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Longtime enterprise exec Quentin Clark joins Dropbox as SVP of Engineering, Product and Design

As Dropbox slowly gears up toward its initial public offering, its bringing on a longtime enterprise executive Quentin Clark, a former VP of Microsoft as well as SAP CTO as head of its very-long-title-where-he-will-oversee-a-ton-of-things. His official title is going to beSVP of Engineering, Product and Design, where he will oversee […]

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Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups

Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of theToyota Research Institute.The automaker has strategically positioned itself as an ROI rather than strategic-focused fund meaning that it aims to profit […]

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The Lemonade insurance social experiment results in $53K donation in year one

Lemonade has raised $60 million to date with the thesis that insurance companies can cut costs and automate more of their processes if they can somehow incentivize users to act less selfishly and commit less fraud. Traditionally insurance companies take the spread between premiums and claims as profit, but Lemonade […]

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Honest financing as a path to economic mobility and social justice

More posts by this contributor: In The Land Of Opportunity, Why Hinder Our Own Success? Societal health can be assessed by a handful of factors: economic mobility (is the current generation earning more than their parents did?), upward mobility (the rate of which an individual can improve their own socioeconomic status), […]

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