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In the Club with Spade: Oban MacTavish with Jenny Fielding

In the Club with Spade: Oban MacTavish with Jenny Fielding

In episode 20 of Venture Everywhere, Jenny Fielding, co-founder and GP of Everywhere VC, speaks with Oban MacTavish, co-founder and CEO of fintech startup, Spade. Spade provides real-time merchant intelligence such as granular merchant, category, and geolocation details, for the card ecosystem. Oban discusses his journey from a budding investor, to tackling challenges as an early-stage founder, and the determination required to build a startup. He also addresses topics such as overvaluation and promising opportunities within the fintech industry. With a keen focus on Spade's mission and motivation, Oban provides a snapshot of the future of fintech infrastructure. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Oban's journey as a “scrappy” entrepreneur and how challenges from his initial venture drove his success with Spade.

  • Spade’s evolution from a logo API to a fintech infrastructure company, and how to overcome skepticism as an early-stage infrastructure company. 

  • The importance of understanding customer pain points and consistently iterating on the product based on customer feedback. 

  • Discussions on the perception of fintech overvaluation and adapting sales strategies to target mid-market and enterprise customers. 

  • Spade’s vision as the future of money movement infrastructure.

Learn more about Oban MacTavish: 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oban/

Website: https://spade.com/

Learn more about Jenny Fielding | Everywhere VC

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyfielding/

Website: http://everywhere.vc/

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