Weekly Roundup

Top Five Fintech Firms in San Francisco
It was reported that the top 5 fastest growing fintech firms in San Francisco include Brex, Chime, Figure, Human Interest,and Upgrade.Ongoing Retail Investor Participation
It was reported that months after the GameStop saga, that retail investors still haven’t checked out.

Cybersecurity continued to garner attention, with an uptick in cyber-breaches in 2020 during the pandemic and continuing into 2021. Experts are calling for “situational awareness” to cyber threats.

Source Code and Trade Secret Misappropriation
Apple sued a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets, claiming he used portions of information in his capacity under a vendor service agreement with Apple for his new role at his next employer.

“Meme Stocks”
Media discussion of meme stocks continued, with Benziga is “The Era Of Meme Stocks And NFTs Already Over?”

Rise in Artificial Intelligence
It was reported that the artificial intelligence algorithm has created “new” Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana songs.

In the Mix: This Week’s Top FinTech Thought Leader