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Tiger Global is betting that more schools are going to share future student earnings

Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are a way to bring flexibility to the often steep financial costs of higher education. The financial model allows a student to learn at zero upfront cost, and then pay any costs through a percentage of future income over time. While the model has caught fire from a variety of trade schools and bootcamps, it’s a hard service to offer at scale. It required underwriting a risky group of people — and that costs money. Just last week, a leader in the ISA space Lambda...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Education, Lgbt, San Francisco, Tech, Isa, Tiger Global, Edtech, Higher Ed, Blair, Sam Hodges, Lambda School, Recent Funding, Ankur Nagpal

Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment In Your Future?

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15 stunning Airbnbs along California's coast, from beachfront condos to redwood cabin retreats

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb If you're planning a trip to California, you're likely envisioning a coastal beach getaway. Much of the California coast is rugged or residential; for ample lodging choices, look to Airbnb. From boho Airstreams to sleek condos, top-rated coastal Airbnbs start from $101 to $445 per night. From the sunny lyrics of the Beach Boys to the moody seascapes of "Big Little Lies," California's...
Tags: California, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, San Diego, Harry, Airbnb, Venice, Mark Twain, Humboldt County, Monterey, Pacific, Santa Barbara, Malibu

Turkey’s Ace Games raises $7M to develop ‘hyper casual’ games

Ace Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by a former Peak Games co-founder, has raised a $7 million Seed funding round led by Actera Group. Co-investment has come from San Francisco’s NFX. Former gaming entrepreneurs Kristian Segerstrale, Alexis Bonte, and Kaan Gunay also participated. Firat Ileri is previous investors from the pre-seed round. The company runs two studios, one focused on casual and one on ‘hyper-casual’ games. Co-founded by CEO Hakan Bas, the former Co-Founder, and COO...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, US, San Francisco, Turkey, Ceo, Zynga, Griffin, Hyper, Bas, Electronic Arts, Video Gaming, Co-founder, Peak Games, Kaan Gunay

Coinbase is shutting its former San Francisco HQ as it plans for a decentralized, and remote-first, workplace

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Coinbase is closing its former San Francisco HQ in 2022, it announced Wednesday. It already downgraded the location to a normal office as part of its plan to become decentralized. The decision means career outcomes are based on capability and output rather than location, Coinbase said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cryptocurr...
Tags: Florida, California, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Markets, Ford, Crypto, Silicon Valley, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Remote Working, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Tech Insider

Caitlyn Jenner told Sean Hannity she doesn't think California needs to fund a high-speed rail: 'I can get on a plane at LAX and I'll be in San Francisco in 50 minutes'

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Image Caitlyn Jenner appeared on "The Sean Hannity Show" Wednesday night. She was there to promote her run for California governor against Gavin Newsom in a recall election. Jenner repeatedly referenced her private plane and suggested support for public transportation wasn't necessary, prompting some to call her out of t...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Wealth, Miami, Fox News, Malibu, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Lax, Governor, Anaheim

Google's Stadia division is continuing to bleed talent as more notable names depart

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco Reuters Google Stadia is continuing to lose top talent. Its head of product recently departed the company, while six other employees have hopped over to a new studio. It's more bad news for the platform, which got off to a rocky start. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Gaming, San Francisco, Trends, Sony, Ubisoft, Alphabet, Raymond, John Justice, Watch Dogs, Phil Harrison, Stadia, Tech Insider, Jade Raymond, Hugh Langley, Stadia Games Entertainment

Chime has agreed to stop using the word ‘bank’ after a California regulator pushed back

Chime can apparently call itself the “fastest-growing fintech in the U.S.,” but it has agreed to stop referring to itself as a “bank,” per a new report out of American Banker. Evidently, the eight-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation after Chime used “chimebank” in its website address, as well as used “bank” and “banking” elsewhere in its advertisements, according to the agency in a . As noted...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, Robinhood, Fintech, Cnbc, Challenger Bank, FDIC, Chime, Bancorp Bank, Chris Britt, Stride Bank, Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

The 6 best cat litter boxes in 2021, based on extensive testing

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A veterinary behaviorist and a cat behavior consultant told us what to look for in a litter box. We then tested 23 litter boxes, including disposable, hooded, top-entry, and self-cleaning boxes. Our top pick is the affordable Nature's Miracle Oval Hooded Litter Box, which can be used three ways. This article was medically reviewed by Karie Johnson, DVM, veterinarian and co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, a mobile vet service in the south suburbs of Chicago. Cats...
Tags: Reviews, Cats, Pets, San Francisco, Trends, Features, United States, Buying Guide, Animal Planet, University Of Georgia, San Francisco California, Sung, American Veterinary Medical Association, Sterilite, Elsey, Shoshi Parks

A millennial CEO still paying off his own student debt has dedicated his career to solving the student-loan crisis

