Just before lunch, after a morning of fireside chats at LendIt Fintech LatAm, was the heavy hitter Pierpaolo Barbieri, CEO, and founder of Ualá.
A writer, historian, economist, and now entrepreneur, Barbieri’s Argentina-based company runs a financial management app for 3.5 million users and recently raised a $350 million Series D round at a $2.45 billion valuation.
John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.