By Arunkumar Krishnakumar and Theodora Lau
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Rhetoriq podcast co-hosted by Arunkumar Krishnakumar, Efi Pylarinou, Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer brings purposeful innovation to spotlight. Its where impact meets innovation. We speak to startup founders, investors, industry players, thought leaders and policy makers in the innovation ecosystem and get their views. While there have been a lot discussed about innovation in the western world, we believe that impact at scale can be achieved in the emerging markets. In recent times we have seen several leap frog moments across the emerging world. What Alibaba and Tencent have achieved in China, PayTM in India and MPesa in Africa are great examples of impactful stories. We talk to many emerging market players and highlight their efforts to create such leap frog moments. The first season of the podcast is hosted by Arun Krishnakumar who is a VC in London, and Efi Pylarinou a Fintech Influencer based out of Switzerland. The focus for Season 1 of the podcast is Blockchain and Financial Inclusion. Season 2, titled "Shades of Grey", is co-hosted by Arun, Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer. The focus for this season is innovation and Longevity. We believe there are many innovation stories that are creating huge impact in people's life across the world. We identify these stories and talk to them about their journeys, successes and challenges they have had to overcome. In providing a stage for these entrepreneurs, thought leaders and innovators, we hope to inspire a generation looking to effect positive change. Rhetoriq is your go-to place if you are looking for stories of innovation with purpose.
||CleanShades of Grey: Tech Women - Mind the Gap||Despite increased awareness of gender equity issues, and commitment by various executives and industry leaders, progress towards equality appeared to have stalled. Is it really a lifestyle choice, or is it born out of necessity (i.e. constr...||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: The Conscientious Banker||What happens if the world actually runs out of people? While you may not fully subscribe to this point of view, we all need to start paying much more attention to the needs of its fastest growing segment of our global population: those households th...||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: The Value of Care||As we live longer and the cost of healthcare increases, where would we turn to for support? For many, that responsibility falls largely on their family members. More often than not, these caregivers are those that belong to the sandwiched g...||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: We Are Clearly Impact First||At the end of 2018, the Impact investing market had grown to $228 Billion. The standard ways of measuring performance of an investment using Risk and Returns is being enriched by another dimension of performance measurement - it's Impact. The three ...||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: Financial Fraud Prevention for Seniors||Fraud detection is complex and the amount of data that needs to be mined and analyzed is massive. AI shows great promise in being able to move from detecting fraud after the fact, to predicting and preventing it before it happens. This will serve to...||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: Musings of an Impact Investor||As Ron Shevlin eloquently puts it, “consumers are not looking for a new savings account; they are looking for help to save”. Joining us in this episode of Shades of Grey, Sarah Morgenstern, Principal at Omidyar Network. Theodora Lau and...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: Inequality of Ageing||According to AARP, more than 10 million people aged 50 and above live in poverty in the U.S., and more than 37 million are just one life event away from slipping into it. Amongst those who are 65 and older, more than twice as many women as men live ...||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: Kindle the human connection with voice||“When you get to be my age (93), just to hear another person’s voice gets you through the day. I never thought I’d get to see this in my lifetime.”When it comes to the next big disruption, voice technology is undoubtedly one of the mostt...||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Grey: Introduction||Shades of Grey is a podcast about living. This season of Rhetoriq is hosted by Arun Krishnakumar, Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer.It is a collection of stories from a diverse universe of entrepreneurs and thought leaders, using their collect...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Consensys Ventures and Tachyon||In this episode of Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Arun Krishnakumar and Efi Pylarinou talk to Kavita Gupta - Managing Partner at Consensys Ventures. In her role at Consensys, Kavita also manages Tachyon - an incubator programme for Blockchain s...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Banker to Blockchain Evangelist||Our special guest for this episode of Blockchain and Financial Inclusion is Sandra Ro, the CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Sandra, who is ex-banker, with several years of experience on the trading floors of London, became a believe...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Cryptocartoons and Filipinos||Luis Buenaventura joins us for this episode of Blockchain and Financial Inclusion. Efi Pylarinou and Arun Krishnakumar join Luis, who is the Chief Strategy Officer at Bloom Solutions also an avid Crypto-Cartoonist.In this episode, they discu...||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: A Latin Tango as a protocol||In this episode of Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Eduardo Salazar, Founder of Forctis joins Efi Pylarinou and Arun Krishnakumar. Eduardo shares his views on the impact of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Latin America. With on the ...||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Green Finance a la Swiss||In this episode of Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Christian Heyner, President of 1Bank4All joins Efi Pylarinou and Arun Krishnakumar. Christian has decades of experience in financial services, and has several years of experience in sustainable ...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: An Australian Workhour||How can Blockchain help the global workforce? Sergei Sergienko, CEO of Chronobank joins Efi Pylarinou and Arun Krishnakumar for this episode of Blockchain and Financial Inclusion. With his background in the recruitment industry, Sergei ...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Mark this one||AI and Blockchain - the killer combo. Mark Van Rijmenam founder at Datafloq, joins us for an exciting episode discussing trends in AI and Blockchain. Efi and Arun host this episode, where they discuss Mark's explorations across the globe.Mar...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: A Top 10 Digital Frontier Woman||To regulate or not to regulate? The answer to that, when it comes to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is pretty clear. The answer is Yes. How soon, how much and by who is not that clear.In this episode, Arun and Efi talk to Dr.Jane Thomason, th...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Africa - the world's last mile||Is Africa the world's last mile? In this episode Arun and Efi explore the African continent and opportunities for financial inclusion with Chi Nnadi, CEO at Sela Labs and Anton Mozgovoy, CTO at Humaniq.In this episode Chi brings...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: David and Goliath||In this episode of Rhetoriq podcast focused on Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Arun and Efi speak to David Henderson, Co-Founder and CFO at Sweetbridge. David talks about how at Sweetbridge, they are taking on the monster challenge of adding eff...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Beware of the kids||In this episode of Rhetoriq podcast focused on Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Arun and Efi speak to Arman Rousta, CEO of Kidcoin. Kidcoin facilitates multi-currency earning, saving, spending and giving amongst family, friends, sponsors and trus...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: Humanize Technology||In this episode of Rhetoriq podcast focused on Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Arun and Efi speak to Monique Morrow. Monique is the Co-founder and President of the Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization focused on providing digital identi...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: We are all agentic||In the third episode of Rhetoriq podcast focused on Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Arun and Efi speak to Rik Willard of the Agentic Group. Rik is a digital pioneer and thought leader focused on the emerging "Internet of Value", wh...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: The Rising Star||Agree, the title gives it all away. Today Arun Krishnakumar and Efi Pylarinou talk to Lisa Nestor at Stellar Development Foundation. Stellar, based out of San Francisco, have been expanding their presence across the world quite significantly. They w...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain and Financial Inclusion: An African Diamond||In the first episode of Rhetoriq podcast focused on Blockchain and Financial Inclusion, Arun and Efi speak to Tricia Martinez of Wala in Africa. Tricia shares with us her reasons that led to her founding Wala and issuing Dala focused on Africa. She ...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great content, the podcast sound quality can improve, hence the 4 rating, amazing line up of top people in innovation.
Best Of Luck
I am now a regular, love it
"One of the best innovation/Fintech podcasts. Provides a good mix of technology and business insights. Some real content discussed"