What Types of Ventures does Eric Pulier Invest in? October 21, 2016

Eric Pulier wears many hats. He is an entrepreneur and technologist. He’s also a columnist and published author. As an entrepreneur of repute, Eric Pulier has founded more than 15 companies. On top of all that, Eric has made a name for himself in the world of philanthropy after raising millions of dollars for various ventures.

Here are the types of ventures that he supports:

  1. a) Ventures he founded or co-founded

Traditionally, the investments that benefit from Eric Pulier’s related fund-raising skills are those founded or co-founded by him. Over the years, the ventures he has supported include the following:

 US Interactive, which is also known as Enterprise Professional Services

 Media Platform

 Akana

 Desktone

Digital Evolution

 ServiceMesh

 Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council

  1. b) Charity Organizations

Numerous venture capital funds have also benefited from his investments. A few of these funds include Monitor Ventures, eCompanies, and Trident Capital. Apart from VCs, he also sits on the board of various organizations. He sits on the board of The Painted Turtle and X-Prize Foundation, which runs various competitions for solving challenges that humans face.

The money that Eric invests in startups or donates to non-profit organizations is from his network. He has no problem convincing venture capital groups from different parts of the world to invest in his startups. He also uses this connection to convince the same groups to invest in startups that he helped to establish.

  1. c) Technology and Innovation Startups

Eric has a soft spot for startups that are into technology and innovation. Often, Eric meets with individuals that wish to start new technology and innovation businesses. He helps them turn their ideas into multi-million dollar businesses. His membership in Clinton Global Initiative (which belongs to President Bill Clinton) and Enterprise Leadership Council has helped him a lot.

Nonetheless, he also has his personal financial resources. For example, he recently sold one of the companies he founded for $350 million. Furthermore, he is the proud owner of beautiful, top-of-the-range restaurant located in Santa Monica, CA. He believes that giving back to the community is the secret to a life of joy, peace, and purpose.

There’s no doubt that the Harvard graduate knows how to spot a good investment opportunity.

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George Soros, the philanthropist for good causes October 14, 2016

George Soros is a billionaire investor who has made a huge comeback after his previous failed attempt to unseat the then President George W. Bush in 2004. At that time he made an unprecedented $27 million spending. His failure made him get away from politics for some time. After so many years, he has quietly reemerged as one of the major funders of the Democratic Politics. He has significantly supported Hillary Clinton campaign causes with a massive $8 million in spending.

The 85-year old Hungarian-born billionaire has planned to attend the first-ever Democratic convention in a bid to watch and support Clinton. Soros has a 25-year relationship with Clinton with whom he joyfully accepted the nomination some time back. As an associate of the campaign, he has canceled several trips to other causes. After returning to active trading, he felt the need to monitor the economic state in Europe.

George Soros is commonly known as the Chairman and founder of Open Society. This is a network of partners, foundations, and projects invested in over 100 countries on Biography. He has a big commitment to keeping an open society where the government is highly accountable, people’s rights are respected, and no one has the sole monopoly of truth. Through the Open Society Foundation, he has been able to fund several organizations.

He began his philanthropy work in 1979 where he gave scholarships to black South Africans that were under the apartheid rule. In the later years, he assisted to undermine Communism within the Eastern Bloc through giving Xerox machines on Twitter that copied banned texts. His other campaigns to support society change include promoting cultural exchanges in the West countries.

Just after the fall of Berlin Wall, he created an organization known as the Central European University in a bid to promote critical thinking. He has in the recent past extended his philanthropy work to other nations such as Africa, Asia, and the United States. The Open Society Foundations has been able to support lawyers that have represented thousands of people that were unlawfully held. George’s philanthropic work is geared to making a good of the society.

George Soros early life was spent in the Budapest in Hungary. He was born on August 12, 1930, at the time of the Nazi occupation and invasion. He had to flee Hungary and in the 1940s made his way to England. It was here where he attended the London School of Economics. He later studied works of Karl Popper’s titled The Open Society and Its Enemies. The title explores the philosophy of science and serves as a better critique of the government and society as a whole. This gave Soros an essential early lesson on theatlantic.com. He later developed his ideologies and truths, most of his ideas are seen in his publications.

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Josh Verne’s Entrepreneurs Guide to Success October 11, 2016

According to Josh Verne, men need to be knowledgeable to live better and successful lives. He has always given guides on how they can get out of their comfort zones, succeed in their businesses and live their desired lives. He believes that vision entails seeing what others cannot see. For success, he advises men to be leaders and not bosses. For people to emerge as successful managers, they should be leaders. That demands them to put their juniors first and use the respect they earn to achieved the team’s goals. On the other hand, bosses demand respect and all their actions depend on their interests.

