Retailers vs the apocalypse. Fintech funding gets a boost. Top venture partners.
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Today we’ve got surviving the retail apocalypse, predictions of a Microsoft spinoff, really good VCs, the supply chain, and drunk people creativity.
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Surviving and thriving
Nearly 7,000 stores in the US have fallen victim to the retail apocalypse. Big-name retailers like Radio Shack and Toys R’ Us are collapsing under the pressure of e-commerce, changing consumer preferences, and debt.
But others are planning to open hundreds of new stores this year. From cultivating new niches to repurposing the physical store, we look at how brands like Dollar General and Ikea are surviving the retail apocalypse.
Why do you read Harvard Biz Review?
For the articles, of course.
Note: this was a study done at Mississippi State University and is based on the professors serving vodka cranberry cocktails to 20 male subjects. #science
Listen to the money talk
In Q1’18, fintech funding saw a boost from 12 $100M+ investments — a quarterly record for mega-rounds. Investments of $100M+ spanned 4 continents andincluded N26, eToro, Oscar Health, and C2FO.
At this year’s Future of Fintech, we’ll present our research on key fintech categories onstage. Offstage, in the briefing room (limited seats!), we’ll dig into the strategies of benchmark companies that should be on any fintech player’s radar.
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The Industry Standard
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