S5 Ep3: Not Fintech Investment Advice: Layup Gamifies Savings, Series Set to Compete with Major ERPs, Can We Please Stop Focusing on LLMs

Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson
October 18, 2023

It’s time for another episode of “Not Fintech Advice” with the inestimable, Simon Taylor! Or errr…. Whatever, that word actually means. 

Alex and Simon break down the latest in fintech news starting with Galleon, an off-market real estate platform that allows sellers to scope out the market and exert a greater degree of control over their pricing. Is this simply a byproduct of the state of the real estate market, or will Galleon have actual staying power? 

Then, get ready to dive into the gamified world of savings with Layup as Simon and Alex discuss how the app is using behavioral psychology to incentivize saving. Can it compete with the sports betting industry? Should it even want to exist in such a high-risk space? 

Plus, the guys get into how Moment is allowing fintech companies to offer credit similarly to stocks, before diving into the deets of Series’ plans to compete with major ERP companies like Oracle and NetSuite. Is it worth it to even try? 

And don’t miss out on why Alex and Simon want to hear a little less talk about language learning AI models, and see a lot more action when it comes to machine learning technology!


  2:12 Galleon

12:10 Layup’s Prize-Linked Savings Account

29:00 Moment

38:50 Series’ ERP Ambitions

46:49 Manifesting Fintech


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Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson