SocGen invests in life assurance startup that offers cheaper premiums for fitness band wearers
Societe Generale has invested EUR1.1 million in a Czech online life assurance startup that offers discounts on premiums in return for a healthy lifestyle.
E980 The Next Unicorns E4 Alto CEO Matt Gamache-Asselin is fixing US pharmacy w/ aligned incentives
The Next Unicorns: Alto Pharmacy CEO & Co-founder Mattieu Gamache-Asselin is working to fix the broken US pharmacy system by removing friction & aligning incentives among patients, doctors & insurers, shares insights on trading short-term profits for long-term success, combating the opioid crisis, early days meeting Justin Kan, & innovating in a difficult market – E4 of 10-ep miniseries
0:51 Jason intros Mattieu Gamache-Asselin
2:52 Changing from ScriptDash to Alto Pharmacy
4:19 Meeting and working with Twitch founder Justin Kan in the early days of Alto
6:51 Message to HBO’s Silicon Valley writing room
7:26 Working out of Justin Kan’s house
8:15 Why are pharmacies broken? How is Alto fixing them?
14:25 How did Alto’s team architect a 1.0 version of their pharmacy?
21:44 US Healthcare is broken due to bad incentive structures
28:23 Does Alto compare to Hims and Roman?
32:24 What are Alto’s profit margins?
35:00 This Week in Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life
39:07 Maintaining balance between being scrappy/aggressive while also abiding by all medical regulations
39:54 How has Alto scaled so far?
45:55 Who is responsible for the opioid crisis?
51:24 What is Alto building to combat the crisis?
53:27 Trading short-term gain for long-term gain
56:56 How Alto was initially received among investors
1:01:03 This Week in Cinema: The Mission
1:04:30 What skill does Matt think many founders lack?
1:07:02 Operational excellence in former Amazon executives
1:13:49 #1 Lesson that Matt has learned since becoming a founder
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How many investments should you have in startups? (and why?)
How many investments should you hold in early-stage / startup companies? and how can you easily, passively diversify your portfolio?
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#61 From Self-storage to Affordable Housing Development with Bryan Underwood
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Where to Park Your Cash and Find Recession-Resistant Stocks
We also examine how a potential shift in the gig economy could affect Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash.
In today’s episode, Ali Mogharabi, a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services, explains the Labor Department’s proposed rule about worker classification. And he reveals whether he thinks Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash stocks are a buy.
Investing Insights is bringing you a mix of market news, insights from analysts, and personal finance tips.
0:38 Stocks for a recession
1:44 Wells Fargo missed the mark for third quarter earnings.
2:29 Delta airlines reported a strong third quarter.
3:51 Should gig workers be considered employees?
5:42 What is the main risk of the Biden administration’s new proposal?
8:31 What is the reaction from Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash?
9:17 What does Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash stocks look like today?
10:17 How to Make Your Cash Work Harder as Interest Rates Rise
Read about topics from this episode.
10 Stocks for a Recession https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1106498
Risk of DOL’s Proposal and Reactions of Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Stocks Exaggerated https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1117314
Opportunities Seen in the Industrial Sector Amid Economic Headwinds https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1117232
Looking Past Volatile Operating Losses, Wells Fargo Remains on Track in Q3 https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1117661
Best Financial-Services Companies to Own: 2022 Edition https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1076464
3 Recession-Resistant Stocks https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1116934
What Is a Recession? https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1105761
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Markets are Undervalued, and We Highlight Some Cheap Stocks! https://youtu.be/J2VjiR8nKLc
We Examine Tesla’s Stock and the Risks of a Strong Dollar https://youtu.be/8mZ97cWq7D8
When’s the Best Time for a Roth IRA Conversion? https://youtu.be/uzFvCYuaJMI
Will Investors Ready, Set, Go for the Porsche IPO? https://youtu.be/MYm6W7FFHcw
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