Whitney Wolfe and her Quest to Revolutionize Modern-day Communications through BumbleBFF and BumbeBFF

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

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.

Samuel Strauch Believes Miami’s Real Estate Market Will Bounce Back

Samuel Strauch is a Florida real estate investor and developer who is based in the Miami Beach area in South Florida. He created Metrik Real Estate after working for a family business that dealt with real estate investment and development. Before entering the real estate field, Samuel Strauch had worked in the banking industry. His educational background includes studying business, finance and international management at Hofstra University, Erasmus University and Harvard University.

Mr. Strauch says that investors in the Miami Real estate market need not fret over the recent hurricane damage. Samuel Strauch reminds investors that Miami and Florida as a whole is one of the best places in the country to withstand hurricane force winds, flooding and tornadoes. This is because after Hurricane Andrew swept through the state, the state of Florida has enacted one of the most stringent building codes anywhere in the planet.

The strict building codes means that new buildings must be constructed to be hurricane proof. Older structures would also have to be fortified or torn down and replaced. What this means is that despite the ongoing hurricane threat, Miami buildings and structures should be safe in the event of a major hurricane. From the investor and developer point of view, this is very reassuring, says Samuel Strauch. This gives you peace of mind that your investment will remain safe.

While hurricane Irma did cause extensive damage in Florida, it was nowhere near the level caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This was because the state of Florida has shored up its infrastructure and enacted the tougher building codes. Samuel Strauch says that pumps are now powered by backup generators, so that water will continue to be pumped out of streets and flooded streams in the case of power outages. Such a move has helped reduce flooding and associated water damage in many low lying and waterfront areas in the Miami metro area. Shatterproof class, cinder block masonry and roofs with hurricane straps also limit and prevent hurricane damage from powerful winds.

Samuel Strauch says that the real estate in Miami has taken a dip due to Hurricane Irma, but it will not be down for long. Once cleanup is complete and power is restored, expect demand to increase right back where it was. Florida is well prepared for major hurricanes and the threat of a hurricane should not stop real estate developers from investing in some of the best locations in the country.

Samuel Strauch info: www.metrikmiami.com/

Mike Baur: Helping Young Swiss Tech Entrepreneurs To Succeed

Businessman and entrepreneurs Mike Baur is so committed to working towards a brighter future for the Swiss economy, he have up a lucrative banking career to assist Swiss tech startups. He has co-founded Switzerland’s leading privately-financed new business incubator, Swiss Startup Factory, and works with several other organizations dedicated to supporting new Swiss entrepreneurs.

 

Raised in Switzerland’s Freiburg region, Mike Baur started his banking career at age 16. He also earned MBAs from the University of Rochester and Bern University. Baur began working as an apprentice at Union Bank of Switzerland in 1991. By the time he left UBS in 2008, he was advising some of the richest Swiss investors. Mike Baur then began working at the Swiss bank Clariden Leu’s Zurich office. He spent 6 years with the company as a wealth manager. In 2014, he left the banking industry to focus on helping young tech entrepreneurs build their companies.

 

Working with fellow Bern University graduate Max Meister, Baur co-founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. The three-month incubator program provides mentoring, training, funding and a wide range of other valuable support services to Swiss entrepreneurs. That includes free office space in the heart of Zurich. The entrepreneurs are taught how to market their products and services internationally and are put in contact with a network of global funding sources and fellow tech entrepreneurs. This increases their chances for long-term success.

 

Mike Baur also served as a juror at START Summiteer, a pitching competition held by a Swiss university that lets seasoned financial experts evaluate and rate startups and connect them to sources of substantial investments. Baur also started Think Reloaded, a firm offering affluent clients sophisticated financial advice. He also works with CTI Invest and in 2016 began collaborating with BV4, a company which estimates ideas, inventions and intellectual property’s monetary value. Baur explained a major reason for Swiss Startup Factor’s success is the financial commitment of its leadership to the program. Baur focuses on fundraising and financing at SSF.

 

The work Mike Baur is doing with Swiss Startup Factory, Think Reloaded and as a BV4 board member has helped many young Swiss entrepreneurs refine and implement a number of pioneering technological ideas. He has helped promote technological progress and economic development in Switzerland. Baur has helped provide valuable resources for young entrepreneurs that had great ideas and desperately needed help developing them. Mike Baur is making a difference.

 

What Does Tony Petrello Have Cooking In The Financial Kitchen?

Nabors Industries, originally known by the name Anglo Energy when it was founded in 1968, is one of the world’s leading oil drilling and natural gas welling companies. It’s currently listed on the S&P 500 – also known as Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index – meaning that it’s one of the best-performing shares out on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today. Its financial statements are fruitful for the most recent fiscal year, totaling in at a net income of over 1 billion dollars, earned off of revenues totaling slightly less than 2.25 billion dollars.

Believe it or not, Nabors Industries hasn’t always been the powerhouse it is today. Tony Petrello, longtime executive and current chief executive officer. Having taken on a wealth of responsibilities at the helm of Nabors since he joined the team in 1991, Mr. Petrello currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President of the organization, undoubtedly facilitating its widespread success. For more info about us: http://people.equilar.com/bio/anthony-petrello-nbr/salary/503049#.WKHy57YrKRs click here.

Tony Petrello actually came from a humble home, in which his parents didn’t have enough money to send him to private school or purchase brand new clothes every school year. This beginning urged him to become successful. Ever since the time he first learned how to read books, he read academic textbooks for fun to boost his knowledge. According to many classmates and peers of his, Mr. Petrello was one of the smartest kids in his school, known as a bona fide math whiz.

The current Nabors Industries Ltd Chief Executive Officer even received an offer directly from Yale University to attend their college. That’s an accomplishment in itself, but get this – Mr. Tony Petrello was recruited just like an athlete, who haven’t put in applications to school but still garner interest from the highest of educational institutions. That’s Petrello’s college experience in a nutshell.

Having a strong affinity towards math, Tony decided that he would become a mathematician. As such, he majored in mathematics at Yale University for his undergraduate degree, then did the same for a master’s in one of the most rigorous, wrenching, difficult coursework plans in the entire Ivy League mathematics.

Funny enough, Tony didn’t want to be a mathematician by the time he graduated from Yale University for the second time – both with honors, by the way – and aimed towards a Juris Doctorate from the most prestigious school in the world, Harvard Law School. Three years later, he became an attorney at Baker & McKenzie in the Big Apple.