In the world of finance and financial technology, established companies are starting to look at the rearview mirror at fast-approaching startups, wondering just how true the phrase “objects in mirror are closer than they appear” might be. What is causing this acceleration in fintech startup traction? What should the incumbents be nervous about? And, more importantly, what should they do about it?
In this episode -- which originally aired as a video on our YouTube channel -- Alex Rampell, a16z general partner (and former fintech entrepreneur as the CEO and co-founder of TrialPay), joins a16z operating partner Frank Chen to discuss the changing fintech landscape. They talk about lessons learned from the perspective of the the hungry and fast fintech startup, as well as concrete advice for execs in the hot seat at established companies.
Synthetic fraud—yes, it's a thing: a new evolution of consumer fraud that’s been emerging in financial services, to the tune of $1-$2B a year.
In this episode of the a16z Podcast, Naftali Harris, co-founder and CEO of Sentilink, which builds technology to detect and stop synthetic fraud, talks...
How have we gotten to where were are with machine learning? Where are we going?
a16z Operating Partner Frank Chen and Carnegie Mellon professor Tom Mitchell first stroll down memory lane, visiting the major landmarks: the symbolic approach of the 1970s, the "principled probabalistic methods" of...
with Tony Blair (@InstituteGC), Scott Kupor (@skupor), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90)
If the current pace of tech change is the 21st-century equivalent of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution — with its tremendous economic growth and lifestyle change — it means that even though it’s fundamentally...