12 Canadian FinTech firms begin a trade mission in the UK
As the Canadian FinTech scene is going from strength to strength, 12 of its companies have gone on five-day trade mission to Britain as they look to set up shop in the UK.
WATCH: Trade of the week – 24 April 2023
On this episode of Trade of the week, Founder of Herenya Capital, Petri Redelinghuys discusses his outlook for the Satrix 40, City Lodge and Investec.
Rethinking the customer journey for trade finance – Fintech and Bank Collaboration
Customer-first approach to trade finance, and how fintechs can work with banks. TFG partnered up with Finastra to discuss the fintech to bank collaboration, how the on boarding process works, and the advantages fintechs can offer to the end corporate client. A TFG exclusive, filmed at Finastra’s offices, with Merisa Lee Gimpel, Head Trade Innovation, GTB, Lloyds Banking Group and ITFA Board Member, Chair of the ITFA Fintech Committee, Andre Casterman.
Drip Capital went from zero to $1 billion in transactions: Fintech meets global trade finance
Drip Capital started as two people with an idea in 2015. Today, they have over 138 employees, raised more than $45M, and will do over $1 billion in trade volume since inception this year. They have over 2,000 importers and exporters on the platform and have built an enduring fintech startup. They’re on track to be as impactful as the World Bank in terms of helping businesses worldwide get access to credit.
They had to search the space to find one that could grow quickly with high LTV and low CAC. It was really impressive to see as an investor, and I’m so glad we could sit down with cofounder Neil Kothari today.
00:38 Meet Neil Kothari
02:50 Starting the founder journey
03:56 First iteration: Lending in the US
05:52 Pivot to global trade finance, finding product market fit
07:18 More data = better lending (key insight)
09:37 Why does net 30 exist when interest rates are zero?
11:48 Incumbent banks aren’t doing their job, which lets Drip create a new cross-border trade model
13:46 Why is lending hard?
14:35 What they learned in India
18:00 Do unscalable things, then scale them
21:10 Beware advice
23:31 How to invest, or work at Drip
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