Monthly Archives: July 2015

FreedomPop Continues Hot Investment Run

FreedomPop Continues Hot Investment Run

FreedomPop has been a popular installment in business news of late thanks to the tech companies meteoric rise toward the top. An investment market that seems open to the purchasing of mobile carrier companies has made FreedomPop a hot property. Recently FreedomPop secured $30 million in Series B investing and now the company has added another $10 million, as reported by the team at TechCrunch.

FreedomPop raised the next $10 million thanks to funding from two new strategic investors: Axiata, an Asian mobile carrier, and an unnamed tech investor who will annoucne their partnership in the next month or so. Axiata is a huge investor as it gives FreedomPop a door into the Asian market for the first time. The big news, however, could be the unnamed U.S. investor who will be announced at a later date. According to sources this tech investor is going to help form a commercial partnership that will allow FreedomPop to “take on Google Fi at a device level and Qualcomm at a chip level.”

FreedomPop is a freemium mobile phone company that aims on putting users in control of their phone bill from top to bottom. Users get a restricted amount of absolutely free talk, text, and mobile data without any strings attached. Once these users run out of data they will either be charged for overages or improve their plan for a minimal monthly deal. FreedomPop was founded back in 2012 in Los Angeles and has quickly found its way into becoming one of the most competitive new brands on the market. The company has already rounded the corner on over one million new subscribers and that number seems to be on the verge of rising dramatically.

FreedomPop’s partnership with Axiata is in particularly exciting thanks to the market share the company already has under its belt. Axiata is one of the largest carriers in all of Southeast Asia and they already have 230 million subscribers in their network. FreedomPop and Axiata will launch their joint free service within the next six to twelve months and it will operate under the same restrictions as the U.S. brand.

Forefront Capital And Brad Reifler Move To Help Small-Scale Investors

Forefront Capital And Brad Reifler Move To Help Small-Scale Investors

You no longer have to have hundreds of thousands of dollars in income to get invested. Instead, you just need to turn to the right brokers for these services. Currently, an investment firm known as Forefront Capital is offering investment services to those who are in the middle class.

They have opened up opportunities for people in the middle class to start getting invested for as little as $2,500. This is an amount that most can come up with even if they are only making a middle class income. The point is to try to get those with lesser incomes started on their investment journey so that they may save and grow their money for the future.

Forefront Capital is unique in its choice to do this. You do not typically see this kind of activity going on when you talk about investment firms. They generally focus in on the very wealthy who have plenty of income to invest. The same was true of Forefront for most of its history. However, they started to offer more types of investments for those who are not quite as wealthy.

With all of the debt concerns and other financial woes going on in the larger environment, it is great to see a firm that is doing something to try to reverse the tide of that. They really want to help out those who are serious about creating a better financial future for themselves. Therefore, it is easy to understand why this firm is loved and growing.

Brad Reifler has worked hard to create this firm and the opportunities that it proves to the people who put investments into it. Perhaps more investors should take a look at it and see if it makes sense to put their money to work in the firm.

The Genius behind the Disco Diva from Brooklyn – Doe Deere

The Genius behind the Disco Diva from Brooklyn – Doe Deere

Doe Deere is a cosmetics entrepreneur born in Russia and grew up in the Big Apple. Currently, Doe lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who is also her business partner, and their three cats.
She is the founder of Lime Crime, a cosmetics company. Her inspiration to start this cosmetics company came when she lacked the kind of makeup she wanted to see. According to Doe, makeup should be cruelty-free, magical, and colorful.
Her dream is to change the way women perceive makeup. This dream is what keeps her on her feet every day. She is the product developer for her company.
Doe Deere is a full-time beauty entrepreneur. She has a firm belief that beauty should be what “feels right at the moment.” According to her, beauty is not what looks best or what is natural. Doe Deere has taken beauty to another level where women are encouraged to believe in themselves.
Doe believes that it is not a crime to have fun with makeup. According to her this is a way of life.
Self-Made Magazine named Doe Deere as one of the Top Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs. She is a supporter of women-owned businesses and other female entrepreneurs. The reason behind her philanthropy is her humble beginning. She started out small and on her own terms, she achieved success.
Doe Deere loves to disperse business advice and share her experiences. She is always ready to answer questions people post on her Facebook page.
She runs a blog by the name Doe Deere Blogazine where people get personal musings from Miss Deere, style and fashion tips, makeup tutorials, and tales of living in the Big Apple. In this time and age, people as down-to-earth as Doe Deere are hard to find. She has inspired many upcoming female entrepreneurs and has changed the way we look at makeup.
Doe Deere has given women a ticket to their most fabulous self, Lime Crime. To Doe, fashion should be a passion for all women.

