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Founder Feature: David Rogier, CEO of MasterClass

In the Fall of 2014, my friend and Stanford GSB classmate David Rogier and I were catching up over dinner, when he told me about his new venture, MasterClass — an online education site that would serve video classes from the world’s greatest... more

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Can a Crowdsourced Approach to Executive Recruiting Beat the Experts?

Erin Griffith at Wired profiles ExecThread, a site where executives can share and find job opportunities within an exclusive network of their peers. The site is the brainchild of entrepreneur Joe Meyer, who realized the potential for disruption in... more

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How Thumbtack Plans To Become The Amazon For Home Services

Thumbtack started eight years ago with one goal in mind: to become an Amazon of sorts for home services like plumbers, home inspectors, and house cleaners. Today it moves a little bit closer to that goal with the launch of Instant Match on the... more

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Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

Snap wants its ads to open to something interesting rather than a boring mobile website. Today Snap announced 14 new ad Creative Partners that will help build custom games, interactive videos, gyroscope-powered experiences, lead generation... more

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Appvance Launches AI-Driven Test Automation

Appvance has announced a breakthrough using artificial intelligence algorithms to automatically create and maintain scripts for testing software applications. By modeling human testers, including manual and test automation tasks such as scripting,... more

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ExecThread Raises $6.5 Million to Accelerate Growth of its Crowdsourced Jobs Platform

ExecThread, a premium job-sharing network for executives and the largest aggregator of unpublished executive-level job opportunities, has secured $6.5 million in an oversubscribed equity financing led by top-tier, bi-coastal venture capital... more

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UFC GYM Exceeds 100,000 Referral Leads with Netpulse in 2017

Netpulse, the #1 provider of mobile apps for health clubs, announced today that UFC GYM, a client who uses their full suite of mobile tools, exceeded 100,000 referral leads in the first half of 2017, just six months after launching their mobile app.... more

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Fair Introduces a New Way to Shop, Get Approved and Pay for a Car All on Your Phone

Fair—a first-of-its-kind app that allows customers to shop, get approved and pay for a car all on a phone—launched today. Fair’s innovative offering allows customers to shop for a car they want and can afford based on a pre-qualified monthly... more

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