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We explore FinTech and the Founders that power it. We do this through interviewing leaders in the space and diving deep into topics that relate to building great FinTech businesses and products. As seasoned product builders, we also bring our own experience to the show and share best practices insights and experience from a building perspective.
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Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it. I’m your host Mike Scott, and I'm also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.In today's show I'm joined by Dion Appel, CEO of OpenPay and we’ll be talking about the Buy Now Pay Later craze as well as Dion's journey from agency life to becoming the CEO of OpenPay.Dion Appel who is an impressive entrepreneur and operator. His career started in the agency world where he has co-founded and exited multiple businesses successfully.In 2015 he became the managing director of the Melbourne office DDB, a full service advertising agency. In 2018, he joined OpenPay as Chief Revenue Officer and in July of this year he was appointed as CEO of Australia & New Zealand which is his current focus.My initial impression of Dion was that he is a gun operator and also just a really open and nice guy.__________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals. And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.__________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.__________________________________Connect with Dion or OpenPay.Connect with Mike or Nona. Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it. I’m your host Mike Scott, and I'm also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.Today my guest is Andries Smit from Upside. Andries is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader that has worked across startups and large corporations in many roles and who brings with him a wealth of experience.His current focus is as the founder and CEO of Upside, an early stage startup offering people cash back in exchange for their data and offering businesses valuable insights via reports through their APIs.__________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals. And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.__________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.__________________________________Connect with Andries or Upside.Connect with Mike or Nona. Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it. I’m your host Mike Scott, and I'm also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.In today's show I'm joined by Matteo Rizzi who has been deeply involved in FinTech for over 20 years as an investor, founder, innovator, author and many other things and we’ll be covering a broad range of topics about where Fintech is and where it is headed. In his more than 20 years in the space he spent 13 years at SWIFT where, in 2008 he co-founded Innotribe. The innovation arm of SWIFT.In 2013 Matteo become a partner at SBT Venture Capital which was one of the first dedicated FinTech funds to emerge.In 2014 He co-founded FinTech Stage, a global community platform holding events and conferences on FinTech. Today Matteo is a venture partner at Bamboo Capital Partners who focus mainly on impact investments in post seed ventures in the African market.He has been nominated as one of the 40 most influential FinTech execs in Europe and is also the author of the ‘FinTech Revolution’.__________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals. And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.__________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.__________________________________ Connect with Matteo.Connect with Mike or Nona. Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it. I’m your host Mike Scott, and I'm also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.In today's show, Nona’s CTO, Dave O’Reilly joins me again and this time we’ll be talking about why it is so difficult to estimate costs and timelines for software development projects.__________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals. And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.__________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.__________________________________Connect with Mike or Dave. Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it. I’m your host Mike Scott, and I'm also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.In today's show we are joined by Nick Glynn from Quickapay and we’ll be talking about pivots and building FinTech products.Nick Glynn has a strong product engineering background. Having worked in senior positions across companies like Freelancer.com, Campaign Monitor and Spaceship, he has gained invaluable experience of what it really means to build and ship products.Nick has also contributed meaningfully to the open source community, and is an accomplished speaker and technical trainer. Today Nick’s focus is as the Co-Founder of Quickapay where he describes his portfolio as Strategy, Digital, Tech and Product. Quickapay is a B2B platform that gives one's customers more ways to pay. __________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals. And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.__________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.__________________________________Connect with Mike. Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it. I’m your host Mike Scott, and I'm also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.In today's show, Nona’s Co-Founder and COO, Ed O’Reilly joins me again and this time we’ll be talking about the team that you actually need to build a FinTech product. __________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals. And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.__________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.__________________________________Connect with Mike or Ed. Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to The Fintech Founder Journey, the podcast that explores FinTech and the founders that power it.In this podcast we look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful in all that you do.In today's show I'm joined by Naby Miriyam, Founder and CEO of Coverhero and we’ll be talking about the massive opportunity that exists in insurtech innovation and how Coverhero is disrupting the space.Naby Miriyam who is one impressive woman. If I were to read out her full bio we would be here for a while so here are some highlights.With an early career in the hospitality industry, Naby built up and studied through various degrees, has a strong understanding of what motivates choice in people and actually started a PhD along these same lines.Naby has been a co-founder of multiple ventures, a lecturer in various capacities and is an acclaimed keynote speaker and thought leader.As a G20 delegate she represented Australia in Berlin in 2017 and she has been deeply involved in the startup community both as a participant and creator of multiple programs across the US and AUS.Today Naby’s focus is as the Founder and CEO of Coverhero whose vision is to transform and build the kind of insurance that is relevant for our generation and that is simple to understand.Naby is also a finalist for Female FinTech Leader of the Year. In my initial conversation with Naby, I was impressed at her passion, focus and energy. She is razor sharp and also just a really nice human. Welcome to the podcast, Naby! ___________________________________This Podcast is sponsored by Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals.And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to www.nona.digital to book a consultation directly.___________________________________Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore The FinTech Founder Journey.___________________________________Connect with Mike Follow Nona Digital: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, and also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital. In this podcast we explore FinTech and the founders that power it. We look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be more successful. Before I even begin I need to stipulate that nothing in this podcast constitutes financial advice and any investment decisions that you might make are your own and you should do your own research. A quick note: we are going to be rebranding the show soon to ‘The FinTech Founder Journey’ so just a heads up on that when you see your feed changing.Today I’m joined by Ran Neuner or as his 263k twitter followers and 326k YouTube subscribers know him, CryptomanRan. We’ll be discussing his journey from building and selling the largest sales and marketing agency in South Africa to becoming a global crypto influencer.Ran is a seriously impressive operator. He co-founded and built The Creative Counsel Group which was the largest sales and marketing agency in South Africa. The group was acquired by the Publicis Groupe in 2015, a deal that was at the time the largest acquisition transaction in Africa. In 2017 he launched the Crypto Trader which was the world's first televised cryptocurrency show featured on CNBC and now runs the YouTube channel Crypto Banter which is absolutely blowing up.He has been considered one of the 10 most influential people in blockchain and for good reason. In my mind Ran is one of the people that is doing real work to legitimise the space which is so necessary. Ran holds a degree in Finance as well as a CFA qualification, is razor sharp and brings an energy that is seemingly limitless.***If you are getting value from the podcast please show your support by doing two things:Give us a rating and a review. Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/howtobemoderatelysuccessful. If you think that someone would get value from this podcast please share it with them. ***This Podcast is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops software for FinTech companies around the world. Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals.And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.To get in touch with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed, head over to https://nona.digital/# to book a consultation directly.***Thanks for listening to the show. I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore 'The FinTech Founder Journey'.FOLLOW NONA DIGITAL: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.A quick note to share that we are soon going to be rebranding the podcast to 'The FinTech Founder Journey' so keep an eye out for that.Today's show is something a little different, I'll be alone and diving deep into meeting rhythms and how they can improve just about everything in your business if they are done right. From daily huddles all the way through to setting your multi-year long-range targets, I get into what we do, why we do it, and what we have learned and I share it all in this episode.In this podcast we explore FinTech and the founders that power it. We look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be as effective as possible. ***Thanks for listening to the show and if you’d like to discuss your FinTech project with a team of experts in design and development you’re welcome to book a call with one of our principals on our website which is Nona.digital. If you are getting value from the podcast please show your support by giving us a rating and a review. We set up a link to make it really easy. Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/howtobemoderatelysuccessful. Head over there now, it’ll only take a minute.***This Podcast is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals.And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.Get in touch to book a call with one of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed.I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore FinTech and the founders that power it.FOLLOW NONA DIGITAL: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.In this podcast we explore FinTech and the founders that power it. We look at how to build better FinTech products, better FinTech businesses and how to work on yourself to be as effective as possible. I’m joined today by Nitin Gaur who is an early adopter, change maker and  thought leader in the Blockchain space and who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience starting right at the beginning of the crypto movement.Nitin has been with IBM for 22 years and has founded and held a number of senior titles therein most of which have been related to Blockchain. Currently he is the Director of Financial Sciences and digital assets.Previously Nitin founded the IBM Blockchain labs and led the effort in establishing the Blockchain practice for enterprise.Nitin is also an advisory board member to Stanford University's future digital currency initiative.Nitin is widely published, mostly on Blockchain related topics and holds over 100 patents.