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Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur Marc Beer Announces The Results Of His Company’s Series B Funding Round

Marc Beer, the chief executive officer, chairman of the board of directors, and co-founder of Renovia Inc. was pleased to announce in August that his company had held a very successful Series B equity round. His company raised $42.3 million in total with $32.3 million raised in equity and another $10 million raised from venture debt.

He said that the money his company raised would be used to finance his pharmaceutical company’s clinical trials, develop the company’s products, add additional products to its pipeline, and support future commercial launches. The companies that took part in this equity round were OSF Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Inova Strategic Investments, Perceptive Advisors, Cormorant Asset Management, Ascension Ventures, and Longwood Fund. Learn more: https://renoviainc.com/

Marc Beer was pretty happy that the investors included a mix of old and new investors in his company. They could see the value of his company’s commercial and clinical vision which is all about supporting women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. These types of disorders result from their organs pushing down on their vagina and results in a lack of bladder control and fecal incontinence.

The lack of bladder control due to pelvic floor disorder is pretty common across the globe Mark Beer says. His company, which is based in Boston, MA, has a product called Leva on the market that helps women with this disorder. They learn how to correctly perform pelvic floor muscle exercises. About 33 percent of women do these exercises incorrectly which can cause further problems if anything.

It’s estimated that over 60 percent of women age 60 and older have bladder control issues. However, their pelvic muscles can be strengthened just like any other muscle which reduces and even eliminates this problem. There are interconnected muscles in the pelvic area that, when strengthened, lead to much better bladder control.

Marc Beer is a member of the 1987 graduating class of Miami University. He entered the pharmaceutical industry in 1988 when he became the director of sales training and development at Abbott. Six years later he was a vice president at Biostar, Inc., and in May 2000 he first became a chief executive officer at ViaCell.

He has been the chairman of the board for three pharmaceutical firms which are Myolex, Good Start Genetics, and Minerva Technologies. He co-founded Renovia in August 2016. More recently, he co-founded another firm which is LumeNXT. This company creates surgical devices and is a leader in the non-tethered LED illumination field. Their product is the only device of its kind that is battery powered and offers safe and effective lighting to be used during surgical procedures.

 

CEO Sheldon Lavin Is World Recognized Leader In Developing Corporate Sustainability Practices

More than 40 years ago Sheldon Lavin was a banker. He was keen on a certain, aggressive meat-processing company known as Otto & Sons. This Chicago-area operation was partnered with none other than McDonald’s. The iconic fast food restaurant was poised to become one of the largest corporations in America. Otto & sons were along for the ride as its primary supplier of fresh beef.

Sheldon Lavin liked what he saw as an investment expert. He was eager to provide the financing Otto & Sons needed for an ambitious growth strategy. They even asked Mr. Lavin to come on board with an ownership stake in the early 1970s. He initially declined, but finally relented in 1975 when he became an official managing partner.

The year 1975 was the same year that Otto & Sons became OSI Industries — a company that has since become one of the largest food processing enterprises in the world. It was Sheldon Lavin who masterminded an investment strategy that would fuel OSI’s overseas expansion plan. Lavin became chairman and CEO of OSI a few years later. He still holds that position today.

OSI Industries is presently listed by Forbes to be #58 on its tally of largest privately-owned American companies. OSI reports annual revenues north of $6 billion. It now has 65 facilities operating in 17 countries around the world.

Especially during the past decade, Sheldon Lavin has made sustainability an extreme focus as he shepherds OSI into an ever-expanding future of growth. He realizes that — in a world that needs to feed more than 7 billion hungry people — finding ways to preserves the food-production environment through wise use of resources is critical.

The process is raising animals for meat production grows more challenging every year. The amount of agricultural land is being stressed by increased demand from urban expansion, a changing climate and other factors. A huge part of the equation is the world’s fresh water supply and availability. It needs to be used wisely and kept clean. World governments are also pressuring companies to lower their carbon footprint and use not only less energy, but more green energy.

Sheldon Lavin may be one of the oldest and longest lasting CEOs in America, but he is leading the way in showing how an energy-intensive company like OSI can actually be among the most environmentally efficient operations on the planet.

How Dr. Saad Saad Transformed the Lives of Palestinians

Dr. Saad Saad was born in a big Palestinian family. They have to move to Kuwait after Israel launched a series of invasion, and they had to adapt to their new home. He has seven other siblings who were all professionals – three surgeons, four engineers, and one teacher.

His own decision was to become a doctor, and he traveled all the way to the Cairo University in Egypt to fulfill his goal. He graduated second in class, and immediately went to the United Kingdom for his medical internship. After he finished his internship, he moved to the United States, and he managed to receive his USA Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery.

