AT&T Foundry At a Glance
Explore the Connected Health Foundry
Silicon Valley is known as America’s hub for innovation, however the focus for investment and product development is increasingly for and by a small sliver of the country. Many attribute tech’s dismal lack of diversity to a “pipeline issue.” That’s partly true, but there is also a large inclusion and retention problem. Dr. Freada Kapor Klein is working to address these issues through Kapor Capital, Kapor Center for Social Impact, and the Level the Playing Field Institute. She is on a mission to create a community of tech leaders that reflect the diversity of America.
Financial technology is a thread woven through many industries, and the pace of change for these industries rely on its advancements. FinTech capabilities like payments on the go, bitcoin, and peer to peer lending are enabling new competitors to disrupt traditional market leaders. With the wide adoption of smartphones, customers are expecting to be connected wherever they are enabling FinTech companies to transcend spaces and better serve users on the go. Gareth Jones, Co-founder and Managing Partner FinTech Collective, a New York based VC, explores how FinTech can advance industries.