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Shervin Pishevar says entrepreneurs are increasingly borderless

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As the debate rages on throughout the U.S. about the role of immigration in the nation’s economy and demographics, one of Silicon Valley’s most accomplished venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, Shervin Pishevar, says that the questions surrounding immigration are largely becoming irrelevant for tech startups. Entrepreneurs, he says, are increasingly living in a borderless world. The problem that Shervin Pishevar identifies is that much of the U.S. tech sector is stuck in the mindset of 20 years ago where borders and trade barriers have primacy in the calculation of those seeking to found their own tech companies.

But Shervin Pishevar believes that Silicon Valley and the U.S. tech sector as a whole have some unwelcome chickens coming home to roost. In a recent tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar explained that tech entrepreneurs are increasingly freed from the artificial constraints imposed by borders, trade restrictions and the imperative to be in action centers like the San Francisco Bay Area. Shervin Pishevar says that simple conferencing technologies like Skype are fundamentally transforming the way that tech businesses operate, making it possible for remote locations to cooperate in ways that were never before possible.

He says that advancements in coding protocols and the ways in which websites are developed have also added to the ability of new startups to have talent located all around the globe. Pishevar himself has built companies using developers and web designers that have been simultaneously located in dozens of cities across the world. This ability, he says, is a wonderful boon to the capacity of entrepreneurs across the planet to compete on a level playing field. However, Pishevar warns that it could spell doom for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pishevar says that migration outflows from the San Francisco area have been so heavy that U-Haul trucks going to Austin, Texas, now cost 10 times what they do on the return trip. Places like Palo Alto have seen living costs soar to such extremes that now even upper-class professionals are fleeing the area. If Silicon Valley doesn’t address these problems, says Pishevar, it may soon find itself not only irrelevant but completely insolvent.

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April 19, 2018

Stream Energy Gives Back

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Stream Energy was featured in a patch.com article for their humanitarian efforts inn Texas. After the terrible Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston with more than four feet of rain in its neighborhoods and homes, companies in the U.S. and abroad watched helplessly as the region flooded and people died, lost their houses, apartments, and pets.

But one company based in Dallas, Stream, utilized money made from its highly successful energy sales operations to become among the first to help fund recovery, in addition to lifting some of the financial burdens off its customers.

For Stream Energy, philanthropy is in the company’s genes. The direct marketing energy corporation just launched the foundation, “Stream Cares”, to solidify its continues philanthropy efforts in Texas and all across the United States, something they’ve been doing for well over a decade.

Although in the face of Hurricane Harvey specifically, the connected living and energy sales company proved itself a textbook illustration of how Dallas companies are leveraging philanthropy and charity and using it as an essential, major, component of brand identity. For Stream, which has created long-term alliances with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, corporate leadership and employees also help by driving grassroots, local giving.

Hope Supply Co. is one of Stream Energy Dallas based passion projects. Stream Energy partnered with them and their employees to cover meal and entrance costs for about 1,000 homeless children in North Texas during its annual Splash for Hope.

The event, which takes homeless children to a water park, allowing Stream leadership and employees to deliver supplies and money as well as the experience of a lifetime. The company has worked alongside the charity for about four years.

Through “Operation Once in a Lifetime” Stream Energy helps give both financial and moral support to veterans and their family in the DFQ area. Stream gave transportation to unfortunate veterans of the military and their families, The next day, they helped host “American Girl Doll Experience” for 10 military members daughters. Stream paid for the full amount of the expenses. Kimberly Girard, the lead event manager, says the company loves changing the life of many.

https://www.bbb.org/dallas/business-reviews/electric-companies/stream-energy-in-dallas-tx-90018895/reviews-and-complaints

April 10, 2018

Highland Capital Presents Endowment to George W. Bush Presidential Center

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Highland Capital Management has announced that it will continue supporting the George W. Bush Presidential Center with an endowment gift in the amount of $10 million. This endowment will help to maintain the public programs that the Bush Center provides. Highland is also set to become the sponsor for the series entitled “Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management.” This series will bring newsmakers, creative professionals and authors together for discussions and lectures during the year. The announcement was made by Kenneth Hersh, the CEO of the Bush Presidential Center and James Dondero, the president and cofounder of Highland Capital Management. Read this article at investopedia.com.

Highland Capital has long been a supporter of the Bush Center, and the organization has helped to develop the Center significantly. Harsh says that the team at the Bush Center is grateful to Dondero for his commitment and that he foresees a continually beneficial relationship. Highland Capital Management has given more than $5 million to the Bush Center since 2012. Highland is also one of the founding benefactors that contributed to the development of the facilities to the Bush Center that opened in 2013. Visit hcp.com to know more.

The endowment gift will allow Highland Capital Management will sponsor a variety of events that will be held at the Bush Center this year, including the Highland Capital Lecture, which takes place annually. Dondero is also set to be part of Hersh’s Executive Advisory Council.

Thee first event under the Highland-sponsored series will be on February 5, and will include a special two-part program in partnership with the National Constitution Center. The event will be titled “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches/ James Madison & Today’s Media. Guests must register for the event at www.bushcenter.org and admission is free. The interview will start with a conversation with Christopher Scalia, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s soon. Christopher is also the author of Scalia Speaks, Reflections on Law, Faith and Live Well Lived.
View: https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/trey-parker-becomes-co-cio-highland-capital

March 6, 2018

Tthe early music career of Cassio Audi

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Many people who now Cassio Audi only keno him as a business executive who have major investments in South America. What many do not know is that there is another life that Cassio Audi had. He has been a musician in his early life. This is something that not many people are aware of. Many people only know him as a business executive. In his teenage age, Cassio Audio was part of a music band known as VIPER rock band. This was among the first bands to be formed in South America that specialized in rock music. The band was composed of Cassio Audi and four other members.