***Thanks for listening to the show and if you’d like to discuss your FinTech project with a team of experts in design and development you’re welcome to book a call with one of our principals on our website which is Nona.digital. If you are getting value from the podcast please show your support by giving us a rating and a review. We set up a link to make it really easy. Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/howtobemoderatelysuccessful. Head over there now, it’ll only take a minute.***This Podcast is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital.We are an expert firm that consults on, designs and develops FinTech software and we do it with a level of care and excellence that is rare and difficult to match.Working with us you get access to a deeply skilled and experienced FinTech design and development team with a particularly deep experience level in blockchain. You get the benefit of a team that is big enough for no key person dependencies to exist but small enough so that you are always close to the principals.And you get the benefit of our reusable component library which means we are able to launch your FinTech product sooner than anyone else could at a comparable standard.Get in touch to book a call with one  of our principals to see how we can help your FinTech project to accelerate and succeed.I’ll be back next week with another episode to explore FinTech and the founders that power it.FOLLOW NONA DIGITAL: LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to the ‘How to be moderately successful’ podcast, I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital. In this show we explore FinTech. We look at how to build better products, better businesses and how to work on yourself to be as effective as possible in your life. Today I’m joined by Jeff Wu, co-founder and CTO of Notional Finance, a new decentralized lending protocol. We will be talking about Defi and his journey to where he is today.Jeff Wu has a BA in mathematics and studied at Stanford.He’s worked as a software engineer for many years including 6 years at Atlassian where his last role was Engineering manager of the analytics and integration teamHe then went on to SPlunk as a senior product manager working on blockchain focused products which led him to his current project which is the co-founder and CTO of Notional Finance.Notional is a decentralized protocol for fixed rate lending built on Ethereum. They recently closed their series A round of $10m which included investment from Panterra Capital which is one of the leading blockchain focused VC firms.***Thanks for listening to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business, that scales and that your users love is very difficult.In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help.With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s. We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in Blockchain application development.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to our website to book a call directly with one of the principals.We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads and are offering a very decent reward for any referrals. If you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast.  If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review.I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.Follow Nona Digital - LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital. Today I’m joined by Jeff Yew, ex CEO of Binance Australia and we’ll be talking about digital asset investment.Jeff Yew is best known for his work as Binance Australia CEO where he launched and led the team to become Australia's largest and most liquid digital asset exchange in just 3 months! In less than a year Binance Australia amassed over 250k verified users with trade volumes of over $3bn.Jeff has now moved on and has recently founded Monochrome Asset Management where he leads a team with over 70 years of combined experience in traditional markets and funds management and digital assets trading.The Monochrome BitCoin Fund is aimed at investors seeking a familiar investment vehicle that tracks the price of Bitcoin.Jeff is a wealth of knowledge in the crypto space and I have no doubt that today's discussion will be super interesting and useful.***Thanks for listening to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business, that scales and that your users love is very difficult.In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help.With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s. We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in Blockchain application development.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to our website to book a call directly with one of the principals.We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads and are offering a very decent reward for any referrals. If you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast.  