Hear from payments startups from Toronto and NYC about the challenges they face.
Building on last year’s successful “Two Cities” event, startups and incubators in Toronto and New York will discuss the challenges and rewards of starting up a firm in each location, with a special focus on developers and fintechs in the transfers and remittances space. NYPAY is taking the conversation to the next level with speakers and audiences in both cities, linked by live videoconference, permitting interaction by all participants. Some topics for discussion:
How easy is it to get talent? What support does the government offer? What’s local networking like? How hard it it to find space? What are the regulatory and compliance hurdles? What are the opportunities for funding? How hard is it to get funded? When do you start thinking about crossing borders?
Hear from startups and incubators in both markets about the challenges and rewards in each location, where we are today and what the future looks like.
Moderated by Rich Arundel, EVP GM North America, Currencycloud.
As one of Currencycloud’s founders, Richard has played an important role in the company’s rapid growth. Having started his career at HiFX – one of the largest foreign exchange market brokers in the UK – Richard has a deep understanding of the finance and payments sector. Prior to becoming GM of Currencycloud’s North America business, Richard has held successive positions as Sales Director, Client Relationship Director and VP Client Services at Currencycloud, helping the company increase revenue, size and scope.
Having left London for New York in 2017, Richard is now responsible for performance across the US, including directing sales development programmes and go-to market strategies. His experience in creating high performing teams, as well as building and maintaining partnerships in the world of fintech, is the driving force behind Currencycloud’s US strategy.
General Manager North America