At Matrix Partners, our mission is to support and guide entrepreneurs building bold new businesses. Being an entrepreneur is one of the hardest jobs around, but we believe that hearing the experiences of other founders and experts is one of the best ways for us to spur more learning and faster growth.
Our Talks forEntrepreneurs series starts with Payments–a space more complicated than many where it’s critical for entrepreneurs to know the players, technologies and how they’re all connected and changing.
In this series of videos, General Partner Dana Stalder sits down with successful founders and executives in FinTech. Each short talk helps entrepreneurs understand the challenges, opportunities, and players in different areas of payments, while giving them tools and knowledge to grow their companies.
The first three videos are included below. Listen or view on your favorite channel, and subscribe to be notified as we post more videos on FinTech, marketplaces, startup management, and more. Drop us a note at email@example.com with topics you’d like us to explore next. We hope you enjoy the Talks!
Lessons Learned Starting My First Company (10 minutes)
Osama Bedier founded Poynt 18 months ago after leadership positions at Google and PayPal. Hear what he’s learned, including:
- Skipping a seed round
- Selling before coding
- Hiring great people and letting go
From LendingClub to Orchard–What’s Happening in Credit? (16 minutes)
Hans Morris of Nyca Partners, Director at LendingClub and former president of Visa, joins Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners to discuss the evolution in credit:
- Why this is a multi-hundred billion dollar opportunity
- What investors look for in credit startups
- Global vs US opportunities for innovation
Mobile Payments: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know (22 minutes)
Scott Loftesness of Glenbrook and Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners discuss mobile payments and:
- The 8+ year journey to ApplePay
- Technologies here to stay: NFC, tokenization, and biometrics
- What it all means for the Networks
- What’s driving merchant and consumer demand