They should get involved in deals that are win – win. Some contracts or situations may be win – lose. Do not take part in them. Always know that the entire team is benefiting from the situation including yourself, your juniors, and the society as a whole. Josh advises people to speak less and listen more literally. The power of authority, respect and attention are hidden in less speaking and more listening tactic.

A successful man is the one that makes progress in all aspects of his life. Money is necessary but always remember family is equally important. Strike a balance between the two and ensure they both grow as you progress in life. Your life should be passion driven. It requires you to identify areas or things that you love doing. Passion enables one to stay focused and look forward to starting another day in his career life. The key to good life is in your passion. When one lacks passion in what they do, they are as good as dead. Only what you love doing will make you rise early to work, work late and as well as skip the fun parties to work.

Josh’s career
Josh Verne is a 38-year old successful entrepreneur. He first ventured into the furniture business. In 2012, he registered a company known as Workpays.me together with Paul Dumas. The company ensures that its borrowers get the desired products without high interests or extortion. Workpays.me has the flexibility of debt payment in installments; hence less weight to its debtors.

Recently he founded FlockU.com, a mobile platform that allows college students to exchange information as well as learn about the realities of life first hand. It is versatile and covers students’ opinions from sports to sex to exams. It aims at empowering students with knowledge beyond the classroom ideas. Entertainment is top notch so as to captivate the targeted audience.

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The Human Rights Movement Goes Mainstream With Thor Halvorssen October 9, 2016

The Venezuelan human rights activist Thor Halvorssen has recently been discussing his own history and the way he sees the human rights community changing in the future. Halvorssen believes he has made many inroads into the problems facing political prisoners around the world, but feels he has often found problems with other activists because of problems found with his family that is a part of the Norwegian aristocracy and part of the political class in Venezuela.

The issues many have with Thor Halvorssen’s family have been important in his development as an activist as he has seen his own parents become victims of human rights abuses; Halvorssen’s father was imprisoned after completing his task to uncover corruption in law enforcement as the drug czar of Venezuela.

An even more shocking act saw Halvorssen’s mother shot by government officials as she attended a political rally opposed to the Venezuelan government. Thor Halvorssen also points back to his family history of fighting oppression when his grandfather took the Norwegian merchant navy to Venezuela to avoid it falling into the hands of the German Nazi army that occupied Norway during World War II.

Thor Halvorssen has an active life that is dedicated to bringing the best information and options to the people of the world in the 21st century, including the ability of the Venezuelan activist to produce high quality mocvies in Hollywood. Recent reports explain Halvorssen has been working with esteemed writer director Bryan Singer on a science fiction project.

Despite the award-winning success Halvorssen has achieved as a film producer the work he completes as a human rights activist takes up the majority of his time.

Among the work he has completed in the past are Halvorssen’s many interviews with political prisoners around the world, including his interview with a Vietnamese religious leader who has been under house arrest for over a decade; the interview resulted in Thor Halvorssen and his camera operator being beaten by Vietnamese officials when their actions were uncovered.

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The Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Successes of Eric Pulier October 7, 2016

Eric Pulier is an accomplished entrepreneur who has started several successful ventures to date. His other string of accomplishments include technologist, published author, public speaker, philanthropist, and columnist. He has made a lot of money from the ventures he has founded or helped co-found.

Some of the companies directly and indirectly associated with Pulier include US Interactive, Akana, Desktone, Digital Evolution, Media Platform and TM Forum. On top of his entrepreneurial contributions, Pulier has invested his money in several venture capital funds like Trident Capital, Monitor Ventures and eCompanies. Pulier was instrumental in the development of Starbright Foundation and Starbright World. He also supports charitable organizations.

Today, Pulier has invested in several seed level startups in the technological and media sectors. Many of the startups that he has supported have gone ahead to become successful financings. Pulier has four kids and lives in Los Angeles, California.

Education and Early Career

Pulier attended, and later graduated, from the Teaneck High School in the year 1984. He later attended Harvard University for his BA and graduated in 1988 Magna Cum Laude. While in college, he studied American literature, English, environmental studies, computer science and visual studies. He also authored and edited a weekly Harvard Crimson Weekly called PulierLeg.

Bridge to the 21st Century

In 1997, Pulier was chosen to build and manage the highly successful “Bridge to the 21st Century.” The event was held to commemorate the 2nd inauguration of President Bill Clinton and V.P Al Gore. It was held over several days and was attended by hundreds of government officials and elected representatives including members of congress, senate and US Supreme Court. Due to his accomplishments at the event, Pulier was selected to join the USC Marshall School’s center for Telecommunications Management.

