In episode 64 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Di-Ann Eisnor, CEO of byCore and Co-Founder of Neighborhood Start Fund on selling Waze to Google for $1 billion and bringing the best of Silicon Valley to underserved communities in America. We also speak about her short time at WeWork on building connected cities and lessons learned about toxic company cultures.
Di-Ann Eisnor is an entrepreneur and executive who is currently Co-Founder and CEO of byCore, a venture-backed construction labor marketplace. Previously, she worked at Waze and later Google for ten years, where she started the US office of Waze in 2009 (acquired by Google in 2013 fro $1 billion), ran growth, business development, and platform. While at Waze, she founded the Connected Citizens Program, which worked with 800 cities and departments of transportation to use data to reduce congestion and improve emergency response times.
Di-Ann serves on the board of Saia Inc. and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. She is a venture partner at Obvious Ventures and is co-founder with Lupe Fiasco of Neighborhood Start Fund, a neighborhood-based micro-fund in underserved urban neighborhoods. She holds a BS in Studio Art and Business Administration from New York University. She is a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
About byCore: byCore is infrastructure for the construction workforce of the future. The company is creating a new kind of marketplace to help workers; find instant matches to the best jobs, improve their skills and access tools and equipment. byCore is arming the trades with the data, tools, network and resources to have more consistent, higher paying work while offering general contractors and subs reliable friction-free talent and workforce management.
About Neighborhood Start Fund: Neighborhood Start Fund was founded by Lupe Fiasco and Di-Ann Eisnor to turn ideas into start-ups. We need more diverse entrepreneurs bringing fresh ideas and new innovations to life.
About Obvious Ventures: Obvious Ventures brings experience, capital, and focus to startups combining profit and purpose for a better world.
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