Season 2 Episode 6: Allison Barr Allen of Fast

Episode 6 March 16, 2021 00:36:16
Season 2 Episode 6: Allison Barr Allen of Fast
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Season 2 Episode 6: Allison Barr Allen of Fast
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Show Notes

In this week’s episode of The Room, we talk to Allison Barr Allen, Co-Founder and COO of Fast, a one-click, passwordless checkout platform. Allison started her career as tech consultant with PwC then joined Uber in its early days, eventually serving as Head of Global Product Operations on the Money Team. While launching Uber Money products including Instant Pay, Cash, and Wallets, Allison delved into the world of angel investing. In 2019, she met her Fast Co-Founder Domm Holland on Twitter, and within a few months had raised a Series A funding of $20 million. Less than a year later, the Fast team raised $102 million in Series B Funding led by Stripes this January.

 

We discuss the early days of Uber, how Fast grew so fast, and why investing is for everyone. Let’s open the door.  

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