Michael Lewis’s Latest Book Explains The Intricacies of High Frequency Trading

There’s no better way to find that much needed rest and relaxation than by curling up with a good book on the beach, by a lake, or in your very own backyard. This week on Random Reads, we profile Flash Boys by Michael Lewis. Continue reading “Michael Lewis’s Latest Book Explains The Intricacies of High Frequency Trading”


Who’s Getting Funded in DC?

Although the summer is just starting to heat up, a number of DC FinTech startups and private equity firms have already secured funds to propel their businesses into the second half of 2017. Continue reading “Who’s Getting Funded in DC?”

The Ten Commandments Of Startup Success

How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned investor Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Hoffman was a co-founder at LinkedIn and today is a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners.

Reid recently partnered with Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Work-week to discuss 10 qualities that make startups successful. Titled ‘The Ten Commandments of Startup Success,’ here are the rules that are followed by the folks at Google, Facebook, Airbnb, and Netflix.

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This 26 Year Old Billionaire Makes Online Payments Effortless At Stripe

Patrick and John Collison are accustomed to pushing the limits and living life at the forefront. At 16, Patrick won the Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin. By 19, John earned the highest score ever on the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. Each would tinker with business ideas until 2010, when the brothers grew tired of the inefficiencies in online payment systems. They spent six months ideating and prototyping before securing initial seed funding from Y Combinator to launch Stripe, a powerful online payments company. The next year, they raised $2 million from the likes of Peter Theil, Elon Musk, Sequoia, and Andreessen Horowitz and the rest was history… Continue reading “This 26 Year Old Billionaire Makes Online Payments Effortless At Stripe”

Discover Plum, Your Little Savings Butler

Saving money is hard. A recent study by Apartment List indicates that over than 65% of millennials ages 18-34 have saved less than $1,000 for a home down payment. Saving for the future is important and it is even more important to start saving early. Someday, millennials may want to buy an apartment, or a self-driving car, or a space flight to Mars. To take the headache out of planning and personal finances, the team at Plum is helping people save money effortlessly. Continue reading “Discover Plum, Your Little Savings Butler”

Achieve Your Savings Goals With Rize

Millennials have seemed to master a lot of things. They’ve been the first generation to adopt transportation methods that are now making it much easier to get from point A to point B, thanks to companies Lyft and Uber. They’ve also been early adopters of technology that makes it easier to exchange funds among friends, thanks to companies like Venmo. But there’s one thing that nearly all millennials are terrible at – saving money for the future. Continue reading “Achieve Your Savings Goals With Rize”