Top Fintech News Stories for May 3, 2021

Here are the most read news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Exclusive: $4.3 billion fintech darling Marqeta is planning an IPO as early as June – Business Insider
  • A16z to Launch $1B Crypto Venture Fund – Coindesk
  • Podcast 296: Pankaj Kulshreshtha of Scienaptic – LendAcademy
  • OnDeck Proving to be Extremely Valuable Acquisition for Enova – deBanked
  • Should Fintech Startups Hire Bankers? – Forbes
  • Banks seek bigger role in point-of-sale lending – American Banker
  • Why are complaints about credit bureaus soaring? – American Banker
  • How Quontic Bank adapts to crypto, remote work and wearable tech – Banking Dive
  • Using financial data as a force for good – finLedger
  • Amid the IPO gold rush, how should we value fintech startups? – TechCrunch

Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech.

LendIt Fintech conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. LendIt also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.

Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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