Living in the United States was a dream-come-true for Dr. Saad Saad, and he used his time in the country to develop inventions that would allow the surgeons to do safer operations and other surgical procedures. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md and https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad

He has been involved in thousands of surgeries, and his experiences made him a better surgeon. He was also tasked to become the Co-Medical Director and the Surgeon-in-Chief at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital and the Hackensack Meridian Health Care System.

After retiring from hospital work, he dedicated his time traveling around the world and helping the people who are in need of medical assistance. Dr. Saad Saad traveled to Jerusalem eight times and provided free medical services to the Palestinian people. Dr. Saad Saad met a lot of influential people during the time of his service at the hospitals in the United States.

He considered Dr. H. Biemann Othersen as one of the greatest mentors, who also happens to be his friend. Dr. H. Biemann Othersen was the one who trained him to become a surgeon, and the values that his mentor left him made Dr. Saad Saad a better person. Because of Dr. H. Biemann Othersen’s belief and perspective in life, Dr. Saad Saad learned how to deal with everyone despite their differences.

Dr. Saad Saad is also a big fan of scientific research, and he stated that the results of the hard work performed by the scientists today would benefit the people in the future. His ideas were later turned into inventions, and he is hoping that it would help a lot of doctors and surgeons around the world.

He has two patented medical inventions – an electromagnetic catheter, and an endoscope. He developed the two instruments to make it easier for the doctors to take care of their patients, and he is proud to say that these inventions were the product of his extensive and careful research. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad

The Palestinian doctor keeps on bringing medical services to those who could not afford to visit a doctor, and he has been considered as a savior by those who he has already visited and treated.

Talos Energy Continues Momentous Push Off Of Gulf Coast.

While it is undeniably true that the gas and oil energy industry is struggling right now, there are a few companies that seem to be taking the issues in stride. Among the leaders in the industry, a private company out of Houston, TX known as Talos Energy LLC has continued to build momentum. Just over the past year, Talos Energy was able to push into the Gulf of Mexico in order to become the first private investor in an offshore well that came from outside of Mexico’s own borders. This momentous occasion, which gave real clout to the upstart energy company, seems to have marked a real push into the future for the team lead by President and CEO, Tim Duncan.

Tim Duncan was on hand at the recent WoodMac annual exploration awards this past June in order to receive the latest honor heading to Talos Energy. Talos Energy scored the ‘Discovery Of The Year Award’ for 2017 in honor of their work on the Zama-1 Well. The Zama-1 Well stole headlines throughout the industry, all over the world, when Mexico announced that a trio of companies would be leading the investment and that one of those companies was from America. Talos Energy holds a 35% stake in the Zama-1 Well and expectations are that the well should be able to produce nearly 2 billion total barrels of oil, an eye-popping number.

Tim Duncan is one of three co-founders at the Houston-based energy company. Joined by Steve Heitzman and John Parker, Tim aimed Talos directly at the offshore oil drilling industry when they first decided upon the idea. Their goal was to expand not only throughout American-controlled rigs, but also into the waters of other countries, thus leading to their bid on the Zama-1 Well.

Despite the negative downturn in the oil and gas industry, Duncan and his team at Talos have managed to weather it well. Duncan explains that their continued success in the rocky industry is due to the fact that they are always hedging their portfolio, thus insulating the company from some of the major risks that are intrinsic to the industry.

How GreenSky is Embracing Technology

If you’re not already familiar with GreenSky , it is one of the ten biggest Fintech companies in the United States, according to Forbes.com. The company is also ranked number 17 on CNBC’s disruptor 50 lists in recognition of their contributions to the financial industry. As far as their financial standing, GreenSky , at last check, has a valuation in the neighborhood of $3.6 billion, and given their growth in recent years, this number is expected to continue to climb.

In addition to their impressive valuation figures, GreenSky  operates through a network of 17,000 merchant retailers and is also backed by Fifth Third Bank, the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, which is one of the largest banks in the U.S.

Co-founded by Larry Smith and David Zalik, GreenSky  has positioned themselves to be a mobile-first company. This commitment has enabled the consumer finance company to allow customers the option of initiating a loan through the convenience of a smartphone. To say this is groundbreaking would be an understatement; however, this progressive move to further embrace technology is what differentiates GreenSky from other consumer finance companies.

Cognizant of the conveniences that come with “smartphone lending,” Co-founder David Zalik admits that there was a time when initiating a loan without being in the presence of the lender would have been unfathomable; however, he also states that times are changing, and GreenSky is a company that is committed to keeping pace with new industry trends, provided they align with the company’s goals.

Now that we have some background information on GreenSky , let’s take a closer look at what it means to initiate a loan from a smartphone. According to company information, this process streamlines the loan process while placing the consumer in the proverbial driver’s seat.

