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Welcome to The Path, a videocast and podcast series about how successful entrepreneurs navigate the world of venture capital to help them scale rapidly. Join us, as we welcome the founders of successful businesses to share their experiences and insights on what they’re going through, challenges faced, lessons learned and the changes they’re making moving forward.
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FinTech Silicon Valley podcasts are focused on educating and highlighting FinTech in Silicon Valley to the global community both through video and audio. The podcasts & video interviews are short and fun, one on one interviews by FinTech Silicon Valley journalists with experts and investors on how they are contributing to the community and what their perspective is on the future of FinTech.
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Enterprise Security Tech presents The Cyber Jack Podcast. The Cyber Jack Podcast brings together critical news, expert insights, and product information to help CISOs, CIOs, and CEOs make informed IT technology and cybersecurity decisions.
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Yash Patel is General Partner at Telstra Ventures, a San Francisco-based VC firm that differentiates by generating revenue for its portfolio with strategic channel partners and customer relationships as well as by using data science to drive its investment process. Yash's focus is on the consumer side of fintech, Web3, crypto, esports, gaming, SaaS…
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Max has decades of experience building global IT & fintech businesses. After getting his MBA at Stanford, he co-founded Russia's largest eCommerce company, Wikimart (dubbed "the Amazon of Russia" by Silicon Valley VCs) and raised $50M+ from Tiger Global. He then switched over to work with e-commerce companies in Asia, focusing mainly on payments as…
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Cyber defense is complex and easy to get wrong. Threat-informed defense is an approach to cybersecurity that involves gathering and utilizing information about potential threats and adversaries to enhance an organization's security posture. It focuses on understanding the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) employed by threat actors and usin…
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When individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences come together, they bring unique insights and approaches to problem-solving, leading to more robust and effective cybersecurity strategies. Larry Whiteside Jr., CISO at RegScale and Co-Founder and President of Cyversity, joins us to talk about the importance of diversity of …
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Max Krupyshev, CoFounder/CEO of the crypto payment ecosystem CoinsPaid. He is a serial entrepreneur with long-standing experience in developing fintech and crypto projects. Having entered the world of crypto in 2013, he stood at the origins of this market in Ukraine, launching a Bitcoin Foundation to promote crypto adoption in the country. Before j…
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MITRE, #1 on our 2022 Cyber Top 20 list, is known for frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK® and MITRE D3FEND™ -- but the organization's scope is far greater. We spoke with Wen Masters, Vice President of Cyber Technologies, MITRE, to learn more about how the not-for-profit organization brings critical resources and frameworks to CISOs and the security commu…
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Jeff Booth is a visionary leader, technology entrepreneur and best-selling author of The Price of Tomorrow – Why Deflation is Key to an Abundant Future. With his expertise in technology, system thinking and design, he is at the forefront of a transition from an economic system built for the past, and one built for the future. Jeff has been featured…
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Andy has been a prominent figure in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, during which he has served as President and owner of Miles Franklin, Precious Metals, Ltd. Prior to starting Miles Franklin, Ltd. in 1989, Andrew became a Licensed Financial Planner, specializing in Swiss Franc Investments and alternative investments. At Mil…
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Stacy has been working in the blockchain sphere since 2016. She has worked as a marketing consultant for businesses who wanted to integrate blockchain. She has worked with trading platforms, DeFi projects and has worked in Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa & South Korea. The Calypso Group are mainly focused on Calypso Pay. Calypso Pay is a crypto p…
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Malicious or 'bad' bots are all the rage now. Cybercriminals and scammers use them to hurt users and companies' bottom line. As bot capabilities advance and become more rampant in e-commerce, businesses need to become savvier about their defenses in order to protect their customers. We sat down with Antoine Vastel, Head of Research at DataDome, to …
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Eric Shoykhet is the Founder of Atom Finance and Link Financial Technologies link.money ,venture-backed software companies that collectively have raised $100mm. Previously, he was an investor at Governors Lane, an event-driven hedge fund. At Governors Lane, Eric worked on investments across a variety of sectors including industrials, financials, te…
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Michael Fanfant is a Palo Alto-based General Partner at Runa Capital. He looks for early stage startups with solutions across B2B SaaS and regulated industries like fintech, edutech and digital health. Michael joined Runa in 2017 after co-founding Octane Lending, where he was also COO. He serves on the board of Octane Lending, which was valued at m…
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Identity-related breaches remain a continual threat to organizations, with 84% experiencing a breach in the last year. We spoke with Julie Smith of the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) about these new research findings, the importance of securing digital identities in the new connected world, and what the IDSA is doing to rally companies a…
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Software and app security have been black boxes for too long. The attacks on SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline gave the US federal government more urgency to push for transparency across cybersecurity - from software bill of materials (SBOMs) and mandates. We spoke with Jeff Williams, Co-Founder and CTO of Contrast Security, about what makes softwar…
