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Hooking up with fintech’s biggest fish

Hosted by Caroline Perry, Director, CSI Kick Start/Global Alliance Manager

Finsider Podcast: Episode 4

Marcus Dagenais, President of BluePay Canada

Caroline and Marcus talk startup culture, Apple and global payments on this week’s episode.

Marcus has experience on the acquiring and processing side of the payments industry, particularly within Business to Business, Property Management and other emerging market acceptance verticals. As President of BluePay Canada (a wholly owned subsidiary of BluePay Processing, LLC), he has P&L responsibility for Canada as well as development of new channel partnerships, key merchant relationships, and M&A opportunity sourcing throughout North America.

Finsider Podcast: Episode 3

David Sutter, COO and co-founder of Hijro

Caroline sits down with Dave at the Venetian to discuss his hopes, dreams and the future of his company, Hijro (formerly Fluent Network). In classic startup fashion, Dave and his team turned their suite into an impromptu startup office – with chinese food and beer to prove it. Listen carefully for the sound of engineers and innovation in the background!

Dave Sutter is COO and co-founder of Hijro (pronounced “Hy-dro”, formerly Fluent), an enterprise blockchain platform for global trade and supply chain finance. Dave is a veteran of the blockchain industry and a leader of the technology’s application in global trade and supply chains. He is an active member of the BAFT Innovation Council. He is a well-respected thought-leader and frequent speaker on the topic. Before Hijro, he was a co-founder and Executive Director of The Bitcoin Society, a think-tank and media company focused on the field of Bitcoin, blockchain technology and emerging payments. He then served as Director of Sales for Pheeva, a mobile bitcoin wallet. Dave is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and currently resides in Manhattan, NY

Finsider Podcast: Episode 2

Phin Upham, Principal of Thiel Capital

Host Caroline Perry sits down with the dynamic Phin Upham, Principal of Thiel Capital at a busy Italian restaurant during Money 20/20 2016 in Las Vegas. Over fresh bread and olive oil and Octopus salad, the pair discuss why company culture is so important to startup life, why bill processes are not yet automated and the biggest innovations in inclusive banking and cybersecurity. Grab a glass of wine and sit down with Phin and Caroline to discuss fintech’s biggest fish sit.

Phin Upham invests in private investments for Thiel Capital, an investment firm founded by Peter Thiel. He previously worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Lazard Freres, and private equity at Tishman Speyer. He has been a Senior Fellow at Wharton, and a Visiting Scholar at NYU and Columbia. He is a Lecturer at Haas Business School at UC Berkeley. Phin earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA and PhD from Wharton Business School.

Finsider Podcast: Episode 1

Yousseff Sneifer, President of Microsoft Payments

We sit down with President of Microsoft Payment’s Yousseff Sneifer to talk shop about the future of payments, innovation and whether or not Clippy is making a comeback!…Youseff also gives us some career advice and reveals what drives him.

As President of Microsoft Payments, Inc., Youssef plans, directs and controls the entity’s overall business strategy and day-to-day-execution. Prior to joining Microsoft Payments, Inc., Youssef served as the Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation’s Legal and Corporate Affairs advising clients on a variety of financial regulatory and legal issues and payments. He has over 15 years of experience, in private practice and at Microsoft, advising clients on a variety of commercial transactions and commerce and payment services with a special focus on online and offline electronic payment services, prepaid access/stored value/virtual currency and cross-border payment. Prior to joining Microsoft, He was an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine where he focused on corporate restructuring, reorganization and insolvency.

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