This webinar is part of our member-only Digital China programme. Composed of a series of briefings, panel discussions and webinars, it is designed to provide an overview of Chinese government policy, followed by a deep dive into activities in key sectors.
The global fintech sector has over the last years seen billions of investments into the fintech sector creating dozens of fintech unicorns with valuations of more than USD 1 billion. However Q1 2020 was one of the worst quarters in 2 years for VC backed fintech: The economic shocks stemming from the outbreak of the coronavirus have decreased investor appetite for fintech.
Join FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments to learn about the latest fintech trends and meet 5 top Fintech CEOs who are raising seed capital at the moment. These fintech startups will pitch their companies exclusively to CBBC members in both China and the UK and you will learn about the fintech verticals and where innovation takes place most at the moment. If you are interested to invest yourself, you will also be able to ask questions directly during the webinar and also follow up with the fintech companies directly to start a more detailed due diligence process if required.
FINTECH Circle's CEO Susanne Chishti will be our host and lead us through this interactive and engaging webinar which will empower you to learn from the most cutting edge fintech entrepreneurs and to see how the future of finance is being changed as we speak.
CEO FINTECH Circle and Co-Editor of The FINTECH Book Series
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform offering Innovation Workshops to C-level executives and fintech courses. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller "The FINTECH Book" which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book (published by WILEY in 2020). Awards:
- Selected as 24th Top Fintech Influencer in the World (Onalytica, 2020) - among the Top 100 Fintech Influencers globally
- Won the Fintech Champion of the Year Award 2019 (Women in Finance Awards)
- Social Media Influencer of the Year 2018 (Investment Week)
- Top 7 Crypto Experts globally 2018 (Inc Magazine)
- City Innovator - Inspirational Woman in 2016
- European Digital Financial Services ‘Power 50’, an independent ranking of the most influential people in digital financial services in Europe (2015)
- Top 5 ESG Influencers Globally (Refinitiv, 2020)
She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School.
After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term "fintech" was being invented) in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years’ across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.
Susanne is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Investor with strong FINTECH expertise. She is a Judge & Coach at global FINTECH events and competitions and a conference keynote speaker. Susanne leads a global community of 200,000 fintech entrepreneurs, investors, financial services professionals globally (www.fintechcircle.com
). Our advisory practise includes leading financial institutions as clients such as Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and UK’s innovation agency NESTA which appointed us as partner for the £5 million Open Up Challenge Prize to work on Open Banking initiatives for SME Banking in the UK.
FINTECH Circle is the leading fintech ecosystem globally and Preferred Advisory Partner to the best Fintech Entrepreneurs. FINTECH Circle runs Europe's first investor network investing into early stage fintech startups and is a global thought leader in the financial technology sector consisting of "wealthtech" (the impact of tech on the investment and wealth management sector), "insurtech" (the impact of tech on insurance), "paytech" (payment innovation), "legaltech" (the impact of tech on providing legal services) and how artificial intelligence will impact financial services.