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

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 Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook

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

Brands, Platforms, The Live Video Labyrinth And How Everyone Can Win

With Periscope and Meerkat being two of the breakout stars of this year’s SXSW, and Snapchat serving as the primary engagement tool for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, live video pla

The Disruption Of Millennial Investing

The media proliferates stories analyzing millennial work ethics, buying patterns and values. With millennials consuming more media than any other generation, it’s always frustrating to see Twitter d

Will The Presidential Election Be Decided By Ad Blockers?

When Mitt Romney announced his presidential bid in June of 2011, Uber had been operating in NYC for less than a month, Steve Jobs was still alive and Siri hadn’t been born. It might not seem like th

How Venmo Won In One Of The Most Crowded Spaces In Tech

Seamless peer-to-peer mobile payments have been considered inevitable for quite a while. And for good reason: One experience figuring out the bill at a group dinner party or splitting the cost of a we

If The New American Dream Is Entrepreneurship, Why Are So Many Black Millennials Missing Out?

Entrepreneurship is the New American Dream, and millennials are hearing its call loud and clear. However, as we explore, we all need to be conscious to not leave behind our minority groups. But rather

Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech

We have entered a golden age for fintech. LendingClub and OnDeck recently exited through massive IPOs, and global investments in the fintech space hit $3 billion last year. This outpouring of
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