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1/21/2022
19 : 4

FTT Update: The First Crypto Paycheck

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Thanks to everyone that joined our first Twitter spaces last night! Despite a Twitter outage for some folks, we managed to have 250 listeners and a great convo. Next week
1/20/2022
21 : 34

FTT+: Instagram Felt Cute, Might Mint Later

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Before I forget, don't miss our Twitter Spaces tonight with Charley Ma and Charles Birnbaum at 8ET! We'll be talking all things DeFi and traditional finance. Ok back to
1/19/2022
19 : 34

FTT Update: Another Hit to SPACs

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Bracing for some cold weather hitting Austin over the next couple of days. And by cold, I mean 20s and 30s, which I'm more than ok with for a few days. On Monday, we
1/18/2022
23 : 4

FTT+: JPMorgan Spends How Much On Just Maintaining Its Tech Stack?!

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. When JPMorgan reported earnings last week, you might have seen a lot of people look twice at one number in particular: $12B. That's the amount the company plans to spend on
1/14/2022
19 : 34

FTT Update: How Do You Announce Funding on a Friday When you Champion a 4-Day Workweek?

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Happy Friday and the start of a long weekend. I highly encourage everyone to support a Black-owned small business on Monday (and every day). It's a small but great step
1/13/2022
22 : 34

FTT+: New Crypto Skeptics At the CFPB and SEC

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. First off, please take this three minute survey for me and get entered to win a Fintech Today hat or 1-month free of FTT+. Second, I'm pinch hitting for John who's got a
1/13/2022
15 : 29

FTT Update: Sequoia-Backed Companies Account for 25%+ of the Nasdaq’s Total Value

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Quick intro today: check out the latest episode of the Policy Podcast that I do with Plaid's John Pitts. We took a look at FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams' departure and
1/11/2022
22 : 4

FTT+: What Happened to My Fintech Stocks?

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. So I have a few fintech stocks in my portfolio, and recently, their performance hasn't been so hot. That's a bit of a change considering stocks like Affirm, SoFi and
1/10/2022
21 : 54

FTT Update: Binance CEO Is Worth How Much Before Crypto?!

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Hope everyone had a great first weekend of 2022. Jordan and I did the typical “eat, sleep, workout, play with dogs” schedule. It works. Shortly before the weekend started, I was
1/7/2022
21 : 4

FTT Update: This Chick I Banged a Few Months Ago Gave Me the Company Idea

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. I've started to think about taxes a bit, and the anxiety caused me to stop after about 1 minute. Ugh. It was nice when I was 22 and just had a simple W2 to upload to
1/5/2022
20 : 44

FTT Update: That’s A Lot of Apes

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Not gonna lie, getting back into the swing of things has been rough. Apparently astrology has something to do with this as well. I can't remember the specifics of which moon
1/3/2022
20 : 24

FTT Update: The CFPB Is the Only Federal Bank Regulator With A Confirmed Leader Right Now

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Welcome back! Let's see if I still know how to do this. Jordan and I had a lovely holiday in Texas. We got drinks at a speakeasy on Christmas Eve, a tasting menu dinner and
12/27/2021
15 : 24

FTT+: Our Interview with ConstitutionDAO

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. I hope everyone was able to enjoy Christmas even if plans changed, and that you're happy and healthy heading in 2022! I won't keep you here long, I'm just sending a
12/22/2021
19 : 14

FTT+: End of Year Investor/Operator Survey Results

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Every once in a while, I like to ask some of my brightest friends in our industry what's on their mind. Did DeFi come out of nowhere? Will funding ever slow down? What's
12/20/2021
13 : 4

FTT+ Guest Post: How Much Did MoneyLion Really Buy Even Financial For?

​ ​ Hi all, I'm Vieje. I'm the Director of Equity Strategy at Secfi, where we help startups and their employees make informed decisions to get the most value out of their equity. I hope you
12/17/2021
21 : 24

FTT Update: #QuarantineDAO

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. So, guess who's staying in Texas for Christmas… Yup, Momma VerHage has contracted Covid (doing totally fine thankfully), and things just seem to be getting worse across the
12/16/2021
20 : 4

FTT+ Expert Charley Ma on the Future of Insurtech

​ ​ ​​Hi everyone, Charley here. I've recently been spending more time trying to get a better understanding of the insurance value chain, and thought it'd be interesting to share some of my
12/15/2021
21 : 54

FTT Update: Fintech Bae's 15 Seconds As A Billionaire

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. Quick programming note: this is our final week of newsletters for 2021! Also, I'm super excited to sit down with two members of Constitution DAO tomorrow to record a podcast
12/14/2021
22 : 34

FTT Guest Post: De-Risking Consumer Lending (pt.1)

​ ​ Hello FTT faithful, I'm Ryan. Long time reader, first time guest poster. I co-founded Truework (think modern credit bureau, starting with income and employment data) in 2017 after seeing how
12/13/2021
22 : 4

FTT Update: Another Crypto Hack

​ ​ Hi all, Julie here. I'm in a sassy mood today, so brace yourselves for this newsletter. The Christmas party was a success on Friday. New podcast is out today with Stripe's Head of EMEA Matt