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This home startup lets you order custom curtains and shades - and right now it's having its first sale ever

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. If you want beautiful, high-quality curtains or shades, you've probably considered going custom - which is usually expensive. Mesken is a home startup for custom curtains and shades at a fraction of traditional prices. The easy-to-navigate site helps you make measurements and guides you through every step of the process. As part of Insider Reviews' Secret Sale, you can take 15% off your order - the b...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Home Improvement, New York City, Trends, Turkey, Bedroom, Home Office, Interior Design, Mckinsey, Istanbul Turkey, Connie Chen, Insider Picks, Product Card, Home (Reviews


Kuda, the African challenger bank, raises $55M at a $500M valuation

Kuda Bank, the London-based, Nigerian-operating startup that is taking on incumbents in the country with a mobile-first, personalised and often cheaper set of banking services built on newer, API-based infrastructure, has been on a growth tear in the last several months, and to fuel its expansion, it has now raised another round of funding. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed with Kuda, that the startup has closed, via its London entity, a Series B of $55 million — money that it plans to use t...
Tags: Startups, Europe, London, Finance, Funding, Nigeria, Africa, Peter Thiel, Brazil, Cto, Valar Ventures, Mckinsey, James Fitzgerald, Babs, Kuda, Andrew McCormack


3 Expected Shifts in the Cpg Supply Chain in a Post Pandemic World

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased digitization of various services and the shift towards home have been two of the major effects companies are experiencing globally. With most people working from home and education moving to a virtual mode, the need for food and other goods including toiletries and toilet paper increased immensely. Changing Dynamics Since COVID-19 According to data from a McKinsey study published in March 2021, consumers and firms should expect variability in...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Kpmg, Mckinsey, Right Now, Larsen, CPG, Sanjiv, COVID, Accelerated Digital Transformation, Sanjiv Gupta, OpsVeda, Heavy Engineering, Toubro Post


High-profile entrepreneurs launch $85 million fund to back Indian SaaS startups

Four high-profile Indian entrepreneurs who are among those who kickstarted India’s SaaS journey, building and helping startups scale and win customers globally and also backed about 100 such firms, are ready for their next phase of participation in the country’s startup ecosystem. The group — Girish Mathrubootham of Freshworks, Manav Garg of Eka Corporation, Shubham Gupta, formerly with investment firm Matrix, and Avinash Raghava, formerly with Nasscom, iSPIRT and SaaSBOOMi — said on Wednesday i...
Tags: TC, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Practo, Mckinsey, Chennai, Kunal Shah, NASSCOM, Garg, Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks, iSpirt


The ROI of DE&I

For years, companies have been publicly espousing the value of diversity, and many have made significant strides in enhancing the makeup of their workforce. While increasing racial diversity in many companies was a necessary first step, the reality is that the first step was the only step for many organizations. Diversity extends beyond simply races, but also includes many other metrics of representation across all spectrums of humanity. In the wake of the violence perpetrated against the Black ...
Tags: Corporate America, Diversity, Pr, Mckinsey, Orlando Fla, Dell EMC, Gen Xers, Diversity and Inclusion, Environmental Social and Governance ESG, Travel Leisure Co, Steven Goldsmith, Yogita Inamdar


Craig Cuffie of Salesforce: A Year Later Empathy Continues to Turn Action into a Movement

Almost a year ago I had an opportunity to talk with Craig Cuffie, EVP and Chief Procurement Officer for Salesforce.  It was just a few months after George Floyd was murdered, and about 4 months into the pandemic-induced shutdown.  It was a heavy time.  It still is a heavy time.  Which is why I was so glad to speak with Craig again to see hear how the plans Salesforce had begun in response to the social unrest inspired by the George Floyd situation. Below is an edited transcript of a portio...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, United States, Salesforce, Craig, Black, Mckinsey, Tulsa, Black America, Robin Washington, Brent Leary, Salesforce Foundation, Juneteenth, Executive Leadership Council, Ebony Beckwith, George Floyd


Building Ecosystems Through the Power of Partnership

Today’s enterprise is coming out of an infamous year.  It is one  characterized by resilience and optimism in the shadow of an unprecedented worldwide pandemic.  Survival, however, has been possible, in large part, due to government support and the creative use of technologies and interoperability within ecosystems. An ecosystem, in the context of business organizations, refers to a network of many functional areas: supply, distribution, users, accounting, human resources and others.  Managed se...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, Sales & Marketing, Mckinsey, Right Now, DSI, Huntsville Alabama, Jim Davis, DCAA, Davis Strategic Innovations Inc DSI, Michael Tinsely, NeoSystems


