman
May 28th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 18 - In conversation with Samantha seaton, CEO of Moneyhub

Sam Seaton was an eventing champion. She flew around the world with her horse in the hold. But after failing to make the Sydney Olympics team, and realising the demands...
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Samantha Seaton
Moneyhub
CEO
Jun 11th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 19 - In conversation with Anand Sabasivan , CEO of Primary Bid

Born in Bombay, and raised in Singapore, Anand Sambasivan was destined to be a doctor - till it turned out he wasn’t very good at medicine. He went into investment...
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Anand Sambasivan
PrimaryBid
CEO
Jun 18th
8:00 am CEST - 8:45 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 20 - In conversation with Nick Bortot , Founder of Bux

When he was fired by Citi in 1999, a young Nick Bortot received some friendly advice from his soon-to-be ex-boss: don���t get another job in finance. Yet that’s just...
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Nick Bortot
Bux
Founder
Jun 25th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 21 - In conversation with Juliette Delanoe, Co-Founder Ubble

A lunch, an idea and a co-founder she trusted were all it took for Juliette Delanoe to leave her job at Thales to create Ubble, a (for now) French-focused, web-based...
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Juliette Delanoe
Ubble
Co-founder
Jul 9th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 22 - In conversation with Anthony Beilin, Founder & CEO Collective Benefits

A back injury - possibly caused by some overexuberant dancing at a wedding - put Anthony Beilin out of action for six months. Luckily, he worked full-time, at Aviva....
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Anthony Beilin
Collective Benefits
CEO
Jul 16th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 23 - In conversation with Tamaz Georgadze Co-Founder & CEO of Raisin

Tamaz Georgadze was a chess prodigy who survived civil war and hyperinflation. He finished school aged 12, and completed his masters three years later. He moved to...
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Tamaz Georgadze
Raisin
CEO
Jul 30th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 24 - In conversation with Nigel Verdon Co-Founder & CEO of Railsbank

Entrepreneurs often describe multiple existential challenges hitting them at the same time as “a perfect storm”. But Nigel Verdon, CEO of banking-as-a-service platform,...
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Nigel Verdon
Railsbank
CEO
Sep 3rd
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 25 - In conversation with Nicolas Meric CEO of DreamQuark

How Nicolas Meric made the leap from particle physics to fintech, and the challenges he faced along the way with Dreamquark.
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Nicolas Meric
DreamQuark
CEO
Sep 10th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 26 - In conversation with Ricky Knox, Co-founder Tandem

His grandfather founded the Cincinnati Bengals American Football team. Ricky Knox co-founded Tandem (along with 10,000 other people - kind of), while almost striking...
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Ricky Knox
Tandem
Founder
Sep 17th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 27 - In conversation with Nimrod Lehavi, CEO Simplex

How Nimrod Lehavi turned his frustrating experience of buying crypto into Simplex, and why it was anything but simple.
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Nimrod Lehavi
Simplex
CEO
Sep 24th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 28 - In conversation with Joakim Sjöblom, CEO Minna Technology

Joakim Sjöblom founded Minna Technology to stop people wasting money on subscriptions they no longer want - but seeing his first company fail, and losing money in the...
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Joakim Sjöblom
Minna Technology
CEO
Oct 1st
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 29 - In conversation with Ali Niknam CEO of Bunq

How Ali Niknam went all in with more than 100 million euros ($125m) of his OWN money to create an eco-friendly neobank called Bunq (now valued at nearly $2b), and why...
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Ali Niknam
Bunq
CEO
Oct 8th
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 30 - In conversation with Christer Holloman, Founder of Divido

The buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) space is on fire right now - just look at Klarna’s latest funding round, valuing the fintech in excess of $45b, or the $29b Square paid for...
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Christer Holloman
Divido
Founder
Oct 22nd
8:00 am CEST - 9:00 am CEST
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Podcast - Episode 31 - In conversation with Christoph Rieche, CEO of iWoca

When Christoph Rieche told colleagues at Goldman Sachs he was leaving to set up iWoca, some of them thought he was crazy. Others were jealous. Ten years later, the...
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Christoph Rieche
iwoca
CEO
Nov 5th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 32 - In conversation with Radoslav Albrecht, CEO of Bitbond

Aged 14, Radko Albrecht, was one of Germany’s top figure skaters. A child of Slovakian refugees, he was on track to become an Olympian, something that would have...
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Radoslav Albrecht
Bitbond
CEO
Nov 12th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 33 - In conversation with Chris Bartz, CEO of Elinvar

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Chris Bartz
Elinvar
CEO
Nov 19th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 34 - In conversation with Olivier Jaillon, CEO of Wakam

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Olivier Jaillon
Wakam
CEO
Dec 17th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 37 - In conversation with Joan Burkovic, CEO of Bridge by Bankin'

In its early days, banks tried to block Bankin’. Some set up call centres, warning customers of the danger of using the personal finance app, and encouraging them not...
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Joan Burkovic
Bridge Powered by Bankin'
CEO
Dec 10th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 36 - In conversation with Miriam Wohlfarth, Founder of Banxware

Some people thought launching a fintech during a pandemic was crazy. Then Banxware - a Germany-based, white-labelled SME lending platform - saw its banking partner,...
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Miriam Wohlfarth
Banxware
Founder
Nov 26th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 35 - In conversation with Yoshi Yokokawa, CEO of Alpaca

How Yoshi Yokokawa is enabling the world to have Robinhood-style access to financial markets and crypto, and why the Alpaca co-founder & CEO feels the furry camel...
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Yoshi Yokokawa
Alpaca
CEO
Dec 24th
8:00 am CET - 9:00 am CET
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Podcast - Episode 38 - In conversation with Freddy Kelly, CEO of Credit Kudos

When he got his first taste of startup life, in San Francisco, freshly-graduated Freddy Kelly did a few months at culinary school on the side. Little did he know that...
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Freddy Kelly
Credit Kudos
CEO