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In conversation with Cyril Chiche, co founder of Lydia

Season 2022, episode 5
2 hr 6 min / Published

In this episode we meet Cyril Chiche , the CEO and cofounder of Lydia, in the countryside of France to share his ongoing journey in the Fintech industry. Lydia is today one of the most famous BtoC Fintech in Europe. But as you will discover it was not granted from day 1. Try and learn, retry, fail, try again, learn, and eventually succeed. Cyril's memories are a master class for any entrepreneur.

Today we deep dive into Cyril's life, from his childhood in Marseille to the hectic life of being a Fintech founder, and of course all the personal and business stories which has been kind of landmarks in his life and in Lydia's history. And believe me, Cyril does not hide anything : the pivot they had to do at the early stage when they saw their first market intuitions were not the good one, his views on what should be a company workplace in 2022, the issues they had recently launching trading activities in the middle of a market turmoil, the difficulties to grow internationaly...

But he also shares all the good things of course like how they found each others with his cofounder Antoine and more importantly how they made this partnership a success for them and their journey, the plans they have to become a bank, the way he managed to keep a balance with his family life, how his kids react to his successful entrepreneur status and his views on that, and so many other fascinating advices from one of our key French fintech entrepreneurs.

Teaser : Cyril manages to speak of dolphins in that interview. Try to guess in which circumstances...

Make yourself comfortable, take a coffee and let's go for 125 minutes of close and personal conversation with Cyril.

This podcast is produced thanks to the tremendous support of our sponsors Credit Mutuel Arkea  - a French retail bank very active in digital in general and Fintech in particular for more than 15 years now-, BPC – a global leader in payments,  transaction & digital banking -  & Research Industrial systems Engineering, a recognized IT service provider with more than 20 years experience in IT infrastructure & architecture. I can tell you that those companies do love entrepreneurs as much as I do.  More information about who they are and their activities can be found on our podcast page here. 


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