This week, I discuss how the DACA recipient and entrepreneur Victor Santos, co-founder and CEO at Airfox, is preparing for a possible end to the Obama-era immigration program. Santos, who came to the U.S. at just 12 years old from his native Brazil, has since built a 20-person business based in Boston. The company, which makes a financial technology app targeting the under-banked, has more than 10,000 users and counting, but would surely suffer if the program were rescinded. "Dreamers are scared all of the time," Santos told me. "People use our identity against us."
Next, staff writer Emily Canal explores President Trump's recently announced health care plans for small businesses. The new entities would allow entrepreneurs to band together to buy or supply insurance--but consumer groups and state officials have criticized the plans, arguing that they will pull more healthy individuals out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace and thereby increase costs for people who need insurance.
Finally, senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin explains how the world's largest search engine for 'GIFs'--or irreverent, short video clips--is now starting to make money through advertising. The five-year-old startup Giphy has been firmly 'pre-revenue' until now, despite raising more than $150 million in venture funding.