Amias Gerety, Associate at QED Traders — Serving to Founders Navigate Unsure Occasions | by Anirudh Singh | Wharton FinTech


In immediately’s episode, I’m joined by Amias Gerety, Associate at QED Traders, a number one international fintech enterprise capital agency.

Amias and I cowl a variety of matters, together with:

QED’s Success:
Amias beforehand joined the present in late 2019, and since that point QED has efficiently raised over $1B. Amias and the QED workforce have confronted plenty of challenges, each with the pandemic and with the present financial uncertainty, and have labored tirelessly to navigate these waters with their portfolio firms. Amias supplies some recommendation to founders when negotiating with enterprise capital companies — he recommends that they make sure that to optimize for your entire lifecycle of working with a VC, not solely the fundraising element.

Cryptocurrency Government Order:
Amias is uniquely positioned to debate President Biden’s government order on cryptocurrencies, having labored on the U.S. Division of the Treasury beneath the Obama administration. Amias believes this order is extra a press release about consideration and intention quite than a press release about coverage. One implication of this order is {that a} vital variety of reviews might be written about cryptocurrencies sooner or later — which isn’t essentially a nasty factor. Amias additionally seen a theme of central financial institution digital currencies all through the doc. Amias believes this means a recognition that absolutely digital, 24/7, and international fee rails are an essential purposeful want that cryptocurrencies might ultimately serve.

Choose Investments:
Amias and I dive deeper into three investments the workforce has made not too long ago:

  • Tint: Tint empowers tech platforms to promote extra by embedding distinctive insurance coverage merchandise that defend their end-users. Total, Amias believes that API-based user-interface firms will be very highly effective as a result of they’re “constructed to unlock different individuals’s innovation”. Amias is especially enthusiastic about Tint as a result of the corporate isn’t solely embedding insurance coverage into different monetary companies, but additionally embedding insurance coverage into different varieties of revolutionary shopper merchandise.
  • Atomic: Atomic permits consumer-facing fintechs and banks to combine wealth administration and buying and selling into their merchandise in a frictionless method. Whereas different firms have made funding infrastructure merchandise, Atomic has really grow to be a registered funding advisor, permitting them to supply shopper investing experiences past shopping for ETFs or shares.
  • Ntropy: Ntropy believes that turning information into leverage quite than a barrier is a gamechanger in monetary companies. Amias and the Ntropy workforce perceive that constructing a very beneficial UX requires clear information. Ntropy makes this attainable for its shoppers, and thus permits its shoppers to unlock new experiences for customers.

Thrilling tendencies in fintech:
Over the subsequent few years, Amias is especially curious to see how the altering demographics for neobanks influence the manufacturers’ success. Many of those neobanks had been initially constructed to seize younger customers (ages 25–35). He believes that both these neobanks will both “find yourself on a treadmill” if regularly attracting the identical clientele, or construct themselves into the subsequent technology of trusted banking manufacturers in the event that they broaden their clientelle.


Amias Gerety:
Amias joined QED as a Associate in 2017 specializing in supporting the portfolio and discovering new funding alternatives with a deal with again workplace applied sciences and infrastructure firms.

Amias brings a deep background in monetary markets, compliance, and RegTech to the QED workforce. Most not too long ago, Amias served because the President’s nominee and as Appearing Assistant Secretary for Monetary Establishments on the U.S. Division of the Treasury. In that function, he was the lead advisor to the Secretary on insurance policies affecting monetary establishments. He additionally oversaw various applications centered on supporting small enterprise lending and group improvement. He beforehand served because the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Monetary Stability Oversight Council, an interagency group of economic regulators charged with monitoring and mitigating potential threats to monetary stability. Previous to Treasury, Amias was a administration advisor at Oliver Wyman. He additionally served in various coverage roles and labored in East Africa for Save the Youngsters. Amias is a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton award, the Treasury’s highest honor.

Amias graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard with a BA in Social Research.


Concerning the Writer:
Anirudh Singh is a second-year MBA Candidate at The Wharton College, the place he’s a part of the Wharton FinTech Podcast workforce. He has a ardour for financial improvement, enterprise capital, monetary companies, and all issues FinTech. Don’t hesitate to achieve out with questions, feedback, suggestions, and alternatives at

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