Meet 2019’s Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, and Apollo shaking up investing, trading, and dealmaking

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Meet the 2019 class of Wall Street’s rising stars.

From starting a hedge fund before age 30 to running their own alternative-data shops and helping lead $27 billion investments, this group of young finance leaders is in a league of its own.

It was harder than ever this year to select just 25 people. Our selection criteria: We asked that nominees be 35 or under, based in the US, and stand out from their peers. Editors made the final decisions.

Here’s our list of the next crop of Wall Street leaders.

Additional reporting by Alex Morell, Bradley Saacks, and Dakin Campbell.

Click here to read the full list.Adam Parker, 34, Center Lake Capital

Adam Parker has been focused on running his own hedge fund as long as he can remember – and he’s already running $350 million before the age of 35 with his fund, Center Lake Capital.

Parker started investing in college after he sold a GrubHub-like company he and a couple friends started. From there, he interned at the Lehman Brothers real-estate group in summer 2007 and was choosing between returning for a full-time position or joining the now shuttered Force Capital. He chose Force.

After working as an analyst, he eventually interviewed with billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller, and worked for Duquesne Capital until Druckenmiller closed the fund. He then went to PointState Capital, which was started by Duquesne veterans, and became a portfolio manager after just a year, running $150 million to start out.

Center Lake launched in 2014 with multiyear commitments from a few critical investors, Parker said. Now he believes the firm has differentiated itself because of the concentrated investments and specific focus within the tech world.

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Evan Feinberg, 32, Tiger Global

Feinberg started at the University of Pennsylvania with plans to be a lawyer …read more

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The chaotic industry behind the insulin I need to live

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In the winter of 2005, I was so severely underweight and starved of energy that I went to great lengths to provide my body with any source of sugar. That included chugging a brilliant cocktail of Skittles dissolved in warm water. My sisters thought it was gross. As I sipped my drink, we watched Law & Order: SVU on television, but my vision was so blurry that I could barely make out which characters were which. Their voices helped. Later that night, I was jerked awake in my bed by simultaneous charley horses in each of my legs. My calf muscles were so contracted that my feet flipped up towards my face, something you only see in exorcism scenes from horror films. And, just like in The Exorcist, I wet myself. This wasn’t the first time in…

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A startup which sells lab-grown diamond jewelry and counts Meghan Markle as a fan just raised $1.2 million

Sidney Neuman and Jessica Warch

Investors just poured $1.2 million into Kimai, a jewelry startup whose designs have been worn by Meghan Markle and Emma Watson.
Kimai sells jewelry with a twist — all its gems are grown in labs and it uses recycled gold for its pieces.
Kimai’s two founders, Sidney Neuhaus and Jessica Warch, are childhood friends who both come from diamond-trading families in the world’s diamond capital, Antwerp.
Most consumers aren’t aware of lab-grown diamonds, but they pose a huge threat to incumbents such as De Beers since they are compositionally identical to mined gems and cheaper.

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A diamond jewelry startup whose designs have been worn by Meghan Markle and Emma Watson has raised $1.2 million.

Kimai is an online jewelry designer which sells gems with a twist — its pieces are made of recycled gold and diamonds that are grown in labs, rather than mined from the earth.

The startup’s seed round was led by Talis Capital, which invested alongside angel backers including Facebook exec Rebecca Minkoff, former Cartier executive Fidji Simo, and French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel via his investment firm Kima Ventures.

Lab-grown diamonds pose a serious threat to the mined gem market, which is struggling with falling prices and consumer concerns about the ethics and provenance of their jewelry. Cultured gems are compositionally identical to natural diamonds, and indistinguishable from the mined product to the naked eye.

They can also be up to half the price, and proponents point out that lab-grown diamonds don’t come from war zones or rely on forced labor.

“It’s an industry we’ve grown up in,” Jessica Warch told Business Insider. “We couldn’t find transparency in that industry, it’s old-fashioned, old-minded, there has not been any innovation.

“And we couldn’t find anyone to give us a simple answer to the question: ‘Where do these diamonds come from?'”

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Cloud computing startups are back in a big way, and Clumio just made it official by scooping $135 million in funding 3 months after it launched

Poojan Kumar

Clumio, a startup that provides data backup services for other companies, announced $135 million in Series C funding on Tuesday. The company officially launched in August.
Clumio cofounder and CEO Poojan Kumar told Business Insider that he thinks the round is one of the largest for an enterprise software-as-a-service startup of that size.
Cloud-based services like Clumio have been some of the biggest sleeper hits of 2019, with surprising public offerings and massive funding rounds for lesser-known companies while high-flying unicorns have largely disappointed.
In August, Clumio had launched with tools for on-premise data management. On Tuesday, the company also announced its tool for data backup from AWS EBS, the most common cloud services provider to startups and larger companies alike. Kumar said that Clumio will address similar functionality for Microsoft’s Azure customers next.
Kumar told Business Insider that if you had asked him about funding in August, he would’ve said the company was thinking about it for mid-2020.
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Just three months after launching, cloud services startup Clumio raised one of the enterprise world’s largest Series C funding rounds.

The data backup-as-a-service startup announced $135 million in Series C funding on Tuesday. The round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, with participation from Index Ventures and Altimeter Capital of Twilio, Okta, and Snowflake fame.

“We are closing what I think is one of the largest Series C funding rounds for a SaaS company,” Clumio cofounder and CEO Poojan Kumar told Business Insider.

Although Clumio doesn’t actually claim the top spot for most raised — that recognition goes to robotic automation startup UiPath — it can claim fame as one of the fastest. The massive influx of fresh funding comes just three months after Clumio’s public launch and only two years after Kumar officially started working …read more

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