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John Gianakopoulos

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About John

John joined Scale in 2018 and focuses on the firm’s investments in fintech and broader enterprise SaaS with a particular focus on companies adding machine intelligence to business and vertical software. He has been featured multiple times on Business Insider’s list of up-and-coming financial technology investors and has sourced and contributed to the firm’s investments in Papaya Global, AppOmni, Spot AI, Vantage, Socure, and Scout RFP (among others listed below).

Before Scale, John was most recently a fintech Product Manager at Personal Capital where he focused on customer engagement and growth. Previously, he was also a Product Manager at Intuit and launched the first iteration of their QuickBooks Capital lending product, which provided working capital loans to small business owners. During his time as a PM, John also started a payments-based advertising business focused on the film industry.

John holds dual degrees in both the business and liberal arts honors programs from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of work, John is an avid runner in the Marin headlands and enjoys playing soccer (and watching the USMNT consistently underperform even his lowest expectations).

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Out of the hype cycle: Fintech’s reversion to the mean

Feb 22, 2024

At first glance, things in fintech don’t look great. Since the highs of 2021, we’ve seen few successful public...

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