Shervin Pishevar is one of the nation’s leading venture capitalists. With his specialty in the tech sector, Shervin Pishevar has financed some of the top brands in the tech industry today. Some of the companies that he and his firm, Investment company, have been responsible for creating include such names as Uber, Airbnb and Virgin Hyperloop. Shervin Pishevar has also formed a number of companies as a solo entrepreneur, including Social Gaming Network and Ionside.
When he isn’t fully consumed with creating some of the top companies in the world, Shervin Pishevar often takes to the social media sphere, tweeting to his more than 100,000 followers on everything from baseball to the state of the U.S. economy. Many of Pishevar’s tweets contain highly valuable insights. And as one of the most successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the country, his opinions on subjects that he knows well are always worth considering.
One of the topics on which Shervin Pishevar has expounded at length is the area of finance. In particular, Pishevar has discussed the fact that innovation in the financial space doesn’t mean the same thing that it does elsewhere.
With many of the projects on which Pishevar has worked in the tech industry, innovation usually refers to the creation of new and groundbreaking technologies that create huge value in the marketplace and solve real-world problems. However, Pishevar says that innovation in finance often reduces to little more than creative ways to repackage debt. Restated, financial innovation is about hiding risk because debt always entails risk. And Pishevar says that this hiding of risk can be hugely useful to fund managers who are able to participate in upside earnings while not putting any of their own funds at substantial risk.
Pishevar likens such payment schemes, which prevail throughout Wall Street, to simple principal-agent scams. He says that fund managers have every incentive to maximize risk so that their chance of a big payoff is also maximized. He says that these fund managers have little incentive to mitigate downside risk because there are few consequences for them personally if a fund loses huge.
It is always fund to see an artist at work. Especially one that has mastered his craft. In the tiny making-of video that the Chainsmokers just released, they give us that insight. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are both in it, making sound mixing look easy. The truth is the video also shows how hard created a mixed song is.
For one thing you have to find all the individual sounds that will be used. One can forget that an EDM song, which is the usual fare of the Chainsmokers, is a series of conjoined sounds. One can also forget that such sounds are recorded separately. In the video Pall plays an audio recording, he then increases the pitch on it by speeding it up. He explains that it does not quite fit because they initially wrote it for another song. He then adds it to the other track and magic happens.
Before Pall we see Taggart recording various sounds using a synthesizer and a piano, when Pall plays a snippet of the completed track all three sounds come together. The duo makes it look so simple, especially with the way the little video is cut. But it is obvious that the work is painstaking and finite.
The song is their soon to be released single, “Somebody”. As the Chainsmokers enjoy much success with charting songs, “Somebody” has a good chance showing up on a few lists. The EDM duo first hit the mainstream in 2014, with the release of “#Selfie”, since then they have enjoyed much success.
One can imagine Pall and Taggart working through the night on “Somebody”, listening intently to every little sound, editing them together with picky precision. It looks like it consists of a lot of computer sitting, intermixed with level adjusting. One can see the two sitting in the booth, while sound after sound is recorded in the studio, each one being nitpicked thoroughly. The Chainsmokers sound has always been unique, and watching this video one can respect the hard work that goes into making it that way.
Shervin Pishevar used social media to express the deep concerns he has about the US economic situation in February 2018. He tweeted 50 points in 21 hours addressing immigration, bitcoin, bonds, and more. He had some grim predictions for the stock market, big US companies, and big funds.
The last time Shervin Pishevar used Twitter, he announced that he would be resigning from Sherpa Capital. This is a venture capital fund that invested in Munchery, Uber, and Airbnb. He got his start in the Silicon Valley area and has seeded at least 60 companies. He has been recognized for some of his work, even being awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in the year 2016.
One of the concerns that Shervin Pishevar expressed in his Twitter rant had to do with Silicon Valley no longer being the modern Rome that it once was. It has lost its exclusivity and no longer is the stronghold on ideas and talent. He mentioned that the US is building physical and cultural walls to keep immigrant talent out, but he says that this talent does not need to come to the US anymore. Entrepreneurship is a movement that has gone viral. One of the examples that he gives is of individuals in China building a train station in less than 10 hours.
He had particularly ominous predictions for the stock market, saying that he expected it to go down an aggregate 6,000 points in 2018. He also had dark predictions for big companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. These big companies are able to buy out small startups, which is bad for the overall economy. He talks about how they should fall because that is the way evolution works.
Shervin Pishevar mentioned that currency is the ultimate app. An entrepreneur can raise capital in any way they want using any kind of currency. Since small companies can use unique capital, they can spur the economy onward. This means that governmental and financial institutions are facing a reckoning of irrelevance. The shift has to do with a revolution in stateless digital currencies. According to Shervin Pishevar, this will be unleashed over the next few decades.
