176. State of the Union 5

58min listen

Sam Maule is joined by Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia, payments guru Ginger Schmeltzer and Worldplay's VC of innovation Joe Kleinwaechter to discuss Atlanta's Fintech scene and payments!

Coming to you from Kabbage offices in Atlanta, where Sam and our wonderful guests delve deep into the Fintech hub over some beverages. San Francisco has Silicon Valley and Atlanta is has 'Transaction Valley'- but why? Well 70% of payment transactions come through a company listed in Atlanta.

If there's someone in fintech in the payment space, they're either in Atlanta or have something to do with the area- safe to say Atlanta really does live and breathe payments.

The team also talk about fintech education, organic company cultures and building the backbone of payments.
They also take a look at some topical news stories in the payments space.

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Special Guests: Ginger Schmeltzer, Joe Kleinwaechter, and Kathryn Petralia.

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