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Fintechs and lenders are tapping into your vacation FOMO with these 10 ways to travel now, pay later

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker, Expedia


The dream of a cashless society is a nightmare for some. Here's why cities across the US are banning cashless businesses and who's taking which side.

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cent...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker


The boom in online payments has companies like Airbnb, OkCupid, and Nordstrom looking for new ways to fight fraud. Here are 10 startups — and the VCs backing them — helping tackle everything from catfishing to money laundering.

As the way we pay becomes increasingly digital, fraudsters are targeting sites like Airbnb, Fiverr, and OkCupid. A new wave of startups has entered the scene, providing fraud prevention software to e-commerce retailers, online dating sites, lenders, and other marketplaces. Here's a look at 10 startups that provide fraud prevention for both new and incumbent players, including how much VC cash they've raised and who some of their clients are. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Fraud isn't a...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, London, Microsoft, US, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Portugal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg, Citi, Feedzai


4 startups are changing the way millennials pay for brands like Casper and Warby Parker and have attracted investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Snoop Dogg

Online shoppers have a new option when it comes time to check out: Buy now; pay later. Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, and QuadPay are offering low-cost alternatives to credit cards for shoppers that don't want to pay all at once. While Affirm charges between 0 and 30% interest, startups like Afterpay, Klarna, and QuadPay offer no-interest installment plans — so if shoppers pay installments in full and on time, there's no cost. Instead of customers bearing the cost of the financing, retailers pay th...
Tags: New York, Sweden, Australia, US, Trends, Paypal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Warby Parker, Anthropologie, POS, Global Founders Capital, Snoop Dogg, Klarna, Afterpay


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


Payments giants like PayPal and Amex are making hundreds of startup bets to transform how we shop and pay —  and it's part of a $1 billion-plus wave of VC investment

Financial services corporate venture capital (CVC) funding has been on the rise, with 2017's total $3 billion in funding tripling to more than $9 billion in 2019, according to CB Insights. Corporate VCs tend to offer more than money — they also build business relationships with their portfolio companies. So CVC hints at where incumbent players see the future of their industries. Payments companies have been busy making bets on fintech unicorns like Stripe and Plaid (which Visa plans to acquire...
Tags: Trends, Paypal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, CVC, Warby Parker, Latin America, Mastercard, Snoop Dogg, Visa, Jpmorgan, Moore, Europe Asia, Prabhu, Sanghi


Silicon Valley is betting $750 million that people don't want to buy stuff anymore. These 14 startups are bringing the sharing economy to sailboats, swimming pools, and luxury watches.

The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory of rentable items. We took a look at 15 startups and their VC backers in the share economy. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rent the Runway has sho...
Tags: Utah, Nordstrom, Florida, UK, New York, London, Australia, California, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Austin, Canada, Brooklyn


These 10 fraud-prevention startups are helping companies like Airbnb, Fiverr, and OkCupid fight everything from money laundering to catfishing — and nabbing a wave of VC cash in the process

As the way we pay becomes increasingly digital, fraudsters are targeting sites like Airbnb, Fiverr, and OkCupid. A new wave of startups has entered the scene, providing fraud prevention software to e-commerce retailers, online dating sites, lenders, and other marketplaces. Here's a look at 10 startups that provide fraud prevention for both new and incumbent players, including how much VC cash they've raised and who some of their clients are. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Fraud isn't a...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, London, Microsoft, US, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Portugal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg, Citi, Feedzai


From robotic shop assistants to AR, these 10 pieces of tech could change shopping forever

Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, including the way we shop. From facial recognition to warehouse automation, here are 10 of the biggest tech developments that could make shopping faster, easier, and more personalized.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Technology is revolutionizing how we shop, both in stores and online. And, retailers are seizing the chance to create even better shopping experiences to attract customers.  The time needed to fulfill an order...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, New York, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Ikea, Pizza Hut, Rebecca Minkoff, Sam, Warby Parker, Kfc, Sephora, Alexa


Big cities across the US have been banning cashless businesses — here's why cash has become a battleground, and who's taking which side

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cen...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker


Here's how payments giants are helping transform how we shop and pay with venture bets in startups like Klarna, Better.com, and InstaCart

Financial services corporate venture capital (CVC) funding has been on the rise, with 2017's total $3 billion in funding tripling to more than $9 billion in 2019, according to CB Insights. Corporate VCs tend to offer more than money — they also build business relationships with their portfolio companies. So CVC hints at where incumbent players see the future of their industries. Payments companies have been busy making bets on fintech unicorns like Stripe and Plaid (which Visa plans to acquire...
Tags: Trends, Paypal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, CVC, Warby Parker, Latin America, Mastercard, Snoop Dogg, Visa, Jpmorgan, Moore, Europe Asia, Prabhu, Sanghi


These 14 startups let you borrow everything from sailboats to Cartier jewelry — and show how VCs are betting big on the Rent the Runway mentality

The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory of rentable items. We took a look at 15 startups and their VC backers in the share economy. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rent the Runway has sho...
Tags: Utah, Nordstrom, Florida, UK, New York, London, Australia, California, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Austin, Canada, Brooklyn


These 14 startups let you rent everything from bulldozers to Cartier jewelry — and show how VCs are betting big on the Rent the Runway mentality

The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory of rentable items. We took a look at 15 startups and their VC backers in the share economy. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rent the Runway has sho...
Tags: Utah, Nordstrom, Florida, UK, New York, London, Australia, California, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Austin, Canada, Brooklyn


Payments giants like PayPal and Amex are helping transform how we shop with bets on startups like Klarna, Rent the Runway, and Instacart. Here's what they're investing in and why.

