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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


12 wildly successful companies started by people in their 20s

It's never too young to act on a great idea, and these successful entrepreneurs prove just that. Steve Jobs was only 21 when he started Apple out of his parents' garage, and Tyler Haney was 25 when she launched clothing company Outdoor Voices. David Karp, who founded Tumblr in his early 20s, faked a deep voice during important phone calls to get adults to take him seriously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether they dropped out of college, spent hours holed up in their ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Florida, Maryland, Steve Jobs, Ebay, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Vogue, EK, Richard Branson, Tumblr, Vox, Gq


Nigeria’s Rensource raises $20M to power African markets by solar

Nigerian startup Rensource Energy has raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by CRE Venture Capital and the Omidyar network. The renewable energy company builds and operates solar powered micro-utilities that provide electricity to commercial community structures, such as open-air trading bazaars. Launched in 2016, the startup has shifted its operating strategy. “We’ve pivoted away from a residential focus…and we’re building much larger systems to become essentially the utility for these lar...
Tags: Energy, TC, Europe, Texas, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Renewable Energy, Ceo, ERP, World, United States, Connecticut, West Africa, Electricity


95% of adults and 75% of children have Aadhaar: Report

Dalberg, a leading social impact advisory group released the State of Aadhaar: A People’s Perspective report (the study has been funded by Omidyar network), showing insights that can help drive a data-driven discourse on Aadhaar. Key highlights of the Aadhaar report:   Aadhaar is becoming ubiquitous in India. 95% of adults and 75% of children have Aadhaar. A notable minority still does not have Aadhaar. An estimated 28 million adults do not have Aadhaar, mostly in Assam and Meghalaya where enr...
Tags: Business, Supreme Court, India, Assam, PDS, Meghalaya, Omidyar, Aadhaar, Digitalindia, Dalberg, ID Despite the Supreme Court


Startup Ideas that Began Small and Got Big

Entrepreneurs are pioneers that look to create solutions to address the needs of their customers. Launching your own startup business requires a leap of faith and might be long and risky. Those who have found their niche, focused on innovation, planned for their growth, collaborated and had a little bit of luck have succeeded. However, many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by the belief they have to start from scratch. They ponder on what they could do that no one has ever done before. In other wo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, US, Sales, Startup, Nike, Intel, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Pennsylvania, Sergey Brin, Dell


Hawaii could become sanctuary state, corruption charges rampant in Honolulu, state cuts Canada and Europe tourism budgets, Maui corporation counsel on leave following arrest, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Moana Park ©2019 All Hawaii News Organizers of Ala Moana park forum call for more transparency. Officials with Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration have agreed to attend a meeting tonight hosted by groups that have raised concerns about planned improvements at popular Ala Moana Regional Park. Star-Advertiser.Here’s your chance to sound off on the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. Several community groups are teaming up to discuss the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. On Monday, a public m...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Ge, Canada, Hawaii, House, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wong, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Garden Island


Omidyar Network spins out its fintech investment arm as Flourish, with up to $300 million

After 12 years spent investing in impact-oriented financial services startups around the globe, the Omidyar Network, which serves as the family investment office for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, is spinning off its financial inclusion investment arm as Flourish Ventures. Equipped with up to $300 million in capital for operations and investments, the new Flourish will continue to invest around the Network’s core mission of backing companies with a dual focus of making a social impact and achie...
Tags: TC, Money, Ebay, Finance, Africa, Entrepreneur, Tech, Economy, United States, Venture Capital, Impact Investing, Microfinance, Financial Services, Costa, Advisors, Omidyar Network


Jack Dorsey and Twitter ignored opportunity to meet with civic group on Myanmar issues

Responding to criticism from his recent trip to Myanmar, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he’s keen to learn about the country’s racial tension and human rights atrocities, but it has emerged that both he and Twitter’s public policy team ignored an opportunity to connect with a key civic group in the country. A loose group of six companies in Myanmar has engaged with Facebook in a bid to help improve the situation around usage of its services in the country — often with frustrating results — a...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Southeast Asia, Social Media, Tech, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Petersen, TechCrunch Twitter, Omidyar, Civic


The Ken raises Series A funding of $1.5 million

Subscription-based news website The Ken has raised $1.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Omidyar Network. The round was also included a mix of existing and new investors, although it did not mention the investors, apart from Sid Yog, the founder and Managing Partner of The Xander Group... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Funding, Subscription, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Ken, Omidyar, Paywall, The Ken, Sid Yog, Subcription-based News


