526. News: A great time to be a fintech investor

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526. News: A great time to be a fintech investor

David Brear and Melissa Stringer are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Fintech logging a record breaking Q1 of 2021 for VC investment globally, Q2 carrying on in a similar way as Wealthsimple raise C$750M and Vivid Money raise $75M and Sotheby’s now accepting bitcoin to buy a Banksy!

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Melissa Stringer, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include:

  • Livia Benisty, Global Head of Business AML at Banking Circle
  • Natasha Jones, Early Stage investor at Octopus Ventures

We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:

  • Fintech logs a record breaking Q1 of 2021 for VC investment globally 03:01
  • Wealthsimple raises C$750M 18:26
  • HSBC's Voice ID prevents £249 million of attempted fraud 30:05
  • Vivid Money raises $73M to build a European financial Super App 40:54
  • $4.3 billion fintech darling Marqeta is planning an IPO as early as June 47:12
  • Controversial fintech Lanistar scores FCA approval 49:16
  • Bitcoin is coming to hundreds of U.S. banks this year, says crypto custody firm NYDIG 51:16
  • Alt.bank, Brazil’s latest fintech targeting the unbanked raises $5.5M in Series A 54:24
  • Sotheby's will now accept cryptocurrency, starting with an auction for Banksy's 'Love is in the Air' 56:12

This episode is sponsored by Banking Circle
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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Livia Benisty and Natasha Jones.