Financial services corporate venture capital (CVC) funding has been on the rise, with 2017's total $3 billion in funding tripling to more than $9 billion in 2019, according to CB Insights. Corporate VCs tend to offer more than money — they also build business relationships with their portfolio companies. So CVC hints at where incumbent players see the future of their industries. Payments companies have been busy making bets on fintech unicorns like Stripe and Plaid (which Visa plans to acquire...
Tags: Trends, Paypal, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, CVC, Warby Parker, Latin America, Mastercard, Snoop Dogg, Visa, Runway, Jpmorgan, Moore, Europe Asia, Prabhu


14 Things Great Content Writers Do That Average Writers Do Not

No one said becoming a great content writer would be easy! Your writing is not getting the attention you had hoped for. You are getting discouraged. You are considering giving up. This is the dilemma every content writer faces. Some days the words flow easily. Other days it is a struggle. You question the process. What are you to do? There is a solution… Discover how the best content writers create informative, entertaining and engaging content that readers love to read and share. 14 o...
Tags: Google, Writing, Seo, Content Marketing, Blogging, Lg, ANN, Barry, Warby Parker, Seth Godin, Don, Cal Newport, Content Marketing Institute, Barry Dunlop, Ann Gynn, Do Extensive Keyword Research Keyword


Online retailers boost physical store presence in greater Los Angeles, Orange County

E-commerce giant Amazon is poised to open grocery stores in Woodland Hills and Irvine as the company taps into a “clicks-to-bricks” trend that finds online retailers expanding their reach by connecting with customers in a brick-and-mortar format. A company representative confirmed late last year that Amazon will launch its first Amazon Fresh location at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills, the former site of a Toys “R” Us store. The Irvine location, at 13672 Jamboree Road in Irvine Marke...
Tags: Amazon, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Nashville, Orange County, Alex, Warby Parker, Brick, Cbre, Whole Foods Market, Baublebar, Amazon Books, Irvine


Click-to-brick concepts growing in Los Angeles, Orange counties

E-commerce giant Amazon is poised to open grocery stores in Woodland Hills and Irvine as the company taps into a “clicks-to-bricks” trend that has online retailers expanding their reach by connecting with customers in a brick-and-mortar format. A company representative confirmed late last year that Amazon will launch its first Amazon Fresh location at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills, the former site of a Toys “R” Us store. The Irvine location, at 13672 Jamboree Road in Irvine Market ...
Tags: Amazon, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Nashville, Orange County, Alex, Warby Parker, Brick, Cbre, Whole Foods Market, Baublebar, Socal, Amazon Books


These 4 startups are changing the way millennials pay at brands like Casper and Warby Parker, and have attracted investors including a16z and Snoop Dogg

Online shoppers have a new option when it comes time to check out: Buy now, pay later. Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, and QuadPay, are offering low-cost alternatives to credit cards for shoppers that don't want to pay all at once. While Affirm charges between 0% and 30% interest, startups like Afterpay, Klarna, and QuadPay offer no interest installment plans, so if shoppers pay installments in full and on time, there's no cost. Instead of consumers bearing the cost of the financing, retailers pay t...
Tags: New York, Sweden, Australia, US, Trends, Paypal, WeWork, Max Levchin, Warby Parker, Anthropologie, Affirm, Global Founders Capital, Snoop Dogg, Klarna, Sweeden, Afterpay


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


It’s time for tech startups to get political

Xiao Wang Contributor Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. More posts by this contributor Work permit delays disrupt foreign workers’ career plans International students face immigration hurdles under Trump Between 2005 and 2018, the five biggest ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Column, Twitter, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, America, Tech, Policy, United States, New York Times, The New York Times, Lgbtq, Cleveland


They Changed the Way You Buy Your Basics

Founders of Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker and other billion-dollar companies exploited giant rivals’ weaknesses — and really listened to their customers.
Tags: News, Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Harry's, Start-ups, Founders of Dollar Shave Club Warby Parker


As New Brands Join Instagram Checkout, Users Get Notified via Email

Instagram continues to add new tools to its Checkout feature, which is still in closed beta. In October, the company started testing an augmented reality shopping experience with select brands, including Ray-Ban and Warby Parker, and now, it's testing promotional emails that encourage users to shop from brands and check out on Instagram. There are...
Tags: General, Advertising, Warby Parker, Ray Ban, Publishers & Platforms


