As the CEO and founder of the sensational dating apps Tinder and Bumble, Whitney Wolfe has turned out to be one of the leading female entrepreneurs in America.
In 2016, the two apps were rated among the top four by the monthly consumer base. This made her emerge at the top 30 list of the most influential women in tech in 2014 and the top 30 under 30 on Forbes in 2017.
Before the creation of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe was contacted by Wolfe with the aim of creating a dating platform and their partnership saw the launch of Bumble in 2014. Until now, Bumble has garnered over 11.5 million users and is now looking to launch more new verticals like the Bumble Bizz. The company has already launched the BumbleBFF, which is aimed at finding friends. As of now, the company is estimated to be worth about $500 million, according to the TIME.
Changing the Dating Scene
The difference between Bumble and other dating apps is the fact that it has now opened pop-up shops in New York. Bumble has named the space the hive, and it’s meant to be an exclusive location for Bumble fans –– spaces for dating or just anyone to hang out and enjoy the Bumble brand. This is the first step in trying to reaching out to the community. While other dating apps might be considered taboo, Bumble goes beyond dating, and this makes it easier for people to associate with it, even if they might not be using it for dating.
The key focus on the community bonds with the company’s plans to expand one of it’s verticals– the Bumble BIZZ. This is meant to help users with social and professional networking, especially those who are not looking to date. Even with the space opening up for couples to meet up, there will still be a series of events geared towards female entrepreneurship, relationships, and more.
Mike Baur is an entrepreneur as well as a businessman. He helped co-found and continues to help manage a company known as Swiss Startup Factory. Before this, he was in banking for more than twenty years. Some of his past companies in which he worked for were UBS and Clariden Leu. He quit his banking career, however, because he wanted to start investing in startup companies. After doing this, he began his company in 2014 with his business partners Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. He also participated as a member of the jury during a start-up pitching contest located at the University of St. Gallen, which was known as START Summiteer. It was in the beginning of 2016 that his company Swiss Startup Factory partnered with the company CTI and he was named the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest. He led the Swiss Startup Factory through the accelerator program around this time, as well. Mike Baur’s career from the very beginning in Swiss banking all the way to his startup business investments and his entrepreneurial endeavors were all profiled in the Wall Street Journal.
Baur is frequently a key note speaker at many different universities as well as many different corporates. He is also the key note speaker at different startup events. He has a commitment to giving back the knowledge that he has received throughout the years about accelerating startup ideas throughout Switzerland and also developing digital companies. Through these things, his goal is to impact as well as inspire those in Switzerland to get up the courage to come up with their own startup ideas.
It is clear to see that Mike Baur is passionate about his work. He believes that the best solution to the different challenges of digital transformation is to close the gap between the old economy and the new economy. Because of this and his mission to get this gap closed, he acts as a Digital Board Member in numerous different Swiss companies. Although his biggest passion is his work and educating others, he is also passionate about sports. Baur is especially interested in his hometown sports teams including the hockey club Fribourg Gotteron and the professional Swiss tennis players that perform on the ATP tour. He is not only very impressed but also very fascinated with how much the DNA of those who are top athletes resembles those who have started a top startup company.
Mike Baur is a renowned Swiss businessman and entrepreneur. With almost 20 years’ experience in Swiss Private Banking, he has significantly impacted the industry. Baur is a go-getter who has raised hos standards from a commercial apprentice at UBS Wealth Management and Clariden Leu to an executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank. He also worked at Sallfort Privatbank AG as the private head banking from October 2012 to March 2014. He is also the vice president of Innovation Lab Fribourg (ILF).
In 2014, at the age of 39, Mike Baur together with his partners Max Meister and Oliver Walzer founded the Swiss Startup Factory. Swiss Startup Factory is the lead independent and privately financed early stage ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. Swiss Startup Factory is an accelerator that looks for thriving digital entrepreneurs. The company helps young entrepreneurs to start their companies through an adamant network around Switzerland and around the world at large. Swiss Startup Factory runs a three-month-long startup accelerator program which offers different platforms such as services, mentoring, coaching, and an office in Zurich. The company guides you through the whole process of developing and building your company. They also provide young business owners with an entrepreneurial network to help achieve global market.
