Richard Doherty here. I’m fascinated by how tech companies are shifting the paradigm and in so doing impacting our daily lives. I created the Fintech Scaling Show so you and I can get a glimpse of their world and learn how they are creating our future. On this page you will find a selection of my podcasts and the guests I invited to share their experiences. I invite you to join our Fintech Think Tank and be part of a movement that’s redefining the future of the Fintech community.
Here’s what we talked about:How are you disrupting the norm? My guest today on #FinTechscalingshow, Ned Phillips, founder, and CEO of Bambu doesn't talk through how his tech is disrupting the norm, but how his sales and marketing team are leading the way in engaging with their community and in, so doing disrupting the status quo, when it comes to sales and marketing in financial services. He goes on to talk about how using and leveraging digital platforms has allowed him to get his message out there and help break down the traditional barriers of the traditional barriers in financial services.Episode 53: Disrupting Business Development provides insight into a new interface of what is an innovative way to connect, engage, and help your customers. Key Discussion Points
How to leverage social media platforms to scale?
Why thoughtful content helps drive engagement?
How communities can help a brand evolve and scale?
Quotes: “If you make decisions with bad intentions, it doesn't even matter if it's right. You shouldn't have done it. So go with your gut. ” - Ned PhillipsLinks:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ned-phillips/Website: https://bambu.co/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:How can you nurture an ecosystem that helps startups grow? My guests today on #theFinTechscalingshow panel talk through what Ireland is doing to support fintechs and how this is helping the economy and people's spread their wings cross borders. Our distinguished experts give us a sneak preview of what it takes to set up and sustain the ecosystem that funds more startups than Y Combinator.Episode 52 Scaling up in Ireland (The Ecosystem Built to Help Fintechs Scale) provides a playbook and platform for aspiring FinTech founders to leverage proving that relationships are the crucial ingredients as you scale.Key Discussion Points
The Irish FinTech ecosystem
How to set up and facilitate a cross-border network?
Why nurturing startups is critical to economic growth?
Quotes:“ The attraction of FinTech is very strong for a lot of people, but when you're setting the company up, you have to have a very solid plan in place. And then you can ask for help. I think looking for somebody else to draw your planet for you, it is not the way to.” - Neil Ryan“So you have to, you have to be able to change with the times and things can become pretty stale pretty quickly. I would say first and foremost, from my perspective, it's gotta be innovative” - Jack Clark“I suppose we've kind of formed ourselves into an organization builds upon the connections that the guys have spoken upon. Firstly, I suppose that that helps set the strategic direction for our organization” - Michael ConcannonLinks:Linkedin:Neil Ryan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-ryan-021b7431/ Michael Concannon - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-concannon-6b578719/Jack Clarke - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-f-clarke-088b9229/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we talked about:How can you use your corporate career experience to set up and scale a business? My guest today on the #FintechScalingShow, Steve Pomfret CEO of Cygnetise talks openly about his journey from banker to consultant and starting and scaling a business. He is candid about how he's leveraged his board and team to fill in the areas outside of his expertise and how this has paid dividends.Episode 51 It's never too late, provides hope to those who have an idea and a sense of realism about how they can use their corporate experience to move from idea to reality.Key Discussion Points:
How to transition from corporate world to startup founder
How to leverage your boards experience to scale
The reality of scaling and moving from Founder to CEO
Quotes: “Continuous change. Continue to change content, continuous improvement, you need to continually look at and review what you're actually doing and if it is appropriate” - Steve PomfretLinks:Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-pomfret-03b8391a/Website: https://www.cygnetise.com/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:In a global world of trade finance, is it possible to move beyond the noise and create a democratized system? My guest today on the #FintechScalingShow, Dominic Broom, CEO of Fineon Exchange, talks through how tech is creating an opportunity to disrupt the norm and connect people in global trade. He goes on to talk through the digital agenda and the impact this will have on both pre and post-trade processes.Episode 50, Democratizing Trade Finance, dives into tech and how AI this will play an integral part in building the systems, processes, and models in the new global trade ecosystem of the futureKey Discussion Points
The future of trade finance, in a digital world
How team mentoring can help propel you forward
How to setup referrals and partnerships that work
Quotes: “Managing the data and efficient processing of that data and understanding that data enables businesses and financial institutions through relevant applications to greatly enhanced their efficiency. And therefore in turn, that's underpinning a global economic model.That is revolutionary.” - Dominic BroomLinks:Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominic-broom-5908049/Website: https://fineon.net/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we talked about:Is it possible to build a rocket ship as it takes off? My guest today on the #fintechscalingshow, Linnar Schwarz, COO of Candis, takes us through the playbook of assembling a team, processes and systems as the business took off.Episode 49, Building a rocket ship goes full circle on data, philosophy, teams, conflict, and community as we unpack the secrets to a successful takeoff. Key discussion topics
How data plays a role in decision-making
Why organizing teams and structures early pay off in the long run
How to leverage your community as you grow.
