The Rise of Whitney Wolfe

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe will soon join the Forbes list of America’s Richest Self –Made Women if the current success of her dating app is anything to go by. The app which is currently valued at $1 billion has brought Wolfe a 230-million-dollar fortune. The app is competing against Tinder, which was one of the first invented swiping dating apps that depend on the customer’s location to find a match. The irony is that Whitney Wolfe was one of the people who developed Tinder and now has to compete for market share with her rival. She was forced to leave Tinder due to claims of sexual harassment from her ex-boyfriend.

The idea from Bumble, according to Whitney Wolfe was an afterthought. Her initial aim was to create a vibrant online space for women. This then morphed into the concept of creating a dating app where the women make the first move. If the woman does not text the man within 24 hours, the match disappears. With an investment of $10 million from Russian billionaire Andrey Andreev and the marketing brilliance of Whitney Wolfe, Bumble was brought to life. The app immediately captured the attention of customers, recording an impressive 100,000 downloads within the first month. Read this article of Whitney Wolfe at Deadline

Bumble has been bold in its feminist approach towards dating. The company’s ads are always made to be pro-women. To further this goal, the company launched an app dubbed BFF in 2016 that is meant to help women find friends but not dates. It then started Bizz last year, which is an app that allows women to network with other women. The company also organizes events that are specifically designed for women. It runs programs that teach women how to pitch business ideas and how to build their careers as a whole.

Four years after its inception, Bumble now serves over 35 million users in 144 countries across the world. Wolfe has been on the cover of various magazines including Forbes, Fast Money, and WIRED. She was also named as one of the Forbes top 30 under 30 women this year.

Check: http://fortune.com/40-under-40/whitney-wolfe-herd-9/

 

 

Aloha Construction Equals Integrity, Excellence & Passion For Home Renovation

The home-improvement industry is bigger than ever now days, and it’s steadily growing stronger. This is a multi-billion dollar industry on an annual basis. There are television shows as well as retail stores that cater to this specific field of work. Some of the actual work can be completed by the homeowner while more in-depth projects should be completed by general contractors. Unfortunately, all general contractors aren’t created equal. Have you ever heard of Aloha Construction? If you’re not from the Midwest region of the United States, then you probably haven’t heard about this company. Aloha Construction is a top-rated general contractor that’s headquartered in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

When it comes to providing or offering great service, few general contractors can outperform AC. In other words, this general contractor will provide its many clients with a wide range of beneficial attributes, including a nine-step inspection process as well as tips and techniques to keep your home damage-free. Dave Farbaky, founder of AC, has taken this phenomenal company straight to the top of the ranks. He is a natural-born philanthropist through and through. Farbaky is consistently involved with the Lake Zurich community. He can be found at community events, and he has given away free Chicago Bulls tickets to many children.

On the other hand, Aloha Construction has made it very clear that it is going to provide the very best in home-remodel services. The company’s resume is rather extensive, and there are a long list of satisfied clients who will backup all claims. What more could you ever ask for in a general contractor? This is definitely no fly-by-night company. Thanks to such huge growth, Aloha Construction now has two locations to better serve its large geographical area.

https://www.pantagraph.com/places/business_professional_services/consultants/construction/aloha-construction/business_1145307057.html

Sahm Adrangi Success Continues With Kerrisdale Capital

Kerrisdale Capital President and CEO Sahm Adrangi joined radio show Behind the Idea to discuss advanced techniques used to analyze proteostasis data. There was discussion about the climate for hedge funds.

Despite how bullish the market has been, and news stating that hedge funds are passe, stock analysis and selection is still on the table. At least, that’s how Kerrisdale sees it.

“We haven’t had a great deal of trouble picking long and short stocks or with fundamental investing,” says Adrangi.

Behind the Idea reviewed Kerrisdale Capital’s Proteostasis (PTI) Adrangi admits there is a bit of trouble with the thesis but it’s being worked on.

Sahm Adrangi has been a very integral part of Kerrisdale’s development. Since the company’s launch in 2009, there has been a vast increase in income. By 2017, the company’s net worth was $150 million. A hefty increase from the initial $1 million investment.

Recently, Sahm Adrangi has overseen significant changes within the hedge fund operations. He says the company will divert attention to more important and pressing functions such as biotechnology. Research is currently being published with Sage Therapeutics, Zagfen and others.

