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#169 Nicolas Benady (Swan): Reinventing banking – without being a bank

#169 Nicolas Benady (Swan): Reinventing banking - without being a bank
Inside the mind of a CEO
Description of the episode
In this episode we welcome serial entrepreneur Nicolas Benady, co-founder and CEO of Swan, who answers questions from Yacine Sqalli. 🎙️ Swan is a fintech that offers white label banking services such as the creation of accounts, cards and IBANs. The company was created in 2019 with Mathieu Breton and Nicolas Saison and the startup studio Hexa (eFounder), today employs more than 200 people. Nicolas shares his journey with us, from his beginnings in the startup PriceMinister to the creation of Swan, via Limonetik. With a rich and diverse experience in the world of fintech and entrepreneurship, he shares his learnings, his successes, and his difficulties with us. 🌟 In this episode we cover several topics such as today's finance and its innovations, the international growth phase and the importance of corporate culture, or even the meaning of life. Before Swan, Nicolas was already an entrepreneur but not CEO. What changes, and why now?

#3 Does breaking the money taboo start in adolescence? – Caroline Ménager – Pixpay – FULL EPISODE

#3 Does breaking the money taboo start in adolescence? - Caroline Ménager - Pixpay - FULL EPISODE
Just focus
Description of the episode
As a mother of 3 children and having grown up without pocket money in a family where money was taboo, Caroline Ménager co-founded Pixpay with two other parents. The objective: to break the taboo around money in families and introduce adolescents to financial management in a secure environment. Indeed, Pixpay is a fintech that offers a payment card for 10-18 year olds with an application for adolescents and another interface for their parents. After a rich career in large groups, she shares with us the key stages of this great entrepreneurial adventure: - the choice of the economic model, going against the current practices of the time - The merger with an Anglo-Saxon competitor while preserving their startup DNA - The impact of Pixpay in the financial education of adolescents. - His asset management following the cash out of his two fundraising events - his involvement in a committed theater play

episode 4 – Sebastien Gouspillou: Special Halving with the Indiana Jones of Bitcoin Mining

The Stackers Meeting - the Bitcoin podcast by Stackinsat
episode 4 - Sebastien Gouspillou: Halving Special with the Indiana Jones of Bitcoin Mining
Description of the episode
In this new episode of the Stackers Podcast, we welcome Sébastien Gouspillou, an emblematic figure in Bitcoin mining and renewable energies. With Bitcoin's fourth halving recently passing, Sébastien offers us insight into the implications of this event for miners and the Bitcoin ecosystem as a whole. Sébastien Gouspillou, originally from France and pioneer in the field of Bitcoin mining, shares his unique journey, from his beginnings in agroforestry and real estate to his passion for Bitcoin. His discovery of Bitcoin led him to found BigBlock Datacenter, a leading mining company in France, focused on innovation and sustainability. Bitcoin halving, a mechanism that halves the reward for miners every four years, is at the heart of the discussion. Sébastien explains the impact of this event on mining profitability and the overall Bitcoin economy, as well as the strategies adopted by miners to adapt to these constant changes. A crucial issue addressed is the centralization of hashrate, particularly with regulatory changes in China and the rise of mining in the United States. Sébastien highlights the robustness of the Bitcoin network in the face of these challenges and demystifies fears around possible 51% attacks. Technological advancements in ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and the future of mining are also explored. Sébastien discusses the latest advances aimed at improving the energy efficiency of ASICs, while recognizing the current limits of component miniaturization. The sustainability and environmental impact of mining are major concerns. Sébastien shares his initiatives to integrate renewable energy sources into Bitcoin mining, illustrating the sector's potential to contribute to the global energy transition. In conclusion, Sébastien reiterates his commitment to education and innovation in the field of mining. It encourages the Bitcoin community to adopt mining practices that are economically viable and beneficial to society and the environment.

How to gain the trust of your prospects? – David Remaud (CMO @|banFirst) – Conquest #41

Conquest
How to gain the trust of your prospects? - David Remaud (CMO @|banFirst) - Conquest #41
Description of the episode
IbanFirst is a scale-up specializing in B2B money transfers. It has more than 350 employees, is present in 10 countries and manages more than 1,4 billion per month. Just that. This market, far from being easy to address, has large players and also requires creating a bond of trust with its customers. So, how did they manage to find a place in this market in less than 10 years? To understand their success, I invited David Remaud, CMO of the brand. He shares with us: - Their acquisition strategy - Their transition from Lead Gen to Demand Gen - Their expansion in Europe - Sales/Market relationships Don't forget to leave us your comments and impressions after listening! 🚀

#30 – Alternative investments, a good idea for 2024? – Olivier Herbout (Ramify)

