Which Fintech Type are You?

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This is a fun piece that our friend Ron Suber, the Godfather of Fintech, brought to our attention last week.  According to this, there are eight types of folks in fintech.  I admit, I fall closely into one of these categories – “The Influencer” – though I don’t use all that many hashtags.  Anyway, enjoy this and tweet us @FintekNews to tell us what kind of “fintekker” you are.
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From bank-breakers, to innovators, to anarchists, the fintech “revolution” contains its fair share of colourful characters. Below is a short summary of some of the folks you’re bound to meet (whether you like it or not) while navigating the fintech sector…

The Anarchist

This person is in love first and foremost with the destiny of fintech, which is of course to collapse all forms of centralised control…

The Guru

First thing to look for here is a clutch of board appointments. More than three, and you could very well have a Guru (or even a Godfather) on your hands…

The Zealot  

The Zealot has had a great idea but has gone slightly mad in the pursuance of it. That idea will usually be something reasonably niche – a tweak to the structure of something, for instance, or a new method of holding firms to account…

The Groupie

This person is just super excited about the changes being brought about by fintech, and genuinely passionate about changing finance – and indeed the world – for the better…

The Convert

This one’s the classic “twelve years in a bank and I’d just had enough”. They will gladly speak at length about the evils of working in a big bank…

The Cynic

Now and again you’ll find a swaggering City type – ordinarily on the older side – that fancies they’ve spied a nice little earner in fintech, and have deigned to bring their forty years of financial services nous (experience they reckon is entirely absent in fintech at present) to bear on the industry…

The Influencer

This person may not actually exist beyond the bounds of social media (I’m convinced there must be a few Influencer-bots out there)…

The Futurist

You are very unlikely to understand what a Futurist tells you; the extent to which they understand it is also unclear…


Source: Ryan Weeks/AltFiNews.com