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Entrepreneur, Investor, and Blogger

My name is Jachim. I was born and raised in Belgium. I am the founder of Galablynx, a management consulting company, and I run this financial blog Mayowe. Previously, I worked for approximately nine years for BNP Paribas, a leading European banking group, in various roles. Since 2013, I have lived in several countries in the Middle East and Asia. I hold a Master’s degree in Law and another Master’s degree in Management. Since 2008, I have been an active and passionate investor in the financial markets and a backer of various crowdfunding campaigns.

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Currency conversion fees: Did you ever feel cheater after exchanging money?

Wise transfer: The best way to save on currency conversion fees

Wise (Previously known as Transferwise) is a lightning-quick service that allows you to save enormously on currency conversion fees. The cost of transferring money abroad is much lower relative to traditional banks and foreign-exchange money brokers because they apply a (1) low transfer fee, and (2) the real mid-market exchange rate. The

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The Berkus method: A pre-revenue valuation method

The Berkus method: an elegantly simple model to value a pre-revenue start-up

The Berkus method provides entrepreneurs and early-stage investors with a simple framework to value a pre-revenue startup by focusing on risk factors instead of financial projections. This method is useful for founders and early-stage investors (angels, early-stage venture capital, and crowdfunding backers). However, the model’s simplicity does not replace the

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