Meet Joanna Picetti, a Congresswoman, Politician, Futurist, Activist and Global Shaper
Joanna is Argentinian congresswoman and entrepreneur on a mission to empower children and women in the global south and create a new model of democracy. She stands for Human Rights, especially for small communities and runs her non-profit organisation to support them.
Connect with Joanna on HumanIPO and make your contribution to have a better world.
Time to make my investors meeting and update you about all the crazy stuff that happened, going on and coming up soon! 🚀
Save the date: Wednesday, October 28th at 12:01 PM EDT, 7:01 PM Lithuanian time.
All of my investors will get the Zoom invitations next week ✅
If you haven't purchased my time yet, but you want to participate in investors meeting, you can still buy it until Tuesday evening and jump into the discussion and get the latest updates first! 😉
See you soon! 🙏
Antanas's story went viral after he sold out his Human IPO in 20 minutes and was recognized as a First Human IPO in Baltic States. His supporters and shareholders have promoted his story across the region leading to strong media attention for him and his Human IPO.
Antanas was featured in the biggest national medias, blogs, TV and on the main page of his Business School.
Recently Antanas spoke about Return on Human Investments and his Human IPO experience on LOGIN 2020 - the largest conference in Baltic countries.
Great job, Antanas! 🚀
Meet Alex Sopinka, founder & CTO at Obie and 500 Startups (B20) alumnus.
Alex helped to grow Obie, an AI-powered knowledge base platform, from day 1, turning nothing into $500K in annual revenue, and taking it through the 500 Startups. Alex is a serial entrepreneur that always has a side project on the go to learn something new.
Finally live on HumanIPO!
And I have to spend the day fixing bugs :(
Going live tomorrow!
I'm currently working on a new venture in the fintech / legaltech space called Capbase. Here's a bit about what we're up to and why we built our product...
Meet Alexey Tishakov, an Investment Officer at VTB Capital Private Equity and Special Situations, and former investment banker at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
In 2016 Alexey moved to Doha to work at QInvest, subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority (top-10 sovereign wealth fund globally) and one of the largest investment funds in Qatar and Middle East with over US$ 2B in AuM. He is currently a Board Member of several portfolio companies.
Watch Bence Nagy about how to successfully trade on HumanIPO. 📈
Bence used his raised funds to reinvest and trade on the platform for a cumulative return of 185% 🔥
Check out our conversation with Bence Nagy on YouTube.
I am developing NGIDS - Next-generation Intrusion Detection SystemNGIDS NeuroFortress consists both of hardware and software parts for detecting and preventing security threats at all stages of receiving, transmitting and processing information, including local, network, wireless environments, as well as networks of smart devices and the Internet of things, based on effective machine learning algorithms.
The product is aimed at ensuring information security through the use of promising machine learning algorithms in network infrastructure, wireless environment, and Internet of things systems. The developed hardware and software solutions can be used to prevent a wide range of cyber threats by organizations of urban economy, energy, transport, telecommunications, as well as private clients transforming their business processes in accordance with the requirements of the digital economy. Of particular note is the product's focus on the promising Internet of Things (IoT) industry.
Hi all! Just to give a little more info about my current work. I am leading the IT aftersale and loyalty areas. Last few month have been like roller coaster, leading an OTA (online travel agency) on this global pandemic was by far the most challenge work of my life. I manage a team of about 150 engineers, focused on develop an architecture that allow Despegar scale with less effort and improve business metrics as well.
Sony Pictures Television has paid me to renew the option on my life rights per the terms of the original contract. This gives them another year of development in making a show based on my life.
If they do make a show about me it would be funny if my shareholders didn't let me watch it.
Businesses and startup founders learn early of a critical methodology in sales referred to as a funnel. Developing products and services, marketing is the process therein by which organizations get to know potential customers and then profile people so as to better understand the needs and motivations.
The goal, of course, being the conversion of people as buying consumers or business partners.
Around the turn of the last century, advertising executive Elias St. Elmo Lewis developed the idea of the funnel; first noting in The Western Druggist, in 1899, that the function of advertising was “to catch the eye of the reader, to inform him, to make a customer of him.” Little more than a decade later, his thesis developed, noting that advertising is meant “to attract attention, awaken the interest, persuade / convince.”
In time, studies of his work broke down this funnel into four stages: awareness, interest, desire, and action.
These stages map the journey through which a customer goes when making a purchase. The model calls to mind a funnel because a great many potential customers are found at the top of the funnel in among this large set of people who are of what you’re doing and may have an in it some day. Only a fraction of everyone aware of something reach the point of that interest driving a decision and even still, those decisions need to be converted to an action for the business, a purchase.
