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What’s to come in the near future of fintech? (Interview with Chris Sugden)

What's to come in the near future of fintech? Photo by Portrait Images Asia by Nonwarit,
Written by Zack Miller

What’s to come in the near future of fintech? Zack Miller interviews Chris Sugden of Edison Partners for the Tearsheet podcast.

As part of an ongoing series, we talk to professional investors in the fintech space to get a feel for what’s on their radar screen. I enjoy these discussions, because if these investors are right in their analysis, they give you a little taste of what’s to come in the near future in financial technology.

Today’s guest is Chris Sugden, managing partner at Edison Partners, a Princeton NJ growth equity firm that invests in companies generating revenues of $5-20m. After 31 years in the business, Edison is on its eighth fund. Chris leads the firm’s activity in fintech and was previously an entrepreneur in the billing and payment space.

Chris joins us today on the Tearsheet podcast to discuss the role growth equity plays in the fintech ecosystem. We get the lowdown on his firm’s portfolio, which includes investments such as early forex leader Gain Capital, vertical payments player PHX, and personal finance manager MoneyLion. Lastly, we talk about where Chris and Edison are looking to make fintech investments in the future.

You can listen to more episodes of the Tearsheet Podcast, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

Chris Sugden
Chris Sugden
Edison Partners

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– This Tearsheet podcast is reproduced with kind permission. Some minor changes may have been made to the text to reflect BankNXT style considerations, but the podcast itself is always unchanged. Photo by Portrait Images Asia by Nonwarit,

About the author

Zack Miller

Zack Miller is founder of Tearsheet (formerly Tradestreaming), a vertical media company focused on the digital finance and fintech industries. Zack has worked with and consulted to many top venture-backed fintech companies, including Lending Club, Behalf, SigFig, OurCrowd and Seeking Alpha.

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