$700 Billion in Revenue? Serve Women.

There are about 700 billion reasons why we want gender equity in fintech.  The annual revenue opportunity left on the table by not serving women with financial services at the same level as men are estimated to be around $700 billion.  And to put that money into context, it is nearly double the size of Elon Musk’s silly little net worth.  “I just cannot fathom…

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This Native American Woman Went to Space and Made History

Only around 1 in 5 space industry workers are women.  For many years, the number of women in the aerospace industry has remained around 20%. However, so far, only 11% of astronauts have been women. And women CEOs represent 19% of the leaders in aerospace. Although over 560 people have traveled to space, less than 70 are women.  And of the 225 spacewalks that have been taken, only 15…

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Era of a Fintech-Driven Gaming Industry 

When the mobile video game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” launched in the summer of 2014, it was just another side project of the Kardashian empire to generate some extra cash.  It turns out it was one helluva lucrative side gig – earning around $200 million in revenue.  While the game is free to play, users could…

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FTX Fall: Retaining Fintech’s Trust

There’s a saying in sports that offense sells tickets, and defense wins games.  Cryptocurrency trading is only a tiny part of the financial technology sector, but it has been the offense. The excitement around crypto trading has “sold the tickets” and brought mainstream attention to our industry. This newfound attention has been both good and bad for fintech. On the one hand, it brings…

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False Idols: How Billionaire Worship Is Blinding Us to Reality

The American public has a fascination with billionaires.  As Sam Bankman-Fried and the FTX case show, this admiration – fueled mainly by mainstream media and our society’s obsession with wealth and greed – can often blind people to the reality of these individuals.  Just last month, everyone from industry insiders to social media fans was lauding the pronouncements of SBF as the…

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Why Being Vulnerable Is the Key to Success in Fintech

It’s no secret that businesses continually look for ways to cut costs and increase profits in today’s economy.  A chaotic market and news cycle often lead companies to seek new strategies to help them do just that.  Many businesses need to realize that most short-term strategies focused on minimizing expenses cost you social capital.  I.e., you’re so focused on saving a quick buck that your cheap mindset takes…

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