Venmo is Popular Among Young People, But Will Their Parents and Grandparents Follow?

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 130: June 25, 2018. By @bhavanaARK Paying friends for lunch is simple these days thanks to a number of peer-to-peer (P2P) apps. Among the most popular are Venmo and Square Cash despite other options like Facebook Messenger payments. Venmo is the most social, making it fun as well as convenient. In a survey, […]

Fintech Platforms Like Square Are Expanding Service Offerings to Serve Both Sellers and Buyers

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 118: April 2, 2018. By @bhavanaARK Square has moved beyond processing payments into value add services like Square Capital, Square Cash, and other productivity tools for sellers and buyers. Late last year, it added bitcoin purchasing functionality to its Square Cash, and this month it enabled direct deposits of paychecks, enhancing its ability to serve under- and […]

Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye


Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.