loader from loading.io

Women in Fintech: Sustainability, Impact Investing, and Beyond

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

Release Date: 11/17/2021

Behavioral Insights: A Must Have for Founders show art Behavioral Insights: A Must Have for Founders

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE:  Behavioral insights have the power to predict, shape, and propel the future of a business or even an entire industry. With them, companies can grow their sales, improve quality control, retain staff. But what are they and how do they work? In this episode, Denise Silber is joined by Darren Frey, founder of Ensemble Insight, whose consulting business integrates machine learning to help founders identify new, relevant data and make more informed decisions.   With his extensive professional experience at the intersection of behavioral and data sciences, Darren...

info_outline
Purposehood: Unleashing Human Potential show art Purposehood: Unleashing Human Potential

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: Purpose. Why is it crucial not just to entrepreneurs but for humanity? Here to discuss his journey, why purpose is inextricably linked to success, and the transformative power of living purposefully is author, thought-leader and entrepreneur Ammar Charani.    Our host, Philip Guarino, sits down with Ammar as he recounts his near-death experience and how it led him to find purpose in all aspects of life. They discuss the purpose-to-productivity pipeline and the dangers of living by a “work-life balance” mentality. This episode provides perspective and advice for...

info_outline
Unicorn Hunting with Rotem Shacham show art Unicorn Hunting with Rotem Shacham

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

In this exciting episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Rotem Shacham, Principal at Viola Ventures, Israel’s leading tech investing group, as they explore unicorn hunting! Together they zero in on the challenges of identifying a future unicorn and what it takes to succeed for both a start-up and the investing group building its portfolio.  An experienced investor with an international perspective, Rotem digs deep into the key characteristics of a promising  start-up and explains why an outlier investment strategy can make the difference for an investment group. Rotem also...

info_outline
The Blockchain Technology Driving Innovation show art The Blockchain Technology Driving Innovation

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE:  In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Tom Sylvester, General Counsel for Hedera Hashgraph. As an expert in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Tom demystifies Hedera’s DLT process and dives into the benefits of building a public ledger for the decentralized economy. From transparency to autonomy to security, the two discuss how the crypto landscape has been leading innovation in the global technology sector, from its transition from Blockchain to Hedera, and everything in between. Tom gives an honest account of the challenges and potential drawbacks to...

info_outline
How COVID Changed Customer Experience show art How COVID Changed Customer Experience

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Christophe Caïs, founder and CEO of CXG. Together they explore the sea change sparked by COVID and the new customer experience expectations for retail brands that have both physical and digital channels. In a word, customer experience must be the same in person and online. After working with over 200 brands, Christophe Caïs explains how and why companies must reorganize their teams and re-invent their marketing, eliminating the traditional silos separating the in-store and on-line strategy and execution. This episode provides actionable...

info_outline
The Power of Digital Identity show art The Power of Digital Identity

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

As the world becomes more virtual, the digital identity sector continues to grow rapidly. But what is digital identity, and how can it change the way we live our lives? In this episode of the HAE Invites podcast, our host, Philip Guarino, sits down with Jackie Shoback to answer these questions. As the Co-Founder of 1414 Ventures, Jackie is committed to investing in the digital identity industry in areas such as cybersecurity and blockchain. Tune in to hear how this impressive female founder is investing in the next generation of cutting edge technology, and overcoming obstacles along the way.

info_outline
She's Rewriting the Beauty Playbook show art She's Rewriting the Beauty Playbook

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE:  Join our host, Denise Silber, as she interviews Aisha Dozie, an ex-global capital markets executive who is turning the cosmetics industry on its head. Aisha’s company, Bossy Cosmetics, is inventing products and a brand for a previously unacknowledged customer, the ambitious woman of any age. Learn how Aisha went from burnout in finance to stardom in marketing and social media, even landing her products on Oprah’s Favorite Things list.  Together they discuss how Aisha used design thinking philosophy and listening to her future customers to identify  an...

info_outline
Building a Cult Brand show art Building a Cult Brand

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE:  The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change, and concerns around sustainability and the environment are growing among conscientious consumers. Join our host, Philip Guarino, as he interviews Andrea Baldo, the fashion CEO with a steadfast commitment to social and environmental responsibility. As the CEO of Ganni, Andrea and his team have cultivated a creative and innovative brand through transparent and authentic customer communication. The result? Ganni has built a cult following, a community which has driven its explosive growth. From its...

info_outline
De-Risking Your Start-Up show art De-Risking Your Start-Up

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Jon Hu and Samantha Dale Strasser, PhD, co-founders of Pepper Bio, a Boston-based life sciences start-up expanding the potential for successful drug discovery. By combining their knowledge of industries from venture capital to electrical engineering, Jon and Samantha share lessons that are applicable to almost any start-up. Using transomics technologies, these founders are operating at the cutting edge of the intersection of technology and biology. Jon and Samantha share an honest account of how they have worked to de-risk...

info_outline
The No Code That Raised $100M in Series A show art The No Code That Raised $100M in Series A

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites

IN THIS EPISODE:  In this episode our host, Denise Silber, is joined by Emmanuel Straschnov, HBS MBA and co-founder of Bubble.io, a pioneering no-code platform that is redefining  code-free technology. Bubble raised an impressive $100M in Series A and their clients have generated over a  billion dollars in revenue thanks to the businesses they’ve built on Bubble.  Tune in to learn fundraising, management, and founding advice from this successful  entrepreneur who created his business straight out of HBS. You may just change the way your company  approaches...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

IN THIS EPISODE: 

In this episode our host, Philip Guarino, is joined by Stefania di Bartolomeo, Founder and CEO of Physis Investment. As a female founder in a male-dominated industry, Stefania joins us to discuss what it takes to be a woman in fintech, and how she grew her business from a passion to a fund that has inspired many. 

As an impact investing platform, Physis is committed to leveraging data to track, measure, and promote sustainable investment. Stefania shares the motives that lead her to build the fund, and what she hopes to see in the future of sustainable fintech. With the business world moving toward a more socially conscious future, this episode is a must for any entrepreneur hoping to bring their mission to life.

 

GUEST BIO:

Stefania founded Physis with the vision to bring greater transparency to the financial industry and empower investors to measure and track the impact of their investments. As CEO, Stefania has developed Physis from an idea to a comprehensive data-hub platform. She is a skilled portfolio manager with extensive global experience. She was the youngest impact investing fund manager in Europe and has published two e-books on sustainable finance. Stefania is a university lecturer and board member.