Category: Fintech Firsthand

  • Bankwell’s Ryan Hildebrand: What’s Next for Banking as a Service?

    Bankwell’s Ryan Hildebrand: What’s Next for Banking as a Service?

    In this episode Erik welcomes Ryan Hildebrand, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Bankwell Bank to talk about how he got started in banking as a service, Bankwell’s new AI-assisted loan origination platform, and the future of banking as a service. Listen in for his firsthand experience: We’re excited to bring you this…

  • The Future of Core Banking and Embedded Finance

    The Future of Core Banking and Embedded Finance

    Our guest is Itai Damti, CEO of Unit, founded in 2019. Unit now partners with about 200 customers, ranging from public companies to start-ups. Customers include Invoice2Go (Bill.com), AngelList, Wix, Instawork, and more. In the past, banking institutions have faced an enormous technological and personnel buildout to launch and manage an embedded finance—otherwise known as…

  • Coastal Community Bank CEO Eric Sprink: Launching a Thriving BaaS Division

    Coastal Community Bank CEO Eric Sprink: Launching a Thriving BaaS Division

    Eric Sprink, Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Community Bank, joins us to share how his bank has organically grown from less than 200 million to three and a half billion since 2006. After completing its successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 2018, Eric led the bank’s venture into banking as a service through its division…