millennials

Culture Trip picks up $80M for its millennial-focused travel site

While a lot of travel startups (Airbnb, Ctrip, Kayak, to name a few) have made waves by disrupting how people search for and buy accommodation, flights and other travel services, the ongoing interest

Millennials could be the answer to government malaise

Millennials are on the move. And they’re moving to cities. According to CityLab, the number of 25- to 34-year-olds will increase each year in the United States through 2024, rising from 44.1 milli

Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018

This year, as CES rolls out troves of new Alexa-enabled toasters, mirrors and even shower heads, the gathering has become just another symbol of Silicon Valley’s disconnect with the needs of everyda

Blavity acquires Travel Noire, a travel and discovery platform for black millennials

Blavity, the media and events startup focused on black millennials and black culture, has acquired travel startup Travel Noire for an undisclosed amount. Travel Noire, which offers up traveling tips a

Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore

Apps are dominating consumers’ digital media habits, but getting people to try new ones is still a tough sell. That’s the latest from comScore’s newly released 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps

Over a third of millennials say they’ll pay for Disney’s streaming service, survey finds

Disney’s forthcoming streaming service may be able to carve out a niche for itself because choosing a subscription service is not a zero-sum game. A number of recent studies have already indicated t

Converging consumer values in China and the U.S. are creating millennials without borders

Hans Tung Contributor Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital. More posts by this contributor Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley Converging consumer values in Ch

Profiting socially on nickels and dimes

As the #DeleteUber count increases, Lyft has cleverly seized the opportunity to distinguish itself as a beacon of goodwill. In its most recent attempts to gain public favor, Lyft will soon be taking a

How banks can tackle millennial skepticism

In light of recent news that Wells Fargo fraudulently opened thousands of customer accounts, it’s not hard to sympathize with peoples’ mistrust of Wall Street, especially for groups that have alre

StreetTeam locks down $10M to power ambassador programs for brands

Millennials hate advertising and don’t respect brands – so what is a self-respecting 21st century marketer to do? Callum Negus-Fancey and his company StreetTeam would have you leverage the po

Shine boosts teenage confidence via SMS and Facebook bot

Being a teenager is a rough ride at the best of times, and even the most confident of youngsters could do with a bit of a confidence bump. This is the market Shine has in its crosshairs, with an SMS a

Blavity’s Morgan DeBaun is speaking at Disrupt SF 2016

Blavity is the bee's knees — the cream of the crop media platform and community for black millennials in the digital age. Founded by Morgan DeBaun and Aaron Samuels, Blavity ultimately aims to becom

theSkimm on how to rapidly grow an audience of engaged millennials

theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin came onstage at Disrupt NYC 2016 today to tell us how to capture one of the most coveted audiences in media – millennials. Part of it is servi

Insurance brokerage is broken

While many factors are driving the tipping point in the online distribution of insurance, the thread that ties it all together is simple: changing demographics. Insurance companies cannot expect to se

Fullscreen’s new streaming service aims to be the MTV for the YouTube generation

It’s not exactly a Netflix or YouTube rival, but AT&T-backed Fullscreen is hoping to carve out its own niche in the now-crowded subscription video market with its new service, launched this

TheSkimm founders are coming to Disrupt NY 2016

The biggest news of the day, with a hint of snark. That’s theSkimm, which tells you everything you need to know about current events, in an email newsletter geared towards millennials. TechCrunch is

As fintech companies jockey for the pole position among consumers, Betterment gets a $100 million boost

As an increasing number of companies enter the fray, Betterment (at this point one of the industry's elder statesmen) has raised $100 million in new financing to build out its war chest and invest in

Technology is changing how we retire

From baby boomers to Generation X to millennials, it seems that each generation faces a new set of problems that they believe to be tougher to solve than those faced by the former generation. Baby boo

Life, by subscription

The American dream is no longer for sale -- but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average day, you m

Examining The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For This Year And Beyond

Alongside “Unicorn” and "Grexit/Brexit," "Fintech" was considered one of the top 10 financial buzzwords of 2015. But fintech isn’t a newcomer to this list -- and for good reason. For a few years
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