Throughout most of history, this funnel made complete sense and helped businesses and marketers profile people and plan campaigns to meet the expectations of each piece of the funnel. The organization would work together to reach more people, improve the process of moving people from one stage to another, and to uncover new channels through which to reach others or introduce new products with funnels of their own.
The funnel is still one of the easiest ways to learn and appreciate marketing today, for example, Disney runs trailers before movies in theater and teasers on Amazon Prime, creating awareness of the next Avengers film. But consider, that’s in fact NOT the awareness stage of the funnel… the movie industry planted awareness in much more subtle ways: the clip leading to the next film after the credits rolled at the end of the previous, leaked news on reddit, and our beloved actors dropping hints to Jimmy Fallon. is generated by our teasers and trailers. As the film date approaches, commercials are aired, word of mouth encouraged, and more talk show hosts chat up our actors’ interest is steered toward a to see the film; now we know when and where it will play. Sure, it’s easy to think that decision was already made, but neglecting this part of the funnel is how some films seem to disappear into obscurity; people’s attention spans are brief and our focus needs to be reminded to act on our interests. And act we do, with news of the box office opening take, pictures from the red carpet on Instagram, and talk of the movie on radio and podcasts, we find ourselves at the bottom of the funnel taking .
In 2014, David Edelman and Francesco Banfi, with McKinsey & Company, proclaimed The funnel is dead.
Today, apply that same realization of the funnel and consider that the startup pitch is dead.
Meet Zachary Snader, a collegiate esports evangelist, entrepreneur, and startup investor. With his latest collegiate esports startup raising $96M, Zachary is on his mission of changing the world through connective power of gaming and esports.
Zachary is an operations leader in collegiate esports, building leagues for colleges and universities across North America at PlayVS. With stints at Enjoy, ClickUp, Newzoo, PlayVS, and having been at the helm of entrepreneurial endeavors in games and esports, Zachary has years of expertise building and scaling startups in emerging industries.
Hi there, it's an official HumanIPO page where we'll be posting updates on upcoming releases, campaigns and other cool things! Follow this page!
Appreciate everyone that's invested thus far! Our competitive seasons for PlayVS are starting next week, so my availability is about to become more available on non-match days. If you want to connect with me on a call, the next two months will be a great time for doing so.
Short update to my investors, so the story about Human IPO went viral in Lithuania:
- Vilnius University, which is the oldest university in the Baltic States, shared my story in their newspaper with student community.
- I was featured on the biggest media portal in Lithuania.
- I was invited to talk at LOGIN - largest innovation gathering conference in the Baltics.
And in general, got quite a lot of media attention in a different forms, as well as interest from people about the idea..
Thanks for the support from the community, and I'm feeling obliged to continue to spread the message about this amazing idea further in the region :)
What's up all, thanks for those of you who have taken a look at my listing! Best way to reach me with questions is through Twitter at @DREAMSLOTH. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dreamaries
I'm going public tomorrow at 12:00pm EDT! For everyone that's followed thus far, I appreciate you being onboard. Looking forward to this Human IPO journey and sharing my time with y'all.
I'm building an experiment to give direct control of my television watching to my shareholders. Launching soon but here is more information:
e-gree app creates legal contracts for anyone with a smartphone.
The way you build trust is by setting certain things on paper and putting them aside and never having to come back to it until, you know, it’s needed
AYA`s designed outfit for Miss New York 2020, Andreia Gibau. Miss New York is on her rise to Miss USA.
I tweeted this the other day:
"BUSINESS IDEA: A marketplace in which you can invest in rising talent, nacent creators, so on and so forth - just like you do a public company in the stock market
If something of that nature already exists, please tell me about it"
A friend got back to me and told me about Mike Merrill and HumanIPO. Now here I am.
I am both amazed by humans and the world and look forward to what's to come out of our amazing minds. Great work HumanIPO.
MediaTech is the New FinTech
There was a wonderful headline just over 2 years ago, speculating that MediaTech could be the new FinTech. 2020 has shown us a great many thing but the most notable of things in business and innovation might be revealing what happens when the world is finally all online. Indeed, MediaTech is the new FinTech.
Paul X. McCarthy, Adjunct Professor, UNSW, shared then with The Conversation that, “The mediatech revolution is well underway. It’s in our lounge rooms, bedrooms and on our way to and from work. We’re tuning into Spotify, playing Fortnite and watching Netflix into the wee hours like there’s no tomorrow.”
