Hailed as innovative and “the future,” of crowdfunding, Monkey Capital’s White Paper on its ICO, or initial coin offering, has investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts crowing. The bottom line is that Monkey Capital has taken the ICO market seriously and has bought it some legitimacy. The White Paper goes into depth on fairness issues and details Monkey Capital’s solution to power disparities. By acting as a neutral dealer of sorts, Monkey Capital does not handle the cryptocurrency’s administrative needs. Instead, the decentralized hedge fund acts as an intermediary in transactions between non-voting and voting members. This development has been hailed as innovative. And it isn’t just talk.
Monkey Capital has sold options on its ICO prior to the funding round. The options are called COEVAL and when traded on the Waves Decentralised Exchange, or DEX, in early July it reached 60 times Chronos’ DEX value. This kind of showing has proven the speculative strength of Monkey’s ICO value. Earlier this summer Monkey became the first crowdfunding campaign to reach the billion dollar mark.
The minds behind Monkey Capital are hardly unknowns in the fintech world. Daniel Mark Harrison, managing partner of Monkey Capital and Chairman and CEO of DMH&CO, is known for his entrepreneurial prowess and his popular business and cultural media commentary. He puts his ideas out on the company’s Slack, keeping the conversation on ICO strong and informed. His ability to explain complex financial maneuverings has earned him ink in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and other media outlets.
Daniel Mark Harrison’s knowledge of global finance and investment, when combined with fintech innovations like blockchain, results in innovative products like Monkey Capital’s ICO. But he isn’t content to merely stop there. Harrison isn’t keen on speculation, though he admits that it is cool to create the first Crowdfunding Option. With an eye on investments in SpaceX supply contracts and public company takeovers, Monkey Capital is poised for serious, real world growth.
Founded in 2007 by former classmates with a strong entrepreneurial family background, Sweetgreen has adopted an operational strategy that has seen carved out a name for itself in hospitality industry as one of the leading food chains in the United States. The high-end salad chain has developed unique recipes that resonate with its client base. Their salads are not only healthy; they are fresh and the ingredients are locally sourced. The final right key the salads hit is the organic key; all the salads sold at the 40 outlets of the salad chain are made from organically grown ingredients. They are also organically prepared to give them an authentic organic taste that keeps their clients walking through the doors frequently for a bite.
However, Sweetgreen’s success is founded on more than recipes that resonates with the clients. The management team made of cofounders and co-chief executive officers Nathaniel Ru, Nicholas Jammet and Jonathan Neman has adopted innovative and revolutionary management philosophy that has kept their employee base highly motivated. The executive officers lack a main office as they do not believe in the concept of corporate headquarters. Therefore, work from two coastal locations in a bicoastal management strategy that has played a key role in the chain’s success. They also dedicate five days annually to working in the restaurants in person. They close their corporate offices during the period. They have merged technology into the company’s DNA. The company has a mobile application, which is used by up to 30 percent of clients to transact with the restaurant chain dedicated to healthy eating.
Nathaniel Ru is a serial investment with interests in a wide range of investment options that extends beyond the hotel and hospitality industry. His first forays in investment came in 2007 when he partnered with two of his classmates to found a salad bar dedicated to health eating close to their campus. With shrewd management and innovative management strategies the trio has transformed it into a reputable salad chain with up to 40 outlets serving trademark high-end salads.
Armed with his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance he received from Georgetown University’s McDonough School Business and buoyed by the success of Sweetgreen, Mr. Ru and his co-founders and co-executive diversified their investment portfolio to include Sweetlife launched in 2010. The food and music festival has grown in stature and attracts thousands of people. He is also a principal at SWTLF Ventures. He has invested in various companies including MeUndies, LOLA and EatPops among others.
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Flavio Maluf is a successful Brazilian businessman, entrepreneur and a professional engineer. His competent leadership and expert business skills have led him to being the president and chief executive officer of Eucatex Group. Flavio serves this firm diligently with an aim to advance his industry as well as the Brazilian economy. His visionary insight in the business world led him to major on creative and new innovations, and he has capitalized heavily in the launching of new products within his well-established industry.
His Contribution in Eucatex Group
Eucatex Group is the very first firm to invent acoustic and environmental comfort by using natural eucalyptus as the main source of raw material for boards and panel production. Soon after this innovation proved fruitful, Eucatex Group started undertaking the new venture of producing acoustic ceilings as well as soft wood fiber sheets to be used for the manufacture of insulating acoustic plates. All this while, Eucatex Group focused on utilizing only natural products and environmentally friendly processes. Under the direction of Mr. Maluf, this firm has grown rapidly.
His Education and Charity Work
Flavio has the utmost respect for both family and education. He is a graduate of Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering. Additionally, he studied and worked at New York University before returning to his hometown Brazil. With educated children, Flavio Maluf is proud of his family. Despite being a busy entrepreneur, Maluf takes time to involve himself in inner workings and duties of his factories as well as his employee’s lives. Flavio Maluf takes a genuine and core interest in bettering the living standards of individuals in Brazil as well as communities and people in need. Not long ago, he collaborated with Hospital and Maternity ward Idio Carli with an aim to modernize the conditions of the hospitals as well as better healthcare services.
Being a man of classical dignity, Flavio puts his people and the environment ahead of his own gains and financial accumulation. He is one of the most influential businessmen in the world following his big dreams and innovation for the advancement of Brazil.