In late 2019, as CEO of Austin-based insurtech firm The Zebra, I signed a multi-year lease on a 43,000 sq. foot workplace area. This was 4 instances the scale of our outdated one. Our enterprise was thriving and on tempo to double our 200 individual headcount. Our tradition was thriving. Normally, I’m not an enormous fan of attributing success to ...

The marketplace for whey protein, utilized in all the things from high-protein cookies and sports activities drinks to large jugs of protein powder for bodybuilders, is rapidly rising: At greater than $9 billion in 2020, it could double by 2027. Whey is a byproduct of cheese manufacturing, however in some unspecified time in the future, the demand could outstrip provide, ...

Six years in the past, Ryan Melsert was a part of a small group of engineers sitting in a building trailer in the course of the desert in Nevada plotting the small print of Tesla’s new battery manufacturing facility, the Gigafactory. “We had been informed to basically design and construct the biggest manufacturing unit on this planet, to make the ...

When Sephora adopted the 15 P.c Pledge final yr, making a dedication that 15% of its stock would come from Black-owned manufacturers, I wrote about among the Black founders whose merchandise have been stocked on its cabinets. I additionally tried a lot of their merchandise alongside the way in which. Among the many standouts have been KNC Magnificence’s cute SupaBalm ...

One in every of my favourite enterprise frameworks is Jeff Bezos’ “Remorse Minimization” framework. In a nutshell, when debating inside your self as as to if or not you need to do one thing, the query Bezos asks is, “On the finish of my life, will I remorse not having accomplished this?” If the reply isn’t any, properly then it’s ...

In early 2018, the structure agency Moody Nolan took a have a look at its charitable giving. As a 220-employee, 11-office agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Moody Nolan is a longtime participant within the enterprise, and usually makes donations within the markets the place it works. The casual audit confirmed a lot of modest donations right here and there, supporting ...

For years, an app referred to as Natural Cycles has been aiding ladies in monitoring their ovulation cycles as a type of contraception. To make use of it, ladies should manually enter their temperature on the similar time each morning. It’s a cumbersome course of that, if not adopted strictly, could result in undesirable being pregnant. Now, the corporate has ...

The primary two COVID vaccines authorised in the U.S. each use first-of-a-kind know-how referred to as messenger RNA. Johnson & Johnson’s new vaccine is totally different, and the know-how it makes use of could have helped give it two benefits: It solely requires a single dose, and it may be saved for months in a fridge as an alternative of ...