Sahm Adrangi is a man who has a lot on his plate. He has diverse talents and regularly attends conferences where he does what he does best — talk.

In the last year, he has spoken at such venues as Sohn Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, and Value Investing Conference. He has also appeared on national media outlets like Fox News, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Adrangi holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Yale University. Prior to his tenure at Kerrisdale, he worked for Longacre Fund Management LLC., Deutsche Bank and Chanin Capital Partners.

He is widely known for his expertise at short selling and publishing research on stocks. He is also a generous philanthropist.

https://endpts.com/kerrisdales-sahm-adrangi-leads-a-brutal-new-biotech-short-attack-as-trial-results-loom/

Dr. Mark Mckenna: CEO of OVME Who Is Revolutionizing the Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Mark McKenna is a clear testament that with hard work success is guaranteed success. Dr. McKenna is a man of all seasons. He has tried his hand in different fields such as medicine, real estate, and indentureship. Although he is currently living in Atlanta, Dr. McKenna developed an interest in medicine while in New Orleans where he was born. Dr. McKenna joined Tulane University where he studied medicine.

After graduating, Dr. Mark McKenna decided to follow his passion in real estate; he founded McKenna Venture Investments. The business was doing so well that it started to buy out some of its competitors. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans wiping out his already successful venture. Banks were also giving out big loans, with little security, to contractors who were not qualified. These actions led him to reconsider the real estate industry as there was uncertainty.

Dr. Mark McKenna decided to get back to medical field. He scouted for an opportunity that which would bring some disruption such as Uber had brought in the transport industry. True to his cause, Dr. McKenna came up with the idea of providing cosmetic surgery. He noticed that there was a gap in the field as people were being offered poor services. The idea morphed into OVME. OVME is a medical company that provides aesthetics services.

Dr. Mark McKenna combined his entrepreneurial and medical skills to find the best way to fill the gap. He assembled a group of qualified professionals who gave the services in a clean and comfortable environment. Dr. McKenna introduced a platform, piggybacking, which allowed his highly skilled experts to offer consultation remotely.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mark McKenna,the OVME team has committed itself to educate people on how to deal with physical discomforts that affect them. They has customized services to help clients lose weight and unwanted hair. Rendering of these services is made possible through their lab where they carry out their diagnostic work. Other than satisfaction, these procedures dramatically improve the self-confidence and self-esteem of his clients. Dr. McKenna says that this clients’ satisfaction is what keeps him going.

https://www.doximity.com/pub/s-mark-mckenna-md

Shervin Pishevar Recently Surfaces and Launches a Slew of Predictions at the U.S. and the World

Shervin Pishevar is not a name we have heard much of in 2018, but he has resurfaced with a tongue lashing ready for anyone who is present on Twitter. The entrepreneur who has associations with the Dollar Shave Club, Uber. Pishevar blew up the Twitterverse with more than twenty messages predicting what will become of the American stock market and how the world will change if we do not get competitive with China in Tweets in early February 2018.

One of the posts that held the most significance was one saying that the U.S. stock market would tumble at least five thousand points before slowly regaining ground. He also said that he felt that bitcoin would drop by more than half and then make a crawl back to normal. He attributes a higher interest rate, tax cuts, corporate breaks, and overseas competition as the primary reasons for the upheaval.

Bonds will not work anymore claims Shervin Pishevar. He says that even though these financial tools are effective, America has used these items too many times for them to hold any worth now. He feels that this situation will be like throwing buckets of water on a five-alarm fire. He kept tweeting and downing the interest rate changes saying that we are giving the world an financial problem. He feels that the issues will also extend to a major up and comer in the financial sector too causing the downfall of a good firm.

Shervin Pishevar says that the giant computer megalopolis has fallen and five giants have emerged including Amazon and Facebook. He says that “Silicon Valley” is more of an idea now instead of a physical location. He points out an example of how China is building transportation areas quickly, some in less than a day. Shervin Pishevar does point out a good thing about starter firms like SpaceX saying that they will come forward and excel. He even says that with a pitfall comes new glory and that the U.S. will bounce back, but to mark his words that tough days are coming for America.

https://medium.com/@shervin

Eric Lefkofsky Advances Cancer Treatment

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.