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Eric Pulier Plans His Startups Carefully

It is certainly no accident or fluke that Eric Pulier has achieved a monumental amount of success launching startup companies. Many people are perplexed as to why he has been able to achieve such greatness in a field that is fraught with so much failure. The explanation is actually very simple. Pulier is willing to put in much more time into his startup projects than the average person. This has allowed him to launch startups that are very well thought out and prepared for consumers. This is not the case for many of the other people who try to launch tech startups on a regular basis.

 

Pulier has gone into great detail about how he decides what he is going to do prior to launching each of his startups. The process is extremely meticulous. He starts out by having an extended brainstorming meeting with a few of his most trusted associates. They spend some time kicking around ideas for new tech startup companies. This is how Eric was able to come up with many of his previous startups like Akana and ServiceMesh. The best ideas for startups are then discussed to see which one is the most viable. Finally, one idea for a startup is chosen.

 

The next step is to assemble a team of people to work on the startup. Eric prefers to work with people who have already worked in the particular industry the startup will be involved in. Eric will also invest in a great web designer to be in charge of the site. A marketing expert will be hired to get the word out about the new business to build anticipation for its launch.

 

A social media expert is put in charge of creating profiles for the new startup on all the major platforms. It is essential that the consumers are able to learn more about the company on social media. The site is then tested multiple times until all of the glitches are worked out. Eric stresses the importance of launching a flawless site. He believes that customer confidence will be diminished if the startup’s site has problems.

Securus Technologies Solves a Big Problem in Jails and Prisons Across the Country

Securus Technologies is the provider of communications services for correctional institutions, law enforcement agencies, and safety organizations all across North America. They currently provide services to over 3,400 clients and 1.2 million inmates and their families.

 

Securus provides a secure and painless way for inmates and their families to stay in touch on a daily basis, if necessary. There are several plans available such as prepaid calling, inmate debit, where the inmate pays the bill, direct billing to the family and collect calling. There is also video calling where the parties can see each other during the call and Jail voicemail.

 

A recent addition to the services that Securus provides is their phone call monitoring software. This allows law enforcement and prison systems to prevent crimes from occurring and means of solving crimes that have been committed. If criminals use the communications systems for criminal purposes, there will be a record of the conversations that can be used as evidence against them.

 

For example, one correctional facility was able to accumulate enough evidence from various phone calls to obtain a search warrant that pertained to a possible crime.

 

Many correctional institutions are using the service to detect criminal activity that is taking place or is being planned to take place. Illegal activities such as selling and using drugs and alcohol within the confines of the prisons is being thwarted and stopped. Having the monitoring software available is making the facilities much safer and more secure.

 

Securus Technologies is reaching out to correctional facilities and other law enforcement agencies, along with loyal customers and investors to come to their Dallas, Texas headquarters for a demonstration of these services at their Technology Center. A private presentation of the emergency response system, public information, information inmate, inmate self-service and the various monitoring services is available upon request.

 

Scott Rocklage Moving Forward as a Career Life Science Executive at 5AM Ventures

Dr. Scott Rocklage, Ph.D., has been Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures from 2004. He joined the firm in 2003 as a business Partner. He served as CEO at EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, temporarily, in mid-2016. He was also the head and President at Amersham Health and Executive Chairman/Co-President at Ilypsa LTD. Scott was also President of Cubist Pharmaceuticals from 1994 to 2001, and it’s CEO from 1994 to 2003.

 

Dr. Rocklage is presently the Board Chairman of Achaogen, Semprus, and Relypsa. He served on the Boards of Pulmatrix, Variation and WaveRx, and the Board of Associates at Whitehead Institute. Scott was formerly Executive Chairman of Miikana (now EntreMed). He has been Director of Pulmatrix from March 2006 and served as Director at MDS Proteomics, Inc. He served as Board Chairman of Semprus Biosciences Corp, and as the Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.