Greg Poulin. Greg Poulin Greg Poulin borrowed $80,000 to complete his education after his father unexpectedly died. He was inspired to create Goodly, a startup that helps employers offer a student-loan repayment benefit. Poulin told Insider he believes this is a long-term solution to the student-debt crisis. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2011, Greg Poulin was a 22-year-old undergraduate at Dartmouth when his father unexpectedly died. He had to take out $80,000 in stud...
Tags: Congress, Oregon, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Dartmouth, Estee Lauder, Wyden, California New York, Sen Ron Wyden, Poulin, Society of Human Resources Management, Goodly, Greg Poulin, Ayelet Sheffey

Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital buys crypto start-up BitGo in industry's first billion-dollar deal

REUTERS/Rick Wilking Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital is set to acquire BitGo for $1.2 billion in cash and stock. The deal comes as the total value of the cryptocurrency market soars to $2 trillion. The merger will position Galaxy as a crypto-focused financial services firm offering storage, trading, asset management, tax services, and more for institutions. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Galaxy Digital Holdings announced Wednesday it has agr...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Wall Street Journal, Cryptocurrency, Toronto Stock Exchange, Yahoo Finance, Mike Novogratz, Novogratz, Galaxy Digital, Digital Assets, BitGo, Emily Graffeo, Rick Wilking Mike Novogratz, MI Exclusive

Insider finance: Goldman's return to office

Afton Almaraz/Getty Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:Goldman Sachs wants its US staffers back in the office by June 14. We've got the details. Wall Street is sending out offer letters to investment-banking interns for 2022 with details on start dates and pay.Family offices are increasingly diving into crypto thanks to millennial heirs taking the reins. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up ...
Tags: Finance, Wall Street, US, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Cftc, Citigroup, Manhattan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Goldman, ESG, WSJ, Citi, Reuters

Capitol quiet on eviction moratorium extension as renters seek more time

With two months to go before a statewide eviction moratorium expired in January, lawmakers, lobbyists and the governor’s staff were already deep into negotiations on an extension. They reached it just days before the deadline, providing six more months of a ban on eviction. Now, with two months left before that extension itself expires on June 30, there is no proposed legislation on giving renters more time before the moratorium ends, and lawmakers expressed uncertainty that there would be. “It ...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Preston, Rent, Caa, Oakland, California Apartment Association, Carlton, Gavin Newsom

Revel’s Frank Reig shares how he built his business and what he’s planning

It’s only been three years since they hit the streets and Revel’s blue electric mopeds have already become a common sight in New York, San Francisco and a growing number of U.S. cities. However, Revel founder and CEO Frank Reig has set his sights far beyond building a shared moped service. In fact, since the beginning of 2021, Revel has launched an , an EV charging station venture and driven by a fleet of 50 Teslas. So we caught up with Reig to talk about what he learned from building the co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, New York, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Hyundai, Latin America, Revel, Europe Asia

A Silicon Valley realtor says the exodus from the region is overhyped - but that it's easier than usual to buy a house near tech campuses like Google

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Silicon Valley exodus has been overhyped throughout the last year, realtor Mary Pope-Handy says. Instead, it's been a local migration to more affordable areas with more space and better weather. But it is slightly easier than usual to buy a house near tech campuses like Google, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Throughout the last year, we've been hearing of tech's elite leaving Silicon Valley in droves for southern lo...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, Usps, Miami, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Salesforce, Sonoma, East Bay, Bay Area, Northern California, United States Postal Service, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Clara County

American Families Plan: What’s In It, And How Could It Put Money In Your Pocket?

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Tags: Business, News, America, San Francisco, Joe Biden, United States, Cbs, Biden, Black, EITC, Child Tax Credit, Norm Elrod, American Rescue Plan, American Families Plan, Dependent Care Tax Credit CDCTC, Rescue Plan

How to break into Silicon Valley as an outsider

Nathan Beckord Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Beckord is CEO of, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor The lightning-fast Series A (that was 3 years in the making) Founders seeking their first check need a ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Networking, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Holland, Silicon Valley, States, Index Ventures, Bay Area, Barr Allen, Domm Holland, Allison Barr Allen, Nathan Beckord, Foundersuite

Bill Gates added a $43 million beachfront home to his sprawling real estate portfolio last year. Here's a closer look at his empire, which also includes a $130 million Washington mansion and horse ranches in Florida.

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Bill Gates has amassed a multimillion-dollar property empire. His portfolio includes Florida horse ranches, a Washington mansion, and a San Diego beach house. Now, that property may be divided in his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has amassed a property empire over the years. From his $130 million Washington mansion nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0," to Florida horse ranches,...
Tags: Florida, Microsoft, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features, Wyoming, House, Billionaires, Bill Gates

Here's the 21-page pitch deck a Citi-backed fintech for freelancers used to raise $155 million from investors like hedge fund Tiger Global

HoneyBook cofounders Dror Shimoni, Oz Alon, and Naama Alon. HoneyBook HoneyBook, a fintech platform for freelancers, raised $155 million in funding and became a unicorn. Tiger Global and Durable Capital Partners participated after backing fintech startup Brex last week. The San Francisco-based fintech provided Insider the pitch deck it used to raise that round. See more stories on Insider's business page. While countless small businesses have been harmed by the pandemic, self-employm...
Tags: Facebook, US, San Francisco, Trends, Citi, Zeev, Naama, Alon, Norwest Venture, Zeev Ventures, Oren Zeev, Naama Alon, Durable Capital Partners, Dror Shimoni Oz Alon, Naama Alon HoneyBook HoneyBook, Tiger Global Battery Ventures Zeev Ventures

Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?

