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Dave Girouard
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A helium-filled balloon lifted Alan Eustace, a Google executive, to more than 25 miles above the earth. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose, he was on the ground.
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Need to upgrade my resume to "Google for Work".  Definitely sounds shinier!

http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/09/02/google-rebrands-enterprise-offerings-google-work/

But need to correct this article - we definitely didn't start with 25 team members. More like 12 - or perhaps 11 because +Debbie Jaffe resigned the week I started!

Congrats to +Amit Singh & team!
Google has cast aside the stodgy “enterprise” label that has, until now, described its business offerings in favor of a new name, Google for Work. According to Google for Work... Keep reading →
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And then text editor will try to correct it to "Work for Google"
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me on Fox Business last week
 
Watch +Dave Girouard discussing our disruptive approach to lending on +Fox Business 
Upstart CEO Dave Girouard on the benefits of lending to young people.
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The day of reckoning is at hand

for pre-cloud IT companies. IBM hardware sales have plummeted 24%.
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Gotta love Disaster Girl.
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so nice 
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I'm older than my co-founder's parents! What did you do when you were 23?
At 23 years old, Paul Gu has graduated from Yale, been awarded a $100,000 grant as a Thiel fellow, co-founded Upstart, attracted millions in venture capital money, and is earning a 6-figure salary a
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Visiting the GOOG today. Ah the memories!
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+Dave Girouard Do you still have any clout with the Apps guys at the GOOG?  I know it has to be done right, but how high a priority is getting Inbox to work with Google Apps?
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The only thing worse than buying a car is selling one. So I'm a proud investor in Instamotor. They sell your car for you. More $$, less BS.

www.instamotor.com
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kkkkk for sure
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Super Awesome Recruiter wanted!

What's not to like about a team of ex-Googlers disrupting the $3.2T consumer credit industry? We're ramping up our hiring at +Upstart  - and looking for a full-time internal recruiter with experience hiring engineers.  Location: Palo Alto, CA.

Please send a note to join@upstart.com!

www.upstart.com/jobs
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+Dave Girouard this is well overdue in Asia as well! Looking forward to the developments.
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What might have been. Google Glass.
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Nice! I have a similar Google Glass but they're Riedel wine glasses with the logo on the bottom.  =)
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Hey +Vic Gundotra - as I told you when you started on G+, i had nothing but admiration for your willingness to stick you neck out on something so incredibly challenging, that had so many issues working against it. You knew the personal sacrifice you were about to make and you did it anyway.

Your ability to bring G+ to life inside Google with the speed and fury that  you did is something 99.9% of the world will never appreciate.

Whatever you do next, it will be done well, I'm sure. Be well, old friend.
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Welcome to the Xoogler club, +Vic Gundotra!  You and Erum (and +Dave Girouard too of course!) were some of my favorite customers as an X-Tech.  Good luck in what's next!
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Dear Google Analytics team, you need to add "trailing 30 days" to your date picker. Is anybody still working on this product?

Your date picker is from hell. I'm in shock that you haven't fixed such glaringly bad features. These smiling people on your website clearly aren't using the product.
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+Amit Singh my needs are very very basic. Their glaring deficiency is ability to define basic date ranges - they could fix this in less than a day. Who is the PM?
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Maker of Dreams
Employment
  • Upstart
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Google
    President, Enterprise & VP Apps, 2004 - 2012
  • Virage
    SVP, Products & Marketing, 1997 - 2003
  • Apple Inc.
    Product Manager, 1994 - 1997
  • Booz Allen
    Associate, 1993 - 1994
  • Accenture
    Consultant, 1989 - 1991
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Emerald Hills, CA
Previously
Reading, MA - Hanover, NH - Boston, MA - Ann Arbor, MI - Krakow, Poland - San Francisco, CA
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Founder at Upstart. Until nowish, Apps guy at Google
Introduction

Founder at Upstart

Upstart is a crowdfunding platform that lets college grads raise capital in exchange for small share of their future income.

Apps @ Google

Until recently, Dave managed Google's cloud applications for consumers, schools, and businesses, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more.

As President of Google Enterprise, he built Google's cloud apps business worldwide, including product development, sales, marketing, and customer support.

Dave was previously SVP of products & marketing at Virage, a pioneer in video search technology. He got started in Silicon Valley as a Product Manager at Apple. 

Prior to that, Dave was an associate in Booz Allen's Information Technology practice in San Francisco. He started his career in software development with the Boston office of Accenture.

Dave graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in Engineering Sciences and a BE in Computer Engineering. He also received an MBA from the University of Michigan with High Distinction.
Education
  • Reading Memorial High School
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Michigan B-school
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