Episodes

The Origin Story of Credit Karma ft. Kenneth Lin, Founder of Credit Karma and Frank Rotman, Co-Founder of QED Investors

May 6, 2021

Julie sits down with Kenneth Lin , Founder of Credit Karma and Frank Rotman ( again ), Co-Founder of QED Investors to discuss: - how Kenneth finally obtained an investment in Credit Karma after multiple rejections (2:35) - the early Credit Karma challenges (9:56) - the VC perspective when initially…

Social Media Influencers and Fintech ft. Adam Hadi, VP of Marketing at Current

May 3, 2021

Julie sits down with Adam Hadi , VP of Marketing at Current , to discuss: - how Adam got into the Social Media Influencer Marketing Space (4:37) - how Adam met Mr. Beast (6:59) - Adam’s thoughts on other fintech companies utilizing influencers (10:07) - how he finds influencers to collaborate with …

“I have a passion for getting people paid” ft. Craig Lewis, Founder/CEO of Gig Wage

April 29, 2021

Julie sits down with Craig Lewis , Founder/CEO of Gig Wage , to discuss: - What does Gig Wage do? (2:12) - Thoughts on paying people daily (5:47) - Advice for founders and employees on adapting to a remote workforce (14:13) - Gig Wage’s future moves (17:19) - Being funded by their biggest competito…

Accessible, Liquid, and Loyal Banking ft. Stuart Sopp, Founder/CEO of Current

April 27, 2021

Julie sits down with Stuart Sopp , Founder/CEO of Current , to discuss: - Current’s $220M Funding Round (2:11) - What makes Current special (3:38) - The Mr.Beast Collaboration (7:54) - Jamie Dimon's (CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase) thoughts on Current (12:35) - Pros/Cons of Niche Challenger Banks (19:31)…

Should I Pay With Crypto?

April 22, 2021

Julie sits down with Cokie (and Jordan), to discuss: - Dogecoin’s recent surge (2:11) - WeWork and Bitcoin (8:40) - Lemonade and Car Insurance (13:36) New episodes every Monday and Thursday! For daily updates on the fintech space sent right to your email, subscribe to the FTT Newsletter HERE . For …

Why Africa is a mobile-money-first market ft. Wiza Jalakasi, VP at Chipper Cash

April 19, 2021

Julie sits down with Wiza Jalakasi , VP at Chipper Cash , to discuss: - what Chipper does and what inspired its creation (2:19) - what they’re focusing on after their $30M funding round (6:33) - the relationship between the legacy banking industry and new fintech companies in Africa (12:48) - why r…

Smart, Real-Time, and Fully-Automated Money Movement ft. Stephany Kirkpatrick, Founder/CEO of Orum

April 15, 2021

Julie sits down with Stephany Kirkpatrick , Founder/CEO of Orum to discuss: - what is Orum? (2:16) - choosing the best time to raise funding (6:43) - the biggest roadblock to real-time money movement (11:28) - being a female founder and a mom (20:27) New episodes every Monday and Thursday! For dail…

FB Pay isn’t for the USA

April 8, 2021

Julie sits down with Cokie to discuss: - WhatsApp finally being approved to do peer-to-peer payments in Brazil (2:26) - Ramp’s $2B Valuation (6:42) - Robinhood removing confetti (11:27) New episodes every Monday and Thursday! For daily updates on the fintech space sent right to your email, subscrib…

Who has "the most powerful collection of assets in the fintech industry"?

April 5, 2021

Julie sits down with CEO of Greendot , Dan Henry, to discuss: - Dan’s fintech background (2:50) - What Greendot does (4:47) - Digital banks for low-income consumers (9:22) - Why fintech companies have higher valuations than banks (12:10) - The neobank and physical branch trend (22:21) New episodes …

A Fintech Recap of Q1 2021

April 1, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with Ian to discuss: - the 4-letter acronym you’re probably tired of hearing about (2:37) - another popular 4-letter acron…

How to be a better Angel Investor

March 29, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with venture capitalist, Satya Patel , of Homebrew to discuss: - Advice for investors that want to get in early (3:09) - W…

Does my bank even know me?

March 25, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with Cokie to discuss: - the future of customizable banking (1:30) - U.K. online bank, Revolut, filing for a bank charter …

How to make an NFT

March 22, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with her husband and Head of Ad Sales and Partnerships at FTT, Jordan , to discuss: - what drew Jordan to fintech and how …

Can I invest my stimulus check in Stripe or Plaid?

March 18, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with Cokie to discuss: - What people do with their stimulus checks (0:45) - Stripe’s $600M funding round and if they shoul…

What does the government think of Fintech?

March 15, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with John Collins of FS Vector (fintech advisory firm) to discuss: - The new members of congress and their fintech agenda …

Should I use a 401(k) startup for my startup's 401(k)?

March 11, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with Cokie to discuss: - 401K Startups (0:36) - Coinbase goes public (7:12) - Crypto Trading Fees (11:50) New episodes eve…

SPACs vs. IPOs: Show Me The Money

March 8, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with Ian to discuss: - SPACS*, Chamath Palihapitiya, and Returns (1:06) *Check out the FTT SPAC breakdown video HERE ! - S…

Is Fintech environmentally-friendly?

March 4, 2021

Welcome to Tux Time! A podcast brought to you by Fintech Today (FTT): A community and content company focused on the fintech startup ecosystem. In this episode, Julie sits down with Cokie to discuss: - Fintech and Climate Change (1:57) - The energy consumption of Bitcoin mining (7:36) - Square’s Ne…