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Broadhaven Ventures’ Michael Sidgmore on global trends in embedded finance

  • The future of financial services will be driven by non-financial companies that add a financial services layer to serve engaged, frequent users.
  • The pandemic will accelerate the digitization of underlying tech infrastructure and consumer habits, causing long-lasting behavioral shifts.
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Broadhaven Ventures’ Michael Sidgmore on global trends in embedded finance

A global perspective on fintech helps Broadhaven Ventures cross-pollinate customer experience best practices from the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Today’s guest is Michael Sidgmore, who is a partner at Broadhaven Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with Broadhaven Capital Partners, an independent fintech investment bank. Broadhaven Ventures has investments in known fintechs like Credijusto, Kyash, MoneyLion, Starship, Liveoak (recently acquired by DocuSign), BioCatch, Harvest Wealth, Kovi and Nowports. Michael is also a venture partner at Goodwater Capital, a consumer tech venture capital firm that’s invested in Toss, Monzo, Stash, Kyash and Tide, among others.

Michael joins us to discuss the diversity of pain points fintech companies are solving for globally and the evolution of the embedded finance paradigms among its portfolio companies and beyond.

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