In 2008, celebrated Hip Hop star and business mogul Jay Z signed a ten year deal with Live Nation worth 150 million dollars. As a decade ends and the deal comes to close, Jay Z is looking to leverage on the success of this deal to attract other industry bigwigs to seek a stake in his company, Roc Nation. As the 360 Deal, as it was dubbed, comes to an end, the buy-sell clause will be triggered, meaning that either of the two parties can either sell their stakes or buy the other out of the company.
With reports that Live Nation is not keen on continuing the recording deal with Roc Nation, Jay Z has been looking to other industry players to invest in his company. Together with Roc Nation top executive Desiree Perez, Jay Z is said to have held a meeting with Universal’s chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge about a possible deal. Speculations on whether the meeting could lead to a new deal for Jay and his company has been fueled especially by the fact that Universal Music Group already has a distribution deal with Roc Nation.
Desiree Perez has been an instrumental player in the success of not only Jay Z and the Roc Nation brand, but also for many other Roc Nation artists. She is the silent force behind the growth and success of such industry greats as Rihanna and Beyonce among many others. Ms. Perez is the chief operating officer for Roc Nation, a position which she has held since 2009.
Desiree Perez’s influence in the Roc Nation brand has been instrumental in leading the label’s stars to monumental success. She was the brain and force behind the highly successful Rihanna Samsung deal as well as the Beyonce Formation Stadium. With her brains, skills, and experience, Roc Nation is, without a doubt, in safe hands.
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Eric Lefkofsky Advances Cancer Treatment
Cancer has now become a more pronounced disease as it was before. According to statistics, people living with cancer make 40% of the population in the US. The number of people living with cancer is expected to increase as years go by. Cancer treatment has, therefore, become crucial to all health facilities aiming at offering treatment at all levels. Tempus has advanced cancer treatment by improving data collection and technology used in hospitals. Tempus is led by Erick Lefkofsky who is the co-founder of this company.
Eric Lefkofsky’s idea of collecting more detailed and reliable data about cancer patients struck his mind after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is at this point that Erick realized a big gap that existed between data collection and technology. He realized that a lot of data are collected about cancer patients but the information collected is not channeled in a streamlined way to make use of it during cancer treatments. Despite that technology was embraced in hospitals, this technology had not been incorporated in data collection and research analysis.
Tempus came in as a result of those gaps that were discovered by Lefkofsky aiming at transforming how cancer care was delivered to patients. Tempus has created a platform that effectively analyzes patients’ molecular as well as clinical data that has made cancer treatments more accurate and efficient. This company also developed soft wares for analytical work but obtaining clinical and medical data for analysis was initially a problem.
The company also faced another problem whereby the information or rather data collected about cancer patients was stored as progress notes. The data was inform of free text field that made it difficult to capture the information and analyze it efficiently. Fortunately, Tempus has developed soft wares such as optical character recognition capabilities and natural language processing that collects pertinent notes that are quickly transformed into structured data that help advance cancer treatment and care.
Cancer treatment has been advanced by Tempus whereby molecular and cellular data has now been involved in their analytical work. According to Tempus, human genes hold clues of what is happens to the body cells and therefore genome sequencing can make it easier and more efficient in fighting cancer disease. Tempus has made it easy for doctors to pair a specific type of cancer with the appropriate treatment hence improving the prognosis of cancer treatments.
Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and the CEO of Tempus. He was born in 1969 and studied at the University of Michigan where he acquired his degree in law in the year 1993.Even though he attained high qualifications in law, Erick was swept in the Dot.com revolution where he emerged as an influential player in the Tempus Company. He spends most of his time in Chicago as this is where Tempus is located.
Eric is also a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of business teaching a course on Entrepreneurship. He has also written a business book about how technology affects business. The work of Tempus has brought advanced cancer treatment globally hence improving the lives of cancer patients.
Whitney Wolfe, who is the brains behind a matchmaking app known as Bumble, recently held her wedding ceremony in Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy. Her partner was Michael Herd, a celebrated hotelier and investor in the oil and gas industry. The couple met back in 2003 during a vacation with their families in Aspen. They got to know each other through a mutual friend.Michael and Whitney began dating on Valentine’s Day a year after they met. They also got engaged two years after they began dating. Whitney hired Diana Sorensen, who works for Sugokuii Events, as the wedding planner based on her exceptional taste and experience in events planning. She also got a recommendation from friends about selecting Villa Tre Ville as the wedding venue.Whitney donned a couture Oscar de la Renta gown and Gianvito Rossi heels on her wedding day. The bridesmaids and groomsmen had matching outfits. The ceremony kicked off at 7:45 PM and ended at 5:00 AM. It involves exchanging of vows, catering, dancing and presentation of gifts. The after-party was inspired by the classical Italian disco era. Whitney donned a Naem Khan dress after cutting the cake and danced with her new bridegroom until 5 AM.
About Whitney Wolfe
As the founder of the fourth most popular dating app, Whitney Wolfe has several professional achievements on her name. She was among the influential women listed on Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016 and Business Insider’s 2014 compilation of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.
Wolfe’s academic and career background
Whitney Wolfe is an international studies graduate of Southern Methodist University. She ventured into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. Her venture focused on selling bamboo tote bags. Wolfe also founded the “Help Us Project” as a non-profit group in collaboration with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist. Hatch Labs hired her at 22 years of age to work with a start-up known as Cardify. She left the company after the start-up collapsed and ventured into the world of matchmaking apps.
Bumble was a result of Whitney Wolfe’s relentless ambition to develop a unique dating mobile application. Since its inception in 2014, Bumble has surpassed other dating apps by serving over 18 million subscribers. The company also recently rolled out BumbleBIZZ and BumbeBFF as a strategy for diversifying its service and product portfolio.With its official headquarters in Austin, TX, Bumble is governed by a professional team of 70 employees. The company released BumbleBIZZ as a career-connection app. Women are the allowed to reach out first in every connections that are made. Bumble’s BumbleBFF is specifically designed for women who seek female acquaintances. Whitney Wolfe is hopeful that these apps will make a big difference in modern-day communications.