Maersk Broker teams with McKinsey on shipping decarbonization strategies

In Denmark, Maersk Broker Advisory Services and McKinsey & Company have joined forces to assist shipowners and operators in defining their decarbonization roadmap and strategy. Based on market research from Maersk Broker Advisory Services and an AI-based solution from McKinsey’s QuantumBlack, which leverages technological and economic modelling of ship efficiency levers and alternative fuels, the collaboration aims to guide the industry to take future investment decisions on a well-informed basi...
Tags: Denmark, Mckinsey, McKinsey Company, Fuels, Maersk Broker, Denmark Maersk Broker Advisory Services, Maersk Broker Advisory Services, Maersk Broker K S


Are 5G-connected cars the future of driving?

The market for connected cars is predicted to be worth over $215 billion by 2027. With the demand for greater connectivity set to soar, 5G-enabled connected cars will become the new norm. What we expect of a vehicle is fundamentally changing from a tool used to merely move us from A to B, to an integrated, fully-connected hub.Connected cars have clear benefits, being potentially safer and less harmful for the environment. They also present the car industry with an opportunity to innovate and cre...
Tags: Technology, Internet, China, Cars, Data, Innovation, Un, Product Design, Mckinsey


Cryptocurrencies are taking the developing world by storm, with more users now in Nigeria than in the US - 2 experts lay out how bitcoin is changing emerging-market finance

Globe Robert Alexander Insider spoke to James Butterfill from CoinShares and Marius Reitz from Luno in Africa about bitcoin in the developing world. El Salvador recently made bitcoin legal tender and other governments may follow suit. Cryptocurrencies can bring finance to the "unbanked" and help counter volatile domestic currencies, the two experts said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Cryptocurrencies have made it into the mainstream this year, wi...
Tags: Europe, Nigeria, Africa, US, Trends, Turkey, United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, World Bank, Venezuela, El Salvador, Young, Latin America, Botswana, Mckinsey


Taste intelligence startup Halla closes $4.5M Series A1 to predict which grocery items shoppers will buy

Halla wants to answer the question of how people decide what to eat, and now has $4.5 million in fresh Series A1 capital from Food Retail Ventures to do it. Headquartered in New York, Halla was founded in 2016 by Gabriel Nipote, Henry Michaelson and Spencer Price to develop “taste intelligence,” using human behavior to steer shoppers to food items they want while also discovering new ones as they shop online. This all results in bigger basket orders for stores. Today’s funding announcement bring...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, SaaS, Cto, Mckinsey, McCann, James McCann, Halla, Recent Funding


10 things in tech: Bezos' flight list - New emojis - Netflix video games

Dutch teen Oliver Daemen will fly to space alongside Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Isaiah J. Downing/Reuters Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. A Dutch teenager will go to space with Jeff Bezos after his dad paid millions for his ticket. 18-year-old Oliver Daemen will replace the anonymous auction winner - and he'll also be the youngest person to travel to space. So, who is Daemen, and how did he snag a seat...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Audi, Faa, Oracle, Garrett Camp, Mckinsey, Bezos, Zuck


YC-backed Deskimo, an on-demand coworking space app, launches in Singapore and Hong Kong

Arcc, a coworking space in Singapore available for bookings on Deskimo Part of Y Combinator’s current batch, Deskimo wants to make finding coworking spaces easier. Its on-demand booking app is currently available in Singapore and Hong Kong, with plans to enter more markets after Demo Day. Its founders are former Rocket Internet executives who say that their main competition aren’t spaces like WeWork or other hot desk booking apps. Instead, its Starbucks, since Deskimo caters to people who usu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Starbucks, Foodpanda, Yc, Mckinsey, Arcc, Cohen, Coworking, Mischer


Build a digital ops toolbox to streamline business processes with hyperautomation

Boopathy Rajendran Contributor Share on Twitter Boopathy Rajendran is the senior vice president and heads global delivery and services at Vuram, a hyperautomation services company specializing in low-code enterprise automation. Reliance on a single technology as a lifeline is a futile battle now. When simple automation no longer does the trick, delivering end-to-end automation needs a combination of complementary technologies ...
Tags: TC, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Development, Data Mining, Reliance, Mckinsey, KPI, Minimum Viable Product, Business Software, Business Process Management, Robotic Process Automation, Process Mining


McDonald's franchises are offering emergency childcare as a draw for fast-food workers

