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 […]

New investigation says partner in Trump’s Toronto hotel raised financing after sending $100 million to a Putin-controlled bank

Mike Cassese/Reuters FT: Trump’s business partner on the Trump Toronto tower paid a $ 100 million commission to a middleman with Kremlin links to help facilitate the sale of a stake in a Russian steel mill. The stake was sold for $ 850 million and some of that money may have gone to the Trump […]

Questions are being raised about Facebook’s decision to give a Russian internet company temporary special access to its user data (FB)

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Facebook acknowledged that it gave Mail.Ru special access to user data after 2015, when it officially ended the system that allowed third-party apps to access user data. Mail.Ru was among dozens of companies that were granted special temporary access to Facebook user data. Mail.Ru has ties to the Kremlin, […]

Speedrunners raised $2.21 million for Doctors Without Borders

Speedrunning charity event Summer Games Done Quick finished up this past Sunday. The recipient of the funds raised druing the event, which saw players rushing as fast as possible through titles like Animaniacs, Pikimin 3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, went to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Gamers raised $ 2,122,529.20 for the medical charity […]

I raised $2 million in a seed round — and it did not go the way I was told it would

HBO Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, Emily Best, shares her experience trying to get her company funded over the course of several years. It did not go the way she expected. She received a term sheet from her dream VC, but the offer was reportedly so terrible it was insulting. Another large investor that said they were […]

US interference in Irish referendum? Concerns raised over ‘foreign’ pro-life groups

Irish transparency activists have raised concerns around foreign interference from US pro-life groups ahead of the upcoming abortion referendum on Friday. US anti-abortion activists, describing themselves as ‘journalists,’ have been campaigning across the historically Catholic country, calling on Irish citizens to vote ‘no’ to repealing the 8th amendment. If the referendum passes, it would pave […]

People have raised over $900 to buy a new couch for billionaire Elon Musk

Ben Sullins/GoFundMe People are trying to raise $ 1,000 on GoFundMe to buy Tesla CEO Elon Musk a new couch.  The campaign started after Musk said in an interview he’d been sleeping on a couch at his Tesla factory in Fremont, California.  The couch looks very uncomfortable, and Musk even admitted he sometimes just sleeps […]

A billboard in New York City has been raised daring LeBron James to sign with the Knicks

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images An NYC advertisement company has put up a billboard daring LeBron James to sign with the Knicks this offseason. The plea is just the latest example of billboards trying to lure LeBron, a trend that Philadelphia 76ers fans started when they put up a billboard in Cleveland.  LeBron will probably sign […]