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Dave Girouard
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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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+Vic Gundotra What's next Vic?

It's really sad to see you go. I truly believed in what you were doing with plus.
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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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I was PM for this godawful product 18 years ago and my mom still has the hat.
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I had the all-in-one Performa 5200. It was mind-boggling value for money. A colour screen alone cost a fortune back then (when I was a student).
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Want to work at the forefront of tech, finance and entrepreneurship? Our operations and engineering teams are hiring: https://www.upstart.com/jobs
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Say more about Upstart.and its location, please. The rewards system, too, is a motivator not indicated. 
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This just in . . . 
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LMAO
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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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Nothing but go out and enjoy life 😜lol 
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You are more than your credit score!

We're excited to announce simple 3-year loans on +Upstart today!
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5th grade dance tonight. Who's ready?
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it is very cute palace i like it
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We're hiring at Upstart!

Looking for a killer Operations Associate who can smile cooly while riding on top of a runaway train.
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Now here's a Google Glass use case I'm excited about!

Congrats to upstart +Ian Shakil, who today launched his company +Augmedix to bring Google Glass applications to doctors.
Google Glass is facing some challenges in terms of public perception and an ongoing debate about its role in the public forum, but it has some potential in..
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Have him in circles
42,431 people
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Maker of Dreams
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  • 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
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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
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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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