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All along his career, Chris was involved in the prevention of human trafficking. He has family members running organizations focused on this specific philanthropic pursuit. The opportunity came about for Chris to utilize all the different skill sets he'd obtained over his career, plus his advocacy for fighting human trafficking... and with that, it was a no brainer for him to start his current venture.
One day, Brendan found he had a personal itch to solve a problem, while managing his personal stock portfolio. As his account grew, his risk tolerance changed, and general shifts happened in the market, he found that keeping on top of his portfolio was particularly time consuming and tedious. He got bored of doing this manually, and built a script out of frustration for having to manage this manually.
In the past, Alexander held several senior positions with companies having small tech teams. During these times, he would quickly spot inefficiencies in processes - a manual step here, a spot of friction there, etc. He decided to build a product to enable non-engineers to automate processes.
In his prior startup, Colin found that he and his team were very sensitive to breaking changes, as it was critical to deliver information in a timely manner. So much so, that his customers would churn if anything broke in the critical chain. He created something to fill this gap at his prior venture, which he was offering up to friends and colleagues via open source.
Slater and his co-founders fell in love with the technology centered around intelligent process automation, which enables organizations to automate processes involving structured, semi-structured and unstructured document formats. Since 2014, they have been at the forefront of innovation in enterprise AI.
After spending some time researching, Jody figured out that everyone has more SaaS than ever before, and companies were having a hard time managing their portfolios. He thought there must be a way to solve this problem, and solve it driven by data.
Ken got excited about three things that attracted him to his new role, which was purposeful culture, a world changing goal, and the size of an opportunity in front of him. It was these three things that brought him to the company.
Valerie and her co-founder started their current venture by exploring why people resist believing scientifically backed, factual information. She wanted to figure out which messages and stories were more effective at communicating these true facts.
Throughout his career, time at Microsoft, schooling, startup life, etc. - Jay found out that no one really had a secret sauce to innovation. He started evaluating new ways to do it, and came across the Jobs to Be Done theory, which became the foundation to what he has built today.
While building applications under the guise of his web development agency, Rendered Text, Marko and his fellow builders saw a need to have a way of automating processes of building, testing and integrating... and doing so fast.
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