This post is a rePress from the summary of dailyfintech.com interview series, Pirates with Ties.
One of the things that makes this job so much fun is the ability to talk to the really smart people in a dynamic market. Doing a startup is hard; we are entrepreneurs ourselves so we get that. However we want to counter the myth that all innovation comes from VC funded startups. To do that we need to find real innovation that has had an impact (not just “innovation by press release” about experiments) and then find people within established financial institutions who are willing to talk about on the public record.
Having done 5 of these interviews, we decided to reflect on what we had learned.
The 5 Interviews
These are all in Consumer Banking. We have done interviews in other segments but we have seen the quickest uptake in Consumer Banking, because this is a segment within Fintech that is already fairly mature. Pioneers recognized the disruption some time ago in Consumer Banking and some of them took action.