# 29 - Nicolas Benady⎢Swan
Description of the episode
This week, I invite you to meet Nicolas Benady, the co-founder and CEO of Swan. Swan is a Bank-as-a-service platform, which differs from other existing platforms by not being "only" the engine of fintech. Since our registration, the team announced their € 16M Serie A, well done everyone! With Nicolas, we discuss his career, from the 1st employee at PriceMinister to the 3 fintechs he created, the particularities of Swan - in particular its speed of implementation - and their ambition: to make Swan a major European technological platform, capable of to compete with American platforms. This episode is supported by Mastercard, which Swan collaborates with (you'll hear it in the episode). Mastercard is a partner of choice for fintechs in France and Europe, is committed to supporting their innovations and development and thus supporting the emergence of new payment experiences that meet consumer expectations. To support the new players in the payment market in France and in Europe, Mastercard relies on its international network and its consulting, technological and marketing expertise and has the capacity to strongly support the implementation of technological innovations for the benefit of customers. fintech through a range of services. Mastercard shares a common vision with the French FinTech: agility, speed, technological innovation, the ability to imagine the banking sector of the future and to offer customers innovative financial services. In terms of resources, Nicolas recommends the contents of 11: FS, whether their podcasts or newsletters. And the entrepreneur who inspires him? Camille Tyan, co-founder of Payplug and now at the head of the fintech startup studio Logic Founders. Good listening !