Founder of ‘revolutionary’ blood-testing startup Theranos charged with fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of the blood-testing health technology company Theranos, and her business partner, have been indicted on charges of wire fraud and of defrauding investors, patients and doctors. Holmes and former Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani were charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire […]

A men’s wellness startup is redefining how guys approach hair loss by making modern treatments affordable and accessible

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. Hims Though millions of men suffer from male pattern baldness, it’s still a sensitive topic that many aren’t willing to seek help for or discuss openly.  Direct-to-consumer company […]

A Canadian startup applies machine-learning to corporate bond issuance

WITH the exception of a few governments big enough to run their own auctions, anyone wishing to issue bonds must seek bankers’ help. A hefty fee will buy assistance in calibrating the size, structure and timing of a bond issue, as well as connections to lots of buyers. And once a bank has agreed to […]

Google is planning to buy a startup that helps companies move to the cloud as it builds out its own cloud computing business

Google Google announced plans to purchase a small Tel Aviv-based startup that helps companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Velostrata has raised $ 31.5 million since 2014, pitching itself as a service that works with a lot of different providers like AWS, Azure, and — more recently — Google’s cloud computing service.  […]

I slept on a mattress from popular online startup Purple for 6 months — and it’s not just another big slab of memory foam

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. Purple Mattress The Purple Mattress is built a little differently than other online mattresses. It’s not just a big slab of memory foam. The mattress is a little […]

When should your startup expand into international markets?

GUEST: Startups from countries with a population of less than 50 million go international twice as fast as startups from countries with a population of more than 50 million: 1.4 years as opposed to 2.8 years. Smaller countries need to think internationally from an early stage. A founder in the U.S. or China can focus 100 […]

A physics PhD and startup founder explains how entrepreneurs can get the most basic business advice all wrong

Business Insider Courtesy of Evgeny Milyutin Happy Numbers is an artificial intelligence-enabled math education platform. CEO Evgeny Milyutin said the biggest lesson he’s learned in his time in startups is the importance of knowing your customer. This is pretty common business advice — but he’s probably not the only founder who initially went about following […]