A cashier working behind the counter at McDonalds in Fort Pierce. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images McDonald's owners are extending employee benefits to include emergency childcare and tuition. It follows a poll of current employees' compensation preferences, according to the Wall Street Journal. A lack of affordable childcare is a barrier for many American workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's franchise owners are set t...
Tags: Washington, US, Careers, Trends, Employee Benefits, Retail, Mcdonald's, Mcdonalds, Wall Street Journal, Mckinsey, McDonald, Stephen Jones, Labor Shortage, Getty Images McDonald, Wall Street Journal Insider, Wall Street Journal Additional


Scrap the front desk – Can hotels operate without a physical front desk? | By Binu Mathews

The front desk: the emblem of hospitality. For years and years, we have been walking into a hotel to greet smiling faces behind the familiar desk. However, as technology evolves and continues to transform the hospitality industry, does the front desk continue to be a symbol of care and luxury, or is it transforming into a beacon of tedious outdated processes? Many industries have already scrapped their version of ‘front-desks’ in favour of more modern and tech-based approaches. The airlin...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Japan, Forbes, Mckinsey, Henn na Hotel, Binu Mathews, Opinion Research Corporation ORC


A new McKinsey study shows that inclusion isn't just compatible with economic growth - it's absolutely necessary

McKinsey's new report unveils the high price of economic discrimination against minorities and women in the US. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, they spoke with JP Julien, head of McKinsey & Company's Institute for Black Economic Mobility. Julien says eliminating racial wealth disparities and unlocking women's economic potential...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Mckinsey, Julien, Nick Hanauer, Paul Constant, Civic Ventures, David Goldstein, Pitchfork Economics, JP Julien, Hours Getty Images Paul Constant


McKinsey on Technology Trends

McKinsey, which is best known as a strategy consulting firm serving CEOs and seniors executives at large corporations, recently released its top trends in tech list. They say the list was developed using a "unique methodology" that identifies the trends "most relevant to competitive advantage and technology investments."  The list is below (click to enlarge). Despite McKinsey's unique methodology, the list looks pretty similar to other technology trends list to us.  But McKinsey does a nice...
Tags: Sales, Trends, Web/Tech, Mckinsey, Emergent Research, Convergent Research


Great Jones' pastel-colored cookware became a must-have for millennials. Behind the scenes, a war was brewing between the estranged best-friend founders.

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Hope you're all having a nice July 4th holiday. Here's what we're going over today:A cofounder war led every employee to quit Instagram's trendiest cookware company.Insiders say Bill Gates was an office bully whose squeaky-clean image was just an act. As employees return to the office, experts are predicting a...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Microsoft, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Bill Gates, Reddit, Graves, Les Arcs, Apollo, Gates, Jones


Amazon's new management principles are a sign of the times for corporates

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted against forming a union, but the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, under which they would have unionized, challenged the results. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Amazon has added two new leadership principles to its longstanding management code. Following public criticism, Amazon pledged to be a better employer and to ensure responsibility. The changes are a sign of corporates publicly adopting progressive values. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Strategy, Capitalism, Edelman, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, London Business School, Gibbons, Mckinsey, Bezos, Wiggins, Andy Jassy, Stephen Jones, Tech Insider


'Great Resignation' Gains Steam As Return-To-Work Plans Take Effect (slashdot)

In what's been dubbed the "Great Resignation," a whopping 95% of workers are now considering changing jobs, and 92% are even willing to switch industries to find the right position, according to a recent report by jobs site Monster.com. CNBC reports: Most say burnout and lack of growth opportunities are what is driving the shift, Monster found. "When we were in the throes of the pandemic, so many people buckled down, now what we're seeing is a sign of confidence," said Scott Blumsack, senior vic...
Tags: News, Cnbc, Mckinsey, Labor Department, BeauHD, LaSalle Network, Reitan, Scott Blumsack, Blumsack


Employees speaking out against Apple's limit on fully remote jobs is a sign the pandemic may permanently weaken employer control over workers

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A potential chasm could emerge between staff and executives if they don't listen to their employees. Apple's recent battle with staff over remote work is evidence of the battles companies could face. Hybrid working will require a more "human-centric" approach from leaders and workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Employee pushback over Apple's return to work may be indicative of a "widening chasm" th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Tim Cook, Gartner, Mckinsey, Stephen Jones, Justin Sullivan Getty, Back To Work, David Solomon Goldman Sachs, COVID-19, Alexia Cambon, Gartner Employees, Deirdre O Brien Apple UK


How retail's lack of gender diversity and representation in leadership roles is hurting profitability - in an industry where just 12% of CEOs are women

