Economic Health

07/10/2024

Ushering in the AI Era of Scientific Breakthroughs 

At Obvious Ventures, we see generative science as the next big wave in AI innovation. Last week, I sat down with three brilliant minds to...

04/16/2024

Engineers Without Borders

Engineering shortages have long plagued the U.S. tech sector. Big tech companies point to immigration restrictions that hamper their efforts to find employees. The idea...

02/21/2024

Fintech In Focus: Defining ‘World Positive Fintech’ and our 2024 Roadmap

In 2024, we’re exploring these key areas in world positive fintech.

09/19/2023

The AI Copilot Market Map

At Obvious, we see AI is ushering in a major transformation to how we find and do our best work. We believe it has the...

03/22/2023

Embedded Finance: The Clue to Inclusion

60 million Americans and 35% of small businesses don’t have access to traditional banking services. Embedded finance is, at its essence, the offering of financial...

01/24/2023

Say Hola to Howdy

How Howdy Corrals Top LATAM Talent

01/06/2023

10 Fintech Predictions for 2023

If 2021 was the golden year for fintech fundraising, with $130 billion invested in financial services startups, 2022 was the year of the major pullback....

11/14/2022

Always Look On the Brightside

Jessica was walking into work one morning at a large distribution center in rural Illinois when something caught her eye. It was an advertisement for...

10/17/2022

Building the SMB Central Nervous System

Verticalized tech for SMBs, a once untenable VC category, is about to have its moment

07/05/2022

Fixing the Fickle Finances of Healthcare

How entrepreneurs are helping consumers get better-priced, higher-quality care—with more opportunities ahead

05/31/2022

The Surprising, Hidden Impact of Insurance

Corvus CEO Phil Edmundson is building a safer world at the intersection of insurance and technology

01/19/2022

22 Fintech Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Purpose-driven founders are primed to transform our financial systems. Get ready.

01/12/2022

10 Predictions: Knowledge Work in 2022

Re-moat advantages, new kids on the blockchain, and more

12/14/2021

Orchestration Software: Unlocking Superpowers for SMBs

Small business owners are primed to gain equal footing in crowded e-commerce landscapes

10/19/2021

The New New Deal

Building the economic infrastructure for a new era of self-employment

03/31/2021

Welcome To (the New) Wall Street

Today’s retail rebalancing is enabling a first-of-its-kind, broad base of long-term wealth creation. It’s about time.

01/12/2021

Why We Work

How might we design a better toolkit for professional transformation in this new world?

12/08/2020

Human-Centered Finance

Millions more Americans are in financial distress today. It’s time to rewrite the personal finance playbook, with purpose.

08/12/2020

Risk Rewards

Insurtech providers are set to play an increasingly critical role in making civil society more resilient today

05/27/2020

Designing a Better Remote Reality

With the exponential implications of remote work emerging, it’s time to move forward with meaningful intention

11/21/2019

Productivity Tools Go Vertical

Five questions for entrepreneurs to consider before diving in

06/26/2019

The Rise of Purpose-Driven Marketplaces

An inspiring purpose, curated convenience, and thoughtful personalization is their recipe for success