47 minutes | Sep 20, 2019

The Difference Between Dreamers and Doers in Fintech with Spiros Margaris

In this episode of Tales from the PROS, I chat with Spiros Margaris, who is a venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Ventures, a TEDx speaker, and he is one of the foremost global thought leaders and influencers in the FinTech and InsurTech spaces. He helps others understand how technology and coding will change our lives, corporations, and nations.

We talk about Spiros's journey of failure and success, FinTech, VC funding, how to become a thought leader, technology, and more. 


  1. Give us some insight on your story and journey of how you reached this point of success in your space, primarily FinTech.

  2. There is a lot of media buzz about FinTech, AdTech, EdTech, and others. What does it mean to postfix Tech onto a traditional industry? Is this an announcement of disruption?

  3. You speak about credibility and trust is critical for community influences and I agree. For someone looking to become an influencer, how do they build this?

  4. For the dreamers listening, what do you mean by 'wanting something so badly you are willing to pay for it?' Is that the differentiator between dreamers and doers?

  5. Failure is often the best teacher. Looking back, was there a pivotal moment of failure in your life that created a learning opportunity?

  6. Knowing that you are a venture capitalist, you're obviously very experienced in the whole funding process. What essentially do VC's look for when businesses come to pitch for investments?

  7. When it comes to the disruption of FinTech, what should we expect in the next year?

Three How's:

  1. How do you define failure?
  2. How do you define business?
  3. How do you define success?

Follow Spiros Margaris:

Website - https://www.margarisventures.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/spirosmargaris LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/spirosmargaris/

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