With 18 founders under my belt I thought it was time to start bringing investors on the podcast. Flourish are a venture firm investing in entrepreneurs whose innovations help people achieve financial health and prosperity. As an evergreen fund, they deploy patient capital with a long-term perspective.
They are really one of the leaders in the impact space. Emmalyn and I covered a range of topics including where we’re at on the path to financial inclusion, the best way to increase access to those who need it most, whether or not blockchain based tech is fairer, building diverse teams and boards, advice for founders and a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy the show.
In this podcast you will learn:
Emmalyn’s story to venture
Flourish’s focus and mandate
The current state of financial inclusion & wellness
The best entry point into fintech
Why financial education has been a taboo subject
Why Flourish is bullish on CBDC’s
How banks need to reimagine products for the mass market
How Flourish leads on diversity
Best piece of advice she received was “be yourself, lead with compassion”
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.