Podcast #73: Perry Rahbar of dv01

Thanks again for tuning into this week’s episode of PitchIt. I recently sat down with Perry Rahbar, Founder & CEO of dv01.

Perry Rahbar of dv01

dv01 is a leading data intelligence platform with integrated loan-level consumer credit data and analytics that drives transparency in lending markets.

Perry talks about his time in banking and some of the lessons learned from the Global Financial Crisis; dv01 helps to solve some of the structural issues that plagued market participants back then. The insight you get from data, and its transparency allows potential issues to be caught early before they blow into a Lehman-type crisis.

Perry and I talk about his time in banking, why he decided to start dv01, the meaning behind the name, the evolution of fintech lending since starting the firm, what a recession might do to the lending markets, the acquisition by Fitch, adventures on the fundraising trail, visiting Iran, and much more.

Before you begin the episode, please take a minute to rate the show and provide feedback; I take listener comments very seriously. And don’t forget to join us in Miami on December 13 – 14 for Fintech Nexus LatAm; this is LatAm’s premier fintech event.

Without further ado, I present dv01’s Founder & CEO, Perry Rahbar. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Episode Discussion points include:

  • Perry’s journey to dv01
  • When he got the entrepreneurial itch
  • The asset classes they cover and report on
  • Acquisition by Fitch
  • How the acquisition impacts dv01’s future
  • How fintech lending has evolved
  • The impact of Covid on lenders
  • How lenders can adjust for the impending recession
  • The importance of transparency 
  • Recommended reading – The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden and The Shah by Abbas Milani
  • Visiting Iran
  • Raising Capital
  • And much more…

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Before you begin the episode please take a minute to rate the show and provide feedback, I take listener comments very seriously. And don’t forget to join us in Miami on December 13 – 14 for Fintech Nexus LatAm, this is LatAm’s premier fintech event.

  • Todd Anderson

    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.