From zero to hero in record time with Zilch CEO and co-founder Philip Belamant

In a very special 300th episode, we sit down with Philip Belamant, CEO and co-founder of fintech startup Zilch, the fastest fintech company in Europe on record to reach double unicorn status. Philip walks us through the company's origins, how it's weathering the storm, and what's what as the company now takes on the U.S. market.
After having extended its Series C round to $160 million this past June and set a record as the fastest fintech company in Europe to reach unicorn status, Zilch is now taking the show on the road and angling to conquer the U.S. Market.

I sat down with the company's CEO and co-founder Philip Belamant to discuss how he might possibly be the most successful failed games developer and how this venture eventually led to the creation of Zilch, including his decision to disagree with the board of a listed, multi-national payments provider and strike out on his own.

With the industry currently experiencing some significant down-rounds, Philip takes me through a lesson in economics, and how Zilch's unique model isn't necessarily bulletproof, but how the company has been able to forge ahead while others are regrouping.

We also get into the nitty gritty on expanding to the U.S. market, including Zilch's decision to set up its HQ in Miami, and whether or not a crypto play is in the company's future. 🤔

And last, but certainly not least, Philip sits in on the trademark lightning round where we get to know him as a person and not as the head of a business. Hint: Bobotie, you should try it too!

All this and more with Zilch's CEO and co-founder Philip Belamant.

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