Marc Beer closed two deals worth $42 million for Renovia Inc, a women health start up. The startup is going forward with its plan to develop several products for treatment of pelvic floor disorder in women. The renowned entrepreneur closed $10 million in venture debt and $32 million in Series B round of financing.
The Boston-based medtech startup endeavored to develop diagnostic as well as therapeutic products for treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Urinary incontinence is one type of pelvic floor disorders that has been found to be affecting over 250 million women around the world. The start-up’s Leva product received the approval of FDA early this year.
The Longwood Fund is an investment firm focused on healthcare. It invested early in Renovia and it also participated in the Series B round. The Series round was led by New York-based Perceptive Advisors as well as Missouri-Based Ascension Ventures. The funds will go into development of 4 main therapeutic and diagnostic products.
Mr. Beer, Renovia CEO, said that they were thrilled to get the support of leaders in the healthcare sector. He went ahead to say that they share the same vision of seeking to improve the lives of women affected by the disorders through advanced diagnostic and treatment products. Marc Beer’s company uses advanced technologies and platforms that drive generation of valuable data for its customers. The data informs better treatment options and ultimately build on the knowledge of pelvic floor disorders. The better understanding of pelvic floor disorders will at long run lead to reduced healthcare costs.
Marc Beer worked at OvaScience (Nasdaq: OVAS) as a strategic consultant. Recently, OvaScience is considering a merger option with Millendo Therapeutics. Learn more: https://renoviainc.com/
Who is Marc Beer?
He is the Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Renovia with over 25 years of experience in development and commercialization in biotechnology, devices, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics. He founded Renovia in 2016 alongside Ramon Iglesias and Yoland Lorie. Beer closed Series A successfully when Renovia was getting off the ground.
Marc Beer played a major role at ViaCell serving as a founding CEO. He juggled his roles at ViaCell with the role he played at Erytech Pharma Board of Directors as a member. He rose through ranks at the biopharmaceutical company to become the Vice President of Global Marketing. He was in charge of marketing as well as sales roles in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic divisions of Abbot Laboratories. He was a member of the Mass Life Science Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Biotechnology Industry Organization Emerging Companies Section Governing Board. He is the Chairman and Founder of Good Start Genetics and Minerva Neurosciences Inc. The medtech entrepreneur holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University (OHIO).
The Infinity Group Australia was started in 2013 as a financial company targeting the Australian loans and real estate markets. The company, under the helm of Graeme Holm, specializes in using a customer-driven approach when dealing with its customers. Since its foundation, the company has achieved tremendous growth while increasing its market presence.
The founder, Graeme Holm, is regarded as one of the prominent financial experts in Australia. He has been classified as an MBA Top 100 Broker with over 17 years of experience and expertise in financial services. His push to establish a revolutionary financial solution for the Australian market spans his entire career. While working for other banking institutions, Graeme noticed and got frustrated with the products and services that financial companies pushed clients to take.
With the inspiration, Graeme decided to start his own company, Infinity Group Australia Pty Ltd, which he branded as a contemporary financial solution to Australians. The company has also been working towards changing the way financial solutions are rendered to customers. For instance, Infinity champions coaching its customers and giving them financial lessons on how to optimize on this incomes and expenditures while managing their loans well. The prudent financial planning lessons that the company has been offering clients have placed the company in a strategic position to succeed in the competitive Australian market.
The supportive framework that the company has been operating under has been revolutionary. The highly customized services give clients a peace of mind, knowing that their financial lives would be well sorted under the guidance of the company’s financial advisors and wealth managers. According to customer reviews, the company has instilled some SMART goals on clients while helping other clients to realize theirs.
To help entrench its products and services to the customers, the company has been working with the local community through collaboration programs. It has also participated in corporate social responsibility programs such as giving away assets like cars, volunteering to renovate homes, among other sponsorship programs.
In its future strategic direction, the company targets improving its customer service by introducing new products and features. This initiative, according to Graeme, would be facilitated by the incorporation of financial technology into the company’s operations and customer service.
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Some people are lucky to become or get something they have desired since their childhood. If certain successful people tell you they became what they aspired to become when they were still children, you may not believe it. Nonetheless, this has happened to some people like Clay Hutson. He ever desired to excel in the music industry since his childhood, and this has become a true story. Hutson studied at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a theater design degree. He then went to the School of Business at Stephen M. Ross for his master’s degree in business administration.
Hutson was lucky to get some job opportunities in some of the live entertainment companies in Tennessee and other states. At one point, he was a sound engineer and a project manager. Hutson had a passion for the music industry although he first joined the entrainment field. He used to travel with a sound team Billy Graham owned. He worked in corporation entertainment for some time before switching to music. ‘Rock and roll’ is what Clay Hutson was passionate about for a longhttps://twitter.com/@Clayhutson1 time. Most of the job opportunities he got exposed him to professional skills in live entertainment management, performances, and sound engineering facets.
