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Daphne KollerCoursera offers online courses to the public through partnerships with leading universities internationally. Coursera was launched in 2012 and reached its first one million users faster than Facebook or Twitter. Coursera is one of a number of companies offering massive open online courses– or MOOCs– to address a growing global population and the rising costs of on-campus higher education.

Daphne speaks with Jessica about Coursera’s role in pioneering the landscape of higher education, from scratch.

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Mario SchlosserOscar Health is focused on keeping health insurance simple. The company helps users connect directly to doctors, get prescriptions, and find insurance plans that are easier to navigate.

Mario speaks with Jessica about how he is bringing innovation to health insurance, from scratch.

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Michael DubinDollar Shave Club is a membership club for men’s grooming products. The company started delivering razors in 2011 for less than $10 per month. DSC now offers a range of bathroom products from hair gel to body cleanser.

Michael speaks with Jessica about how he started DSC, from scratch.

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Arianna HuffingtonArianna launched the Huffington Post, the online media platform, in 2005. The company was acquired by AOL in 2011 and was the first online-only news organization to win the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2012. Arianna has written more than a dozen books on topics including feminism, Maria Callas, Picasso, and Greek mythology. Her most recent book, Thrive, is about well-being.

Arianna speaks with Jessica about how she helped legitimize the blogosphere by building the Huffington Post, from scratch.

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