Month: December 2018

Jacob Gotlieb’s Steering Growth in the Healthcare Industry

Jacob Gotlieb has earned respect in the healthcare industry as a reputable entrepreneur focused on steering change towards better healthcare. With notable success running ventures like Balyasny Asset Management, L.P. and Visium Asset Management, he is setting up for a new wave of change through his newest venture Altium Capital.

Based in New York, Altium Capital is an investment fund targeting transformative entrepreneurial ventures in the healthcare sector. Through the fund, Jacob hopes to identify opportunities to invest in firms that promise to develop advanced medical services and improve treatment options for diseases.

Recently, Altium invested in Oramed Pharmaceuticals (ORMP) for a stake of 5.61% to facilitate the development of alternative oral medicine for diabetic patients. Traditionally, such patients receive treatment in the form of injectable drugs. Gotlieb’s Altium Capital is also working in partnership with the Dublin, Ireland-based Amarin. The pharmaceutical firm is interested in improving treatment options for patients with cardiovascular complications.

Altium Capital’s investment at Oragenics, on the other hand, is expected to boost the company’s capacity to develop antibiotics for infectious diseases. The two physicians who found the firm also envisioned the concept of Replacement Therapy. It is a form of treatment that improves patients’ health by replacing dangerous bacteria with useful bacteria.

Jacob Gotlieb has previously worked for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC as a buy-side analyst and at Merlin as a portfolio manager. He has a Medical Degree from New York University Medical School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the designation of

Aside from his professional duties, Jacob Gotlieb involves in philanthropic activities supporting vulnerable and underserved populations. He has a particular interest in educational organizations within New York. Some of the beneficiaries include Robin Hood Foundation, Windward School, New Yorkers for Children and The East Harlem Tutorial Program.

Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade: Celebrating Decades of Consistent Growth

The automobile industry in Brazil has undergone tremendous changes in the past decades. It was a walk down memory lane during the 52nd edition of the Car of the Year. The year’s event was, however, a bit different as it paid tribute to the founder importer in Brazil, Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade.

Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade hails as the founding member of the world-renowned car imported in Brazil, CAOA. Dr. Carlos rise began back in the 70s and has transcended into the current era as a pacesetter of car importation.

The firm CAOA was created when Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade purchased the Ford Landau in 1979 in Paraiba. Due to the insolvency of the dealership, Dr. Carlos saw an opportunity and bought the entire resale.

It only took Dr. Carlos six years to form a ground for the largest Ford dealership in the country. The retired surgeon was plowing back profits and this saw him venture in the Renault brand. In a matter of years, he became the official importer of Renault in Brazil.

The starts were lining for Dr. Carlos as he landed another representative deal with Hyundai. This led to the installation of the formidable industrial unit located in Goias. Aside from the overall control of CAOA, the firm falls under the control of the chairman of the Board of Directors.

Another milestone marked by CAOA in the last fiscal year was with the acquisition of China’s Chery. The move saw the firm take over the operations of the plant both in Jacarei and in Sao Paulo.

Before receiving the accolade from the Executive of the Year, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was the recipient of the ‘Distributor of the Year’. This followed the setting up of the current Hyundai factory in Brazil. This was a major deal for Dr. Carlos because he had gained a competitive edge over the rest of the 179 Hyundai dealers worldwide.

The consistent rise and innovation of CAOA were among the reasons Carlos Alberto de Oliveira received the award for Executive of the Year. The award was presented during the 201 Car of the Year award which was masterminded by Autoesporte.

Upwork  Perfecting the Art of Creating a Professional To-Do List

Upwork is among the biggest platforms online for freelancers to find work and it has nearly five million registered clients. If you are amongst those who are looking to become successful as a freelancer, it is necessary that you make an account at Upwork and show your skills as a professional. Rest assured that your skills would be rewarded sooner or later as there is plenty of work to fit the skillful freelancers in. Upwork has some of the top industry experts working for it, and they love to give tips to the upcoming freelancers on how to manage their schedule efficiently to achieve success.

Recently, Upwork posted a very productive blog in which it detailed why the freelancers should always have a to-do list handy with themselves. It would remind them of the amount of work pending and the deadline of which task is nearing. There are many different types of to-do list applications that can be downloaded on the phone and PC as well that can be remotely accessed as well. Having such tools and getting into the habit of following to-do list to the dot would surely enhance your reputation as a professional. The good thing about having a to-do list is that it would help you stay competitive and with time, it would also help you make a name for yourself in the niche you are a professional in.

There are certain things that should be kept in mind when creating a to-do list. One should create the list on the basis of its importance and the deadline. It will help you get the most important work first and then move on to the other ones. One also has to make sure that they create the list at night so that they do not spend crucial time in the morning.

As an expert in private credit, Gareth Henry writes: “Superior returns are available for the accredited investor with lots of patience”

Whereas swing or day traders make decisions by the minute, Private Equity players play a very different game according to Gareth Henry: Global Head of Investor Relations, and proven expert in private credit transactions and hedge fund placements. First hand experience in private equity, venture capital, investing, and finance has given Gareth Henry in-depth knowledge into the world of private credit. Check out to read more about Gareth Henry

Private Equity deals are thought of in terms of years or up until issuance of shares in the event of an initial public offering of a portfolio company for example. These type of investors take on certain kinds of risks that are deemed “alternative”, and are placed directly outside of the pressures of the public market.

Interestingly, private equity firms are responsible for buyouts of public equity; in other words, acquisition of public companies altogether. On the private side, such equity investors are often found helping start-ups navigate funding rounds. Funds generated in an alphabetized series is utilized in a number of ways like balance sheet boosting, working capital expansion, and acquisition transactions. Private equity financing is usually arranged creatively, giving the borrower room to fully explore untapped growth strategies.

