Ant Financial has become a fintech giant in China and is currently valued at more than $150bn; while their successes are well known the company does have a number of pending issues; the company operates in legal limbo, their chairperson is leaving, regulators are becoming more active and competition is increasing. Source.
Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.