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. 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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