In this episode the host John Siracusa with Gilles Gade, founder & CEO, of Cross River Bank. Just a few days before this episode aired – Cross River announced a $100 million investment, led by private equity firm KKR & Co Inc. Chinese fintech conglomerate CreditEaseLionTree Partners, in addition to Andreessen HorowitzBattery Ventures andRibbit Capital, who returned to join the equity round after a $28 million dollar investment in 2016. At the heart of it all Cross River Bank partners with a number of leading marketplace lending platforms including Affirm and RocketLoans to help people get access to credit. Their payments products are the rails that Coinbase and TransferWise run on.

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About the host:

John is the host of the 2x weekly "Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at the Carpenter Group offices, which is a strategic branding and positioning firm in the financial services industry. He's a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem keeping current with the ever - innovating industry.