millennials

  • Blavity’s Morgan DeBaun is speaking at Disrupt SF 2016

    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 become a lifestyle brand with both online and offline experiences geared toward underrepresented millennials. Read More

  • theSkimm on how to rapidly grow an audience of engaged millennials

    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 serving up digestible news that matters to 20 to 30-somethings and being honest about the way you advertise to them. For those who are unfamiliar, theSkimm is a new kind of email newsletter changing… Read More

  • Insurance brokerage is broken Crunch Network

    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 sell the same way to a cohort with fundamentally different purchasing habits and expectations. Players that can find new ways to sell insurance products — to new audiences that are used to… Read More

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

    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 week. The $5 per month offering includes a mix of shorter, original content alongside full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows, like “Hitch,” “Dawson’s Creek,”… Read More

  • TheSkimm founders are coming to Disrupt NY 2016

    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 pleased to announce that theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin will be on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC. In just four short years, the former TV producers  built one of… Read More

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

    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 new products and services. Read More

  • Technology is changing how we retire Crunch Network

    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 boomers grew up during the height of the Cold War, Gen Xers took the brunt of the recession and millennials are burdened with more student debt than ever before. Read More

  • Life, by subscription Crunch Network

    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 may wake up, shower, dress, drive to work and return home. But the way you do it is changing: Where once you would own the car, the house and the clothes, you now have the option to live life… Read More

  • Examining The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For This Year And Beyond Crunch Network

    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 now, fintech companies have moved from the margins to the mainstream. They are building tech-enabled financial platforms that serve consumers better… Read More

  • Microinsurance Is The Answer To The Insurance Industry Crunch Network

    Microinsurance Is The Answer To The Insurance Industry

    Let’s be real. The insurance industry has barely evolved since Benjamin Franklin introduced the concept in the late 1700s. You’d think after three hundred years and a market size of $1 trillion in the United States alone, insurance companies like MetLife and AIG would have nailed it. But they haven’t. Instead, they’ve left millions of Americans paying toward… Read More

  • The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook Crunch Network

    The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook

    The first millennial CEO is leading the end of “two-pocket thinking” Read More