Aug 17, 2021 • 54M

The Future is Fintech with Ben Savage

The Consumer VC episode 157 with Ben Savage, General Partner at Clocktower Technology Ventures

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey there,

Our guest on The Consumer VC podcast is Ben Savage, General Partner at Clocktower Technology Ventures. Ben focuses on investing in the next generation of financial services.

When I first chatted with Ben, he asked me where I banked, the type of credit cards I used, and how I invested in the public markets. What he pointed out is the majority of the institutions I used were the long-serving financial incumbents. When he asked me where I shop for clothes, the majority were digitally native aspiring brands. This is the opportunity Ben sees for Fintech - a shift from the incumbents to the digitally native agile institutions.

We also touch on:

  • Fractional ownership opportunities

  • Where frictionless payments will thrive

  • Why LATAM is underbanked

  • Verticalizing financial services

Thanks for listening.