Charles Koch: A Man Of Contradictions

1888 Management, LLC is Charles and David Koch’s latest enterprise, created to help the billionaire brothers invest their fortune in companies. Originally operated by Koch Industries’ treasury department, 1888 is now a corporation licensed to do business in California, Florida and Kansas. Trent May, portfolio manager of 1888, is seeking companies where the Koch brother’s investment will give them a major stake in the company.

In his book Good Profit, Koch explains his Market-Based Management philosophy, where he attributes helping others to improve their lives as the reason for Koch Industries’ success. For Koch, the philosophy works very well, Koch Industries is the nation’s second-largest private company, responsible for well-known brands like Northern bathroom tissue and Dixie cups.

Charles Koch is a man of contradictions; he is very wealthy, nevertheless, he’s concerned that America is headed toward a two-tiered society consisting of the very rich and the permanently disadvantaged. Koch Industries benefits from government subsidies, yet Koch is against corporate welfare. Koch runs a flourishing business, however, he supports programs that help low-income people start their own company. While he has dealt with the courts over lawsuits against Koch Industries, Charles Koch had the best legal representation money could buy, yet he truly understands the problems poor people face with the criminal justice system. In the end, Koch shows that he is a fair man, concerned about people who never had the advantages that he enjoyed early in his life.

Sanjay Shah’s New Appointments

Autism Rocks has two new faces on its Board of Trustees. According to a press release made on PR Newswire by the founder of the organization, Sanjay Shah, brothers Will Best and Pete Best will be joining the team. Sanjay Shah has had a close relationship with the two brothers since their early campus days, and he strongly feels that their professional skills and experience will positively impact the organization.

Autism Rocks is an organization that holds invitation-only live concerts and charity events to help raise awareness as well as raise funds that are used for autism research. A majority of the funds raised is donated to the Cambridge University Autism Research Center. Sanjay Shah started Autism Rocks in the year 2011 after his son was diagnosed with it at the age of four. The cause has gotten support from a number of world renowned music artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Michael Buble, Drake and Snoop Dogg.

Will Best’s life and career in music will make him an asset to the organization. Will Best offset his career while he was still in campus organizing underground music events in the city of Manchester. His brother, Pete Best, who is a close friend of Sanjay Shah, has had a long and outstanding career in the London financial markets. He was once the Chief Operating Officer for a leading brokerage firm called ICAP. He, however, left the company in late 2015 to pursue worthy causes. It is likely that Sanjay Shah brought him into the team for his impeccable financial experience which the organization can benefit from.

Sanjay Shah is not only a renowned philanthropist, but he is also a shrewd leader and businessman. He is the founder and chairman of Solo Capital, a financial investment firm he established in the year 2011. Today, the company enjoys the same platform with some of the leading investment companies in the world. Follow him on Twitter for more news and information.

Alexei Beltyukov: More than an Entrepreneur

Alexei Beltyukov is a prominent entrepreneur who comes from Russia. Apart from being known for his entrepreneurial endeavors, he is also known for being a philanthropist and a vocal proponent of education. Alexei holds a degree in business enterprise and medicine. He attended INSEAD School of Business for his business management education where he graduated in 1997. INSEAD School of Business founded in 1957 and is based in Fontainebleau in France. Since graduating from INSEAD, Alexei has founded many companies that have gone to become very successful.

Alexei founded Endemic Capital in 2013 and he is currently serving as the President and CEO. Endemic Capital is a firm offering advisory services exclusively to Russians. Through this firm, Alexei boosts exceptional entrepreneurs from Russia by funding their start-up companies while guiding them to reach stability and become successful.

Apart from serving in Endemic Capital, Alexei serves in various capacities in various firms. He serves in Mechanicus, an investment club, where he is the head.

Alexei is also the founder of A-Ventures and Skolkovo Foundation. The non-profit foundation was started in 2010 during the reign of President Dmitry Medvedev and was formed with the aim of diversifying the Russian economy through the introduction of new technologies such as computer, nuclear and space. Alexei served as the senior VP in the category of commercialization and development. The foundation has since been endorsed by over 30 companies which have also entered into development and research agreements with the foundation. These agreements are key to the creation of the planned Skolkovo Innovation Center in Skolkovo City near Moscow. The impact of the Center is estimated to be great as it will be an avenue of connecting entrepreneurs and technologies.

