This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by three great guests:
- Mel Palmer, CMO Exo Investing
- Matt Valentine, Barclays UK Ventures
- Ali Paterson, Editor in Chief, Fintech Finance
We kick off the episode by taking a look at some of the problems Revolut have been suffering from lately and the culture issues that are on-going. The general consensus is that response from Revolut has been tone-deaf at best and a great product is being lost to reputational issues, although Sarah disagrees that a product is still good if it’s proven to be unlawful. The story is just the gift that keeps on giving (01:38).
Next up, we talk about the Women in Fin Powerlist 2019 featuring two of our very oen 11:FS staff. It came out just in time for International Women’s Day. Launched in 2015, the Women in FinTech Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience and an unprecedented number of nominations and applications. We take a look at if these lists shine a light on the issues or if it’s just political and there are some interesting discussions around who’s actually appearing on these lists (08:04).
Other stories include:
- Bank of Ireland’s multi billion euro tech bill
- AI is a non-starter for 40% of startups
- Facebook’s cryptocoin
- Grab gobbles $1.4 billion investment to build super app
- Chime rounds out epic new fundraising round
- Nationwide wants in on core banking
- And finally, Goldman Sachs is loosening its dress code
All this and much much more on this week’s news show.
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