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CEOs, founders and chairmen from some of Europe’s most dynamic high growth FinTech companies gathered in London recently for the inaugural Smarter Connections dinner hosted by FirstCapital.
The guest speaker was Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy for IBM’s Venture Capital Group. Deborah, who is based in Silicon Valley, shared her views with the invited guests on FinTech’s global impact as well as some of the key opportunities and trends to watch out for. Guests were also given an exclusive preview of FirstCapital’s own report, ‘Fintech – Prepare for a wave of M&A’, which explores the dramatic changes occurring in the financial services markets.
Disruptive FinTech models are challenging ‘old economy’ banks and rapid advances in technology have the potential to reshape legacy banking platforms. The report forecasts a wave of M&A activity the coming years as traditional banks and tech providers look to acquire innovative companies in order to address the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Jason Purcell, CEO of FirstCapital, said: ‘This was a highly successful inaugural event demonstrating the value of bringing together key opinion leaders with invited guests and influencers in order to facilitate discussion, stimulate thinking and make smarter connections.” Please get in touch for further information or if you would like to attend future Smarter Connections events.