Theodora (Theo) Lau is public speaker, writer, podcast host, and startup advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being. As founder of Unconventional Ventures, she focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers (e.g. older adults and gig economy workers), with keen interests in women and minority founders. As part of her work, she regularly mentors and advises FinTech startups. She is recognized as LinkedIn Top Voice for Economy and Finance, No. 1 Women in Finance by Onalytica, and Top FinTech influencer by various publications including Fintech Power 50, Retail Banker International, FinTech Finance, and FinTech News Switzerland. She co-hosts Rhetoriq, a podcast on longevity and global fintech innovations, and runs a weekly blog on Irish Tech News. She is a speaker for top industry conferences, and frequent contributing writer for industry publications, including Harvard Business Review and Nikkei Asian Review.