Wells Fargo backlash — Refinitiv CEO embraces flexible work — Hotel lenders look to dump loans
Yesterday I wrote about a Reuters report published on Tuesday about comments Wells Fargo's CEO had made over the summer about hiring minority candidates and the "very limited pool of black talent to recruit from."
Charlie Scharf, the bank's chief executive, issued a company-wide memo on Wednesday apologizing for those comments, but the damage was already done for many. Scharf and the bank have received backlash from seemingly every corner of the internet, including tweets from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
I got the chance to sit down — virtually, that is — with Refinitiv CEO David Craig to discuss the data giant's plans for returning to the office.
Back in March, Refinitiv's chief revenue officer, Debra Walton, had told me changes the company put in place as a result of the coronavirus could be in place for the long haul.
Six months later, Refinitiv's chief executive confirmed as much, telling me the company will always maintain flexible working options going forward, regardless of what happens with the virus.
Craig's perspective on remote work, and its impact on Refinitiv's business is worth a read.
Hotel lenders are racing to dump risky loans as the hospitality industry nears a breaking point, with defaults stacking up and high-profile properties starting to shutter
Hotels have had a tough go of it this year. Daniel Geiger has some insight into the firms that lent hotels money, and what they are doing to try and get those loans off their books. Read the whole story here.
Here's the 10-slide pitch deck that payments startup dLocal used to go from bootstrapping to nabbing $200 million from General Atlantic at a $1.2 billion valuation
Pitch-deck alert! Here's an interesting one from Shannen Balogh. This deck looks at dLocal, a payments fintech that was bootstrapped until this most recent round: A $200 million raise from General Atlantic that valued the startup at $1.2 billion. Check out the whole 10-page deck here.
A compliance startup that helps early-stage companies close deals with incumbents just raised a $10 million Series A from Canapi Ventures, Bain Capital, and NYCA
Shannen Balogh has the details on a fundraising round for Laika, a compliance-as-a-service startup. Laika solves a common yet complex issue for early-stage companies: Navigating the due diligence process of bigger companies they are selling into. Read the whole story here.
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