Recode recently did an article on The RealReal getting investments before obtaining an IPO.
The RealReal’s CEO is Julie Wainwright
The company The RealReal has made 170 million in 7 years. It has potential to make more and is interested in investors to target a brick and mortar store which is in the works now.
Wainwright is pitching investors for a 100 million. It is speculated by recode that the new investments might be due to the new attitude in second hand high fashion luxury clothing, jewelry, art and home decor is changing to a more positive one as in the recent past. The investors might see the potential for sales in this market as something new and up and coming. The fashion industry is on both sides and retail sales are always trending and no need to rethink investing in Gucci or Louis Vuitton. But what about these companies that want to sell those brands secondhand? Those brands as stated before like the idea now because they have seen repeat customers to their home brand as well as the second hand business that are trending now as well. Wainwright does all she can to build a reputation for quality and they will collaborate with the companies to get repeat customers. Wainwright makes sure to authenticate the luxury items before they are listed on the website. Previously, it was thought that companies that sell secondhand luxury items were the enemy but that is not so evident anymore. There have been a handful of other companies who have tried to sell secondhand luxury clothing and items, but some have sold out or are no longer in business. The brand companies like to see sellers wanting more of their products and this type of purchase power allows the buyer to try the item at a lesser cost and eventually want to replace it or buy new product.”
Mark Mofid is a plastic surgeon at San Diego Skin that specializes in gluteal augmentation. He also works at the University of California as a clinical faculty member. His office is located in La Jolla, San Diego. He is board-certified by the Board of Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic. He is well- known in the surgical community for his cutting-edge research on gluteal augmentation implants. Dr. Mofid is known for always putting safety first. He received his medical training from Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. Patients tend to prefer more massive results in the gluteal augmentation industry. However, Dr. Mark Mofid prefers being safe instead of receiving higher pay. He believes in marketing good lasting results. In other words, he focuses on providing a service of quality versus a service that is the more expensive. After noticing the many issues with implants such as possible sagging and being incompatible with the individual’s muscle structure, he created a solution using his own money to help back the research. The implant designed by Dr. Mark Mofid is better than the generic implants because they look more natural, and have better intramuscular positioning, which means the chances of sagging is diminished. Individuals seeking gluteal augmentation now have the peace of mind knowing that there they will achieve the results they seek. Dr. Mark Mofid has spent years researching how he can enhance gluteal augmentation. Not to mention he has extensive knowledge of the skin, fat, and their correlation with the muscle systems which makes his research findings more trustworthy. He partnered with Dr. Raul Gonzalez, who is another well-known expert in the field. Dr. Mofid’s primary goal is to ensure that patients remain safe and that they get beautiful results. His invention of a more reliable gluteal implant will surely reverse the number of medical accidents, adverse side effects, and complaints that have made headlines in the past.
Enhanced Athlete is a private firm registered in Wales and in England. Owner, Charles Hughes Anthony, and Enhanced Athlete’s Chief Operating Officer for the USA, Scott Cavell Edward are the founders of the said firm. Shaun Corrigan who oversees the United Kingdom operations is one of the firm’s directors.
The Enhanced Athlete Coaching was established with the main objective of assisting people in the achievement of their desired physique. The department for coaching have coaching programs that were formulated by Tony Hughes and the coaching staff of Enhanced Athlete. The online marketing webpage for Enhanced Athlete, Enhanced Gear, is the promotional site of the company, and it oversees the sales of the company’s products such as hoodies, snapback stringers, and performance joggers among others. The sister companies of Enhanced Athlete are Prosource Performance Products, Gaspari Nutrition, Nutrex Research, Universal Nutrition, and Maximum Human Performance.
The lawsuit filed by Nutrition Distribution against Enhanced Athlete has been closed since Enhanced Athlete was able to prove to the District Court Judge of California to overrule the order appeal of Nutrition Distribution. Enhanced Athelete stated the fact that Nutrition Distribution has made it a modus operandi of filing lawsuits then settling the matter outside of the court. Enhanced athlete presented proof that nutrition distribution has filed more than 70 lawsuits versus other companies engaged in the distribution of health products like Enhanced Athlete.
Enhanced Athlete claims that Nutrition Distribution prods supplemental companies to answer the case filed and then sends desist letters to settle the matter outside the courtroom. The Wyoming outlet of Enhanced Athlete stated that it received similar letters from Nutrition Distribution, containing demands for payment to settle its lost shares due to the dishonest advertisement of Enhanced Athlete’s products that had a negative impact on the sales of Nutrition Distribution.
In addition, Enhanced Athlete maintained that Nutrition Distribution was not able to give proper evidence that the advertisement of Enhanced Athlete caused Nutrition Distribution’s sales loss. Enhanced Athlete CEO Scott Cavell said that the company will not give in to the extortion tactics of Nutrition Distribution. And due to the foregoing proofs and arguments of Enhanced Athlete, the Judge from the District Court of California denied the plea of Nutrition Distribution in support of Enhanced Athlete.
The legal counsel of Enhanced Athlete said that the Court has decided in favor of Enhanced Athlete against Nutrition Distribution because the latter was not able to show adequate proof between its sales loss and Enhanced Athlete’s deceitful advertisement.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water will be the first bottled water brand to use a fully degradable plastic bottle. The company announced that its new one hundred percent recyclable bottles will be launched sometime this year. The technology behind the new plastic bottles will help the speed up its degrading process to fifteen years, as oppose to regular bottles that could take over a thousand years to fully break down. Waiakea Water is hopeful that many other companies that use plastics will tag along and utilize this nano-degradable plastic technology and helpsave the environment.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is an American bottled water company that was founded on June 1, 2012 by CEO Ryan Emmons. Ryan Emmons created the Hawaii volcanic water brand after vacationing at his Uncle’s home in Oahu, Hawaii and tasting the naturally filtered water from his well. He wanted to find a way to share this pristine water with everyone in the world and after a few years, Waiakea Water was launched and was the first premium water brand of its kind.
