563. Insights: After Dark: Starting from scratch

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563. Insights: After Dark: Starting from scratch

After Dark is back! On our latest instalment of Fintech Insider After Dark we talk all about starting from scratch. The first human settlers have arrived on Mars and you have been tasked with building a banking ecosystem from the ground up. No rules. No regulations. No limits. Just your imagination. What would you do? Where would you begin?

Welcome to the latest installment of After Dark, called Starting from Scratch. We are joined by the best and the brightest in fintech and financial services industry to talk all about starting from zero, and building better financial systems. What do we mean by that?

Well, just imagine…

The year is 2040. We have exhausted nearly all of the earth’s natural resources. Elon Musk/Jeff Bezos/Richard Branson and others like them have won the space race and the first colony has now arrived on Mars. Billions will follow over the weeks and months. There is much to be done.
We are getting on our rocket to head off to Mars, tasked with building the planet’s first banking ecosystem.
There are no rules, no regulations and no limits. We have the opportunity to shed the baggage of the existing systems on Earth and completely start again.

To build a whole new banking system from scratch: What do you do? Where do you begin?

Our fantastic panel conists of;


  • David Brear, 11:FS Group CEO
  • Jason Bates, 11:FS Deputy CEO


  • Marta Krupinska, Fintech founder & Head of Google for Startups UK
  • Eric Van der Kleij, Builder of Tech Ecosystems, (Co)founder EdenBase.com, Level39.co, TechNation.io
  • Dr Sian Lewin - Co-Founder and Head of Client Delivery at RegTech Associates

This episode is sponsored by Temenos.
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This episode is sponsored by Fintech Meetup.
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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: Eric Van der Kleij, Marta Krupinska, and Sian Lewin.