Before the A

John Siracusa

Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who's startups are seeking their "A round" of financing.

Before the A is created by veteran fintech podcast host

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About this episode: In this episode we have David Snider and Catherine Prentke English, co-founders of Harness Wealth. Harness Wealth helps clients achieve their financial impact by connecting affluent people with the right technology and adviser.  About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at Carpenter Group, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’  Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Medium

Nov 2019

13 min 32 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Jeff Myers, co-founder and co-CEO of Gatsby.   Gatsby, is an options trading application that makes options trading available to the masses. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at Carpenter Group, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’  Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium

Nov 2019

11 min 36 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have co-founders, Sean Merat, CEO, Sohrab Merat, CPO and Vahid Mirjalili, COO of owl.co.   Owl is a data aggregator/analyzer that helps Financial Institutions know their customers and get deep insights. This episode was recorded live onsite during the Canada Fintech Forum.  About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Oct 2019

17 min 34 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Matt Beecher, CEO of Vault.   Vault is a software platform to address the financial burden of student loan debt and can be utilized as a tool for employers with the option to make contributions to employees’ debt repayment. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Oct 2019

12 min 19 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Paul Kesserwani, co-founder and CEO of Cushion.   Cushion, automatically negotiates bank fees and credit card interest on behalf of consumers. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Oct 2019

18 min 59 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Mark Casady, founder and general partner of Vestigo Ventures.   Vestigo Ventures is a Seed and Early-stage FinTech focused VC firm. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Sep 2019

19 min 43 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Zac Sheffer, co-founder and CEO of Elsen.   Elsen, is a platform-as-a-service company for large financial institutions that allows anyone to harness their data to solve the most complex problems. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Sep 2019

19 min 27 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Quentin Coolen, co-founder and CEO of Waffle.   Waffle, is a technology company, based in the center of NYC, dedicated to reinventing insurance and improving value for consumers. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Aug 2019

13 min 21 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Stuart Jones Jr, founder and CEO of Sigma Ratings.   Sigma Ratings ("Sigma") is an AI-powered non-credit rating agency. Developed at MIT, Sigma focuses on quantifying company-level non-credit risks such as management, governance and financial crime compliance in high-growth emerging/frontier markets.  About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Aug 2019

15 min 12 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Henry Yoshida, founder and CEO of Rocket Dollar.   Rocket Dollar, offers an Enhanced Retirement Account (ERA), which allows the 80 million Americans with more than $50k to invest in alternative assets such as rental properties, startups, other private companies, and more, without losing the tax savings of an IRA or 401(k).  About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Jul 2019

12 min 2 sec

About this episode: In this episode we have Nathan Stevenson, founder and CEO of ForwardLane.   ForwardLane, is highly focused on supercharging the relationship manager in wealth and asset management by providing them with personalized insights for their clients. About this show: Before the A, is a show dedicated to telling the stories of fintech founders who’s startups are seeking their “A round” of financing. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and Spotify. About the host: John Siracusa is the host of the twice-weekly “Bank On It” podcast. He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry. Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter or on Medium

Jul 2019

16 min 17 sec