Vilash Poovala CoFounder/CEO Oyster Financial Inc Vilash is based in Silicon Valley & is a serial entrepreneur and global FinTech expert with over 20 years of technology and product management. Oyster Financial is a digital Banking platform for freelancers and SMB’s, prior to Oyster, Vilash was the CPTO for Infinitec Solutions, a Business Banking Platform as a Service, based in Berlin. Prior to Infinitec, Vilash served as the CPTO for PayU with an EMEA focus and also ran Technology M&A focus for Naspers FinTech. In 2012, Vilash co-founded Clip and was the CTO for a mPOS product for LATAM and is now one of the top five FinTech companies in Latin America. In prior roles Vilash was the VP of Products for Consumer and Merchant Acceptance of Visa Checkout by Visa; Head of Products at PlaySpan (payments startup focused on payments aggregation for online checkout acceptance), acquired by Visa in 2011. He ran the early Product team for PayPal Debit card for Business, and PayPal Transactional and Buyer Credit to improve checkout conversion on and off eBay. Vilash has also served as the chief payments architect for PlayerScale(gaming monetization platform), acquired by Yahoo in May 2013.
Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She is Founder Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland, New Zealand & Silicon Valley. Bio https://pemo.oneView all posts
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Jazmin has a STEM background, with a first-class degree in Mathematics from the University of Surrey, Guildford. She has a passion for innovative technology and using it as a tool to improve personal and corporate potential. Her previous career includes 8 years as a consultant, implementing Oracle’s Financial Planning software for UK based and global businesses; and becoming a certified management accountant. Since discovering blockchain technology in 2018, she has dedicated her time to learning about the vast societal, financial and technological opportunities that it can enable. Excited by the prospects of a mobile-native blockchain with low barriers to entry, she joined the Minima community in 2020, spending a year getting involved and supporting the Minima team in her spare time. By October 2021, she joined Minima full time as their Technical Communications Manager, making a side-step change in her career. Her role now involves bridging the gap between the developers and the community; analysing the protocol, creating educational content and promoting the growth of Minima as the most decentralised blockchain globally.