Episode 2

What's Next with Matteo Rizzi

In this episode, Karim speaks to Matteo Rizzi, FinTech Investor. Innotribe Co-Founder, ex SWIFT, Co-Founder FinTechStage.com. Matteo talks about the benefits of hiring talent with an entrepreneurial spirit and what executives need to do to nurture in-house talent.

ABOUT MATTEO

Matteo is an unconventional entrepreneur and a book author with two decades of experience in Financial Services. For three years in a row (2014-2016), Financial News has nominated Matteo as one of the "40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe".

In 2008 he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT, where Matteo worked for 13 years. He also launched the Innotribe Startup Challenge, the first global deal flow of its kind. He left SWIFT in 2013.

From 2013 until 2015, Matteo was a Partner in SBT Venture Capital, one of the first funds (100M USD) solely dedicated to FinTech investment (Series A), building a portfolio of 12 start-ups.

In 2015, Matteo created and co-founded www.FinTechStage.com, a platform for Investors, Innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech innovation globally, with some 50+ missions and events all over the world.

Matteo founded the Timepledge.org initiative, a global program helping African entrepreneurs in several business domains, from product to strategy to channels management to investors pitching.

He is the author or The FinTech Revolution (EGEAN, 2016, ITA) and Talent&Rebels (HOEPLI, 2019, ENG and ITA).

Recently, Matteo took the position of Executive Producer of Breaking Banks Europe (a spin-off of Breaking Banks US) available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

Matteo lives in Estoril (Portugal) speaks five languages, holds

a University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and a Postgraduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).

FOLLOW MATTEO RIZZI

Read Matteo's book - Talents & Rebels: Dealing with Corporate Misfits

Follow Matteo on Twitter - @matteorizzi

Follow Matteo on Instagram - @Matteorizziofficial

Visit Matteo Rizzi's website - http://matteorizzi.me

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What's Next
Big Ideas and Innovative thoughts on the future of Marketing, Media, Advertising and more!

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Karim Kanji

We all need to be thinking about and preparing for What’s Next in order to achieve more - and that’s what this podcast is all about.

I’m seeking to gain a more diverse perspective on what will shape the future of marketing & advertising, one 15-minute conversation at a time.

I am excited to share talks I’ll be having with thinkers around the world. If you’re as curious as I am about what’s next, join me and invest 15 minutes of your day exploring big ideas and innovative thoughts.


ABOUT KARIM

Karim has been successfully podcasting since 2010. First with the ‘Social Media Show’ and then the popular ‘Welcome with Karim Kanji podcast’ and a co-hosted show with Gregg Tilston, ‘Welcome to The Music’.

2021 sees Karim launching this new show ‘What’s Next’ with support from Active International where Karim is currently the Director of Emerging and Social Media.

In his role within the advertising and marketing industry, Karim has worked with brands such as Popeyes Canada, Melitta, Ricola, 3M Canada, eOne, Nikon Canada, Jamieson Vitamins, Mark’s, LG Electronics Canada, Muskoka Brewery, Post Cereals, Nestle Canada, Dell Canada, GE Canada, Scotiabank, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Microsoft Canada, and many others.