The Ghost of Fintech Future with Jon Zanoff, Founder and GP @ Stella Ventures

Fintech in New York and Beyond

Good Day Fintech Nerds,

Today’s dose of fintech nerdery is now available on Spotify, Apple, and all of your favorite podcast apps.

My guest today is Jon Zanoff, Founder and General Partner at Stella Ventures. Stella Ventures is an early stage venture fund focused specifically on fintech. They pride themselves on being “the first check in to high-potential fintech companies.”

Jon is also the Founder of Empire Startups and the Grand Puba of fintech in New York. Empire Startups is the largest community of fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and bank innovators in the world.

Between Stella and Empire, I’d be willing to plant a stake in the ground that Jon sees more early stage deals than just about anyone in the US.

We cover Jon’s illustrious background, why he decided to start Stella, and what the future holds for fintech in general.

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Until next time friends,


Zach Anderson Pettet