To submit a loan application, a consumer would need to download the GreenSky app to their smartphone, and from there, they will scan their driver’s license and provide their date of birth and social security number. Once the necessary data has been submitted, GreenSky  will conduct a loan evaluation. Provided the loan is approved, customers will receive their loan details, which include an APR and the complete terms of their loan.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/06/12/greensky.aspx

Rodrigo Terpins Is A Professional Driver With Environmental Solutions.

If you have spent any measure of time paying attention to the Brazilian rally car scene then you’ve no doubt been made well aware of Rodrigo Terpins and his older brother, Michel Terpins. Rodrigo and Michel are both professional rally car drivers who have ascended to peak status within the industry. Today, we are going to be taking a closer look at Rodrigo Terpins in order to learn a little bit more about the work that he is doing OFF of the race track. Rodrigo Terpins recently scored a big win during the Suertoes Rally, coming in 3rd in the T1 Prototypes class. Now, Terpins is focused on expanding his entrepreneurial empire with a foray into environmentally friendly wood production.

 

Rodrigo Terpins has always believed that the key to success is working hard, moving fast and staying ahead of your competition. It is perfectly reasonable that Rodrigo ended up working in the rally car racing sport alongside his older brother Michel. After ascending to the top of the sport with his big win in the Sertoes Rally, Terpins is once again pushing his focus and that of his fans onto the work that he is doing as a businessman. Right now, Rodrigo is being very attentive to cultivating his company Floresvale.

 

Floresvale is an environmentally friendly wood production company that specializes in certified wood that is harvested and grown through sustainable means. Rodrigo believes that the Brazilian wood industry is in desperate need of some level of reformation and his big problem is that many production companies are not harvesting with sustainability in mind. Floresvale is currently his unique focus but it is far from the only rod that Rodrigo has in the fire.

 

Rodrigo is paying attention to many different industries, as all entrepreneurs should, and he is focused on the concepts that continue to rise toward the top. Rodrigo is interested in pursuing medicinal marijuana as an investment opportunity in the future but there is a wait-and-see approach to that as of right now. Rodrigo is also looking at the tech sector while continuing to grow his current projects. For more details you can visit terra.com

 

 

See more: https://12social.com.br/talento-herdado-conheca-a-origem-do-interesse-de-rodrigo-terpins-pelo-esporte/

 

Gareth Henry Started Working As A Volunteer

Gareth Henry is a Jamaican born man escaped to Canada to seek refuge. His reason for running away from his native land was due to threats and homophobic violence. Moreover, Gareth is an activist in several areas like HIV/AIDS, social justice, and LGBTQ.Henry is also a talented badminton player and has participated in numerous games. He took part during the 2011 and 2015 Pan American games and 2014 commonwealth games. Mr. Henry was among the national team that secured the bronze medal during the Pan Am Men’s Championship in the year 2018.

Henry together with his sister a badminton player did marvelously and won at the Jamaican National Badminton Championships. After completing his high school education, Henry later enrolled at Excelsior College and the West Indies University. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work and master’s in communication for social and behavior change.

During his teenage life, Gareth realized a peculiar thing in himself. He realized that he had more attractions towards other guys. Gareth Henry started working as a volunteer for the Jamaican AIDS support for life in the year 1997.

In the year 1998 Henry begun working as a volunteer at J-FLAG organization. It was a forum for lesbians, all-sexual, and gays. Gareth Henry often helped a significant number of people report anti-gay hate crimes.

During that time gays were ill-treated, and as a result, Gareth arranged with his uncle to flee from home. Gareth Henry has played a vital role at LGBTQ community. He has helped them evade death, persecution, and criminal charges.

Despite being a refugee, Henry serves as the interim director in the foundation of Toronto people with AIDS. Moreover, Henry collaborates with the Rainbow Road, and through his volunteer efforts, he has been able to help many people globally.

Gareth Henry clarified that he volunteers to work with Rainbow Road due to his passion for supporting the persecuted begin a new life. Rainbow Railroad is an organization that assists in the repositioning of the LGBTQ individuals persecuted worldwide.

While working with the Rainbow Railroad, Gareth has managed to help close to sixty refugees move to new countries in the year 2016.

Jeunesse Global expands rapidly throughout Pacific Rim

Although they aren’t household names to most Americans, Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis have long been known throughout the North American direct-selling business as some of the most talented and astute entrepreneurs to have ever graced the industry. Responsible for the formation of dozens of great companies, the couple has enjoyed immense wealth and power within the industry for decades.

But as Ray and Lewis approached the typical retirement age, they pondered whether it was time for them to finally hang up the towel and enjoy the fruits of their labors. In August of 2009, the couple finally took the plunge, trading in their lives of quintessential workaholics for the leisure and luxury of retirement in an exclusive Florida community. But old habits die hard. It didn’t take long for Ray and Lewis to develop a serious itch for the fast-paced excitement and deep sense of meaning that they left behind when they exited the business world. They started selling a few products out of the garage of their Florida mansion. Soon, the couple was back to spending 70 hours per week and more on their new venture, which was now trading under the name of Jeunesse Global.

