Goldman Sachs asks shareholders to ‘like’ tech push

Goldman Sachs asks shareholders to 'like' tech push in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO In Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s latest move to bolster its street cred as a cool, tech-savvy bank, it is holding its annual shareholder meeting in San Francisco on Thursday.

Goldman has been one of the top investment banks handling mergers and IPOs for the tech sector since the dot-com boom of the 1990s. But more recently, the bank has been trying to mold itself into a tech firm of sorts, too.

Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has been saying for years that Goldman, founded in 1869, is more of a cutting-edge technology company than a gray-haired investment bank. Lately he’s been putting Goldman’s money where his mouth is: The bank has led several high-profile investments in startups that are disrupting the financial sector and is taking big steps to shift more of its business through electronic channels.

Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has been saying for years that Goldman, founded in 1869, is more of a cutting-edge technology company than a gray-haired investment bank. Lately he’s been putting Goldman’s money where his mouth is: The bank has led several high-profile investments in startups that are disrupting the financial sector and is taking big steps to shift more of its business through electronic channels.

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