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14 Fintech events in London this week – the Calendar is back!

14 Fintech events in London this week – the Calendar is back!

Under popular demand, I’ve started to re-update the London Fintech calendar… As you can see from the list below, there is an incredible number of Fintech events in London, with 14 events listed just for this week. From Africa to Blockchain, from testimonials of Fintech CEOs to Femtech, the London ecosystem is more active than ever… Nicolas Tonnard(…)

Around Fintech in 80 days: #Learn #Fintech #Fast

Around Fintech in 80 days: #Learn #Fintech #Fast

80 days to learn Fintech – that’s our challenge! This crazy challenge started 2 months ago ago, when I met Nicolas Tonnard who had replied to my ad about hiring interns for The Disruptive Group. Since then, Nicolas joined TDG, and I’ve been very impressed by his entrepreneurship skills and enthusiasm, but also curiosity. One day, he asked(…)

Why I moved to Fintech in 2016. And happy new year 2017!

Why I moved to Fintech in 2016. And happy new year 2017!

2016 has clearly been a year of changes in the world – and for me too, the year ended very differently than it started. For readers of Disruptive Finance, you might not have seen much difference, because the blog and my Fintech activities have always been my “night job”. But I also had a “day(…)

Want to join The Disruptive Group?

Want to join The Disruptive Group?

I launched The Disruptive Group 6 weeks ago, and it’s time to slowly, but surely, build the business. I am therefore starting by hiring one or two interns. I am looking for young, smart, enthusiastic people who want to revolutionise finance. They’ll be working directly with me, and I’ll be coaching and training them personally(…)

Launch of The Disruptive Group!

Launch of The Disruptive Group!

As you might have noticed, Disruptive Finance was a bit quiet during the summer months… It was a good time to take a (well-deserved?) break, but also to work on the launch of The Disruptive Group. Today is TDG’s launch, so we’re back in business! If you’ve been craving Disruptive Finance (!), rejoice because I’ll start posting(…)

Alibaba now 3rd largest money market fund in the world

Alibaba now 3rd largest money market fund in the world

Almost 2 years ago, I wrote about the incredible rise of Yue Bao, Alibaba’s money market fund (Can a disruptor grow 10x faster than an incumbent?).  At that time, the numbers were as follows: Whereas it had taken 10/15 years for Vanguard, Fidelity and JP Morgan to reach $100bn under management, it only took 9(…)

Why “different” is better than “better” in Fintech

Why “different” is better than “better” in Fintech

I had the pleasure to speak at Imperial College a few weeks ago, as part of their programme called “Suits in the Garage” (It was a very appropriate name indeed since I usually wear a suit, and started as an entrepreneur working on top of a garage – although most young entrepreneurs based at WeWork or Level39(…)

Inspiring story: how entrepreneurs can help society.

Inspiring story: how entrepreneurs can help society.

Let me tell you a story that is very close to my heart – because it represents what I believe is important in entrepreneurship, about the role of entrepreneurs in society, and also because I witnessed it first hand. More than 15 years ago, when I was starting Ukibi, I had one of these chance(…)

What will be the most valuable Fintech companies in 2020?

What will be the most valuable Fintech companies in 2020?

(This is part 1 of this topic. Part 2 with the discussion results can be found here) That will be the fascinating theme of the roundtable that I will be discussing with my fellow attendees at Money X (part of Web Summit) this week. To prepare for the conference, I’ve put together a few data points to start the(…)

You can now subscribe to Disruptive Finance!

I know it’s crazy, I’ve had the blog for years, and never gave the option for readers to receive the new posts by email (shows that Disruptive Finance is clearly an amateur blog!). This has been solved now! You can now subscribe to the blog by entering your email address on the right column. Good(…)