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FOUR YEARS AFTER HR OUTFIT ZENEFITS BLEW UP, ITS CONTROVERSIAL FOUNDER IS BACK WITH RIPPLING, ANOTHER STARTUP TO AUTOMATE HUMAN RESOURCES. IT’S ALREADY WORTH $300 MILLION AND GROWING FAST. CAN PARKER CONRAD FIND REDEMPTION? arker Conrad was 32 when he founded human-resources startup Zenefits. Within three years he’d built it into a Silicon Valley tech darling worth $4.5 billion. Then, everything unraveled as the company’s growth stalled amid compliance problems that included brokers selling health insurance in states where they weren’t licensed to do so. In February 2016, Conrad resigned under pressure, while Zenefits retrenched and slashed its valuation by more than half under new leader... Full story

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