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Yusuf Özdalga

Yusuf Ozdalga

The rapid erosion of value in SVB's bond portfolio made plain the power of math and markets and how they can turn against you like an unexpected flash flood.

Here is a simple explainer on basic bond math that is good to know even if you are not a bank CFO.

March 14, 2023

Yusuf Ozdalga

There is lots of anxiety in the start-up community after SVB became the 2nd largest bank failure in US history.

This is understandable. Lining up action plans with back up options is key.

Undertake all planning and communication in a calm manner. This is in everybody’s interest

March 11, 2023

Yusuf Özdalga

Embedded finance is everywhere around you, from clicking "Buy now" on Amazon to your seemingly invisible payment when you exit your Uber.

Pretty easy, right?

What if I told you there's a new solution that is even faster, cheaper and safer.

There is.

Plug and Play Finance.

July 13, 2022

Yusuf Ozdalga

Buy-now-pay-later is not the same as traditional lending.

Used successfully, BNPL creates a rare win-win-win for consumers, merchants and banks.

When you deviate from what makes it unique, a cascading failure takes place and everything breaks down.

Here's why it is important.

June 9, 2022

QED Investors

🚨 Episode 1 of the Fintech Thought Leaders podcast is now live.🚨

@wayflyerapp co-founder @aidan_corbett joins QED Managing Partner Nigel Morris and Partner @yusufozdalga to discuss vertical banking, AI data analysis, scaling and building culture.

February 15, 2022

Yusuf Ozdalga

Founders worry more about the war for talent than they do wars or Covid.

In a recent LinkedIn survey, I asked founders and the fintech community at large what they saw as the greatest challenge in the new year.

Whereas only 6% of respondents picked Covid as the top challenge, an overwhelming 48% pinpointed the war for talent as their top concern.

February 1, 2022