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NYC Mobile Payments Meetup – FinTech Investing w/ Travis Skelly (FinTech Collective)

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Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how.

The first Meetup of 2016 is on Thursday, February 4th, and will feature Travis Skelly, Director at FinTech Collective, based in New York City. We’ll discuss the payments landscape in NYC and elsewhere, learn about FinTech Collective’s portfolio companies, and discuss their outlook for 2016 and beyond.

The Meetup venue is generously provided by ERA – Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator – 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor (located on 7th Avenue between 37th and 38th Street).



  • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments
  • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Travis, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments and fin tech topics.
  • 8pm until…?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going.

Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by courtesy of FinTech Collective and us.


About Travis Skelly

Travis Skelly is a Director at FinTech Collective based in New York City. He joined FinTech Collective in 2014 to invest in startups that sit at the intersection of finance and tech. Travis is a financial services mutt, during his career he has spent time as a consultant at Accenture, strategy manager at HSBC, investment banker at Nomura and venture investor at FinTech Collective.  Travis also did a tour of duty as a startup cofounder with a business named Embarkly (VC analogy: Airbnb for pet owners and boarding facilities). Travis is obsessed with figuring out how the financial services industry will be improved/disrupted through better tech, new business models, improved regulations and repurposed talent. Travis holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a BS from Georgetown University, where he double majored in Finance and International Business.




About NYC Mobile Payments Meetup

Originally founded in 2014 by CardFlight’s CEO, Derek Webster, the NYC Mobile Payments Meetup provides a venue to share our passion for mobile payments with others in New York City. At each event, we discuss all aspects of the mobile payments tech ecosystem, with most sessions built around a featured speaker and a deep dive on their area of mobile payments expertise. Attendees include software developers and mobile payment experts, such as VCs, executives and entrepreneurs. It’s designed for anyone who is passionate about building mobile payments in the New York area.





Filippa Noghani

Filippa became part of the CardFlight family as our Director of Marketing in the fall of 2015. Originally from the land of the midnight sun, a deep-seated love for all Fintech related marketing led her to leave Sweden for New York, the financial capital of the world. A newly minted Brooklynite, Filippa enjoys sussing out the latest trends, changes and events in payments. The 2 most likely things that she’ll have in her hands at any given time are, our marketing schedule, and her tennis racquet.