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Soups Ranjan


Soups is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sardine.AI, VC funded anti-fraud company that helps financial institutions fight identity and payment fraud. Before founding Sardine, Soups was head of financial crimes for Revolut and head of data science & risk for Coinbase. He has held cybersecurity and AI/Machine Learning roles at many Silicon Valley companies over the last 15 years. Soups also holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, where his thesis was on preventing application-layer DDoS attacks. One of his lifelong passions is matching wits against fraudsters, and he founded a popular risk community called RiskSalon that allowed many companies to learn from each other.

Talk abstract:

Preventing Sophisticated FinTech Fraud Attempts

Every company would be a FinTech company unless Fraud doesn’t kill them first. In this workshop, come and hear fraud-war stories from my days leading fraud and fincrime at Coinbase (2015-2019) and Revolut (2020). Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges, and Revolut, one of the largest neobanks, attracted some of the most sophisticated fraud attacks. We scaled despite the sophisticated attacks, and as they say, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Now you can launch your startup or grow your scaleup too while being a step ahead of the fraudsters. In this workshop, I’ll provide several fraud attack scenarios and how you can solve for them as you plan to launch or grow your FinTech startup or scaleup.