Uber, SoFi, Dash and DefenseStorm.

SoFi, which just disclosed that it has applied to the FDIC for an industrial loan charter in Utah, has indicated that it plans to hire up to 400 professionals in Delaware. Also this week, Dash Financial Technologies hired Goldman Sachs capital markets veteran Robert Boylan to head business development, while DefenseStorm added Steve Soukup as chief revenue officer. On a final note, as we all know, losing a parent tragically can be a life-changing event. Our best hope is that as Uber’s Travis Kalanick grieves for his mother and reflects on his company’s raft of controversies, he uses his time to figure out how to fuse his brilliance with greater decency. In the future, it would be fun to root for, not against, an innovative company like Uber.

This article was published as part of Weekly Briefing No. 85