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Forestry group: the investment that sends wood

Safe haven - understanding everything about the economy
Forestry group: the investment that sends wood
Description of the episode
Some safe havens are surprising as they seem disconnected from the financial world. This is particularly the case for forestry investment groups: these companies offer to acquire plots of wood without placing the burden of management and maintenance on their owners. But there you have it, how do GFIs work? What is their regulatory framework? Are they good income opportunities? For what tax? In this new issue, the editorial manager of Mathieu Devaux-Sabarros receives the president of and financial investment advisor Raphaël Fleuri.

The Content Superstars #6 Saskia Fiszel (Virgil & Spoune)

The Content Superstars Podcast
Editorial Newsletter, Education & Community - Content Superstars #6 Saskia Fiszel (Virgil & Spoune)
Description of the episode
Podcast episode March 19 1 h 3 min Description of the episode She is the COO and founder of Virgil, but she is also the creator of Spoune, the newsletter to become “money smart”. I welcomed Saskia Fiszel to Content Superstars to talk about editorial newsletters, financial education and community. For years I have religiously read Spoune, Virgil's newsletter, a real estate co-financing solution allowing young professionals to buy their main residence. Quality editorial newsletters are rare, and even rarer are those that last. 4 years and 70.000 subscribers later, Spoune has a new edition every 2 weeks to decipher financial education. As a fan from the beginning, I wanted to ask Saskia (from Spoune) all the questions I always wanted to ask her. Result ? A comprehensive and informative episode that dissects the ingredients of a successful brand newsletter.

07. Younited – Data-driven lending during challenging times

Fintech Findings
07. Younited - Data-driven lending during challenging times
Description of the episode
Younited's François de Bodinat joins Jonathan Wildish, Product Solutions Lead (Lending) at Tink, to discuss why it's so important for lenders, in these challenging times, to prioritize affordability checks and data-driven consumer lending models. What to expect ? Insights from the product manager of Europe's leading instant credit provider How can lenders better support their customers in these difficult times? Lending forecasts for the next 5 to 10 years

#28 CSR: “It’s all in the FEC” | Jérôme Verdiell, abCSR [CSR Series]

The Chartered Accountants of tomorrow!
#28 CSR: “It’s all in the FEC” | Jérôme Verdiell, abCSR [CSR Series]
Description of the episode
Welcome to this new episode of our CSR series. Today I am welcoming Jérôme Verdiell, founder of abCSR. VSEs-SMEs struggle to make time for CSR. But the reporting obligation will sooner or later end up falling on them! 😨 Hence the promise of abCSR: to transform accounting data (present in the FEC*) and social data (present in the DSN**) into concrete and communicative CSR indicators (example: sharing of value creation, exposure to supplier corruption, carbon footprint, etc.) With the tool, the accountant generates a simple extra-financial report for his VSE client in a very short time, with a few key indicators. 👉 Because yes: the solution is exclusively marketed by accountants, to their VSE-SME clients. With Jérôme, we talk: FEC and DSN: gold mines of data in terms of CSR. “It’s all in the FEC!” Calculation methods (“it’s not magic!”) Opportunities for new missions for firms Price lists and margins… And as Jérôme concludes: “Perhaps (…) the shift in the electronic invoice will help us capture a little of this time for the firms to take up the subject” 🤞. Good listening !

Manuel Letort (Beelly) & Charles Ruelle (Sezame): “Offer tools that provide security to lessors” #851

My Real Estate Podcast
Manuel Letort (Beelly) & Charles Ruelle (Sezame): “Offer tools that provide security to lessors” #851
Description of the episode
In this new episode of MonPodcastImmo, Baptiste Julien Blandet welcomes Manuel Letort, founder of the startup Beelly, and Charles Ruelle, founder of the startup Sezame to discuss PropTech in the face of the crisis in the real estate sector. “In a complicated moment, innovation takes its place even more,” believes Manuel Letort. This involves supporting real estate agents on two currently dominant topics: the solvency of tenants and the energy transition. Their common point is the owner's need for security in the face of the costs and risks generated. This podcast was recorded at Immo, the FNAIM congress, on December 4 and 5, 2023, in Paris.

How I Met My Co-founder

How I Met My Co-founder
Amine & Scott - Co-founders of Kard
Description of the episode
How I Met My Co-Founder is a unique format that allowed us to tell the story of our meeting and our unwavering desire to do something great together. We come back to our ups and downs. We also demonstrate our ambition and our realism. We were strongly advised against starting a company together, being best friends. The past few years have proven otherwise, and the future will continue to do so. Alma is above all 400 employees, 10 merchants supported, €000 billion in transaction volume each year, more than 1,5 million euros raised (not counting half a billion € in debt).

