Chloë Sahyoun

Remittances with ARYZE: Eliminating costs, complexity and delay

One of the four pillars ARYZE aims to solve is remittances. International money transfer costs are extremely high, at an average of 7% of the total amount being sent, and even higher in poorer countries. This has huge implications for the 800 million people relying on remittance money. ARYZE is seeking to fix this problem …

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ARYZE’s platform: Where legacy and tech-based systems can finally communicate

Both the legacy and tech-based financial systems are insufficiently interoperational to reap the benefits of the flourishing fintech industry. ARYZE is fixing this problem by creating a financial platform where legacy, fintech and blockchain based financial service providers can inter-and-co-operate, unifying the value chain. The previous article in this series explored the limitations of physical …

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ARYZE’s Digital Cash: Smart, fast and a game-changer for the globalized world

Despite major innovations within the fintech industry, there currently exists no programmable, ‘smart money’ digital representation of national currencies. ARYZE is building this in the form of “Digital Cash”, a currency with all the familiarity and practicality of existing national currencies with all the programmability and dynamism of cryptocurrencies. As discussed in the previous article …

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Social Impact Ventures

Social Impact Venture’s Laura Cramer: “Impact is not a cost burden”

ARYZE spoke with Forbes Europe’s 30 under 30 member Laura Cramer, who is Investment Manager at Social Impact Ventures. She discussed how to measure and increase social impact, and the advantages of being a woman under thirty in the finance industry. Long before she became an impact investor, Laura Cramer learned first-hand the importance of …

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NORD.investment’s David Harboe is a “tech nerd with business skills”

NORD.investment’s David Harboe is a member of Forbes Europe’s 30 Under 30 List for finance 2020. He told ARYZE how he built NORD, the tech company’s next steps, and his thoughts on being a successful entrepreneur under thirty. David Harboe may be only twenty-nine, but he is a seasoned tech entrepreneur. Since the age of …

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Technology experience designer Vanessa Julia Carpenter’s Top 5 pieces of advice for turning chaos into opportunity

ARYZE spoke with artist and technology experience designer Vanessa Julia Carpenter about starting her new company, Kintsugi Design, and her advice on how to successfully build and grow a startup during this uncertain period. Photo: Hedda Rysstad Vanessa Julia Carpenter works right at the intersection of art and technology. She has a PhD in Designing …

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Bernie Akporiaye’s bold vision of financial inclusion

ARYZE had the opportunity to speak with Bernie Akporiaye of fintech startup MaTontine regarding financial inclusion. We discussed the company’s goals, the nature of financial exclusion in Francophone Africa, and what most financial services providers get wrong when trying to break into this market. Bernie Akporiaye has a bold vision of the future of financial …

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Translation and Tech: The journey of bootstrapping a company from 500 dollars to millions

ARYZE spoke with Diction founder and CEO Martin Boberg about bootstrapping his company, adapting to industry tech advancements and his best advice for entrepreneurs. We met with Martin Boberg in Diction’s bright and beautiful office in downtown Copenhagen. The office space was vibrant and busy, with large windows overlooking the old buildings of the city …

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Anna Maj on the Future of Payments: “This is a Team Play”

We spoke with fintech expert Anna Maj to discuss the future of payments and how to bridge the entire finance value chain. To say that Anna Maj is a busy woman is a massive understatement. As the Fintech Leader at PwC, she is responsible for driving the fintech agenda. Her work ranges from providing fintech …

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Portugal Fintech’s Simão Cruz: “We have to close the gaps in the industry”

As part of our Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance interview series, ARYZE spoke with Simão Cruz to discuss Portugal Fintech, rising trends in the fintech sector, and the importance of collaboration to close the gaps within the industry. Portugal Fintech is a community designed to foster inter-communication and collaboration between different players of the fintech …

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Experts on blockchain in 2030: “We haven’t seen nothing yet”

On April 1st, ARYZE held a live-streamed virtual event about blockchain in 2030. The discussion covered how crypto will look in 2030, the privacy and regulation implications of increasing use of blockchain infrastructure, and how it will change our lives as consumers and workers. The Blockchain 2030 event was hosted by ARYZE CCO Rasmus Bruun …

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Female Invest’s Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen: “the biggest mistake is to never get started”

As part our forthcoming Forbes Europe 30 Under 30 Finance interview series, ARYZE spoke with Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen of Female Invest, the Danish investment community dedicated to closing the gender investment gap. We discussed how the company was founded, why the gender investment gap matters, and how the company is working to eradicate it. As Anna-Sophie …

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Iværksætterhistorier’s Esben Brandborg Østerby: “Follow the high school party principal”

On his podcast, Iværksætterhistorier (Entrepreneurial Stories), Esben Brandborg Østerby interviews Danish entrepreneurs about the journeys behind their ventures. Østerby told ARYZE about how he became a podcaster, what he has learned about entrepreneurship, and some of his favourite stories about Danish start-ups. When I approached Esben Brandborg Østerby in the hallway of ARYZE’s shared office …

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ARYZE’s Ambassador Program: Building the Next Generation of Fintech Projects

Peter G. Mikkelsen talks about his vision for ARYZE’s ambassador program, his history in the crypto space and his journey leading to joining ARYZE. ARYZE’s ambassador program is designed to support innovative people to develop the next generation of fintech projects. Anyone with an idea is welcome to apply, and ARYZE will offer them the …

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Navroop Sahdev: “Converging Tech is Leading a Global Transformation”

