FintechFlow podcast

FintechFlow podcast

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This is a show on fintech in the CEE region and beyond. Welcome to Fintech Flow, where we deep dive into the depth and complexity of successful start-ups, explore the ways to new capital and draw in the points of views from the incumbents. From Budapest Hungary, Linda Sallai will explore the odd angles, sit down with bright Fintech minds and bridge together the gap in mind-set between the legacy players and today’s innovators. We will learn from each other, learn with each other, link up and connect through our common passion for easier, better and cheaper solutions, We’ll seek for user c


Startup Collaboration - The HR Angle
Jul 23 • 28 min
According to KPMG’s report on The future of HR, 4 in 10 HR leaders state that workplace culture remains a top barrier to digital transformation and 70% of HR executives recognizes the need for workforce transformation. If we look into the financial scene,…
Insurance 2.0 - Cherrisk, the Spotify of Insurance
Jul 3 • 33 min
The insurance sector is facing similar challenges as the banking sector. Insurtech companies are ready to enter the insurance market and use technology to disrupt it. The big techs are also knocking on the door of this multi-trillion dollar industry. That…
Business of Design with Family Finances - interview with Ivan Muck
Jun 19 • 35 min
Not one day passes by in the financial industry without hearing/reading or talking about design. It has become a trendy buzzword, but in reality it is much more. McKinsey released an in-depth report in October 2018 on the business value of design. This…
Speed is the Best Risk Management - Nick Suhr (KASKO Insurtech) interview
May 29 • 36 min
The insurance sector is facing similar challenges as the banking sector. While fintech companies are here to bring changes in banking and in our everyday lives, insurtechs are ready to enter the insurance market and use technology to disrupt it. These…
360 View on Corporate Innovation at the Biggest Hungarian Bank, OTP
May 15 • 37 min
How to bring innovation in a big financial institution is always a difficult issue. Nowdays if we talk about corporate innovation we have to think about the activity conducted inside the organization and beyond its borders as well. On today’s episode of…
Blockchain Over the Hype
May 1 • 53 min
In today’s episode of FintechFlow we will look into real blockchain usecases and we will try to imagine the impact these and other blockchain solutions can have to our lives.We will also take an international overview and understand how blockchain can…
How to Accelerate Your Startup
Apr 18 • 26 min
This is a special episode, which was recorded as a panel discussion about accelerator and incubator programs at Startup Safari Bp. I am happy to welcome my guests with whom we are guaranteed to get around all the corners, as they collectively are…
The Blockchainsmokers at Startup Safari
Apr 17 • 81 min
This episode was held as a panel discussion at Startup Safari Budapest 2019. We discussed a lot of topics about cryptocurrencies and non-crypto related blockchain solutions. I had 3 experts on the field as my guests today: Barnabas Debreczeni (Shinrai),…
Azonnali fizetés egyszerűen - Neked
Apr 8 • 30 min
2019. július 1-jétől 7/24-ben 5 mp-en belül valósulnak meg a fizetések. Ráadásul a mobiltelefonszám, e-mail cím, vagy adószám megadásával tudunk pénzt küldeni. Mindez komoly lehetőségeket rejt magában a bankok, szolgáltatási szektor és a lakosság számára…
The outside in method – the ingredients for successful open innovation with János Pereczes
Mar 27 • 30 min
Over the last decade organizations increasingly source innovation beyond their borders and search for new ideas outside their walls. With Janos Pereczes, Managing Director of MKB Fintechlab I dive into the world of open innovation to understand why it is…
The return of the Fintech Jedi - Balázs Vinnai interview
Mar 20 • 54 min
I am thrilled to have a real fintech heavyweight as my guest. I’m joined by no other than Balázs Vinnai, the main character in one of the most inspiring Hungarian start-up stories. We talk about IND, Misys, Finastra, W.UP, Codecool, BNL Growth, startups,…
