Raj Fernando: Bringing Years of Experience with Him to Scoutahead

Raj Fernando, the former founder and CEO of chopper trading, now leads Scoutahead into the future as their founder and chief executive officer. Scoutahead, an internet startup, is a company that was created to improve corporate productivity and professional growth.  This is a vital service in today’s world because so much trusted information is sent through other means that are not nearly as secure as the system used by Scoutahead.

Raj brings twenty-five years of expertise and experience in dealing with international financial markets and 10 years of experience in the cyber security industry. Speaking as a featured panelist on the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC), in 2010, he supported its cause in nurturing open, competitive, financially sound, and transparent markets. As CEO of Chopper Trading, Raj, managed, implemented, and designed some of the most refined trading, risk management, communications, monitoring and source code security systems in the financial industry. He grew that company into one of largest market participants that traded on the biggest global exchanges including Nasdaq, LSE, the CME, ICE, and Eurex.

On top of his business accolades, Raj is a very generous philanthropist and enjoys helping others wherever he can. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as the Board of Directors for PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter. He has also promoted the Wounded Warriors; a veterans and charity organization that serves up a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago; a program that helps children realize their potential and build their futures, and the Clinton Foundation; an organization established by the former President Bill Clinton to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.

Billy McFarland Creates Black Credit Card For Elite Millenials

Magnises is a New York-based company that is fast gaining traction among millennials who love perks. The company offers special events and deals that can only be accessed through its black card. Consumers have to part with $250 per year for the cards, which are renewable. The cards are closely similar to American Express. The only difference is that consumers can link them with their credit and debit cards.

By flashing the Magnises card, a customer qualifies for discounts at clubs, shopping malls, restaurants and bars. One also gets reserved rooms for private events and concerts easily. The card has already attracted major companies such as Tesla and Samsung who recommend them for their employees. The individual behind this brilliant black card is Billy McFarland, the founder and CEO of Magnises.

Billy McFarland dropped out of college to start a business despite judgement from friends and relatives. His love for technology started when he was in sixth grade. He started a company that connects clients with web developers at only 13. He then started Spling after dropping out of college as a freshman. According to him, he had a lot of potential in him and didn’t not want to waste more time before exploring them. Spling is an advertisement platform that has hundreds of thousands of clients. The clients can improve the appearance of their URLs using tools available on the platform. The URLs are turned from texts transformed into catchy graphic images blended with different colors. Billy is still the CEO and Director of Spling.

He later launched the black card in 2014 with the aim of attracting young adults who are working. The card became very popular in New York City with many people subscribing to the company’s website to obtain it. The black card is currently available in New York City and Washington D.C. However, there are plans to expand its coverage to other parts of the country such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and London. Billy has indicated that the company is targeting over five million customers in the next five years. Though the company does not release its annual financial reports, sources close to the management revealed that the company made over $3 million profit in the last fiscal year.

Billy McFarland was born in New York City in 1991.  He is always hitting the headlines for good reasons, and his love for innovation in technology will take him far as an entrepreneur.

Mike Baur Forms a Formidable Partnership with Fintech Accelerator Fusion to Boost Economic Growth

Swiss Startup Factory is a Swiss based firm that provides vital opportunities to budding technological entrepreneurs. Founded in 2014, the company has grown exponentially and currently possesses a diverse range of clientele. Furthermore, the enterprise has an ambitious plan to dominate the world market.

 

Novices are introduced to a three month program that accelerates their learning process. More importantly, clients are exposed to qualified mentors that provide round the clock coaching services. In addition, a large congregation of individuals is critical in forming strong business networks. The company accepts batches of young businesspersons at predetermined time intervals. For instance, the latest batch of individuals was picked on 18th January 2016 and is expected to complete training on 15th April 2016.

 

Mike Baur is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Baur initially worked as a banker at Clariden and Sallfort. He spotted various challenges that upcoming entrepreneurs faced during set up of business. As such, he saw it fit to start a firm with the sole purpose of educating businesspersons on the right path to success. While at the helm, Mike Baur has successfully steered the company into unimaginable success and widespread recognition.

 

As of February 2016, Swiss Startup has formed a partnership with Fintech Accelerator Fusion based in Geneva. This new partnership is intended to foster collaboration on selection procedures, mentor exchange, cooperation with education centers and joint ventures.

 

Both firms are equally up to task in terms of technological advancement and manpower. The union is expected to foster relations between the Swiss and the French nationalities in the State. Exchange of ideas and activities such as prototyping is expected to commence immediately once logistics have been approved. Linguistic challenges have been a major source of concern in attracting new clients. As such, the partnership hopes to eliminate this challenge and improve sales.

 

Fusion offers various services such as banking, product trading and insurance. By joining hands with Startup, the enterprise aims at acquiring new services aimed at satisfying its customers.

 

In addition, the company also sponsors top research organizations and venture enterprises in an effort to promote syndicate funding. The partnership between the two companies is the first of its kind that eliminates barriers in trade and strengthens customer relations and sales. Such a joint venture is guaranteed to retain and attract more customers courtesy of a large geographical space.

For more information about the partnership, visit:

http://worldwebforum.ch/display/nextGen/Mike+Baur

http://www.finews.ch/news/finanzplatz/23044-fintech-michael-hartweg-start-up-factory-mike-baur

http://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/may-2016/leonteq-mitgrunder-michael-hartweg-steigt-bei-der-swiss-start-up-factory-ein

 

Adam Goldenberg’s Journey in Establishing JustFab

Adam Goldberg and Don Ressler are the Chief Executive Officers and Co-founder of JustFab. Adam, since 2004, has been in Brentwood Cosmetics, LLC. He, together with his colleagues know how to spot a trend, and from it get to develop a brand that leads the fashion industry.

At just 15 years, Adam Goldenberg had already founded his first Gamers Alliance Company. The parent company of Myspace, Intermix Media, bought the company from him three years later, in 1999. He quit his high school studies to join Intermix, where he acted as the Strategic Planning Vice President. By the time he was 20, Adam Goldenberg had climbed through the ranks to be the CEO and became the youngest CEO of a company that is publicly traded.

Working at Intermix led him to encounter with Don, a brand building specialist and entrepreneur.

The two developed a friendship, and in 2005 after Intermix had been sold to New Corporation, they started their company on businessoffashion.com
. They created Intelligent Beauty in 2006; an e-commerce platform for brand incubation. This was as a result of a brainstorming session at Goldenberg’s living room. Adam Goldenberg successfully managed to create several brands and became market leaders in health and beauty products through the company.

Their first creation was the online marketplace for cosmetics and skincare. After two years, they launched SENSA; a weight-loss system that had Dr. Alan Hirsh being brought on board to help in product development, and the founder of Intermix Brett Brewer as the CEO. The two systems became highly profitable. They managed to secure $43 million funding in 2008 from Technology Crossover Ventures. See: http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab

The e-commerce fashion retailer JustFab was launched in 2010. It grew really fast, receiving $33 million from Matrix Partners as funding. Kimora Lee Simmons joined as the Creative and Director of the company in September of 2011. By December, they had a 4 million membership, and 6 million by April of 2012.

After a successful couple of years, JustFab sought opportunities from new markets. They purchased a children subscription service, acquired The Fab Shoes, and ShoeDazzle, and opened a flagship store in 2013.

Today, JustFab is a leading online fashion retailer for jewelry, handbags, shoes and denim. The company offers its members a personalized shopping experience, taking their fashion preferences into consideration. It currently boasts of over 35 million subscriptions worldwide and has expanded to other countries outside the U.S such as Netherlands, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Spain.