Joseph Bismarck: Literal Business Guru

Joseph Bismarck: Literal Business Guru

 

The term ‘business guru’ became trite decades ago and has only become more so with so with time. Which is why Singapore-based business leader Joseph Bismarck’s article on the blog Left Handed – Right Mind stood out to me as a rare example of a businessman who genuinely deserves the title. Following an adolescence spent in a Hindu monastic community in the Philippines he set about applying the spiritual and ethical lessons of his upbringing to the fast paced world of multinational corporations. As a corporate executive Bismarck combined his own personal charisma and entrepreneurial spirit with a focus on interpersonal relationships, ethical business practices and an abiding concern for the well-being and personal growth of his clients and employees alike.
Unlike some other corporate executives who run their companies as amoral profit centers concerned only with the bottom line Joseph Bismarck measures profits in what he builds, whether economically in the form of successful projects and enterprises, environmentally by pioneering and implementing green business practices such as recycling and conservation or in human terms by cultivating the talents and creativity of his employees. More concerned with what he leaves behind than what he has and with the good his work produces than the money it brings in this former monk is a business guru in every sense of the word.

Brad Reifler Invests in Middle Class with Forefront Income Trust

Brad Reifler Invests in Middle Class with Forefront Income Trust

Brad Reifler might know a thing or two about starting with nothing and getting it all. Reifler came into the investment world in the early 80’s but it wasn’t until the ’90s that he made his hay with Pali Capital. Pali Capital grew seemingly exponentially until peaking in 2008 when the company was earning upwards of $200 million per year. Now a steady force in the financial market thanks to his work with Forefront Management Group Reifler is looking to give back, as reported by Reuters.

Knowing that the investment world heavily favors those that meet the rigorous SEC stands for being accredited investors, Reifler has decided to change the paradigm from within. Right now the investment world focuses on investors who are earning over $200,000 per year with a net worth exceeding $1 million, excluding the value of their home. Reifler is changing that by starting his public fund, Forefront Income Trust. This trust seeks to cater to the “99% of investors who are overlooked” by the rest of the financial world.

While Reifler has honorable intentions, he also has personal ones as well. His own father in law failed to invest his money in the most efficient way because he didn’t meet the SEC standards as laid out above. This fueled Reifler to decide to fix things up and help those savvy investors who were otherwise simply being ignored.

In order to invest in Forefront Income Trust you need only meet the minimum threshold of $2,500. After that you will begin working with Reifler’s group. Reifler describes his new trust as a place for people to get “financially fit” and that he believes his company to know the “right path” for these newer investors. Not based on the stock market, this fund seems like a stress free way to start growing a nest egg.

Visual Effects and the Importance of Photography

Visual Effects and the Importance of Photography

There was a time not too long ago when a lot of work was put into a film, only to have it literally shaken out of recognition. One example of the type of work that is done is the visual effects. In order for one to enjoy the film and appreciate the work that is went into the production, one must be able to actually see it. It was recently common practice to shake the camera up during big action sequences to the point that the audience couldn’t see what was happening. Among the shots that are shaken out of focus are big visual effects shots.

Recently, studios ave gotten away from this practice. The cameras are held more steadily, as a result, the visual effects done by companies including Pulse Evolution Corporation run by John Textor are more visible to the eyes of the audience, as you can see from his IMDB..

More care has been put into the cinematography of the feature. As a matter of fact, a large part of the realism of the effects lies in the cinematography. This includes placement, camera movement, lighting, coloring and plenty of other aspects of the original photography.

Many of the most recent visual effects based releases have been wonderfully shot. The effects are more believable. This is in part due to CGI taking a seat in the background to the other action. The visual effects of a film is now being used in order to enhancement. A lot of the time it is not even CGI, but digital effects used to put in the finishing touches to a shot.

Adam Sender Is Redefining Art Collecting For The Masses

Adam Sender Is Redefining Art Collecting For The Masses

Adam Sender, a hedge fund whiz, has made a name for himself in the art world. Not for throwing money at fancy paintings he can show off to his friends, or even for trying his own hand at the brush and canvas. Sender’s contribution to the art world is a bit more profound than that. Adam has a knack for seeing the potential in new and emerging artists and then he shares their works with the world. From pop-up exhibitions to an art lending program, Sender is redefining what it means to collect art.

Traditional art collecting is frankly something anyone with enough money and the right advisers can do. Once the purchases are made, most collectors stash their art away only to be viewed by themselves and their cohorts. Adam Sender and his wife had other ideas. They did not begin collecting art as a mark of status, but instead they collect art because they have a passion for it and the pieces they believe make a statement.

Sender began collecting art in the early 90’s and focused on the emerging artist whom he believed had the potential and the voice to make a statement. His purchases were not intended to be the investment opportunity they have turned into. In actuality, Sender has an eye for truly understanding an artist and then focusing in on key pieces along with other pieces in his collection to create truly comprehensive collections that tell a story.

Another difference between Sender and other collectors is his inclusiveness to women in the art world. From female artists to female curators, Adam has learned to trust not only his own eye, but also the opinions and talents of women who would otherwise be underrated by the establishment. It is because of his openness that Sender has been able to collect artists such as Cindy Sherman, who are now considered to be not only visually stimulating artists but also intellectually stimulating as well.

Part of Sender’s collection was put on the block at Sotheby’s. The collection will be sold over the course of a year and is expected to bring over $70 million. Sender is pleased with where the world of collecting has taken him. The fact that his pieces have grown in value is a bonus and is allowing him to continue his collecting pursuits as more artists emerge with a vision and a statement.

