Weekly Briefing No. 58 | Sympathy for the Devil

Weekly Briefing No. 58 | Sympathy for the Devil

The weather is getting colder, but temperatures are running hot throughout the fintech complex. Here’s the heat for this week: Beyond millennials: the next big fintech frontier, Betterment’s Jon Stein boldly makes his case, Bloomberg goes dark, Zenefits’ CEO resigns; Orchard, Sandler O’Neill and Lemonade cut deals and Company of note: Loyyal.

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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. 25 | Banks Should Stop Fretting Over Uberization and Start Getting “Ludicrous”

Weekly Briefing No. 25 | Banks Should Stop Fretting Over Uberization and Start Getting “Ludicrous”

Banks are at risk of being Tesla’d. Read more on that as well as the huge opportunity for small insurance. Other topics this week include SWIFT’s take on blockchain tech, VC interest in Ethereum, EMV woes, Capital One’s latest innovative step and United Capital, a financial wellness company. 

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