Mike Baur has participated in many summits and endorsements. He participated as a jury member at the START Summiteer at the University of St. Gallen. Being the founder of Swiss Startup Factory, he led the company through its accelerator program with Goldbach Group and a partnership with Fintech Fusion in 2016.
Mark Baur is very passionate about his work and strives to inspire and impact young people in Switzerland to start their companies. His main mission is to build a bridge between the old economy and the new economy and solve the challenges of digital transformations. He connects both the technologies to increase the value of his banking platform. For the love of motivating the youth in Switzerland, he has become a frequent speaker at different universities, small and mid-size corporate. In these forums, he has greatly impacted the lives of young entrepreneurs.
Mike Baur is also a sports person. He enjoys hockey and loves his hometown hockey club Fribourg Gotteron. He is also an active fan of the Swiss Tennis Pros on the ATP tour. Baur is also a good listener who values the voice of his colleagues, investors and startup specialists. Mike Baur holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Anthony Petrello is known as the pioneer in the field of oil and drilling contractors industry and currently, serves as the CEO of Nabors Industries.
Nabors Industries is the largest drilling contractor across the globe and is known for providing highly efficient and safe services. Nabor Industries’s headquarter is located in Houston, Texas, but the operations of the company span through many different countries, including in America, Africa and parts of Asia. Anthony has been working with Nabors Industries since 1991 and has served in many various positions before being named the CEO. The designation he has served previously at Nabors Industries includes President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer as well.
Anthony Petrello is a strategic thinker and takes logical decisions for business growth with a long-term vision in mind. It is because of this nature of Tony, as he is commonly referred to, that Nabors Industries has expanded its operations to many different regions across the countries and partnered with other global leaders in the industry. The decisions he took helped the company to substantially increase its revenue and remain the market leader by continually innovating and upgrading its services. Anthony Petrello completed his studies in law at Harvard Law School and received J.D. degree from there. Before pursuing law, he has received both B.S. as well as M.S. in Mathematics from the highly reputed Yale University. His academic qualifications speak highly about his in-depth knowledge, relevant skills, and personality.
After completing his studies and before joining Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello worked with Baker and McKenzie from 1979 to 1991. Here he gathered in-depth knowledge about business management, client management, sales, audit and accounting, taxation, and more. It is this experience that would later help him become a better professional and provide excellent leadership skills as CEO of Nabors Industries.
Even after his hectic schedule, Anthony Petrello manages to work for the social causes and is engaged in many different charitable causes. Through his association with Texas Children’s Hospital, he has been able to better the lives of many families by making generous contributions and providing volunteering support. He is also funding research to find the cure for cerebral palsy as he lost his daughter due to the disease.
Helane Morrison was the former Regional Director with the SEC Pacific northwest division, based in San Francisco. Morrison is now the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a financial investment firm, Hall Capital Partners. But while she was with the SEC, Morrison helped file civil lawsuits and prosecute some major financial firms. The SEC had mostly gone after lesser-known entities and small cases, but under Morrison’s leadership even the big corporations could not hide securities violations and fraudulent activities. Morrison has spent much of her career fighting against fraud, but now she’s helping a big company uphold integrity.
Helane Morrison went into law originally, getting her undergrad from Northwestern University, and then completing her J.D. at the University of California at Berkley. Morrison became a clerk for the US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, where Richard Posner was judge at the time. She then moved to the US Supreme Court where she also clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun. Blackmun made an impact on Morrison in the manner he ruled on legal hearings, and Morrison decided to adopt his philosophy. Morrison decided to start her law career with Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin law firm, and in a few years she became a partner.
