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Evaluating Payments Options for Startups with Cynthia Del’Aria of Raika Technologies

Payments options are a crucial to any business, but for startups the payments stack can have a direct hand in their success or failure. This show is all about how startups can go about choosing the right payments provider.

Our guest on this episode is Cynthia Del’Aria, who is a startup ninja/junkie, largely working with entrepreneurs who are just picking up the habit in technology. Cynthia has a tremendous amount of experience in the startup world and has seen companies have successes as well as struggles in many areas… including payments. She is also the CEO/Co-Founder of Raika Technologies, a Denver, Colorado-based incubator, supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs with a technology element to their business.

Listen in as Cynthia breaks down the keys to evaluating payments options from a startup perspective.

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Powering SMBs through Global B2B Payments with Marwan Forzley of Veem

Global payments needs and economic upheaval due to Covid-19 impact many businesses differently, particularly depending on their size. On this episode we focus in on how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular can overcome the challenges they face with the right B2B solutions.

Offering his tremendous insight on this topic is our guest, Marwan Forzley, CEO of Veem, a global B2B payment network trusted by more than 180,000 businesses around the world.

Veem provides simple, secure, and trackable payments to over 110 countries and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, among others. Listen in as Marwan discusses the current financial landscape for SMBs, and ways quality payments solutions can drive growth in uncertain times.

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Global Digital Asset Remittence with Sam Buxton of Digital Asset Management Limited

Digital asset remittance on a global scale is a growing area, and one that can solve many problems for individuals and organizations wanting to transfer money. But how does it work? What are some of the challenges associated with it and where is it all going from here?

Our guest is Sam Buxton who is the CEO of Digital Asset Management Limited or DAM, a Digital Assets servicing firm able to assist with cryptocurrency and tokenised asset custodianship.

Listen in as Sam covers the ins and outs of global digital asset remittence.

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Career Growth and Fintech Study with Dr. Theodore H. K. Clark of HKUST

What is the best way to advance a career in business? What’s the value of an education in fintech?

On this episode, Dr. Theodore “Ted” H. K. Clark of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) joins us to offer his insight on why education can be instrumental in career growth. Ted also outlines the importance of the fintech industry, and why developing technological skills (e.g., programming) can be an asset to any career.

Listen in to learn some key insights from an educator at one of the world’s renowned universities!

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Bankruptcy Alternatives 101 with Travis Siflinger of FluxCredit

Debt, bankruptcy, and subsequent negative impacts on credit are difficult challenges many people face in any economic climate. In the wake of Covid-19, job losses and economic uncertainty has impacted millions more individuals… making declaring bankruptcy a seemingly inevitable solution.

The good news is that there are alternatives to bankruptcy, and some of these alternatives leverage fintech and unique services to help people not only tackle debt, but potentially avoid bankruptcy altogether.

We explore bankruptcy alternatives on this episode with the help of Travis Siflinger, VP of Business Development at FluxCredit. FluxCredit is a fintech backed solution helping American consumers eliminate their debts and perfect their credit.

Listen in for Travis’ unique insight.

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Integrated Payments for SaaS Businesses with Chris Connor of Payrix

Whether you’re in the world of payments as an ISO or merchant services provider, or you’re running a technology business (such as a SaaS (software as a service) business)….. Integrated payments can be the key to tremendous growth.

But what does integrated payments really mean, and HOW can it be leveraged in such a way?

Helping explore this is our guest Christopher Connor, Chief Client Officer for Payrix, a leader in FinTech payments technology for software platforms and digital marketplaces.

Chris has experienced all sides of the relationship that exists between payment providers and partners, creating a unique perspective on payment implementation and monetization. Listen in for his insight!

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Exploring Installment Payments with Brad Paterson of SplitIt

Any payments or fintech business that can help merchants grow in times of economic uncertainty will be in a great position to experience growth themselves.

On this episode, Brad Paterson, CEO of SplitIt, joins the show to share his perspective on how innovative payments solutions can be key growth drivers.

SplitIt is a global payment technology solution that enables no-fee installments on credit card purchases. The company is revolutionizing the way people pay and merchants accept payments leveraging technology which allows consumers to pay in installments using the credit they already have, giving them complete control of their cash flow.

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The Power of Biometrically Verified Digital ID with Alastair Johnson of Nuggets

The continued rise of digital transactions and contactless deliveries have made identification is more important than ever…

How can organizations verify who their customers are and serve them with confidence? How can consumers verify who they are and protect themselves against fraudsters?

These are important challenges, and technology offers unique solutions… particularly biometric technology.

This episode we explore this with the help of Alastair Johnson. Alastair is working to remove much of the friction from ID verification processes with a biometrically verified digital ID being rolled out through his company Nuggets. Listen in as Alastair breaks down the power of this technology, where it’s headed, and more.

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Why Digital Commerce is the Future with Bart Mroz of SUMO Heavy

Consider how many things can be and are ordered online these days… all of the products and services that can be purchased without ever leaving the couch. Now the recent Covid-19 pandemic and stay at home orders have made digital commerce more than just a convenience… but a necessity for businesses and consumers.

On this episode, we explore the current and future landscape of digital commerce with our guest Bart Mroz. Bart Mroz is the co-founder and CEO of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce consulting and strategy firm. He is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of business management and technology experience. Mroz was a founding partner of multiple consulting companies and is a thought leader who has been published in top eCommerce publications including Internet Retailer and AdExchanger. He also co-hosts SUMO Heavy’s podcasts The eCommerce Minute and In the Ring.

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