Dec 9, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (America/Toronto)
We are back with another exciting session fall season. This time it's a Fireside chat with a Fintech operator turned investor.
Fintech is everywhere: Every tech company wants to be a fintech, every bank wants to be a fintech and the lines are getting blurred pretty fast. To make sense of what fintech is and how markets are shifting, we are joined by Karim Gillani - General Partner, Luge Capital.
Karim has an extensive background in fintech, mobile tech, engineering, finance and strategy. He is currently the Co-Founder and General Partner at Luge Capital, a fintech- focused venture capital fund with $85M under management. Prior to Luge, Karim led Corporate Development and M&A activities for PayPal in Canada. Before that, Karim started the Corporate Development practice at Xoom, a leading cross-border remittance company that went public on the NASDAQ in 2013 and was subsequently acquired by PayPal in 2015 for USD $890M. Prior to Xoom, Karim led M&A and strategic investments for BlackBerry in Silicon Valley. Karim was also responsible for establishing BlackBerry's largest partnerships, and he developed the company's overall strategy for mobile payments and commerce, including NFC payments, P2P and App World. Karim spent several years working for Redknee Solutions in the UK where he designed telecom network infrastructure, including mobile money solutions, for operators in East Africa and Western Europe.
Karim has a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in Finance and Economic Policy from the University of London and an LLM Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Karim is a Kauffman Fellow, a Charter Member of the C100, a Board Advisor for Village Capital and a member of the Fintech Advisory Committee for the Ontario Securities Commission.
This chat with Karim on Wed 9-Dec 4pm EST, will deep dive on the evolution of the Fintech ecosystem, how it is impacting traditional Banking, Payments, Cards, Insurance & Lending and outlook for 2021.
Who is it for: Startup Founders and executives with interest in early stage startups.
Date: Dec 9th | Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm EST