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May 26 · Issue #145 · View online
Do you know leaders and future stars with an interest in Financial Technology? Forward the Brainfood Newsletter to them to join our network and help them stay in touch with our industry’s movements, trends and opportunities!
This week, we got the chance to catch up with John W. Thompsonthe Chairman of Microsoft, Venture Partner at Lightspeed and Motive Partners Global Advisory Council Member at our recent Global Advisory Council meeting. Expect a podcast soon…
“Where Technology intersects with Financial Services it will become even more relevant as more data gets created, compliance issues evolve, and so on. All of those things are going to make the necessity for FinTech firms or Financial Services firms and Technology firms to work even more closely together if they are going to address the growing needs of a rapidly expanding marketplace.”

Motive Podcasts
Last week, we heard from Alessandro Tonchia, founder of Finantix, a Motive Partners portfolio company that provides solutions and software development tools for financial firms beginning their digital transform journeys. This week we throwback to a podcast with 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton & Motive Partner Global Advisory Council member Lawrence H. Summers (episode 020)Stephen C. Daffron, Founding Partner of Motive Partners and President of Dun & Bradstreet. 
All episodes are on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Google Podcasts.
Startup of the Week
Our FinTech of the Week is Hazy, which provides safe synthetic data that works.
What’s the big deal?
The emergence of startups relying on artificial intelligence and machine learning is unprecedented. However, new privacy and data protection laws are rationing the data needed to fuel these startups and their algorithms.
So how do we protect our data yet continue to grow the machine learning economy?
Introducing… Hazy. Hazy generates smart synthetic data that’s safe to use and replaces real data.
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Emirates NBD lauded for digital transformation
Standard Bank’s new account gives clients mobile data for swiping
Mastercard and Interac partner to let Canadians send e-Transfers overseas
Standard Chartered rolls out Trade AI Engine
CloudBees scores US$10 million from HSBC
Swift to test instant gpi cross-border payments in Europe
Is Open Banking being hobbled by outages?
ISO 20022 migration should not be just another IT project
One in ten European banks to disappear over the next five years
HSBC opens London and Toronto data and innovation labs
The World’s Biggest Fintech Competition launches for its tenth year
TransferWise Valued At $3.5 Billion As Founders Sell Stake
Plaid gives digital banks and fintech a new tool to bypass traditional finance
Facebook to Roll Out 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency in 2020
The Roadblocks to European Fintech Expansion
NYC will accept Google Pay on some subway and bus routes
Monzo hits two million customer milestone
Zero Financial raises $20 million to blur the distinction between debit and credit cards
Over £27 million reported lost to crypto and forex investment scams
Circle is getting leaner, and not just because of the regulatory climate
N26 under fire from BaFin over money laundering failures
HKMA Steps Towards Regulating Big Data Analytics, AI in FinTech
Key Hires
OpenFin names former Goldman Sachs MD Tim Dinsdale as European CTO
Challenger bank TSB unveils raft of leadership appointments as CYBG's Debbie Crosbie begins her reign
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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