At the beginning there was a mission in search of a business model – a fact that arguably sets Study.com apart from most middle-market businesses. Along the way, as the subscription economy began to blossom, Study.com’s founders buckled their fledgling business into an energetic subscription model and turned their attention to managing the growth that comes when mission and model unite. Join us when Adrian Ridner, CEO and Co-founder, Study.com steps back in time to spotlight the stubborn mission that would not be compromised for growth sake, and the business model that would ultimately allow the mission to survive and thrive.
Seth Merrin probably didn't have to write a book to understand the origins of his passion for market disruption, unfair sustainable advantage has been a life long pursuit. Join us when Seth explains the competitive forces that allowed Liquidnet to disrupt the ebb-and-flow of traditional institutional trading and expand the firm's network around the world.
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Metromile, a provider of pay-per-mile for insurance, raised a whopping $191.5 million in funding last year empowering the insurance disrupter to acquire a carrier called Mosaic Insurance to handle the underwriting of its policies. Join us when Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile, explains how the firm’s next chapter of growth will involve the marriage of new and old talent competencies as Metromile advances its on-demand offerings into new geographies and further enhances its high tech pedigree with seasoned insurance industry talent.