If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review.I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital. Today my guest is Sean Sanders from Revix.Sean’s passion for Finance began with a degree in Finance and Economics and he then went on to do his CFA qualification.Sean who is not even 30 years old yet started his career with a few internships, one of which was with Merrill Lynch. He then founded his first of many businesses in 2012. Sean went through a number of finance focused positions ranging from equity trading to portfolio management and then eventually to VC analyst with Knife Capital who I happen to know very well. It was at Knife Capital that Sean had his aha moment that led him to co-founding Revix in 2018 where he is now the CEO.Revix is a platform that provides hassle-free, diversified cryptocurrency investing.Sean has led Revix to a team of 25, MRR of around $140k with the last few months seeing 50% month on month growth. They have raised $4.1m from a range of investors and they’re sure to be a FinTech company to keep an eye on.Sean is super smart and in my conversations leading up to this I was impressed by his passion and commitment to FinTech and I'm sure we’ll get great value from today's conversation.***Thanks for listening to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business, that scales and that your users love is very difficult.In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help.With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s. We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in Blockchain application development.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to www.nona.digital to book a call directly with one of the principals.We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads and are offering a very decent reward for any referrals. If you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast.  If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review.I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, co-founder & CEO of Nona Digital.Today I’m talking to Benji Meltzer from Aerobotics who is not a typical guest in that he is not in FinTech, but I still believe that we will get value from today's discussion.Benji studied a business science degree with first-class honours in Mechatronics engineering before attending The Imperial College of London where he studied an MSc in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in neurotechnology and graduated with distinction.Benji then went on to work as a business analyst building software models to evaluate strategic decisions, mainly in the mining industry before moving on to become the operations and logistics manager for Uber South Africa. Benji is now solely focused on Aerobotics where he is the co-founder and CTO. Aerobotics is focused on developing Artificial intelligence systems for unmanned aerial vehicles specifically focussing on the agriculture industry. It has raised around $27m to date, has customers in 20 countries, and is sitting on around 120m trees analyzed. They are a rapidly growing African scale up playing on a global stage and a really impressive business.At only 31 years old, Benji is a super impressive guy. Welcome Benji. It's great to have to you on the show.***Thanks for listening to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business, that scales and that your users love is very difficult.In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help.With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s. We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in Blockchain application development.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to www.nona.digital to book a call directly with one of the principals.We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads, and are offering a very decent reward for any referrals. If you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast.  If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review.I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘how to be moderately successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast.  If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review. Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business, that scales and that your users love is very difficult. In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help. With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care. We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s. We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in Blockchain application development.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to www.nona.digital to book a call directly with one of the principals.We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads and are offering a very decent reward for any referrals.  So if you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. And now, on to the show…Today my guest is Jins Kadwood who brings with him a really interesting set of skills and experience around building and scaling high-performance teams which originated from an interesting source which we will get into later.Jins has had a wide range of experience in the tech scene ranging from founder to CTO to CPO to COO and everything in between.His current focus is as CTO at Agridigital whose focus is to make grain supply chains easy. Agridigital has already processed over $5bn worth of transactions, given out $50m worth of loans to farmers, and has 15000 active users. Jins has a bachelor's in software engineering and a master's in computer science and won the CIO/CTO of the year award in 2018 from FinTech Australia. Thanks for joining us Jins. ***Thanks for listening to the How to be Moderately Successful podcast. If you have a FinTech project that you would like to accelerate with a partner that will take care of your design and development to allow you to focus on your area of genius, we’d love to help you. Head over to our website www.nona.digital to book a call with one of our principles. And, another plug that we are actively hiring senior developers and we’re offering a very tasty reward for any successful referrals. I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘how to be moderately successful' podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, co-Founder, and CEO of Nona Digital.This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review, you’ll be surprised at how much each one helps us. Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business,  that scales and that your users love is very difficult. In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help. With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s.  We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in Blockchain application development.