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03:00
15/05/2021
The Weekend Quiz – May 15-16, 2021 – answers and discussion
Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then hav...
01:07
15/05/2021
The World’s Top 50 Influencers Across Social Media Platforms
Which influencers have the most total social media followers? We tally up follower counts across all major platforms, from Twitter to TikTok. The post The World’s Top 50 Influencers Across Social Media Platforms ap...
17:30
14/05/2021
Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for 5.14.21
Succinct Summations for the week ending May 14th, 2021 Positives: 1. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.” 2. Home mortgage apps ros...
14:55
14/05/2021
Exploring The Potential Of Workforce Ecosystems
Although the definition of “workforce” has expanded, current workforce management practices are still largely focused on full-/part-time employees. Organizations need to balance that investment with understan...
14:54
14/05/2021
Safe Spaces: Why Indoor Air Quality Has Never Mattered More
Proper indoor air quality prevents airborne viruses like COVID-19 from spreading, and require technical solutions so businesses run smoothly. The post Safe Spaces: Why Indoor Air Quality Has Never Mattered More appeared ...
14:30
14/05/2021
Felix Capital-Backed Unmind Raises $47M To Enhance Its Workplace Mental Health Platform
Unmind, a workplace mental wellbeing company, has raised $47M in a Series B. The round drew participation from EQT Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Project A Ventures, and Felix Capital, among others. HOW’S THE COMPANY...
14:30
14/05/2021
Moody’s-Backed VisibleRisk Raises $25M To Develop Its Cyber Rating Platform
VisibleRisk, a cybersecurity analysis provider, has raised $25M in Series A funding from Moody’s and Team8. How’s the company performing? Texas-based VisibleRisk is a software platform, that offers security a...
09:00
14/05/2021
All Immune Systems Go
Right now, the world is focused on staying safe and healthy, and many rumors are going around on effective ways to boost your  immune system. Fortunately, this infographic busts the myths and gives you tips on how t...
07:55
14/05/2021
10 Friday AM Reads
My end of week morning train WFH reads: • Robinhood’s Big Gamble: In eliminating barriers to investing in the stock market, is the app democratizing finance or encouraging risky behavior? (New Yorker) • M...
07:00
14/05/2021
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327/365
The C2, or second edition of the Corvette, was produced from 1963 to 1967. The famed 1963 split window coupe is the most famous of these cars, but they command a six figure premium over comparable C2s. I prefer the coupe...
03:00
14/05/2021
The Weekend Quiz – May 15-16, 2021
Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no…...
14:46
13/05/2021
Employment / Inflation Quiz
    This morning I went off on a bit of a digression about McDonalds raising wages and how that manifests across the economy. They have come a long ways from back when they were having taxpayers subsidize their...
14:43
13/05/2021
How Stakeholders Can Make Or Break Companies’ Sustainability Efforts
As climate change has become a top concern among consumers, activists, employees and other important stakeholders, business leaders are taking notice....
14:43
13/05/2021
The Pandemic Slowed Sustainability Efforts: Here’s How Organizations Can Get Them Back On Track
The global pandemic has stalled—but not stopped—companies’ environmental sustainability efforts, leaving room for renewed action in 2021....
13:33
13/05/2021
Norwest-Backed Legion Raises $50M To Expand Its Workforce Management Platform
Legion, an AI-powered workforce management platform, has raised $50M in a Series C with participation from Dollar General, Stripes Group, and XYZ Ventures, among others. How’s the company performing? California-bas...
13:33
13/05/2021
New Enterprise Associates-Backed Aetion Raises $110M To Advance Its Biotechnology Platform
Aetion, a real world evidence and analytics platform, has raised $110M in a Series C, with participation from Warburg Pincus, B Capital, Foresite Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Flare Capital Partners. How’...
13:33
13/05/2021
InfraVia-Backed SightCall Raises $42M To Enhance Its Video PaaS Platform
SightCall, a platform provider that offers live visual communications to address client queries, has raised $42M in Series B funding from investors InfraVia Capital and Bpifrance. How’s the company performing? Cali...
09:41
13/05/2021
COPPER IS THE NEW OIL – OWTW
🛢️ DATA COPPER IS THE NEW OIL It turns out copper, not data, is the new oil: This prompted us to dust off an old Insider Weekly issue from March 2020, where we highlighted the asymmetry that...