Cassio Audi had a very successful career according to the people who knew him back then. His contribution to the band was in form of music composition although his main role in the band was that of the drummer. He had exceptional skills in drumming. This is talent that proved very important whenever they went for live performances. His prowess in playing t instruments was exceptional. Cassio Audi made sure that he performed his role in the best way possible. He was happy to be part of this group at a very tender age. H made sure that his presence in the group was felt.

Cassio Audi participated in various life performance that the group had especially when promoting their first album. The group that was formed in the 1980s has been one of the best the country have ever seen. What made them evening more brilliant is that they composed music in English in a country that was predominantly Portuguese. Cassio Audi participated in the activities of the group for about 9 years before he left to go back to school and start financial studies. He left the group when it had composed two albums. He had participated in composition of one big the hit singles in the first officially album.

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December 5, 2017

Sahm Adrangi raises $100 million to Short one Stock

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Sahm Adrangi, a hedge fund manager at Kerrisdale capital, raised $100 million from investors to short a stock listed on the New York exchange. The public company has not yet unveiled. The company was said to be worth over 10 billion, and Kerrisdale was still building his case to get everyone onboard before revealing to the public its findings. The fund had already started acquiring stock in the company to establish position. Sahm Adrangi has an established track record of taking short positions against companies before taking his extensive research public in a form of hedge fund activism.

Sahm Adrangi, chief investment officer and founder at Kerrisdale capital, has built a reputation exposing fraudulent activity on companies listed on the New York stock exchange. His strategy involves conducting extensive research on the companies, taking short positions on them before publicly publishing his research. This hedge fund strategy has consequently grown Kerrisdale Capital from a USD 1 million to over USD 150 million hedge fund as at July of 2017. Mr. Adrangi’s published research seeks to inform the market about misconceptions on listed companies.

Sahm Adrangi has a record of publishing research that crippled dozens of companies on the New York Stock Exchange. He has since focused his strategy on specific sectors where he has developed in-depth industry knowledge including drug markers; Sage therapeutics, Zafgen, Bavarian Nordic, and Unilife. He has also published research in the mining sector, where he questioned market valuations of First Majestic Silver and Northern Dynasty Minerals by evaluating their fundamentals and assessing their market viability. The telecommunications sector has also peeked his interest where he has shared his views on Globalstar, Dish Network, Straight Path Communications and VIaSAT INC.

Ardragi Started his financial career at Deutsche Bank credit where he helped structure high leveraged bank debt and high yield bonds. He also worked in Chanin Capital Partnershe helped advise creditor committees in out of court bankruptcy restructuring. Sahm Adrangi also spent several years as an analyst at Longacre Management.

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November 13, 2017

Madison Street Capital Makes Huge Strides towards Exceptional Reputation

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Madison Street Capital is internationally recognized for its ability to offer accurate and dependable advice to businesses across the globe. This investment champion assists companies to obtain credit, make well-informed investment decisions, and handle complex transactions. It also offers outstanding merger consulting and business valuation services. The Madison Street Capital reputation has been increasing immensely due to the firm’s commitment to guiding the growth of an assortment of globally recognized companies.

  1. Gaining access to Credit

Madison Street Capital served as an advisor to an Illinois-headquartered firm called Vital Care Industries in 2014. It guided the medical product manufacturer in choosing the best lender and obtaining a commercial loan. CEO of Vital Care applauded Madison for being a reliable service provider.

  1. Co-founder receives a prestigious recognition

In 2015, the co-founder of Madison, Anthony Marsala, received a coveted 40 Under Forty accolade from the National Association of Certified Valuators. This program awards young entrepreneurs with impeccable accomplishments in areas like mergers and business valuation.

  1. Merging support

In early 2017, Madison continued with its agenda of offering corporations with outstanding guidance on merger transactions. It guided DCG Software Value to join forces with The Spitfire Group successfully. For up to 20 years, DCG has been a heavyweight in the provision software analysis and support services.

  1. Investment projects

In mid-2017, Madison acted as the primary advisor of ARES Security Corporation during an investment deal that consisted of recapitalization and subordinated capital. This security software vendor has main offices in Virginia.

Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is a premier investment banking powerhouse. This Chicago’s firm offers a wide array of financial services that consist of M&A advisory, valuation services for businesses, corporate advisory services, restructuring services, and valuation for financial reporting. The investment heavyweight operates out of its central offices in Chicago, Illinois, as well as satellite offices in Asia, North America, and Africa. Due to many years of assisting clients, Madison’s seasoned specialists accord every situation careful evaluation before arriving at any recommendation.

Madison Street Capital continues to expand its customer base by diversifying the portfolio of products and services that it offers. The company works closely with business owners who need to sell or acquire a business, advice on corporate governance, and develop a unique exit strategy. Madison concentrates on unveiling and developing sound businesses within communities in the U.S. It involves itself in the affairs of both local and worldwide communities through a commitment to solving problems that its customers encounter and supporting non-profits like the United Way. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/madisonstreetcapitaladvisors/

September 11, 2017