Our constellation of stars

We have assembled a constellation of stars to share their insights with you. We are investors, entrepreneurs, senior executives and advisers/consultants who also know how to communicate well in writing.

Each day a market Expert shares their insights about Fintech. This is a highly curated platform, with a few Experts writing consistently on the same day each week:

Ilias Louis Hatzis writes on Monday from Greece about Blockchain, Bitcoin & Crypto. Ilias is an Internet entrepreneur who started his first company, an internet search engine, in the mid 90s during the dot-com era. Later on he founded several Consumer Internet and AdTech startups and went to work for Google and JWT. As well as still being an active entrepreneur, he mentors startups at the MassChallenge, MITEF and other startup accelerators and competitions. Having lived and worked in America, Ilias is currently back in his native Greece and is currently the Founder/CEO of Mercato Blockchain Corporation AG.

Efi Pylarinou writes on Tuesday from Switzerland about WealthTech and Capital Markets. Efi brings bold Wall Street experience (Salomon Brothers, Bankers Trust, SGCowen) in a broad range of asset classes (fixed income, structured products, hedge funds). She has lived and worked in the US, France, Greece, Canada, and Switzerland in investment companies, a university, an online education provider, and an executive consulting firm. She brings a strong academic background combined with a focus on breakthrough results. Efi is the author of Fixed income books with Frank Fabozzi.

 Jessica Ellerm writes on Wednesday from Australia about Small Business Finance. Jessica is CEO & Co-Founder of Zuper Superannuation, taking a new approach to superannuation savings. Previously she worked for Australia’s flagship Fintech startup and small business banking provider, Tyro. She is also a well-known expert on digital growth hacking and presents financial news and market updates for Australia’s leading online finance news provider, Finance News Network.

Stephen Goldstein writes on Thursday from America about Insurtech. Stephen is an entrepreneur turned corporate man turned entrepreneur again.  Before returning to America, Stephen worked in Asia, so he brings a global perspective. After a few ventures in college which included a cleaning business and healthy fast food restaurant, Stephen found himself in the insurance and financial services industry, and has been there for the past 11 years.  He has mostly been on the distribution side of the business, having been a financial advisor and then a wholesaler in the US, setting up the framework for a distribution force in Eastern Europe and running multiple insurance distribution channels in Southeast Asia.  He has now taken his experience from the insurance side to the insurtech side, working with Pivot Ventures, a launchpad based out of Singapore to connect high impact insurtech startups with insurers and reinsurers in the Asia Pacific region.  Having lived and worked in the US, Dublin, Warsaw, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Stephen has recently relocated back to California.

Arunkumar Krishnakumar writes on Friday from UK about consumer banking and finance. Arun has the experience and global mindset to cover innovation wherever it comes from globally and is equally comfortable in the world of big agile companies as well as scrappy upstarts. His big company experience includes Barclays and PWC. In his current role at Angels Unleashed, StartUp Bootcamp and Funding XChange, Arun works in the world of the scrappy upstart.

Bernard Lunn writes on Saturday from Switzerland about the Blockchain Economy. Bernard, CEO of Daily Fintech, is a serial entrepreneur, senior executive, adviser and strategic deal maker. He started in the engine room of Fintech for enterprise software companies (such as Misys, Temenos and ITRS). Bernard is the author of Mindshare to Marketshare and The Blockchain Economy and has used his media experience (for example as COO of ReadWriteWeb) to guide Daily Fintech since the first post on 29 June 2014. Bernard is a Brit who has lived in America, Singapore, India, London and Amsterdam and has done business in 40 countries. He currently lives in Switzerland.

Zarc Gin  writes on Saturday from China about Blockchain, Bitcoin & Crypto. Zarc is an analyst for Warp Speed Capital, a Fintech/InsurTech focused Venture Capital firm based in China.Zarc brings us the perspective on platforms originating from  China , the regulation storm from Chinese government agencies, the role of Exchanges and Mining in China and how Blockchain can transform many markets within China.

Bits don’t stop at borders and neither do our Experts. Our subscribers from 172 countries expect global perspective and the physical newsroom is an artefact of the analog era. So our Experts live and work in Asia, America and Europe. Daily Fintech is decentralized media business born in the Blockchain era.

 

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