Hello Fintech Friends, A few highlights from this week: 💡 Power, one of our Fintech Fund syndicate portfolio companies, was acquired by Marqeta in a $275 million all-cash deal (Marqeta’s first acquisition). 🕵️ Our portfolio company TrueBiz, a one-stop shop for KYB, announced their seed round (where we invested alongside our
The Main Edition - Exits & Deep Reads
Hello Fintech Friends, We had a great guest writeup this week from Lakestar investor Youmna Sirgi on what the launch of the Wise platform tells us about fintech bundling. If you’re interested in the transition from direct to embedded fintech services, and what happens to an ecosystem when everyone
Hello Fintech Friends, So far in 2023, we’ve tracked 40 fintech and bank M&A deals, with a number of bank/fintech deals like JP Morgan’s stake in Viva Wallet, MUFG’s purchase of Kanmu, Banco Itaú’s acquisition of Prex, and now American Express’ acquisition of Nipendo.
Hello Fintech Friends, I’d like to share a quick recommendation for SheFi, a decentralized finance incubator founded by my friend Maggie that is currently on its eighth cohort. SheFi empowers women and non-binary folks to unlock financial freedom through crypto education, experimentation, and community. They offer a 14-week educational
Hello Fintech Friends, I hope you have a relaxing, empty Sunday planned, because there are a lot of Deeper Reads in this week’s newsletter, including a long list of 2022 recaps and 2023 predictions. Speaking of predictions, I wrote for Forbes this week about the future of fintech in
Hello Fintech Friends, We’d love to hear your fintech predictions for 2023! Send us your most controversial and outlandish takes by replying to this email, and we’ll post our favorites in the first edition of the new year. Programming Note: We’ll be taking a break the last