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Company wants to turn NBA millionaires into tech investors

From the outside it looks like an ornate, manicured church. But inside, uniformed attendants appear from behind the doors and usher visitors toward a coat check. Propped on small ledges high above the main room, six lifelike collared bears create an almost unsettling atmosphere as they lean toward the people below, pulling against the chains that tether them to the wall. It's clear this is no longer a religious house of worship.

Startup Aspiration takes on big banks

An online bank backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is luring hundreds of thousands of Wells Fargo's customers by promising to be the opposite of the scandal-tarred big bank.

Elon Musk disagrees that lidar is critical for self-driving cars

For most people building self-driving cars, lidar is viewed as a godsend. In recent years, enthusiasm for the technology has sparked shortages of the depth-measuring sensor, acquisitions of startups developing it and more than a billion dollars of investments.

How Instagram influencers get paid

As a young girl, fashion was in Amber Venz's blood. Her mother would dress her up in stylish outfits that drew attention at school and she was already learning how to make her own clothes.