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With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, the two founders of AuditBoard, a Los Angeles-based provider of a risk and compliance software service for large businesses, grew up middle school friends in Cerritos, Calif.<p>It was from their hometown Los Angeles exurb that Kim and Lee first began plotting how they would …

B2B

Catching up with startup advisor (and Wealthfront CEO) Andy Rachcleff

Andy Rachleff, who co-founded the venture firm Benchmark back in 1995 and has more recently been leading the wealth management firm Wealthfront and teaching at Stanford, is widely sought for his startup advice. It has become harder to come by, though, given the demands on Rachleff’s time. Most …

Startups

How White Castle slid into vegan territory

Privately held White Castle, which operates nearly 380 restaurants in the U.S., launched an experiment this past spring that’s in some ways even more radical than fresh beef:<p>The Run Up<p>It began testing a $1.99 Impossible Slider, built around a highly-con­vincing plant-based patty made by Impossible …

New Jersey

Glorified vending machine startup Bodega finally kills off its offensive name

Remember the Great Bodega Fiasco of 2017?<p>Almost exactly a year ago, <i>Fast Company</i> reported on a startup–founded by two ex-Googlers–that wanted to replace your corner shop with what were basically high-tech boxes. The boxes would be placed in apartment lobbies, dorms, and other communal areas, and …

Los Angeles

Amazon's 'The Romanoffs' teaser shows desperate claims to fame

Amazon is finally ready to show more of <i>The Romanoffs</i> than its all-star cast. The internet behemoth has posted a full-fledged teaser trailer for the Prime Video anthology series, and it's evident that the show is equal parts serious and irreverent. This definitely isn't a historical piece. Rather, …

Entertainment

Call recording just became a lot harder in Android Pie

Google has apparently disabled the ability for apps to record calls in Android Pie. Developers of call recording apps have started notifying users about recent changes in Pie that remove the possibility, as spotted by <i>Piunika web</i> yesterday (via <i>XDA</i>).<p>Call recording apps allow users to record ongoing …

Android News

Motorola announces Android Pie update for these eight phones

• Motorola has announced that eight of its phones will receive the Android 9.0 Pie update.<br>• Pretty much all current-gen smartphones are on the list, but there are some notable omissions.<br>• The company says the updates will start rolling out this fall.<p>Motorola may not be the quickest with software updates, …

Android News

Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC

Available for all Windows 10 users with Android devices<p>Microsoft started testing its Your Phone app with Windows 10 Insiders last month, and now the company is making it available to all Windows 10 users. If you’re running Windows 10 with the latest April 2018 Update, Your Phone is available to …

Windows 10

Oppo’s latest phone has the best notch yet

Oppo has announced the F9, a phone with a notch that actually looks pretty great. Seriously, look at it — it’s smaller and less obtrusive than even the Essential Phone’s, with a speaker sleekly integrated into the top edge of the phone. It doesn’t require an extra-thick on-screen status bar, nor …

Mobile Technology

Citrix brings unified workspace app to Samsung DeX-enabled devices

The new Citrix Workspace app brings customers new capabilities, such as secure access to SaaS applications, when using a mobile device for desktop …

Virtualization

Tinder's founders are suing Match Group and IAC, saying they've been ripped off — and they're seeking at least $2 billion in damages

A group of early Tinder employees, including cofounders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, and Jonathan Badeen, announced on Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit against InterActiveCorp and Match Group, the owners of Tinder.<p>They're alleging that IAC used a lowball valuation based on false information to …

Employment

The world’s largest hedge fund likes Alibaba (BABA)

• <b>Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund that oversees $150 billion in assets under management, bought $15.7 million worth of Alibaba shares during the second quarter, regulatory filings show.</b>• <b><br>Alibaba is one of the stocks included in the "FAANG+BAT" basket.</b>• <b><br>Watch Alibaba trade in real</b> …

Hedge Funds

Tinder's parent company allegedly faked financial information to lower the dating app's valuation, according to a new lawsuit

Tinder's parent company allegedly faked the popular dating app's financial figures in a scheme to avoid having to pay the app's founders and long-time employees billions of dollars in equity, according to a bombshell lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday.<p>The lawsuit, filed by a group of Tinder …

Tinder

A business coach who runs an online empire says tearful advice from her mom to her 8-year-old self shaped her entire career

Marie Forleo has had to face her own hardships, which ultimately lead her to a career as an online life and business coach with hundreds of thousands of loyal fans.<p>Forleo watched her mother go through a divorce when she was eight years old, she said on an episode of Business Insider's podcast "This …

Divorce

Hulu's 'Castle Rock' is a 'Stranger Things' for the Stephen King horror universe that was just renewed for season 2

