“Uber for Birth Control” Delivers to Your Door

“Uber for Birth Control” Delivers to Your Door

Nurx, the “Uber for birth control,” is a startup on a mission to provide birth control to anyone who needs it—with or without insurance—in all 50 states. Founded in 2015 by Hans Gangeskar and Edvard Engesaeth, the Nurx app is based on the idea of...
Founder Gym: A Startup “Incubator” With a Twist

Founder Gym: A Startup “Incubator” With a Twist

You’ve probably heard of startup “incubators” or “bootcamps.” But how about a Founder Gym? Co-founded by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and Gabriela Zamudio, Founder Gym is looking to change the way we conceptualize startup culture and training. It focuses on tech startups...
Stifel and Ziegler to Combine Forces

Stifel and Ziegler to Combine Forces

Stifel Financial announced last week that they will be acquiring wealth management firm BC Ziegler & Co., which will give Stifel a huge bump in its Midwestern presence. Stifel will also be gaining 57 Ziegler advisers in 12 branches across five states. If all goes...
Saudi Arabia Attempts to Wipe Out Corruption

Saudi Arabia Attempts to Wipe Out Corruption

On November 4, Saudi Arabia’s newly formed anti-corruption committee arrested at least 17 princes and top officials. The list of those arrested includes Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns 95 percent of Kingdom Holding, an investment company that holds stakes in...
Metromile Offers Car Insurance On a Pay-per-mile Basis

Metromile Offers Car Insurance On a Pay-per-mile Basis

If you live in a city, the odds are good that you don’t drive nearly as often as people who live in rural areas. So why should you pay for your car insurance while your car is sitting in a parking lot? That’s where Metromile comes in. It’s a new model for the auto...
Coal Company Armstrong Energy Files for Bankruptcy

Coal Company Armstrong Energy Files for Bankruptcy

All of President Trump’s declarations of the end to the “war on coal” can’t help the coal industry. It’s not regulation that’s killing these companies; it’s the fact that other forms of energy are much cheaper. Witness the fall of western Kentucky coal company...
The Other Shoe Drops for Under Armour

The Other Shoe Drops for Under Armour

Sneaker company Under Armour, which has been struggling for some time now, reported that quarterly sales fell nearly 5 percent from a year ago. It also lowered its outlook for the year again, which sent the company’s two classes of stocks tumbling. Both its voting and...
Uber to Start Charging Long Pickup Fees

Uber to Start Charging Long Pickup Fees

Take note, Uber riders: If it takes a driver longer than eight minutes to meet you, you will have to pay for it. As part of its “180 Days of Change,” Uber will now charge fees for longer distance pickups as a way to give drivers more flexibility and opportunities to...
Trucking Startup Convoy Hauls a Heavy Load of Investors

Trucking Startup Convoy Hauls a Heavy Load of Investors

It’s been named GeekWire’s 2017 “Startup of the Year,” and now it’s looking like Convoy may become the largest trucking logistics company in the world. Casually described as “Uber for trucking,” Convoy’s tech-based freight solutions are based off the same business...
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