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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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-10T14:19:00Z
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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.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-10T14:15:00Z
Adrienne Johnston, freelance designer, shares successful email template

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.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-02-10T13:58:00Z

Amazon is ramping up its pitch for audio ads after long promising Alexa would be ad-free

Audio ads through Amazon Music are part of Amazon's effort to show that its platform works for advertisers trying to build awareness.
BI Prime Markets 2020-02-10T13:43:03Z

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.
BI Prime Media 2020-02-10T13:36:17Z

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.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-10T13:35:00Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-10T13:30:00Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-10T13:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-10T13:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-10T13:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-10T08:01:00Z

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.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-02-10T05:01:00Z

$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.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-09T15:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-09T14:39:00Z

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.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-09T14:35:00Z

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.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-09T14:14:00Z

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.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-09T14:04:00Z

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.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-09T13:45:00Z

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.
BI Prime Markets 2020-02-09T13:05:00Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-09T13:04:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-09T13:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-09T12:00:00Z

Here's why Casper's disappointing IPO could spell disaster for other unicorns

Casper raised less money than it expected and had to accepting a market capitalization less than half its prior valuation of $1.1 billion.
BI Prime Markets 2020-02-09T11:05:00Z

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.
BI Prime Media 2020-02-08T18:05:53Z

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.
BI Prime Media 2020-02-08T16:01:00Z

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.
BI Prime Media 2020-02-08T15:40:00Z

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.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-08T15:00:00Z

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.'"
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-08T14:05:00Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-08T14:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-08T14:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-08T14:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-08T13:45:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-08T13:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-08T13:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Markets 2020-02-08T11:05:00Z

'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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-08T08:01:00Z

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.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-07T22:54:03Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-07T20:19:36Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-07T19:46:24Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-07T18:22:10Z

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.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-02-07T17:38:10Z

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.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-07T17:37:25Z

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.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-07T16:59:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-07T16:56:54Z

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.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-07T16:47:59Z

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.
BI Prime Careers 2020-02-07T16:46:00Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-07T16:37:00Z

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.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-07T16:15:00Z

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.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-07T16:00:57Z

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.
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