On episode 33 I talk with Shamir Karkal of Sila. Sila’s mission is to accelerate the next generation of financial innovation. Shamir is undoubtedly no stranger to the innovation space as he was one of the earliest pioneers in fintech with Simple. Sila is one of the companies helping to bridge fintech and web3.
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.