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How Artificial Intelligence Is Disrupting Finance

by Melissa Lin

As consumers, we're familiar with AI: we benefit from cars that parallel park themselves, devices that respond when asked questions, and streaming platforms that suggest shows we may like. However, professionally, the larger question is how industries will harness the power of AI. In finance, AI offers opportunities for operational efficiencies in everything from risk management and trading to insurance underwriting.

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Experts’ Corner: Pitch Deck Tips for Fundraising Success

by Melissa Lin

Fundraising, for companies at any stage, is undoubtedly a challenging process. Even for seasoned entrepreneurs and startups already experiencing market traction, a compelling pitch and accompanying pitch deck are still necessary. While there is variance around stylistic delivery of the pitch and aesthetic of the deck itself, you might be relieved to hear that the infamous pitch deck boils down to a formula.

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Esports: A Guide to Competitive Video Gaming

by Josh Chapman

While the complex esports industry may be daunting for investors, it is growing exponentially and has already amassed a large, global audience.

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Advanced PowerPoint Presentation Tips & Hacks

by Melissa Lin

Many have a love-hate relationship with Microsoft’s PowerPoint. While super flexible, the tool can also be manual, tedious, and all-consuming, especially for the uninitiated. Authored by a former management consultant and finance expert, this article will help every user—from the beginner to the advanced operator—smooth out some of their points of friction and become an expert-level user of the application.

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Amazon vs. Walmart: Bezos Goes for the Jugular with Whole Foods Acquisition

by Toby Clarence-Smith

Through its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is not only likely to disrupt the grocery shopping experience but is perhaps embarking on a grander push that could change the entire retail landscape, leaving Walmart on the back foot.

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Glass-Steagall Act: Did Its Repeal Cause the Financial Crisis?

by Melissa Lin

The Glass-Steagall Act, Depression-era legislation, has had a controversial, unconventional run. 80 years after its inception, it’s made its way back into public discourse. This article examines the historical context of the Act, its erosion, and its repeal, as well as its impact on the financial crisis.

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Three Core Principles of Venture Capital Portfolio Strategy

by Alex Graham, CFA

Many newcomers to venture capital fail to appreciate some of the nuances that distinguishes venture investing from traditional forms of financial investing. This article delves into three areas in particular that new venture investors should look to understand.

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Private Equity Outlook 2017: Signs of Fatigue

by Anuar Heberlein

The private equity industry is showing signs of maturity as record competition amongst funds and record-high levels of dry powder, combined with strong competition from cash-rich corporates, have driven valuations to levels that make it difficult to see how returns could remain competitive.

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