Highlighting FinTech Leaders: Greg Neufeld (ValueStream Ventures)

“ValueStream is an early-stage venture firm investing in startups enabling the intelligent enterprise”

 

 

 

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GREG NEUFELD (PARTNER)

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Q2 2019 fintech funding topped $8B with 48 VC-backed fintech unicorns, worth over $187B combined. Despite these noteworthy numbers, VC-backed deals hit a slump, down to a five-quarter low. But don’t you worry.

ValueStream Ventures out of NYC is not deterred. Since 2013, the company has been out there, day or night, rain or shine, looking for the next fintech blockbuster. This early-stage fund is obsessed with B2B platforms and the promise of the intelligent enterprise. Their bingo-board portfolio shows that they’ve done it all.

The company was kind enough to lend us Greg Neufeld, Partner and tennis aficionado. Greg defines the term serial investor, with a seemingly unlimited number of fingers in just about every fintech startup pie. Greg and co. will bring the VC hustle every day – you bring the next unicorn idea. We believe in the fintech magic Greg.

Give a warm welcome to our dear friend, Greg…

 

Tell us about ValueStream Ventures in a few words?

ValueStream is an early-stage venture firm investing in startups enabling the intelligent enterprise.

 

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I grew up singing and was in the NY all-state choir as a bass. I auditioned with an aura from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” to win the spot.

 

Dinner with 3 people from any time across history, who would they be and why?

Easy. Robert Moses, Fred Wilson and Pete Sampras.

 

What’s your favorite thing about working where you do?

Countless opportunities to learn and solve interesting problems each day.

 

What do you think about the future of FinTech that your colleagues don’t all agree with?

Cryptocurrency matters, blockchain less so.

 

How do we make the FinTech community even stronger?

By spending time outside of FinTech with entrepreneurs building consumer and other B2B products. There is a lot we can teach one another.

 

Which tech giant will leap into banking first and why?

Amazon – because, like Starbucks, consumer will willingly move on to an Amazon-enclosed payment system.


 
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