Skye Gould/Insider Getty Women, and especially women of color, are vastly underrepresented in retail executive roles. Females comprise just 12% of CEO positions, despite driving 70-80% of purchasing decisions. Experts say this is part of a "pipeline problem," which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. This article is part of a series called "The Cost of Inequity," examining the hurdles that marginalized and disenfranchised groups face across a range of sectors. When Rosali...
Tags: US, Trends, Walgreens, Mckinsey, Jcpenney, Brewer, Mason, Jill, Spelman, Spelman College, CVS Health, Ulta, US Soccer Federation, Institute for Women s Policy Research, Mary Dillon, Rosalind Brewer


'Great Resignation' Gains Steam As Return-To-Work Plans Take Effect

In what's been dubbed the "Great Resignation," a whopping 95% of workers are now considering changing jobs, and 92% are even willing to switch industries to find the right position, according to a recent report by jobs site Monster.com. CNBC reports: Most say burnout and lack of growth opportunities are what is driving the shift, Monster found. "When we were in the throes of the pandemic, so many people buckled down, now what we're seeing is a sign of confidence," said Scott Blumsack, senior vic...
Tags: Tech, Cnbc, Mckinsey, Labor Department, LaSalle Network, Reitan, Scott Blumsack, Blumsack


Fewer CEOs are serving on outside boards. That’s good (and bad)

BJ Jenkins Contributor Share on Twitter BJ Jenkins is CEO of Barracuda, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. He is a member of the boards of directors at SumoLogic and Generac Power Systems. It used to be a heavily traveled two-way street in corporate America: CEOs joined other companies’ boards to broaden their experiences, expand their influence, or simply because it felt good. Boards sought o...
Tags: Startups, Column, Board of Directors, Opinion, America, Tech, Diversity, Ceo, Corporate Governance, Gender Equality, Gender Diversity, Mckinsey, Barracuda, Korn Ferry, Equilar, Generac Power Systems


Women make up a dismal percentage of all American CEOs. That's a huge financial problem - but there's a way to fix it.

Skye Gould/Insider For far too long, women have been excluded from CEO positions because of bias, a lack of sponsorship, and other factors, CEO consultants and business professors told Insider. Uzenzen/iStock/Getty Images Of all the leaders of Fortune 500 companies, only 40 are women. Companies with women CEOs or top executives perform better, S&P Global and McKinsey research showed. There are roadblocks preventing women from reaching the C-suite, CEOs and experts said. This a...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Global, US, America, Trends, Research, Walmart, Yale, Citigroup, Jeff Weiner, Goldman Sachs, Smith, UC Berkeley, Intuit, Cornell


How VCs can get the most out of co-investing alongside LPs

William Kilmer Contributor Share on Twitter William Kilmer is managing partner with C5 Capital, a venture capital fund investing in the secure data ecosystem. He was formerly an operating partner at Mercato Growth Partners and served as CEO and chairman of PublicEngines (acquired by Motorola), and Avinti (merged with M86 Security) and served as chief marketing officer/chief strategy officer of M86 Security (acquired by Trustwave). ...
Tags: Motorola, Tech, Silicon Valley, Mckinsey, William Kilmer, Mercato Growth Partners, Avinti, PublicEngines, M86 Security


Forum Brands raises $27M as crowded Amazon roll-up space continues to heat up

The number of startups acquiring e-commerce businesses, especially those operating on Amazon, to grow and scale is increasing as more people than ever are shopping online. The latest such startup to raise capital is Forum Brands , which today announced it has raised $27 million in equity funding for its technology-driven e-commerce acquisition platform.  Norwest Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from existing backers NFX and Concrete Rose. Brenton Howl...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, Montana, Funding, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Forum, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Mckinsey, Campbell, Norwest Venture Partners


Forum Brands raises $27M Series A as crowded Amazon roll-up space continues to heat up

The number of startups acquiring e-commerce businesses, especially those operating on Amazon, to grow and scale is increasing as more people than ever are shopping online. The latest such startup to raise capital is Forum Brands , which today announced it has raised $27 million in equity funding for its technology-driven e-commerce acquisition platform.  Norwest Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from existing backers NFX and Concrete Rose. Brenton Howl...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, Montana, Funding, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Forum, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Mckinsey, Campbell, Norwest Venture Partners


10 things in tech: Great Jones mutiny, Uber competitor, Foldable Kindle

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. A judge has dismissed the United States' antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The FTC filed a lawsuit against Facebook in December, but a judge determined the FTC failed to show that Facebook had monopoly power in the social media market. Get the full story here.2. Jeff Bezos is heading to space, but he's not the only tech mogul obsessed with extr...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, China, US, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, United States, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos