TLDR:

We (Max and Yonatan) are launching the Fintech Leaders Forum, an intimate community of fintech builders coming together to support each other, brainstorm together and help foster the fast growing fintech community in Israel. The forum is intended for founders, operators and practitioners who have a passion for all things fintech.

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Background

Investopedia defines fintech as “new tech that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services”. While true, we see the potential as larger than that. Historically, fintech has been vertical — banks for millennials, trading apps for retail investors or insurance companies leveraging…


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Less than 6 weeks after closing my last company, I had 2 job offers, one of which was for my dream job. Even while weighing these two offers, I continued to receive invitations to meet successful CEOs and investors about my job hunt.

I decided to write this post because during the 5 1/2 weeks I recruited, I learned a lot. At the onset, I searched for a guide and didn’t find one. I was looking for help recruiting as a former founder. How do you apply for jobs when your most recent experience was as a CEO of a…


Attending my first Consensus last week, the largest annual event for the cryptocurrency community, I found myself overwhelmed. 8,500 people were squeezed into the New York Midtown Hilton and all they wanted to speak about was blockchain, tokens, crypto and the likes. Wandering the conference halls and speaking with countless crypto-enthusiasts a number of thoughts crossed my mind. I’m writing this because I want to share the overarching theme.

As a disclaimer, I’m new here. I bought my first cryptocurrency in September of 2017, didn’t discover Satoshi’s white paper in 2010 on Reddit, and until a few years ago, didn’t…

Max Kane

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