Dealmaking on a hot streak — Fintech-as-a-service — DoorDash’s IPO paperwork looks off

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Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO

Nasdaq made some noise on Tuesday when it announced plans to ask the SEC for permission to implement a new rule requiring companies listed on its main exchange to have at least one woman board member and another from an underrepresented group. 

Yoonji Han and Jack Newsham spoke to six regulations attorneys to understand how the SEC will consider Nasdaq’s proposal

Get the full rundown on what should be a hotly-debated topic throughout 2021

Click here to read the entire story.

A key chart in DoorDash’s IPO filing doesn’t ‘pass the smell test,’ and experts say the delivery giant may need to refile its S-1 to clear it up

doordash employees

A view of general atmosphere at the Doordash booth at ‘Night Market’ presented by The Los Angeles Times on May 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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As we close in on DoorDash’s upcoming IPO, Alex Morrell with some nice analysis on its S-1. In short, one chart in the startup’s filing has some experts raising concerns. Get the full rundown on what the issue is here

A startup that’s taking a SaaS approach to selling digital-banking tech just nabbed $81 million from Goldman Sachs

Adam Hughes

Adam Hughes, president of Avant.
Courtesy of Adam Hughes

If you can’t beat them, join them. Carter Johnson with a nice look at Amount, a fintech that partners with traditional banks looking to speed up their digital transformations. Read more about the $81 million Series C the startup raised. Check out the story here

See the 26-page pitch deck Kasa Living used to raise $30 million while other short-term rental startups were folding

rental property

Mike Blake/Reuters

Pitch-deck alert! Nice one from Alex Nicoll looking at Kasa Living, a short-term rental company. Check out the pitch deck it used to raise money during a very tough year for real estate. Read the deck here

Odd lots:

David Boies just outlined a leadership shuffle at his elite litigation firm after a top lawyer overseeing a big restructuring jumped ship (BI)

While OPEC+ Fights, Mexico Wins Over $2 Billion With Oil Hedge (Bloomberg)

SoftBank abandons its ‘Nasdaq whale’ bets (FT)

Erika Girardi sued for allegedly embezzling money in divorce (NY Post)

J.P. Morgan Asset Management agrees to acquire 55ip (Seeking Alpha)

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