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Persona lands $50M for identity verification after seeing 10x YoY revenue growth

The identity verification space has been heating up for a while and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated demand with more people transacting online. Persona , a startup focused on creating a personalized identity verification experience “for any use case,” aims to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded space. And investors are banking on the San Francisco-based company’s ability to help businesses customize the identity verification process — and beyond — via its no-code platf...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Song, Driver, Persona, Index Ventures

A Record 1 In 4 Single-Family Homes for Sale In the First Quarter Were New Construction

New construction is taking up a bigger piece of the pie as low mortgage rates and surging homebuyer demand make homebuilding more attractive during the coronavirus pandemic Seattle, WA – April 30, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — More than a quarter (25.7%) of single-family homes for sale in America during the first quarter were new-construction homes, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s up from 20.4% a year earlier an...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, California, Fresno, America, San Francisco, Radio, West, Canada, San Diego, Camden, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Newark

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda French Gates, are getting a divorce. Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has a fortune worth $130.5 billion. Gates indulges in a few luxuries, but he mainly spends through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage.The couple announced the news in a statement...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, New York City, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features

Bitcoin house in San Francisco to auction 75-year NFT leases

San Francisco-based startup co-living space 20Mission will launch the first-ever auction of spaces as non-fungible tokens starting on May 5th, the company announced on Thursday.
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Radio, Bitcoin, Luxury, Auction, Rentals, Digital Currencies, NFT, Select, News Brief, NFTS, Co-living, Property Portfolio, Theme Months, Second Homes and Investment Properties

Twitter will reportedly launch an ad campaign to help local journalists and news outlets gain more followers on the platform

Twitter's San Francisco headquarters. Jeff Chiu/AP Photos Twitter announced an ad campaign in support of local journalists and their work. According to , Twitter will take out 28 full-page ads in newspapers across the US. The ads will point people to Twitter Lists of local reporters created the newspapers and Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will take out advertisements in 28 local newspapers across the US to encourage readers to support local journali...
Tags: Google, Twitter, US, San Francisco, Trends, Brazil, Usa Today, Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald, Patel, Kansas City Star, McClatchy, Columbia Journalism Review, Cincinnati Enquirer, Twitter Lists, India Thailand

How did Atlanta become a top breeding ground for billion-dollar startups in the Southeast?

Over the past five years, the Southeastern region, led by Atlanta, has gone from being “one of the best kept secrets” in tech, to a vibrant ecosystem teeming with a herd of the billion dollar tech businesses that are referred to in the investment world as “unicorns” (thanks to their supposed rarity). In those five years venture capital investments surged to $2.1 billion in the region, with $1 billion invested in the last year alone, according to Lisa Calhoun, a partner with the Atlanta based inv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, New York, California, Virginia, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I flew on America's newest airline, Avelo, for $19 and the friendly service more than made up for the complete lack of frills

Flying on the first flight of Avelo Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider Avelo Airlines began flying on April 28 with an inaugural flight from Burbank to Santa Rosa in California. The ultra-low-cost airline is launching 11 routes from Burbank to kick off operations. The one-hour flight was enjoyable due to Avelo's friendly atmosphere but lacked in amenities. See more stories on Insider's business page. America has a brand new airline. Flying on the first flight of Avelo A...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Colorado, California, Oregon, Planes, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying, Alaska

Tech jobs, sun, and no income tax: experts explain why Florida is poised to keep growing even after the pandemic

Florida's population grew by 2.7 million over the last decade. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images Florida's population grew by 14.6% in the last decade - and the pandemic has accelerated this. The state famously has no personal-income tax, and its banking and finance industries are booming. But the rise in remote working, its lack of lockdown, and attractive house prices are also drawing people in. See more stories on Insider's business page. More and more workers are moving to Florida...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Real Estate, UK, New York, London, Taxes, India, US, San Francisco, Trends, Economy, Migration, Ford, Connecticut, New Jersey

Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandated? Debate takes center stage, as hospitals, colleges and businesses start requiring the shot.

lechatnoir/Getty Images A new phase of the US immunization campaign has begun, with supply now expected to exceed demand. Public-health experts are debating whether vaccine mandates for some groups would help or hurt. Some organizations, like a major Houston health system, are requiring the shot for their employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US vaccination campaign is entering a new phase, marked by excess supply of shots. And public-health experts, bioethicists...
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Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?

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