09:00
13/05/2021
From Feast To Famine: Understanding The Food Crisis
We hear these words on the news – “food insecurity”, “famine”, and “humanitarian crisis” – and they sound serious and scary. But knowing what the words mean can remove some...
07:50
13/05/2021
10 Thursday AM Reads
This free daily email blast will no longer accepts polluting bitcoin as payment for deez morning reads: • Americans Up and Moved During the Pandemic. Here’s Where They Went. Big cities lost residents and ...
00:24
13/05/2021
Central bank writes off government currency transfer
Today, I am treating as Wednesday, given I wrote an extended treatment of the Australian government’s fiscal statement yesterday and I reserve Wednesday’s for other writing commitments. So just a few things t...
18:07
12/05/2021
Ranked: The Top 10 Football Clubs by Market Value
In football, there's a lot on the line both on and off the pitch. The top 10 clubs hold a combined value of $36 billion. The post Ranked: The Top 10 Football Clubs by Market Value appeared first on Visual Capitalist....
18:00
12/05/2021
Europe Leads in EV Sales, but for How Long?
Europe was the global leader in EV sales for the first time in 2020, surpassing China by a thin margin of just 60,000 cars. The post Europe Leads in EV Sales, but for How Long? appeared first on Visual Capitalist....
16:24
12/05/2021
What CIOs Need To Know About Stream Processing, The Tech That Makes Sense Of Real-Time Data
In April 2021, Confluent, a stream processing vendor backed by Sequoia Capital, raised $250M at a $4.5B valuation, while also confidentially filing for IPO. Confluent, founded by the team that worked on the open-source A...
16:00
12/05/2021
The Femtech Market Map: 95+ Companies Shaping The Future of Women’s Health & Wellness
Femtech – or “female technology” – is becoming a bigger market as new innovations that support women’s health and well-being continue to emerge. By 2025, the global femtech market is project...
14:14
12/05/2021
Fact Check: The Truth Behind Five ESG Myths
ESG investing continues to break fund inflow records. In this infographic, we unpack five common ESG myths. The post Fact Check: The Truth Behind Five ESG Myths appeared first on Visual Capitalist....
13:47
12/05/2021
Is It Inflation or Partisan Politics?
    Today’s digression will be about prices. In particular, why and how they are rising and what this means to your portfolio. My preface is that I have been writing about Inflation for quite a while; typ...
13:10
12/05/2021
Senator Investment-Backed Kin Raises $64M To Expand Its Home Insurance Network
Kin Insurance, a home insurance technology company, has raised $63.9M in a Series C. The round drew participation from Senator Investment Group, Hudson Structured Capital Management, and Alpha Edison, among others. How&r...
13:10
12/05/2021
Tiger Global-Backed Babel Finance Raises $40M To Expand Crypto Lending
Babel Finance, a cryptocurrency asset management firm, has raised $40M in a Series A with participation from Tiger Global Management, Zoo Capital, Bertelsmann Asia Investments, Dragonfly Capital Partners, and Sequoia Cap...
13:10
12/05/2021
Digital Freight Forwarder Zencargo Raises $42M To Expand Internationally
Zencargo, a digital platform for freight forwarding and logistics, has raised $42M in a Series B, with participation from Digital+ Partners and HV Capital. How’s the company performing? London-based Zencargo is a d...
11:06
12/05/2021
Let’s Talk About Inflation
Whooboy. What a CPI print. Here are some highlights in case you have a life and don’t drool over BLS reports: The all items index experienced its largest increase (4.2%) [ … ] The post Let’s Talk ...
11:00
12/05/2021
NFTs Are Trending Up. Here Are The Opportunities For Brands And Retailers
This year is looking bright for blockchain technology applications again. From improving supply chain traceability to lowering e-commerce transaction costs, we’ve highlighted several of these applications across th...
10:21
12/05/2021
The Golden State: A Closer Look at Mining in California
California is known as the Golden State for its rich history of gold mining. Today, it remains one of the largest states for mining in the U.S. The post The Golden State: A Closer Look at Mining in California appeared fi...
