The World Is Changing – The Transition To Contactless Payment Is Real
Marqeta is the premier payment issuer and processor behind Affirm, DoorDash, Instacart, Square, and Uber. With operations in Canada, Europe, Australia, and the US, Marqeta is strategically positioned for a successful IPO. A recent profile from Business Insider outlined Marqeta’s steady growth throughout the last number of years, highlighting its $260 million funding round back in 2019.
Aug 11, 2020
The Benefits of Portfolio Products & Venture Capital Funds
When it comes to the world of investing, there are a wide variety of ways to go about maximizing your return. Here at Stableton, we offer our members opportunities across an expansive range of investment styles and approaches. But today, we’re going to talk about a unique type of opportunity that revolves around portfolio products in the form of a venture capital funds – and in particular, a secondary in a leading Swiss venture capital fund
Aug 04, 2020
The World of Cashless Payments
When it comes to contactless payment, the industry is being disrupted by a brand new pre-IPO company looking to bring forth a new payment issuing and processing solution. But before we get to that company, let’s talk a bit about the market in general. After all, the world of cashless payment is certainly becoming more and more like the solution it’s been said to be for so long. But are consumers really okay with that? Well, we can simply take a look at some of the companies that use cashless payment solutions to get some insight.
Jul 24, 2020
Upgrade – A New Challenger Bank Built for Lending
Upgrade is clearly ahead of the pack after its third year of existence and has been growing revenues at a rapid pace, much faster than Salesforce, Netflix, eBay, Airbnb, Spotify, Revolut or Uber, to name a few. Continuing margin expansion combined with fast revenue growth (4x compared to the prior year’s quarter), plus a world-class investor base, will likely make the unicorn and “decacorn” (>10B valuation) soon.
Jun 25, 2020
Late-Stage Ventures & Neobanking
There is a maturing happening in the neo-bank market for those startups that are in their second and third round of funding. They’re moving from a growth model to a profitability model. As the report notes, some of those features that are most attractive to consumers, such as no fees, are making profitability a little harder for these companies.
Jun 22, 2020
Volatility & Tail-Hedge – Update after COVID-19
After a historic 10-year bull run, the world and global markets were suddenly forced to deal with a worldwide pandemic that is known to all of us as COVID-19. Globally, the macro picture was looking decently good, as company earnings growth appeared healthy, and equity market valuations remained attractive, particularly relative to cash and fixed income.
May 25, 2020
Investment Opportunity: The Air Mobility Revolution
For years, we’ve been hearing about the air mobility revolution. The revolution is based in autonomous and commercial drones. With advancing technologies and revolutionary ideas, the air mobility revolution represents a profound investment opportunity. As new applications are discovered and flight systems are designed, the world will change.
May 06, 2020
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