After $200,000 was raised for the Fyre Festival caterer who never got paid, a new GoFundMe is trying to repay the construction workers who were stiffed

Netflix In Netflix’s new documentary about Fyre Festival, it was revealed that the festival creators never paid a significant number of workers.  First a GoFundMe page raised over $ 200,000 for caterer Maryann Rolle. Now another page is trying to crowd source $ 400,000 for the local day laborers who worked overtime to build out […]

Meet the startup that’s on a mission to help 100,000 people buy homes in the next 5 years, and recently raised $30 million to do so

_ Divvy Divvy provides alternative financing options for potential home buyers who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages.  Divvy buys homes outright and allows customers to pay it back in a series of monthly payments — 25% of which goes toward building equity and 75% goes toward paying “rent.”  The company’s COO, Adena Hefets, told us: […]

Gay college athlete who was disowned by her family is in danger of losing her eligibility because her friends raised money to help her eat and pay bills

Streeter Lecka/Getty Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck was disowned by her family this summer after her mother learned that she was dating a woman. Scheck — who had $ 20 to her name when her parents forced her to choose between conversion therapy and their continued financial support — has struggled to find money […]

A GoFundMe for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has raised over $140,000 in just 9 hours. Here’s how you can help.

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images A man killed 11 people and injured six more in a horrific shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. When 29-year-old Shay Khatiri heard about the tragedy, he decided to set up a GoFundMe page for the victims and their families. By Saturday night, the page had raised over $ […]

The CEO of a startup that’s raised $20 million deleted email from his phone and sometimes goes 2 weeks without checking on his team

Van Sarki Hinge founder and CEO Justin McLeod doesn’t have email on his smartphone. He said it makes him a better leader because he has time and space to think, and doesn’t get wrapped up in the minutia of running a business. McLeod sometimes disconnects from his team for weeks at a time for the […]

MoviePass owner announces it recently raised $65 million in new funding (HMNY)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Ted Farnsworth, the CEO of Helios and Matheson Analytics, which owns MoviePass, said on Tuesday that the company has raised $ 65 million in new funding. He also said that that MoviePass has controlled its spending since changing to the three-movies-per-month plan.   MoviePass isn’t going anywhere — at least according to Ted […]

The cofounder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Jeff Raider is the cofounder and co-CEO of razor company Harry’s. Raider is also a cofounder of eyeglasses company Warby Parker, and brought its vertically-integrated, direct-to-consumer model to shaving with Harry’s. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Raider explained how working himself to exhaustion across three jobs taught […]

We tried the athleisure brand Canadian women can’t get enough of — it just raised $18 million to expand across the US, so you can expect to see it everywhere soon

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Lolë Montreal-based company Lolë makes activewear that yogis, wellness advocates, and travelers love.  We can confirm that its technical apparel is at once stylish, feminine, and comfortable.  Though the company […]