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2 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wei Hopeman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wei Hopeman, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 298 Wei Hopeman from Arbor Ventures

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Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with impressive fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the remarkable stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech.

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In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Wei Hopeman, founder and partner of Arbor Ventures.  Arbor Ventures is a VC firm focused on shaping the way the world transacts by investing in early stage companies at the intersection of financial services, data and digital commerce.  Arbor’s team focuses on bridging the Asian opportunity with a Western approach to accelerate impact and reach globally. A few of Arbor’s portfolio founders are past guests such as Ohad Samet from TrueAccord and Ian Lampl from LoanStreet.

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About the host:

John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin, 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’ 

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Mar 12 2020 · 28mins
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The Rise of Fintech with Wei Hopeman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures

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Fintech has come a long way in China, from barely being recognized to one of the fastest growing markets in the region. As the world’s leader in Fintech technology, China is a breeding ground for Internet finance companies, and accordingly, investment in the industry. With millions of users and an ever-growing number of fintech unicorns, the future of Internet finance looks exceedingly bright in China.

Today, we present another special episode recorded live at RISE Conference 2018, where Oscar Ramos sat down with venture capitalist and fintech investor Wei Hopeman. After beginning her career in financial services and investment banking, Wei co-founded Arbor Ventures in 2013, the first VC fund specialized in fintech in the Asian ecosystem. She talks to us about the growth of fintech, the benefits of corporate VCs, and how founders and corporate VCs can improve their interactions with each other, as well as many other topics.

Many thanks to RISE Conference 2018 for gathering global elites in Hong Kong and supporting China Startup Pulse to present good quality content for our listeners.

Show notes:
1:02 Intro 1:40 How Wei got into financial services 5:20 Going into investment banking 7:04 The growth of fintech in Asia 9:06 The lack of infrastructure in financial services 11:52 Launching fintech in China 14:52 Benefits of corporate VCs 16:42 Key questions a founder should ask corporate VCs 18:05 Key difference between types of VCs 20:36 Educating corporates in working with startups 22:51 Women in VC 29:51 The future of Arbor Ventures

As always, thanks to our host Oscar Ramos, guest Wei Hopeman, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website at chinaccelerator.com!

Aug 08 2018 · 31mins