Cathay Innovation taps Lazarow as director in San Francisco office

Cathay Innovation has appointed Alexandre Lazarow as a director in its San Francisco office. Previously, Lazarow was a principal at Omidyar Network. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cathay Innovation announced today that Alexandre Lazarow has joined as Director in the San Francisco office. Alex will add his expertise to support Cathay’s mission to build and scale startups across the world. “Cathay Innovation is a unique investment firm with an international outlook, an ec...
Tags: Europe, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Alex, Omidyar Network, North America Europe, Omidyar, Cathay, North America China, Cathay Innovation, Cathay Innovation Cathay Innovation


On Technology: Want to Understand What Ails the Modern Internet? Look at eBay

The internet’s first megaplatform was more than just an auction site — it was the blueprint for everything that followed.
Tags: News, Ebay, Social Media, E-commerce, Musk, Elon, Facebook Inc, Omidyar, Thiel, EBay Inc, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Peter A, Pierre M


Why Tech Companies Are Moving to Las Vegas & claiming it’s the Next Silicon Valley

Every month another tech firm declares plans to construct their presence in Las Vegas to churn out the future of technology. Las Vegas, recognized mostly for gambling and tourism turns out to have an exclusive set of features like a low price of running your business, huge inducements, a capability to move rapidly, and plenty of clean energy possessions that make it striking to companies developing innovative energy technologies. Zappos’s Put Las Vegas on the Tech Radar Zappos chief executive ...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Business, Maryland, Ebay, Sales, General Motors, Gm, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Starbucks, Las Vegas, Mansion, Zappos, Seattle


Salesforce Ventures collects $50 mln for fund

Salesforce Ventures has raised $50 million for its newest fund. The Salesforce Impact Fund will focus on companies using Salesforce technology. So far, the fund has invested in companies that include Angaza, Ellevest, Hustle and ViridisLearning. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the global leader in CRM, today announced the Salesforce Impact Fund from Salesforce Ventures, the company’s corporate investment group. The new $50 million fund will accele...
Tags: Trends, Funds, Salesforce, CRM, Salesforce Ventures, Omidyar, Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest, Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success Platform, John Somorjai, Angaza Ellevest Hustle, Salesforce Impact Fund Salesforce Ventures, Corporate Development and Salesforce Ventures, Suzanne DiBianca, Matt Bannick, Salesforce Platform Salesforce


Military feeds Hawaii economy, Army identifies crew lost in Black Hawk crash, PETA asks Omidyar to cease Kauai dairy plans, Honolulu rail special session nears, mumps hits Big Island school, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pearl Harbor aerial view © 2017 All Hawaii News Military Buildup Is A Boost For Pearl Harbor Shipyard. Amid rising tensions in Asia, hundreds of workers are being hired and aging dry dock facilities are being replaced. Civil Beat.Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc. on Monday was awarded a contract of more than $60.6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for the construction of two facilities at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. Pacific Business News.Cultural access to...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Navy, Ebay, Hawaii, Tennessee, New York Times, Army, Victoria, Peta, Pearl Harbor, Lanai, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui


Hawaii growth slows, Hanabusa mulls gubernatorial bid, lab bottleneck closes marijuana dispensaries, battle over Kawananakoa's $200M estate, monk seal moved from Waikiki, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Undersea cable, Hawaiian Telcom Testing for the $250 million Southeast Asia–United States undersea fiber cable system is complete, according to Hawaiian Telcom, one of seven investors in the 9,300-mile long cable connecting Indonesia to California, via Hawaii. Pacific Business News.The state’s top economists are a little less bullish on Hawaii’s economy. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism cut its growth forecast for Hawaii this year by a half-percentage point and...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, California, Ebay, Senate, Virginia, New York City, Nasa, United States, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Noaa, Marco Polo, Bronx, Pacific Ocean


EBay’s Founder Has a New Idea: Build a Dairy in Hawaii

Kauai residents who object are teaming up with owners of resorts that line the island’s famous beaches to try to block the dairy.
Tags: News, Ebay, Hawaii, Water Pollution, Dairy Products, Kauai, Omidyar, Agriculture and Farming, Pierre M, Kauai (Hawaii