ARYZE spoke with Navroop Sahdev of the Digital Economist and MIT to discuss divergent thinking, converging tech and the resulting emergent economic transformation.  ARYZE had the opportunity to talk with MIT’s Navroop Sahdev, whose new platform, The Digital Economist, aims to place humans at the center of technological convergence. Friendly and down-to-earth, Sahdev’s passion and …

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Taylor Ryan’s Top 5 Best Marketing and Efficiency Tips

ARYZE sat down with Taylor Ryan to discuss his two start-ups, life as an expat entrepreneur and his top five tips for marketing and efficiency. Taylor Ryan has the friendliness, self-assuredness and high-energy of an American entrepreneur juxtaposed against a calm, insular society. Our discussion, which was fast paced and riddled with swears, covered work …

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ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian Selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance

ARYZE CEO ‘Bitcoin Jack’ Nikogosian has been selected as one of Forbes Europe’s 30 under 30 in Finance. Jack Nikogosian has been selected as one of Forbes Europe’s 30 under 30 in Finance, Class of 2020. This is a very exciting endorsement of the work Nikogosian has done to bring ARYZE from an idea to …

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Trine’s Hanna Lindquist: “Where money flows, development grows”

ARYZE spoke with Hanna Lindquist of Trine, a Swedish impact investment firm based in Gothenburg. Lindquist told us about Trine, the future of the investment industry and impact investment. ARYZE had the opportunity to chat with Hanna Lindquist of Trine, a Swedish impact investment firm. Trine’s clients invest in loans to global solar energy companies, …

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UserTribe’s David Sander: “The Chaos is a Ladder”

ARYZE spoke with David Sander of UserTribe, who gave us a portrait of the company’s evolution from a small Danish start-up into an internationally-minded scale-up. When asked his favourite thing about working at UserTribe, David Sander quotes Little Finger, a tumultuous character from HBO’s Game of Thrones: “the chaos is a ladder”.  Walking around the …

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Event: ARYZE is a partner of the Nordic Women in Tech Awards

ARYZE has partnered with KPMG and WonderCoders to facilitate the Nordic Women in Tech Awards, which will take place on the 14th of May.  ARYZE is a partner of the Nordic Women in Tech Awards, which will take place on the 14th of May, 2020 at KPMG Copenhagen. The event aims to create and recognize …

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Event: ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian to speak at the BOECK Business Convention

On August 25th, ARYZE’s CEO Jack Nikogosian will speak at the Future Tech Business Convention #BOECKBC2 in Copenhagen. Fabian Böck, the event’s organiser, told us a bit about the event, his view on the Copenhagen tech scene, and why he wanted Jack as a speaker.  Fabian Böck is the organizer and CEO of BOECKBX, a …

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Linkedist’s Kotryna Kurt: 5 Best Tips to Improve your LinkedIn Profile in one hour

ARYZE sat down with Kotryna Kurt of Linkedist, a startup that helps other businesses expand their reach via LinkedIn. Linkedist helps those companies create targeted content and advertisements, as well as running workshops about LinkedIn.  Kotryna Kurt is more passionate about LinkedIn than I knew it was possible to be. Our conversation changed my perspective …

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Diversity in Startups

On Wednesday, February 19th, ARYZE hosted an event on Diversity in Startups. Our event featured a presentation by Maria Dahl Andersen, followed by a panel with Mette Knak of Google, Plamena Cherneva of WonderCoders and ARYZE’s own CCO Rasmus Bruun. The event explored the difference between identity diversity and cognitive diversity, how diversity is advantageous …

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Fabian Steiner: Sustainable Fintech and the Future of Finance

ARYZE spoke with Fabian Steiner of thinktank project Sustainable Fintech about what they do and the role of the financial sector broadly in sustainable development. He believes our global financial system will be the locus from which a sustainable future can be leveraged. Fabian Steiner believes that the financial sector will play a very central …

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ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian to speak at BRIGHT’s Creative Business Cup

At BRIGHT’s Creative Business Cup, Jack Nikogosian will present on the role blockchain technology could play in the creative industries. Blockchain has the potential to change the way art is valued, transacted and consumed.  EDIT – MARCH 2020: The event has been cancelled due to the current outbreak of the coronavirus. ARYZE has been invited …

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“Banks need to un-dinosaur”: The Future of AML in Banks and Fintech

ARYZE sat down for a conversation with Charlotte Lowry of Pleo, a fintech and ‘soonicorn’ that streamlines company spending. A specialist in Anti Money Laundering (AML) Lowry discussed AML, transparency in banking and the divergent futures of banks and fintechs.  As Charlotte Lowry says, “no one starts out with the goal of entering the financial crime …

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Mattias Borg: The Top Ten Tech Trends of 2020

ARYZE visited the beautiful Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers to attend a Tech M&A Conference hosted by Corum Group. The speaker, Mattias Borg, talked disruptive tech trends, M&A concerns and how to achieve optimal outcomes when selling. After the conference, ARYZE talked with Borg to get behind the numbers into his personal experience and advice. Mattias …

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Upcoming Event: Diversity in Startups

On February 19th ARYZE is hosting an event on the role of diversity in building healthy startups and happy employees. Speaker Maria Dahl Andersen will start us off with a presentation, after which we will have a panel discussion on this important topic. Diversity is not only a hot topic but an important one. Building …

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Jenifer Clausell: Using AI technology to diversify the workplace

Throughout her career, Jenifer Clausell has leveraged technology to solve various big-scale issues. Her company Develop Diverse utilises AI to create more inclusive communications, with the ultimate goal of building a more diverse work force. Jenifer Clausell is passionate about what she does and how she does it. Her career has been defined by using …

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