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Banking’s worst nightmare is here

January 21st, 2019 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

We’ve seen enough. We’re going BIG on the death of big banking. If you’ve ever had to spend time at a bank opening a simple checking account, or even worse—closing a bank account—you won’t be surprised to hear that Americans are abandoning traditional branch banking by the millions. Even bank executives concede the massive shift […]



Bird is the fastest startup ever to reach a $1 billion valuation

August 15th, 2018 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Electric scooter startup Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion. Bird, one of many scooter startups currently sweeping the US, was last valued at $400 million after closing $100 million in series B funding in early March. In late May, Bird was reported to be raising $150 million in series […]



Bitcoin sees Wall Street warm to trading virtual currency

May 13th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade has been consigned to the unregulated fringes of the financial world. The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has been working on an online trading platform that would allow […]



Experts May Have a Viable Alternative to Universal Basic Income

March 17th, 2018 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

At Brain Bar Budapest, a large hall that was plastered in dark and leafy plants struggled to hold a sea of attendees. The crowd gathered to watch Steve Fuller, author of Humanity 2.0 and the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at Warwick University, debate Zoltán Pogátsa, a Hungarian political economist. The topic at hand? […]



How much VC money goes to women entrepreneurs? The numbers are pretty dismal

February 16th, 2018 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

Most venture capitalists are men who aren’t excited about women-led and women-focused businesses.



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