More About Joe
Joe Schmidt is an investing partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on investments in fintech and insurtech.
Prior to joining a16z, Joe was VP, Business Development at Ethos, a life insurance company offering families simple, affordable life insurance in minutes. While at Ethos, Joe started and scaled the agent business to millions in monthly revenue, while also leading sales and managing carrier and reinsurance partnerships. Before Ethos, Joe was an investor at Accel.
Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was captain and voted most valuable player of the football team. He was also a Buser Fellow and worked closely with the university’s endowment.
Software crosses borders effortlessly. The globalization of money, however, is considerably more challenging. This is especially true for multinational businesses, which grapple with managing multiple accounts in diverse currencies, navigating costly foreign exchange rates, and unpredictable money transfers. As businesses increasingly embrace a global default, top fintech entrepreneurs are rising to the challenge, addressing cross-border infrastructure issues and offering comprehensive solutions. In this episode, a16z partners Angela Strange, Joe Schmidt, and Gabriel Vasquez discuss the challenges of cross-border payment infrastructures and what fintech entrepreneurs are doing to create a more integrated, financially inclusive world.
How cross-border infrastructure, instant payments, and open banking advances are creating a more integrated, financially inclusive world.
The company of the future is default global. Top fintech entrepreneurs are pursuing integrated cross-border payment infrastructure and full-stack solutions.
Softwares são globais por natureza e transcendem fronteiras com facilidade. A globalização do dinheiro, no entanto, é um desafio muito maior.
A medida que la compañía del futuro se vuelve global por defecto, ahora existe un verdadero catalizador para el cambio. Los principales emprendedores buscan una infraestructura transfronteriza que sea más fácil de usar e integrar, así como soluciones completas para las propias empresas.