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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Scaling The Maternal Wall: Why Do We Still Underestimate Working Mothers?

I was standing at Cipriani’s in New York celebrating another year with my law firm and talking with a brilliant colleague who had just been elected to the firm’s partnership. It was 2006. Over celebratory clinking of glasses, my newly-minted-partner friend whispered to me that she was pregnant with her first child, followed with a quip about how she had timed it perfectly because her partnership was now secure. I was a motherless 26-year-old and this was the first time that I was privy to the r...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Indianapolis, Pepsico, Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Wojcicki, Indra Nooyi, Cipriani, Jennifer Hyman, Stacy Brown Philpot, Michelle J Budig, Sussex Instagram Post, Susan Wojcicki Anne


TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion

TaskRabbit officially launched in Canada today. The on-demand network that connects people with “taskers,” or others willing to do their household chores or errands for a fee, is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver in October and Montreal sometime in 2019. This is the first major move abroad for the company in some time, as well as its first move under IKEA’s ownership. TaskRabbit first expanded beyond the U.S. in 2014, when it lau...
Tags: Apps, UK, Toronto, Tech, Ceo, Furniture, Canada, United Kingdom, Ikea, Trade, Vancouver, North America, Montreal, Taskrabbit, Founders Fund, Leah Busque


A top IBM exec is also a psychologist and says all bosses should know one basic tenet of human behavior

IBM senior vice president Bridget van Kralingen is known for creating and leading IBM's blockchain business. But she started her career as an industrial psychologist. In a recent interview, she offered some great tidbits on what bosses need to understand about human behavior. In the tech world, IBM senior vice president Bridget van Kralingen is known for creating and leading IBM's blockchain business. Because of van Kralingen, IBM is considered a leader in all things crypto among the major t...
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TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot went undercover as an errand-runner and had to clean someone's dirty apartment

TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot is an icon in Silicon Valley as a former Googler, as well as a board member at Nordstrom and HP. She's been with TaskRabbit since 2013. She came on as COO, and was promoted to CEO in 2016. TaskRabbit was purchased by Ikea in late 2017. To better understand her company, which allows people to hire others to do a variety of tasks and errands, she did the responsible thing and went undercover. She recently shared a funny story of showing up to clean a stranger's...
Tags: Apple, Nordstrom, Trends, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Fortune, Brian Chesky, Opentable, Aspen Colorado, Dara Khosrowshahi, Stacy Brown Philpot, Stacy Brown Philpot CEO of TaskRabbit


Corner Office: Stacy Brown-Philpot of TaskRabbit on Being a Black Woman in Silicon Valley

The Detroit native studied at Penn and Stanford, worked for Goldman and Google, and now runs the gig economy pioneer that Ikea acquired in 2017.
Tags: Google, News, Stanford, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Goldman, Penn, Stacy, Corner Office, Labor and Jobs, Stacy Brown Philpot, TaskRabbit Inc, Brown-Philpot


TaskRabbit CEO posts statement as its app returns following a cybersecurity breach

After taking them down to investigate what it called a “cybersecurity incident,” TaskRabbit’s website and app are back online. The Ikea-owned platform for on-demand labor also posted an update from its chief executive officer Stacy Brown-Philpot about the incident. “While our investigation is ongoing, preliminary evidence shows that an unauthorized user gained access to our systems. As a result, certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised,” she wrote. While Brown-Philpo...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Apps, Cybersecurity, Ikea, Taskrabbit, Stacy Brown-Philpot, Brown Philpot


Jason Returns to the 313 for Startup Grind Detroit on April 5th

As many of you know, my partner Jason is from Detroit. The 313. The Motor City. The D! He’s going back home for a special event and I encourage anyone near Detroit to go hang with him. In case you don’t know about Jason, prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a co-founder of SRS Acquiom and a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital. Prior to this, Jason was an attorney with Cooley. Early in his career, Jason was a software engineer at Accenture. Going further back...
Tags: Trends, Detroit, Jason, Foundry Group, Taskrabbit, Wayne State University, University of Michigan He, David Tarver, Startup Grind, Stacy Brown Philpot, Jason Mendelson, Legitimate Front, SRS Acquiom, Bamboo Detroit, Jason Returns, Startup Grind Detroit


Need Some Bunny To Help? IKEA Rolls Out TaskRabbit

IKEA acquired TaskRabbit, the helper-on-demand service, five months ago. Now it’s taking the natural step of deploying its “Taskers” across America, starting in a handful of markets. IKEA U.S. plans to broadly roll-out the TaskRabbit At-Home Assembly service, which is now available online in select markets and in six IKEA stores across the U.S. IKEA acquired TaskRabbit, the innovative on-demand platform that connects users with skilled Taskers for a variety of home services, as part of their co...
Tags: Home Decor, New York City, Uncategorized, Advertising, America, San Francisco, Customer Experience, Furniture, Ikea, M&a, Retail, Sharing Economy, Taskrabbit, Stacy Brown Philpot, Ikea U S, IKEA USA News


