Litigation finance has boomed into a $10 billion-plus business. Here's why a shadowy industry that dates back centuries is exploding.
While the size of the litigation funding industry has grown, its exact size and where the money comes from is hard to pin down.
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
Be it for cost or convenience, consumers are getting used to the idea of sharing through both peer-to-peer platforms and direct-to-consumer sites.
Afraid to increase your rates as a freelancer? Here's how one 6-figure presentation designer does it.
Adrienne Johnston started freelancing as a graphic designer in 2018, earning $200,000 her second year. This is how she raised her rates to make more.
Audio ads through Amazon Music are part of Amazon's effort to show that its platform works for advertisers trying to build awareness.
110 units and retired at 36: Here's how a former Clemson football captain went from '$1,000 and my car' to a successful real-estate investor
"It kinda caught fire and I just kept doing it after that," said Chad Carson, former Clemson football standout and retired investor.
TikTok has become a powerful marketing tool for some Etsy sellers, who say they're using it to make thousands of dollars in art sales
With more than 1.5 billion downloads, TikTok has become a viable sales tool for artists looking to promote their art on the e-commerce platform Etsy.
6 strategies to manage your work and personal life during a divorce so you can regain control and avoid burnout
Splitting from a partner can be both mentally and physically draining, but divorce attorneys say compartmentalizing can help you stay productive.
Two Sigma, Goldman, and Citi invested $41 million in data startup Crux Informatics. But the past 12 months has seen the startup churn through execs as it looks to solve Wall Street's data woes.
Crux Informatics has lost several executives, including its co-founder, over the last year, but brought on its first chief technology officer.
UBS is overhauling its iPhone app for wealth management clients — and it shows how the biggest wealth players are playing catch-up with Netflix-like personalization
Financial advisers are looking to tech to help show that they can be more than just a stock picker. Meanwhile, flashy roboadvisers have set expectations for next-gen clients.
How a disastrous product pitch taught Stanley Black & Decker's CTO the importance of checking egos at the door — and why all aspiring tech leaders need to take note
The experience taught Mark Maybury to not only solicit insight from everyone, but make it a point to share your knowledge with others.
Slack just scored its biggest customer deal ever, as IBM moves all 350,000 of its employees to the chat app
IBM employees started using Slack in 2014 for the very simple reason that they liked using it. Six years later, the entire company is switching over.
Bill and Melinda Gates prioritize climate change and gender equality as the main global issues to tackle on the 20th anniversary of their foundation
In their annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates laid out their vision for the foundation's priorities over the next 20 years.
$4 billion snack maker Kind says it will spend 'tens of millions of dollars more' to market its new frozen and refrigerated products, and hit $1.6 billion in sales in 2020
The move comes on the heels of Kind acquiring Creative Snacks and confectionary giant Mars buying a minority stake in the company in 2019.
Inside the work week of a luxury destination wedding planner, who pulled everything together in 5 days and woke up at 1 a.m. to build the venue from scratch
Event planning is hard work — from finding vendors to day-of coordination. One veteran shares how she managed to pull off a wedding in one week.
JetBlue founder David Neeleman reveals how his airline can succeed by flying weird routes for low prices
In an interview with Business Insider, Neeleman explained how the unorthodox strategy can succeed, despite the costs of running an airline.
The 29-year-old founder of Impira used this pitch deck to raise $32 million for its AI to help customers like Goop analyze photos, video and other data
The company wants to make it easy to capture and sort all of the information that doesn't fit nicely in a spreadsheet.
Apple's Swift programming language is headed towards 'world domination' — here's why developers at Uber and Airbnb are placing their bets on it
Apple first launched Swift at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014. Since then, it's been embraced by Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, and Square.
Investors who have been stunned by Tesla's stock-price surge need to keep a key vulnerability in mind
Investors have discounted Tesla's total exposure to the still-tiny electric vehicle market and have argued that it deserves a tech valuation.
The CEO of security startup Netskope says that a driving force behind its monster $340 million funding round was the chance to work with Sequoia Capital
Netskope has been seeing high demand, as companies move to the cloud and search for ways to lets their employees securely use cloud software tools.
GOLDMAN SACHS: These 15 stocks offer cash returns at more than double the market average — and they're available at a discount
If you're looking to buy stocks that offer huge cash distributions at cheap prices, Goldman says these 15 are your best bets.
Up-and-coming financial advisers explain how to use your network to land clients as a newbie and stand out in a fiercely competitive field
We profiled six financial advisers at some of the largest US wealth managers and asked what advice they have for people just getting started.
This pitch deck convinced Andreessen Horowitz to invest in unusual autonomous driving technology. See why the legendary firm led Smartcar's $2 million seed round.
The startup's unusual approach to in-car technology has earned it a $41 million valuation in a $10 million Series A in 2018.
Casper raised less money than it expected and had to accepting a market capitalization less than half its prior valuation of $1.1 billion.
BANK OF AMERICA: There's glaring evidence that 2 market bubbles are fast approaching their destruction. Here's how exactly they will burst.
Two Fed-driven bubbles are on track to burst in Q2, according to the chief strategist at one Wall Street giant.
A 22-year-old beauty YouTuber explains the main ways she makes money, from a merchandise line to a makeup palette with Tarte Cosmetics
Adelaine Morin runs a popular beauty and fashion channel on YouTube. She took us inside her influencer business and merchandise line with FanJoy.
How YouTube stars Dude Perfect built a sprawling business that makes an estimated $20 million in yearly income
Dude Perfect member Coby Cotton shared how the group has stayed relevant throughout the years by switching up their style of content.
A conversation with YouTube star Guava Juice, who has 14 million subscribers and a toy line sold at Target and Walmart
Roi Fabito started his YouTube career out of boredom in 2006. Today he has grown the Guava Juice empire into a lucrative business.