EBay's founder just invested $500,000 in an experiment giving away free money

Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment arm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has invested $493,000 into an experiment giving people in Kenya free money. The experiment, put on by the charity GiveDirectly, tests an up-and-coming solution to poverty known as basic income. People under basic income receive a set amount of money on a regular basis to cover expenses like rent, food, and clothing. GiveDirectly is running a small pilot in just a few Kenyan villages at present, but o...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Kenya, Omidyar Network, Tracy Williams, Omidyar, Pierre Omidyar, Mike Kubzansky


EBay's founder just invested $500,000 into an experiment giving away free money

Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment arm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has invested $493,000 into an experiment giving people in Kenya free money. The experiment, put on by the charity GiveDirectly, tests an up-and-coming solution to poverty known as basic income. People under basic income receive a set amount of money on a regular basis to cover expenses like rent, food, and clothing. GiveDirectly is running a small pilot in just a few Kenyan villages at present, but o...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Kenya, Omidyar Network, Tracy Williams, Omidyar, Pierre Omidyar, Mike Kubzansky


The Debunker: Was eBay Founded as a Way to Trade Pez Dispensers?

January 1, 2017 isn't just New Year's Day… it's also the Internet's 34rd birthday. On January 1, 1983, all the computer systems on the ARPANET, created by the Department of Defense in 1969, were required to switch over to the TCP/IP network protocol that it still uses today, giving birth to the Internet as we know it. But how well do we know it? Onetime computer programmer (and Jeopardy! computer victim) Ken Jennings is here to do a complete systems update on all the Digital Age spam in your m...
Tags: Google, Deals, Youtube, Ebay, Department Of Defense, Computers, Experts, Times, January, Wall Street Journal, Cohen, TCP, Trivia, James Gleick, Wesley, Omidyar


Tech billionaires donate $20m to fund set up to protect society from AI

LinkedIn and eBay founders Reid Hoffman and Pierre Omidyar donate $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence FundThe founders of LinkedIn and eBay are donating a combined $20m (£16.4m) to fund academic research aimed at ensuring the safety of artificial intelligences.LinkedIn’s founder Reid Hoffman and the Omidyar network, the philanthropic nonprofit set up by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, are donating $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, ...
Tags: Technology, Ebay, Linkedin, Robots, Computing, Reid Hoffman, Consciousness, Omidyar, Pierre Omidyar


Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise

Gawker.com, the pioneering and controversial media blog, officially died yesterday. It was killed by billionaire Peter Thiel in his successful quest to bankrupt Gawker Media Group through a series of lawsuits he funded – most notably wrestler Hulk Hogan, who sued over the publication of a portion of his sex tape four years ago. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Journalism, Peter Thiel, Press freedom, Gawker, Freedom Of The Press, Trump, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Denton, Hogan, Hulk Hogan, Omidyar, Thiel, Bollea


Poster for the inevitable Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel vs Nick Denton and Pierre Omidyar movie

Billionaire Pierre Omidyar "steps into the ring" in the long-running legal fight over privacy and journalistic freedom, fought lately between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media. The intervention, on Gawker's side--Omidyar is himself a media man, now--came after it turned out billionaire Peter Thiel was secretly funding Hulk's suit. Alternative subtitle: "No matter who wins, we news." Cast it in the comments. I'm thinking Kenneth Branagh as Denton, Michael C. Hall as Thiel, Christopher Lambert as Om...
Tags: Post, Peter Thiel, Lawsuits, Kenneth Branagh, Gawker, Hulk, Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan, Omidyar, Pierre Omidyar, Terry Bollea


Gawker privacy lawsuit evolves into battle of tech billionaires

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media outlets to file legal briefs in support of Gawker, First Look said in a statement on Friday. First Look said its goal was to protect constitutional rights.
Tags: News, Gawker, First Look Media, Gawker Media, Hulk Hogan, Omidyar, Sarah McBride, Pierre Omidyar


Finally, a Silicon Valley billionaire is standing up to Peter Thiel in the Gawker case

Silicon Valley billionaire and eBay cofounder Pierre Omidyar is lining up support for Gawker's appeal to overturn the $140 million judgment in the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, reports the New York Post. While the report doesn't say if Omidyar is providing financial support to Gawker, First Look Media is filing a "friend of the court" brief and is trying to rally other media organizations around Gawker's cause — turning any appeal into a free-speech issue. This news comes just days after fellow Silicon Va...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Snowden, Ebay, Trends, Paypal, Glenn Greenwald, Peter Thiel, Guardian, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Gawker, First Look Media, Nick Denton, Trump


