TechCrunch’s Mascarenhas on covering fintech
TechCrunch’s Mary Ann Azevedo spoke with TechCrunch senior reporter Natasha Mascarenhas about her job covering fintech.
Here is an excerpt:
What drew you to the beat, and what do you plan to focus on?
Money is so emotional, and I love covering all the tensions that exist when people make more, talk louder and decide to share it. I especially plan to focus on the promise of democratization of capital, multiplayer fintech and wealth creation.
I have always struggled to underscore what draws me to stories, because it feels so disparate. But, after talking to my former colleague and forever friend Danny Crichton, I realized that there’s such a thing as a horizontal beat — aka covering multiple verticals that share a common thread. For me, my favorite stories focus on what Lightspeed’s Mercedes Bent so aptly says is the “economic empowerment of individuals.”
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