Sunday, 27 September 2020

PITCH-DECK LIBRARY: The pitch decks that helped hot startups raise millions

Billions of dollars are invested in startups every year. Whether a startup seeks to raise money from angel investors, venture-capital firms, or other backers, the presentation — or "pitch" — about the business is critical. The most effective pitch decks deftly weave data, imagination, and storytelling in a captivating slide…

Refinance your mortgage before record low rates disappear

Housing volatility could impact rates later this year. Here’s why refinancing your mortgage now could be a smart money move. (iStock) There’s little the COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t touched, but homeowners may find relief in the pandemic’s impact on home refinance prices and mortgage rates. Even homeowners who bought as recently…

Yolt has added UK-based car insurtech By Miles to its marketplace

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Fintech industry with the Fintech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. The personal finance management app has added UK-based car insurtech By Miles to…

U.S. Stocks Move Moderately Higher On Positive Coronavirus Vaccine Data

Stocks have moved moderately higher in morning trading on Wednesday, adding to the substantial gains posted in the second quarter. Buying interest has remained somewhat subdued, however, limiting the upside for the major averages. The Dow briefly dipped below the unchanged line in recent trading but is currently up 53.37…

‘It’s largely gonna go to waste and it distorts the market’: Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya blasts the Fed and Treasury for spending billions to help companies instead of consumers

Billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya criticized US authorities for helping companies more than consumers in a Yahoo Finance interview on Tuesday. “We gave hundreds of billions of dollars in all kinds of random ways,” the Social Capital CEO and Virgin Galactic chairman said about the Federal Reserve and US Treasury’s…

Novoic seeks a million volunteers to cough up and help curb Covid-19

The company, part of the Oxford Foundry enterprise accelerator set up by the university’s Saïd business school, is developing an app to enable the mass screening of people for the virus by analysing the patterns in their unique hacking sounds. Volunteers can record their “donations” on their smartphones and then…