Waiakea Water’s main source comes from therain and snowmelt that courses through the gorgeous snow-capped peak of Mauna Loa, an active volcano that’s located on the biggest island of Hawaii. The naturally filtered water carries natural alkaline that provides theWaiakea Water pH with high levels ranging from 7 to 8.8. The premium water tastes smooth and is filled with essential nutrients and electrolytes that helps promote energy and other benefits.
After teaming up with the charitable and ethical organization Pump Aid, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was able to donate 650 liters of clean water for every liter sold to many rural regions of Malawi. Pump Aid is well-known for their contributions to the African nation and has installed many wells and ‘Elephant Pumps‘ across every rural part in Africa. As of 2016, Waiakea and Pump Aid had donated over 500 million liters of clean drinking water to Malawi.
Talk Fusion was born after a house tour by its founder, Bob Reina, during which he attempted to email video content to his family and the service provider did not allow it. This served as the “light bulb” moment and he immediately called an IT expert friend of his to develop the idea. Much to their fortune, this idea and its subsequent business, not only were great, but they came about at the right time to spell success; it experienced swift growth because of the fail safe formula of encountering a problem and finding its solution better than the rest.
At first, customer attraction came by way of Reina’s previous experience. In the world of network marketing, it is common and well advised to speak to people one already knows and have a business relationship with. Specifically, speak to them about business in terms of the potential benefits. This was the very strategy Bob applied, coupled with spreading the word to everyone else he knew, whether these were individuals involved in the network marketing industry or not.
The company has developed a number of products that have focused on providing pure results with a humanistic touch; Bob is passionate about helping others and believes in giving back. The marketing strategy is based on direct selling, another area in which Reina is well versed. So much so, that Talk Fusion’s products have reached more than 140 countries.
As for the future of Talk Fusion, it looks bright. As an innovative company and one in constant evolution, it remains on top of all the changes that happen in the world. It is a leader and trendsetter in its industry and it is currently working on an educational platform called Talk Fusion University. Its goal is to provide associates the knowledge they need to elevate their business and procure further success.
Bob Reina is a graduate of the University of South Florida and a former police officer who graduated at the top of his police academy class. He worked as a part-time direct selling associate, an industry which helped him obtain two decades of experience he greatly benefited from. Experience has taught him that success requires commitment over many years. Learn more: https://twitter.com/bobreina
His days start at 5:30 a.m. when he checks his emails and arranges the day’s activities. He arrives at the office by 8:30 to find a team already working toward the next big idea that will contribute to the continued realization of the company’s vision. His own schedule is full from the beginning of the day until the very end, sometimes later than that. He makes it a point to never slow down because of the importance of leading by example.
In Mexico, it has been nearly 80 years since they allowed any kind of foreign company to invest and own oil projects on their land. The 1938 political rule made it so Pemex was the only company allowed to drill and extract the precious earthly liquid. However, things have changed. With the international shakeup of the economy of virtually every country on earth in 2008, even Mexico started to look outside of its borders to find a solution.
That solution, it turns out, materialized in a competitive bidding process in 2015 when many companies put their name in the hat to have the rights to a profitable oil well off the coast of Tabasco. The well, estimated to hold anywhere from 100 million to 500 million barrels of oil, is said to have a high chance of success by industry experts.
The three companies, Premier Oil (London), Sierra Oil and Gas (Mexico), and Talos Energy (Houston) will have almost equal shares in the project, with the bulk going to the Mexican company. While Mexico will receive most of the benefit, it is a far cry from the past where Pemex dominated the market. Talos will operate the well, taking over the bulk of the responsibility for day to day management.
Talos Energy is a Houston based oil and gas company with a fast growing and exciting history. It was started from the ashes of success with Phoenix holdings, their parent company, putting $600 million into it. They quickly grew from a small office of about 10 employees all the way up to 120 in record time thanks to quick thinking and a marketing plan by management.
Instead of the usual perks like casual Fridays in the office, Talos gives their employees something else to be excited about. They all have profit sharing. That means even the scientists working in wells and analyzing samples will get a percentage of the revenue of the company. The team works hard but is rewarded as a result. 16,000 barrels of oil are pumped daily by the firm, who operates mainly off the coast of Texas and Mexico.
There are a lot of interesting tidbits about Bob Reina on the Internet, but one of the most interesting is the fact he is a former police officer. Because of this, he has a certain quality about him as the CEO and founder of Talk Fusion. Talk Fusion is a video communications service with video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. These are all set up for people that are looking to do things differently in their lives, much like Bob Reina himself. Bob Reina was a police officer, but he saw that he could do something else with his life. He saw he could make a difference in a wider arena.
As everyone knows, 2007 was the year when technology really took off and really went to the next level. It has only grown since then and become even more remarkable than most people probably ever imagined. These days, I imagine most people don’t know how they would live without it. It is such a part of their life and it is such a part of the way they communicate. Bob Reina is showing people it can also be used to chat with other people and it can be used to really get someone’s name out there if they are looking to get into business for themselves. That is the ultimate dream for many people.
Let’s call a spade a spade: who wants to work for someone else? Unless someone loves their boss, which is rare, they want to be the person calling the shots. They want to be the person in control of what happens in their life. They don’t want someone to write their own story for them. They want be the one behind the pen. When they write their life story and they talk about how they started up their own business, they will remember the time they were first introduced to Talk Fusion.
It was one of those experiences they won’t soon forget. Bob Reina started this company for a reason and the reason was to change the game and change lives.