If you have been following business news, especially in the investment management industry, you may have heard that Kerrisdale Capital has published a negative report with respect to biopharmaceutical company Proteostasis Therapeutics. If you’re unfamiliar with Kerrisdale Capital, it is a private investment management company headquartered in New York. With regard to Proteostasis Therapeutics, it is a company that works to develop protocols aimed at restoring protein homeostasis in the human body. The negative report published by Kerrisdale Capital points to the company’s short position with QuinStreet, an Internet marketing firm.
Although Kerrisdale Capital is a relatively small investment management firm, they are creating quite a reputation for themselves in the industry, thanks in large part to CEO and Founder Sahm Adrangi. As far as his professional background goes, Sahm Adrangi attended the prestigious Yale University where he earned a B.A. in economics in 2003, before beginning his career with Deutsche Bank, working in the bank’s leveraged finance division. In 2005, in an effort to broaden his career horizon, he joined Chanin Capital Partners, an investment-banking firm with offices in London, New York, and Detroit.
Still eager to sharpen his skills in the financial world, Sahm Adrangi joined Longacre Fund Management, in 2007. In his role with firm, he served as the Chief Financial Analyst, a role that perfectly aligned with his ambitions and desire to achieve greater professional success. This position enabled Sahm Adrangi to gain a great deal of experience in managing multi-million dollar portfolios. In fact, while with Longacre Fund Management, he was tasked with managing over $2 billion dollars in distressed securities.
What does Kerrisdale Capital hope to gain by publishing negative reports concerning Proteostasis Therapeutics? The firm has made a name for themselves by expertly forecasting company stock performance to build capital. So, more likely than not, that is the chief objective.
The firm’s business model works by investing in troubled companies with the hopes of turning a profit. Basically, the firm will sell stocks that they do not own, expecting that the security price will fall. If it does, the firm is able to repurchase it at a much lower price point and resell them when the security price increases.
With the rise of instant methods of face-to-face communications like video conferencing, email marketing is now seen as being less effective and efficient. But Talk Fusion is now using their WebRTC technology to turbocharge email marketing and give people new and better ways to use their email accounts to communicate. With its WebRTC driven video email, Talk Fusion is making the future of email communication available to people today. The company’s WebRTC browser-based video calling app makes it possible to use their video email messaging service to do direct marketing.
Using Talk Fusion’s WebRTC powered video email, its possible to send videos to countless devices and have them viewed by simply accessing any email account. The company’s video email technology can be used for group video meetings, video forms and newsletters and video calling. The technology is linked to Talk Fusion’s multi-level marketing program. Through it, paying clients can generate sales and earn commissions using the app. With WebRTC, individuals and businesses do not need to have the app to get and view the video emails and newsletters. The video emails can be viewed on any web browser. Plus, without any plugins or downloads they can be used to host live video calls.
Former Florida police officer Bob Reina started Talk Fusion in 2007. The Brandon, Florida based company provides people with the technology they need for broadcasting, video conferencing and social networking. Talk Fusion uses their patent-pending, proprietary, video technology to help companies resolve their video marketing problems and challenges and grow. In more than 140 countries around the world independent Talk Fusion marketing associates give people access to the company’s innovative products. With WebRTC enabled video email, Talk Fusion is transforming email marketing.
OSI Industries has built a large network of food processing centers and supply chains over the years to become one of the world’s largest meat wholesale companies. While meat specifically was where they began in the industry, they’ve moved into inclusion of baked goods, vegetable dishes and some dips and soups. OSI Industries not only has elaborate processing equipment in their plants, but they also have advanced research and development teams that specifically work on crafting new products, researching the health and nutritional information on products and also help cut the costs of production. OSI Industries has come a long way from its humble beginnings to have all the advanced food engineering technology it has today.
OSI Industries was once a company known as Otto & Sons which was named for its original founder Otto Kolschowsky, a butcher in Chicago. He opened the original butcher shop in 1909 and after saving up enough money opened a local factory. That factory became the base of Otto & Sons which stayed in the family all the way to the 1950s. The products put out by Otto & Sons specifically attracted McDonald’s owner Ray Kroc who specifically asked Otto & Sons to become the restaurant chain’s first meat supplier. Now poised for a chance to grow big, Otto & Sons brought financial expert Sheldon Lavin to the company and under his guidance, he helped the company get financing to open more plants and grow with their McDonald’s partner. Eventually Lavin took over as CEO and began investing in processing plants and logistics centers in Europe and Asia, and with its international push the company became known as OSI Industries.
