Robinhood targets influencers - Bankers turn to YouTube - Top fintech lawyers
On the agenda today:
- Robinhood is pushing to team up with social media influencers.
- Some junior bankers have left
Wall Streetto start their own YouTube channels.
- Fintechs like Plaid, Coinbase, and Square nominated the top lawyers in the industry.
Let's get started.
Robinhood is targeting a new asset class: social media influencers. According to a job listing, the brokerage is hiring a growth marketing manager who will help deepen its ties to the "creator community" and oversee influencer campaigns. Why Robinhood wants to team up with digital creators.
We spoke to two junior bankers who quit their high-paying jobs at JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to give career advice on YouTube. They shared why they gave up the opportunity for six-figure salaries at major banks to offer advice on breaking into the industry instead.
Stephen Mandel Jr. recently said he saw shorting stocks as his edge when he launched Lone Pine in the '90s - but that it's gotten much more difficult recently. He explains why that is - and why the meme-stock craze reminds him of the dot-com bubble.
Goldman Sachs plans to list the alternative assets of its Petershill Partners unit on the London Stock Exchange, a move that could value the investments at more than $5 billion. Here's a look at what that means.
As he settles into the role he took over from Leon Black - who stepped down after an investigation into his business ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein - insiders told us about the culture of infighting Marc Rowan may face, and why they never thought he'd take the CEO job. Here's what they're saying.
We asked fintechs, law firms, and VCs to nominate the lawyers helping companies handle M&A, IPOs, and VC funding. What we got was a list of 11 of the best lawyers in the industry - who you can meet here.
On our radar:
- Uber-backed scooter startup Lime is in talks to raise new funding after its SPAC talks fizzled. A look at everything we know so far.
- The New York Times reports that crypto's push into banking has regulators - and Washington - sounding the alarm.
- These 13 behind-the-scenes dealmakers at companies like Vice, Forbes, and BuzzFeed are driving this year's digital-media M&A frenzy. Meet them here.
- India’s techies are leaving IT firms in hordes — Here’s why
- Elon Musk’s puppy, a new strategy to burn tokens, and altcoins playing catch up — the perfect storm for cryptocurrency Shiba Inu to skyrocket
- A renowned female crime novelist who won a million-euro prize in Spain turned out to be three middle-aged men
- India’s central bank imposes ₹1 crore penalty on the country’s biggest lender
- Elon Musk sparks another Shiba Inu rally ‘to the moon’ — other Shiba coins follow suit
- Amazon's campaign encourages customers to thank its associates and share their happiness with frontline teams
- Brazilians bought more than $4 billion in cryptocurrencies this year as the country looks to regulate Bitcoin
- If you are a pensioner, you can submit Jeevan Pramaan sitting at home — Here is what you need to do