Friday, April 29, 2016

Ian Crosby | Bench

If you're not tapped into what you actually really believe - you're going to make a difference on - it's just going to fall short.

~Ian Crosby

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jordan Maron | Captain Sparklez

The Internet video star now known as “CaptainSparklez” [Jordan Maron] has one of the hottest brands in gaming, with nearly 9 million YouTube subscribers and a catalog of nearly 3,000 videos that have been watched, cumulatively, over 2 billion times. Advertisers are beating down his door for game endorsements, sponsored videos and merchandise deals: He’s even got an action figure you can buy at Toys “R” Us. But Maron’s biggest achievement this year happened behind the screen: In May his game studio XREAL released its first title, a mobile game called Fortress Fury. It’s been downloaded some 2 million times.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Emerson Spartz | Dose

It really set in motion this fascination with wanting to understand why things go viral.

~Emerson Spartz

Friday, April 15, 2016

Vlad Tenev | Robinhood

If you have a super long term outlook, we believe that the stock market is a really good place for savings income.

~Vlad Tenev

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Marcela Sapone | Hello Alfred

Your conviction and confidence really is what influences the outcomes.

~Marcela Sapone
Hello Alfred

Monday, April 11, 2016

Josh Bruno | Hometeam

Josh Bruno founded Hometeam in 2013 to bring technology to the world of home health aides. Unlike Uber, all of ­Hometeam’s workers are employees, not contractors, and the company pays them twice what other such agencies do. It makes up for this with better logistics: It can keep aides working all the time, matches them with seniors they’ll enjoy spending time with—gardeners with gardeners, painters with painters—and uses iPads to keep seniors in touch with their families. “Our mission is to create beautiful days for older adults,” says Bruno. Hometeam has launched in the New York metro area and Philadelphia. So far it has raised $36 million.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Jeroen Cappaert | Spire Global

Spire Global uses wine-bottle-size nano-satellites to listen to (rather than look at) what’s happening on earth, focusing primarily on the world’s oceans. They apply that data to garner insights about global trade, weather, shipping and supply chains, illegal fishing—even pirates. “We’re focused on the three-quarters of the world that almost nobody looks at."
~Jeroen Cappaert | Spire Global