Among the priorities OSI Industries has made part of their agenda, employee safety and well-being has been at the top. Lavin and company President David McDonald have stated they like to run the company more on a ground level approach where everyone can have a say and express both positive comments or concerns about their workplace, and they take whatever steps they need to to make it better. But positivity certainly has shown in what employees have said about the company, and many of them find the culture to be quite rewarding that they end up staying even longer than they originally thought they would. And with both physical and environmental safety being no easy feat to maintain in meat processing, OSI Industries’ few accidents and overall enforcement of safety procedures led to them receiving the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour award in 2016.
You might immediately think of tryouts for a professional baseball team when you hear about a pitch contest, but this is actually what people who are starting new companies are doing at startup conferences in Switzerland. Mike Baur, the Chairman of an incubator company known as the Swiss Startup Factory also has spoken at a conference known as the START Summit which discusses high tech developments and ways to market startups. START has open pitch contests where attendees can either offer impromptu pitches, or they can display full presentations to investors. Baur also has offered mentorship sessions for students and business-minded people to give information on building structured startups.
Mike Baur went from a traditional job in banking to now doing things on his own time and in more unconventional settings. Banking was a job Baur loved at first because of the investment information he learned from his superiors. He went from apprentice to management level at UBS Bank and was a favorite of many on the bank’s board of directors. He appeared to be moving toward a comfortable retirement once his banking career was over, but in 2008 everything changed when the financial recession from the US came to UBS Bank. Baur had to leave UBS and tried to stay on course with his banking career when he joined the management team at Clariden Leu, but he saw a whole new slough of regulations hit banking that he opposed, and he felt he could do better than constantly working in an office all day. He decided building a startup investment firm while risky, could be a real boost for the changing Swiss economy.
Baur had connections with investment advisors and venture capital firms, and he also knew he needed a mass media marketing company to promote his startup investment company. He and Max Meister partnered with Goldback Group and several other sponsors to get the Swiss Startup Factory up and running, and Red Bull Media has been it’s main marketing channel. Basically the way the SSUF works is by allowing anyone with a business idea to apply for a three-month training program, and they’re accepted if they pass the vetting. The three months are filled with activities that test the capacity of entrepreneurs to think under pressure, show entrepreneurs how to capture the attention of investors and give them an office to work out of if they pass the course. Baur is hoping to change the Swiss business community from its old ways into an innovative environment for the future.
Newsletters, blog posts, endless notifications from social sites, personal and professional emails all flood our inboxes on a daily basis. The emails are just overwhelming, and not everyone gets to read through every email. This gap was identified and filled by Talk Fusion. Talk Fusion is a very innovative and creative company founded and managed by Bob Reina in 2007. It mainly focuses on video marketing and is headquartered in Florida. It is the first one of its kind to exist in the world.
Talk fusion is devoid of pop-ups and the common distracting ads that appear on the screen. It contains state of the art branding packages to capture and retain clients’ attention to facilitate a lot of sales for your company. The brainchild of this idea, Bob Reina, is a consistent contributor to the Huffington Post, a blog with an excess of two hundred million readers. With over 2000 template designs, it offers a wide array of options for clients to choose from. It boasts of a supportive team that assists in custom designing for personalized emails. The team is well represented in one hundred and forty countries by agents who market Talk Fusion’s products.
Video marketing is phenomenal in that it adds a personal touch to communication. Not only is it attractive, but also efficient in driving the point home. Clients are assured that the message has been communicated effectively. Talk Fusion offers a free trial of the all-in-one video marketing for thirty days. This gives a client enough time to determine its suitability before a purchase is made. The firm’s packages are very affordable and reliable. Talk fusion enables businesses to be outstanding while pitching to clients.
Talk Fusion’s president, Bob Reina writes articles for Huffington Post and has been doing so since the year 2016. Contributions have been made on matters regarding business, entrepreneurship, trending matters on video technology, lifestyle, effective sales and marketing skills and self-improvement. Talk fusion is keen on corporate social responsibility by aiding communities and charity causes globally. The company is centered on empowering people both in the corporate and social worlds. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion