Fintech Insider USA: Matt Burton, QED (S1E4)

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Fintech Insider USA: Matt Burton, QED (S1E4)

Welcome to a brand new show brought to you by 11:FS! This is Fintech Insider USA where our host Sam Maule will be joined by the movers and shakers in the US fintech industry. In today's episode, Sam Maule is joined by Matt Burton at QED Ventures!

This week Sam got the opportunity to sit down with Matt Burton, Partner at QED and the former CEO of Orchard!

To kick off the episode, Matt tells us how he started out in the advertisement technologies space, how he now has three exits behind him and how he became Partner at QED Ventures. Sam and Matt further discuss acquisitions, and how unfortunately most of them fail. How important is company culture, and how do you ensure a successful acquisition? Matt tells us his views on this matter!

Not to be forgotten, Matt Burton is a three-time Texas State champion in tennis! Three times! Matt also explains how playing tennis can teach you how to be successful in the startup business (or atleast how the mindset is very similar!) Sam and Matt further talk about how having a lot of experience can actually work against you in some sectors!

All this and so much more on today's show.

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guest: Matt Burton.