09:30
12/05/2021
What We Learned from David Swenson
I chatted with Tom Keene on what I learned from Yale’s David Swenson, why this is not the Elon Musk top, the folly of choosing sectors, and how bull markets end. (Note: I got the Druckenmiller OpEd exactly backward...
09:00
12/05/2021
Your Keyboard Is Surprisingly Gross
Sometimes we don’t think about cleaning out everyday items because we don’t see them as dirty. This infographic shows the truth about what exactly is lurking on your keyboard and how to take care of those nas...
07:55
12/05/2021
10 Wednesday AM Reads
My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • As his restaurants’ customers return, a Miami chef is missing a critical ingredient: Workers Buoyed by a huge spring break and tourist influx, South Florida restaurants a...
05:03
12/05/2021
Australian government fiscal statement 2021-22 – a largely missed opportunity
Last night, the Federal Treasurer released the annual ‘fiscal statement’ (aka ‘The Budget’) and everyone is jumping up and down at the size of the spending proposed. Yes, the deficit and debt hyst...
17:30
11/05/2021
905,289 U.S. Covid Deaths
Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention     You may have heard that Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, has “No...
16:23
11/05/2021
Investor Taxes and Stock Prices: Threading the Needle!
In my last post, I looked at the Biden Administration's proposal to increase corporate taxes, to provide funding for an infrastructure bill, and concluded that while there is room for raising corporate taxes, it would be...
16:11
11/05/2021
Which Investors Have Backed The Most Billion-Dollar Companies — And Who Has The Best Hit Rate?
There are currently 650+ private unicorn companies valued at $1B+. Over the years, some 1,300 investors have backed these unicorns. While 56% of unicorn investors have only invested in one unicorn company, there are some...
15:23
11/05/2021
Tiger Global-Backed Ada Raises $130M To Enhance Its Automated Chatbot Platform
Ada, an automated chatbot platform, has raised $130M in a Series C with participation from Accel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Burst Capital, FirstMark Capital, Spark Capital, Tiger Global Management, and more. How’s...
15:23
11/05/2021
Sonova Acquires Sennheiser’s Consumer Division For $241B To Diversify Its Product Portfolio
Sonova, a hearing solutions provider, has acquired the consumer division of Sennheiser, the audio electronics company, in a $241M cash deal. Sonova will take charge of the development and production of Sennheiser&rs...
15:23
11/05/2021
HCSC-Backed Collective Health Raises $280M To Scale Its Digital Healthcare Platform
Collective Health, an employer health benefits management platform, has raised $280M in a Series F. The round drew participation from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), DFJ Growth, Founders Fund, New Enterprise Asso...
15:14
11/05/2021
How Conversational AI Can Save Time And Money For Patients And Providers
Conversational AI — which allows users to interact with software using their voice or text via chatbots and natural language processing (NLP) — is streamlining processes across the healthcare value chain.&nbs...
14:17
11/05/2021
Three Things I Think I Think – Losing Reserve Currency Status
Here are some things I think I am thinking about. 1. Is the Fed “Playing with Fire”?  Stan Druckenmiller had an op-ed in the WSJ about how Fed policy has [ … ] The post Three Things I Think I...
13:52
11/05/2021
Which U.S. Generation Wields the Most Cultural Power?
Visual Capitalist's first-ever Generational Power Index looks at which U.S. generation holds the most cultural influence in American society. The post Which U.S. Generation Wields the Most Cultural Power? appeared first ...
11:17
11/05/2021
Spurred By App Stores & Online Marketplaces, Health IT Is Undergoing A Digital Transformation
Health IT marketplaces are critical value drivers in healthcare’s digital transformation, offering solutions that are deeply integrated, optimized for platform-specific workflows, and vetted for security vulnerabil...
11:00
11/05/2021
The Future Of Fashion: From Design To Merchandising, How Tech Is Reshaping The Industry
Fashion has always been at the forefront of innovation — from the invention of the sewing machine to the rise of e-commerce. Like tech, fashion is forward-looking and cyclical. Estimated to be worth more than $3T b...
11:00
11/05/2021
Valuations, Sentiment & Bubbles
Last month, I gave a presentation at the Markus’ Academy at Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance. You can find the full video of the event below. If you are a regular reader, none of these concepts will be...
