Business of Fintech
‘Mom, send money for fintech’: Other Venmo signs you might see this weekend on College Gameday
- A student put up a sign requesting beer money with his Venmo account number, and over 2 thousand users sent him cash.
- We have exclusive photos of signs with funding requests fintech companies are making for this weeks College Gameday.
College Gameday is one of ESPN's most popular shows. The hit show takes place at a different college campus every week, choosing the location based on the most interesting match up. In typical I want to become a TV star fashion, co-eds flock to the set with creative signs and outfits, hoping to get their 15 minutes of fame. On last week's show, a student put up a sign with his Venmo account number, imploring his mother for beer money. The sign went viral, and over two thousand users sent him cash for beer. Fintech companies love copying just about anything, and we've heard from our inside sources that large and small finance companies are opening up Venmo accounts, looking to piggyback on the finance a stranger for stuff because why the hell not trend. Below are exclusive photos of prospective fundraisers on their way to Louisville to take part in this weeks College Football GameDay festivities. Digital Bank This clever entrepreneur is trying to grow his digital bank. Hiring sales rockstars and making a few bucks in the process is an innovative way to recruit both talent and finances. Maybe I<3AmericanBanking will one day grow into a financial powerhouse, and we'll see the founder fulfill his dream and walk away with a nice payout after juicing his stats. Crowdfunding Why waste your time with Shark Tank when you can invest directly into startups shown on TV with this crowdfunding platform? I'm sure they do sufficient due diligence and educate their investors like all other crowdfunding platforms...right? Marijuana Banking Fear not marijuana purchasers in Colorado, there's another app for you! Companies have utilized the bitcoin isn't money and doesn't really exist loophole to provide payment opportunities for dispensaries, but this clever startup somehow exchanges cash to BTC through Venmo. Who cares how it works anyways after you're knee deep in some Purple Urkle or Skywalker OG! DAO 2.0 Ah, another brave soul trying to start a DAO. In the wake (bad word usage?) of the DAO's death, investors now have a bunch of newly-dispersed Ether burning a hole in their digital pockets. This entrepreneur is looking to capitalize on timing. Hopefully this one won't end with hard forks and the financial equivalent of a do over. Lending Club? Oh how the mighty have fallen...