App-only bank Tandem just smashed its crowdfunding target — here's what investors are excited about

Startup bank Tandem on Thursday smashed through its £1 million crowdfunding target in around 15 minutes. We thought it would be a good opportunity to run this interview with cofounder Ricky Knox, first published last month when the crowdfunding campaign was announced. He talks about what Tandem is trying to build, why it's crowdfunding, and his relationship with the other startup banks on the scene. Enjoy. App-only startup bank Tandem is following in the footsteps of fellow digital challenger b...
Tags: UK, Ebay, Trends, Hsbc, Knox, Mondo, Bbva, Tom, Omidyar, Pierre Omidyar, Tandem, Ricky Knox, Bank of England We, ING Benoit Legrand


App-only bank Tandem is worth £65 million — and it hasn't even launched yet

Startup app-only bank Tandem is going public with its finances ahead of a crowdfunding campaign later this month, revealing it has raised £22 million at a £65 million valuation. London-headquartered Tandem, which has no branches and will operate simply through an app, raised the cash from investors including eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's Omidyar Network. While it had been known that Omidyar was an investor, the exact amount Tandem has raised and its valuation have not been public up until now. T...
Tags: UK, Isis, London, Ebay, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Knox, States, Andreessen Horowitz, Atom, Mondo, Bbva, Omidyar Network, Mark, Don


'Our aim is to make your better off': App-only Tandem is doing a £1 million crowdfunding campaign

App-only startup bank Tandem is following in the footsteps of fellow digital challenger bank Mondo and launching a crowdfunding campaign. Tandem is aiming to raise £1 million ($1.4 million) in a campaign that goes live in mid-May. The startup has already raised "tens of millions", according to founder Ricky Knox, from investors including eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Tandem, which has a banking licence but has yet to launch any products, has already given away 5,000 free single shares to so-calle...
Tags: UK, Ebay, Trends, Hsbc, Broadway, Knox, Hamilton, Mondo, Bbva, Tom, Omidyar, Tandem, Ricky Knox, Pierre Omidyar Tandem, Bank of England We, ING Benoit Legrand


'Our aim is to make your better off': App-only bank Tandem is doing a £1 million crowdfunding campaign

App-only startup bank Tandem is following in the footsteps of fellow digital challenger bank Mondo and launching a crowdfunding campaign. Tandem is aiming to raise £1 million ($1.4 million) in a campaign that goes live in mid-May. The startup has already raised "tens of millions", according to founder Ricky Knox, from investors including eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Tandem, which has a banking licence but has yet to launch any products, has already given away 5,000 free single shares to so-calle...
Tags: UK, Ebay, Trends, Hsbc, Knox, Mondo, Bbva, Tom, Omidyar, Tandem, Ricky Knox, Pierre Omidyar Tandem, Bank of England We, ING Benoit Legrand


Everything For Everyone: Impact Investing Is The Present

Investment can usually sound like a dry topic, at least to laypeople like this writer, who has no formal background in economics. The operative word here is "formal" -- as someone who had graduated college right into the Great Recession, economics has not been hard to come by. Neither is the world of socially-responsible business, which still forms a small sliver of the larger corporate world, focused for the most part on the Bottom Line. The truth is that there are three bottom lines, as the B ...
Tags: Mexico, US, America, UPS, United States, Liberia, B Corporation, Kenya, Huffington Post, Omidyar Network, New America, Pershing Square, Steffen, Luckett, Omidyar, Faye


Hawaii GOP gears up for caucuses in wake of Trump win; Ellison, Omidyar on Forbes fortune list; mayors Caldwell, Kenoi release workaday budgets; Maui farmers oppose property tax measure; Island Air to quit Lanai trips, more news from all the Hawaiian Isla

Hanauma Bay © 2016 All Hawaii News A plan to allow the state’s biggest transportation company to shuttle hundreds of tourists a day from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay may be off the table after encountering resistance from community members concerned about protecting the iconic nature preserve in southeast Oahu With billionaire Donald Trump dominating much of the Super Tuesday voting, he has a momentum that suggests he could again carry the day when Hawaii Republicans gather Tuesday to decide wh...
Tags: Ebay, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, City Council, Donald Trump, Lanai, Big Island, Waikiki, Forbes, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Honolulu, Legislature