One more thing – financial services, tech & human intersection
In this series, One more thing, Theodora (Theo) Lau, a prominent speaker on all things fintech and innovation, writes about the intersection of financial services, technology, and the human element.
Financial services can play a more crucial role in lifting people out of poverty and help break the cycle of inequality, and with focus and intention, more inclusive economic growth can finally be within reach.
Theo is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, a public speaker, and an advisor with extensive experience in tech and start-up ecosystems. She is the co-author of Beyond Good, and host of One Vision, a podcast on fintech and innovation.
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Reasons to be hopeful for 2023
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Being an entrepreneur: from A to Z
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Sibos 2022: Food, shelter, water – what does banking have to do with it?
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Video: Theo Lau at Finovate Europe 2022 – the future of AI in finance
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Digital makes the world go round: a reflection
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A jar of hope
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Access to financial services is a crucial tool to help our most marginalised citizens escape poverty.
Just do it?
How can we, as an industry, be more empathetic and create solutions that matter?
My dollars matter
Branch closures hurt not only consumers, but also small businesses and their local communities.
A voyage of optimism from the city of angels to mountains of clouds
Entrepreneurs, local governments and socially minded enterprises spark innovation in their communities.
Is voice the next UI?
Theodora Lau discusses what the future might look like for fintech and brands.
Celebrating Finovate’s #WomeninFinTech
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The empathy deficit
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The forgotten faces of diversity: the invisibles
To be successful, diversity and inclusion must start from within – and it must be built into the culture.
The forgotten generation: driving digital adoption with older customers
Everyone - regardless of their age, would like a good user experience.
True diversity or tokenism
It is not only time for us to say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It is now time for us to hold ourselves accountable.
We were all beginners once
Be intentional in finding new voices. And be intentional in elevating them.
What the Fintech? Episode 10 | Diversity & inclusion: AI bias
Theodora Lau, founder of Unconventional Ventures provides her take on artificial intelligence.
BNPL fintech Affirm lays off 19% of workforce, nixes crypto offering
The company intends to double down on its core business while “sunsetting” initiatives including Affirm Crypto.
Singapore’s Tazapay bags $16.9m in Series A funding round
The round brings Tazapay’s total capital raised to $18.9 million.
Carbonplace lands $45m seed funding, names new CEO
With the new funding, Carbonplace plans to scale its platform, expand its team and forge partnerships.
FNZ to acquire Luxembourg-based B2B fund platform Ifsam
FNZ says the acquisition will strengthen its client proposition and build out its presence in Luxembourg.
SME lender Merchant Money scores £115m in funding
The funding will grow Merchant Money’s lending books across its secured and unsecured product offerings.
Bank of England and HM Treasury outline case for digital pound
The Bank and HM Treasury plan to “accelerate” work on the technology and policy architecture for a digital pound.
Nokia aligns growth and financing strategy with ESG targets
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The Bank of London bags $40m in Series C extension
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Canada’s Jobber secures $100m in Series D funding round
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Inter&Co acquires real estate investment start-up YellowFi
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