Jason Hope was born and brought up in the state of Arizona. He even acquired his degree and his MBA from Arizona State University. Jason went on to found technology companies based in Arizona and employ locals as a way of giving back to his community. He also donates money for research and funds the education of the needy in his community.
As a futurist and technology entrepreneur, Jason spends time researching on technology trends. Internet of Things is one of the trends that he believes will change both our personal and business lives. Additionally, he is of the view that it will also create a better life for future generations.
As a successful business and community leader, Jason Hope has had interviews with diverse media outlets. In these media interviews, Jason talks on how he leads his businesses to focus on the development of mobile software and mobile apps. He also elucidated on his philanthropic ventures and the future of technology.
Jason Hope is also actively involved in philanthropy. One of his most notable philanthropic activity is his $500,000 donation to SENS in the enhancement of their research against aging and diseases related to the aging process such as Alzheimer’s. He also offers financial assistance to young entrepreneurs and new businesses in the field of technology.
Jason is confident that his donation to anti-aging research will be for the benefit of the human race. He hopes that the new technologies produced from the research will provide access to medication and methods that will enhance health as people grow old. He is also hopeful that his support to young entrepreneurs and technology businesses will be the improvement of humanity and not its detriment.
The CEO of SENS, Dr. Aubrey De Grey was very grateful for Hope’s financial support to his organization. The CEO outlined a plan to use the $500,000 to conduct research that would prevent hypertension as a result of age. The donation would also help SENS deepen its research on other age related diseases such as optical problems, blood sugar, and detrimental skin conditions.
SENS depends on financial donations to further its research to combat aging-related diseases. Their major focus is on Alzheimer’s disease, skin and blood circulation conditions and research on bodily chemicals that promote aging. With continued support, they are bound to rid humanity of the debilitating effects of age-related conditions enabling humans to be more productive in their long lifetimes.
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Jason Hope is one of Arizona’s most prolific entrepreneurs. After having founded Jawa, one of the first premium content mobile streaming services, Hope has gone on to lead a superlative career, founding dozens of highly successful startups. This has given him a certain cachet among tech aficionados. When Hope speaks about all things internet, the world listens.
Recently, Hope has stepped aside from his busy schedule running his internet empire and has begun writing and blogging for a series of tech outlets on the coming technologies that will be encompassed in the Internet of Things. Hope believes that the Internet of Things will be one of the greatest opportunities for entrepreneurial innovation that has ever existed. Hope sees the Internet of Things as ushering in a new era in internet technology and technology in general, perhaps rivaling the Industrial Revolution itself and transformative capacity.
Hope says that the technologies that will become commonplace will radically transform the way in which everyday Americans live their lives. Things like automatic shopping will become commonplace, with automated delivery systems capable of not only delivering groceries directly to the homes of people who order them but also of automatically filling the orders in the stores themselves.
Although some people may see this as being far-fetched, Hope is quick to remind people that these technologies already exist. Today, most technologies that facilitate automated order fulfillment, such as the advanced robotics seen in Amazon order fulfillment centers throughout the country, are prohibitively expensive for smaller businesses, only being able to be afforded by the largest and most well-heeled companies. However, he says that these technologies, like all computerized devices, will follow an exponential decay model in their pricing. Hope claims that this is a direct result of Moore’s law, the idea that computing power doubles roughly every two and a half years. Hope says that, when more first formulated his law, in the late 1960s, almost nobody believed that it would be possible to sustain such rates of exponential growth in the ability of computers to process information. However, Hope notes that Moore’s law has held almost perfectly right up to the present, with computing speeds having retroactively doubled roughly every two and a half years.
Hope also says that automated shopping is just a tiny slice of the radical transformations that will take place due to the Internet of Things. Hope believes that these coming technologies will produce efficiencies and cost-savings that will make almost all prior technologies seem like child’s play. For more info about us: http://jasonhope.com/grants/ click here.
Hope says that young entrepreneurs looking to make their fortunes should do everything they can to learn all they can about the technologies encompassed in the Internet of Things.
Almost every global practice depends on technology. Every activity virtually relies on technology right from business, medicine, social information to even politics. But have you ever wondered the brains behind the technological achievements that have brought the global coverage into your reach? Think of John Goullet: Mr. Goullet is an IT tech staffing professional who also doubles as an entrepreneur. He is currently the principle of the DIVERSANT, LLC., an IT staffing and Connection company. DIVERSANT provides a platform where top and qualified IT professionals can connect and meet the top IT companies across America. DIVERSANT helps IT experts who are seeking employment to find a perfect matching position in the best IT companies in America, based on their qualifications.
