Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble BFF.
Female Founders Fund is an organization that supports young female entrepreneurs. The organization has been running a fundraising program that ended last year. They were able to raise over $25 million. This is an improvement from the previous fundraising the company had. They are even looking forward to a more productive fundraising event in the future. All the funds raised through these events are used to financially empower female technological innovators. The foundation supports projects that are majorly a combination of business and technological inventions.The organization was co-founded by Anu Duggal. It was established to help get rid of the gender discrimination concerns. The company has assisted in enabling most female explore the technological field. It as well ensures that the female entrepreneurs work in a conducive environment, free from any form of discrimination. The foundation also strives to foster good relationships between businesswomen.
They bring these women together by assigning them joint projects. They are also incorporated in the organization’s Expert Network. The network enables these entrepreneurs to gain different useful skills.The organization is very proud of the work they do with the female entrepreneurs. Their decision to empower women has been fruitful over the years. Anu Duggal states that the foundation will continue raising funds to enable it to support more women. The fundraising that ended last week on Wednesday was contributed to by successful female entrepreneurs such as Melinda Gates. Katrina Lake Elizabeth Cutler and Whitney Wolfe Herd among other women in the technology world.Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder of a dating application called Bumble.
Bumble is among the most used mobile apps globally. The application has only been in the market for a couple of years. The application has tens of millions of subscribers. It has brought a change in online interactions.Whitney Wolfe created the app that would change the standard interaction routines. In regular society, it is expected for the man to make the first move on a lady. Bumble, on the contrary, is a dating platform where women are the ones to first express their interests in the men. The application was also a way of Whitney Wolfe trying to reduce the cases of cyberbullying. It acts as a form of women empowerment. When turning the idea of Bumble to life, the Southern Methodist University graduate faced a lot of adverse reactions and feedbacks. Despite all this, she went ahead and launched her application.
“The RealReal-The Fashion Site That Sells Secondhand Gucci and Louis Vuitton-Wants to Raise a New $100 Million Investment”, an article written by Jason Del Rey, takes an in-depth look at the growth experienced by the young consignment and retail giant. When it comes to business, the consignment model is a win-win for everyone involved. Sellers are able to get rid of their unused items, buyers are able to get something at a discounted price, and the consignment store owner is able to score a commission on those items. Founder Julie Wainwright has taken that model and applied it to the used luxury goods sector and it has taken off like a bomb.
In fact, the growth has been so exponential that Wainwright and her company are seeking an additional $100 million worth of private funding in order to substantiate further growth and explore other business opportunities. In recent years they have expanded their stock to include a multitude of luxury brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, and Hermes to name a few. The sales model has had an unintended consequence of building strong relationships between The RealReal and those brands. When people are shopping online for these items, they noticed that they are holding a specific degree of value. This shows them that it might be worth investing in a particular piece because it holds its value better. That means that more buyers are shopping at both The RealReal and the original luxury brand.
One of the ways that The RealReal has earned such a good reputation is through their use of competent authenticators. Every single item that comes through their doors is handled and inspected by a live individual. These individuals have been trained and can even tell where a zipper on a bag may have been manufactured. In their retail location, located in Soho, they are even offering workshops that train buyers to spot fake items on their own. With such a unique and expressive business model, it is no surprise that The RealReal is doing so well within its industry. The growth that it experiences is sure to explode should receive the additional financing.
Ronald Fowlkes was once a Marine who served on the front lines for his country; he has also been a leader of a SWAT team in a huge city in the United States after leaving the Marine Corps to serve in law enforcement.
Much like many U.S. veterans, Fowlkes has a strong, abiding love for his country — he also strives to make it a better place with his help. When he was given the opportunity to mentor kids, he jumped to it.
Ronald Fowlkes can bring his enthusiasm for training, physical fitness, and the sport of ice hockey. Mr. Folwkes also mentions that he was once a member of the Marine Corps’ Special Operations and the U.S. Army’s prestigious parachute school. By sharing some of the personal stories about his life, he can help kids understand that there are people like him that are putting all the effort and everything on the line for them. Ronald also mentions that the youth are free to ask him questions that they wouldn’t necessarily ask. Ronald also wants to make sure that the children get good guidance so the future decisions that they make will be the correct ones. Fowlkes also quipped that sports are quite useful to get through to the kids.
Ronald Fowlkes has also enjoyed his role as a mentor and a father. Fowkles’ son has played ice hockey for three years with the Saint Louis Blues’ Triple-A team. Ronald Fowlkes may not be the coach of his son’s hockey team, but he is the trainer and the man in charge of the hockey equipment.
