20+ min read · From 2018 · Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other, but whose paths crossed in an interesting way. Grace Groner was orphaned at age 12. She never married. She never had kids.…
~12 min read · Jun 15th · DeFi’s two foundational qualities — permissionless-ness and transparency — translate to multiple, powerful use cases.
decentralized finance aka “DeFi,” the ecosystem of blockchain-enabled products and services that replace traditional financial intermediaries with freely accessible, autonomous, and transparent software.
While it’s still early days for DeFi (just a couple years in), its associated economy is already large and consequential: Ethereum, the backend infrastructure for DeFi, settled about $1.5 trillion in transactions last quarter, or 50% of Visa’s payment volume; decentralized money markets are issuing billions of dollars worth of loans every month
7 min read · Nov 16th · “Financial operations” (FinOps) is an emerging software category with a massive opportunity to streamline, automate, and optimize how we move money, while giving the entire organization a real-time…
10 min read · Nov 15th · Did you know that some of the world’s largest investment funds are owned by national governments? Known as sovereign wealth funds (SWF), these vehicles are often established with seed money that i
3 min read · Nov 16th · The year is coming to an end and Finch Capital is sharing its fintech predictions for 2022. Among the hottest trends for the year to come, the venture capital (VC) firm cites cryptocurrencies,…
~14 min read · Nov 16th · The increasingly frictionless consumer banking experience didn’t happen by accident; it arose from foundational technology and culture shifts within banks toward a more digital mindset.