As an advocate of education, Alexei got an opportunity to serve as the CEO of SOLVY which was launched in 2015. SOLVY is an online homework platform for high school students. The platform allows for academic interaction between teachers and students. Through this, the teachers are able to monitor the academic progress of the students. For instance, the teachers can monitor how the students are progressing in solving math problems. The platform also guides the teachers on the area of focus when planning for the lessons. The teachers are also able to know the students who need more coaching while solving the problems. SOLVY is of great help in the academic sector.  Visit his website for further information.

Coriant Under The Leadership Of Shaygan Keradpir

Coriant was a launched in March 2013 and is a leading supplier of packet/optical switching and aggregation, future-proof optical transport, and SDN-enabled service management and control solutions to Tier 1 network operators worldwide. Formed by Marlin Equity Partners through the powerful combination of the Nokia Siemens Networks from powerhouse companies with Siemens Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks – all three companies had a distinguished 35 years of technology innovations combined.

Coriant offers their services to communication service providers, utility operators, government agencies, defense agencies, finance and banking industries among other agencies. Coriant has been winning plump deals with an array of key corporate customers. It has won the admiration of a number of global carriers which includes Australia’s NBN, China Unicom, BSNL, and TSIC.

When Pat DiPietro announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Coriant to return to Marlin Equity very few people were surprised. DiPietro named Shaygan Kheradpir as the new CEO of Coriant. Shaygan Kheradpir worked as an Operating Partner focusing on strategic telecom and technology investments at Marlin Equity Partner before he was appointed CEO of Coriant in September 2013. DiPietro meanwhile returned to his former role as an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners.

Kheradpir’s first job was at GTE in 1987 and when he later joined Verizon, he served as the EVP and Chief Information Officer. His team contributed to the development of Verizon’s FiOS fiber optic video initiative which is one of the U.S.’s largest infrastructure programs. Then Kheradpir joined Barclays as the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail & Business Bank and also served on the executive committee. He developed customer products like the Pingit mobile payments software.

He moved to the United States for further studies and eventually earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

He’s a leader and executive with many years of industry experience. His main objectives at Coriant are to drive growth and strengthen the company’s existing end-user solutions.

Forefront Capital Announces New Partnership

Forefront is an investment institution that was started by Brad Reifler. Since it was started several years ago, and it has managed to expand its services to more consumers. This year in February, the investment institution announced that it will be making a new partnership. According to the CEO of the company, Forefront Capital will be working closely with Easter Seals Dixon Center, in a partnership that is expected to start soon. The partnership will also include a donation of three million dollars in cash.

Forefront Capital doesn’t do these things every day, and it must have been impressed by what their new partner has been doing in the past. According to Brad Reifler, the company was greatly impressed by what Easter Seals Dixon Center has been doing for the military and veterans in the United States of America.

The military and the veterans are a neglected community in the United States. Many individuals and organizations have no clue what these individuals have to sacrifice a lot just to ensure that the country is served well. Easter Seals Dixon Center understood the need to appreciate this group, and that’s why they selflessly took the opportunity to highlight the potential these group has and also creating opportunities.

The company has managed to work nationally and even in the local communities to break down all the barriers and then connect these individuals and the concerned organizations to the easily accessible solutions. Just like the other American citizens, military and veterans deserve to have access to education, employment, and healthcare.

While announcing the new partnership, Brad Reifler told everyone that forefront capital had a mission to make sure that they made a big difference in the military and veterans in the United States. However, while in the process of going it, the company also wanted to empower their new partner financially. According to Brad Reifler on social media, partnering with Easter Seals Dixon Center will benefit both the companies, and they will both be empowered financially due to the business sense involved.

For any individual to do well in the tough modern times, finances play an important role. If the veterans and the military want to be empowered, the first thing they should get is financial stability. If this will be achieved, it will be quite easy to reach the other goals. Forefront Capital Advisory wants to make sure that these important people in the society get this help. The employees from the company and also the customers who are served by the company also want to take part in the important cause.

Brad Reifler is the founder and CEO of Forefront Capital. Before starting the company, he was working in the same industry, getting the expertise and knowledge needed to run such an institution. He is well educated and qualified.

Start-up Company, Slyce Inc. Continues to Attract Investors in 2016

Image recognition technology pioneers, Cameron Chell and Erika Racicot founded Slyce, Inc. in January 2012 and by February 2013 launched its visual recognition product. Since then, the company successfully received more than $10 million in funds to further expand services, products, and technology. The Canadian company has grown rapidly in 2015 based on financial statements; with revenue more than $2 million at the end of October. Slyce is presently offering trading of stock on the exchange market to help generate more capital needed for expansion and marketing. Yahoo! Finance reported on March 1st, 2016 a press release issued by the business announcing its most recent financial statements for the third quarter of 2015.

