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Russel Simmons
Russel Simmons is an American businessman. He is co-founder and initial CTO of Yelp, Inc.[1][2] with Jeremy Stoppelman
Jeremy Stoppelman
from July 2004 until he left in June 2010.[2] He is an early employee at PayPal, where he was a Lead Software Architect, and has been described as a member of the PayPal
PayPal
Mafia.[3] Simmons graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.[4] References[edit]^ Smalera, Paul (April 9, 2010). " Yelp
Yelp
grows up". Fortune. CNN. Retrieved 4 August 2010.  ^ a b Wauters, Robin (2010-06-14). " Yelp
Yelp
Co-Founder And CTO Russel Simmons Is Out". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-12-23.  ^ Parrish, Charlie (2014-09-20)
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RapLeaf
RapLeaf
RapLeaf
was a US-based marketing data and software company.Contents1 Company 2 Controversy and backlash 3 See also 4 ReferencesCompany[edit] RapLeaf
RapLeaf
was founded in San Francisco
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Powerset (company)
Powerset was an American company based in San Francisco, California, that, in 2006, was developing a natural language search engine for the Internet.[1] On July 1, 2008, Powerset was acquired by Microsoft
Microsoft
for an estimated $100 million.[2] Powerset was working on building a natural language search engine that could find targeted answers to user questions (as opposed to keyword based search). For example, when confronted with a question like "Which U.S. state has the highest income tax?", conventional search engines ignore the question phrasing and instead do a search on the keywords "state", "highest", "income", and "tax"
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Tesla, Inc.
Coordinates: 37°23′41″N 122°09′01″W / 37.3947057°N 122.1503251°W / 37.3947057; -122.1503251Tesla's financial performanceTesla's paid-in capital makes up the accumulated deficit to maintain its operation Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc.
(formerly Tesla
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Palantir Technologies
Palantir Technologies
Palantir Technologies
is a private American software and services company which specializes in big data analysis. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company is known for two projects in particular: Palantir Gotham and Palantir Metropolis. Palantir Gotham is used by counter-terrorism analysts at offices in the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) and United States Department of Defense, fraud investigators at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and cyber analysts at Information Warfare Monitor, while Palantir Metropolis is used by hedge funds, banks, and financial services firms.[3][4] The company gets its name from The Lord of the Rings, as a palantír was an object that could be used to communicate to or see far away parts of the world. Founded in 2004 by Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp, Palantir's original clients were federal agencies of the USIC
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YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google
Google
bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube
YouTube
now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. YouTube
YouTube
allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show
TV show
clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos
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LinkedIn
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
(/lɪŋkt.ɪn/) is a business- and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002,[5] and launched on May 5, 2003,[6] it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. As of 2015, most of the company's revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals.[7] As of April 2017, LinkedIn
LinkedIn
had 500 million members in 200 countries, out of which more than 106 million members are active.[4] LinkedIn
LinkedIn
allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships
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PayPal
PayPal
PayPal
Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders
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Premal Shah
Premal Shah
Premal Shah
is president of microfinance company Kiva.org
Kiva.org
and is a leading social entrepreneur.[1][2] In 2009, he was selected to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 List and was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[3][4] Prior to Kiva, Premal joined PayPal early on and spent 6 years at the company. He is considered to be a part of the PayPal Mafia, a group of PayPal alumni who have gone on to found or co-found other successful companies, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Tesla Motors
Tesla Motors
and Yelp.[citation needed] Premal has spoken widely on applying Silicon Valley breakthroughs to global poverty.[citation needed] Additional facts[edit]In 1991 and 1992 was a participant in the National Youth Leadership Training program from "National Youth Leadership Council" in St
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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Kiva (organization)
Kiva Microfunds (commonly known by its domain name, Kiva.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization[2] that allows people to lend money via the Internet
Internet
to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.”[3] Since 2005, Kiva has crowd-funded more than a million loans, totaling over $1 billion,[4] with a repayment rate of between 98 and 99 percent.[5] As of November 2013, Kiva was raising about $1 million every three days.[3] Over a million lenders worldwide use the Kiva platform.[6] Kiva operates two models—Kiva.org and KivaZip.org. Kiva.org relies on a network of field partners to administer the loans on the ground.[7] These field partners can be microfinance institutions, social businesses, schools or non-profit organizations.[8] KivaZip.org facilitates loans at 0% directly to entrepreneurs via mobile payments and PayPal
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Friendster
Friendster
Friendster
was a social gaming site based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was originally a social networking service website.[3][4] Before Friendster
Friendster
was redesigned, the service allowed users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts.[5] The website was also used for dating and discovering new events, bands and hobbies. Users could share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via profiles and networks.[5] It is considered one of the original social networks.[6] After the relaunch of Friendster
Friendster
as a social gaming platform in June 2011, the number of registered users reached over 115 million. The company operated mainly from three Asian countries: the Philippines, Malaysia
Malaysia
and Singapore, and over 90% of the site's traffic came from Asia
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Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
(born 1979) is an Internet entrepreneur, who worked at PayPal, and co-founded YouTube. He is the first person to upload a video on it. The video he released was named 'Me at the zoo' and as of March 21, 2018, has reached over 47 million views
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Roelof Botha
Roelof F. Botha[2] (born 19 September 1973[1]) is a venture capitalist and company director. By training, he is a qualified actuary. Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital
Sequoia Capital
and currently sits on the boards of Jawbone, Eventbrite, Evernote, Mahalo, Natera, Nimbula, Square, Tokbox, Tumblr, Weebly, Unity, Whisper and Xoom. He also works with 10gen, AssureRX, FutureAdvisor, Instagram, Mixpanel and MuSigma.[3] He previously sat on the board of directors of Meebo
Meebo
and YouTube
YouTube
before they were each acquired by Google. On Forbes' Midas List, an annual ranking of venture capital professionals, he ranked 22nd in 2008[4] and 26th in 2009.[5]Contents1 Education and career 2 Family 3 References 4 External linksEducation and career[edit] Botha was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and at the age of six he moved to Cape Town
Cape Town
with his parents
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Chad Hurley
Chad Meredith Hurley (born January 24, 1977) is an American co-founder and former CEO of the popular video-sharing website YouTube
YouTube
and MixBit.[1] In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0's "50 People Who Matter Now" list
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Facebook
Facebook
Facebook
is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College
Harvard College
students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The founders initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students. Later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League
Ivy League
schools, and Stanford
Stanford
University. Facebook
Facebook
gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students. Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in this requirement, depending on local laws
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