Morrison became interested in financial law, having seen how some hedge fund managers and financiers were taking advantage of their clients. She helped litigate some difficult cases, but was always determined to see justice served. As she became more experienced in financial law and securities enforcement, the SEC decided to have her come work for them. She started out as head of the local enforcement division, became a District Administrator, and eventually the Regional Director. She served at the SEC for about 9 years, but decided it was time to make a good name in the financial industry.
Hall Capital Partners attracted Morrison largely due to the culture and ethics embodied at the firm. It also happens to be managed by two other female executives including CEO Kathryn Hall, and Managing Partner Sarah Stein. Not only has Morrison seen this as an opportunity to break glass ceilings, she also wanted to show that the public could still trust the investment firm to make sound investing decisions. Morrison is happy to bring her legal experience to making sure all transactions uphold the law.
JustFab has become one of the most successful membership based, online fashion retailers in recent years. They sell on trend fashion at a great price. The JustFab brand has numerous subsidiary companies as well. They have the Fabletics, FabKids, and Shoedazzle fashion companies. You won’t be able to find the JustFab company any longer under their name. They were recently rebranded under the name TechStyle.
This decision to rebrand was decided upon by Adam Goldenberg and his partner Don Ressler. Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg two started the company under the name JustFab. They changed the company’s name to fit the modern, tech savvy approach of the company. The TechStyle is far more fitting, because the company is mainly tech driven in nature with the online ordering system and they sell fashionable style.
JustFab raises $85M at what sources say is a $1B valuation
JustFab becomes TechStyle Fashion Group
The company has been met with positive and negative reviews. The problem was the membership wasn’t properly described. Adam Goldenberg took fixing this problem to heart. He put effort into further description of how the JustFab memberships work. He differentiated their Fabletics sports wear selection to have guest checkout options, so they would have a more flexible shopping option. The JustFab membership simply is a $39.99 charge each month for an incredible discount on all of the clothing items during the month. Members are permitted to request no charge for the month, if they do not want to shop with their discount. If you do not shop during a month and you forget to skip the fee, the company automatically gives you store credits you can use to shop with. It’s a very simple membership process, and just involves some planning if you feel like you likely won’t shop for a month and you want to skip.
Adam Goldenberg said another new update he has made to the TechStyle company was to set up online customer service, so shoppers can more easily close down a membership. This has simplified the time necessary to take care of closing a membership. It is a far better way to handle closing memberships, and has been met with positive reviews.
Despite the name change and other changes, TechStyle is still set to make $650 million this year. Their new website may be found at: “www.techstyle.com”.
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Technology is constantly evolving and Coriant remains on the cutting edge. Providing users with revolutionary products that make use of the latest innovation available on the market today, the company has emerged as a dominant player within the global market. The company offers a number of customizable options that effectively optimize the existing and future infrastructure needs of companies around the globe. Coriant enables users to improve the efficiency of their IP and optical layer.
With headquarters in Germany and the United States, Coriant has quickly emerged on the worldwide scene as a trusted telecommunications provider. With Marlin Equity Partners as their parent financial backer, they have the resources behind them to develop new technology that is innovative and forward thinking. They provide a comprehensive range of services from Optical LAN and Broadband Access to Intelligent Network Management and Integrated Optical Planning Solutions. They work with each of the their clients individuals to develop a customized solution for any telecommunications related needs that they present with.
Shaygan Kheradpir, who serves as both the Chief Executive Office and the Chairman of the Board, directs Coriant. This is an important position, as Coriant currently has operations in more than 100 countries, meaning that the CEO must maintain a global footprint. Kheradpir came to the company with more than 28 years of direct experience at the executive level in the areas of technology, telecommunications, and financial services. He is seen as a driving force behind the company, and he brings his experience from such multinational companies at GTE to the table.
Holding a Ph.D. in engineering from Cornell University, Kheradpir has the theoretical and intellectual background to lead a global telecommunications company into the future. He has personally patented technology in the areas of media and telecommunications, in addition to serving on the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Serving in the past on the Cornell University Engineering Council also demonstrates that he has earned the respect of the business and academic community.
Check out his website: http://www.shaygankheradpir.com/