Juul Goes Up In Smoke

Juul Goes Up In Smoke

E-cigarette start-up, Juul Labs exploded in popularity with its initial 2015 launch. It is the highest-selling and fastest growing e-cigarette on the market. In 2017, it generated $224 million in revenue. In 2018 that figure rose to a cool $1 billion, no big deal. However, what was once praised as Silicon Valley’s $38 billion darling, now faces an uncertain future amidst Congressional investigations, criticism by […]

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More Than A Coffee Shop

More Than A Coffee Shop

This month Starbucks (SBUX) celebrated the 40th anniversary since beginning with Howard Schulz and a packed coffee store in Seattle and growing into a manifestation of the American Dream with a founder running for the Presidency and thousands of coffee stores across the globe. With revenues of $10.7 billion last year and 16,850 shops in 40 countries, Starbucks is one of the world’s most well-recognized […]

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The Big Four: Here to Stay

The Big Four: Here to Stay

In 1997, shares of Amazon (AMZN) & Apple (AAPL) traded below $2 per share. Facebook (FB) & Google (GOOGL) hadn’t even been started. It was the dawn of the Internet Era. The following year, Google was launched by a pair of Ph.D. students who now collectively own 14% of a $835 Billion company. Mark Zuckerberg was 14 and probably hadn’t started applying to Harvard. As […]

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Industry Spotlight: Dating Apps

Swipe right if his annual returns are higher than 20%.   Online dating was once viewed as a niche industry, reserved for those introverted souls unable to find love in the real world. But over time, it has grown and stealthily worked its way into our everyday lives. Led by Match.com, Zoosk, and Tinder, the online dating industry is revolutionizing how we define relationships. While […]

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