With such skills in his mind, Hutson thought of starting his own business. These skills helped him to discover the natural entrepreneurial talent he had. He moved on and succeeded greatly in his endeavor. His business attained incredible growth. His reliable and impeccable work earned him an unmatched reputation. Hutson has traveled to many countries in the past with several musicians. Garbage was one of the bands that saw him travel to countries like Europe. He also traveled to Australia and North America with some other entrainment bands. In one of his biggest tours, Clay Hutson operated an automatic rigging system named One Republic. It’s among the notable and greatest accomplishments Hutson ever had.
He has become a reputable manager, designer, and producer of great concerts. Kid Rock, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson are some of the popular musicians he has worked with in his career. Hutson has a family he loves, and he spends quality time with them. Crafting projects and woodworking are some of the hobbies he finds enjoyable and exciting. His experience in tour production and live entertainment has taken his business to greater heights today. Clay Hutson has become a famous rigging, live production, and sound engineering service provider today. Learn more: http://www.digico.biz/docs/latest_news/EkFlpVAlpkPbdvCaIx.shtml
In their new release Sick Boy, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have demonstrated their musical knack and ability to speak what is in their hearts as well as tell the world what is buzzing inside of their minds musically. The song Sick Boy is just the beginning of what their career path is going to look like from now on, because now their managers have permitted them to exercise time in their favor rather than to be pressed with deadlines to squeeze out something quick and not properly processed for the creativity to make the music truly complete. They have gone on to multiple tours and have been to countless public performances futuring Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall doing their thing on stage after stage as they woo audiences with their musical skill and interaction with the crowd. They implement several other talented people on their shows as well when they can, otherwise they will play the audio track for the people to hear. The Chainsmokers are also very dynamic with their performances and know how to get a crowd going so that adds to the validity of the show itself as well. The pair work through complications on the technical side when it comes to other musical artists because they do not always have them on stage with them and they are ultimately concerned about the quality and the performance that the people experience from them. They adapt in between the boundaries of pop, indie, hip hop, electronic, and dance and these styles form the general basis of the band and their overall sound. The two made a ton of great music for a ton of great people, and they are just warming up because they have disclosed that The Chainsmokers are already working on new music for this upcoming year. Their creative projects always contain a lot of work that no one else sees, and through careful, creative, and meditative practice The Chainsmokers will not only stand the test of time by pre making all of their music to set the trends for what is popular in the culture of sound but continue to transform as artists and people as well.
This Tuesday, it was reported that the Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions and the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had expressed their opposition to the recent draft ordinance that would overturn a previous instruction issued by President Obama towards the public schools and academic institutions. The draft from the Departments of Education and Justice, which was supposed to be sent to the public schools across the nation, intended to nullify the instruction, which allowed the transgender students to enter the bathrooms or locker rooms by their gender identity irrespective of their birth sex. Thus, the transgender students should be allowed to enter those rooms, by the aid of their acknowledged gender.
The Education Secretary was reported to express her disapproval towards overturning of this particular bill by the 44th President because of the lack of security for the transgender students. According to DeVos, the bill lacked the protection of the students, and thus her approval might affect the student’s support. Thus, it has been alleged that Betsy DeVos has expressed her discomfort with the decision and refrained from signing the letter, which is why the letter mentioned above was not issued. Read more on CNN for more info.
However, in the Tuesday session, the President thereafter requested DeVos to cooperate on the issue and drop off her objections unless she chooses to resign from her post. As a result, the Education secretary finally gave her consent and agreed to follow the decision of President Trump. The Wednesday press brief, witnessed the press secretary Sean Spicer completely denying the disagreement. He claimed that there has never been any dispute between the president and his ministers over the letter. He further claims that there has been merely a discussion, pertaining to the exact word of the agreement and the timing for issuing the ordinance.
The president is clear with his ideas and perceptions and made it crystal clear that he firmly believes that these matters must not be handled at the federal level. The draft is meant to clarify the policy and guidance for the students themselves, their parents as well as the administrative bodies of the academic institutions. The Education Secretary, Mrs. DeVos was hell bent upon insisting the educational institutions to ensure complete protection of the transgender students against all forms of harassments and disrespects because they are the ones who are always subjected to bullying. In her latest statement and Tweets, she clearly mentioned that the parents, communities and academic institutions must come together to protect the marginalized group of students and ensure them a healthy and safe environment. Even though the family of Betsy DeVos has been alleged to donate a part of their fortune to the conservative organizations and communities in the past, she has been highly praised by the media for her action and also won the appreciation of the student communities.
