Anthony: We all know that digital technology makes it possible for us to achieve things that used to be unimaginable. At the same time, these innovations have introduced new challenges to society. The relationships between companies and customers, policymakers and constituents, employers and employees, the news media, and the public—even parents and their children—are forever changed. While the digital revolution has the power to uplift, it also creates mechanisms for misinformation and disinformation to spread. This reality led me to seek out like-minded digital leaders and work with them to make a positive change.
Sumesh: Early-career professionals and higher-education students are finding it tough to compete in a job market with a traditional degree. After seeing many people in my own circle struggling with this, I informally started helping them get into better jobs. My co-founder, Abhay, also comes from a background where this problem is very acute. We thought we could change the world for the better if the problem could be solved in more creative ways.
Krikor: At Electives, our mission is to build the most engaging online school for employees. We help organizations provide meaningful and exciting learning experiences across learning and development (L&D), and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Our teachers range from authors, FBI agents, Olympians, top college professors, and more. The goal is to make it easier for companies to bring teams together in a virtual world and learn from the best.
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