I had the rare opportunity to pick the brain of one of the biggest names in Fintech, Yuval Tal. Yuval has built multiple successful startups and is widely regarded as the godfather of Israeli Fintech. Some highlights:
1- Who is Yuval Tal?
BA and Masters degrees in engineering, serial fintech entrepreneur, student at Harvard Business School, Managing Partner of Team8 Fintech, husband and father.
2- Why Fintech? How did it all begin?
When the internet started taking off in the 90’s, it was clear to me that a revolution in payments and banking needed to take place to support ecommerce and I wanted to be involved in building that infrastructure. In 1999, I started an online payments company, initially called E4X and later Borderfree, took it public on the NASDAQ (BRDR) in 2014 and it was acquired by Pitney Bowes for $395M. My next company was Payoneer, which initially started