Hussain Sajwani is considered to be the most leading real estate developers in all of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as a whole. His work taking the area and converting it into a multi-billion dollar tourist attraction has elevated his public figure and allowed Sajwani to become one of the most sought-after men in all of the world. His knowledge of business and development was carefully cultivated so as to provide success on all levels possible, and his developed eye for success stems from the American democratic capitalist fueled point of thought. Success in Sajwani’s life is only dictated by the amount of time he spends working out amazing deals.
Early Education and Success
Sajwani obtained a fortunate education from the University of Washington. It was there that he would develop his ability to cultivate success and chase the dream of being independently wealthy at all levels. His ability to earn his bachelor’s degree in economics established him as a fine student with a penchant for success. Sajwani would later take his time and education gained in the United States to swoon deals with Donald Trump the current president of the United States of America. Donald Trump would treasure his real estate deals with Sajwani and both men have vowed to work together in the future in order to take advantage of their relationship and positions in their countries.
Damac and More
Damac would become a changing point in Hussain Sajwani’s career. With his success as a businessman, Sajwani decided to take a shot and develop a company that would put forth energy catering towards businesses in order to help them to be more successful. Damac would blow up under Hussain Sajwani’s supervision as CEO. His position as a leader allowed him balloon the company into a multi-billion-dollar company. Damac allowed Hussain to grow his own personal wealth to an estimated 3.4 billion dollars. While this growth is staggering it was extremely important towards the future of Sajwani’s success as a real estate developer. The United Arab Emirates have continued to thrive off the success provided by Sajwani.
The fact that risk and compliance officer are assuming bigger roles in corporate affairs isn’t a surprise at all. In recent decades, the practice of risk and compliance has grown tremendously and gained relevance. Every major enterprise has such a department within the organization structure.
Risk and compliance officers also perform an essential task. They preserve the integrity and transparency of organizations. Compliance practitioners also harmonize organizational goals with resources available especially the workforce who must work towards the shared objectives. Another important role is that of linking their organizations to the government and regulatory authorities.
Practitioners in this industry, therefore, have to keep up with loads of new information hence the need for knowledge sharing. The Risk and Compliance Journal was established for such purposes. It assists members and corporate executives to understand the dangers that threaten their organizations lead to stakeholder apathy. The Journal goes a step further into analyzing the risks that come with expansion into global markets as well as laws and regulations unique to every industry. It then stops after highlighting actions taken by other firms to comply with expected standards.
One of the most experienced figures in the practice of compliance and risk happens to be a phenomenal woman. Helane Morrison has dedicated her career to gathering knowledge and using it to provide practical solutions. She serves as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Hall Capital investment bank. Her background in law also makes her assume the lead counsel role. Overall, the investment firm has also trusted her to take on the duties of a managing director.
Apparently a busy woman, Helane was always an active student in her early days. She did her first degree in Journalism at the Northwestern University. She then proceeded to the University of California for a law degree at the Berkeley School of Law. It’s worth noting that she rose to the position of Editor- in-Chief at the California Law Review at the same time.
Helane Morrison is a respected figure in the community. She serves as a board member of the Regional Parks Foundation. At the American Bar Association, she sits on the Hedge Fund Subcommittee. Helane also published articles, journals and seminar papers as part of knowledge sharing in addition to giving a public lecture on risk and compliance matters.
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Getting doxxed, when a hacker posts your personal information online so they can harass you, can be a personal and public nightmare. It can ruin not only your personal life and relationships, but also your career and financial status. It’s time that we all get more concerned about what we post online, what it really says about us, and who can read it.
Recently, Darius M. Fisher, the president of Status Labs, has been front and center in helping victims learn what they can do to protect themselves in the future. Fisher was recently honored as one of the years Innovation 50 in PRNewswire. Fisher and his company have also been the recipients of honorable mentions from the New York Times and Yahoo! News for the work they have done to help the victims of the hack on Ashley Madison.
Fisher has been credited with creating a very vital plan for the company as well as creating and maintaining long lasting relationships with companies and influencers. He is credited as helping build a company that has the ability to give public figures and companies a second life after a PR nightmare.
Fisher has recently given numerous interviews where he outlines a few key steps anyone can take to protect their personal information and reputations. Begin by removing your personal data, like phone numbers or home address, from the internet. He recommends that all social media settings be set on private. His personal belief is that nothing can be private on social media, even if your are set on private, so nothing should be posted if you are not 100% ok with it being completely public. He also believes everyone should change their passwords at least four times a year to help prevent hacking. Fisher has also stated that there is one good way to keep up with what has and hasn’t been leaked, Google yourself. He says you should regularly use a logged out browser and google yourself or your company and see what comes up.