Hulu must feel confident with its new Stephen King-inspired original series, "Castle Rock," as it just r enewed the show for a second season. But don't miss the first season, the first five episodes of which are currently streaming.<p>With the new seasons of "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Westworld" …

TV

I have a 6-figure job and my husband stays home with the kids — here are 10 things no one seems to understand

Being a breadwinning mom with a husband who stays at home with your three boys can be amazing.<p>When I need to travel for work, I don't need to worry about who will watch the kids. When I stay late and have dinner with the executives, I don't need to rush home to relieve the sitter. I'm able to go to …

Parenting

Tinder founders say former CEO 'groped and sexually harassed' an executive at a company party in a bombshell $2 billion lawsuit

Tinder's founders and executives have filed a lawsuit against their parent company, IAC, filled with some jaw-dropping allegations. They are seeking at least $2 billion in damages over what they allege was a deliberate attempt by IAC to cheat them out of money owed for their stock options.<p>IAC says …

Los Angeles

A partner at a $630 million fund reveals his firm’s secret to scouting billion dollar companies – and says that the rest of venture capital is 20 years behind

Stockholm-based investment firm EQT Ventures has 30 employees. Among them, the firm has one partner who stands out from the rest.<p>Like EQT Venture's other partners, she has a company email address, a short bio on the company's website, and a record of insightful market predictions.<p>But there's one …

Venture Capital

The rise of Sean Rad, who served as Tinder CEO twice and is now taking on Match Group and IAC in a $2 billion lawsuit

Tinder founder Sean Rad has had a tumultuous few years.<p>When Tinder launched in 2012, it was a near-instant success. The dating app made over a million matches in less than two months, became a sensation on college campuses, and gained recognition from tech's elite. Six years after launch, the …

Startups

Tinder and Match Group were a poor match from the beginning, according to the new $2 billion lawsuit filed by the dating app's founders

The legal dispute between Tinder and parent company Match Group is new, but the bad blood between key figures at the two companies apparently isn't.<p>Three of Tinder's cofounders, along with a group of current and former key employees, believe that the management of Match Group and its corporate …

Employment

These are the 5 forces that are rapidly killing advertising agencies

T he Chief Marketing Officer's purview is expanding beyond building brands to driving sales and business transformation. As a result the future of ad agencies has never been more in doubt.<p>Indeed, ad agencies are facing an increasing number of severe external threats, confirms a new report by market …

Marketing

'Influencer marketing' could be worth $10 billion in just a few years, and a woman who pays Instagrammers and YouTubers for brands like Cosmo and Esquire knows why

Whether you're aware of it or not, it's likely that most things you buy you probably came across on social media— just think about the last time you were scrolling through Instagram and saw a cool hotel, place to eat, piece of art, or article of clothing. It was probably posted by an …

Public Relations

Startup founders who convinced 'Shark Tank' sharks like Mark Cuban to invest say too many entrepreneurs overlook a crucial element of a winning pitch

When Hanna and Mark Lim appeared on "Shark Tank" in 2012, they knew that the product they were pitching could seem pretty generic.<p>The Lims' company, Lollacup, produced safer sippy cups for kids, made in the US to ensure safety. And while they understood why that concept was revolutionary, they also …

Entrepreneurship

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

Holistic Medicine

10 signs your partner may be cheating on you based on their body language

"You may or may not have the words to describe what isn't right, but you're actually picking up on thousands of non-verbal cues which can be very telling of a situation," Wood told INSIDER. "And, if you're limbic brain is giving you a physiological response to these cues, like nausea, tension, or …

Princeton University

8 men share why they forgave their partners for cheating

Here, eight men discuss how and why they decided to forgive their partners after learning that they had cheated.<p>While INSIDER cannot independently verify each story, they are certainly eye-opening to read.

Flickr

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp is 'resting and vesting' — showing up to Facebook and barely working to collect a $450 million payday

The WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum said in April that he planned to leave Facebook, which bought his company for $19 billion in 2014. He's already sold $7.1 billion worth of Facebook shares.<p>But he's still showing up to the office, The Wall Street Journal reports, to collect one last payday: $450 …

Silicon Valley

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC.<p>The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen — Badeen still works at Tinder, as do plaintiffs James Kim (the …

Tinder

Alphabet invests $375 million in Oscar Health

Google parent Alphabet has invested $375 million in next-gen health insurance company, Oscar Health. Google has been a longtime supporter of the six-year-old New York company, having previously invested in Oscar through its Capital G investment wing and Verily health and life sciences research wing.<p>…

Health Care

This new laboratory will explore how people can truly flourish at work

Inspired by the legendary Bell Labs, BetterUp’s new initiative puts pure research first, commerce second.<p>When a team of chemists, circuitry experts, and metallurgists at Bell Labs began in the 1940s to experiment with solid-state electronics, they weren’t oblivious to the need to translate their …

Employment