Inside the mind of a CEO # 99

Inside the head of a CEO
#99 Louis Chatriot (Alma): part 2 on failure, entrepreneurship, and radical humility
Description of the episode
"It's okay to be wrong, and it's important that you understand that." 🦸 ♀️ For this new episode, we discuss with the excellent Louis Chatriot, CEO and co-founder of Alma, who answers Yacine Sqalli's questions. Alma is our French nugget of Buy Now Pay Later. Since 2018, the startup has been offering payment in installments to SMEs. Alma is above all 400 employees, 10 merchants supported, 000 billion € in volume of transactions each year, more than 1,5 million euros raised (not counting half a billion € in debt). The startup is a member of the NEXT 200. 🇫🇷 🦄 Louis went through Stripe, learned to code at 40 years old, and plays Tetris during his calls (game he developed himself). An episode without filter! On the program for this second part 🌶️ Rationality in entrepreneurship 🌀 Corporate culture 🦾 Its most beautiful fails 💎 Radical humility 🛎️ A resale of Alma? Thank you Louis for your feedback ✨

Inside the mind of a CEO # 99

Inside the head of a CEO
#99 Louis Chatriot (Alma): part 1 on icons and fundraising, and Buy Now Pay Later
Description of the episode
“The concept of unicorns is a concept that makes no sense. 🤑 For this new episode, we discuss with the excellent Louis Chatriot, CEO and co-founder of Alma, who answers Yacine Sqalli's questions. Alma is our French nugget of Buy Now Pay Later. Since 2018, the startup has been offering payment in installments to SMEs. Alma is above all 400 employees, 10 merchants supported, 000 billion € in volume of transactions each year, more than 1,5 million euros raised (not counting half a billion € in debt). The startup is a member of the NEXT 200. 🇫🇷 🦄 Louis went through Stripe, learned to code at 40 years old, and plays Tetris during his calls (game he developed himself). An episode without filter! On the program for this first part 🦄 The concept of unicorns: nonsense? 🤑 His vision of fundraising 🥖 The French market: "a weird market" 🦸 ♀️ Alma: obvious 🧠 His curiosity, code and games Thank you Louis for your feedback ✨

Finscale # 153

Finscale
#153 - Morgan O'Hana (Defacto) - From factoring to BNPL BtoB, Defacto breaks the ceiling
Description of the episode
When we hear that factoring represents 18% of GDP in France, we feel that there is a very good development opportunity for this young start-up created by former colleagues from Spendesk. Morgan breaks down the value chain for us and explains in detail the needs of SMEs for short-term financing. Deploying an easy-to-use API, Defacto makes it possible to obtain financing, transparently in the blink of an eye. We are doing a quick update on the BNPL in 2023, on the notions of B2B checkout, vs BNPL B2B. There is also talk of the collaboration with the Viola Credit fund recently created by the Israeli VC and the upcoming creation of a common securitization fund. We also focused on partnerships with FinTechs on the international deployment strategy and on the evolution of the typology of customers. Finally, we understand Defacto's long-term strategy and you will still see that risk plays a central role in it!

Finscale # 131

Finscale
#131 - Edouard Mandon (Numeral) - Automating and streamlining payments
Description of the episode
After great experiences in start-ups and scale-ups, Edouard decided to undertake. Co-founded with Logic Founders, Numeral enables businesses to send, receive and reconcile payments through their banks with a single API and Dashboard. It is a technical discussion, but not only accessible and fascinating. As I like to understand in detail, I asked Edouard to describe the Spendesk and Swile "use cases" to us to take what has been deployed, but also to perceive their value proposition and their USP. We cover many topics: the contribution of Logic Founders, the new customer integration project, the productization of banking integrations, maintenance, the European Payments Council, the business model… This in-depth discussion also brings us to talk about FinTech choices leaving their BaaS provider and its consequences. Finally we talk about market evangelism, development strategy and building an ecosystem.