Charity Work

Pulier has distinguished himself as an avid supporter of charitable organizations and initiatives that help the economically disadvantaged members of society. He uses technology to help solve major and minor intractable problems facing the society. He has worked with several organizations including Multiple Sclerosis Society, US Doctors for Africa, Clinton Global Initiative, Campaign for Free College Tuition, ACE Foundation, XPRIZE Foundation and the Painted Turtle.

Social Connectivity: https://www.facebook.com/eric.pulier

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David Osio of the Davos Real Estate Group Plans to Release a Newly Developed Mobile Application. September 30, 2016

David Osio is a renowned specialist in the provision of financial solutions and business management. He is widely recognized in the Venezuela and Latin America for the noteworthy contribution in the commercial law, banking and offering guidance on finances. Mr. Osio started his profession as soon as he graduated from the University of Catolica Andres Bello, which is located in Caracas, Venezuela. At the University, he majored in banking, international studies, and finance. David then furthered his education at the New York-based Institute of Finance and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores Administrativos (IESA. He has acquired sufficient expertise in offering investment counseling.

The Davos Real Estates Group, which is owned by Mr. Osio recently announced that it would be soon launching a new mobile phone software, known as the Davos Cap Calculator. The application is designed to assist the customers of the firm in estimating the returns that they can get when they invest in any property. Davos Real Estate Group (Davos REG) is one of the businesses that are under the Davos Financial Group, which is a financial institution that operates in various parts of the world and has been a front runner in Latin America for about two decades. The firm has a goal of coming up with a competent business policy that can be useful in fulfilling the demands of the clients, providing solutions to customers by using qualified experts and blending high-quality products to offer excellent services.

Gerard Gomez, who serves the Davos REG as a director, has been working closely with the technicians who are in charge of developing the new application to ensure that the end product is efficient and can be able to assist individuals in calculating profits that they can make. Costs that are related to the property are usually determined when calculating returns. The software is available to people who use Android and iOS smartphones.

David Osio believes that the release of the Davos CAP Calculator shows that the company is achieving its objectives since the application assists the clients in acquiring reliable advice as they conduct various venture it the United States’ real estate sector. Gerard Gonzalez also suggested that the company’s application will be advantageous since it will offer the clients an outlook of the business before they capitalize their money. Davos REG also plans to launch a mortgage calculator that will assist in determining the cost of a house after calculating the interest rates of a financial institution.

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Bruce Levenson gives back to the community September 28, 2016

Bruce Levenson is well known throughout the business community for his business acumen, and for being the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks. Throughout his time as the Hawks owner, before selling the franchise as reported by Forbes, Levenson worked hard to connect the Atlanta community with the Hawks franchise. Bruce did a brilliant job with that and the city rallied around the team during NBA regular season last year. While Bruce is proud of his time with the Hawks, he is prouder of his work with various philanthropies. Giving back to the community fills Bruce with pride.
Bruce Levenson calls Washington, D.C. home. America’s capital is a beautiful city, but it has major issues with poverty. Bruce has long sought to help the impoverished throughout Washington. His work with the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. have helped numerous families feed and clothe themselves. The I Have a Dream Foundation is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping low-income children pursue their education. Bruce has helped this foundation gather support and materials for their cause and he even served as president for several years. Bruce is proud of the work he did in Washington, D.C. and loves seeing the citizens of the city flourish.

Levenson is extremely proud of his Jewish heritage and often gives to causes that help tell the story of his people. When the Holocaust museum was being established, Bruce happily helped with the efforts. He gave a considerable amount of money to the museum, and today it stands as a testament to those that suffered the most during the World’s largest conflict. Levenson also gives generously to the Bringing the Lessons Home program at the museum. This program helps inner-city kids stay educated about the Holocaust, so the past does not repeat itself.

Bruce Levenson has an extremely successful business career, but his philanthropies are his true passion. Bruce is constantly seeking a new cause and his help is desperately needed. Read more about Bruce on Time.com.


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Dick DeVos Turns His Interest Towards Liquor Distribution September 14, 2016

Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy are looking into investing in a liquor business. This seems somewhat of a strange foray for an ultra-conservative family who is heavily involved in the church.

DeVos’s company, The Windquest Group, has already laid the groundwork for acquiring Coppercraft Distillery. Although DeVos would’t comment on the purchase, a Freedom of Informtion Act search showed that mail is being received there.

The Liquor Control Commission (LCC) reported that a license transfer was completed on Jan 20. A spokesperson for Windquest says DeVos will make a comment after the licence transfer is approved.

The Windquest Group owns several businesses including Neurocore, The Stone Company and other investment entities.

Coppercraft Distillery’s former owner, Walter Catton III also refused to comment due to the fact that the deal was still in the works. The distillery is a huge deal in the area. It currently delivers to over 100 locations, including Illinois and Colorado.

