In this episode, Hall welcomes Ryan Falvey, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Financial Venture Studio.
Financial Venture Studio invests in the best early-stage fintech companies and provides the access and insights founders need to build transformational companies. They provide a bespoke program when investing at an early stage, introduce seed-stage portfolio companies to leaders in the financial services, regulatory, media, and venture capital communities and it’s working:
– FVS companies have raised nearly $200m in follow-on capital since they launched in late 2018.
– Within 6 months of completing the program, 88% of their portfolio companies raised follow-on capital at an average valuation increase of over 2x.
– FVS companies have grown to serve millions of consumers and tens of thousands of enterprise and SMB customers.
Financial Venture Studio is also raising its second fund and recently launched its latest cohort of startups.
Ryan has spent the last 15 years identifying, supporting, and leading market-changing innovations in technology. Since 2015, he’s invested in 40 early-stage fintech firms, which have grown to represent approximately $3 billion in aggregate equity value. Prior to founding Venture Studio, Ryan led the development of the Financial Solutions Lab, a partnership between JPMorgan Chase and the Financial Health Network. Before managing the Lab, Ryan worked with leading tech firms to develop payment solutions at Silicon Valley Bank. He also served as Strategy Group Lead at Enclude Solutions, overseeing global strategy consulting work around mobile-enabled financial products.
Ryan discusses how the Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) industry is evolving. He advises investors and entrepreneurs and shares some of the challenges they face.
You can visit Financial Venture Studio at www.finventurestudio.com, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/financial-venture-studio/, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/financialstudio?lang=en.
Ryan can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-falvey/, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ryan_falvey?lang=en.
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