My Piggy Bank
#30 - Alternative investments, a good idea for 2024? - Olivier Herbout (Ramify)
Description of the episode
Alternative investments – A tool that is taking up more and more space Who Olivier Herbout? An engineer by training with a degree from École Centrale Paris and a Masters in Financial Engineering from UC Berkley, Olivier Herbout was manager of the QIS (Quantitative Investment Strategy) division at Goldman Sachs in New York for 5 years. On his return to France in 2020 and alongside Samy Ouardini, he created the platform, an alternative to private banks. How Ramify works Ramify is an investment platform that offers wealth management services to individuals. A lack of supply, a lack of advice on the one hand and their knowledge and expertise in this field on the other, push Olivier and Samy to create this new solution. Ramify offers different alternative products but not only to improve the risk/return couple. Ramify are: - 2500 investors - 20% growth per month for 2 years - €100M invested What is an alternative product? An investment that falls outside the scope of listed stocks/bonds, it is viable if it creates value and/or if it presents diversification in the portfolio. An alternative product comes in opposition to the so-called traditional product. But what else are we talking about in this episode? Alexandre and Olivier talk: Art Private equity and private debt Augmented advisors and the humanization of services Emotional in investment Alternatives and children Tax exemption And you, what's the matter in your Olivier piggy bank? Want to know more about Olivier and Ramify?

112 – Everything about EXPENSES in Business, Creating and Selling 3 successful companies (Pierre Queinnec CPO @ Silae)

The Numbers Geeks
112 - Everything about EXPENSES in Business, Creating and Selling 3 successful companies (Pierre Queinnec CPO @ Silae)
Description of the episode
In this episode Nicolas Piatkowski welcomes Pierre, seasoned entrepreneur, for a frank discussion on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Discover the underside of business creation and the challenges that an entrepreneur encounters throughout his journey. - The reality of daily pressure as an entrepreneur and its impact on personal life. - Pierre's experience with selling his first business and how it influenced his career. - An overview of the challenges of managing expense reports in companies and the importance of automated tools. - Pierre's thoughts on the venture capital industry and his approach to investments. - Insights into payroll management and the use of artificial intelligence for more effective data analysis.

Louis Chatriot – Alma: Simplifying purchasing by reinventing payment

A hard time
Louis Chatriot - Alma: Simplify purchasing by reinventing payment
Description of the episode
Help merchants get paid in installments by their customers? This is the challenge that Louis Chatriot, founder of Alma, a payment service in installments, took on. 💸 However, if Alma is a success today, the path to get there was not always obvious. A graduate of Polytechnique, Louis began his career as a consultant, but quickly realized that the setting did not suit him. Without waiting, he launched with friends into an ambitious project: summarizing the internet. From this idea was born “tldr”, a site where a community of nearly 50 people summarizes articles. Despite the enthusiasm, the co-founders quickly decided to put an end to this adventure and sold their company in order to devote themselves to other projects. Always looking for a challenge, Louis refuses an offer to work as a boss in France at Stripe. Convinced that he has more to learn from a less developed company, he joins Local Motion, an American start-up producing boxes to control the opening of cars remotely. What follows is an adventure full of twists and turns punctuated by the installation of electronic sensors to monitor fleets of business vehicles. After a final struggle leading to the closing of the company, Louis seeks more stability to continue his learning. He found stability at Stripe where he became a Business operator. After having fully invested in launching a business in Italy, Louis, who is full of energy, embarks on a completely different adventure: the creation of a new company. He then founded Alma, a payment service in installments which simplifies purchasing and allows its users to move upmarket while purchasing without waiting.

:47 An unexpected “hold-up” just two years after launching his company – Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier – Forex trader

Cash Out - behind the scenes of music exits
:47 An unexpected “hold-up” just two years after launching his company - Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier - Forex trader
Description of the episode
Who would dare enter the offices of a New York company without having an appointment and asking to speak to the boss? Who would ask the financial authorities to create a new authorization to be able to develop their company? Who would try to convince the employee of a European partner to develop the subsidiary of an American company in Denmark? All these moments have marked the whirlwind history of Cambiste, a company facilitating investment in the currency market, bought just two years after its creation by the Danish bank Saxo Bank. A challenge that she met with flying colors with her partner, Alexis, ex-CEO of Mailjet. One thing is certain, its founder, Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, lacks neither nerve nor ideas!

#97 Soan – Navigating chaos, difficult decisions and stress management as a CEO, with Nicolas Lemeteyer

SaaS Club
#97 Soan - Navigating chaos, difficult decisions and stress management as a CEO, with Nicolas Lemeteyer
Description of the episode
You are not born CEO. We become it. How ? By making tough decisions, by falling, by growing as expectations evolve. I talk a lot about sales and marketing in the podcast but ultimately, one of the key success factors of a startup is the manager's ability to make the right decisions. Spoiler: it's not always easy. Like it or not, there is damage. In this episode, Nicolas looks back on the different phases of Soan's growth as well as his personal challenges as a manager.

