Weekly Briefing No. 170 | Record Fintech Deals, Insuring Driverless Cars, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 170 | Record Fintech Deals, Insuring Driverless Cars, and More

Welcome to The FR. Always written by people, never robots. In this edition: Halcyon Days for Fintech Deals; How Do You Insure an Autonomous Vehicle?; The Downside of Direct Banks; Investment Advisors Embrace Technology; The Rise of “Africa’s Amazon”

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Weekly Briefing No. 148 | Red vs. Blue Insurtech Disruption Opportunities; Money2020; FICO’s new score

Weekly Briefing No. 148 | Red vs. Blue Insurtech Disruption Opportunities; Money2020; FICO’s new score

While much of the financial innovation world was in Las Vegas this week, we stayed home. Here’s what we took in: A red vs. blue state insurtech future; Money2020 recap; FICO upgraded; Caspian completes ICO; StockTwits; The Wing; Breather; Data industrial complex; Tiger Global; Metrc; StoneCo; Ribbon; Saros; Hummingbird; Alpaca; Medical crowdfunding; Warehouses; Square

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Weekly Briefing No. 147 | Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die.

Weekly Briefing No. 147 | Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die.

In a nod to our favorite song from A Star is Born, we’re delighted to present to you a bunch of old ways and thoughts that should die: Old-school landlord attitudes; Not having a digital strategy in wealth management; Signature panels on credit cards; No institutional love for crypto; Perception of Blackrock’s invincibility; Idea that money can buy AI safety; Fake “good” news about student loan bondage; Painless corporate apologies; Counting out banks in mortgages; Old paradigms for democracy and capitalism; Idea that it’s okay not to get your hands grimy

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Weekly Briefing No. 146 | Silicon Valley is not coming to Wall Street.

Weekly Briefing No. 146 | Silicon Valley is not coming to Wall Street.

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what we’re gazing at this week: Wall Street shouldn’t fear Big Tech; Can Banksy trigger a killer use case for blockchain? Boston Dynamics; Robinhood; Figure; Sarah Friar; Klarna, Sana, G2 Crowd and Nubank; Atomic VC; China’s social credit system; Fintech in the next recession; Jimmie Lenz on private capital funds; Roubini on crypto

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Weekly Briefing No. 145 | Amazon, Credit Karma, Crypto Insurance Coverage, Muni Bond Fintech

Weekly Briefing No. 145 | Amazon, Credit Karma, Crypto Insurance Coverage, Muni Bond Fintech

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what’s in our deck this week: Your minimum shouldn’t be an opportunity; Credit Karma; Square; Blockchain in real estate & fromage; Aon’s crypto coverage; Big Apple on Campus; Guardian Life’s CEO Deanna Mulligan on AI; The anti-cannabis movement; Leon Lederman; SeedInvest, Ziprecruiter, Coolfire, Cover & Brex; Reason Foundation’s Marc Joffe; Outvest’s David Barse;

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Weekly Briefing No. 144 | Hello, October: Betterment’s Jon Stein, China’s Social Credit System, Mega Private Rounds and Austria’s Blockchain Bond

Weekly Briefing No. 144 | Hello, October: Betterment’s Jon Stein, China’s Social Credit System, Mega Private Rounds and Austria’s Blockchain Bond

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what’s on tap as we enter October. Our new conversation with Betterment’s Jon Stein; Private mega-rounds; Avant; DNA tests & life insurance; Elon Musk; Veem; StrongBlock and Circle; Austria: Mozart, Tortes, PEZ and blockchain bonds; China’s Social Credit System; Basis Technology’s AI handbook; Daniel Arbess of Xerion Investments; Michael Ovitz on redefining an industry

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Weekly Briefing No. 143 | Show Me the Alpha

Weekly Briefing No. 143 | Show Me the Alpha

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what’s in store for this week: Aperture Investors; Nucleus195; Margrethe Vestager; Divido; JUMO; Cleo; AlphaNetworks; Ui Path; MJ Freeway; CME’s Terry Duffy, Crypto-telenova week; Airbnb; Tradeshift’s Christian Lanng; Crowdfunding & cancer quackery; Sultan Meghji on China’s quantum edge; Jackson Hole & path dependency

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Weekly Briefing No. 142 | Roman Times, Digital Mobs & Fintechnia

Weekly Briefing No. 142 | Roman Times, Digital Mobs & Fintechnia

Greetings, friends and Romans. Here’s what’s in our amphora this week:Timeless money insights from Como, Italy; “Crowdthreatening” Sen. Susan Collins; Umpqua; Chain; Bloom Credit; Q4; RapidRatings; Facet Wealth; Georgia’s fintech academy; IEX; Cold boot attacks; JP Morgan & Goldman Sachs;, Airbnb; Skyline.ai; Credit Karma; Coinbio; Shel Kaphan; Amazon

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Weekly Briefing No. 141 | Start-ups in Search of Rock Star Status.

Weekly Briefing No. 141 | Start-ups in Search of Rock Star Status.

We’re back from our hiatus and ready to rock. Here’s what’s in store this week: Financings: Yoco, Monese, Alaia & Wellth; Robinhood; Varo Money; Citi’s new credit fintech play; Crypto drama; The word “fintech”; Tick sizes; Funding Circle; Gilligan’s Island; Fintech baseball; Posts from Caribou Honig, Philip Kessler & Sam Biddle; Should bankers earn more than garbage men, teachers?

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Weekly Briefing No. 140 | Back That Fintech Financing Truck Up

Weekly Briefing No. 140 | Back That Fintech Financing Truck Up

We invite you to drink in our final edition before our hiatus. Here’s what’s basking on our summer beach chair this week: Fintech start-ups are loading up on cash; Our one-on-one with Groundfloor’s Brian Dally; Exobot, LevelUp; Edmit; FFiT; Earnings; Amazon and asset management; Coinbase’s new PAC; Picasso’s lawn mowing; Jamie Dimon; Coindesk’s blockchain report; Paul McCartney vs. AI

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