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A VC account of Silicon Valley Bank Crash | Scott Heyes, Mendoza Ventures

Welcome to Fintech News - in this special edition Dexter Cousins chats to Scott Heyes of Mendoza Ventures about the Silicon Valley Bank crash. Scott shares his first hand experience of events as they unfolded last Thursday with an urgent call from the CEO of SVB.  As we know things quickly escalated from there leaving […]

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Fintech News | Silicon Valley Bank

What a crazy week! Dexter Cousins is joined in person by Carolyn Breeze as co-host of Fintech News. They cover the latest Aus Fintech news from capital raises, acquisitions, legislation and layoffs. Scott Heyes dials in from the US to give a first-hand account of the SVB collapse and what happens next. And Carolyn shares […]

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Alan Tsen, Fintech Radar on Fintech News

Fintech Chatter News is back for 2023! In this new monthly format, Dexter chats with a friend of the show about the BIG Aussie Fintech news of the month. This month's guest is Alan Tsen of Fintech Radar Follow Alan on Twitter As an OG of Aussie Fintech Alan was GM of Stone and […]

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131: Fintech Review 2022

Dexter Cousins is joined by Kristofer Rogers from Eonx and Ben Ford of Frollo for a Fintech-focused review of 2022. Fintech Review 2022 Tune in as we cover advancements in real-time payments, the paradox of lending Fintech, and the challenges that faced startups in 2022. Dexter shares his insights from discussions with over 150 fintech […]

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002: Starkware | David Engel

In episode 002 of Blockchain Chatter, Dexter Cousins is joined by David Engel, Head of Business Development for Starkware, a Layer 2 scaling solution that helps companies build on top of Ethereum while reducing the cost of doing so by up to 1000x. About David Engel David is a business development executive, with deep experience […]

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x15 Xccelerate

Paytron winners of the X15 Xccelerate program. This week we have a Fintech News with a difference. Toby Norton-Smith of X15 Ventures and Jaco Veldsman of Paytron join Dexter to chat about the latest Xccelerate Program by X15 (the ventures arm of Commonwealth Bank.) Paytron is the winner of the most recent program focussed on […]

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How Innovation Solves The Fintech Talent Crisis

Can innovation solve the Fintech talent crisis? Ask any Fintech leader their top three challenges right now, and talent is likely to feature among them. Record low unemployment, closed international borders, the great resignation, remote workers, soaring salaries and a global skills shortage have created the most complex talent crisis in the modern era. Business […]

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Thriday Capital Raise

Thriday Capital Raise - Fintech News 29th September 2022 Dexter brings an exclusive podcast interview with Michael Nuciforo, CEO of Thriday after they announced a $6m pre-series A round through NAB Ventures. Thriday is one of the Fintech’s to watch in 2023 as they aim to take on Fintech OG Xero in the small business […]

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Launching a Fintech in Australia

In this special episode, Dexter Cousins shares tips on launching a Fintech in Australia. Executives from two UK Fintech, Mark Ledsham, COO of Currency Cloud and Matthew Tyrrell APAC Commercial Director of Codat join Dexter to share their Fintech expertise in this fireside chat recorded at the British Consulate in Sydney. Recorded in September 2022 […]

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