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Women-led start-ups get only 2% of venture capital funding, even though women own 1 in 3 businesses globally. Of that percentage, East Asian women-led startups only receive a small sliver of that 2%. Despite this disparity, women-founded businesses return more than twice as much per dollar invested than those founded by men. Our hosts, Sheryl Chen and Mickey Tesfaye, talk to Winnie Wong, author of You don't have to look the part: How East Asian women thrive as entrepreneurs about what strategies can be employed by both female entrepreneurs and the industry itself to help change the landscape.
Zennon Kapron, Director of Kapronasia and author of 'Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin in China' talks to us about how the surge in digital payments in Asia is playing out across the entire region, how super-apps like WeChat, Alipay, and Meituan are changing the game, if BNPL will replace traditional credit cards, and his half-crazy prediction about the next five years for the Asian payments industry.
Pranav Sood from Airwallex joined The MoneyPot LIVE at our booth at Money20/20 Europe 2023 in Amsterdam to discuss the challenges and opportunities of programmatic money movement, including the importance of financial infrastructure and how it can enable businesses of all sizes to scale across borders.
Medhy Souidi, Head of Transformation and Ecosystems at DBS Bank Hong Kong and a passionate innovator in the financial industry, shares insights on the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) considerations, how the technology is evolving, what this means for the future of work, generative AI pilot use cases, as well as where the technology is headed in the next five years.
In Indonesia, 40 percent of the population is unbanked, but Yada Piyajomkwan, Co-Founder and CPO of Ajaib saw a future where learning to invest could actually be the on-ramp to financial inclusion and building wealth, allowing people to achieve financial literacy while growing their own portfolios. We got to speak to her about why she started Ajaib, why she saw investment as a crucial point of spear, and what she is hoping for in the coming year as we head into Money20/20 Asia 2024.
Did you know six in 10 Southeast Asian adults are unbanked or underbanked and nine in 10 do not have credit cards? Wenbin Wong, Managing Director at GrabFin, discusses how they've made financial services more accessible for different user groups, how GrabFin has evolved post pandemic, insights on embedded finance, supporting the growth of everyday enterprises, BNPL integration, and what's next for GrabFin.
With over 120 billion baht processed, DeeMoney has saved consumers and businesses potentially 1.2 billion baht in transaction fees and foreign exchange rates. In this podcast, the company's Co-founder and Managing Director Rasmegh (Megha) Srisethi recounts their mission to revolutionise the cross-border fintech ecosystem and discusses the unique challenges DeeMoney has faced, their commitment to security, and the strategies that have helped them build international partnerships.
BigPay's Principal (Product) Monica Millares shares insights about her role at the fast-growing Southeast Asian neobank and her views on the growing financial stress that we all find ourselves under, how this impacts our quality of life and mental health, insights on underbanked and unbanked, as well as the role fintech has to play in all of this. Monica also shares her top career and life lessons and advice to those just starting out in the industry.
In the turbulent world of cryptocurrency, one company has a bold mission to provide financial inclusion at unprecedentedly low cost. Discover how Bitkub secured the first crypto exchange license in Thailand and has remained sustainably profitable. Its Founder and Group CEO Khun Topp shares insights into their unique customer acquisition strategies and unveils the company's ambitious expansion plans as Southeast Asia steps into the golden era of fintech.
Every once in a while, someone uses truly clever solutions to leapfrog forward and show us how technology can truly solve real problems. That’s what Carmen Vicelich did with Valocity - a global platform that uses data for property valuations. In this MoneyPot podcast episode, she takes us through the challenge, and where she hopes her solutions will go.