Weekly Briefing No. 66 | Care to Tango with an Algo?

Weekly Briefing No. 66 | Care to Tango with an Algo?

This Sunday, tickets to the oddly named Super Bowl LI have reached a high of $22,000 on StubHub. If your budgetary philosophy won’t countenance that kind of outlay, please rest assured that The FR is still free —  so there’s that. Here’s what’s on our gridiron this week: Automation and humans continue their intricate dance, Trump plays terminator to Dodd-Frank and the DOL fiduciary rule, whether some blockchain believers beginning to doubt, SoFi’s acquisition, Snap’s IPO, Twitter signals, Sequoia’s new leader, Company of Note: Slated, and more.

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Weekly Briefing No. 55 | Hunting for Fintech Truffles

Weekly Briefing No. 55 | Hunting for Fintech Truffles

Still whipsawed by the election? Perhaps it’s time to regain focus by tasting the truffles of Fall. On the docket this week: McKinsey’s new white paper, SoFi gets a life (insurance partner), Quant funds, Bitcoin’s price surge, trial balloons in DC, Company of note: Symbiont and more.

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Weekly Briefing No. 19 | SoFi: The First Bulge Bracket Fintech Firm.

Weekly Briefing No. 19 | SoFi: The First Bulge Bracket Fintech Firm.

The Ides of March arrive Tuesday next, and dangerous events may causeth a stir. But there’s a revolution in the air and much fintech shall occur.  So be as constant as the northern star, while thou reviewest the week that was. From SoFi to insurance, BBVA to blockchain, many a thing doth caused a buzz.

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Weekly Briefing No. 18 | Don’t Laugh at Snapchat’s Entry into Roboadvising.

Weekly Briefing No. 18 | Don’t Laugh at Snapchat’s Entry into Roboadvising.

This week, we are honored to feature Bankable’s Eric Mouileron in our first ever CEO interview. Also this week, we tackle Snapchat’s expected robo-foray, invoice payment tardiness, blockchain tech’s downside and a cool digital insurance start-up.

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Weekly Briefing No. 14 | Before You Bet The Farm On Blockchain Tech…

Weekly Briefing No. 14 | Before You Bet The Farm On Blockchain Tech…

Welcome to our 14th edition of The FR*. This week, we hear from a blockchain skeptic, a harsh critic of European tech and someone who thinks Google will have a tough time cracking insurance. We also feature KPMG’s take on roboadvisors and take note of FinVR, an augmented reality fintech start-up. Thank you for joining us.  

*Actually, it’s our 13th edition, but we’re superstitious like that. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 12 | Wall Street’s Short-Termism Fuels Fintech Piñata Party.

Weekly Briefing No. 12 | Wall Street’s Short-Termism Fuels Fintech Piñata Party.

Welcome to our 12th addition of The FR. This week, we look at the connection between Wall Street’s short-term thinking and the rise of fintech, Ethereum’s challenge to Bitcoin, SoFi’s upcoming Super Bowl campaign and the business model behind TransferWise. We also take note of the two heavyweights who have joined Betterment’s retirement committee and OpenDoor Labs, a real estate start-up....

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