Onine Dating is Fun With Anastasia Date

Onine Dating is Fun With Anastasia Date

Online dating has grown in popularity in recent years as people look to the internet to help them find their true love. Many different online dating sites have emerged and these sites have taken various different approaches to ensure that people are able to find matches. As online dating has emerged in popularity, it has also receive a great deal more scrutiny. Recently an article in the Huffington Post ran an article on several drawbacks that science has noticed in online dating.
The article had several major points to counter those that believe in online dating. One of the first points made in the article is that online dating allows you to treat people like commodities. People may become overly picky. The article then stated that because of the unlimited options people may be less likely to commit. The writer was also quick to point out that the algorithms used on dating sites are not always as powerful as they seem. Apparently, communicating online can make you feel a connection that does not exist when you get in the real world. Finally, the article asserted that people often lie on their profiles.
While there may be many reasons not to try online dating, I have had a wonderful experience on Anastasia Date. I was looking for a fun and exciting young woman that would hang out with me. While it is possible that people lie in their profiles, Natasha did not lie at all. She stated that she was really into going to coffee shops for long talks, and that she was a fan of extreme sports. On our first date we talked at a coffee shop for hours, building a connection that I hope lasts a lifetime, and on our a second date we decided to go skydiving. We truly have built a wonderful relationship together, and we have both opened doors for each other into new and exciting worlds.
While there are many critiques against online dating, I submit to you that if you try online dating long enough you are sure to find someone for you. If you are ready to build a connection that will last for the rest of your life, then you definitely need to check out Anastasia date. The people at Anastasia Date are committed to helping people like you find the love of their life, so give it a try today, you’ll be glad you did.

Learn More About Lime Crime

Learn More About Lime Crime

Lime Crime is a great company that everyone should check out. Those who are curious about this company can read this article, as it will give a little info about them, as well as the products they carry and more.

A Little About The Company
Lime Crime is a company that is run by makeup lovers from Los Angeles, California. The team that runs the company are committed to cosmetics that are considered to be cruelty-free and true-to-color. The CEO of Lime Crime is Doe Deere, and with a few hundred bucks she started Lime Crime.

Products
Lime Crime carries a variety of products for the eyes, nails and lips. Some of the eye products include eyeshadow brightener, glitter and waterproof primer. As for lip products, some of the top products the company carries include lip stick, gloss and velvetines. For those who are interested on nail polishes, they will be pleased to know that Lime Crime sells quite a few different types of nail polishes. These are just a few of the products the company offers, but the full range of products can be found on the company’s website.

The products the company carry are of high quality and affordable, and this is one of the reasons why they are extremely popular among people from all around the world. Those who purchase products from Lime Crime can be rest assured that they will receive a great product when they decide to buy from Lime Crime.

Where To Buy Lime Crime’s Products
Lime Crime’s website is one of the places consumers can turn to when they want to purchase products. However, the company does have a few retail partners and consumers who live near these stores can buy Lime Crime’s products from them. Some of the partners include Urban Outfitters on Broadway in NYC, as well as Naimie’s Beauty Center in Valley Village, California and Dollskill.com to name just a few of them.

People who are interested in buying products from Lime Crime can do so by visiting the company’s website or visiting their nearest retail store that is partnered up with Lime Crime.

DOE DEERE, CEO AND FASHION INNOVATOR

DOE DEERE, CEO AND FASHION INNOVATOR

What does it take to make a makeup company that takes off like a jet-propelled rocket after starting from frankly quite humble beginnings? Most likely it takes talent, panache, hard work, dedication and a love of glittery gloss, purple and pink packaging and probably a unicorn or two thrown in for good measure. Yes, a unicorn, and yes, all these fantastical ideas are part of the imaginative vibe that’s the foundation of an innovative and frankly fun makeup, lipstick and foundation company called Lime Crime.

Lime Crime? What’s Lime Crime? Is that a never before seen detective story by Raymond Chandler that someone just unearthed while looking for a new shade of lipstick in the pages of a faded detective novel? No, actually it’s the name of Doe Deere’s fun and funky cosmetics line, a cosmetics line with a rock and roll vibe and a taste for glittery purple and black. And unicorns. Okay, but why Lime Crime? Those, apparently are the first words that rolled off Deere’s lips when she needed a name for her company, so she’s sticking with it. It really does have a ring to it, actually.

The Lime Crime line is all about makeup that shows off women as the truly bold and beautiful creatures they are, and that’s not a small thing at all. Deere’s philosophy is that women are gorgeous and glamorous, and their makeup should be as fabulous as they are. Her philosophy can readily be seen in the utterly ultra-glam looks this label offers, from the incredibly intense shades of lip color, ranging from deep pinks to greens to blacks and purples and grayish petal pink, to the major lip glosses and liners designed to set off these bold colors just so. Rocky Horror lips? Why not? When the gloss is from Lime Crime, it just looks good.

What about makeup that is glossy and gorgeous, that stays on and makes a statement too? That’s Doe Deere’s take on what makeup should really be all about, and that’s why she founded Lime Crime. It’s also why we’re grateful she did.