Enabling Collaborative Innovation

Enabling Collaborative Innovation

It’s 6 AM in the morning on a Sunday, and I just woke up from a startup dream which I still remember vividly, populated with some unusual friends from my hometown. One of them presents me a super advanced startup, making some 40M USD revenue, looking to raise some 60 Million in its unicorn valuation, […]

Gladiators

Gladiators

You know by now I like TV shows, especially to survive long flights like this one when I am not blogging or working or sleeping. “We are gladiators with a suit” is how each member of the team of Olivia Pope, the hero of Scandal, a US made TV show, define himself. These guys are often […]

Banking the bottom billions 

Banking the bottom billions 

  I am writing from an Uber cab heading to Sentosa beach, in Singapore, ready to begin my 15th straight Sibos (wow) As some of you might have noticed, I became an advisor for the Omidyar Network, an organization started by Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, and I must say I impatiently look forward to meet […]

Fintech IQ or the unbundling of FinTech skills

Fintech IQ or the unbundling of FinTech skills

The abundance of FinTech sources makes very complicated to separate noise from substance. The number of ‘experts‘ in this space is as puzzling as the proliferation of “Top XXX Fintech” where XXX equals Influencers, Experts, People to Watch and the criteria to put together these “who’s who” are to say the least subjective. (the only “objective” […]