One thing that has been driving the fintech industry forward in the last few years has been the growth of infrastructure companies. Building the plumbing for modern finance is one of the hottest areas in all of fintech, particularly when it comes to international finance. This burgeoning fintech-as-a-service subsector has produced some market leaders.

Arik Shtilman, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rapyd
Arik Shtilman, CEO of Rapyd

My next guest on the Fintech One-on-One podcast is Arik Shtilman, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rapyd. They are a truly global company operating in more than 100 countries around the world with a team also disbursed throughout the world. And they are growing fast.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • The pivot they made initially that led to Rapyd.
  • How Arik describes the company today.
  • The four different components of fintech-as-a-service.
  • How their offering differs between geographies.
  • Their big competitive differentiator.
  • The number of geographies they operate in today.
  • How they approach compliance with so many different countries.
  • What they are focused on in the U.S. market.
  • The different types of companies that are using their infrastructure.
  • What they mean by “Build Bold.”
  • The size of their team and where they are located.
  • Why they chose Dubai for their tech hub.
  • Where the biggest opportunities are in fintech today.
  • Rapyd’s strategy when it comes to M&A.
  • Where they are on the path to profitability.
  • Arik’s thoughts on payments rails and where we are heading.
  • The biggest challenges and opportunities in cross-border payments.
  • Key findings from their report, The State of B2B Cross-Border Payments.
  • Where they are focusing their energy right now.

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