Former BrightCo Leaders Pippa Biddle and Rebecca Kantar Join GLG Share
September 19, 2014
Rebecca Kantar and Pippa Biddle Join High-Growth Startup Learning Platform
New York, New York; September 19, 2014 — GLG today announced that Rebecca Kantar and Pippa Biddle, formerly of BrightCo, have joined GLG Share, the professional learning membership for high-growth startups. Kantar and Biddle will leverage the experience they gained running BrightCo, a platform connecting brands and investors to Millennial expertise, to help grow GLG Share and further GLG’s commitment to the startup community.
“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn. And for two years, BrightCo has been changing the way top professionals think about and learn about Millennials, by connecting them with leading young entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives,” said John Donoghue, GLG Head of New Markets, who oversees GLG Share. “We’re excited to welcome Rebecca and Pippa to GLG Share.”
GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective that couldn’t be found in one-size-fits-all industry reports. GLG began connecting its clients with smart people who had firsthand expertise or operational experience. Today GLG serves the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Its more than 400,000 teaching members include policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, and professional leaders. GLG leverages its membership to scale one-to-one learning, pairing its members thousands of times a week, around the world.
GLG Share launched in early 2014 to connect high-potential startups with GLG’s expansive teaching membership. Current members include Bluebox Security, Casper, Celery, The Muse, OrderWithMe, Recombine, and Soylent, among others. Kantar and Biddle will bolster GLG Share’s conversation with startups and grow the community aspect of the membership through regular discussions, salons, and other gatherings.
BrightCo launched in 2012, connecting brands, organizations, and investors with young entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, and creatives for unique generational insight and perspective. “Ask any founder what resource he or she relies on most, and you’ll hear the name of someone, not something. GLG Share helps founders meet the leaders they need to know – leaders who can help them to ask the right questions, who can answer their hardest questions, and who can expand their networks,” Kantar and Biddle said. “We hope we can bring a new energy and new perspective to this effort.”
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG is transforming the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn. GLG curates custom learning experiences among professionals and thought leaders across fields, within a rigorous compliance framework. GLG scales one-to-one learning through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions with its network of more than 400,000 experts. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise. Its 900 employees work in 21 offices in 12 countries. To find out more, visit www.GLG.it and follow @GLG.
About GLG Share
GLG Share offers select startups unlimited access to the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise. GLG Share connects members with advice, feedback, and partnership on crucial strategic, operational, and developmental questions from its network of more than 400,000 leading professionals. GLG Share members are promising and inquisitive founders who view ongoing learning and mentorship as essential to personal and professional growth and success. Membership is limited to the most innovative and disruptive growth companies. To find out more, visit www.GLGShare.com and follow @GLGShare.