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Episode 231 - Will Martino from Kadena

Episode 231 - Will Martino from Kadena

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Will Martino founder and CEO of Kadena.   Before Kadena, Will was at the Securities and Exchange Commission and then at JP Morgan where he met Stuart Popejoy.   Stuart worked on developing JP Morgan’s first blockchain before Quorum (their second blockchain).  Will and Stuart founded Kadena to build a much faster public blockchain than Quorum.

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 Episode 219 - Matt Burton from QED Investors

Episode 219 - Matt Burton from QED Investors

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Matt Burton, partner at QED investors.  Matt has spent his career creating technologies and businesses that have transformed industries.  He helped build the Internet’s top advertising exchanges at Google, which was Admeld (acquired by google in 2011) and LiveRail (acquired by Facebook in 2014), which collectively handled trillions of transactions.
In 2013 he co founded Orchard which was sold to Kabbage in April 2018.

 

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Episode 216 - Erkin Adylov from Behavox

Episode 216 - Erkin Adylov from Behavox

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Erkin Adylov, co-founder and the CEO of Behavox.   Behavox, is an enterprise platform that unifies all types of data into a single data lake, allowing users to query the data and apply machine learning to identify capital markets misconduct and insider threats.  Behavox is listed on the CB Insights, The Fintech 250, and Forbes fintech 50, and has attracted over $21 million in funding to date from investors such as CitigroupHoxton Ventures and Promus Ventures.  

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About the host: 

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.




Episode 207 - Olga Feldmeier from Smart Valor

Episode 207 - Olga Feldmeier from Smart Valor

n this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Olga Feldmeier, co-founder and the CEO of Smart Valor.  Smart Valor, is a security token exchange for alternative investments.  Before Smart Valor, she was with Boston Consulting GroupBarclaysUBS and Xapo.  She has an interesting story of moving from traditional finance to crypto.

Subscribe now to hear next Tuesday’s episode with Stephen Murphy from Genesis Global Technology


About the host:

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.

Episode 206 - Ohad Samet from TrueAccord

Episode 206 - Ohad Samet from TrueAccord

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Ohad Samet, Co-founder and the CEO at TrueAccord.  TrueAccord is a different way of debt collection for companies that need debt collection services. Trueaccord is playing in a wide open space which hasn’t been innovated in decades, the model of TrueAccord is fully different and is an example of the types of business models laid out in the books, ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ and ‘Zero to One’.   

Subscribe now to hear Thursday’s episode with Olga Feldmeier from Smart Valor.


About the host: 

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.




Episode 205 - Ian Lampl from LoanStreet

Episode 205 - Ian Lampl from LoanStreet

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Ian Lampl, co-founder and CEO at LoanStreet.  LoanStreet, enables institutions like banks & credit unions to syndicate their loans to interested investors. Before Ian co-founded LoanStreet, he was the deputy chief counsel, office of financial stability — Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) at the U.S. Department of Treasury.  In the beginning Loanstreet wasn’t working, It took about 1 year to pivot the model and 4 years of brutal hard work before Loanstreet found traction. Now they have hundreds of banks and credit unions as clients. 

Subscribe now on iTunesGoogle , StitcherSpotify and iHeartRadio to hear next Tuesday’s episode with Ohad Samet from TrueAccord.


About the host:

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.

Episode 202 - Tony AMicangioli from HPR

Episode 202 - Tony AMicangioli from HPR

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Tony Amicangioli from HPR. 10% of all U.S. trades (billions daily) go through HPR’s systems. It’s connected to all U.S. stock exchanges and most others worldwide, acting as a circuit breaker by providing the ability to turn off the connection to prevent a “flash crash”.  

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Subscribe now to hear Thursday’s episode with Anna Garcia from Runway Venture Partners.

About the host:

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.

Episode 201 - Chris Cunningham fropm C2 Ventures

Episode 201 - Chris Cunningham fropm C2 Ventures

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Chris Cunningham from C2 Ventures. Chris is an angel with business operating experience, some of that experience was in public facing companies such as appssavvy (the first business ad platform on Facebook).  His business experience is priceless for the founders he’s invested in. Some of his current portfolio companies are PetalLittle Fund and Bloom Credit.  

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Subscribe now on iTunesGoogle , StitcherSpotify and iHeartRadio to hear next Tuesday’s episode with Tony Amicangioli from HPR.


About the host:

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.

Episode 200 - Gary Beasley from Roofstock

Episode 200 - Gary Beasley from Roofstock

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Gary Beasley from Roofstock. Roofstock, is a marketplace for investors to access single family homes with tenants, adding rental investments to their portfolio. Roofstock’s technology centralizes the individual homes in one place and they offer property management services making the asset class easier for investors.

The company has attracted VCs such as Bain CapitalKhosla VenturesNYCALightSpeedQED and a bunch of well known angels such as Marc Benioff to tackle this opportunity.

Subscribe now to hear Thursday’s episode with Chris Cunningham from C2 Ventures


About the host: 

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.

Episode 199 - Jake Benson from Libra

Episode 199 - Jake Benson from Libra

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Jake Benson from Libra.  Libra provides the service of tax accounting and reporting for institutional crypto investors.  A service that is vital for institutional investors, with recent announcements of JP Morgan, ICE and other projects by traditional institutions launching into the crypto space, this service will be a key component of investing.  Libra has raised $25,000,000 to date from investors such as Liberty City Ventures and XBTO Group.

Subscribe now on iTunesGoogle , StitcherSpotify and iHeartRadio to hear next Tuesday’s episode with Gary Beasley from Roofstock.


About the host:

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.

Episode 198 - Brian Geary from ODX

Episode 198 - Brian Geary from ODX

In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Brian Geary, president at ODX (created by Ondeck).  Brian has been with Ondeck for over 4 years.  In February 2018 he took on his current role of president at ODX.  ODX, provides software access to the Ondeck experience for top tier banks. This allows those top tier banks to provide an Ondeck-like experience for their own customers.  Brian is not the first person at Ondeck to be a guest on the show. We’ve also interviewed Noah Breslow, CEO and Andrea Gellert, CRO.  


About the host:

John is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite at offices of Carpenter Group, a creative services agency focused on 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.