Weekly Briefing No. 33 | Silicon Valley’s Long-Term Exchange is Long on Irony

Weekly Briefing No. 33 | Silicon Valley’s Long-Term Exchange is Long on Irony

A stock exchange designed for long-term investors may be great for the nation but not for Silicon Valley, where short-termism has been a friend. That’s why we are pointing out the irony in one tech leader’s proposal for a different kind of equity market. We also feature a one-on-one interview with United Capital’s Joe Duran, the current bad times for tech ECM bankers, a look at Ethereum’s founder in the wake of a major hack, institutional homebrewing of digital currencies and Kyriba, a quiet fintech powerhouse.
 

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Weekly Briefing No. 18 | Don’t Laugh at Snapchat’s Entry into Roboadvising.

Weekly Briefing No. 18 | Don’t Laugh at Snapchat’s Entry into Roboadvising.

This week, we are honored to feature Bankable’s Eric Mouileron in our first ever CEO interview. Also this week, we tackle Snapchat’s expected robo-foray, invoice payment tardiness, blockchain tech’s downside and a cool digital insurance start-up.

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Weekly Briefing No. 11 | Is Wall Street Destined For Planet Of The Robots?

Weekly Briefing No. 11 | Is Wall Street Destined For Planet Of The Robots?

Welcome to our 11th addition of The FR. This week, we discuss the coming of the robots to financial services and the Bitcoin civil war. We also take a look at “stack fallacy,” Max Levchin’s Affirm, IEX, Cornell’s tech-infused MBA and the little digital bank on the prairie. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 10 | Will Blockchain Be The New China?

Weekly Briefing No. 10 | Will Blockchain Be The New China?

Welcome to our 10th addition of The FR. This week, we ask if the blockchain is the new China and if banks will press forward on fintech if their stock prices continue to take a beating. “Painless” savings apps, Blackrock’s robo-deal, PayPal’s new board member and fintech personnel additions are among the other topics we cover.

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Weekly Briefing No. 08 | Should retail banks buy coffee chains?

Weekly Briefing No. 08 | Should retail banks buy coffee chains?

Happy New Year. In our first issue of 2016, we explore the future of retail bank branches and wonder if Bitcoin is becoming the new gold.  We also cover the arrival of roboadvisors aimed at women and the coming of microinsurance, which is a really big deal according to one CEO.

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Weekly Briefing #07: Is it Christmas time or April Fool's Day?

Weekly Briefing #07: Is it Christmas time or April Fool's Day?

A Christmas-time pitch from Point Digital Finance left us wondering what time of year it is. For potential borrowers with significant equity in their homes but a credit score below 620, the company is offering an alternative to home equity loans...

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Weekly Briefing No. 03 | The US-Europe fintech thunderdome.

Weekly Briefing No. 03 | The US-Europe fintech thunderdome.

The US-Europe Fintech Thunderdome. London is making a concerted effort to be known as the global headquarters for Fintech and so we’re not surprised to see article titles like this: Why is the US Killing its Fintech industry? We think it’s possible that when the writer, Berlin-based CEO, Toby Triebel, sat down to scribe this piece, he was channeling his inner Suge Knight...

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