09:30
11/05/2021
The Psychology of QE is Far More Important Than the Amount of It
Let's discuss what QE really does vs the psychology of QE....
09:00
11/05/2021
9 Apocalyptic Foods That Outlast Twinkies
If you’re stocking up on food items that will last for decades, this infographic could serve you well. Not many of us plan to hunker down in the basement for years, but this list may come in handy for the conspirac...
07:55
11/05/2021
10 Tuesday AM Reads
My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • Millions Are Unemployed. Why Can’t Companies Find Workers? Among the reasons potential workers are holding back: fear of getting Covid, lack of child care and enha...
02:31
11/05/2021
Investing in Core Cybersecurity Technology
How is the growing cybersecurity market evolving? This graphic highlights the core technology developments and market growth underway. The post Investing in Core Cybersecurity Technology appeared first on Visual Capitali...
00:54
11/05/2021
Australian labour market struggling with significant sectoral disparities
Tonight, the Federal Treasurer releases the annual ‘fiscal statement’ (aka ‘The Budget’) and we already know that the Government is now in a period of fiscal contraction despite all the big expend...
21:01
10/05/2021
The Most Significant Cyber Attacks from 2006-2020, by Country
Cyber crime is expected to cost the global economy trillions per year by 2025. Here are the countries with the most severe cyber attacks from 2006-2020. The post The Most Significant Cyber Attacks from 2006-2020, by Coun...
19:00
10/05/2021
In the Covid-19 Baby Bust Crisis, US Birth Rate Plunged the Most Since the Late 1970s
The Covid-19 baby bust is not only here, it is likely to persist....
15:19
10/05/2021
Bill.com Acquires Divvy For $2.5B To Enter The Spend Management Space
Bill.com, a cloud-based billing, accounting, and payments platform, has acquired Divvy, a spend management platform, in a stock and cash deal valued at $2.5B. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of Bill.com&r...
15:19
10/05/2021
Bain Capital-Backed ReCharge Raises $277M To Support Its Expanding Subscription Platform
ReCharge, an e-commerce subscription management software provider, has raised $277M in a Series B with participation from Summit Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and Iconiq Growth. How’s the company performing? Cal...
15:19
10/05/2021
Bain Capital-Backed Material Bank Raises $100M To Fuel Its Architectural Design Marketplace
Material Bank, a logistics platform for the architectural and design materials industry, has raised $100M in a Series C. The round drew participation from General Catalyst, Durable Capital Partners, and Bond, among other...
15:00
10/05/2021
Age Group 16-19 Returned to Work, But 20-24 Didn't, Why?
Who's working and who isn't, and what's the logical explanation?...
11:00
10/05/2021
Dark Convenience Stores Are Surging. Here’s What’s At Stake For Grocers, CPG Brands, & Delivery Giants
Digital convenience stores — which sell everything from snacks to home essentials — are becoming one of the fastest growing categories in the food & beverage delivery space. Along with changing consumer p...
11:00
10/05/2021
Writing – and Forgetting – the World’s Pandemic Playbook
    What happens when the Federal government’s transition goes awry and a highly contagious, lethal pandemic arises? Michael Lewis unfurls that narrative in his latest book, The Premonition, A Pandem...
09:30
10/05/2021
Hooray! Employment in Age Group 16-19 is Fully Recovered, Who Else is Winning?
Unfortunately, no one else is winning but let's see who is close....
09:00
10/05/2021
Crime And Punishment Throughout History
Crime has been around since the beginning of time. The way people have dealt with it has, however, evolved. Punishment in bygone days often took the form of revenge. It was hoped that severe sanctions would discourage ot...
07:30
10/05/2021
10 Monday AM Reads
My back to work morning train WFH reads: • The economics of movie product placements Today’s films are brimming with products from big-name brands. How exactly do these partnerships work? Each year, hundr...
03:12
10/05/2021
Canada’s Gold Exploration Frontier: The Abitibi Greenstone Belt
The Abitibi greenstone belt has produced more than 200 million ounces of gold since 1901. Learn more about the Abitibi belt's history, mining activity, and potential for discovery in this infographic. The post Canada&rs...
