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The Top 25 Women Leaders In Financial Technology of 2019

The Financial Technology Report is proud to announce and celebrate the exceptional women who are playing leading roles at the companies shaping the financial...

Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2019

The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce this year's awardees for the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2019.  Awardees were selected based...

The Top 25 Financial Technology CTOs of 2019

The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce our inaugural awards for The Top 25 Financial Technology CTOs of 2019.  While CEOs are often...

The Top 25 RegTech Executives of 2020

RegTech has become a primary focal point for those operating within financial services.  Given the number of financial activities under regulatory review, the process...

The Top 25 InsurTech Executives of 2019

InsurTech has long captured the attention of the broader financial technology community as well as insurance industry. In 2019 alone, funding to companies in...

Mobile Fintech Entrepreneur Bassim Haidar Found His Motivation in His Family’s Past

Entrepreneur Bassim Haidar is currently one of Africa's most prominent billionaires--but this hasn't always been the case. Haidar, a Lebanese national, was born in Nigeria and lived there until he was 10. After his family moved to Lebanon, he finished school and attended Beirut University College. What motivated him to start his first business at age 20, however, was quite simple: he was looking to restore his family's lost fortune, a task he has now completed many times over...

Payment Tech Giant Wex Makes Billions, Hires Thousands

Portland-based payment technology firm Wex announced that its revenue increased by 15 percent to $1.72 billion in 2018. The Company also had a strong fourth quarter, with total revenue rising to $440 million from $381.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. "2019 was another record year for WEX, capped off by an impressive fourth quarter driven by double-digit top-line growth and strong operating leverage,” Melissa Smith, WEX’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement...

The CapitalG Advantage, Much More than Deep Pockets

Lyft, Snap, Airbnb, SurveyMonkey, Glassdoor, and Duolingo are a sampling of Capital G’s great picks.  The investment firm began in 2013 in Mountain View,...

Plaid’s CEO Undeterred Even As Co-Founder, CTO Stepped Down

Plaid, the financial technology startup that enables fintech companies to access consumers banking data with their permission, is in a state of flux. Earlier this summer, Plaid, which has a valuation of more than $2.5 billion, announced the departure of William Hockey, co-founder, chief technology officer, and president. Hockey is staying on as a board member and his duties are being handled by the executive team including CEO Zach Perret...

LendingClub’s CEO Slowed Down Growth to Boost Revenue

Online lending marketplace LendingClub has had a rough few years. After a successful IPO in 2014 that raised over $800 million on a nearly $9 billion valuation, the company soon saw a decline in stock value and eventually the departure of its founder and CEO over suspicious business practices...