Ronald Fowlkes also stated about his role at being the equipment “guy” for his son’s team that he can teach the youth about the importance of taking good care of one’s gear. Having well-maintained hockey gear can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing.
In addition to his mentoring role, Fowlkes works for FirstSpear. FirstSpear is an organization that equips peacekeepers and soldiers on an international scale. Fowlkes first got to work with the FirstSpeaxr gear while he was a soldier. He never forgot how efficient the FirstSpear equipment was when he handled them — Fowlkes had a strong familiarity with the gear. Ronald Fowlkes also noted in passing that the FirstSpear equipment was well designed and worked flawlessly.
Today, Ronald Fowlkes has used his military and law enforcement experience to establish his own company, Eagle Industries Unlimited. Fowlkes is the Business Development Manager at his company. Part of his role at Eagle Industries is to educate 150 plus employees about the products that they sell — Ronald Fowlkes works directly with Law Enforcement and Commercial products that are developed and then sold.
- Written by: travelingman
- Category: Business, Business Leaders, CEO, Entrepreneur
- Published: April 25, 2018
Louis Chenevert is an entrepreneur, chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Louis joined the company in 2006, and since then, he has served different roles in the company. He first worked as the chief operating officer and a director of the company before he was appointed as the chief executive officer in 2008. In 2010, Mr. Chenevert took up the role as the chairman of the company.
Louis Chenevert holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, production and management option from the University of Montreal. Chenevert has spent his career bringing ideas into life. He focuses on operational talent and engineering expertise to make ideas become a reality. Technology trends have been the most exciting factor to Louis and the United Technology Corporation at large. He believes that technology is advancing at a crazy speed that can accelerate the momentum of the UTC into the near future.
Interesting development in the aerospace sector: https://t.co/9xzKKNQ3sH
— Louis Chenevert (@louis_chenevert) February 20, 2018
Before joining United Technologies, Louis also worked in other companies. His career journey started at General Motors where he served as the general production manager at General Motors St. Therese operation for 14 years. In 1999, he worked as the president of Pratt & Whitney. He worked tirelessly to ensure success in both companies. He is a board member of the US-India, CEO Forum and a member of the executive committees of business roundtable, where he heads the tax and fiscal policy committee. He chairs the Yale cancer center advisory board and also serves as a board of director for Cargill. Mr. Louis was recognized as a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2015.
In an interview, he stated that passion, focus, relentless follow up, being optimistic and investing had been the key habits that have made him productive as an entrepreneur. He had unique strategies that helped him in growing his business. He has always found a way to eliminate roadblocks that may stand between his success. Louis Chenevert advises entrepreneurs to think big and surround themselves with winners and successful people who motivate them to work harder. He also urges startups to get the right team with vision and can help in overcoming obstacles.
OSI Food Solutions is one of the top 100 processed food companies in the United States. According to Forbes, as of the end of 2016 it brought in $6.1 billion in revenue each year and was ranked as the 58th biggest private company in the nation. Its headquarters are just outside of Chicago, Illinois. It is owned by Sheldon Lavin who is the CEO and chairman.
Under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI Food Solutions is now an international company that has 65 food processing facilities and more than 200,000 employees. They have a global supply chain that delivers food to restaurants around the globe including North America, Europe, and Asia. They are known in the food industry to have the highest standards when it comes to quality, safety, and environmental responsibility. In addition to restaurants they also supply processed foods to grocery store chains.
Most of what OSI Food Solutions offers are protein-based. They can get food to their clients that can be either raw or fully cooked as well as fresh or frozen. Their facilities are customizable and so when they deliver fresh beef patties, for instance, they can be customized to whatever size and shape that individual client needs. They also supply some vegetable, sauces, and dough-based goods to some of their clients.
One of the nations that OSI food Solutions has facilities in is Spain. They have an existing food processing facility in Toledo, Spain. They recently introduced a new high capacity production line in this plant. The result was that they were able to double the amount of poultry they process. Before this production line opened they could process 12,000 tons annually and now they can process 24,000 tons.
In total, OSI Food Solutions processed 45,000 tons of poultry, beef, and pork at this facility. They hired an additional 20 people for this new line and so now employ 160 in this city. The protein they process is sent to their clients in both Spain and Portugal. Their managing director in this region of the world, José María del Río, said that demand for chicken has been soaring which is why they needed this new high capacity production line. He said that demand for chicken over the last 10 years has gone up by 6% each year and over the past three years by 8% annually. The new line also incorporates a food defense system as well as indoor cameras to maintain quality.