Venture capitalists reveal the startups that changed everything in the last decade (UBER, SFIX, AMZN, TEAM)

It's been an eventful decade in the startup world.  The rise of smartphones, online marketplaces, the sharing economy, and cheap access to the cloud have enabled entirely new business models — some more successful than others. Business Insider spoke with five venture capitalists about the startups that had the biggest impact on the tech world throughout the 2010s.  They noted that companies like Theranos and WeWork demonstrated the pitfalls of "founder worship" and the pursuit of growth at all...
Tags: Google, Startups, Australia, Washington, Wikipedia, Israel, US, Trends, Walmart, Sydney, Square, Silicon Valley, Waze, Kalanick, Robinhood, Fintech


4-Step Formula to Perfect Your Brand Storytelling

This article is from guest author, Ilya Lobanov. It’s harsh, but your customers don’t care about your business. Beyond how it can help them make their lives better or solve a problem they have. But it’s not all bad news. You can use that knowledge to your advantage by using the power of storytelling. The buzzword that’s making the biggest impact right now isn’t “chatbots“. Or “IoT“, or even “machine-learning“, despite a truck-load of headlines about AI taking over our jobs and the technolog...
Tags: Design, America, Chobani, Storytelling, Warby Parker, NICK, Jimmy Iovine, Nick Woodman, Branding, Content Strategy, Guest Articles, Seth Godin, Dre, Small Business Administration, Joseph Campbell, Jessica Alba


Brands of the decade: 2010–2019

Ten years ago, when social media and blogging were still new and a rational person was in the White House, I did something ambitious and presumptuous: I published a list of the Brands of the Decade.* And now it’s time to do it again. To qualify for my highly subjective top-12 list, a brand had to meet these guidelines: Founded during the second decade of the 21st century or shortly before or Had a significant impact on the way we do business or live our lives during this decade or ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Spotify, Music, Science, Technology, London, Sweden, Pinterest, Instagram, Colorado, Film, Washington


Meet MiaDonna: The Ethically Sourced Diamond Brand You Need to Know

Happy Black Friday, friends! Thanksgiving weekend is always one of our favorite weekends of the year. Couples start to get engaged, families and friends are cozied up together (with pie!), and the best sales of the season are released to help us usher in holiday shopping or simply treat ourselves. There are few things better than the holiday season… except wedding season, of course! But, to keep our topic of Black Friday shopping going… what sales are you hoping to check out today? One we defini...
Tags: Amazon, Oregon, Wedding, Cambridge, William, Warby Parker, Sponsors, Katherine, Facebook Instagram, Sub Saharan Africa, MiaDonna, Anna Mieke, MiaDonna MiaDonna


Warby Parker's new vision for affordable eyewear

Warby Parker announced the launch of Scout, its own brand of contact lenses.
Tags: Finance, Article, Warby Parker, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/industries/retail, Julia Limitone, Fox-business/shows/mornings-with-maria, E63bf8a9-b23e-589e-9c9a-a419323ee935


Warby Parker Rolls Out Scout, Its First Contact Lens Brand

After setting trends in both eyeglasses and direct-to-consumer business models over the past decade, Warby Parker is getting into contact lenses. Starting today, customers can shop Scout by Warby Parker and buy either a six-day trial pack for $5 with a prescription or a 90-day pack for $110. Additionally, Warby Parker is selling other contact...
Tags: Advertising, Retail, Warby Parker


Mentors, Presenters, and Judges from Shutterstock, Upsie, and M.M.LaFleur Join the Lineup at LaunchPad Propel

On the heels of announcing h eadline speakers from Plated, The Muse, and Warby Parker, industry leading entrepreneurs from Shutterstock, Upsie, M.M.LaFleur and more have also committed to participating as mentors, presenters, and judges at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Propel this November. In addition to a keynote session co-hosted by Blackstone President and COO Jon Gray and Techstars co-founder and Managing Partner David Cohen, students entrepreneurs will also particip...
Tags: Startups, New York, David Cohen, Blackstone, TechStars, Warby Parker, Accelerators, Launchpad, Jenny, Jon Oringer, LaFleur, Jon Gray, Barclays Accelerator, Blackstone Launchpad, Techstars Accelerator, Clarence Bethea


Founders from Warby Parker, Plated, and The Muse to Speak at LaunchPad Propel

Leading Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch and Meet Founder Mentors at 3rd Annual Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Convening The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars have announced headline speakers for its annual convening called Propel, an innovative program that brings together more than 200 exceptional student entrepreneurs from across the LaunchPad network. Student participants at the event will hear from world-class speakers including Jon Gray, Blackstone president and chie...
Tags: Startups, Abc, David Cohen, Muse, Fast Company, Blackstone, TechStars, Warby Parker, Accelerators, Launchpad, Shark Tank, World Economic Forum, Neil, Inc, Kathryn, Albertson