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Finnovating hires Matteo Rizzi to boost its European expansion

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Finnovating, the first global ‘matching as a service’ platform that connects 60,000 fintech companies and investors, has hired Matteo Rizzi as senior advisor to boost its European expansion. His push seeks to accelerate it after having achieved that 7 out of 10 fintech companies in Latin America are part of the hub.

With two decades of experience in financial services and 13 years at SWIFT, Matteo «became one of the fathers of fintech by founding Innotribe, possibly the first fintech space in the world,» Finnovating explains. This well-known entrepreneur began investing directly in 2013 in startups and through global VCs and CVCs in firms such as Bamboo Capital Partners.

He currently has investment involvement in more than 20 startups and has made 5 divestments. In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTS and in 2019, he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as executive producer), as well as the author of «The FinTech Revolution and Talents & Rebels».

«It is a luxury to be able to count on Matteo since for me he is one of the fathers of the fintech sector and one of the pioneers in collaboration between the world of technology startups and the corporate sector. Having his support and experience is key to continue creating the global matching platform that we at Finnovating have created», confides the CEO of Finnovating, Rodrigo García de la Cruz.

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This well-known investor, who speaks 5 languages ​​and assures that he has seen in the platform «a potential at the ecosystem level that he had not yet found in the platforms that he had already seen», is convinced that «open innovation and collaboration is a necessary and inevitable evolution for any large company in the sector». «That is why -he adds- Finnovating comes to help all these large companies to make the difficult easy through digital innovation projects and ecosystems together with the world’s leading technology startups».

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Matteo Rizzi

«He is a world leader in the fintech sector», adds the head of Business Development at Finnovating, Javier Tordable, who underlines the coincidence in the vision of collaboration between traditional companies, investors and fintech of Matteo and the platform, whose complexity it means that «thousands of opportunities for collaboration and innovation are lost for our companies».

The platform was launched a year ago as a meeting place for technology companies, traditional companies and investors. Today it has more than 10,000 companies, active companies from 121 countries.

For Finnovating, said collaboration between corporations and the fintech and insurtech ecosystem «is more important than ever» due to the «inevitable» digital transformation of all businesses. «The fintech sector is in extraordinary health, since in 2021 investment in this type of company has tripled compared to 2020 to 145,000 million dollars, and so far in 2022 more than 75,000 million have been raised, to despite the market situation,» adds the platform.

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