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BACCF 2018 - Fintech Revolution

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Fintech Revolution - what is ahead? FinTech companies are the new businesses leveraging new technology to create new and better financial services for both consumers and businesses. Many are the verticals in this new trend such as block chain, crypto currencies, digital & mobile payments, capital markets, peer to peer lending & crowdfunding and others. You are invited to hear from an expert what is going on in Silicon Valley. John Abbott, age 48, is an entrepreneur and investor with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions. John is chairman of Boom Credit Inc., a consumer online lending platform focused on Latin America markets. Between 2007 and 2016, John served as CEO and later as Chairman of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET), a consumer internet company. Under John's tenure, MEET consolidated a series of 'meet new people' social networking properties, including MyYearbook for $100MM and Skout for $55MM, resulting in market capitalization increase from approximately $13MM to $325MM. John began his career at JP Morgan, where he worked in the Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions area between 1992 and 2005 in New York and São Paulo. John holds an AB from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University. John is the Technology Advisor to Belvedere Capital Advisor and it is the Investment manager of the Belvedere Fintech Fund.