19:38
09/05/2021
US labour market goes backwards with mixed signals – but significant slack remains
Last Friday (May 7, 2021), the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest labour market data – Employment Situation Summary – April 2021 – which showed that the recovery since the catastr...
15:08
09/05/2021
The FCC Aims to Stem Robocalls But ATT, Verizon and T-Mobile Say Wait
The big phone companies have asked the FCC to delay measures to block robocalls,...
13:00
09/05/2021
Transcript: Michael Lewis
    The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Michael Lewis on Pandemic Planning, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Blo...
11:00
09/05/2021
Vaccinations
  1. I don’t know anybody with polio. Back in the fifties, before parents became their children’s best friends, when if you refused to toe the line you were hit, almost all of us were abused children by ...
09:00
09/05/2021
What “Gluten Free” Really Means
Have you ever wondered why some people can eat bread, while others can’t? For some people, eating gluten may cause a trip to the hospital. Those people likely have celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune di...
07:55
09/05/2021
10 Sunday AM Reads
Avert your gaze! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Trump’s Big Lie Devoured the G.O.P. and Now Eyes Our Democracy We are not OK. America’s democracy is still ...
02:44
09/05/2021
Elon Musk Discloses Asperger's  on SNL, Monologue a Flop or a Success?
Tesla's CEO reveals he has Asperger Syndrome during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live....
16:04
08/05/2021
Afghanistan Bomb Attack Targets Schoolgirls Killing 25: What's Going On?
The attack on schoolgirls highlights concerns that Afghanistan will slip into sectarian violence if the U.S. withdraws....
15:17
08/05/2021
Visualizing the Recent Explosion in Lumber Prices
Lumber prices in the U.S. continue to break records as pressure from both the supply and demand sides of the market collide. The post Visualizing the Recent Explosion in Lumber Prices appeared first on Visual Capitalist....
11:00
08/05/2021
MiB: Michael Lewis on Pandemic Planning
     This week, we speak with Michael Lewis, the poet laureate of finance. We discuss his latest book, The Premonition, A Pandemic Story. He is the author of Undoing Project, Moneyball,&n...
09:00
08/05/2021
Tricks To Stay Motivated While Working Remotely
For years it has been technically possible for employees to work from home. The reality is that few organizations embraced the idea. Many believed that remote work would negatively impact productivity. So, until last yea...
07:55
08/05/2021
10 Weekend Reads
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Bella Finca dark roast coffee, grab a seat in the massage chair, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Untold Story of How Jeff Bezos Beat the Tabloids Wh...
03:00
08/05/2021
The Weekend Quiz – May 8-9, 2021 – answers and discussion
Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then hav...
23:03
07/05/2021
Timeline: Key Events in U.S. History that Defined Generations
This timeline, from our Generational Power Index report, explores defining events in U.S. history that impacted each generation. The post Timeline: Key Events in U.S. History that Defined Generations appeared first on Vi...
19:57
07/05/2021
Biden Comments on the Jobs Report and Gets the Key Message Wrong
In response to today's jobs report Biden wants still more free money....
19:00
07/05/2021
Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 5.7.21
Succinct Summations for the week ending May 7th, 2021 Positives: 1. Weak Jobs data supportive of more fiscal stimulus. 2. Jobless claims fell 92k w/o/w from 590k to 498k. 3, Non-farm productivity rose 5.4% in Q1, above e...
15:30
07/05/2021
7 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Improving Healthcare
Aritifical Intelligence becoming increasingly more prevalent in healthcare. Here are 7 ways this growth might impact the industry as a whole. The post 7 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Improving Healthcare appeared fir...
15:29
07/05/2021
Which Generation Has the Most Influence Over U.S. Politics?
Visual Capitalist's inaugural Generational Power Index (GPI) examines the political power held by each generation and their influence on society. The post Which Generation Has the Most Influence Over U.S. Politics? appea...
14:29
07/05/2021
Google Ventures-Backed Nearby Raises $21M To Expand Its Hyperlocal Marketplace
Nearby, an e-commerce platform for local retailers, has raised $21M in a Series A funding round. The round drew participation from Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, among others. How&...
14:29
07/05/2021
500 Startups-Backed Una Brands Raises $40M To Scale Up Its Platform-Agnostic E-Commerce Marketplace
Una Brands, an acquirer and consolidator of small-scale e-commerce companies, has raised $40M in a seed funding round that drew participation from 500 Startups, Kingsway Capital, and 468 Capital, among others. The financ...
