Thursday, July 29

gen z

Art, BI Select, entrenpreneur, gen z, People, Small Business, Star Rising, Strategy

Two Gen Zers turned a $2,000 investment into an art gallery that sells $600,000 pieces. They want to usher in a new generation of art collectors.

LoadingSomething is loading. Name(s): Alexis de Bernede and Marius JacobAge(s): 22, 23 Location: Paris, France Business: The art world has a bad reputation among many young people. Some find it old and too exclusive for their generations, which value inclusivity. Alexis de Bernede and Marius Jacob didn't wait for the market to transform — instead, they innovated it themselves. In 2017, ...
Economy, gen z, labor shortage, Restaurants, Retail, Teens, Workers

The teen employment boom is slowing in states that have scrapped unemployment benefits, new data suggests

Teen employment rates slowed in states that scrapped unemployment benefits early, new data shows. Older workers filled empty roles in these states, according to an analysis commissioned by The Washington Post. Overall employment didn't rise in these states, the analysis from Gusto found. LoadingSomething is loading. Teen employment rates soared...
Asset Management, gen z, Markets, MI Exclusive, millennial, Robinhood, Titán, will smith

Titan raises $58 million, with the Gen Z and Millennial-focused asset manager backed by big names like Will Smith and Kevin Durant

Getty Images Titan, the startup angling to be the active manager for a new generation of investors, raised $58 million. Titan has sought a role as the "premier" asset manager for Millenials and Gen Zs. Titan's take on active investing is to combine a core equity portfolio of around 20 stocks, hedged for customers' unique risk appetite. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Titan, the startup angling to be the active manager for a new generation of investors, raised $58 million in a star-studded funding round that valued the company at $450 million, the company said in a statement.The funding round, led by Andreessen Horowitz, featured a cast of celebrities, including Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Kevin Durant. With some 30,000 clients, Titan mana...
BI Select, Features, Fintech, gen z, Small Business, Tech, Tech Insider, voc, Voices of Color

A Gen Z-led business created an invoicing system already tested by Nike and Fenty Beauty. Read the pitch deck it used to raise over $1 million.

Lotanna Ezeike is the CEO and cofounder of invoicing service XPO, which aims to help content creators. XPO raised more than $1 million in seed funding before officially launching its product. Ezeike shares the pitch deck he is using to lure investors and explains why bright colors and emojis helped his presentation. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 50 million content creators have to wait 120 days to be paid by the brands they work with, said Lotanna Ezeike. His company, XPO, is trying to shorten that period to 24 hours. XPO is an invoicing service that seeks to be the intermediary between creators and bran...
Baby Boomers, Digital, Economy, Features, Gen X, gen z, Geriatric Millennial, Markets, Micro-generation, Millennials, Social Media, Technology, Work, Workplace

How to tell if you’re a geriatric millennial

The term "geriatric millennial" divided the Internet this spring in a viral Medium article. The author spoke to Insider about why it both resonated with and offended readers. She also shared the hallmarks of a geriatric millennial and how they straddle the workplace's digital divide. See more stories on Insider's business page. Author and leadership expert Erika Dhawan never expected the term "geriatric millennial" to go viral.A self-identified geriatric millennial (which she defines as elder millennials born in the early 1980s), Dhawan told Insider she first heard the term at brunch with friends and related to it. But when she wro...
Career, gen z, LinkedIn, Tech Insider, Tech News, TikTok

TikTok wants to be LinkedIn for Gen Z, launches TikTok Resumes for video job applications

TikTok launched the pilot program "TikTok Resumes" on Wednesday, hoping to connect Gen Z to job openings at major companies like Chipotle, Shopify, Target, and Alo Yoga. The program is only accepting video resumes for a limited time, with applications open through July 31.As of this year, there are more Gen Z users on TikTok than on Instagram— Over half of the app's user base is younger than 24 years old. Comparatively, only 19.3% of Linkedin users belong to Gen Z. TikTok users have already been using the platform as a tool for sharing career advice as well as providing tips for job openings, interview etiquette, and resume-building advice, Insider's Aleeya Mayo reported. "...
Buying A Home, Buying a house, Economy, gen z, Houses, Housing, Housing Affordability, housing boom, Housing Crisis, housing inventory, Markets, Millennials, Real Estate

Over half of young adults plan to use their pandemic savings on buying a home, which could worsen the housing crisis

59% of young adults plan to use their pandemic savings on a down payment for a house, per Zillow. A wealthier group of millennials was able to tuck away discretionary spending as savings last year. They drove the 2020 housing boom, which soon morphed into an inventory crisis. LoadingSomething is loading. ...