In collaboration with Wharton San Francisco and the Wharton FinTech Club (1st of its kind), I've been privileged to organize a "FinTech Executive Speaker Series & Networking Event" later this month which will feature, among other major FinTech players, the likes of Ron Suber (President of Prosper), Al Chang (CTO of Xignite), Ryan Caldbeck (CEO of CircleUp) and Steve McLaughlin (WG '95, CEO of Financial Technology Partners and BlackRock's exclusive advisor in the acquisition of Future Advisor). To no surprise, the event sold out in about a week after we announced it but there will be more coming up. You can add your email address for early bird access to future events by sending a spam-free note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: FinTechMeet.
Below are some descriptive statistics that shed light into the FinTech mindshare in the SF Bay Area (this isn't scientific research so please take it with a grain of salt). Caveat #2, no data other than these clusters will be revealed. Enjoy.
N: 106 | Persona Types: 5 | Areas of Interest: 7
Attendance by Persona Type
Note: Tickets were allotted by type. Distribution excludes speakers. Not a signal
On an absolute basis...
On an absolute basis... Who cares about what?At the risk of sounding like a tarot cards reader or fortune cookie (one joke per post max, promise). Do note:
On a relative basis, how interests by persona type compare?
Analysis By Topic
What are top three topics in people's minds irrespective of background or current FinTech involvement?
Yep, you guessed them. Robo (38%), Lending (25%) & Payments (14%), which combined with personal finance (11%) on aggregate these four represent 88% of all attendees. Again, this wasn't a proper survey but I found the data to be fascinating and worth sharing.