 

Scott Rocklage earned his B.S. in Chemistry from California University at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT. He is currently based in Waltham, MA. Scott has well over 20 years experience in healthcare management strategic leadership. His role as a senior executive led to the strong endorsement of three Drug Applications on trial basis by FDA (Teslascan® Omniscan™, and Cubicin®). The federal body further approved six candidates into the clinical drug trials. He also held senior positions at Catalytica and Salutar. Rocklage’s outstanding extensive scientific background has led to the invention of over 30 drug patents for the U.S government. Scott has also featured in not less than 100 peer-reviewed journals.

 

5AM Ventures

 

5AM Ventures is a capital business firm focused on developing future life science businesses to deliver sufficient gains to investors. The company supports organizations that work to solve significant healthcare needs through progressive advances in science and medicine. The Venture’s portfolio company’s front new approaches to identify, avert, and treat a broad assortment of medical conditions.

 

5AM’s asset experts hold strong systematic, medical, legal, operational, and finance capabilities. The broadly harmonized backgrounds present a unique frame to form life science companies. They employ efficiently trained, skilled, and hardworking employees. 5AM is often openly involved in building company strategy, business development, management recruiting, and fundraising. The board members remain committed to contributing ideas and strategies in all key areas of operations.

 

 

 

Top 3 Horror Anime and Movies

 

Anime has graced the fans with a Japanese twist on horror anime. There is something unique about horror anime that can’t be found in other forms of media. They can feature horrible tentacle monsters or mind-blowing psychological horror twists, or apocalyptic scenarios. Here is a list of the top 3 horror anime and movies.

 

  1. Perfect Blue

This psychological horror anime on Netflix movie is directed by the legendary Satoshi Kon. The movie features a pop idol who is forced to live under devastating mental stress caused by her career transition into acting, a stalker doubling as a terrorist and lunatic fanatic. Watching this movie, you will feel as if you are right with the main character, questioning what is reality and what is imaginary. By the end of this classic horror animated movie, you will be left completely and utterly shocked by its series of plot twists.

 

  1. Magnetic Rose

Another classic horror movie with stunning animation and story written by Satoshi Kon is Magnetic Rose. It has been dubbed as the original “Inception” movie due to its spine-chilling scenes and depictions of death and psychological terror. The story follows astronauts who discover a space station riddled with classical decor and find themselves following a series of hallucinations, or are they? This movie is filled with twists and creepy suspenseful scenes, leaving the viewer with sheer terror. Magnetic Rose becomes an instant favorite among anime horror fans.

 

  1. Gyo

Possibly a controversial entry on this list is movie Gyo based on the manga series by big name J-horror artist Junji Ito. The movie saw some major alterations differing from the manga, but it still maintains all of the original and unique depictions of terror and gore. The movie follows a woman who is plagued by a horrible stench often compared to the smell of rotting corpses. She soon finds out that undead sea creatures of all sizes are making their way onto land and terrorizing all of Japan. Watch this movie if you are looking for some classic Junji Ito-style horror fun.

Dr Avis Weisfogel Launches a GoFundMe Campaign

Energetic about treating patients managing sleep issues, Dr. Avi Weisfogel helped to establish Dental Sleep Masters. Avi started the organization in April 2014 alongside two different dental specialists, with the objective of helping people with sleeping disoders. Dental specialists partnered with the organization give patients oral instruments as a successful contrasting option to conventional sleep apnea medicines. At this organization, he is responsible for the organization’s general business development.

 

Prior to opening Dental Sleep Masters, Avi Weisfogel was proprietor and instructor at Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient. When there he showed dental practitioners how to expand the quantity of sleep patients they came across by instructing and running sleep programs. He likewise held the parts of overseeing accomplice and co-proprietor at Healthy Heart Sleep. Here he encouraged several doctors through out the nation to run sleep labs in their areas.

 

Dr Avi Weisfogel trusts that youngsters should have the best access to dental and social insurance that is accessible. Consequently, he strives to bolster the association called Operation Smile.