Dick DeVos has a long and rich history as a businessman. His father, Richard DeVos, is a co-founder of Amway Products. DeVos immersed himself into the family business at a young age. After working for many departments, he was named a vice-president and then went on to serve as president from 1993 – 2002.

In 1993, the DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic basketball team. DeVos served as CEO for five years. He then struck out on his own and formed the Windcrest Group. DeVos also runs several of the family’s philanthropic organizations. The foundations have donated millions of dollars to several charter schools, arts foundations, organizations for the needy and hospitals.

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Don Ressler Expectations of JustFab Brand’s New Collection of Designs for Women of All Sizes September 7, 2016

No obstacles are able to interfere with JustFab Brand pursuing continuous growth of its collections offering to women. The fashion subscription online brand made an official PR Newswire announcement today of its All Size Campaign, #FABforALL Launch to celebrate women with different body shapes. The latest collection includes comfortable, affordable and attractive design styles for petite, average height and tall women the sizes ranging from x-small up to three-x and 24 through 34. Don Ressler, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TechStyle Fashion Group, previously known as JustFab, Inc. has high expectations of the new collection, including becoming the leading and largest revenue generator by the end of 2016.

The JustFab team is confident the All Size Campaign will be a great success because the collection attracts diversity of women. All Size Collection comprises of gorgeous dresses suitable for leisure and semi-formal wear, leggings, denim & jeans, tops, and outer garments. JustFab’s Head of Design said their creative team celebrate women’s individuality and personalities by designing stylish clothes to fit most body types. Their main focus is “fit, style and value” to maintain existing customers relationships and to create new ones.

Don Ressler supports JustFab All Size Collection and believes all women should feel confident in what they’re wearing. Hashtag FABforALL Launch allows women to explore different styles and sizes they actually can wear to enhance their looks and manifest lively personalities. Ressler also said everybody deserves to feel and look good in their clothes, regardless of height and size.

When Don Ressler teamed with Adam Goldenberg, they transformed the way women and men shop for fashion and athletic wear. The two entrepreneurs have similar career paths as business owners and successfully managed companies, including FitnessHeaven, Alena Media, Intelligent Beauty, and Brand Ideas. Don Ressler started JustFab Inc. in 2010 and since then, has received amazing growth by adding brands, such as JustFab, FabKids, Fabletics, Shoe Dazzle, and FL2.

JustFab, Inc. the parent company of all JustFab’s brands received a name change that took effect in August 2016. The new name, TechStyle Fashion Group reflects what the company represents in technology and design. The latest JustFab All Size Collection is the first brand offered to women of most sizes and heights. The new line is offered to subscription members with the same membership incentives as members of Fabletics, FL2 and other brands offered by TechStyle. The idea of reaching an audience that includes all body types is sure to become successful and accomplish the expectations of Mr. Ressler. See: http://perezhilton.com/tag/don_ressler/#.V4Ah_46RKGg

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Three Steps To Help You Boost Your Online Reputation September 6, 2016

Online Reputation Defender and review/feedback is a burgeoning necessary industry. The internet connects more people from more places together than ever before. While the potentiality for global international outreach in a corporate sense is possible, there’s also the possibility of international backlash. Online reputation management software and marketing are integral to modern functionality.
Some common features of online reputation management software include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media optimization, and digital advertisement. Following are three tips from Yahoo Finance about keeping online reputation at its best.

Monitor All Brand Mentions
Whenever your brand is mentioned online, you need to know about it, and you need to ensure that you peruse collected data at regular intervals to identify trends and act on them. Google Alerts and Social Mention can help you do this. Positive reviews/feedback deserve the thank you of businesses. Negative reviews should get a proposed solution or a “thanks for the feedback” type response.

Budget In Online Reputation Management Solutions
Whether through an agency or through the in-house development of management options, it makes sense to consider online reputation management as a utility, not a frivolity. Think of it like rent, or investment capital. The best way to consolidate resources and be assured of the most profitable solution is to ally with an agency proven for their reputation management prowess. This alliance will additionally provide businesses with requisite experience for navigating online reputation management options.

Convert The Negatives
There’s no way to please everyone, but some people can have a negative experience turned around. In fact, there will be many instances where the negativity is more due to misunderstanding than it is actual technical malfunction. In such scenarios, being negative could definitely lose clientele. But listening to the negativity, responding to it, and offering a real solution could turn a hater into a client. The key concepts here are empathy and resolution. But above all else: avoid arguments

The internet is getting bigger and faster, making social media solutions more necessary. As far as online reputation management is concerned, getting a service or software is very recommendable.


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