#96 Regate – Management of hypergrowth, business partnership, the recipe for generating +10 customers in 000 years, with Laura Pallier

SaaS Club
#96 Regate - Management of hypergrowth, business partnership, the recipe for generating +10 customers in 000 years, with Laura Pallier
Description of the episode
Going from CFO to CEO of a hypergrowth startup. This is Laura's incredible journey over the last 3 years. However, she tackled a difficult market: a target allergic to innovation, a complex product to design, fierce competition. A challenge that she met with flying colors with her partner, Alexis, ex-CEO of Mailjet.

Move lines 7

Move the lines
7. Andrea Ganovelli - Resigning from a job in New York to return to France and create a green bank
Description of the episode
Andrea Ganovelli is one of the four co-founders of the new Green-got green bank. Coming from a fairly classic background in the start-up environment, he studied management and then obtained a diploma in a business school. In his final year of study, he went on an exchange to Oslo in Norway. An unusual destination but it is his attraction to the Fjords, nature and beautiful landscapes that led him to take the road north. An environment in which he will develop his passion for calm places, withdrawal into oneself, hiking and meditation. At the end of his stay in the land of the Vikings, he landed a job within the global Pernod-Ricard group in the city of Dublin where he was attached to the sales teams. It was during this period that he discovered a series of reports “The blue planet collection” produced in 2001 by the BBC. He takes a slap and begins to put in place habits in favor of the planet to align with values ​​that he has carried with him for many years. In particular, he will reduce his meat consumption until he becomes a vegetarian. Focus on “The Big Apple.” Pernod-Ricard then offered him a job in New York to work on the development of sales of Jameson whiskey. A stimulating job, but one which will become too far removed from Andrea's core values. Although he is surrounded by great colleagues, the destructive side of the alcohol industry linked to the intensive cultivation of raw materials will lead him to resign and return to France.

TrackRecord # 16

TrackRecord
# 16 - Joao Cardoso on Series A of Lovys
Description of the episode
In this episode, I welcome Joao Cardoso, the founder and CEO of Lovys, an insurance company that offers a unique interface for managing its insurance contracts and wishes to reinvent the experience of policyholders. After a seed of € 3M in 2019, Lovys has just announced a funding round of € 17M with HeartCore Capital, NewAlpha and Raise Venture and the support of its Historical investors Maif Avenir, BPI and Portugal Ventures. In this episode we will be talking about user experience, insurance and B2C. We will also come back to the context of this great post-Covid-19 fundraiser and the challenges of insurance technology in France.

Conquest # 6

Conquest
# 6 - How to encourage savings with incredible UX? - Raphaël Ronot (Cashbee)
Description of the episode
Raphaël Ronot is CMO / Designer at Cashbee, a savings solution via app. The company has raised more than € 1M since its creation.

Conquest # 1

Conquest
# 1 - How to become an indicator of economic recovery on BFM? - David Remaud (IbanFirst)
Description of the episode
David Remaud is the CMO of IbanFirst, which develops payment solutions for international companies. The company has raised more than 45M € during its existence.

Trajectories # 19

Trajectories
# 19 - Olivier GOY
Description of the episode
I have been working in the corporate finance ecosystem for a little over 10 years. The person I want to introduce to you today is a real reference for me. At just 26 years old, he created a management company with the objective of democratizing investment in the unlisted. First blow, timing problem: bursting of the internet bubble! You have to review the business and take difficult measures by separating from some of the employees. The years go by and finally, after 4 years of hard work, the activity is finally taking hold and 123 Investment Manager is developing more and more quickly, taking a place as a major player in the unlisted sector. 14 years later, midlife crisis 🙂? While his company is doing extremely well with more than 1 billion under management, this entrepreneur decides to embark on a whole new adventure: crowdfunding in loans, or crowdlending. From a blank sheet of paper, he launched Lendix in 2014 which will change its name and become October, today the number 1 business lending platform in Europe. You may have recognized it, in this new episode we address the brilliant trajectory of Olivier Goy, who shares his story with us, from childhood to his passions, including his vision of the company and the entrepreneurship. "To undertake: it is to register in the long term, to undertake it is a hygiene of life, to undertake, it is to make concessions" I do not tell you more: It is the story of a great man of #Fintech: Olivier Goy - His nugget of the moment: https://fr.october.eu/ - His first entrepreneurial adventure of which he is still the main shareholder: https://123-im.com/ - The foundation that 'he created with his wife Virginie that I recommend that you go see and support: https://www.fondationphoto4food.com/

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