In today’s global economy, proficiency in a foreign language can lead to a wider range of job opportunities. Many international companies want hires that can speak the language of that company’s homeland. Unfortunately, most of us believe, falsely, that to master a foreign language, we must be innately gifted. That is not true. The
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
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:
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:
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.