Early on, both Ray and Lewis made the conscious strategic decision that they would focus their new venture on the East Asian market. The couple had travelled extensively through the region and was well aware that the population had been stuck under the jackboot of communism for the better part of a half century. Ray and Lewis knew that as free market reforms continued to take hold throughout countries like China and Vietnam, that those markets would represent one of the most bounteous opportunities in the history of commerce. They quickly started making efforts to recruit some of the top product distributors from the region.

This bet would prove to be one of the best that Ray and Lewis ever made. Today, Jeunesse Global is a force majeure throughout much of the East Asia region. It has made billions of dollars in sales, much of which have come from its health and beauty products that are specially tailored to the Chinese market.

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Dr. Saad Saad Pediatric Surgeon Known to Perform Complicated Surgeries

Dr. Saad Saad is amongst the most influential and accomplished pediatric surgeons in the United States and has nearly five decades of experience in the field. He has completed his studies in medical science from Cairo University and completed his internship from the United Kingdom. Dr. Saad Saad moved to the United States after completing his internship in the United Kingdom where he did his residency in pediatric surgery. He is a board certified pediatric surgeon in the United States and has performed a wide variety of challenging surgeries over the years. In the past couple of decades, some of the surgical procedures that he has performed have become a norm in the field. Dr. Saad Saad is also the inventor of a couple of surgical devices that he has patented.

 

He has served as the co-medical director as well as the chief surgeon at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine but later moved to Kuwait, where he was raised and studied. Surprisingly, one of the reasons why Dr. Saad Saad chose to become a doctor was his affinity towards air conditioning. As Kuwait used to be very hot and humid around the year, he wanted to choose a profession that would let him stay in the air-conditioned environment around the year. In an interview, Dr. Saad Saad mentioned that his mentor and inspiration is Dr. H Biemann Othersen who taught him to become a pediatric surgeon.

 

Dr. Saad Saad says that the future of medical science looks bright as genetics is playing a very important role in finding a cure for chronic illness and helping patients with cancer. He says that research is playing a very crucial role in the field of science and is essential to help bring ideas to life. Dr. Saad Saad says that staying organized is one of the most helpful traits for him that lets him stay disciplined. Dr. Saad Saad says that few of the habits that help him stay focused during complicated surgeries is sleeping well, having nice breakfast before the surgery, and not allowing loud music in the surgery room, and no personal talks during the time of operation.

 

Dr. Saad Saad passed medical studies with honors and said that coming from a low-income family left him no choice but to work hard for good grades. He says that people in the community should read the book by Abraham Lincoln as it speaks about equality. Dr. Saad Saad says that one should never procrastinate as it is what would make it difficult for people to achieve their life goals. He has also worked as the chief pediatric surgeon for the Saudi Royal Family in the mid-1980s as he was the only board certified a surgeon in the United States who could speak English and Arabic fluently. Learn more : https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md

 

Investing in North Texas Families

Dallas based regional bank, Nexbank placed #8 in the nation of highest performing community bank, based on return on assets averaged and weighted over three years as of December 31, 2017. With a charter dating back to 1922 and assets of 8.4 billion, Nexbank is planted in its community by partnering alongside Dallas Neighborhood Homes and Dallas Habitat for Humanity to make a positive impact. These organizations help lower-income families buy reasonably priced houses in the North Texas area. North Texas has greatly reduced ownership rates in comparison to other cities in the nation. Homeownership enriches the value of families lives while boosting children’s chances for a successful future.

Nexbank has partnered with these organizations since 2016. The plan is to provide more than 100 loans annually for five years and no more than $50 million in backing to promote program expansion over the five-year course. Dallas Neighborhood Homes mission is loaning in the gaps of traditional mortgage lenders making home ownership affordable for the borrower. In addition to providing the mortgage-lending capital, Nexbank pays closing costs up to $2000 for the loan. Dallas Habitat for Humanity transforms families and revitalizes neighborhoods with thousands of volunteers working to break the poverty cycle. They provide potential homeowners counseling in home maintenance and finances.

In 2015, Nexbank purchased College Savings Bank of New Jersey. While each facility maintained their current name and branding, the acquisition offered both institutions the unique chance to increase their program dependably and position them for future growth. Adding to their spectrum of products offered, parents and families organizing their kids’ path for higher education will have expanded options. You can open accounts with as little as $25.00 per month.

While primarily focused as a savings institution, College Savings Bank offers multiple FDIC-insured CD investment options. They also offer high-yield savings account without assessing asset-management fees. The 529 plan, named after Internal revenue code Section 529, are designed to help families save for future higher education expenses while offering potential tax advantages. These family-oriented features round out nicely the financial options Nexbank can offer its clients.