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Vladimir is a entrepreneur with long-standing experience in establishing and developing fintech projects. The total capitalization of Vladimir’s projects exceeded $1 billion at the beginning of 2022. As a professional businessman, Vladimir is interested in developing new, never-before seen solutions that would benefit society and improve the qualit…
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The economy is shifting, and budgets are tightening. Cybersecurity must shift with it. We sit down with Marcus Bartram, General Partner, Telstra Ventures, to discuss cybersecurity investment in this economic climate, identity-based threats, and what cyber issues CISOs and the industry should keep their eyes on in 2023. All this and more on The Cybe…
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Guest Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist, ESET brought some data with him. According to ESET's research, key stats around malware and ransomware have declined, and that's great, but that doesn't tell the full threat story. Apple products have an aura of impenetrability, but a back door in MacOS was recently discovered by ESET. And finally, we…
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Hugo is an entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the marketing communication space. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Minima - the world’s first completely decentralized, and mobile native blockchain protocol. Prior to launching Minima, Hugo ran and founded internationally awarded advertising agencies, creating global campaigns for companie…
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Jazmin has a STEM background, with a first-class degree in Mathematics from the University of Surrey, Guildford. She has a passion for innovative technology and using it as a tool to improve personal and corporate potential. Her previous career includes 8 years as a consultant, implementing Oracle’s Financial Planning software for UK based and glob…
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Wayne was a Wall St investment banker and venture capitalist; owner/operator of the number two rock broadcasting stations in Los Angeles; Founder/CEO of the first utility wind energy developer (backed by Chevron); CEO of an international telecom that introduced the first direct dial telephone and wireless service to Moscow; Founder of two software …
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Dmitry Mishunin is the founder and CEO of a DeFi security and analytics company HashEx. He is a businessman with skills in strategic management, specializing in cybersecurity and security audits. Dmitry has a long-standing expertise in product development in Ethereum, Bitcoin, Binance blockchains. Under his management HashEx has become one of the l…
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In this episode of The Path, Gup Ghuliani, Telstra Ventures' Operations Partner, and Andrew Butt, co-founder and CEO of Enable discuss the digitisation of the global supply chain, finding a lucrative gap in this market, successfully determining product fit and finding the right investors to build a truly global software company. Enable is a SaaS so…
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Kamyar Naficy is the Founder and Principal of KNECTCOMMS, a marketing and communications consultancy to the finance, technology and fintech sectors. He previously worked in senior marketing and communications roles at JP Morgan, London Stock Exchange Group and UniCredit. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and an MPhil (Masters) in Ma…
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Marwan Forzley is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veem, a next-generation global payment provider that enables businesses to quickly and securely send and receive payments in local currency. Veem uses the blockchain as a new settlement rail to enable frictionless and inexpensive payments. Prior to Align Commerce, Forzley founded and s…
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Cloud security is complicated. But it doesn't have to be. Ruvi Kitov, CEO, Tufin, urges organizations to think differently about cloud security by embracing the 'multiverse' and the power of automation. Ruvi also dives into visibility as a security killer and enabler. All this and more on The Cyber Jack Podcast.…
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There's a global talent shortage in cybersecurity. So when we hear about an Army veteran's success in security story, we get excited. Tom Gorup, VP of Security Operations at MDR provider Alert Logic, dives into the OCOKA military strategy and how he's applied what he learned from his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan to his leadership role in sec…
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In this episode of The Path, Gup Ghuliani, Telstra Ventures' Operations Partner, and Thomas Brunskill, co-founder and CEO of Forage discuss equality of access to education and training, building a bridge between the world of learning and the world of work and how the recruitment landscape has changed dramatically. Forage is a virtual work experienc…
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Alex Marquez launched Experian Ventures in 2016 and is currently the Global Managing Director and a member of Experian’s Investment Committee. As a leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world, we invest in data/analytics, information security, healthcare, automotive and the broade…
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Kaarel is the strategic thinker and visionary behind Veriff. Kaarel keeps Veriff’s team one step ahead of fraud and competition in the dynamic world of online identification. Under Kaarel’s leadership, Veriff has become a leader in the IDV market, currently the only service provider offering near-real-time verification (improving from 70 seconds to…
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Jon Soberg is Managing Partner at MS&AD Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the future of finance, risk assessment, and building a sustainable society. Jon has made over 120 investments across 5 continents and has held more than 40 board positions. Prior to becoming an investor, Jon was a serial entrepreneur and operator, with …
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Akshay Krishnaiah Founder & CEO of fast growing subscription-based Cash Now Pay Later startup Line (useline.com) Akshay is a millennial, immigrant, uber driver (36,000 miles SF Bay Area) turned Techstars fintech startup founder & CEO at Line (useline.com) that came out of stealth this July and has taken the world by storm by delivering over $500,00…
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Nadim is the son of immigrants who arrived in the U.S. with virtually nothing. The passion to help people build financial resilience and independence was instilled in him through his upbringing. This, and the values learned from his family, led Nadim—along with his co-founder Matthew Cooper—to start EarnUp Inc. in 2013 with a goal of helping the ov…
