In a recent LinkedIn survey, I asked founders and the fintech community at large what they saw as the greatest challenge in the new year. The options in the survey included market volatility, Covid, political turmoil, and the war for talent. Whereas only 6% of respondents picked Covid as the top challenge, an overwhelming 48% … Continue reading More Than Wars and Covid, Founders Worry About The War for Talent →
2021 was such a roller coaster that making predictions for 2022 feels somewhat daunting. But as venture capitalists our jobs is to make bets on the future, so here it goes. Key predictions for 2022: #1 Unit economics come back into fashion: 2021 saw frenzied deal volume and unprecedented valuations. A lot of this was … Continue reading Five Fintech Predictions for 2022 →
It has been fifty-three years since Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film “2001: A Space Odyssey” was first released, and exactly two decades since that particular year went from being fiction to history. While talking AIs in the form of Alexa, Siri and others have now become part of human history as well, we can all feel … Continue reading 2021: A Cyber Space Odyssey →
The question of whether or not people trust Fintech has recently came up in the media. This is indeed an interesting question to consider. For the moment, let’s put aside the difficulty of defining what exactly is and is not fintech. Arguably printed fiat money is a relatively early yet very successful example of a … Continue reading Trusting the “Fin” versus the “Tech” in Fintech →
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Hi, I’m Yusuf. I work with entrepreneurs to help them build what comes next. I like all sorts of creative arts, including the art of creating new businesses and what sometimes becomes whole new industries!
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