Business Analysis: Seed

    Company: Seed Website: https://seed.co/ Industry: Banking Founders: Brian Merritt and Ryan Hildebrand   What is Seed? Seed is not a bank, but it focuses on businesses banking. Its founders, Brian Merritt and Ryan Hildebrand, came from another banking tech firm called Simple, which was sold for more than $100 million (https://techcrunch.com/2015/02/17/yc-backed-seed-wants-to-reinvent-business-banking/). Seed is

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Interview: Sales Representative

Name:  Deidre Russo Industry: Advertising Sales and Marketing Company: Parent Guide Position: Account manager Experience:  15 years and 8 months Education: Undergraduate: Suny Oneonta- Major: Psychology Graduate: St. John’s- Focus: School Psychology Length of Job Search: 3 months   Highlights: GPA: Not emphasized Experience: Not emphasized. Networking: Extremely important once hired to make business connections,

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Interview: Banking Product Developer

Name: Dinara Kunanbayeva Industry:  Banking Position: Product developer at a bank Experience: 1) Current: Product developer at a bank: 4 months 2) Previous: Sales position at a bank: 1 year Education: Brandeis University Major: Economics Length of Job Search: First job took two months, second job took one month   Highlights: GPA: Not heavily emphasized. Experience: The most important

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Interview: Open Listings

Company: Opening Listings Website: https://www.openlistings.com/ Industry: Real Estate Product/Service: Online Home-buying Founded: May 2014 Founders: Judd Schoenholtz (CEO), Alexander Farrill (CTO), Peter Sugihara (CPO), Experience and Education Judd: Columbia University – Computer Science Worked at a startup- Software Developer Huge (Design Agency) – Product Design Alexander: Columbia University – Computer Science SlingBox- Senior Software Developer Newslook- CTO Run- Chief Data Scientist Peter:

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Interview: Xendit

Company: Xendit Website: https://www.xendit.co/ Industry: Banking Product: Payment Gateway Founded: November 1, 2014 Team: Moses Lo (CEO), Bo Chen (CTO), Juan Gonzalez (Co-Founder) Experience and Education Moses:  UNSW (Sydney, Aus) – Information systems and Finance University of California (Berkeley) – MBA The Boston Consulting Group – Senior Associate Amazon – Product management and Marketing Bo:

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Senior Security Database Administrator

Name: Nathan Buxhoeveden Industry: Security Technology Position:  Senior Security Database Administrator Experience at position: 5 years Previous jobs: Insurance Claims, Safety Compliance Education: Virginia Military Institute Majors: History and Political Science-International Politics/National Security   Highlights: Job Description: Working with different security systems to add access for new members and troubleshooting for buggy or broken security

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Interview: Fitness Trainer

Name: Imari Industry: Fitness Training Position: Certified Fitness Trainer Experience: 2 years Education: High School Length of Job Search: N/A Highlights: GPA: Not important. Experience: Prior experience is not necessary. Networking: Not important. Internships:  Not Important. Certifications: Extremely important. You need to get certified as a National Academy of Sports and Medicine Certified Personal Trainer,

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Interview: Illium VR- Virtual Reality Controllers

Company: Illium VR Website: https://iliumvr.com/ Industry: Video Game Product: VR Controller Founded: 2014 Team: Sebastian Sarbora (CEO), Robert Rouhani (CTO), Jazmine Olinger (COO)Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (all co-founders) Major: Computer Science Highlights: Product: A realistic gun controller to be used with virtual reality games. Funding: Bootstrapping (self-funding) initially, grant money from competitions, eventually received some investment.

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Interview: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Name: Brett Tufano Industry: Defense Contractor Position: Senior Mechanical Engineer Experience: 7 years Education: University of Hartford, currently getting masters at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineer- Acoustics Concentration Length of Job Search: Had job by May Senior year, started in August   Highlights: GPA: Usually a 3.0 is required. Experience: Prior experience is not

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