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Why the top fintech investor only invests in B2C companies

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We're living in the matrix: markets are telling us we're in the early stage of an earnings recession.
 
February 7 · Issue #18 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
We’re living in the matrix: markets are telling us we’re in the early stage of an earnings recession. On the other hand, unemployment is at an 8 year low. Life expectancy is record-high – we need to be very concerned about Zika. Fintech is going to be huge – fintech isn’t really going to disrupt. At least we have the Super Bowl :-)
– Zack Miller, Tradestreaming
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On the podcast this week...
Why Foundation Capital’s Charles Moldow invests in B2C fintech companies (and stays away from B2B)
The Incumbents
Why a former trust company launched a digital-only bank
McKinsey: Banks should take fintech seriously, not panic, but make a gameplan
J.P. Morgan acquires nearly $1 billion worth of LendingClub loans -- Sources
Independent Broker/Dealers: The force reawakens?
Hassan named chief digital officer at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
How open banking will change the banking landscape
Quicken Loans getting into personal loans
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
How a Snapchat roboadvisor could rock the industry
How Payoff is shifting the conversation about consumer debt to financial wellness
Opportunities in the risk business abound as insurance ready for disruption
Navigating the fintech investment landscape
Ten reasons why fintech startups fail
BlackRock's FutureAdvisor collaborating with RBC Wealth Management
Blockstream partners with PwC for blockchain push
The most interesting challenger bank you’ve never heard of
Startups raising/Investors investing
TradeRocket inks deal with Hitachi Capital America to fund $2 billion for mid-market financial supply chain
Credibly secures $70 million credit facility led by SunTrust Bank
Rocket Internet’s Spotcap raises €31.5m to lend to small businesses
Simplex raises $7m for credit card Bitcoin buying service
Revolut passes $200m in transactions; closes $4.8m seed round
Dopay, payroll for the unbanked, raises $2.5 million in pre-Series A round
Tools of the trade
Interesting articles this week (positive, negative, and parve) on the future of bitcoin and blockchain
Rebuttal: Bank accelerators are NOT destined to die
BlackRock CEO urges rethinking of quarterly earnings
Marketing and user behavior
Quicken Loans turns to Super Bowl advertising to launch its new mortgage product
The online lending lie and how fintech cos skirt local usury laws (reg req'd)
Millennial spending behavior is starting to impact the stock market
The state of P2P lending
New financial products
Adhesion, Riskalyze and TD Partner to launch UMA roboadvisor
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
London Is the European king of fintech, for now
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