Stephanie Choo | Partner & FinTech Investor
Portag3 Ventures

Stephanie Choo, Partner & FinTech Investor, Portag3 Ventures

Stephanie is a Partner and Managing Director at Portag3 Ventures. Prior to joining Portag3, she helped the world’s leading banks and insurance companies build and launch innovative fintech products from the ground-up, as a Fintech Lead at BCG Digital Ventures. Stephanie was also a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, focused on technology and digital strategies in the retail banking, wealth management and asset management spaces. Prior to that, she led operations for an early stage payments startup.

Stephanie is a graduate of Queen’s University (B.Comm) and the University of Toronto Schools.

Appearances:



Day 1 @ 09:20

FinTech on the rise – navigating Canada’s opportunity for global leadership as a hub for innovation

  • Taking the temperature of Canadian financial innovation – with over $1 billion raised by FinTech startups since 2010, is Canada on the verge of a tech-fueled revolution in financial services? 
  • Funding, human capital & government support – how does Canada stack up when considering the most critical components involved in fostering a vibrant ecosystem for innovation? 
  • Competing in global markets – is Canada adequately equipped to scale developing FinTech businesses to challenge established international incumbents in the U.S. and Europe? How can Canada’s vast network of global banking resources help stimulate productivity and competition? 
  • Hope, hype & health across new tech – blockchain, payments, lending, wealth management, capital markets
  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning – as autonomous machines take on a larger role in the investment process, how can the industry address potential issues surrounding trust, accountability and fiduciary responsibility? 
  • Democratization, dissemination and disintermediation of data – how can innovation in the way information is controlled, accessed and analyzed usher in a new era for banking?
  • Optimizing access to financial resources – what tools and technologies could drive efficiencies in capital allocation?  
  • Collaborative Canadian culture – how does Canada’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation, rather than competition, between legacy institutions, startups and government agencies propelled its growth as a global innovation hub? Are there drawbacks to this collegial approach? 

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