a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: When Banking Works Like My Smartphone

Taavet Hinrikus and Angela Strange

Posted January 29, 2016

There are fewer and fewer parts of our lives that don’t feel like an extension of our smartphones. Any song you might want to hear. Any place you might want to go. And a ride to get there. All served up simply, quickly, at the right price, and with an experience that is actually enjoyable.

And then there is the world of banking.

Taavet Hinrikus, CEO and co-founder of money transfer company TransferWise, and a16z’s Angela Strange discuss why and how banking and finance — from paying back a friend to refinancing a mortgage — is about to catch up to the rest of our technology-enabled lives.