"With Erik, it is both fun and very practical working together. His ability to understand and analyze complex models, extracting the signal from the noise is impressive and helpful." Eran Haggiag
co-Founder & CEO, Clear
In the spotlight
Which global fintech trend are you most excited about and why?
I am very excited about macro trends impacting the way people live. 2020 was an eye-opener, and we have seen an acceleration of digital transformation - financial institutions have to replace their legacy tech stack with new innovative solutions.
What is the fintech you wish you had backed and why?
My University classmate co-founded Plaid - they have been able to attract exceptional talent, serve as GTM accelerator to other fintechs and attract world leading investors to back them. I am optimistic that the VISA hiccup will result in a stronger outcome for their shareholders – what a journey to be part of.
Which entrepreneur would you invite to a fantasy dinner party?
Tomas Bata, the founding father of the Bata manufacturing empire of the 20th century and pioneer of social capitalism - a well-travelled, charismatic entrepreneur who could spice up a dinner party with a story or two.