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How well do Robinhood’s business stack up against incumbent online brokerages? While we wait for the seven-year-old company’s long-planned IPO, Alex Wilhelm examined Morgan Stanley’s big $ 13 billion purchase of E-Trade for fresh data comparing levels. Robinhood has 10 million accounts — twice what E-Trade has — but it also appears to draw much less money per user and has far less assets under handling, as he covered for Extra Crunch. So while its fee-free approach has destroyed a key revenue stream for challengers, it still has to grow its own ” order-flow ” business into its private-market valuation.
One solution is to build the programme stickier via social boasts. On the same day as the E-Trade deal announcement, Robinhood launched a brand-new Profiles feature to encourage useds to share stock tips. Josh Constine explored the provide and where it is headed on TechCrunch, concluding that” Profiles and directories, and then eventually more social facets, could get Robinhood’s useds selling more so there’s more succession move to sell and more rationale for them to buy subscriptions .”
Alex also took a look at a new report on fintech funding, which find last year was a peak overall — but skewed towards later-stage companies. Certainly, the opulence management segment is looking mature.
But the category is massive, with many more incumbents left to disrupt. What are fintech investors looking for? Check out our favourite investor examination on this topic from November.
How your startup can use TikTok for proliferation You know that TikTok is where the cool minors are these days, but maybe … how do I say … it is not the social media programme you know best when it comes to growth. So Genevieve Patterson and Hannah Donovan, benefactors of TikTok-oriented video editing app Garbage, have published a two-part guide to help you figure it out.
The first part, freely available on TechCrunch, accompanies you through how to increase your jurisdiction ranking in the TikTok algorithm, its review process, and indications for starting your own content. The second portion, for Extra Crunch readers, croaks penetrating on how TikTok decides whose content comes boasted more( and less ).
” Our commission is any technology that is able to tactical to the real estate manufacture ,” the prolific investor told Connie Loizos in an extended interview for Extra Crunch the coming week. While WeWork may have chilled some investor interest, plenty of simulations are working great across numerous segments — so he and his partners are growing more monies. One of the most wonderful spheres, perhaps amazingly, is in sustainable buildings. As Wallace details, public pressure, large-tenant pressure, large-investor pressure and brand-new metro requirements have removed any preference that service industries has in such matters 😛 TAGEND
Make no mistake; we are front-and-center to what is happening in the real estate industry and the collision with engineering, and this is the single-most-important thing that has happened to the real estate industry in the last five decades. The real estate industry is going to have to go carbon-neutral and that is brand-new.
Is this sector also your focus? Be sure to check out our survey of investors in structure robotics from last week to find out some of the latest opportunities, plus our overview survey of real estate properties and prop tech investors from November.
The future of manufacturing and warehouse robotics
Ahead of our big robotics powwow at UC Berkeley in early March, we have been producing a whole series of surveys on robotics horizontals. This week, our inhabitant fiscal psychoanalyst Arman Tabatabai teamed up with our equipment editor turned convention organizer, Brian Heater, to do a series of interrogations with VCs who are focused on warehouse and manufacturing robotics. Investors include 😛 TAGEND
Rohit Sharma, True Ventures Ajay Agarwal, Bain Capital Ventures Rick Prostko, Comcast Ventures Fatima Husain, Comcast Ventures Shahin Farshchi, Lux Capital Cyril Ebersweiler, SOSV& HAX Kelly Coyne, Grit Ventures
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Across the week
This week was a fun combination of early-stage and late-stage news, with corporations as young as grain theatre and as aged as PE-worthy joining our register of topics.
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