Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dakin Sloss | Tachyus

"I got sick of how slow academia was moving, and wanted to build something that had a more real-time impact on the world," explains Dakin Sloss | CEO and Co-founder Tachyus.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Clara Sieg | Revolution

"Don't chase money; chase vision," advises Clara Sieg | Partner at Revolution.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Timothy Hwang | FiscalNote

It's not so much "finding hidden patterns in statistics," as it is identifying the key factors (independent variables) that lead to (or even cause) certain outcomes (dependent variables) (rf. Timothy Hwang | FiscalNote).

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Annie Lawless | Suja Juice

Annie Lawless stands atop a brand valued at $300 million – and she did it by focusing on the very foundation of the food pyramid. Suja Juice, the organic juice company she cofounded in 2012, has surged in popularity (and sales, which will hit $70 million this year) thanks to its rejection of added sugar, genetically modified fruit and other manufactured chemical additives. The company’s growth impressed: in August, Coca-Cola bought a 30% stake for $90 million, and Goldman Sachs snapped up an additional 20% for $60 million.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ashley Graham | Model and Designer

"I’ve had success in breaking the mold in the fashion industry,” says Ashley Graham.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Matthew Ramirez | WriteLab

Matthew Ramirez [CEO | WriteLab] uses artificial intelligence to teach students how to write. “I found that students weren’t getting feedback quickly enough,” he says. “I realized that we could capture, algorithmically, about 90% of what we were teaching.” It turns out writing—style, eloquence, clarity and logic, he says—falls into statistical patterns. “So I decided to encode that."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jewel Burks | PartPic

PartPic uses image recognition technology to find a part you need, based on a photo you send, according to Jewel Burks.