What Makes a Good Fintech Founder?

Wired interviews partner at Propel, Jay Reinemann about what makes a good fintech founder; coming out of the financial crisis many consumers lost trust in financial institutions; this has been a major catalyst to the current boom we’ve seen in fintech; according to Reinemann, a good fintech founder creates a business to solve a problem, not to make money; usually the creation of a company in financial services comes from a point of passion; good startups should incentivize users to make the right decisions which is a win-win for both the consumer and the fintech company; this could be helping users save money or save interest on a current loan; Reinemann also shares qualities he looks for in startup founders, how the startup ecosystem has changed since 2010 and the deal he regrets missing out on. Wired

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