The Finovate Story ft. Best of Show winners Dorsum and W.UP
Mar 5 • 37 min
In this episode of FintechFlow we will take you to Finovate. We will discuss what is the sectret souce to win Best of Show, as I have 2 presenters of the Hungarian winning teams by my side. Remco Veenenberg (W.UP) and Greg Csorba (Dorsum).…
Do not go global, start global - Brokerchooser’s international journey
Feb 26 • 32 min
We again dive into international business development, but this time from a B2C point of view. My guests are the founders of Brokerchooser: Tibor Bedő, CEO and Gergely Korpos CPO. Brokerchooser helps independent investors to find the online broker best…
It takes two to tango (in the fintech world as well)
Feb 19 • 30 min
We explore how startups can take their B2B business abroad. We analyze the best strategy, and discuss when, where and with whom to go global. My guest is Barnabás Málnay, who has decades of experience helping startups develop their business abroad as…
How to disrupt your disruptors? - Erste George Labs interview with Boris Marte
Feb 13 • 23 min
There are many forms of corporate innovation, and many ways to do that, but as Alan Kay put it: “The best way to predict the future is to reinvent it.” And that is what Erste Group is doing in its George Labs trying to make banking simple, intelligent and…
The legal point of view – Cristina Reichman interview
Feb 6 • 17 min
Thanks to Fintech Camp Hungary and the Beyond Banking Budapest for the first time on the show I had the opportunity to talk to someone working as a lawyer in the fintech field. This means a different approach and point of view and it was exciting to hear…
Hungary’s Best Incubator: CEU Innovations Lab
Jan 30 • 25 min
I welcome the first female guest on FintechFlow, Andrea Kozma, director of the CEU iLab, which was voted Hungary’s best incubator at the Central European Startup Awards. We try and give you a 360 view of this special world where academia meets business.…
Fintech-Corporate Collaboration – How to Get Better with Daniel Collado-Ruiz, CEO of Nestholma
Jan 23 • 21 min
Linda discussed strategies, tips, skills to develop in order establish a successful startup-financial institution cooperation. With Daniel Collado-Ruiz, CEO of Nestholma we analyzed both sides of the story, so we looked at how fintech startups and how…
Luxembourg House of Fintech (LHoFT) Ft. Alex Panican
Jan 16 • 21 min
Linda talked with Alex Panican who is head of partnerships and ecosystem at the Luxembourg House of Fintech. Luxembourg is a country, where the Finance Minister launches the House of Fintech, the regulator is quite open for innovation, they have regulated…
Israel’s fintech ecosystem - Equitech interview
Jan 9 • 26 min
Linda talked with Tal Sharon and Nir Netzer from Equitech. Equitech is an Israeli consultancy firm providing innovation scouting services to financial institutions and business development services to FinTech and Cyber Security ventures. They’re also…
Chatbot startup meets Japan’s tech mogul at Techstars accelerator - Talk-A-Bot interview
Jan 4 • 33 min
Linda talked with Akos Deliaga, one of the co-founders at Talk-A-Bot, a Hungarian chat-bot provider start-up. Akos talked about why is it a great strategy to embed your chatbots into superapplications. Talk-A-Bot was one of the 10 start-ups that could…
Revolut - The seal team six of the financial sector
Dec 30, 2018 • 22 min
Linda talked with Andrius Biceika head of business development at Revolut. Revolut was founded in 2015, now (2018 Dec) they have more than 3M customers worldwide. Andrius walked me through Revolut’s world beyond banking. We talked about new product…
Why ESG Investing is a Win-Win
Dec 22, 2018 • 29 min
Linda is talking with Balazs Faluvegi, who is one of the co-founders of Blueopes. Blueopes is a Hungarian wealth tech start-up, that is combining robo advising with ESG investing/social responsible investing. Balázs talks about what is the reason why…
Happy Hacking at Junction X Budapest
Dec 13, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode FintechFlow, I smashed things up a bit and instead of having an interview I prepared a report about Junction X Budapest. Junction is Europe’s biggest hackathon and the guys from Tech Embassy brought it to Budapest . Over 200 hackers were…