The consumer payments investment wave has ended. As regulators finalize frameworks, where are seasoned fintech investors now directing their capital for the highest returns in 2024?
Join NYPAY for an exclusive insider discussion with leaders from top investment funds already deploying millions into the next wave of fintech winners.
Hear where they see the biggest opportunities as fintech and financial services converge across blockchain, banking-as-a-service, data analytics, and cybersecurity, with AI everywhere in the mix.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to ride the next fintech funding wave or an incumbent seeking the inside track on partnership opportunities, this is an evening you can’t miss.
February 20th, 2024
Meet Our Speakers
Editor-at-Large, Cornerstone Advisors
Mary Wisniewski is an editor-at-large for Cornerstone Advisors where she helps shape the firm’s banking and fintech content. She’s also the creator of Finteching with Mary, a monthly newsletter on fintech happenings on LinkedIn.
Mary is a frequent speaker at a variety of leading digital banking events and podcasts, including: Fintech Meetup, the Money Experience Summit, the Future of Fintech, Fintech Hustle, Breaking Banks and more.
She’s covered fintech for more than 12 years, including at American Banker and Bankrate
President and Managing Director, TruStage Ventures
Brian Kaas is senior vice president of corporate development at TruStage. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing a broad range of strategic transactions for the organization.
Additionally, Brian serves as the president and managing director of TruStage Ventures, LLC, and oversees all aspects of its venture capital program.
Prior to joining the company in 2012, Kaas was a partner at Foley & Lardner. He has a broad range of legal and corporate experience, particularly in the areas of complex commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, reinsurance and corporate restructurings.
Brian graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with a Juris Doctorate. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Legal Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Principal, FTV Capital
Adam Hallquist has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for over nine years and currently has investment responsibilities in financial services, vertical software, and payments and transaction processing. Prior to joining FTV, Adam was an investment banking analyst at Financial Technology Partners. At FT Partners, Adam focused on mergers and acquisitions, working on several transactions within the payments, securities and software spaces. Adam began his career at Fortress Group Inc., an investment bank focused on the private placement of private equity funds. Adam graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and a second major in economics.
Managing Director, Qatalyst Partners
Daniel Axelsen is a Managing Director in the Fintech practice at Qatalyst, a global investment bank focused on providing M&A advice to leading technology companies. Dan joined Qatalyst in 2010 and later re-joined in 2019 after holding venture roles at NEA and Kleiner Perkins. His transaction experience at Qatalyst includes Adenza’s sale to Nasdaq for $10.5B, Afterpay’s sale to Block for $29B, Mailchimp’s sale to Intuit for $12B, Intuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma for $7.4B, and Galileo’s sale to SoFi for $1.2B. Dan majored in finance and minored in computer science at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, son, and bernedoodle.
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