SocGen invests in life assurance startup that offers cheaper premiums for fitness band wearers

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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#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.

0:00 Introduction
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

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Best Financial-Services Companies to Own: 2022 Edition

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Markets are Undervalued, and We Highlight Some Cheap Stocks!

We Examine Tesla’s Stock and the Risks of a Strong Dollar

When’s the Best Time for a Roth IRA Conversion?

Will Investors Ready, Set, Go for the Porsche IPO?

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