A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley’s buzziest startups

A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley’s buzziest startups

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 2011. Getty Electric scooter startups are spreading across the US, and raising billions of dollars in venture capital as investors pile into the boom in on-demand transport. The idea is simple: Startups such as Bird, Lime, Jump, and Spin leave their electric scooters available for hire all over…

A 3-year-old boy who had acid thrown in his face could have been collateral damage in an attack meant for his mother

A 3-year-old boy who had acid thrown in his face could have been collateral damage in an attack meant for his mother

Police released CCTV footage of the Home Bargains discount store as they searched for suspects. West Mercia Police The mother of a three-year-old boy who had acid thrown on him as he sat in his stroller outside a store may have been the real target of the attack. The mother, who has not been named,…

This 26-year-old left his job at PwC because he wanted to change work culture — now he runs a company getting bankers into meditation

This 26-year-old left his job at PwC because he wanted to change work culture — now he runs a company getting bankers into meditation

It took hitting rock bottom for 26-year-old Gian Power to discover the thing that would power his future — meditation. The founder of Unwind, the UK’s first surround sound meditation experience aimed at helping bankers and corporates relax, Power has always had an entrepreneurial spirit in his blood. Growing up in Durham, he set up…

The rise of KSI, the 25-year-old millionaire who’s fighting Logan Paul after inventing YouTube boxing matches

The rise of KSI, the 25-year-old millionaire who’s fighting Logan Paul after inventing YouTube boxing matches

Olajide „JJ” William Olatunji, as known as KSI. Getty You’re only going to hear more about KSI over the next month. The 25-year-old British YouTube star is facing off against one of the biggest and most controversial vloggers on the planet: Logan Paul. The two will duke it out at a boxing match at Manchester…

France’s 19-year-old wonderkid is donating his World Cup winnings to charity — and the total could be more than $500,000

France’s 19-year-old wonderkid is donating his World Cup winnings to charity — and the total could be more than $500,000

France’s Kylian Mbappé celebrating with the trophy after winning the World Cup. REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach Kylian Mbappé had a World Cup that made pundits drool. The 19-year-old scored four goals in seven games and dazzled spectators with his mercurial pace and composure under pressure — and it helped France to victory on Sunday. Sports…

This 24-year-old Goldman Sachs banker wants to solve the global water crisis — and the bank just gave him $150,000 to get started

This 24-year-old Goldman Sachs banker wants to solve the global water crisis — and the bank just gave him $150,000 to get started

For most of us, working in Goldman Sachs’ prestigious securities division would be enough stress and workload. But for Hamza Farrukh, it’s not enough. As well as his day job, Farrukh heads up Bondh-E-Shams, a charity he founded, which is dedicated to delivering clean water to areas that previously did not have access. Last week,…

A 51-year-old just began a 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco

A 51-year-old just began a 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco

Benoît Lecomte. Courtesy The Swim If all goes according to plan, Benoît Lecomte should arrive in San Francisco six months from now. He’s trying to swim across the Pacific Ocean to get there. Lecomte began his expedition on Tuesday June 5, jumping into the waters off the coast of Choshi, near Tokyo. His journey to…

This 28-year-old helps Deutsche Bank pick startups to work with — here’s how he got to the top

This 28-year-old helps Deutsche Bank pick startups to work with — here’s how he got to the top

Marcus Trotter, Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank LONDON — Marcus Trotter, 28, is one of Business Insider’s UK Fintech 35 under 35, a ranking of young rising stars in the UK financial technology industry. Trotter is an „innovation specialist” at Deutsche Bank, helping the bank monitor UK fintech startups and decide which ones to work with.…

How a 28-year-old went from running poker games and waitressing on roller skates to running her own ‚InsurTech’ startup

How a 28-year-old went from running poker games and waitressing on roller skates to running her own ‚InsurTech’ startup

LONDON — Phoebe Hugh, the 28-year-old CEO and founder of insurance startup Brolly, has had an unusual career path, to say the least. „I was running and dealing a Texas Hold ‚Em poker game; I was an Indian head masseuse; I was a roller-skating waitress; and then I started a company around that,” Hugh says,…