Slyce offers visual search products, services, and downloadable apps to retailers and shoppers. In 2015 during the third quarter, the company announced four highlights: partnership; technology deployment expansion with Neiman Marcus; and contract signings with Urban Outfitters and Shoe Carnival. The partnership between Slyce and includes services and products for mobile image recognition technology. Neiman Marcus hired Slyce to power its Snap-Find-Shop feature for their product lines.

Slyce received $19 million in investment funding during the month of February 2016. Presently, the invested funds total over $29 million for expansion and technology enhancement. The income statement showed net income was in the negative for year ended October 31st, 2015. It is common for startup companies to incur net losses on income statements during the first three to five years. The net losses for 2014 were -$17.6 million and -$12.1 million in 2015.

In 2014, the company generated nearly $90,000 and $2.7 million in 2015. According to the figures, Slyce may very well see net profits by the end of 2016 or 2017 if expenses are monitored and controlled. Additionally, Slyce should concentrate primarily on building up its clienteles while enhancing technology, products, and services.

Shaygan Kheradpir uses his Extensive Technology and Business Knowledge to Lead Coriant

Cloud networking solutions provide an opportunity for both small and established businesses to act faster. The technology is offered in pay as you go plan. The networking solutions enable companies to deal with disasters and guarantee security of their sensitive information. Coriant is a company that develops excellent networking solutions. During the formulation of networking solutions, Coriant considers the fast-paced change in the Cloud technology.


Coriant offers its networking solutions to top network operators in more than 100 countries. The network operators include content providers, data center operators, cable MSOs, government agencies, and utility companies. The firm is led a by a team of professional that combines industrial expertise on communications with technology and network knowledge.


Shaygan Kheradpir is a prominent businessperson and a technology investor. He graduated with a bachelors, masters, and doctorate in Electrical Engineering specialty from Cornell University. He has served in several executive positions in established companies such as GTE, Barclays, Verizon, as well as Juniper Networks. He has played an important role in every position he has served.

Career growth

In 1987, Shaygan landed his first job at GTE Laboratories, as the manager of network routing and control. According to the Wall Street Journal, GTE Corporation recognized Shaygan’s efforts of launching new products and promoted him to the Chief Information Officer post. Eventually, Bell Atlantic and GTE merged and gave rise to Verizon Communications in 2000. Shaygan served as president of the E-business division after the formation of Verizon. Eventually, he was promoted to the Chief Information Officer of the company.

Despite being an engineer by profession, he ventured in the financial industry in January 2011. He became the first technology executive to have sat on the Barclay’s executive team. Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks in 2014 as the CEO. He developed and implemented an Integrated Operating Plan that reduced structural cost while maintaining operational excellence. Finally, he joined Coriant as the CEO, and he continues to provide excellent networking solutions that address the unique needs of clients.

Getting to Know the Human Rights Foundation and Founder Thor Halvorssen

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is an organization committed to promoting democracy and personal freedom around the world. It does this a number of ways, but largely through the dedication of its founder, Thor Halvorssen.
Established in 2005, the HRF helps promote human rights through principles that were first defined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This treaty was adopted by the United Nations in 1966, although it would not come into practical use for another decade. Since its implementation, the treaty has been signed or at least recognized by most of the nations of the world. The HRF is a nonprofit organization that is also committed to avoiding partisanship politics.
The specific goals of the HRF include the promotion of citizen self-determination, freedom of speech and expression, equal treatment under the law and the abolition of slavery and torture. It works particularly hard to free political prisoners and has heavy involvement in areas that are known for serious violations of human rights. It attempts to achieve its goals through an assortment of educational and outreach programs, including seminars and films. In its effort to bring about greater awareness of the nature and vulnerability of freedom, it reaches out to anyone willing to listen, from advocates and national leaders to members of the public.
Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, who is better known by his shortened name, knows very well about the nature of human rights violations.
Halvorssen’s commitment to human rights began with his creation of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which came into existence five years before the HRF. Four years after the establishment of the HRF, he founded the Oslo Freedom Forum, which conducts conferences throughout the world. Born in Venezuela and educated in the United States, Halvorssen has discussed the subject of human rights in his numerous newspaper articles and television appearances. However, he is primarily known as a film producer. His films include “Freedom’s Fury” and “The Singing Revolution.”