Rob Kenedi sits down again with Michael Katchen, founder of Wealthsimple, an automated investment manager for consumers. Rob and Michael discuss building trust with your customer in a trust-based business, scaling a company when you get a rapid $30 million Series A, and how to combat sizeable competitors in the financial industry.
In the revisited series of #smallrooms, Rob reconnects with the startup to see what’s happened since the last episode (typically a year later). For the full narrative, check out the first conversation with Michael pre-Series A and their explosive growth from February of 2015:
Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, or #smallrooms, is a podcast where Rob Kenedi talks candidly with entrepreneurs and investors about the details of starting a tech company. Get into the trenches with the people going through the process of building a technology company in real time.
Disclosure #1: Wealthsimple is BetaKit’s FinTech sponsor and the reason we deliver the FinTech Times hot and fresh every week.
Disclosure #2: Wealthsimple is a client of TWG, where Rob serves as Entrepreneur in Residence.