Ep. 160. State of the Union 3
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December 15, 2017
This week, Sam's joined by Rahmi Serageldin, co-founder & CEO of Honeyfi; Rob Frohwein, CEO & co-founder of Kabbage; Matt Potere, CEO of Sunlight Financial; and Alexandra Villarreal O’Rourke, Financial Services Partner and FinTech Practice Group Co-Leader at McGuireWoods LLP. First up, the guys talk about the South East - why's Charlotte become the go-to location for fintech and what makes it such a vibrant community hub? Alex tells us about the Carolina Fintech Hub - a non-profit group that fosters fintech in the city. Plus, why regulatory and legal can be such big barriers to fintech startups. Is Atlanta the finance capital of the United states? Matt tells us about the Fintech Atlanta Taskforce, and why a lot people might not get what fintech really means. With three years of experience at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Alex gives her perspective on her time there, some of the recent changes and what they'll mean for the industry. Plus, the guys discuss how regulators can further…