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POS Hardware and Sales Insights with Michael Flores of Star Micronics

When you walk up to a counter in a retail store, restaurant, or other brick-and-mortar business, you are likely to notice their POS system. Hardware still matters to many merchants and can have a huge impact on a business’ bottom line.

Our show this week is all about POS system hardware, and the finer points of sales (no pun intended). Our guest is Michael Flores who is the Channel Partner Manager at Star Micronics. Star Micronics is a leading manufacturer in the global POS industry, provides solutions for printers, cash drawers, and proof of transaction for any POS application.

Listen in to get the scoop on all things Point of Sale.

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The Misfits Behind the Fintech Revolution with Daniel P. Simon of Vested

There’s no question that fintech has revolutionized the world, and continues to do so each and every day… But what’s the real history of this revolution? Who are some of the most influential individuals behind the scenes?

The show this week is all about this revolution. Helping us explore it is our guest, Daniel P. Simon, CEO of Vested, a global financial communications firm. In his forthcoming book, The Money Hackers: How A Group Of Misfits Took On Wallstreet and Changed Finance Forever Dan reveals the dramatic story of fintech’s major players and explores how fintech is transforming money itself.

The Money Hackers focuses on some of fintech’s most powerful disruptors such as Credit Karma, Venmo, Braintree, WeChat, WorldRemit, and more, and uses their incredible stories to explain not just how the technology works, but how the thinking behind the technology, ideas like friction, hedonic adaptation, democratization, and disintermediation, is having a drastic effect on the entire banking and finance industry.

Listen in to discover where fintech has come from, and where it might be headed!

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Cloud-Based Payment Gateways with Nick Cucci, and Kevin Calabrese of FluidPay

Payment gateways are essentially the gears that help payments take place, and as such hold a tremendously important role. Like everything else in the payments world, technology presents transformative opportunities for software.

On this episode, we focus on how cloud-based technology is being applied to payment gateways by a company called FluidPay. Nick Cucci, Co-Founder and COO of FluidPay, as well as Kevin Calabrese who is the Executive Vice President of FluidPay, join the show to share their company’s story, and the power of cloud-based technology to revolutionize payments. Listen in for their insight on payment gateways and more!

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Empowering Consumers to Maximize Credit Card Rewards with Ash Seddeek of YamaPay

It’s no secret that consumers are crazy about rewards. Businesses have realized this… offering loyalty programs, credit card rewards, cash back, and more. But maximizing these rewards can be difficult.

This episode is all about fintech (and mobile payments) solutions to this challenge. Our guest is Ash Seddeek who is the co-founder of YamaPay. YamaPay is a company, and forthcoming mobile payment app that is working to help consumers maximize their rewards and savings.

Listen in to learn what the benefits of reward maximization can bring, how important mobile technology is to consumer behavior, and more.

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The Power of Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways with Eric Barbier of TripleA

So many in the fintech and payments world are interested in expanding cryptocurrency adoption for consumers and merchants. One crucial ingredient to traditional payments has always been the payment gateway.

Keeping that in mind, this show explores cryptocurrency payment gateways with the help of our guest, Eric Barbier. Eric is the founder and CEO of TripleA Technology. TripleA is a crypto payment gateway helping merchants to easily accept bitcoin payments. TripleA removes the volatility risk by converting in real time the crypto to local currency.

Listen in as Eric shares his expertise on bringing crypto (specifically Bitcoin) and payments together.

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Payments and Working Capital for Small Businesses with Abe Williams of Kabbage

Small businesses are the backbone of economies, not just in the US… but also around the world. Unfortunately, when it comes to payments and working capital, small businesses can have unique challenges.

On this episode, we take a look at these unique challenges, and more importantly, solutions that can help small businesses access capital and grow. Our expert guest is Abe Williams, Head of Products at Kabbage, Inc. Kabbage helps provide small businesses with automated cash flow solutions, including a robust online lending platform. They are now also offering payments solutions to continue their revolutionizing of small business financial services.

Whether you’re a small business owner, or looking to learn what financial challenges small businesses face, Abe has some valuable insight to share. Listen in!

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Fueling Fintech Startup Growth Via Funding and Tech Tools with Scott Orn of Kruze

On this episode, we cover two crucial topics for startups, and particularly fintech startups. The first is insight on obtaining VC funding as a fintech, while the second is the growth benefits of utilizing powerful tech tools.

Our guest is Scott Orn, who is the COO of tech-startup accounting experts Kruze Consulting.

Scott has experience and connections with hundreds of venture-funded startups and VCs across San Francisco, NYC and other startup hubs. More specifically he’s helped get fintech companies funded and also utilizes a number of excellent fintech solutions to service Kruze clients.

As for Kruze Consulting, with the help of various tech tools they’ve both discovered and developed themselves, they’ve been able to grow their client base exponentially. Listen in to learn what it takes to achieve rapid startup growth.

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How To Win With Mobile Payments Featuring Jeff Park of AnywhereCommerce

When considering larger consumer trends and the payments industry itself, it becomes clear that mobile payments are an area of tremendous growth and potential. On this episode, we explore the importance of mobile payments and how to bring those payment solutions to merchants.

Our guest is Jeff Park, who is the Chief Revenue Officer at AnywhereCommerce. Anywhere Commerce provides a complete range of certified card readers, mobile apps, gateway connectivity, developer tools, and customized services. With its deep industry knowledge, AnywhereCommerce brings innovative mobile solutions to Merchant Service Providers (MSPs), Developers, ISVs, and Enterprises.

Jeff is an accomplished biz dev and sales executive with nearly 20 years experience in payments, so listen in for key insights!

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A Look At Fintech Education and Entrepreneurship with Janos Barberis of CFTE

Many organizations are realizing the tremendous value of having a workforce educated on the latest developments in fintech. But what are some of the most crucial topics folks are learning about in fintech? What are some of the things entrepreneurs need to know about fintech? What does fintech education even look like?

To answer questions like these and more, we were joined by Janos Barberis, Head of Entrepreneurship at CFTE or the Center for Finance Technology, and Entrepreneurship. CFTE works to address the needs of professionals in finance and technologists to upskill in a rapidly changing industry being transformed by emerging technologies.

Janos is also the Founder of SuperCharger, the largest Fintech Accelerator in Asia, and a PhD candidate at the University of Hong Kong, and had tremendous insight to share!

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