Nordstrom taps tech veteran for empty board of directors seat

Nordstrom Inc. has elected a board member with extensive experience in the online world to help improve its e-commerce offerings. TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot is replacing longtime board director Enrique Hernandez Jr., who announced he would not be seeking re-election to the 12-person board in February. TaskRabbit is an online and mobile company that matches laborers with people who need help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work. Before she became ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Nordstrom Inc, Stacy Brown Philpot, Enrique Hernandez Jr


10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, TWTR, AMZN, FB)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Monday morning. 1. More and more reports are suggesting that the redesigned iPhone 8 will be delayed. It's likely that the phone will be announced in September but delayed until later in the year. 2. Gig economy startup TaskRabbit is reportedly looking into selling itself. CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot confirmed to Recode that the company is looking into an acquisition offer which came about during its latest funding round. 3. Twitter's to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, China, Trends, Netflix, Dallas, The New York Times, Stockholm, Backchannel, Trump, Brian Olsavsky, Stacy Brown Philpot, Waymo, Waymo Uber


TaskRabbit doubles the number of cities it operates in

CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot talks about the company's expansion and what work will look like in the future.
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CEO Secrets: 'Don't be afraid to ask for what you need'

Stacy Brown-Philpot, the boss of TaskRabbit, shares the business advice she wishes she had when she started out.
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#WhatWeNeedToSucceed: A Letter to the Next President on Behalf of Women Entrepreneurs

#WhatWeNeedToSucceed A Letter to the Next President on Behalf of Women Entrepreneurs Nov. 1, 2016 To: Secretary Hillary Clinton / Mr. Donald Trump Dear Madam Secretary / Mr. Trump: We write to you today on behalf of our nation’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers regarding one of the largest untapped economic and social opportunities in our country - women entrepreneurs. If women and men participated equally in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the United States’ GDP could rise by $3...
Tags: New York, Chicago, Hillary Clinton, United States, Council, Gore, Mr Trump, Ajay Banga, Melanie Whelan, Stacy Brown Philpot


Tech companies like TaskRabbit are engaged in affirmative action, and that’s ok

 Aiming to increase diversity and foster inclusion in the tech industry is not the same as affirmative action, TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot said on stage today at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle conference. “I wouldn’t say it’s affirmative action but it’s a recognition,” Brown-Philpot said. “Our company should represent the population… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Diversity, Affirmative Action, Taskrabbit, Include, Stacy Brown Philpot, Brown Philpot


The 25 coolest women in Silicon Valley

The tech industry has a reputation for being male-dominated, but women are carving out a growing and increasingly important presence. Our recently released edition of the Silicon Valley 100, our annual list of the people who matter most and define what it means to be in Silicon Valley,  is still largely male, but it also features 25 women who have changed the game in the past year. From household names like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer to new faces like the founders of Project Include, a n...
Tags: Google, Pinterest, Yahoo, Trends, Fidelity, Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, Matthew Prince, Lee, Matt Rosoff, Leah Busque, Alex Morrell, Stacy Brown Philpot, Brown Philpot


The Silicon Valley 100: From A to Z

There's a misconception that Silicon Valley is all about creating frivolous apps and getting paid buckets of money to do it while working in a frat house. Some of the brogrammer culture does exist in pockets, but it doesn't define the cradle of innovation where thousands work and create in Silicon Valley. Instead, after months of research and debate, Business Insider is proud to present the Silicon Valley 100, our annual list of the people who matter most and define what it means to be in Silico...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ali Rowghani, Microsoft, Dick Costolo, Trends, Siri, Cisco, Paypal, Intel, Larry Page, Shervin Pishevar, David Marcus, Tim Cook, Reid Hoffman


The Silicon Valley 100: Ranked 1 to 100

There's a misconception that Silicon Valley is all about creating frivolous apps and getting paid buckets of money to do it while working in a frat house. Some of the brogrammer culture does exist in pockets, but it doesn't define the cradle of innovation where thousands work and create in Silicon Valley. Instead, after months of research and debate, Business Insider is proud to present the Silicon Valley 100, our annual list of the people who matter most and define what it means to be in S...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ali Rowghani, Spacex, Microsoft, Yahoo, Okta, Dick Costolo, Trends, Siri, Cisco, Paypal, Intel, Netflix


TaskRabbit founder steps down from CEO spot again, ex-Googler takes over

TaskRabbit's founder Leah Busque is stepping down from her role as CEO, according to reports in Fortune and Re/code.  COO Stacy Brown-Philpot is taking over the position and Busque will become executive chairman. TaskRabbit, founded in 2008 as one of the first so-called "on-demand" startups, lets people hire temporary workers, nicknamed "rabbits," for chores like moving furniture or house cleaning. This is the second time Busque has stepped down as CEO. She also took a 9-month break in 2011 and ...
Tags: Google, Gm, Google Ventures, Busque, Leah Busque, Stacy Brown Philpot, Brown Philpot