In this episode of #SiliconValley2.0, hosted by Sabrina Halper, we bring you a conversation with HelloAva co-founder Siqi Mou. Born in China, Siqi moved to California to attend Stanford University. After graduating, she worked at JP Morgan and was an on-air anchor for Bloomberg Indonesia. Eventually, she found herself back at Stanford for business school. It was there, as part of a class project, that she began to work on the idea behind HelloAva. HelloAva Inc is a tech-enabled beauty personalization startup which combines artificial intelligence and human expertise. This cutting edge, data-driven approach has led them to over 1.6 million skincare consultations. Applying the pillars of modern technology onto the ever-growing beauty industry has helped this start up stand out. In this episode, you can hear about Siqi’s path to her start-up, her insights into the future of the industry, and her personal approach to following her dreams. Silicon Valley 2.0 is a fortnightly series that showcases the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses that have the potential to scale new heights.
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In this episode of #SiliconValley2.0, hosted by Sabrina Halper, we bring you a conversation with Vise co-founders Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra. Backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists, they have set out to re-imagine investment management through artificial intelligence and machine learning. With this AI-driven approach, Vise is able to customize the portfolio to the clients’ individual needs and allows advisors to educate their clients on the reasoning behind their investments. The co-founders discuss their personal experience in founding Vise, their understanding of Silicon Valley, how the pandemic has affected their business, and their insights into where the future of investment management is headed. Silicon Valley 2.0 is a fortnightly series that showcases next gen entrepreneurs and businesses that have the potential to scale new heights.
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The U.S. House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee's findings on abuse of market power by four large tech companies took Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet's Google to task in a scathing take-down for what the committee saw as a gross abuse of power aimed at squelching competition. Conway G. Gittens reports.