John Reynolds

John Reynolds

Freelance business journalist @TheSundayIndo @thecurrency & sometimes others | Various other editing & writing | Opinions my own.

Appears in 12 Episodes

“This is the first of many of minority funds,” says Europe’s first black solo GP

Interview with Maria Rotilu, founder and general partner, Openseed, a fund which is raising $10m to invest in startups at the earliest stages in Europe and Africa.Roti...

25 per cent of fintechs pitching top VC are AI-first startups

Around 25 per cent of fintechs pitching a top VC for funding are AI-first startups, according to a top VC.Asked what per cent of fintechs pitching Breega, a European V...

“Never too late and never too early” to launch a startup, says founder of one of Finland’s biggest fintech

“It’s never too late and it’s never too early” to launch a startup, according to the co-founder and co-CEO of Enfuce, the payment startup and one of Finland’s biggest ...

BUX CEO says he wants to protect neobroker from “too much" ABN AMRO influence

The CEO of a European neobroker startup recently acquired by Dutch financial services giant ABN AMRO says it’s his job to keep BUX protected from “too much influence f...

“There is no entrepreneurial gene”, says top VC and author of Start-up Century

“There is no entrepreneurial gene, I don’t think,” says James Wise, partner at VC firm Balderton Capital and author of Start-Up-Century.He adds:“I don’t think it is in...

Middle East conflict is “horrible” and could drive a new inflation scare, says Zopa boss

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is “horrible” and will “continue to create concerns” across the world, including the investment community, according to Jaidev Janarda...

London a fintech “behemoth”, says Plaid leader

Last month, Singapore-based Nium announced that it had chosen London as its European HQ while US fintech Plaid has dual European headquarters in London and Amsterdam.T...

Ten years ago VC funds in Sand Hill Road wouldn’t “even fly to Los Angeles”

Lucas Timberlake, general partner at Fintech Ventures Fund, the US VC that has a focus on fintech and insurtech, and Ricardo Schäfer,early-stage investor and partner a...

Scandinavian tech giants like Spotify and Klarna "have fostered a new generation of entrepreneurs”

Scandinavia is home to some of the most celebrated tech companies in recent years: Skype, Spotify, and Klarna. Cities like Stockholm and Copenhagen are also home to a ...

“No one should be a denied a bank account”, says Politically Exposed Persons expert amid Farage bank account row

This week the seldom talked about world of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) came into the spotlight after Nigel Farage claimed the banks did not want him as a custom...

🎙️Generative AI is an “absolute game-changer” and will be as revolutionary as email, say experts, but they caution it will take time for firms to reap the benefits

The fintech industry- and the business world- is grappling with generative AI, which experts say has the potential to revolutionise financial services. Spearheaded by ...

🎙️ Founder and CEO of Dutch challenger bank bunq reveals possible new funding round, profitability landmark and rubbishes claims he’s a bad boss

Niknam set up bunq in 2012, inspired to reinvent banking in the wake of the financial crisis. Today, bunq is one of the most well-known challenger banks across Europe,...

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