In this episode, Karim speaks to Matteo Rizzi, FinTech Investor. Innotribe Co-Founder, ex SWIFT, Co-Founder FinTechStage.com. Matteo talks about the benefits of hiring talent with an entrepreneurial spirit and what executives need to do to nurture in-house talent.
ABOUT MATTEO RIZZI
Matteo is an unconventional entrepreneur and a book author with two decades of experience in Financial Services. For three years in a row (2014-2016), Financial News has nominated Matteo as one of the "40 most inﬂuential FinTech executives in Europe".
In 2008 he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT, where Matteo worked for 13 years. He also launched the Innotribe Startup Challenge, the ﬁrst global deal ﬂow of its kind. He left SWIFT in 2013.
From 2013 until 2015, Matteo was a Partner in SBT Venture Capital, one of the ﬁrst funds (100M USD) solely dedicated to FinTech investment (Series A), building a portfolio of 12 start-ups.
In 2015, Matteo created and co-founded www.FinTechStage.com, a platform for Investors, Innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech innovation globally, with some 50+ missions and events all over the world.
Matteo founded the Timepledge.org initiative, a global program helping African entrepreneurs in several business domains, from product to strategy to channels management to investors pitching.
He is the author or The FinTech Revolution (EGEAN, 2016, ITA) and Talent&Rebels (HOEPLI, 2019, ENG and ITA).
Recently, Matteo took the position of Executive Producer of Breaking Banks Europe (a spin-oﬀ of Breaking Banks US) available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Matteo lives in Estoril (Portugal) speaks ﬁve languages, holds
a University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and a Postgraduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).