Top Fintech Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter in 2021

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Top Fintech Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter in 2021
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  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Blockchain
  • Regtech
  • Insurtech
  • Wealthtech
  • General fintech news
  • Final thoughts

Fintech is one of the most rapidly growing industries, and it can be challenging to keep up with all the latest developments. One of our favorite (and effortless) methods of staying informed is by following thought leaders in specific fintech areas.

But how do you find influencers who post insights on the topics of your interest without spending hours trawling the web?

We thought we could help out by preparing a list. We’ve divided the accounts into categories based on the latest industry trends, so you can decide on what exactly you want to focus on. Or, perhaps, discover a completely new area you might want to start following.

Below, you’ll find a list of fintech influencers you should follow if you’re interested in these areas:

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Blockchain
  • Regtech
  • Insurtech
  • Wealthtech
  • General fintech news

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology practice that explores how software robots can automate tasks. The aim is to create a technology that can increase people’s productivity and job satisfaction by eliminating repetitive and mundane tasks from their agenda.

According to Gartner, Inc, revenue from RPA is projected to reach $1.89 billion in 2021, almost 20% more than in 2020, making it one of the most prominent fintech trends at the moment. If you don’t already, you should definitely keep an eye on it.

Antonio Grasso, @antgrasso

Antonio Grasso is an entrepreneur who works as an advisor and consultant for financial companies. On social media, he shares his insights about Robotic Process Automation. For instance, we found his own piece about how RPA and AI can boost Business Process Automation really informative. On his Twitter profile, you will find a lot of original graphics, news, and thoughts on RPA as well as other areas, such as AI, digital transformation, and IoT.

Guy Kirkwood, @guykirkwood

In his Twitter bio, he says he uses RPA to reshape how people work, and he proves this point by sharing examples of how process automation can help in many, often surprising, contexts. And if his Tweets are not enough, you can learn more about his work by attending some of the webinars and conference talks he also mentions on his feed.

Sarah Burnett, @sarahburnett

Autonomous delivery drones, new European Union AI regulations, or the risks of smart cities - those are some of Sarah Burnett's interesting selection of Tweets. With experience as a Founding Partner, Head of Technology Immersion and Market Insights at Emergence Partners, Burnett is someone who writes about technology from a position of many years of practice. 

Blockchain

Blockchain is one of the most trending and fastest-growing technologies in fintech. According to Statista, the blockchain technology market will grow to $39 billion by 2025. Research shows that the financial sector owns 60% of the market value of this technology already, which demonstrates how important it is to fintech.

Efi Pylarinou, @efipm

Efi Pylarinou, founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory, is a recognized fintech and blockchain consultant. You should follow her to learn from her professional experience that has spanned over 20 years: she holds a PhD in finance and is widely acknowledged for her contributions to the field. Pylarinou was named No.1 Global Woman Influencer in Finance & the Data Conversation by Refinitiv in 2019 and 2020.

Nisa Amolis, @AmolisNisa

Nisa Amoils’s Twitter account is a real gem. She posts mostly on blockchain, investing, and crypto. She’s not only a great source of informative content, but she is also posting very often. For longer pieces of her content, you can check out her work for Forbes.

Vitalik Buterin, @VitalikButerin

Buterin is a co-founder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine. He Tweets about cryptocurrencies and blockchain but, most of all, innovations. You can also check out his blog where he covers those issues more in depth.

Regtech

Regulatory technology, known as regtech, is a fairly new subset of fintech. It appeared after the 2008 financial crisis to help address the urgent needs of the financial industry that emerged in its wake. Regtech focuses on improving compliance, suppressing fraudulent activities, and enhancing efficiency.

David Bundi, @DavidBundiRisk

Bundi is the Head of RegTech at PwC, with previous experience as an Advisory Board Member in two regtech companies. Given his extensive experience, he’s great to follow for any tegtech-related news. 

Tanya Andreasyan, @TanyaBankTech

Andreasyan works as the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at FinTech Futures, an online platform that focuses on the modern fintech market. She often speaks at industry conferences about the fintech landscape in the UK and beyond. If you want to stay up to date not only with regtech but also other fintech areas you should definitely add her to your follow list. 