It was around 2015 that FinTech really grabbed hold of our attention as a way of describing the intersection of financial services and technology. Many attribute the word to startups, so it’s important to appreciate that major companies, in this case companies such as Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and Allstate, MasterCard, Fiserv, and First Data, make major investment in the infrastructure underlying and changing the finance industry. As with any [Sector]Tech, the work we all do must appreciate broadly how the economy is evolving.
Now, the convention, [Sector]Tech, isn’t new. BioTechnology was in use as early as 1919 and Pfizer helped usher in the idea with their innovative approaches to manufacturing penicillin, but it wasn’t until 2015, thanks to innovation in finance, that the idea spawned EdTech, HealthTech, AdTech, MusicTech, and more.
A few things I don’t imagine that I need to illuminate…
* Consumer spending in streaming video (OTT and with services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime) is booming
* Time spent with video games and the innovation of the hardware, platforms, stories and design, and
* Despite the ongoing social and political discourse about things like TikTok and Facebook, adoption of social media bursting platforms at the seams
MediaTech is challenging to study because most of the world still slices up “Media” into its various forms more or less familiar, depending on where you live… Media in New York tends to mean News whereas Media in California might refer to Social Media… all of which tends to neglect that podcasting, video games, and streaming music are all too, forms of media.
Almost hard to believe but we’ve clearly witnessed a shift in public attention and interest toward more media but what strikes me as most interesting in McCarthy’s choice of industries is that MediaTech is interwoven in FinTech, and likely dependent on it, in more ways than we’ve begun to explore.
Publicis one of those agencies mentioned, announced just days ago, a collaboration with Goldman Sachs to build their new transaction banking platform. David Donovan, EVP, Publicis Sapient Financial Services Lead, America’s said, “Given Publicis Sapient is a digital leader in the financial services space, we are thrilled to work with Goldman Sachs to support the roll-out of their cloud-native transaction banking platform, which is the first all-digital platform in the market.”
And while that’s an example of the Finance industry increasingly embracing the digital transformation and expertise of agencies that quickly adopt the experiences critical in today’s mediatech world, Media will continue looking to FinTech for solutions to our challenges in licensing and monetization.
Notable... SEC amends accredited investor definition http://ow.ly/ql3850B9wui
"Individuals permitted to participate in private capital markets not only based on their income or net worth, but also based on established, clear measures of financial sophistication"
Which is still fuzzy though isn't it? The bullet points:
* permits natural persons to qualify as accredited investors based on certain professional certifications, designations or credentials or other credentials;
* include as accredited investors, with respect to investments in a private fund, natural persons who are “knowledgeable employees” of the fund;
* clarify that limited liability companies with $5 million in assets may be accredited investors and add SEC- and state-registered investment advisers, exempt reporting advisers, and rural business investment companies (RBICs) to the list of entities that may qualify;
* a new category for any entity, including Indian tribes, governmental bodies, funds, & entities organized under the laws of foreign countries, that own “investments,” in excess of $5 million and that was not formed for the specific purpose of investing in the securities offered;
* add “family offices” with at least $5 million in assets under management and their “family clients,” as each term is defined under the Investment Advisers Act; and
* add the term “spousal equivalent” so that spousal equivalents may pool their finances for the purpose of qualifying.
Amendments and order become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Of course, read the official release for specifics and more details.
Some words about my agency
We are a direct talent search firm with the global reach
We love Startups, Technology, Biotech & Manufacturing
We speak your language and we care about your goals
Hope you're as excited as I am for my IPO on Tuesday August 25th at 12pm EST!
To give some context as what I'm up to right now, I just started my first week of Duke online classes from home. Every waking hour outside of those I'm working to build my ventures.
In particular, at The Massapequa Tutor (TMT), we're getting ready for the start of a very uncertain school year, and we're building a cool product to scale our business and become more tech-enabled. Expected to launch that in 2-4 weeks.
At StudentSide, my co-founders and I are transitioning from our free WIX MVP to a web app that will allow us to monetize and grow our supply-side. We've also spent some time on a virtual road show fundraising, but with this HumanIPO we can delay that and I can put more money in personally to focus on product & growth.
At MysteryMeals, I recently onboarded the CEO, who is awesome! I'm taking a more passive role as Chairman, an investor, and an advisor, to focus on TMT and StudentSide. We plan on re-launching soon!
After running more than 200 interviews I just got interviewed myself by HumanIPO:)
Here is the link to the record:
Times article about our project e-gree =)
“The latest app which enables users to create contracts, from a jokey bet with friends to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).”
“Now people who can’t afford lawyers can download an app and have tools readily available in simple language that can be used in a court of law. It can help bring real justice to real people, not just to wealthy people. “
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