FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

Exploring the Next Wave of Fintech | (with Nik Milanović, Founder of This Week in FinTech) | Fintech

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How is the future of global Fintech landscape?

In this episode, we speak with the Founder of This Week in FinTech, Nik Milanović, about his entrepreneurial journey from starting one of the biggest newsletters in Fintech to building a venture fund and discussed the future of Fintech worldwide! 🌎

Join us for an insightful conversation on the state and future of Fintech with Nik Milanović!  


00:05 Introductions and welcome
02:12 Nik’s journey to get in Fintech
18:40 The most exciting FinTech sub-sectors with highest growth potential
26:19 The process of building a fund
38:49 The fundamentals of evaluating FinTechs as an investor
43:42 Opportunities and challenges of MENA region

Episode Guest

Nik Milanović

Founder of This Week in FinTech

Nik Milanović has spent the last decade working in fintech and microfinance. He currently runs This Week in Fintech, a global digest of financial technology news, and The Fintech Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund. He previously led business development and strategy for Google Pay and Google Finance, led strategy at Petal and partnerships at Funding Circle. He writes on fintech at Techcrunch and Forbes.

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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