The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it?
Just as traditional alternatives are becoming a consistent part of the modern portfolio, a new era of alternative assets is emerging, fueling a broader and more fragmented landscape for investing.
Yieldstreet raises $100M as it mulls going public via SPAC, eyes acquisitions
These days, investing goes way beyond the stock market. And in recent years there’s been a growing number of startups which aim to give more people access to a wider array of investment opportunitie
Robinhood raises $1B after trading halts to keep its platform running
After a turbulent week for the stock market and halts to the trading of certain speculative securities including GameStop (GME) and AMC, consumer investing app Robinhood has raised new capital. The ne
Users say Robinhood is down as stocks soar
Users are reporting that trading platform Robinhood was down during early morning trading that saw stock markets soar. Robinhood’s status page says all systems are “operational,” but
Securitization platform Cadence surpasses $125M deal volume and raises $4M
Securitization is a critical function of the modern financial system. Banks “package” individual loans, say a mortgage or an auto loan, into a group with similar characteristics and sell them to o
What the $13B E-Trade deal says about Robinhood’s valuation
Here's what the recently announced E-Trade sale and its recent financial performance can tell us about Robinhood's valuation
Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound
Bitcoin is now trading at around $8,130, up a whopping 60.84% over the past month, with the price surging $3,086.14 over the period. The cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise is reminiscent of its rock
Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round
Robinhood started off as a dead-simple stock trading application that had no transaction fees — but since it’s continued to grow, and especially as it starts to dive into cryptocurrency, inve
Monday Morning Marketing Quarterback: Which Superbowl Ads Scored On The Web?
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/homea.jpg" class="shot2"> With the Super Bowl yesterday came the time-honored Super Bowl commercials, each costing $2.5 million for a 30-sec
Cake Financial Acquired By E*Trade
<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/cakelogo.png" width="202" height="138" />Social finance company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cakefinancial.com">Cake Financial</a> ha
Hulu's Super Bowl Ad Comes With An Ad
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/hulu-ad.jpg" /> The Super Bowl is perhaps the one television event where people actually look forward to the ads because so much effort is pu
E*Trade Heading To The Deadpool?
Shares in online broking firm E*Trade fell by over 50% Monday on speculation that the company may file for bankruptcy protection due to exposure to bad debt as part of the wider sub-prime mortgage cri