The energy and uncertainty of youth are headed back to school. Especially in fintech, which had the roughest semester last spring. First, there was the drama leading up to the breakup with the rich hottie. Then, bad grades came in right as summer party season kicked off, mom and dad took away the car and credit card, and the Venmo transfers came to a screeching halt. Thankfully, there was still a smartphone and social media to commiserate.
Fintech heads back to campus this fall with the same future promise of computer science and football season, but with a knowing look that says, “I may still want fortune to favor the bold, but I really need at least a C in economics this semester.” Fintech is still alive and well, Gonzobankers, and fintech deals are still happening. Here’s a few recent ones that caught our attention, and please, “Give us some slack, teach” on the school themes, ok?
Deals are still happening and — at this writing — the “student intervention” after the unfortunate alumni mixer event seems to have taken (fintech industry valuations improving a bit off their lows and fintech companies more focused on explicit utility value in the here-and-now).
Looking forward to seeing many of you after class during football season out at Finovate, AFT, and other mixers. Know of any fintech deals we’ve missed here? Email us.
-Sam & Chris
P.S. Every now and then you get the chance to get the band back together. Many of you may already know that Chris and I worked together in a prior band a decade ago. It’s good to be back together again at GonzoBanker mothership’s band, Cornerstone Advisors. #grateful -Sam
6 thoughts on “Fintech Deals to Watch: Back to School”
Great article, and very helpful links to equally great underlying content. Well done! As a former member of “your band” it’s great to see you fellows back together again. Looking forward to seeing many more #1 Hits and Platinum Albums!
Thanks, Scott. Cheers!
It is hard to keep track of all that happens … so fast. I need a chart with quadrants of buyers/sellers and what final solutions look like, but it blows my mind how that could be built. Great recap of what has happened. I also remember the days when I was a roadie for your band. Literally a roadie.
Thanks Jim! See you out on the road and we’ll bring more cowbell. If you were a groupie (we don’t recall the whole tour… rock n roll is kinda fuzzy that way 🙂 ), you sure went all the way to international rockstar… is that Arnel Pineda/Journey or Tommy Thayer/KISS?
And where does today’s CSI news fit in?
Today’s CSI deal was announced after article deadline, but we’ve now added it. Thanks for asking.