Weekly Briefing No. 134 | A Cheesy Way to Fix Capitalism

Weekly Briefing No. 134 | A Cheesy Way to Fix Capitalism

This week, we’re back and ready to bring you all of the best stuff that hit our plate. Our entrées include: Saving capitalism, one slice at a time; A terrific “exit memo” from Core’s Schütte; Beware of the fintech petting zoo; Financings: Ayden, Quovo, Ethos to Strangerworks; A financial career funicular; Operational risk as a new ILS strategy; Insurance in the self-driving era; Pop-up hotels; Bangladeshi butter; A personal data market; Hacking AirBnb

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Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

This week, we found ourselves rueing the rising threat of volatility and instability on several fronts. Indeed, many things besides the rent are too damn high. So with a nod to Jimmy McMillian, founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, we thought we’d break from our format and dedicate this issue to some things within our scope that are also too damn high.

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Weekly Briefing No. 132 | Rebooting Commercial Real Estate Finance

Weekly Briefing No. 132 | Rebooting Commercial Real Estate Finance

Welcome to our Memorial Day edition. In light of the upcoming holiday, we are sending you our weekly roundup on Thursday. We hope you have a great long weekend. Here’s what’s cooking on our grill: The FR’s one-on-one with Cadre’s Ryan Williams; GreenSky’s IPO; An anti-ESG coalition; Deals: Bestow, Tango, First.io and Hometap; The NYSE gets a new boss; Zuckerberg rolls over EU regulators; A new CIA game is crowdfunded;

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Weekly Briefing No. 131 | VR & AR in Finance (and Baseball); Fintech Mortgage Trojan Horses; Google Fetishizes Lamarckism

Weekly Briefing No. 131 | VR & AR in Finance (and Baseball); Fintech Mortgage Trojan Horses; Google Fetishizes Lamarckism

Welcome to 131. Here’s what we have on deck for the week: VR and AR have an exciting future, even in finance; Old school mortgage firms can’t partner their way to safety; An insightful 2016 Google X video is revealed; Deals: Dashdash, Ladder, Circle, Compound & iZettle; Blockchain week; Drug price shaming; An open source insurance policy; Chicken price fixing; A Copernican Revolution in banking; Speedcubing and the economy

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Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Welcome to 130. It was a mother of a week on multiple fronts. Here’s what we have in store: When it comes to AI, there’s no such thing as a mulligan; The CFTC is being held together with duct tape; Robinhood, Acorns, Beacon, Trussle, Paytronage; Charlie, the Bitcoin fearmunger; Novel payments deals; Zillow; Ray Dalio’s YouTube video; Spotify’s sentiment data; Marxism; Communication debt; Mother’s Day

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Weekly Briefing No. 129 | ER Bills Need Fintech Medication & Crypto-Emotions Run High

Weekly Briefing No. 129 | ER Bills Need Fintech Medication & Crypto-Emotions Run High

Welcome to our 129th edition. If you want to get your heart racing before the Kentucky Derby, we invite you to check out our week’s mint juleps: Emergency room bills need some fintech disruption; Tempers are rising along with the talent levels in crypto; Wells Fargo and Senator Mike Crapo on guns; BondIt Media Capital, Figure, Diginex, Armanta and Baidu FSG; AllianceBernstein; Quantum computing patents

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Weekly Briefing No. 128 | Reimagination Three Ways: Cannabis Careers, Goldman’s Consumer Business and California

Weekly Briefing No. 128 | Reimagination Three Ways: Cannabis Careers, Goldman’s Consumer Business and California

Welcome to our 128th edition. Here’s what’s in store for this week: We’re too long on financial execs and too short on cannabis ones; Is Goldman’s consumer emphasis for real? Is there upside in California splitting three ways? Deals: Imperative Execution; Coverwallet; Basis; Tala; GDPR; Mastercard & Visa; Telegram; Banking culture; The TOS reckoning; Alt data in online lending; JP Morgan & Palantir; Artificial general intelligence

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Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Welcome to our 127th edition. Here’s what taxed our minds this week:Terms of service agreements need to change; The coming empowerment of individual investors; Deals: VeriFone, Clean Capital, AccessFintech and Truework; Basic banking services rise; Fidelity’s bow to economic realities

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Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Welcome to our 126th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Facebook needs to make some crazy good structural moves; Messing with Bezos is bad, messing with China is economically nutso; Deal action: Spotify, Greensky, Drivewealth, Chainalysis & Coinbase; Jamie Dimon’s war on bureaucracy; Fin7’s terror; Telegram’s power; Outvest Capital’s novel investing strategy; SoCal’s fixed income revolutionists; Techdirt on APIs as protectable code

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Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Welcome to our 125th edition. Here’s what we put in our holiday basket this week: The ongoing saga of innovation on the trading floor; Politicians need more folks like Cédric Villani whispering in their ears; Sandhya Krishnamurthy’s opinion piece on “belief-alignment” investing; Shakespearean financings; Vanguard cuts a deal with a German start-up; Smart beta warnings; Airbnb’s trippy new user; Big Orange battles; Rebank meets The FR; HBS’s P2P lending report; Stack Overflow’s survey

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