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How well do Robinhood’s financials 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 likenes times. Robinhood has 10 million accounts — twice what E-Trade has — but it also is reported to draw much less money per used and has far fewer assets under administration, as he covered for Extra Crunch. So while its fee-free approach has destroyed a key revenue stream for entrants, it still has to grow its own ” order-flow ” business into its private-market valuation.
One solution is to realise the stage stickier via social boasts. On the same day as the E-Trade deal announcement, Robinhood propelled a brand-new Profiles feature to encourage customers to share inventory tips. Josh Constine explored the present and where it is headed on TechCrunch, concluding that” Profiles and schedules, and then eventually more social peculiarities, could get Robinhood’s users selling more so there’s more require move to sell and more intellect for them to buy subscriptions .”
Alex also took a look at a brand-new report on fintech fund, which met last year was a peak overall — but skewed towards later-stage companionships. Certainly, the wealth administration 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 popular investor canvas on this topic from November.
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Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace: the proptech area is hot despite WeWork
” Our commission is any technology that can be tactical to the real estate industry ,” the prolific investor told Connie Loizos in an extended interview for Extra Crunch this week. While WeWork may have depressed some investor interest, plenty of prototypes are working enormous across various segments — so he and his partners are growing more funds. One of the hottest areas, perhaps amazingly, is in sustainable builds. As Wallace items, public pressure, large-tenant pressure, large-investor pressure and new metro requirements have removed any alternative that service industries has in the matter 😛 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 too your focus? Be sure to check out our survey of investors in structure robotics from last week to find out some of the most recent possibilities, plus our overview survey of real estate and prop tech investors from November.
The future of manufacturing and warehouse robotics
Ahead of our big robotics conference at UC Berkeley in early March, we have been producing a whole series of surveys on robotics horizontals. This week, our resident monetary consultant Arman Tabatabai teamed up with our hardware editor turned meeting 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