Episode 320: John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower

Around the Coin Episode 320 John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Sir John Hargrave, CEO of the media and communication company Media Shower. His company publishes the blockchain investor website, Bitcoin Market Journal which reaches 100,000 blockchain investors monthly. He is the author of the bestselling investing book Blockchain for Everyone (Simon & Schuster, 2019), as well as … Continue reading Episode 320: John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower

Episode 319: Bryce Deeney, Founder and CEO of equipifi

Around the Coin Episode 319 Bryce Deeney, Founder and CEO of equipifi

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Bryce Deeney, Founder, and CEO of equipifi, which is modernizing the way consumers interact with their money. equipifi’s mission is to support banks and credit unions’ ability to deliver experiences that help foster growth and engagement for existing and new customers. equipifi provides seamless white-labeled integrations for banks and … Continue reading Episode 319: Bryce Deeney, Founder and CEO of equipifi

Episode 318: Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer of Branch and Author of “The Anatomy of the Swipe”

Around the Coin Episode 318 Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer of Branch and Author of The Anatomy of the Swipe

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer at Branch, where he spearheads product innovation, development, and strategy. Bringing nearly a decade of payments experience, he also leads Branch’s strategic partnerships with major financial services and technology providers including Mastercard, Visa, Evolve Bank & Trust, and Marqeta. Ahmed has held a … Continue reading Episode 318: Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer of Branch and Author of “The Anatomy of the Swipe”

Episode 317: Ivan Smirnov, CTO, Cofounder of Elude

Around the Coin Episode 317 Ivan Smirnov, CTO, Cofounder of Elude

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Ivan Smirnov, Co-Founder, and CTO of Elude. Prior to founding Elude, Ivan was a software engineer at Google, leading projects to improve their core “Search” feature along with Google Ads, Google Assistant, and Google Cloud. Ivan is a builder, problem solver, and engineer passionate about creating code-based … Continue reading Episode 317: Ivan Smirnov, CTO, Cofounder of Elude

Episode 316: Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder of Finmark

Around the Coin Episode 316 Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder of Finmark

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Rami Essaid, CEO & Co-Founder of Finmark. Rami is a three-time startup founder and passionate entrepreneur, has been building companies for over a decade. He was the founder and CEO of Distil Networks, acquired by Imperva in 2019, before starting his latest venture Finmark, financial modeling software … Continue reading Episode 316: Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder of Finmark

Episode 315: Arnab Naskar, Co-Founder of STOKR

Around the Coin Episode 315 Arnab Naskar, Co-Founder of STOKR

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Arnab Naskar, Co-founder of STOKR, the EU’s pioneering digital marketplace for alternative assets, where smart investors connect with and fund forward-thinking founders. Arnab oversees STOKR’s business strategy and is dedicated to promoting open and decentralized capital markets. He is a regular speaker at major blockchain conferences and webinars … Continue reading Episode 315: Arnab Naskar, Co-Founder of STOKR

Episode 314: Jack O’Holleran, CEO / co-founder SKALE

Around the Coin Episode 314 Jack O'Holleran, CEO Co-Founder SKALE

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Jack O'Holleran, CEO/Co-Founder Skale. Jack is a veteran entrepreneur with a deep background in machine learning, AI, security, and blockchain. Prior to co-founding SKALE, Jack was a founder at multiple Silicon Valley based enterprise technology companies including IncentAlign, a digital currency platform, and Aktana, the leading Machine Learning … Continue reading Episode 314: Jack O’Holleran, CEO / co-founder SKALE

Episode 313: Liran Zelkha, Cofounder and CTO of Lili

Around the Coin Episode 313 Liran Zelkha, Cofounder and CTO of Lili

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Liran Zelkha, Co-Founder and CTO of Lili, the all-in-one banking app designed for freelance workers. He has over 20 years of tech industry experience, including as a freelancer, which inspired him to create a solution for independent workers’ unique pain points. From strategic management to hands-on coding, … Continue reading Episode 313: Liran Zelkha, Cofounder and CTO of Lili