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The cyber industry is notorious for merger and acquisition activity. Some go well, some come with collateral damage -- loss of employees, poor technology integration and leadership friction. Getting it right is a sweet science. Sue Graham Johnston, VP & GM of AI-Driven SD-WAN at Juniper Networks, talks with us about coming over from an acquisition …
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Chris Hsu is the CEO & Co-Founder of Azibo, a VC-backed real estate fintech startup focused on simplifying the rental property experience. Prior to Azibo, Chris served as an Advisory Partner at a16z and previously was CEO of Micro Focus, a $4B enterprise software company. He also was COO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he successfully led the …
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Lauren is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Acrew Capital where she invests in fintech. Among her investments, Lauren led the 2016 Series A round in Chime. Other investments include Divvy, Finix, Gusto, Kettle, La Haus, Papaya Payments, and Pie Insurance. Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google leading a number of launches for G…
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Toshi Kameoka manages Airwallex’s U.S. and Canada business and administrative operations as Head of Strategy, North America. Based in San Francisco, he was Airwallex's first permanent U.S. employee and has been responsible for Airwallex's U.S. money transmitter licensing (MTL) and financial partnership strategy in the region. Toshi has more than 15…
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Ram leads the Digital Asset business at Cross River. Ram is the founder of PeerIQ – the leading risk analytics firm for FinTech lending. Prior to founding PeerIQ, Ram was an investor in structured products and an SVP at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch where he was a leader on the Cards & Deposits executive management team. Previously, Ram served as a…
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Raghu is the Co-founder and CEO of FalconX, one of the largest and fastest growing digital asset brokerages. He's an engineer by background and passionate about building products that create value – leading him to become a serial entrepreneur,product leader, active investor, andboard advisor to several Silicon Valley startups. Prior to FalconX, Rag…
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Ken is a FinTech and Payments pioneer, who holds the distinction of being the first person to send $1 around the world by mobile transfer. In his career, Ken has launched: the first mobile remittances service in the US, the first global mobile bank account, the first neobank for immigrants in the US, and the first decoupled business payments smart …
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Alexandre Lazarow is a global venture capitalist and the author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs - from Delhi to Detroit - Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley (Harvard Business Review Press). He has invested in startups including Chime, Kin, Neon, Sidecar Health, Facily, FinAccel, ZenBusiness, Kueski, Guiabolso, Zola, Rensource, Term…
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Mark Straub is the Co-founder and CEO of Smile Identity, the leading digital KYC and identity verification provider in Africa. He has spent much of his career trying to help people in underserved markets get access to better opportunities through technology and entrepreneurship. Mark was a venture investor for a decade, and worked with over 20 comp…
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Amir leads Fintech and Insurtech investing at AV8 Ventures and has been one of the earliest investors in the Insurtech space. Amir has been an entrepreneur, operator and investor with over 15 years of experience, working with early and mid-stage companies on financing, partnerships and strategic growth initiatives. Prior to AV8, Amir was an investm…
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Consumer security online has become increasingly more complicated - thanks to mass data breaches and hackers understanding that social media can be used as a malicious tool. Petros Efstathopoulos, Global Head of Research at NortonLifeLock, discusses how consumers can keep their sensitive data secure online and what the future might hold for cyberse…
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Vivek is a Principal at Commerce Ventures, an early stage fintech, insurtech and retailtech focused fund based in SF. The Fund's investments include companies like Bill.com, Marqeta, Forter, Socure, MX, Moov and +80 others. His investment focus includes vertical FinTech platforms, core fintech enablers and insurance data & tech platforms. Prior to …
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John Lunn is the Founder and CEO of cloud payment orchestration platform Gr4vy. He is a technology and fintech entrepreneur with 21 years of experience working and investing in financial services, commerce enablement, e-payments, data, security and infrastructure. Lunn worked as the Director of Technology for six years at CyberSource, the world’s f…
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Robin Gandhi is the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Payments at TripActions. He leads the product, engineering, design, and operations efforts for TripActions' Liquid offering, the next-generation spend management solution. Prior to TripActions, Robin headed Adyen's global issuing offering as well as acquiring and partnerships for N…
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Hammad Aslam is an investor at Susa Ventures, where he focuses on Series B and Series C investments out of Susa's Opportunity Fund, and specializes in fintech, supply chain / logistics, enterprise software and emerging markets. Prior to joining Susa, Hammad helped lead technology and software investments at Vista Equity Partners. Hammad also brings…
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Michelle is responsible for researching and executing on investment opportunities in proptech. She’s particularly interested in opportunities around democratizing home ownership, increasing transparency across the real estate transaction and automating workflows. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Michelle was a Senior Associate in Financial Advisory…
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Deep has more than 20 years of Silicon Valley experience creating consumer-focused products, developing platform experiences that use artificial intelligence and big data, and building world-class engineering teams. His experience includes companies like IBM, Yahoo!, Trulia/Zillow, and over 5 years of startup experience. He is leading Varo’s Techno…
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