Reinventing Banking is a podcast brought to you by Bank Director and FinXTech that gets past the technology hype to explore the challenges and opportunities facing financial institutions. During the podcast, you will hear from industry leaders as we ask the hard questions to help strategic leaders use technology to chart their path forward. 


Experimenting with Fintech Venture Funds

Carey Ransom, managing director of BankTech Ventures, joins Bank Director’s Kiah Lau Haslett to talk about the progress of the $115 million venture capital fund’s investments and how fintech valuations have changed since the fund opened.

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Carey Ransom is the managing director of BankTech Ventures, a $115M Seed / Series A strategic investment fund focused on compelling technologies for community banks, comprised of over 100 bank LPs, and founded and led by leaders in the community bank & fintech ecosystem. He is a technology entrepreneur and investor, and has started, grown and / or led 8 B2B and consumer tech companies. In 2019 he founded Operate, a SoCal venture studio and fund, where he and his team invest themselves into founders of exciting data-centric SaaS and fintech startups – so far with 30 companies. 


2023 Technology Survey: Get in the Game

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How Fifth Third Crafts Successful Bank-Fintech Partnerships

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Community Banks Enter the Venture Jungle

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About Bank Director

Bank Director provides research, peer-insight and executive and board services to the financial industry. CEOs, CFOs, Chairs and leadership teams at financial institutions, fintechs and financial services firms turn to Bank Director to keep pace with their ever-evolving business landscape.

About FinXTech

Launched in 2014, FinXTech is a resource powered by Bank Director, which specializes in connecting a hugely influential audience of U.S. bank leaders with technology partners at the forefront of innovation. FinXTech makes it easier for banks and technology companies to work together - through its exclusive in person events, editorial content and online FinXTech Connect platform.