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you.Head over to our website to book a call directly with one of the principals. And now, on to the show…Today I’ve got Ned Phillips joining me who is one impressive guy.Ned has been around FinTech since before it was called Fintech. Back in the late 90’s ned was one of the first brokers at E-Trade and went on to become the managing director of the company.He was also part of the stock exchange transformation where he developed two pan-Asian exchanges.Ned experienced the dot-com boom with one of the original Fintech companies and consulted 8 securities when they launched the first Robo Advisor in Asia. This all led up to Ned’s current focus which is as the Founder and CEO of Bambu. Bambu is a global leader in the robo-advisory space working with some of the biggest names in FinTech and banking. Launched in 2016 they are a growing team of 80 people who have raised around $15m and are about to raise another $25m.They have also won a slew of Fintech and Startup awards including one particular award that we will speak about later in the show.They aim to be profitable in the next 6-12 months and have their sights set on becoming the global leaders in the space.Ned is also an impressive athlete choosing to put himself through some grueling ultra-endurance races which we’ll get into a little later.Welcome Ned, it’s great to have you on the show and I’m looking forward to the conversation.***Thanks for listening!If you have a FinTech project that you would like to accelerate with a partner that will take care of your design and development to allow you to focus on your area of genius, we’d love to help you.Head over to our website to book a call with one of our principles. And, another plug that we are actively hiring senior developers and we’re offering a very tasty reward for any successful referrals.I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘how to be moderately successful' podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder, and CEO of Nona Digital.This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself.We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast. If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review, you’ll be surprised at how much each one helps us.Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business,  that scales and that your users love is very difficult. In today's hyper-competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal, and making the impact that you need to make. This is where Nona can help. With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’s.We have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in blockchain application development.We also have a proven track record of expanding and evaluating internal tech teams and capabilities for our partners.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you.Head over to our website to book a call directly with one of the principals or follow any of our contacts in the show notes.We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads and are offering very decent bounties for any referrals. So, if you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. And now, on to the show...Today my guests are Dave who is no stranger to the show, he is one of my partners at Nona and our CTO and for his first appearance, we are welcoming James Smith today who is our Head of engineering at Nona. Thanks for listening to the How to be Moderately Successful Podcast. If you have a FinTech project that you would like to accelerate with a partner that will take care of your design and development to allow you to focus on your area of genius, we’d love to help you. Head over to our website. I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘How to be Moderately Successful’ podcast. I’m your host Mike Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products, and a better version of yourself. If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review, you’ll be surprised at how much each one helps us. Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital. Building a FinTech business is difficult. And, building the software that enables that business, that scales and that your users love is very difficult. If you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to our website to book a call with one of our principles. And now, on to the show...Today my guest is Riccardo Spagni who is also and possibly even better known as Fluffy Pony.Ric is I think most widely known through his role as the lead maintainer of Monero, a privacy-centric cryptocurrency project that aims to obfuscate the linkability of transactions across source, quantity, and destination. But his career spans a lot further than just Monero.In 2016 he launched Globee, a multi-currency payment processor. In the same year, Ric also founded Tari, whose mission is to be the most useful decentralized platform that empowers anyone to create digitally scarce things people love.And now, Ric’s most recent project is Yat which is a really interesting project that is censorship-resistant emoji-based online identities. This project has not yet launched but you can join the waitlist at y.at. I already have.What struck me about Ric from the first time that I spoke to him was how open he was to meet with people. He is one of the biggest names in crypto and yet still has time for a lot of people which speaks to his character.Welcome Ric, it’s great to have you on the show.                                                                                                  *** Thanks for listening! We are actively hiring senior developers and technical leads and are offering very decent bounties for any referrals. So, if you know any senior developers that might be a good fit for Nona, please get in touch and there might be a meaningful reward in it for you. I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘how to be moderately successful podcast’, I’m your host Mike Scott and I am also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products and a better version of yourself.If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review, you’ll be surprised at how much each one helps us. https://ratethispodcast.com/howtobemoderatelysuccessful. We’ll drop this in the show notes too...thanks in advance!Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital.Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that enables that business,  that scales and that your users love is very difficult. In today's hyper competitive environment, getting your software built right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team, closing your next deal and making the impact that you need to make.This is where Nona can help,With an excellent track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’sWe have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in blockchain application development.We also have a proven track record of expanding and evaluating internal tech teams and capabilities for our partners.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you.Head over to www.nona.digital to book a call directly with one of the principals or follow any of our contacts in the show notes.And now, on to the show...Today my guest is a serial FinTech entrepreneur. Andrew Anastasiou from Legion Pay.Andrew has been involved in and founded multiple businesses in the FinTech space.Andrew’s current focus is as co-founder of LegionPay, a high-risk payment consultancy firm focusing on digital payments such as crypto and card acquiring solutions.Andrew also founded WealthKingdom, and TheFintechPost, a google news portal providing updates and insights on the Fintech industry.Andrew has been featured in a bunch of publications, including The Statesman, MarketWatch, and International Business Times. Andrew is clearly a very capable entrepreneur with a ton of experience and at only 32 years that's really impressive. What struck me immediately about Andrew was how open he is and how he seems to genuinely want to build great products and help people.Welcome Andrew, it’s great to have you on the show.If you have a FinTech project that you would like to accelerate with a partner that will take care of your design and development to allow you to focus on your area of genius, we’d love to help you.Head over to our website www.nona.digital to book a call with one of our principles or follow any of the contacts in the show notes.And, another plug that we are actively hiring senior developers and we’re offering a very tasty reward for any successful referrals.I’ll be back next week with another episode to help you build better businesses, better fintech products, and a better you.
Welcome to the ‘how to be moderately successful podcast’, I’m your host Mike Scott and I am also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nona Digital.This podcast is all about helping you to build better businesses, better FinTech products and a better version of yourself.We get a lot of messages to thank us and our guests for the content that we put out which I can only assume means that you are getting value from the podcast. If you’d like to support us then please do give us a rating and review, you’ll be surprised at how much each one helps us.We set up a link to make it easier, just go to https://ratethispodcast.com/howtobemoderatelysuccessful. We’ll drop this in the show notes too...thanks in advance!Today’s episode is sponsored by ourselves, Nona Digital.Building a FinTech business is difficult and building the software that powers that business,  that scales and that your users love is very difficult. In today's competitive environment, getting your software build right really matters, but you also need to focus on building your business, your team,  closing your next round and making the impact that you need to make.This is where Nona can help,With a strong track record of delivering scalable intuitive software for FinTech companies around the world, we’ll take away some of your stress by making sure that your product is designed and built at the highest standards and by people that really care.We’re small enough so that you are always close to the principals but big enough to be able to deliver at the highest standards consistently without KPD’sWe have deep expertise in FinTech, and particularly in blockchain application development.We also have a proven track record of expanding and evaluating internal tech teams and capabilities for our partners.So, if you would like to accelerate your FinTech project with a team of experts, we’d love to hear from you.Head over to www.nona.digital to book a call directly with one of the principals or follow any of our contacts in the show notes.And now, on to the show.Today my guest is Anthony Di Iorio who is one impressive human.In 2013 Anthony funded and Co-Founded Ethereum which is, today, a decentralised blockchain protocol that in just the last 24 hours would have successfully processed over 1.2m transactions. The native cryptocurrency to Ethereum, Ether, now has a market cap of over $240bn.Anthony has invested tens of millions of dollars in numerous industries including blockchain and has launched many companies himself.His current focus and how he and I met is as the Founder and CEO of Decentral, a Toronto-based innovation hub and software development company focussed on decentralized technologies. Decentral is the creator of the Jaxx liberty wallet and platform which has had literally millions of downloads with zero marketing spend which is just mind-blowing.Previously Anthony was the Chief Digital Officer for the Toronto Stock Exchange and held an Adjunct Professor position at the University of Toronto.He has stacked up a slew of awards including:EY’s emerging entrepreneur of the year awardFintech leader of the year awardAndToronto’s list of the 50 most influential people in 2018.Apart from his razor-sharp mind and ludicrously impressive career, Anthony is a truly nice guy and someone that I really enjoy talking to. Welcome Anthony, I’m so glad you could make it.
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Rafael Amaral

What a great podcast. The content is of high quality and very insightful. I get tones out of it. Well done.

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