Finscale # 129

Finscale
#129 - Josh Kaplan (Wilson Sonsini) - From scaling in payments to IPOs [ENG]
Description of the episode
A conversation that covers many topics, from scaling a business in payments to Twitter and the timing of IPOs. In this episode, I speak to Josh, a banking lawyer who worked at the US Federal Reserve, Deutsche Bank, Crédit Agricole and Bank of America before joining the FinTech world at Checkout.com, the payment processing company. Josh takes us through the macro and micro steps Checkout.com took to prepare for their international expansion when he was COO. He uses Saudi Arabia as an example, providing insight into how the team was assembled, core functions established, and local teams deployed. We look at the benefits of deploying from Europe, where a standard of excellence is established in the key areas of anti-money laundering and data protection. We learn that data has always been key to their scaling, and get a first-hand look at how it's processed to be very efficient at resolving bottlenecks very fast. We also dive into their regulatory strategy for expanding outside of Europe. Josh joined Wilson Sonsini, a tech-focused US law firm, a few years ago and we learn about their relationships with big tech companies like Netflix and Apple. Discovering a start-up history, from its formation as a legal entity to more complex litigation cases, is a special treat. You'll also learn about the key roles that these top notch advisors play. If you want the inside scoop on IPOs, we pinpoint the exact timing required to make it a success.

Finscale # 126

Finscale
#126 - Yann Magnan (73 Strings) - Revolutionizing the "valo" to make life easier for funds
Description of the episode
Unknown to most, the job of vaporizer plays a central role in the valuation of assets and in the life of funds. To fully grasp the challenges of this critical function, we return with Yann to the concepts and standards in place in the different valuation contexts following asset categories and geographies. We understand that the evaluation work is unfortunately still based on spreadsheets where the risk of error and the use make it particularly inefficient. This is where it gets interesting: friction, risk of error, data to collect and manage, regulations and tedious processes. All the ingredients are there to put some Tech in it. We study concrete practical cases of NAV calculation in VC and Private Equity and see where and how the 73 strings value proposition fits into this whole chain from data collection to evaluation. Yann tells us about the Advisory Board, the first customers like Eurazeo, audibility features, the business model and relations with a whole series of players: service providers, independent vaporizers, GPs, Consultants, Banks As always, we will end with the vision of this young start-up which has a lot to bring to the entire finance industry: from companies to asset managers.

Finscale # 114

Finscale
#114 - Stéphane Rio (Opensee) - Risk management: the confusing data overdose
Description of the episode
Carrying out market activities for Banks, Asset Managers or Hedge Funds requires real-time monitoring of many risks and in particular market risk. Whether in the interest rate, foreign exchange, equity or commodity markets, whether it is necessary to monitor liquidity, volatility or counterparties, financial institutions struggle to meet regulatory requirements on the one hand and offer teams 'data driven' tools from the other. This is a "pain point" that Opensee solves for its customers. We are therefore looking further into this subject of risk management with Stéphane: its implementation, its evolution following the sub-prime crisis and more recently the Bale IV reform. You will see that this subject concerns a lot of people: Market Departments, Trading desks, Risk or finance and that one of the major issues concerns data. We see how the value proposition of this start-up present on three continents has evolved, look at the deployments it carries out and the specific needs of its institutional clients. I warn you that there is a bit of theory. We come back to the notion of "Value at Risk" and its limitations and understand the main differences with "Expected Shortfall". We close this discussion on the notion of “best execution” and Stéphane explains to us on this subject how Opensee can really unlock business opportunities for its customers.

Finscale # 107

Finscale
#107 - Jules Veyrat (Stoik) - The blue ocean of "cyber" insurance
Description of the episode
Cyber-risk, one of the challenges of the decades to come, is often little, badly or not covered by SMEs. This is the observation from which STOIK started 12 months ago. Launched by Jules and three other partners, this start-up has developed tools for SMEs to enable them to better counter cyber-attacks, but also an insurance product that allows them to cover this risk. We come back to these new kinds of risks that can completely destroy the activity of companies that are often poorly equipped, trained and insured. Combining risk monitoring tools with insurance allows SMEs to protect themselves and STOIK to calibrate and refine its offer thanks to the collection of key data. Data that makes it possible to precisely determine the company's risk posture and the loss expectation of the claim. Jules shares with us the different actors with whom STOIK works to develop its products: on the technical side, and on the insurance product side: such as Acheel, Tetris, Oxibox, Inquest. It is a booming market that has enabled STOIK to quickly validate the PMF, to develop its tools and to quickly make itself known to brokers. We return to the pivot of the SME to brokers, on the two fundraisings, in particular the Series A announced very recently.

FinTeach – Jules Veyrat

EndTeach
#50 - Jules Veyrat | Stoik
Description of the episode
This week, I receive Jules Veyrat, the co-founder and CEO of Stoïk, the cyber insurance that protects SMEs. Since our registration, the insurtech has announced a fundraising of 11 M€, led by the American fund Andreessen Horowitz. On the program for the episode: Why Jules went from philosophy to insurance, How he tested his partners, Why cyber protection for SMEs is a societal issue, How Stoïk found the right partners to get started. Good listening !

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