Quotes:“We paid a lot of attention to how do we build the teams instead of just naturally falling into this functional way of building your company “ - Linnar SchwarzLinks:Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/linnar-schwarz-a77382104/Website: https://en.candis.io/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:Have you ever stopped to think about what makes a founder, a founder? My guest today on the # Fintechscalingshow. Mark Vedel, the founder of Inscale, talks us through his journey into becoming a founder. He opens up about the lessons he learned as he tracked through Papua New Guinea with nomads in the 80s. He goes on to talk about how being a survivor has helped him as he launched Inscale and built an international business with a global footprintEpisode 48, A Founder Story, dives into the mind of a true entrepreneur and artist as we listen to how he created his life. Key Discussion points
How non-technical skills can help as you go to launch your business
Why founders thrive on uncertainty
What to look out for as you scale your company
Quotes:“So I think the best thing you can do is get some key customers. Focus, the more you focus on something small and the more narrow that is, the easier it is to be successful. “ - Mark VedelLinks:Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mavedel/Website: https://www.inscale.net/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we talked about:How do you turn around a business as you're building it? My guest today on the #Fintechscalingshow, Jan Speelman dives feet first into how to turn around a company and at the same time, keep team morale up as you change your lanes. Jan Talks about how blocking out the noise is so important as you move into unchartered territory. Episode 47, Don't look behind move forward, demonstrates the resilience, grit, and determination required to lead a business in a turnaround situation. Key discussion points
How being human has a positive impact on culture.
How strategy brings clarity to unchartered territory.
The importance of continuously developing sales leads.
Quotes:“Leverage your ability to be a bit more structured to, to do more longer-term thinking and help your organization forward “ - Jan SpeelmanLinks:Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-speelman-b9bb7710/Website: https://agicap.com/en/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:What are you doing right now to help the banking infrastructure evolve as we move towards a digital future? My guest today on the #fintechscalingshow, Timothée Grüner, CCO of Antelop Solutions shares his insights into how Antelop Solutions help the banks innovate at pace by allowing them to offer their customers a digital solution for their credit cards. Timothée goes on to talk about how the payments world is evolving and adapting to the digital space and how Antelop Solutions have built a robust vision and industrialized the delivery mechanisms to allow banks to get their product to market much quicker than what used to be the traditional methods. Episode 46, helping banks to create a digital future, is a strategic masterclass into how to build out a strategy to scale, and at the same time provides an insider's view into payments innovation Key Discussion Topics
The importance of strategic and growth drivers
How to create and execute on your value proposition
How to industrialize your delivery methodology
Quotes:“I had the clear and strategic vision on what was the solution that we could bring to the banks, how we could approach them and on which markets we should focus and prioritize. Splitting this into growth drivers and strategic drivers. That's very important to understand that you need a clear strategic development vision on where you want to bring that stuff up in the future years. “ - Timothée GrünerLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timoth%C3%A9e-gruner-2954577b/Website: https://www.antelop-solutions.com/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we talked about:Is it possible to gamify your business as you scale? My guest today on the #FinTechscalingshow, Stephen Old, head of business acquisition at Strategic-Blue shows how gamification has played a vital role in moving the needle, in helping teams pull together as the business moves through the gears. Steve goes on to talk about how his knack for solving problems has helped drive business growth on a year in year out basis, and why this is an important part of scaling.Episode 45, Gamification as you scale opens up a debate and how you can use engaging tools to drive your employees forward together.Key Discussion Topics:
How different experiences help as you scale a business
What is gamification, and how to use it effectively
The art of problem solving as you jump over the hurdles
Quotes:“I feel very accountable to myself and I want to feel like I've done the right thing. I want to feel like I've done a good job. And I think in scaling, that's really important because sometimes you've just got to sit there and do it and hit the phones or spend the time doing those things that keep you working late that night, because that's what's needed to win that logo that helps you win the next logo. And then it start that domino effect. ” -Stephen OldLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-old-6ab15082/Website: https://strategic-blue.com/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:Are you using data in a way that empowers your teams? My guest today on the #FintechScalingShow, Julian Cork, COO of LandBay speaks about how he is using data to turbocharge his business. Julian goes on to share why it's vital to have the right governance in place as you scale, and the importance of setting this up early doors and not as an after thought as your business starts scaling.Episode 44, using data to unlock your power is a masterclass in strategy and execution from a FinTech leader that is scaling one of Europe's fastest growing Fintechs.Key Discussion Points.