The plastic surgery industry is flooded with a majority of male cosmetic surgeons. Making a name for herself in the cosmetic surgery sector Dr. Jennifer Walden is a professional who brings a ready smile, confidence and a skill-set that rivals any male surgeon in the field. A stand-out surgeon who recently re-located her practice to the Austin, Texas area after establishing a successful business in New York City, Dr. Walden is highly acclaimed and well-known in the media world. Her extensive knowledge in anything relating to plastic surgery procedures has garnered her television appearances as well as front page features in reputable magazines throughout the country.
Who is Jennifer Walden?
Hailing from Texas, an honored graduate from the University of Texas would soon become an inspiring icon for female professionals everywhere. Dr. Jennifer Walden carved her mark into the plastic surgery field by sheer tenacity, dedication and providing of quality service. After achieving the honor of Salutatorian at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she began her successful climb up the professional ladder. Through an internship at the well-renowned Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami, she quickly established herself as an exceptional cosmetic surgeon.
There’s More! Dr. Walden’s Awards:
•American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Award
•Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation
•Mavis P. Kelsey Excellence in Medicine Award and Scholarship
Her achievements aren’t limited to her scholastic portfolio, they also extend to the role she plays as an independent and impacting woman professional. Leading the way for women in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Jennifer Walden blazes trails for professional hopefuls to follow, straight into the history books. As one of the only females to hold a seat on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), that accolade alone should be enough to impress. Even so, the accomplishments continue to mount. Dr. Jennifer Walden is the trusted spokesperson for ASAPS and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, her specific expertise on surgery holds up under the weight of media scrutiny.
Living a Life of Caring
Continually emphasized by various sources is Dr. Jennifer Walden’s propensity for winning respect. Her kind and considerate attributes touch the hearts of colleagues and clientele. A dedicated mother of two boys with a family oriented mindset illustrates her priorities are perfectly in place to be a success. Author, mother, cosmetic surgeon, expert, whatever title she is given, before each title the word “quality” should be placed. A professional who volunteers on medical mission trips to perform surgeries such as the cleft-lip and palate surgery on infants definitely displays a beautiful picture. Professionalism and philanthropy is definitely a winning combination and Dr. Jennifer Walden is a perfect mix.
The law in many countries involves a convoluted law system that is usually defined by a constitution that stipulates the rights of individuals. Similar to Brazil, their law comprises of complexities in the law system. The Brazilian Constitution is known as the Federal Constitution that came into force on October 5th, 1988 and is the supreme law of the country featuring a rigid written form. The Constitution organizes the country into the Federal Republic of 26 indissoluble unions of federal states. These federal states have the power to implement their own laws and Constitutions, but their autonomy is however controlled by the standards created by the Federal Constitution. As of today, only the Supreme Court has the authority to create binding rules and the public administration, and inferior courts and judges are obliged to observe them.
The Brazilian legal system is derived from Civil Law tradition that comprise of French, Portuguese, German and Italian civil law. It is based on statutes as well as the súmula vinculante (stare decisis) that was implemented recently. Since Brazil was a Portugal colony, they utilized the Law of Portugal as the Law in Brazil. Brazil’s independence and the rise of the Empire called for the establishment of a sovereign judiciary and educating its staff on legal education.
The country is now teeming with lawyers that make the legal system efficient. The Brazilian Constitution created in 1988 established many rights that make it necessary for people to make use of such lawyers to litigate their rights. Brazil is famously known as the land of many lawyers since it has a law school in every state, around 1,240 compared to the entire world combined. The lawyers total up to 800,000 proving that there are more lawyers per capita as compared to the United States. The state with the highest number of lawyers was the State of São Paulo with 222,807 lawyers making it a third of the country’s total lawyers.
The country has 16,000 judges, and the Brazilian judicial system is keeping pace with all the lawyering. The lawyers are expected to observe the set of disciplinary and ethical rules imposed by the OAB (Order of Attorneys of Brazil) Ethics and Discipline. There are many professional lawyers that undertake their duties to act independently and honestly and are competitive in helping clients with legal matters. Among the lawyers who have been successful in litigation matters is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, a Brazilian-based corporate litigation lawyer. Mr. Tosto has over 22 years of experience in legal matters within and outside the court room. He is a strategist and a renowned leader in the Brazilian legal system whose experience includes but not limited to Banking Contracts, Business Restructuring, Acquisition Review, Power Concessions, Reorganization, Civil, and Commercial.
Ricardo Tosto is a co-founder of the Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados and also owns his law firm from where he undertakes his legal practice. The law firm is one of the largest and most accomplished firms in Brazil and through this; he has successfully defended huge companies and various public personalities.