Carnegie Mellon University
May 17, 2022

New Center for Business & Technology Receives Inaugural Gift From Glance

The Tepper School’s new Center for Business & Technology Fund received a $100,000 inaugural corporate gift from Glance to support initiatives and activities associated with the center, including support of faculty and student research, broad center initiatives, and internships including stipends for graduate students.

R. Ravi, the Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Business and Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science, is leading the effort to create a new research center at the intersection of technology and business that will facilitate research collaborations with businesses while also serving as a conduit for data-rich experiential learning projects for all our students across various programs.

“We are very grateful to Glance for their gift to the new center and for their openness to discuss their business problems, provide data and context to formulate the resulting research problems accurately, and their help in validating our research by running field experiments based on our findings,” said Ravi. “Our ongoing research collaboration has ideated several doctoral theses and provided an opportunity for experiential learning in our MSBA program.” 

“Glance’s gift fuels our journey to The Intelligent Future by supporting research and student experiences that will shape the future of business landscape.”

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean of the Tepper School

Glance is a consumer internet company that has created several most disruptive digital platforms to redefine the way the internet is consumed on the lock screen and launched a destination for creator-led live entertainment commerce. Headquartered in Singapore, Glance is an unconsolidated subsidiary of InMobi Group and is funded by Jio Platforms, Google, and Mithril Capital.

“We are proud to support the efforts of this new research center at the Tepper School,” said Ian Anderson, Vice President of AI at Glance. “We are excited to continue to grow our relationship with the school and the talented students and faculty as we learn and succeed together.”

Glance and InMobi have also supported the Tepper School’s experiential learning through the Master of Science Business Analytics program capstone projects. In the past, the company sponsored a project that examined how to reduce creator churn on Roposo (another platform created by Glance) through targeted intervention.

“Glance’s gift fuels our journey to The Intelligent Future by supporting research and student experiences that will shape the future of business landscape,” said Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean of the Tepper School. “We are grateful that Glance sees our potential and thankful to have their support on this journey.”

Companies that would like to learn more about how they can join the Tepper School in The Intelligent Future through the Tepper Center for Business & Technology can contact R. Ravi for details.