The global FinTech market was estimated at $110.59 billion in 2020 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 20.5% to reach $699.50 billion by 2030.

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Joe Maxwell & Lee Farabaugh — Exited & Experienced FinTech Founders

Joe Maxwell

Managing Partner at FINTOP Capital + Exited FinTech Entrepreneur

Joe Maxwell is the Managing Partner at FINTOP Capital. Joe was most recently the EVP and MD of IPreo Inc. where he led the Private Capital Markets, acquiring Clear Momentum Inc. in December 2015 and ILevel Inc. in August 2015. Prior to its 2014 acquisition by Ipreo, Joe was Chairman and CEO of Shareholder InSite. He was also the founder and CEO of CapControls, Inc., and founder, CEO and Chairman of Investment Scorecard, Inc. Investment Scorecard sold to Informa PLC in April 2007.

Lee Farabaugh

Co-Founder & President of Core10 – FinTech Software Development Company

Lee Farabaugh is the Co-founder & President of Core10, a software development company that is focused on lending, account opening, and API integration in the financial services and FinTech industries. Lee has expertise in raising venture capital, geographic expansion, and creating partnerships with non-profit and industry partners. Lee also co-founded PointClear Solutions, where she managed innovation in healthcare technology delivery through new strategies, business opportunities, technologies, and key partner relationships.

FinTech + BankTech

Program Kicks Off This August

Applications are now closed for the inaugural Project FinTech accelerator program. The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, in collaboration with its Entrepreneurs in Residence, their statewide FinTech advisory board, and banking industry experts designed the program’s curriculum. The 9-month FinTech + BankTech program offers tech founders the benefit of community, curriculum, and connection with exited FinTech EiRs, champion mentors, and subject-matter experts who want to help them achieve commercialization. The inaugural accelerator program kicks off on August 2, 2023.