A top ClassPass and Peloton investor says virtual training is the next frontier in the exploding $106 billion fitness industry
"A lot of people say: 'Hey, I want to lose 10 pounds,' but tomorrow's goal is going to be more like: 'I want to bring my cholesterol to between X and Y.'"
Meet the 21 power players behind Microsoft 365, the mega-bundle of business apps that's getting shaken up after an executive shuffle
Microsoft 365 bundles together Office, Windows, and other key products — and it's a key part of Microsoft's strategy in the cloud wars.
Charles Schwab expects branch closures and job cuts when its TD Ameritrade deal goes through. Here's a look at exactly where the 2 brokerage giants have the most overlap.
Schwab execs have flagged "geographic footprint rationalization" and "workforce overlap" as ways to find billions in cost savings from the mega-deal.
Trucking quietly added 3,200 jobs in January — and a federal regulation may have spurred the boon that few expected
It's an unexpected boost that may be tied to the latest implementation of the ELD mandate. Truckers were not fully prepared for this implementation.
Google can claim rights over code that its employees write for outside projects, and former Googlers say this policy 'could potentially put' other projects at risk
Google has publicly documented rules owning intellectual property that employees create. Former Googlers share their experiences with this policy.
From Amazon to Palantir, Silicon Valley is obsessed with 'Lord of the Rings' — but critics say that the tech industry is missing the point
The tech industry clearly sees a lot of itself in the "Lord of the Rings," but critics say that Silicon Valley doesn't get what the story is about.
Meet Rebekah Neumann: Insiders describe the spiritual, strategic mastermind who was the driving force behind WeWork and her husband, Adam Neumann
Rebekah Neumann was a behind-the-scenes force at WeWork, protecting her CEO husband from himself while steering the $47B startup beyond its depth.
This LA founder just raised $40 million for his startup. Here's his unconventional advice to founders on putting together a pitch deck.
FloQast founder Mike Whitmire bucked tradition — and some of his early investors — when he put together his pitch deck. But it worked.
'We're definitely in a bubble': A hedge-fund chief overseeing $2 billion explains why he sees a 40-60% crash looming — and a lost decade ahead for stocks
"We're at this point where the future return for equities is likely to be close to zero," said Mark Yusko, CEO at Morgan Creek Capital Management.
This 22-year-old influencer runs one of the best-known Instagram feeds in the UK. He told us how he cut deals with Uber and Sony Music.
Anthony Robb conquered Instagram with ImJustBait's memes, videos and song clips. Now he's launched a record label, music festival, and online TV show.
The star Apple engineer behind its Swift programming language just left Google and went to a new job at hot AI startup SiFive
Chris Lattner, the legendary Apple engineer known for creating Swift, has joined the AI chip startup SiFive after stints at Google and Tesla.
Amazon quietly hired the NBCUniversal executive known as ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's 'right-hand man' to lead PR for its original-video and streaming services
Amazon tapped Cory Shields, a longtime NBCUniversal executive, to lead PR for its video-streaming and original-content business.
Read the full memo Goldman Sachs' top brass just sent to staff announcing 2 heads of the bank's private-investing arm are out as it's gearing up to raise billions
Here's the full internal memo sent on Friday from Goldman CEO David Solomon, President John Waldron, and Chief Financial Officer Stephen Scherr.
We watched 5 early-stage startups demo their next big ideas for blending tech and real estate, and it shows where the buzzy space is heading
The startups ranged from a subscription service for toiletries and female hygiene products to a tool that makes 3D models of bridges.
The NYC broker-fee ban is something to get excited about, but renters need to know it's not exactly gone
The New York Department of State has barred brokers who work on behalf of landlords from forcing tenants to pay broker fees.
How Amazon's best small business cashed in on the $3 billion coffee-creamer boom and grew from a kitchen to national distribution in just 6 years
Madeline Haydon, founder and CEO of Nutpods, invented a plant-based coffee creamer that is now available in more than 15,000 stores across the US.
Many women face gender bias on the path to becoming a CEO. Here's why those obstacles?often persist even once they've reached the top.
Men are more likely than women to get jobs that involve profit-and-loss responsibilities, which better positions them to become CEO.
LAST TOWN BEFORE MARS: SpaceX's most vocal holdouts in South Texas are selling their homes to Elon Musk's rocket company to make way for a Mars spaceport
Many residents of Boca Chica Village first rebuffed a buyout from SpaceX. But, months later, the rocket company has persuaded most of them to leave.
Uber, JetBlue, and other companies are willing to pay big bucks for hyperlocal weather forecasts. They've turned to a startup called ClimaCell to make that happen.
ClimaCell has more than two dozen environmental-science Ph.D.s running complex algorithms to accurately predict weather down to a specific city block.
The CEO of Swiss pharma giant Novartis voluntarily gave up $400,000 of his bonus because of a controversy swirling around the world's most expensive drug
Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan requested a lower bonus because of a data-manipulation controversy involving the gene therapy Zolgensma.
Aurora Cannabis just laid off 500 workers amid an industry slump. We're keeping track of all the job cuts across cannabis here.
Amid investigations, lawsuits, and slumping valuations, cannabis companies are reeling. To stay afloat, they're cutting workers.
Facebook's comments tool promised to make 'higher quality discussions' on the internet. It's riddled with spam instead.
Facebook's spam-detection systems are failing to notice blatant spam and scams, leaving popular websites covered in malicious comments.
2 coheads of Goldman Sachs' private-investing business are retiring, in a blow to David Solomon's fundraising plans
Sumit Rajpal and Andrew Wolff were set to be the lead investors for Goldman's eighth private-equity fund.