Lauren Debter

ARTICLES

2 weeks ago

SmileDirectClub’s IPO Is Poised To Mint Three New Billionaires

Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell, both 30, started the custom teeth-aligner company in 2014 and each owns close to 25% of its Class B shares ahead of the initial public offering.
By Lauren Debter 6 min read
2 months ago

Sneaker Resale Startup StockX Officially Joins Unicorn Club With $1 Billion Valuation

The Detroit-based startup has raised $110 million in a Series C funding round led by DST Global, General Atlantic and GGV Capital, bringing total funding to $160 million.
By Lauren Debter 9 min read
4 months ago

The Golden Goose: How Dani Reiss Became A Billionaire Turning Canada Goose Into A Luxury Brand Powerhouse

When Dani Reiss took over the small family business nearly 20 years ago, he revealed a talent for marketing ambitions. Canada Goose did $460 million in sales in 2018.
By Lauren Debter 30 min read
5 months ago

Viking Saga: The Tale of Tor Hagen And His Voyage From Ousted CEO To Cancer Survivor To Cruise Ship Billionaire

Torstein Hagen has 78 ships and 9,000 employees generating $1.6 billion in net revenue. The company is worth $3.4 billion after the most recent private equity injection.
By Lauren Debter 30 min read
5 months ago

Levi Strauss, With A Fast-Growing Women’s Business, Makes A Triumphant Comeback As A Public Company

Levi Strauss, one of America’s oldest companies, has begun its second stint as a public company. Shares soared more than 30% in the first few hours of trading.
By Lauren Debter 13 min read
9 months ago

Billionaire Jack Dorsey, Who Doesn't Take A Salary, Pocketed $80 Million In 2018

For the last several years, Dorsey declined any pay from Twitter and accepted a mere $2.75 from Square.
By Lauren Debter 6 min read
9 months ago

Here Are Bill Gates' Five Favorite Books Of 2018

Every year, Gates finds time to read about 50 books and regularly makes suggestions and gives reviews of his favorites ahead of holidays. 
By Lauren Debter 8 min read
9 months ago

Amazon's Jeff Bezos To Spend Nearly $100 Million To Address Homelessness

E-commerce giant Amazon's founder and CEO outlined his plans to give $97.5 million to two dozen nonprofits around the country that are providing services to the homeless.
By Lauren Debter 9 min read