Although Gareth Henry expresses favor for private equity and private enterprise over the ever burgeoning pressures of running a public company, there several aspects to be aware of that lead to gains or losses. Besides the lockup period (frame of time when shares cannot be redeemed or liquidated), market volatility can profoundly effect compound average returns. Because of the lack of oversight by regulatory entities like the SEC, liquidating can sometimes be a lengthy process.

As Gareth Henry further explains, these high-risk, high-return ventures are aimed towards accredited investors or those with a high net worth and an appetite for higher returns. Henry is no stranger to managing billion dollar deals in private equity, and currently operates as a global expert on investor relations.

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Guilherme Paulus: Transforming Brazil’s Tourism Industry

For close to four decades, Guilherme Paulus’ name has been synonymous with Brazil’s tourism industry through his entrepreneurial overtures, corporate leadership, and dedication to training the next generation of tourism professionals. His multi-pronged approach to transforming Brazil’s hospitality sector has earned him numerous accolades from the federal government, local bodies and international governments including France and the U.S.

The latest of such awards came in 2017 when he scooped the coveted Entrepreneur of the year award. He was bestowed with the award by the Brazilian federal government for creating job opportunities for thousands of Brazilians. The same year, the country’s leading tourism magazine, Travel and Tourism, honored him with the 2017 Personality of the Year Award in recognition of his leading role in transforming the country’s travel and tourism industry.

Poaching New Talent

To underscore his commitment in bringing up new talents in the industry, Guilherme Paulus has taken a leading role in ensuring that children and youths from low-income families are coached on the basics of succeeding as tour and travel professional. Towards this end, Mr. Guilherme has for many years directed the resources of his company, CVC, in sponsoring various education programs in these communities. Organizations such as Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution, Foz do Iguaçu’s PIET Project, and National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism have benefited from CVC’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. These projects and organizations are dedicated to initiating children into the art and science of tourism management. Guilherme Paulus has also sponsored healthcare programs initiated by some of these organizations.

A Computer Technician Turned Entrepreneur

When Guilherme Paulus sold Webjet Airline to GOL in 2011 after transforming it into one of the country best airlines within five short years, it underscored his corporate management competency and ability to identify problems and solutions. These are skills he had honed for several years since leaving his computer technician job at IBM to work as a salesman in Brazil’s tourism industry. Guilherme Paulus used his time to identify service gaps, and in 1972, he co-founded CVC: a leading tour and travel agency. In 1995, Mr. Paulus founded GJP Group of hotels and restaurants and successfully transformed it into a market leader.

WAX Company, founded by Malcolm CasSelle

Video Games are a large part of modern culture, and the business opportunities in the industry are immense. Even subdivisions of the larger industry have shown that they can be worth billions of dollars. One of the most lucrative of these subdivisions of the video game industry is virtual gaming gear. With a worth of around 50 billion dollars, the market is a very promising industry. This net worth is made up of sites and platforms used by gamers for the purpose of exchanging skins, a digital asset for online gamers. Skins refer to an audio or graphical accent that changes the appearance or sound of a player’s avatar in-game or some accessory for in game usage. Trading these online assets has become a large part of online gaming, with many gamers chomping at the bit to get the rarest of skins available. However, as this industry grows in size, so too does it’s vulnerability. Malcolm CasSelle caught wind of this fact ealr on and has started WAX in order to meet the inevitable demand.

WAX is an exchange platform the is decentralized, and in doing so is attempting to correct many of the security flaws in modern trading platforms. It has already done a good job, raising consumer confidence in the platforms. The end goal for WAX is to make the online trading world safe for players, allowing their transactions to be unmolested by hackers. The company has also designed their security systems to be very impressive preventing hackers from accessing the online trades. This system is called WAX blockchain security, and has raised the confidence of gamers when it comes to trading. It also eliminates transactions fees normally present in other trades, further increasing gamer sentiment towards WAX.

CasSelle himself has led the development team as the president of WAX and has history in cryptocurrency. He has been an advocate for cryptocurrency for a long time and has made his fortune as a digital entrepreneur. He was the cofounder of OPSkins, later founding WAX to build on the success of OPSkins. CasSelle is now the CIO of OPSkins as well as the former president and CTO of Tribune publishing.

WAX has already made a name for itself with its new ideas and the public acclaim it has brought to cryptocurrency as a whole, and will continue to do so in the near and far future.

Vijay Eswaran and Life Two Minutes From the Abyss

Vijay Eswaran is the CEO and co-founder of QI Group which markets fashion accessories, home care, weight management products among others all over the world. In an article published in February, he details the importance of living life on the brink. He explains that there is no formula for success but young people should learn to live life with a sense of urgency.

When he started his business in the 1990s right after the economic crisis of 1997, there was a high chance it was not going to do well. Businesses were failing all around and a lot of people had lost their jobs and many neighborhoods were left empty as people could not afford to pay their mortgages or rent anymore. Fortunately, things have changed and Vijay Eswaran is confident that the economy in Asia has never been better.

Many entrepreneurs risk everything to start their businesses and they only succeed through hard work and resilience. It is the fearlessness of these entrepreneurs and their refusal to give that results in business success. Quoting a monk he met in the Himalayas Vijay Eswaran says that it is important to live life with urgency.

The successful CEO views himself as the perfect example of living with urgency having started his business with nothing more than a dream. He believes that it was key to his success since in about 5 years the business had grown into 30 countries. Vijay Eswaran is proud of the fact that the business has empowered many other entrepreneurs who have worked with that same sense of urgency.

About Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1960. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the London School of Business. Vijay Eswaran established QI Group in partnership with Joseph Bismark in 1998. He is the author of a number of books including Two Minutes From the Abyss.