Last year was a record year for fintech funding with VC-backed fintech companies raising close to $40 billion globally; there are now 39 fintech unicorns in the U.S. worth more than a combined $147 billion; led by Stripe with a valuation of $20.5 billion these companies are changing the face of finance. Source.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.