OSI Food Solutions Info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Food_Solutions
- Written by: travelingman
- Category: Business, Business Leaders, Business News
- Published: January 26, 2018
Mike Baur is an entrepreneur from Switzerland. He received a degree in business from Berne and the University of Rochester. He started as a banker and became the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. Before starting the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur gathered over 20 years of experience in banking. The was a beloved banker at the Union Bank of Switzerland and Clariden Leu. Mike Baur gave up banking to begin helping new businesses have a successful start. The Swiss Startup factory was started by Mike Baur, Oliver Walzer, and Max Mester. He not only wanted them to have a successful start he wanted the companies to last long in business. His goal was to increase the rate of successful companies.
Mike Baur worked as a banker since the age of 16. He was a banker at the Union Bank of Switzerland. He was valued so much by the Union Bank of Switzerland that they prompted him to apprentice and gave him an outline of the promotions he would receive working at UBS. The timeline went all the way up to the time he would have to retire. Although, they had high hopes for their relationship it did not last long. The bank began facing trouble, and he left UBS to work for Clariden Leu.
Mike Baur fell out of love with working in the bank when a recession made banking more stressful and less desirable. In 2014, the Swiss Startup Company was started. Mike Baur’s experience with advising Swiss investors helped him advise Swiss companies that were getting ready to start their own company. His knowledge has contributed to the Swiss Startup Factory maintaining profitable relationships with CTI and the Goldback Group. Mike Baur works at the Swiss Startup factory, CTI, and he has a company named Think Reloaded. Mike Baur’s dedication and determination have brought success. Every job he gets allows him to do what he loves and help people excel at the same time.
Swiss Startup Factory has been very successful and continues to thrive in business. Many companies have lasted long and rebranded themselves thanks to the Swiss Startup Factory. The three months that the Swiss Startup company has their customers in the incubator equips them to thrive afterward. Without a doubt, Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory has had success increasing the number of companies that succeed when they start their business.
Market America was established in the year 1992 by the former Amway distributor, JR Ridinger, and Loren. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, United States. The company did not pick immediately and struggled for a whole decade. It is already an established multi-level marketing company that has opened branches in Philippines, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. It has employed over 750 employees who have been working in the market America customer care service and also other crucial departments with the aim of ensuring there are transparency and accountability in their operations. The company is currently doing very well.
Market America customer service helped in securing a platform for the world’s richest businessman called Bill Gates called shop.com. The platform has helped them a lot in their businesses and has enabled them to reach to over more than 3 million customers with 180,000 distributors across the world. After acquiring the platform, they recorded the highest income over time of approximately $393 million as sales. They are currently doing very well and have been dedicated to ensuring that they maintain their competitiveness. The company also hosted their largest market America Convention 2017 which was attended by so many delegates across the globe and has attracted so many people.
In a recent sit-down with CEOCFO Magazine, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina discussed his company, as well as his unwavering motivation for elevating his employees to incredible heights. This initial vision has remained unchanged since day one and remains at the core of the entire Talk Fusion movement. In 2004, years after Bob Reina had retired as a police officer, he was searching for a home in North Carolina, and he realized how the video medium would eventually change the way that people communicate with each other around the world. Mr. Reina realized that by combining video and email, a feat that was impossible at the time utilizing avenues such as America Online would create a new and unique way for which entrepreneurs and business owners could communicate with their audiences and vice versa. It was around this time that Mr. Reina decided to delve into the world of direct selling as a full-time occupation. Envisioning a way in which video email would be a seamless method of communication, he went on to create Talk Fusion. Mr. Reina sites his career as a police officer as one of the main contributors for his success with Talk Fusion, being that it caused him to be on his toes at all times, constantly looking to the future and planning his next step. Throughout the development of his company, Mr. Reina has come to realize that he has created a niche market in which any person, regardless of background or education, can reach and exceed their goals, eventually becoming their own boss, setting their own hours. Today, Bob Reina sites his passion for helping people around the world as the greatest provider for the success of Talk Fusion.
Today, Bob Reina is the Chief Executive Officer of the flourishing company, Talk Fusion, helping to extend its operations to 140 countries around the world. Mr. Reina has over 20 years of experience in relationship marketing, and aside from building the Talk Fusion empire, has contributed to various charitable organizations around the world, including the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and an Indonesian orphanage.