534. News: Why aren’t fintechs IPO-ing?

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David Brear and Benjamin Ensor are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Belvo's raise, Crowdcube's new IPO platform, Curve's record breaking crowdfund and so much more.

Our expert hosts, David Brear and debutante co-host Benjamin Ensor, Director of Research at 11:FS, 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:

  • Pablo Viguera, CEO and co-founder of Belvo
  • Aisling Finn, Reporter at Altfi

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

  • Belvo, Latam’s Plaid, raises $43M to scale it’s API for financial services (03:41)
  • Crowdcube to launch IPO platform for retail investors as Curve smashes the Crowdcube funding record (17:14)
  • Cash to account for just seven percent of in-store purchases by 2024 (28:31)
  • SVB-led $100M investment makes Chipper Cash Africa’s ‘most valuable startup’ (40:07)
  • Sandwell Bitcoin mine found stealing electricity (48:24)

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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: Aisling Finn, Benjamin Ensor, and Pablo Viguera.


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