Initially an IT consultant, Mr. John Goullet switched his attention to IT staffing later in his career. The move saw him establish his base in the tech industry both as an IT consultant and IT staffing. This gave him a wider perspective and understanding of the industry. This deep involvement and understanding informed and captivated his decision to establish Info Technologies. Info Technologies basically provided IT staffing solution to numerous companies across the country, among them some Fortune 500 companies. Under his managerial skills and prudent leadership experience, John steered the company to quick glory and subsequently initiated partnering deals with other IT companies. His initiatives saw Info Technologies merge with Diversant Inc. The decision was mainly driven by the motive to establish a giant IT firm majoring in IT consultation and staffing. This lead to the formation of the current DIVERSANT, LLC where Mr. Goullet is the principle.
Goullet, who received his Masters’ Degree in Computer Science from Ursinus College in 1983, has displayed his exemplary IT skills and knowledge at the Diversant LLC., seeing the company thrive even amidst tough economic times. To him, the best market practices that have seen him soar to such greater heights have been to look at the best run competitors in the industry, and trying to emulate their best practices.
Diversant LLC has developed into a widely recognized IT company, winning several awards under Goullet’s leadership. The company has twice been applauded by the Inc. magazine as the fastest growing private company in America.
Seattle Genetics is an established biotechnology company that develops empowered anti-body therapies that are ideal for treating cancer. Seattle Genetics has been leading the industry in making antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), a special technology that works by harnessing the targeting ability of antibodies so as to deliver cell-killing agents to the cancerous cells. Seattle Genetics is also advancing product pipeline to cover more areas and to come up with unique technology that can revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry.
Seattle Genetics is led by Clay B, Siegall, PhD., the CEO of the company and board chairman. The company has been conducting tests in therapeutic areas like acute myeloid leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma, all in a bid to come up with solutions to the complex problems that surround the health industry.
Seattle Genetics embracing SEA technology
The sugar-engineered antibody (SEA) technology seeks to help increase the potency of monoclonal antibodies and this is a complementary undertaking that has been embraced by the company. SEA technology offers non-fucosylated antibodies, thereby leading to advanced immune response. One of the key features that have stood out is the fact the SEA technology does not demand genetic modifications to the antibody-producing cells since it is possible to use standard cell conditions.
Trial information for patients
Seattle Genetics clinical trials are studies where the company involves people. The studies facilitate tests to reveal new prevention and diagnostic procedures for several diseases. The trials offer new solutions on treating and preventing diseases and these results may suggest creation of new drugs and combinations that can work best with different patients. Note that these trials are conducted with total regard to safety. All the medical procedures used are tested before approval for application.
Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D
Clay B. Siegall is the Chief Executive Officer of Seattle Genetics and is also a board member in the same company. He co-founded Seattle Genetics in 1998 and has worked with different health institutes before launching Seattle Genetics.
Securus Technologies recently announced the results of a survey they carried out of corrections facilities in the United States. More than half of these penal institutions are updating their use of telecommunications technologies to improve services to inmates and their families, increasing their satisfaction. They plan to improve productivity and profitability. 56 percent of the facilities surveyed by Securus at their Technology Center plan to update the telecommunications technologies they currently have implemented in their institution. 55 percent said that expanding the services they offer to inmates and their families was an important focus for them to implement in 2016. 15 percent said they intended to lower costs. That’s because all jails and penitentiaries are under pressure to keep their budgets low. The leaders of these institutions are focused on ways to increase both productivity and safety.
Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith, said the results of the survey pointed to the many opportunities for correctional facilities to save money and improve inmate satisfaction by working in partnership with companies such as Securus. Securus provides telecommunications services to 3,450 jails and police stations across the United States, serving over 1,200,000 inmates. 66 percent of the facilities surveyed considered video visitation essential to maintain prisoner satisfaction and safety. 33 percent said the same for tablets. They mentioned the need for hardware to assure public safety and the need to mitigate the risks posed by contraband cell phones. Securus recently opened their Technology Center in Carrollton Texas just outside of Dallas. They spent $1.5 million to make sure its equipment is state of the art. It showcases for the top leaders of correctional facilities how they can benefit from Securus Technologies services and equipment.
Securus focuses its business on making connections that matter. It offers a range of services to the incarcerated and their families. Their products include inmate phone calls services, Video Visit, email and Jail Voicemail. Video Visit is much more convenient for inmate families. It allows inmates to see families at home, feeling connected to their loved ones. They recently added John Bell to the executive team to serve as Senior Vice-President of Sales. For law enforcement and corrections facilities, they have over 800 products. Besides facilitating inmate communication with their families, Securus offers a suite of technology tools include biometric analysis, emergency response capabilities, inmate self-service and monitoring and the management of incidents. Bell is now in charge of the over 100 sales representatives who market Securus products.