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Compass Launches Consumer Site With AI-Driven Recommendations, Says CEO

“We just launched a new consumer site that lets our agents collaborate with their clients,” says Compass founder and CEO Robert Reffkin. “It has features such as AI-driven recommendations exactly for the buyer. Based on everything that they’re searching it makes recommendations. It has another feature called Collections, which is a visual workplace. It allows …

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DocuSign Chairman Calls Speed the ‘Ultimate Weapon’

Text size Keith Krach, DocuSign’s chairman David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Shares of DocuSign are up by more than half since the enterprise-software company’s initial public offering in April—a surge that underscores how digital transformation is sparking economic growth, according to Chairman Keith Krach. “Companies focused on productivity improvement are driving the economy,” Krach tells Barron’s. The …

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We Expect This Business To Be Very Profitable

“Not only do we expect to hit cashflow break-even, but we expect this business to be very profitable at maturity,” says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. “I think that going forward our spending declines as a percent of revenue. So when you’re growing trips 35 percent year on year your spending is going to increase. But …

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We Are An Experience-Driven Company, Says Chewy CEO

“Last year we sent about 50,000 pet portraits to our customers,” says Chew CEO Sumit Singh.  “We’re an experience-driven company. This is not a cost. This is an engagement mechanism. We’ve partnered with about a thousand local artists across the country. We think of this as an experience building. We have 90 percent re-ups (of …

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We Want To Make It Easier For People To Go From Inspiration To Purchase, Says Pinterest CEO

“I don’t know about social commerce overall but I definitely know that our users often want to buy the things they find on Pinterest,” said Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann while discussing going public on the NYSE. “A lot of people say they discovered a product or service while browsing Pinterest,” says Silbermann. “We just want …

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Even Just on the Medical Side, There’s Big Business in Pot

There’s a big business to be built even just on the medical side of legal marijuana says legendary technology investor Geoff Lewis. Lewis was an early investor in Tilray which recently had a hugely successful IPO of which he was pleasantly surprised. Lewis thinks the worldwide trend is toward recreational legalization of marijuana and that …

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