Why governance should we put in place at the start of your journey and how it can empower you going forward
How to adopt an agile philosophy in your business to truly move the dial
How to use data to empower your teams
How to foster collaboration as you scale
Quotes:“People realize that they need to really work very collaboratively to make things happen across those different departments.” - Julian CorkLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliancork/Website: https: https://landbay.co.uk/intermediariesScaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we talked about:How can your mission impact society? My guest today on the #fintechscalingshow Simon Ellis, CEO and co-founder, of Smart Wage asked this poignant question as he set out to launch his startup. Simon goes on to talk about earned wage access and why this is vital and how his solution is helping many in society to actually just afford the essentials in order to survive.Episode 43, unlocking the African volt, dives into an important topic and uncovers why it's vital to stay true to yourself as you build out a business.Key Discussion Points:
How consulting tools helped him on his startup journey
How to set up the systems and processes in your startup?
Why agility is important as you scale up?
Quotes:“Being adequately prepared for whatever is next, predict the possible outcomes and always putting your best foot forward can enable you to deliver your goal ” - Simon EllisLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-ellis-2aa14a8b/Website: https: https://smartwage.co.za/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:Have you ever been underwater and finally, when you finally come up for air it's a huge release? This is what it feels like to pivot and at the end of the day, achieve what you set out to do in order to survive! My guest today on the #fintechscalingshow, Tom Britton, co-founder of Syndicate Room, talks through his experience of changing lanes and the tough call he had to make along the way. Episode 42 Pivoting to Survive; outlines the toolkit required to make the most out of a pivot, and in the process make certain to bring your team along with you.Key Discussion Points
Pivot or pack-up, the decisions required to pull through
How to galvanize your team as you change lanes?
How tech can create efficiency and reduce overheads?
Quotes:“The pressure of a startup is very similar to the pressure on an athlete. You have to perform on the day. There's constant pressure to evolve to get better, to grow, to win. ” -Tom BrittonLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tombritton/Website: https://www.syndicateroom.com/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we talked about:Have you ever had an absolutely fantastic idea, but at the end of the day, the product wasn't able to reach market or you weren't able to scale the business? My guest today on the #fintechscalingshow, Derk Roodhuyzen de Vries, the CEO and co-founder of Fixico shares how he came up with a revolutionary idea of how to digitize the car repair process. Derk opens up about the process he had to go through and is still going through in order to really shift the mindset of a market that was, and in some instances still is outdated, towards a digital future - this is the Fixico mission (and what a mission it is)Episode 41 Scaling Disruptive Ideas: talks about a journey of a startup from the humble beginnings of Amsterdam to the international arena and all the learnings in between.Key Discussion Topics
Why looking at opportunities outside your core offering is a must?
How to educate a market for the digital future
How to scale across borders
Quotes:"The right mindset, belief, spirit, and character are important in your company. Especially when you're growing"- Derk Roodhuyzen de VriesLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derk-roodhuyzen-de-vries-09a6983a/Website: https://fixico-business.com/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! email@example.com
Here’s what we talked about:As you scale, have you found that attracting the right talent is an endurance race, rather than a 100metre dash ? My guest today on #thefintechscalingshow Martin Kassing, CEO of Upvest talks about this and the importance of finding the right mix of people in the surge to grow. Martin also highlights the compounding effect that comes from trusting your people to passionately drive your vision as you work to create a sustainable and thriving workforce.Episode 40 To Scale, Find the Right People: dives deep into the thoughts of a fintech leader’s philosophy on how to not only attract the right talent but secure the right values and also build the right strategies to ensure there’s proper flow as talent comes into the business, helping the business to scale.Key Discussion Topics:
How to build relationships & foster trust in your people
How to develop a talent management system to scale
How empowerment creates leverage
Quotes:“You need to be incredibly fast in actually getting the right information and in asking the right questions ” - Martin KassingLinks:Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derk-roodhuyzen-de-vries-09a6983a/Website: https://upvest.co/Scaling Now?Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! firstname.lastname@example.org