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[Investor Stories] Jonathan Whittle (Quona) on why and when it pays to become a bank, parallels to previous bust cycles and Brazil's fintech masterplan

February 21, 2023 Season 4 Episode 6
[Investor Stories] Jonathan Whittle (Quona) on why and when it pays to become a bank, parallels to previous bust cycles and Brazil's fintech masterplan
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[Investor Stories] Jonathan Whittle (Quona) on why and when it pays to become a bank, parallels to previous bust cycles and Brazil's fintech masterplan
Feb 21, 2023 Season 4 Episode 6

On this episode Pat sits down with Jonathan Whittle, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of emerging markets fintech inclusion fund Quona Capital. 
We dive into his journey from operator to VC, lessons learned from the dot-com bust and what it means for today's market correction, the status of Fintech in emerging markets and why it pays to become a bank at the final stage of a B2C fintech's growth journey

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • Jonathan's journey into VC and long time engagement in LatAm 
  • Why the waves of fintech adoption is a model that simplifies to great degree the evolution fintech has been going through especially in emerging markets
  • Why does it pay to become a bank at the final stage 
  • Quona's new 300M fund of fresh capital 

You can find Jonathan on LinkedIn here

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On this episode Pat sits down with Jonathan Whittle, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of emerging markets fintech inclusion fund Quona Capital. 
We dive into his journey from operator to VC, lessons learned from the dot-com bust and what it means for today's market correction, the status of Fintech in emerging markets and why it pays to become a bank at the final stage of a B2C fintech's growth journey

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • Jonathan's journey into VC and long time engagement in LatAm 
  • Why the waves of fintech adoption is a model that simplifies to great degree the evolution fintech has been going through especially in emerging markets
  • Why does it pay to become a bank at the final stage 
  • Quona's new 300M fund of fresh capital 

You can find Jonathan on LinkedIn here

Support the Show.

Jonathan's journey into investing
Parallels to past bust cycles
Next steps for Entrepreneurs to manoeuvre the current situation
What does this mean for Fintech?
Waves of Fintech Adoption
How important is regulation?
Do you have to be a bank?
If you were an entrepreneur today which business would you start?
Quona's new 300M fund
Fundraising lessons
Fast Speed Round