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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Liquor not available in the US

It’s been a long day in a new city. The sun is going down, you’ve found a fantastic little bar, and all you want to do is to try the local spirit. However, you have no idea what it is. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who has stuck to the familiar while travelling. We love trying new cuisines, but we get a little bit freaked out when it comes to the strong stuff. Forewarned is forearmed, so educate yourself on the many spirits available in the world, including those you won’t easily find ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Colorado, Indonesia, France, China, US, America, Turkey, Hungary, United States, Chile, Drinking, Middle East, Poland


Roc Nation Invests In Robinhood

Jay Z lead management, publishing and entertainment company Roc Nation's investment division Arrive is taking a stake in Robinhood. Launched in 2015 by Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, Robinhood’s investment platform allows trade of U.S. stocks, ETFs, options, and soon, cryptocurrencies. Unlike many other online trading platforms, Robinhood does not charge a fee on trades but instead makes money by collecting interest on cash left in a user’s brokerage account that is not invested. Robinhoo...
Tags: Google, Music, Bitcoin, Jay, Robinhood, Devialet, Vlad Tenev, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Insite, Roc Nation, Vlad, Neil Sirni, Baiju Bhatt Robinhood, Baiju, Startups & Funding


How 2 startup founders with no product, no users and no real proof their company would work raised $3 million — then built a company worth $1.3 billion

Robinhood is a commission-free stock trading app that was recently valued at $1.3 billion. But when the company was first starting, there was very little proof the founders could pull it off. Vlad Tenev, cofounder and co-CEO of Robinhood, says his app could not get regulatory approval without having a sizeable amount of funding from venture capitalists. But most venture capitalists didn't want to give him money, because he had no product. " So there are capital requirements, which also make it ...
Tags: Drew Houston, Trends, Aol, Louisiana, Jonah Peretti, Robinhood, Marc Andreessen, Vlad Tenev, Tim Armstrong, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Shontell, Tenev, LeBron James DropBox, Baiju, Payal Kadakia NBA


The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It’s hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn’t exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during the economic recession.  But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing venture capitalists. Now the app has over two million users and it is valued at about $1.3 billion. “There were a lot of people who didn't believe in it and we had to bang down a ton of doors. We w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Drew Houston, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Google Analytics, United States, Aol, New Jersey, Nba