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Marqeta: Twillio of Modern Card Issuing

Reading Time: 10 minutes Card issuing industry has seen little innovation, if any. Legacy solutions are built on mainframes. They run isolated solutions with multiple code bases so anytime, anything needs to be done for a customer, it was done at issuers terms without any flexibility. Card issuing is incredibly complex, highly regulated, and resource intensive. With gig (and …

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Airbnb: $100B+ brand in making

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article is just a high level summary about Airbnb ahead of IPO. Since it is just compilation of data / thoughts, it may lack flow. Airbnb is coming public soon with a truly remarkable journey especially in 2020. It all started in 2007 with 2 hosts and now it has 4M hosts in 100k …

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Caution Needed in Stock Market

Reading Time: 3 minutes When stock market was in free fall in March 2020, I wrote a post on Linkedin on March 21st. After launching this website, same post can be found here. I used all the available information at that time to screen for potential investments. Most of the stocks mentioned in the post have done very well. …

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Market tanked, now what?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Markets around the world are down anywhere from 20% to 40% YTD causing massive losses for many investors. In past few days, many investors and friends have pinged me so I am writing my thoughts in this post.  Source: Bloomberg I will breakdown post into two segments (1) What is happening and why? (2) Is it time …

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