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Networking: A Very Milken Moment

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Their conversation begins casually. The guy without the tie is from New York. He's involved in the tech sector. Specifically, he works for a start up intended to "disrupt higher education."

The guy with the tie is from Paris, although he adds that he is of both French and Venezuelan descent. He works for a fund that invests in a variety of areas, but with a focus on India.

It quickly emerges that both the Parisian-Indian fund and the educational disrupter share a major backer...