It’s been no surprise that ventures in FinTech have tripled in just this past year. According to recent research completed by data provider, CB Insights, venture capital-backed financial technology companies have raised an incredible record of $39.57 billion from investors globally in 2018, that’s up 120 percent from the previous year! The financial technology industry is trending worldwide with tons of open opportunities for entrepreneurs to take advantage of…so how can entrepreneurs and innovators jump on and capitalize on this continuously growing trend?
On today’s episode of the Powderkeg podcast, you’ll hear from amazing two guests that have decades of experience working in the world of finance and years of experience in leading high performing teams and working with fellow entrepreneurs. Our first guest is Eric Mager, Founder & CEO of Bundle. Bundle is an app that gives home buyers and mortgage shoppers a starting point to learn, understand and manage the mortgage process. Joining Eric today is Brandon Martin, a principal at Clifton Larson Allen (CLA). CLA is a professional services firm and the eighth largest accountancy firm in the United States.
In this episode, Eric and Brandon will share their personal stories on how they became involved in the world of entrepreneurship. You’ll also get to hear their views and thoughts on the fantastic growth of startup culture in Charlotte and the benefits of networking with other founders and startups in your local area. Tune in for more!
In this episode with Brandon Martin and Eric Mager, you’ll learn:
- Eric and Brandon’s journey through tech
- The world of Fintech and the open opportunities of the industry
- What the startup scene is like in Charlotte
- The benefits of networking with fellow startups and founders
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Brandon Martin and Eric Magor quotes from this episode of Igniting Startups:
“At the end of the day, everything happened the way that it was supposed to. It lead me to this great firm and led me to the opportunity to work with Eric and other entrepreneurs. And I’m blessed and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.” — @BmartinMartin33 on @PowderkegCo
“But at the very beginning of that of that journey, you got this. You want to be really secretive about whatever you’re doing. You think somebody’s going to steal your idea. It’s really just so unfounded. And the benefit of reaching out to people and talking to people early on far outweighs the risk of somebody stealing your idea” — @EricMager on @PowderkegCo
“We’ve got the money, we’ve got the talent, we’ve got the support infrastructure around here. And we’ve got people that really have a big desire.” — @BmartinMartin33 on @PowderkegCo
“I was introduced to a ton of other people in the startup community, other founders, other people that were were part of that whole ecosystem. And that was something that I really wish I would have done earlier. And it’s good to see such a community that didn’t exist 10 years ago.” — @EricMager on @PowderkegCo
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