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Episode #1: Unlocking the full potential of sustainability within fintech

Episode #1: Unlocking the full potential of sustainability within fintech

February 14, 2020

The first episode in season 2 (!!) of Fintech Matters we sat down with Sofie Blakstad & Marianne Haahr at Paris Fintech Forum to dive into the Paris Agreement, how green bonds can be the new alternative economic models, the outcome of the One Planet Summit and how when we are working with sustainability can avoid green washing and lip servicing.

Episode #23 Building a global ecosystem

Episode #23 Building a global ecosystem

December 23, 2019

In this final episode of 2019, Simon Schou and Oliver Sjöstedt from Copenhagen Fintech explore why and how to build a global ecosystem that foster innovation. While we acknowledge the Nordics might never be the biggest fintech hub, we can definitely be the most connected, and we believe connections matter.

Episode #22 The role of the Regulator - meet the Danish FSA

Episode #22 The role of the Regulator - meet the Danish FSA

December 20, 2019

In this episode we meet the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority at the Singapore Fintech Festival and talk to their Director General Jesper Berg on the role of emerging fintech solution in the overall financial system. Jesper Berg has an impressive financial services CV and has among other things earlier been working an the Danish Central Bank as well as in the European Central Bank. We talk to Jesper on how the many new tech solutions popping up are influencing overall financial stability and how the Danish Regulator combine the role of regulating with the role of facilitating innovation.

Episode #21 Building a startup = launching a rocket

Episode #21 Building a startup = launching a rocket

December 13, 2019

Building a startup is often compared to launching a rocket. It's a cliche for a reason.

You need to assemble a skilled crew, build a machine that flies without falling apart, and then hope you can make it into outer space before the fuel runs out.

Each member wears many different hats because it isn’t practical to hire a complete team of specialists right off the bat. For this episode we invited mentors in our Copenhagen fintech mentor program, Jesper Johansen, active investor & Troels Bulow, board member & senior adviser, to talk about these challenges startups encounter.

Episode #20 Diversity, the next big disruptor

Episode #20 Diversity, the next big disruptor

November 29, 2019

Todays episode we are focusing on the current investment landscape in the Nordics and the necessity to include underrepresented founders in investment decisions.

Especially, in fintech we still experience a lack of diversity in age, ethnicity, gender and many other factors. This spans all the way from talent in the STEM fields to the workforce and essentially fintech businesses founded by diverse teams. That is why we have invited Thea Messel, who founded the Nordic early-stage investment firm focusing on the potentials and market opportunities of underrepresented founders and Charlotte Rønje who is co-founder of Jamiipay a danish fintech startup.

Episode #19 Fintech for Climate Change, part II

Episode #19 Fintech for Climate Change, part II

November 15, 2019

In the 19th episode Mads Tingsgård, Head of Fintech Intelligence at Copenhagen Fintech, invites Ian Choo, Founder at Ekofolio, to a conversation on how it is possible for fintech companies to make our earth a more livable place. 

Ekofolio focuses on investments in natural assets – forestry - and with a background as adjunct professor in sustainability, Ian will take you through the opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs and businesses to build a better world through passion, treating people the right way and how to ensure that your fintech will truly matter.

Episode #18 Fintech for Climate Change, part I

Episode #18 Fintech for Climate Change, part I

November 1, 2019

In the 18th episode Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO of Copenhagen Fintech talks to Jason Channell, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Citi Global Insights and Karim Jabbar, Co-founder of Solstroem & Industrial PhD Fellow. 

Jason was in Copenhagen for the C40 World Mayors Summit and to share his key-findings in the latest GPS Energy Darwinism report - The Electrifying Path to Net Zero Carbon. Solstroem automates the generation of micro carbon offsets (MCOs) from distributed solar installations in real-time, thus offering a fully-traceable and data-driven offsetting option to businesses and individuals.

In this episode we focus on the role of technology and specifically fintech in accelerating the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals and deliver on the targets by 2030. Listen in and get inspired by Jason and Karim that work every day towards making the world more sustainable and make fintech matter. 

Episode #17 PSD2, Open Banking and beyond

Episode #17 PSD2, Open Banking and beyond

October 18, 2019

14 September 2019 was the final deadline for PSD2 and now what? It is a piece of regulation that affects our everyday lives, both as consumers and as businesses. But have PSD2 delivered on its promise or is it still too early to evaluate the real impact? What will be the next big thing and is Open Banking a technology play or a change of mindset for incumbent banks? 

One thing is for sure, the PSD2 have caused a lot of discussion and worry, but has already given a lot to the industry and has much more to offer, changing banking (and now moving beyond banking) as we know it! Learn from two of the frontrunners in the Nordics, Michael Camphausen, Partner, Camphausen|Co Law Firm and Christian Panton, Co-founder, Nordic API Gateway.

Episode #16 License to Challenge

Episode #16 License to Challenge

October 4, 2019

In our 16th episode we talk to the Danish challenger bank, Lunar Way and what it is fintech aims to challenge with the established industry. Join Oliver, our Head of Startup Growth and Peter Smith, Bank Director at Lunar Way in their discussions about both the transformation on an industry, company and personal level that we’re undergoing from the old to the new.

Episode #15 Understanding Human Sustainability

Episode #15 Understanding Human Sustainability

September 20, 2019

It seems like there’s an epidemic on our hands. More and more founders and tech industry staff are struggling to deal with the pressures of running a startup, leading to self-destructive behaviour. Mental health problems permeate every industry, not just the tech industry, but the statistics seem to indicate that we have a particular problem. Together with Cecilie Willer, Business Psychologist & Coach at TODAY, we dive into what we as a community can do about it.