14:28
07/05/2021
GGV Capital-Backed Pecan Raises $35M To Expand Its Predictive Analytics Platform
Pecan, an AI-powered business analytics platform, has raised $35M in a Series B with participation from GGV Capital, S Capital, Dell Technologies Capital, and more. How’s the company performing? Israel-based Pecan ...
13:26
07/05/2021
Add David Rosenberg to List of Those Who Believe Inflation is Transitory
There's not many of us in the transitory camp, but add economist David Rosenberg to the list....
12:37
07/05/2021
Huge Jobs Disappointment 732,000 Under Consensus With Big Negative Revisions Too
Expectations of a Big Jobs Boom Fall Flat...
12:27
07/05/2021
About that Giant Payrolls Miss…
      Today’s exercise in “confirming my priors“ is the big downside surprise in NFP – BLS reported a net 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations of a million plus. The prior ...
12:07
07/05/2021
Six Creative Ways Of Using Posters
A beautiful and well-decorated home is not only a marvel for the host but also the guests. Using decorative prints and posters is an intriguing way of achieving such a home. Understanding the different styles of using po...
09:00
07/05/2021
Discover What Book You Should Read Next
I have always been an avid reader. For me, an e-book is no replacement for the comfort of the printed paper model. It may come as a surprise, but many agree with me. In 2019, print made $22.6 billion and e-books $2.04 bi...
07:55
07/05/2021
10 Friday AM Reads
My end of week morning train WFH reads: • Robinhood’s Big Gamble: In eliminating barriers to investing in the stock market, is the app democratizing finance or encouraging risky behavior? (New Yorker) • M...
07:00
07/05/2021
2023 Cadillac Lyric
The world of all electric vehicles gets another one from a traditional ICE legacy manufacturer: the 2023 Cadillac Lyric. A sharp looking, modern crossover, the Cadillac looks to be GM’s flagship EV. The sleek, good...
03:00
07/05/2021
The Weekend Quiz – May 8-9, 2021
Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no…...
02:30
07/05/2021
The ESG Joke – OWTW
How come the iShares ESG USA Index (ESGU) has a 2.5% weighting to oil and gas stocks? And how come that weighting is more or less the same as the S&P 500? It’s almost as if we’re being played. While this ...
18:39
06/05/2021
The Word of the Day is "Shortage": Why Can't Employers Find Workers?
There are millions of job openings but no takers....
17:17
06/05/2021
Telehealth Cos Are Seeing A Wave Of Consolidation. Here’s What That Means For The Future Of Virtual Care.
In August 2020, Teladoc announced its $18.5B acquisition of Livongo — a deal with major implications for the telehealth industry. The acquisition created a formidable competitor, but beyond that, it also sent a pow...
13:31
06/05/2021
Virgin Group-Backed LoanSnap Raises $30M To Develop Its AI-Based Smart Loan Technology
LoanSnap, a provider of personalized mortgage loans, has raised $30M in Series B with participation from True Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Virgin Group, and Mantis Venture Capital, among others. How’s the company p...
13:31
06/05/2021
Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Headway Raises $70M To Expand Its Therapist Consultation Platform
Headway, a mental health consultation platform, has raised $70M in a Series B funding with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, Google Ventures, and Accel. How’s the company performing? New York-...
13:31
06/05/2021
Sequoia Capital-Backed Vanta Raises $50M To Expand Its Cybersecurity Platform
Vanta, an automated security monitoring platform, has raised $50M in a Series A with participation from Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator. This raise valued the company at $500M. How’s the company performing? Califo...
11:10
06/05/2021
Finding it Hard to Hire? Try Raising Your Wages
    Every now and again, several different ideas and stories collide in a grand moment of serendipitous good fortune, resulting in keen insights into a complex and little understood issue. Today is one of those...
09:38
06/05/2021
Dogecoin, Created as a Joke, is the Epitome of Greater Fool Mania
Dodgecoin was created in 2013 as a joke. It rose 10,000% this year....
