Weekly Briefing No. 37 | A Silicon Valley Leader Reveals Dim View of Financial Incumbents

Weekly Briefing No. 37 | A Silicon Valley Leader Reveals Dim View of Financial Incumbents

A recent podcast from Andreessen Horowitz says a lot about how Silicon Valley views financial services. We discuss what they said, as well as the possible financial services implications of the Pokémon craze and Lending Club’s ongoing woes. Also this week: the fintech grief cycle, Morgan Stanley’s take on roboadvisors, a cooler-than-thou Deloitte initiative, a new Twitter/Bloomberg tie and an Insurance tech framework courtesy of Bain’s Matteo Carbone. Finally, we highlight bud, a new financial portal. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 35 | US Fintechs Received an Early July 4th Gift

Weekly Briefing No. 35 | US Fintechs Received an Early July 4th Gift

Thanks to Brexit, U.S. fintech CEOs now have a lot more leverage. This week, we discuss why. We also ponder the financial implications of an app designed to fight parking tickets, Betterment as Big Brother, the rise of drones in P&C insurance and bitcoin’s progress (or lack thereof). Finally, we check out Quandl, a financial data provider, and look to Miguel de Cervantes for wisdom in these uncertain times.

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Weekly Briefing No. 24 | Wake-up and Smell the Artificial Intelligence.

Weekly Briefing No. 24 | Wake-up and Smell the Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial intelligence might be coming to asset management faster than you think. Read more on that and BCG’s views on digital insurance for small business. Also this week, we discuss marketplace lending, AirBnb as a “credit bureau,” an electricity trade via the blockchain and one start-up’s approach to selling data to Wall Street.

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Weekly Briefing No. 20 | PwC Reveals Juicy Findings in its New Fintech Survey.

Weekly Briefing No. 20 | PwC Reveals Juicy Findings in its New Fintech Survey.

This week, we look at PwC’s fintech findings, regulatory sirens that should be alarming fintech and Investopedia’s latest offering. We also extol the virtues of being the annoying kid in marketplace lending and the benefit of studying African financial innovation. Finally, we highlight privacy.com, creator of “burner” cards.

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