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Inside the Marqeta Acquisition: A Heart-to-Heart with Power's Co-founder, Randy Fernando

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Strap in for a riveting conversation with Randy Fernando, co-founder of Power, a company that has recently been acquired by Marqeta for a whopping $275 million! Randy, a trailblazer in the Fintech industry, has some compelling insights to share. His journey with Power is far from over, and we get an exclusive look into its inception, its growth, and what lies ahead post-acquisition. Not only that, Randy also talks about his experiences from the Money 2020 conference, an event that played a pivotal role in connecting him with investors and shaping his entrepreneurial journey.

We dive deeper into the nitty-gritty of startup acquisitions. If you're curious about what makes an acquisition successful, listen in as we dissect the importance of cultural fit, team dynamics, and trust. How does one keep the team motivated and involved after an acquisition? Randy shares his strategies, drawn from personal experiences and lessons learned. And lastly, we also touch upon the often overlooked responsibilities of being a founder, the challenges that come with it, and the importance of maturity in navigating the business landscape. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration - all from the entrepreneurial trenches. We guarantee you'll walk away with a fresh perspective on acquisitions and the fintech industry!

Randy Fernando, VP of Product, Marqeta

Micky Tesfaye, Content Lead, EU and Sheryl Chen, Head of Content, Asia

Rachel Morrissey, Executive Producer of The MoneyPot, Money20/20

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