09:00
06/05/2021
6 Warning Signs Of An Eating Disorder
Spotting the signs of an eating disorder may seem tough, but by noticing just a few key warning signs you may be able to help someone get the help they need. Eating disorders are a complicated topic. They range from not ...
07:50
06/05/2021
10 Thursday AM Reads
This free daily email blast will no longer accepts polluting bitcoin as payment for deez morning reads: • Americans Up and Moved During the Pandemic. Here’s Where They Went. Big cities lost residents and ...
07:22
06/05/2021
A nickel is worth more than a nickel
Having just emerged from the fiasco of last year's coin shortage (which I wrote about here and here), the U.S. Mint has a new problem on its hands. The melt value of the nickel, or five cent coin, has suddenly moved high...
06:22
06/05/2021
Ranking U.S. Generations on Their Power and Influence Over Society
Using data from our new Generational Power Index, we look at how much economic, political, and cultural power each U.S. generation holds. The post Ranking U.S. Generations on Their Power and Influence Over Society appear...
03:00
06/05/2021
MMT and Power – Part 1
I often read that Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is defective because it has no theory of power relations. Some critics link this in their narrative to their claim that MMT also has no theory of inflation. They then procee...
18:30
05/05/2021
The Hockey Stick Rise in M1 is a Monetary Statistical Mirage
There is a risk of "Literal Printing", but QE is not that risk....
17:42
05/05/2021
Antimony: A Mineral with a Critical Role in the Green Future
Despite its lack of fanfare, antimony is a critical mineral that plays an important role in the mass storage of renewable energy. The post Antimony: A Mineral with a Critical Role in the Green Future appeared first on Vi...
16:15
05/05/2021
Expect Evictions to Soar as a Court Threw Out the CDC's Eviction Moratorium
A federal judge on Wednesday invalidated the CDC's national eviction moratorium....
16:01
05/05/2021
Asia Partners-Backed SCI Ecommerce Raises $38M, Plans To Launch US IPO
SCI Ecommerce, a cross-border e-commerce enabler, has raised $38M in its latest funding round, which values the company at $235M. The round drew participation from Asia Partners, Jubilee Capital, and some of Alibaba co-f...
16:01
05/05/2021
Forerunner-Backed Oura Raises $100M To Provide Customers With Personalized Health Coaching
Oura, a fitness wearable manufacturer, has raised $100M in a Series C. Investors include The Chernin Group, Elysian Park, Temasek, JazzVenture Partners, Eisai, Forerunner Ventures, and others. How’s the company per...
16:01
05/05/2021
Tiger Global-Backed Kajabi Raises $550M To Fuel Expansion
Kajabi, an e-commerce platform for knowledge-based businesses, has raised $550M in a funding round that drew participation from Tiger Global Management, TPG, and Tidemark among others. How’s the company performing?...
14:45
05/05/2021
65 Bar Glasses and What They're Meant For
The Which Glass for Which Drink? 65 Bar Glasses and What They're Meant For infographic from Wine Cellar Innovations is a fantastic reference for identifying that mystery cocktail glass.Which type of drinking glass goes w...
14:02
05/05/2021
What Would Happen to Inflation If the Fed Announced $40 Trillion a Month in QE?
Let's conduct a QE "what if" thought experiment with the parameters I specify below....
10:42
05/05/2021
From Automakers To Insurers, Who Is Partnering With Insurtech Companies — And Why?
Funding to insurtech companies hit yearly and quarterly highs in 2020 and Q1‘21, respectively, signaling the confidence investors have in the future of the insurance tech market.  In 2020, business relationshi...
09:00
05/05/2021
What Climate Change Means For Earth’s Animals
Though there are many nay-sayers, most of us accept that humans have impacted the earth’s atmosphere to such an extent that the climate is changing. While the lives of many humans are affected by these changes, the...
09:00
05/05/2021
The Premonition: Michael Lewis Podcast & 60 Minutes
    We managed to set free this weekend’s MiB with Michael Lewis a few days early. A quick funny story about our conversation: I know him fairly well, having interviewed him 4 or 5 times for an hour or so...
07:30
05/05/2021
10 Wednesday AM Reads
My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • As his restaurants’ customers return, a Miami chef is missing a critical ingredient: Workers Buoyed by a huge spring break and tourist influx, South Florida restaurants a...


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