Weekly Briefing No. 120 | Fintech Confronts College Tuition and Politics; “Lemonading” Healthcare Insurance

Welcome to our 120th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Youth, fintech and the college tuition crisis; Vote on financial innovation and tech in 2018 and 2020; “Lemonading” healthcare insurance; Assault weapons and Wall Street; Online lending’s “good” week; The GPU craze; JP Morgan’s crypto 180; blockchain financings; Campus of Note: Cornell Tech

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Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

In honor of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls' Day and Día de los Muertos (our favorite), this issue is dedicated to ghosts and spirits. Our spooky stories include: Wonder Woman vs. AI omens; One grisly sum-of-the-parts analysis of sell-side analysts; A séance for Teddy Roosevelt; Theodora Lau’s scary-good opinion piece; The vanishing fintech sector; Nike, Apple and ING seek to slay boring retail; Prince Al-Waleed’s Bitcoin fright; Company of Note: Greenlight (Even the Grim Reaper likes this start-up)

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Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Welcome to The FR. On our Oktoberfest menu for this week: The decentralization of everything; More tech is needed to combat insider trading; Jeff Bezos and his second chocolate factory; Payments deals; America’s fintech artist; AI hype vs. reality; Comings & Goings: Rebecca Kaden and Ken Chenault
Company of Note: CollegeBacker

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Weekly Briefing No. 81 | Forget Cash. Trust and Data are King

Weekly Briefing No. 81 | Forget Cash. Trust and Data are King

Big Tech is the real threat to incumbents; The seeds of an alt coin meltdown can be found in one place; Nicky Minaj’s economics chops; a troika of notable fintech financings; The CFTC’s new lab; investment gamification; Comings and Goings: Duperreault and Fanlo take new roles; Company of Note: VestWell

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