Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen?

Episode 72 Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen? This week Brian and Faisal discuss the landscape of payments, reflecting back on 1.5 years of Around The Coin podcast and discuss what's going to happen in the payments space for months to come. Who will die out, who will shine and who … Continue reading Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen?

Interview with Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod (Co-Founders) of TawiPay

Episode 71 Interview with Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod (Co-Founders) of TawiPay [From left to right: Pascal Briod, Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod]   About TawiPay TawiPay is a search engine for international money transfers, helping people find the cheapest, fastest, most convenient and trustworthy ways to send their money around the world. The platform … Continue reading Interview with Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod (Co-Founders) of TawiPay

Interview with Les Riedl, CEO of GlobeOne and weekly roundup!

Episode 69 Interview with Les Riedl, CEO of GlobeOne.   About GlobeOne GlobeOne was established in 2013 by a group of socially minded entrepreneurs - all accomplished leaders in their respective industries – who are aligned on a mission to create financial opportunities for the growing number of dissatisfied, underserved, and socially conscious millennial consumers to … Continue reading Interview with Les Riedl, CEO of GlobeOne and weekly roundup!

Mike Townsend visits NY and drops in at Techstars Accelerator Program

Episode 68 While visiting New York, Mike Townsend drops in at the Techstars / 2015 Barclays Accelerator. Mike met up with... Tommy Nicholas (Alloy) Jonathan Levin (Chainanalysis) Gadi Ruschin (Ogydocs) Rachel Cook (Seeds) and Jenny Fielding of Techstars. Our speakers in this week’s episode: Mike Townsend Also available on iTunes. Sponsors: Otter Labs -> Otter helps … Continue reading Mike Townsend visits NY and drops in at Techstars Accelerator Program

HomeHero raises $20 Million, PayPal’s acquisition of Xoom & what this means for Facebook and Ebay

Episode 67 The three Amigos are back! This week we discuss how Mike Townsend (our co-host), who raised US$ 20+ Million in venture capital funding for his Senior Care Startup called HomeHero. Congrats Mike! Brian gives his perspective on the separation of Ebay and Paypal. PayPal's acquisition of Xoom and how we would be seeing … Continue reading HomeHero raises $20 Million, PayPal’s acquisition of Xoom & what this means for Facebook and Ebay

Apple Pay, Android Pay, Dwolla, Free Payments and where banking is heading in general

Episode 66 In this episode of Around The Coin, Brian and Faisal talk about Apple Pay and the recently introduced Android Pay. We also discuss the merits of incorporating the Loyalty program (always the low hanging fruit). We talked about how ad-blocking technology is going to affect revenue for large companies like Google who depend … Continue reading Apple Pay, Android Pay, Dwolla, Free Payments and where banking is heading in general