 

Operation Smile was set up in the mid 1980’s and by a specialist and medical attendant. At initially, their principle mission was to help youngsters in the Philippines. In any case, throughout the years this philanthropy association has developed and now benefits youngsters who live in more than 80 nations. This association primarily works with youngsters and youthful grown-ups who have issues with congenital fissures, congenital fissures, and other facial disfigurements.

 

The association has done more than 200,000 surgical methods in more than 100 nations. Avi Weisfogel firmly feels that this association ought to be bolstered. Therefore, he has propelled a GoFundMe campaign with a specific end goal to profit the association. He wants to raise $2,000 that can be given to Operation Smile.

 

Best Female Plastic Surgeon

  1. Jennifer Walden is a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and formally fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Walden was born in Texas and grew up in Austin where she graduated with Honors in Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the Texas University. She further advanced her studies in Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas Medical Branch as a Salutatorian. She has a residency training at The University of Texas Medical Branch in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, and in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency.

Dr. Walden specializes in Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), Body-Contouring (mostly after Massive Weight Loss), Botox, Brachioplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Cheek Implants, Chemical/Micro Peels, Collagen Injection, Dermabrasion, Endoscopic Technique, Forehead Lift, Gynecomastia, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation / Enhancement, Liposuction, Mastopexy (Breast lift), Chin Implant, Microtia, Otoplasty, Rhinoplasty (Nose surgery), Rhytidectomy (Facelift), and Wrinkle Reduction by Injection.

Dr. Jennifer Walden performs a large volume of breast augmentations and facial procedures as she especially specializes in aesthetic facial and breast surgery. She has also presented throughout the country and internationally within these topics.

Dr. Walden meticulously commits to the highest level of patient care and satisfaction and ensures that her patients make choices that are always within their best interest.

 

Wengie’s creative gift box ideas

Wengie offers a number of original gift wrapping ideas that includes cookie dough, glitter, and tissue paper. There is nothing more comforting than a homemade cookie and Wengie believes one should use it to top off a gift package. Uncover the gift recipients favor cookie, mix up the dough, and then using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a few cookies, and place on to a baking sheet. Prior to placing the cookies into the oven, use a small straw to carve out a hole. Once baked, pull some yarn through the hole of the cookie and secure the cookie to the gift box. The recipient will be happy not only with the gift but also the cookie treat attached.

 

A gift box can gain a bit of pop by attaching a couple of rows of double sided tape to it. Next, locate your favorite bottle of glitter and pour some of it on to the box. The result is a box with not only gift wrapping but also a shine to it provided by the glitter. Many people love to receive a bottle of wine. This gift can be snazzier by rolling the bottle into five sheets of tissue paper. Once the bottom of the bottle is taped up, cut out peddle shapes at the top of the tissue paper. Tie up the bottle at the top and then pull out the five rows of tissue paper. By doing so individually, the tissue paper will create flower peddles and result in a creative top to the wine gift.

 

 

Jeffry Schneider :A Financial Investment Advisor

Jeffry Schneider is the CEO and founder and of Ascend Capital LLC. He holds a finance degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After graduation, he worked at Paradigm Global Advisors. At the company, he dealt with investment strategies. He left to start Ascend Capital LLC, which is based in San Francisco and deals with hedge funds. It is managing 13F portfolio totaling more than $2.7 billion. The CEO has put in place excellent skills in approach to innovative financial restructuring, sales, and marketing. Through his leadership, Ascend Capital has raised alternative investment funds for established and emerging businesses and investors. He works with a network of investment banks, family offices, and broker-dealers. The company has managed to distribute alternative investment funds worldwide.

 

Under Jeffry Schneider’s reign, the company has grown tremendously and has raised close to $1 billion in the last five years alone. Today, the company has over fifty brokerage dealers, 250 investment advisors, and family offices. Ascend Capital LLC has an interest in the auto dealership, technology companies, and real estate ventures. With Jeffry Schneider at the helm, incredible growth is being realized, and the entire team is aiming for a brighter future.

In 2016, the company raised $50million per month. CEO Jeffry believes that alternative investments will improve diversification and reduce volatility basing on the current market trends.