Ghela Boskovich, @GhelaBoskovich

Boskovich calls herself a fintech fanatic and, judging by her Twitter feed, she’s not exaggerating. She writes mainly about regtech, and also shares news and thoughts on other emerging technologies, as well as news pieces about women in tech. She’s the Head of Europe for the Financial Data & Technology Association, which aims to connect government, regulators and industry, as well as a founder of FemTechGlobal, a blog about women in the tech industry.

Insurtech

Insurance technology (insurtech) is a broad term that defines the new technologies and innovation that help with enhancing the efficiency of insurance companies. It emerged more than ten years ago, but it’s still constantly changing: in fact, it’s undergone some pretty major changes in the past year.

Alex Jimenez, @RAlexJimenez

Alex Jimenez works as the Chief Strategy Officer at Extractable. His career is focused on digital transformation and digital banking. He’s also an author and public speaker. If you’re looking for a perspective of an industry insider on digital banking, payments strategy or insurance technology, you should definitely consider following Jimenez on social media. 

Florian Gralliot, FGraillot

Florian Graillot’s feed is a heaven for insurtech enthusiasts. He’s a VC investor at AstoryaVC, a company that invests in early-stage insurtech startups. By following his Tweets only, you can get a comprehensive overview of the recent trends in the insurtech market. And he gets extra points for consistent posting and neat-looking Tweets.

Robin Kiera, @stratorob

Robin Kiera combines his expertise in insurtech with insights on digital marketing. Interestingly, he has a TikTok account, which seems quite unusual in his industry. On Twitter, he curates thought-provoking articles from different fintech sectors, especially digitalization, marketing tips and general fintech. 

Wealthtech

Wealthtech is a synergy of technology and wealth management. It refers to new ways of investing and asset management with use of AI and Big Data. Insider Intelligence predicts that just in the United States robo-advisors will be managing $4.6 trillion by 2022.

Urs Bolt, @UrsBolt

With over 30 years of experience (and 9 years on Twitter), Urs Bolt is someone who definitely knows what he’s talking about. He writes about wealth management, investment banking, and digital assets. 

Michael Kitces, @MichaelKitces

Michael Kitces is an American financial planner, blogger, and educator. On his Twitter account he shares plenty of interesting advice, mostly for financial planners. 

Robin J Powell, @robinjpowell

“My goal is to inform investors about what the evidence says; to explain why we don’t hear more about it, and to help like-minded financial advisers to communicate the benefits of an evidence-based approach.” - that’s what Robin J Powell promises describing his blog mission. And he does deliver. You will find plenty of links to his insightful blog if you follow Powell on Twitter. 

General fintech news

When you’re a technology enthusiast, sometimes it’s difficult to pick just one or two topics to focus on. If you are looking for influencers who cover fintech in general, below you’ll find some profiles we’d definitely recommend following.

Andreas Staub, @andi_staub

Andreas is a behavioral economist and Big Data expert. On his Twitter account he shares interesting finds and insights on fintech from all over the web. It’s definitely one of the most interesting profiles to follow if you’re interested in the fintech industry. 

Chris Gledhill, @cgledhill

Gledhill writes on fintech, banking and the future of financial services. Professionally, he works as a freelance fintech advisor and consultant. If you’re looking for an account to discover global fintech news (and memes), you should check out his profile. 

Christina Dolan, @cristinadolan

With a background in engineering, computer sentience, and years of experience in being an entrepreneur, Christina Dolan's Tweets about interesting developments in fintech to her 19K followers. She’s definitely one to follow if you want to stay up to date with the industry. 

Final thoughts

We hope that after reading this blog post, you will find some inspiration to add more insights to your Twitter feed and help you explore new fintech subsets.

After all, the industry is in a constant state of flux, so keeping up with the latest developments is key to understanding it. 

We also have written on fintech on our blog. Feel free to check out the following articles:

If you prefer video content, check out our Tech Leaders Hub video series on LinkedIn, and our latest webinar on cybersecurity in fintech. Lastly, if you work in fintech and plan to build a product, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any tech-related questions. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

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