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Stacey Abrams' fintech used this pitch deck to raise funds

Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson, Now co-founders, pose outside in front of hedge

Now, a fintech cofounded by politician Stacey Abrams entrepreneur Lara Hodgson, wants small businesses to "grow fearlessly" by helping them manage their invoices. Using this seven-page pitch deck, the 11-year-old fintech was able to raise $29 million in an extension of its Series A. Check out the deck here. Plus, take a look at our extensive pitch deck library here. 


BlackRock manager pitches her team to interviewees, not vice versa

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Deepika Sharma, a director at BlackRock, explained how she's had to adjust her recruitment process as the war for talent intensifies. From seeking out candidates with diverse educational and training backgrounds to pitching her team to candidates, here's how things have changed.


Family offices shower staff with perks

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Family offices are competing for investment talent — and are willing to pay more for it. Demand for talent is soaring and driving compensation up, with pay for VC principals at family offices jumping 17% in one year. See what all the hype is about.


Robinhood competitor Public adds crypto trading

The photo shows physical imitations of cryptocurrency

As digital assets rally, Public.com will begin allowing users to trade 10 cryptocurrencies in the coming weeks. The digital assets include bitcoin, ether, dogecoin, and litecoin, among others. Here's what you need to know.


Where do billionaires call home?

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This year, Forbes' list of billionaires includes 2,755 people, and most of them (2,444) live in one of these 20 countries and territories.


How to deal with "productivity dysmorphia"

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Anna Codrea-Rado coined the phrase "productivity dysmorphia" to describe how she couldn't see her own professional achievements or appreciate her success — and tons of people seemed to relate. She shares what she's learned about dealing with it.


Startup exchange debuts new crypto futures product

A hand holds a bitcoin toward the sky in this photo representation of the cryptocurrency.

The Small Exchange, backed by big names including Citadel Securities and Interactive Brokers, is launching a crypto futures product designed for small upfront cash commitments. Everything we know about the new product.


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  • The ex-CEO of Pepsi said asking for a raise is "cringeworthy." She explains why.
  • Bloomberg reported on the search for the billions of dollars said to be behind Tether. Read it here.
  • The Financial Times wrote about how Larry Fink, BlackRock's founder and CEO, became the "king of Wall Street."

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