Weekly Briefing No. 166 | Ireland’s Fintech Explosion, Another Record-Breaking M&A Deal, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 166 | Ireland’s Fintech Explosion, Another Record-Breaking M&A Deal, and More

Welcome to The FR. Ní lia duine ná barúil. In this edition: When Irish (Fintech) Eyes Are Smilin’ Fintech M&A Continues at a Rapid Pace; The Seamy Underbelly of Selling Cybersecurity Tech; March Madness—In Payments; Muni Quants

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Weekly Briefing No. 100 | Our 100th Birthday, Hope for a Safer Cyber Future? Cannabis and State Budget Deficits

Weekly Briefing No. 100 | Our 100th Birthday, Hope for a Safer Cyber Future? Cannabis and State Budget Deficits

We are delighted to present the 100th edition of our newsletter. To celebrate reaching our Benjamin, we are paying homage to the man who adorns the $100 bill and is perhaps the original financial revolutionist. Electricity and diplomacy weren’t how Ben Franklin made his Paris-party money. His Benjamins came from collecting linen rags and turning them into paper. Franklin found many end-markets willing to buy his paper, including the colony of Pennsylvania, which used his reformulated rags to make currency.

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Weekly Briefing No. 29 | Why Make Trillions When We Can Make Billions?

Weekly Briefing No. 29 | Why Make Trillions When We Can Make Billions?

This week, we read between the lines of the massive opportunity behind SEC chief Mary Joe White’s call for more fintech cyber security. We also discuss BCG’s new financial services report, the first decentralized corporation, Buffett’s backing of a fintech legend and the B-Corpization of a hot insurance start-up. Rounding it out is a new launch from Acorns, RBC’s fintech guru and a look at Simplee.

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Weekly Briefing No. 16 | McKinsey Pens a "Love Letter" to a Fintech Crush.

Weekly Briefing No. 16 | McKinsey Pens a "Love Letter" to a Fintech Crush.

Welcome to the weekend. In this edition, we reveal McKinsey’s new fintech fixation and ask if European banks are bringing a butter knife to a sword fight. We also take the temperature of Bitcoin, evaluate an InsuranceTech fantasy deal and note the dawn of the Reg A+ era.

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