FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

How VCs Firms are Investing the Future of Fintech | (Barbara Iyayi from Unicorn Growth Capital)

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What are the the crypto opportunities in Africa?

In this episode hosted by Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar, we explored what makes Barbara so passionate about wanting to come out and turning the dreams of unique companies into reality!

Some topics you should listen out for in this session:
💸 What are the key factors VCs consider when making an investment decision?
🌀 How does Fintech and Web3 are all fit together?
👋 Where does Barbara see exits coming in Africa?
🪢 What can be done to overcome the gender inequality Fintech and VC ecosystem?
☄️ How does the future outlook of Africa Fintech ecosystem look like?

You can watch the sessions below on Youtube, or listen it on Apple and Spotify Podcasts.

Episode Guest

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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