Interviews

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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TechBBQ: A networking festival, where people come to learn, (re-)connect and get inspired

TechBBQ is an important conference for ARYZE. In this interview with Startup Program Manager Zivile Einikyte, we offer an insight into “the biggest startup and innovation summit in Scandinavia”. TechBBQ is the biggest and most important tech conference in Denmark. People who are not familiar with the event often wonder about its name, and that …

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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, convergent 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 Five 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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Kotryna Kurt’s Top 5 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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Podcast: Digital Money & Financial Inclusion – chat with Morten Nielsen, co-founder of Danish startup ARYZE

ARYZE co-founder and CFO Morten Nielsen had a talk about digital cash and financial inclusion with Ana Paula Picasso. Listen to the podcast on Spotify. Ana Paula Picasso from Blockchain PR Podcast visited ARYZE for a talk with co-founder and CFO Morten Nielsen. The pair discussed digital cash and financial inclusion and Morten Nielsen provided …

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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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Announcement: Transfer Digital Cash from RYZEnet to Ethereum

ARYZE is happy to announce that we have reached a significant milestone. By linking Ethererum to RYZEnet we are now able to support a seamless transfer of USD to the Ethereum blockchain. This comes along with many other recent tech developments on our Digital Cash solution.  ARYZE is building a payment ecosystem that bridges the gap between money and technology. …

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Pernille Andersen woman entrepreneurship

“I never doubted my own ability to create my business, but I doubted myself every time others told me I was doing it the wrong way”

ARYZE always attempts to interview successful women in the technology sector about their story and what they can teach other women to build their own business. This time we spoke to Pernille Andersen, who co-founded the online platform FeedsFloor in 2017. Pernille Andersen has more than 15 years of experience within international business development from …

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Délber Lage’s visions regarding the future of money and payments

ARYZE interviewed Délber Lage, the CEO of SalaryFits where he is leading the international expansion of the company, with exciting opportunities on all continents. We asked him about his visions of the future of payment traffic and money and gained some interesting insights. Délber Lage is a curious and enthusiastic person that believes that businesses must …

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Why is it important for young people to have a healthy relationship with money?

ARYZE interviewed CEO Anzhelika Osmanova from the startup Lendonomy, a fintech company that is developing a credit scoring and peer-to-peer microlending mobile application for young people. We wanted to find out from her how she sees the future of the fintech sector and why a healthy relationship with money is so important today. In her …

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“Now is the time for technology to connect us back to our humanity”

ARYZE interviewed Domhnaill Hernon of Nokia Bell Labs why companies should take more attention to people-centric thinking about technology. Domhnaill Hernon is the Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) for Nokia Bell Labs global activities, working with the artistic and creative community to expand the boundaries of technology and solve the greatest challenges …

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Stefan Kollmeier: “Leaders need to learn to let go of their power and to trust their employees, while the employees often need to unlearn hierarchy, too.”

ARYZE has interviewed Senior Manager of Organizational Interventions for Digital Transformation and Culture at Lufthansa Group, Stefan Kollmeier about how we collaborate. After giving a lecture on “acting agile in a corporate world” at the Innovation Roundtable 2019, we wanted to find out more about the way we collaborate and what improvisation has to do …

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How can innovation be implemented in globally distributed teams?

ARYZE interviewed Thomas Weis about how to drive innovation across globally distributed teams. We talked about what a leader needs to know and agree on if he wants to lead teams that are located in different parts of the world, and what the advantages and disadvantages are. Thomas Weis worked at SAP for ten years …

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New VC: Digital transformation has been incredible at sharing, transferring and transmitting data and information, but not value

Monty Munford has 15 years of writing experience with Forbes and other publications. Now he is a venture partner at 7BC.vc and ARYZE has interviewed him about the future of tech. Monty Munford has consulted for Paramount Digital Entertainment in LA and Liverpool FC in the UK. He was also an actor and Bollywood villain …

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Morten Resen on entrepreneurship: I have made an abundant amount of mistakes – My 64 podcasts hardly contains anything else

Morten Resen waived goodbye to the gig as a TV host and said hello to the life of an entrepreneur. ARYZE has asked him about his (many) mistakes, his biggest successes and how hard it is getting funding. Morten Resen has a background from Danish radio and was a popular television presenter on a national …

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SOUNDBOKS co-founder Jesper Thomsen about his journey as a young entrepreneur

ARYZE asked Jesper Thomsen, the CEO of SOUNDBOKS, about his life as an entrepreneur. We wanted to find out what it has taught him to run his own business since high school and what he recommends. Jesper Thomsen started early as an entrepreneur. He is one of the co-founders of SOUNDBOKS, which is hardware for …

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