 

The success of the capital investment company is mainly attributed to established culture. The firm heavily relies on its environment to build deeper relationships with the team members. It gives priority to the interests of investors. He is well known as a dedicated leader who motivates his employees to realize set goals.

Jeffry Schneider participated in several Ironman and marathon competitions. He has competed in places like Texas, Florida, Saint Croix, and Chile. Most of the races are grueling with participants required to complete 13.1-mile run, 1.2-mile swim, and 56-mile bicycle ride. He loves to eat healthily and stay fit and exploring nature. Schneider has traveled to many places such as Asia, Europe, and America. He supports various philanthropic ventures through humanitarian organizations like Gazelle Foundation, Wonders and Worries, and Cherokee Home for Children.

 

Troy McQuagge Wins Big on Excellence

It will always be a positive for people to become widely recognized for the good work that they do in the world. Enter Troy McQuagge, the latest example of this.

 

Troy McQuagge was just recently awarded the CEO of the Year Award, namely the Gold Winner at the One Planet Awards show. The One Planet Awards show is a global awards program that goes about honoring all businesses and any professional excellence they show in every industry known throughout the world. The ceremony honors recipients of all kinds, from public groups to private ones, non-profit and profit-based groups, whether they are also big or small.

 

When asked about his outing, McQuagge simply stated that he was truly honored to be named by One Planet Awards as one of the more esteemed people in the industry and earning this particular recognition. He added that truthfully, everyone at the USHEALTH Group, Inc was deserving of the award but at the same time this was proof that the company’s commitment to solve health care problems across the world for customers would not go unnoticed.

 

In terms of background, Troy McQuagge is the CEO of the aforementioned USHEALTH Group, Inc, which is an insurance holding company that operates out of Fort Worth, Texas. The company’s goal is to find ways to provide innovative health coverage for specific individuals, namely those who are self-employed or who happen to be small business owners. Combining the talents of employees along with finding ways to get good insurance products out to their many customers is the major aspect of the company and their overall main goal.

 

Originally from Panama City, Florida, McQuagge first joined the healthcare-oriented group back in 2010, with his first goal being to revamp the distribution agency tied to it, USHEALTH Advisors. Doing this led to him becoming the president and eventually CEO of the company by 2014. He has accumulated more than thirty years of experience in sales and retailing to go along with this success, offering new products and bringing the company he works for a high level of quality success.

 

Sam Tabar Financial Strategist and Finance Expert

Sam Tabar who came to the firm, Full Cycle Energy Fund in 2014 was named Chief Operating Officer in 2015. His function at the company is to oversee the company’s fund management strategy.

FullCycle Energy Fund was founded in 2013 by Ibrahim AlHusseini. It mission is to help finance projects that will convert waste into clean energy. By converting waste into energy they are effectively creating a valuable resource that will be efficient, cost effective and benefit the environment. His current position, as you will see, is an extension of his past experience. Learn more about more Sam Tabar: https://twitter.com/samirtabar?lang=en

Before taking a position with Full Cycle Energy Fund, he went back to practicing law at Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP, as a Senior Associate in 2013. His job responsibilities included working with hedge funds, fund formation and structure and issues regarding regulatory and compliance.

In 2011 he took a position at Merrill Lynch as Director and Head of Capital Strategy. He provided their fund managers introductions to different institutional investors, such as foundations, pensions and endowments. He was able to increase the company’s list of institutional investors to 1250.

In 2004 he joined Sparx Group as Co-Head of Marketing, he managed all aspects of their global marketing activity. During his tenure at Sparx he was able to build a personal list of over 2000 potential investors, with over 400 investor introductions for the company. Moreover, he assisted management in raising over 1.2 billion dollars in assets on all of the company’s business development matters.

Bloomberg said that after Sam Tabar graduated from Columbia Law School in 2001, he joined the law office of Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom as an associate During his six years at Skadden he was responsible for counseling clients on hedge fund formation, investment management, regulatory and compliance issues.

According to Art Station, Sam Tabar got his BA from Oxford University in 2000 and his Master Degree in Law in 2001 at the Columbia Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar.