The Uber or Airbnb of finance will prove elusive

In 2015 more than $15 bln has poured into so-called fintech startups embracing blockchain, peer lending, payments and the like. While each can disrupt an element of the status quo, their scale will…

Dying Unicorns

Historically, when people speak about unicorns they are referring to those magical white horses with long horns sprouting from their foreheads. Today, in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street, “unicorns” refer to those private companies valued at more than $1 billion. The current list of unicorns is extensive, including household names like money-losing Uber ($51.0 billion valuation), […]