Jason Hope is a futurist and a good one, at that. Hope has spent his entire career working to find tech innovation before it becomes mainstream, thus placing himself at the forefront of the pack when the tide rises. This kind of thinking helped Jason Hope to establish Jawa, a successful mobile communications company. Now, Hope is using his affinity for futurism in order to hone in on one of the most important industries in the world: biotechnology. Specifically, Hope is putting his name and reputation behind the importance of biotechnology in relation to treating age-related illness and disease.
Growing up and growing old is a part of life that nobody escapes and yet despite this fact, futurists like Jason Hope believe that there has to be a better way. Right now, in the world we live in, age-related disease and illness afflict an incredible number of our elderly population. While we look at problems like hypertension and Alzheimer’s as a part of life, this isn’t what futurists like Hope or clinical research facilities like the SENS Research Foundation truly believe. In fact, this shared belief brought the two parties together when Hope decided to donate half of a million dollars toward their cause.
As an established entrepreneur, Jason Hope is always looking for new opportunity in his field. This led him to research several different sectors of technology before settling on the work that is being done at the SENS Research Foundation. At the SENS Foundation, CEO Mike Kope and CSO Dr. Aubrey De Grey are working toward providing therapeutic solutions to those age-related illnesses that have caused humanity so much harm and suffering. Hope’s donation was received with grace at the Breakthrough Philanthropy event hosted by Peter Thiel and the Thiel Foundation. CEO Mike Kope announced that the donation would be put immediately toward boosting the research that is being done on Arteriosclerosis which leads to hardened arteries that contribute to hypertension and diabetes. Hope’s donation will be used toward turning this research into an actionable solution that might change the way we live and age for the rest of time.
Paul Mampilly was recently featured in Caleb Garvin’s article for the Daily Forex Report, “Paul Mampilly Has Struck Gold Again.” The article reveals that the investment expert is warning people against investing in cryptocurrency because it is a bubble that was ready to burst. He chooses his investments with great care, after hundreds of hours of research. He recognizes that cryptocurrency is by its very nature incredibly difficult to value. The value is dependent upon the public’s current opinion of cryptocurrency. If the public begins to realize the cryptocurrency isn’t worth as much as it is showing, the price will drop very quickly.
Mampilly revealed this isn’t the first time he has avoided an investment bubble. Many of his Wall Street friends and fellow investors encouraged him to invest in the dot.com bubble in the late 90’s. However, his astute impression allowed him to avoid the bubble that caused many of his friends to lose millions of dollars in the crash. The issue Paul Mampilly has with these types of investments is that people become incredibly attached to stock shares. When the public becomes excited, so does the investor, causing them to miss the signs that it is time to sell. Instead, they begin to watch their stocks take a nose dive and wait for it to go back up. However, the bubbles will often burst without showing many signs. By the time it goes down, many investors have lost their entire portfolio. Mampilly’s decision not to invest in Bitcoin shows he is a prophet with extraordinary insight into the investment world.
Paul Mampilly created his career in investing after he finished his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Montclair State University and his MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. After completing his education, he went straight to Wall Street. He worked for companies like Bankers Trust Company as an Assistant Portfolio Manager. He later graduated to Senior Research Analyst for companies like Deutsche Asset Management and ING funds.
However, after spending nearly two decades working on Wall Street, Mampilly realized he no longer wanted to help the rich get richer. Instead, he helps average investors get more from their portfolio through his newsletter Profits Unlimited.
You may not have heard of Shervin Pishevar. But the entrepreneur and venture capitalist is one of the central figures in the world of Big Technology. As the founder and CEO of Sherpa Capital, Shervin Pishevar has been involved in the creation of some of the biggest names in tech. Companies in which he has played a crucial early role include such names as Virgin Hyperloop, Uber and Airbnb. Additionally, Shervin Pishevar has himself founded a large number of companies using his own financing. Firms that Shervin Pishevar has personally founded run the entire gamut of technology realms and include names like WebOS, Inside and Social Gaming Network.
Because he has spent his entire career inside the often-ruthless world of technology, Shervin Pishevar has seen, up close and personal, the effects that the emergence of huge tech monopolies has had on the development of the U.S. technology-based economy. Unfortunately, he says that the majority of influence that monopolies have had is decidedly negative, stifling competition and ultimately passing on far higher costs and diminished functionality to consumers.
In a recent 21-hour tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar noted that one of the most serious problems that occurs with the Big Five tech monopolies is their almost unstoppable ability to buy out their competitors before they ever have a chance to start meaningfully offering market resistance. Pishevar says that this has been a particular problem in the world of tech because of the very nature of tech startups themselves.
He explains that most of the people who are responsible for the creation of new tech firms tend to be younger and less experienced. The Big Five monopolies, which include Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook, have become highly adept at recognizing competitive threats when they are still in their infancy. The big monopolies, with virtually infinite cash reserves, are then able to approach these young entrepreneurs and offer them more money than they have ever seen in their lives.
A life-changing amount of money in the eight figures may be impossible for someone who was recently broke to turn down. Yet Pishevar says that these amounts are often far less than the true value of the firms.