Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is Founder and CEO of WatchMojo.com, one of the leading video content creators, covering the people, places and trends that you care about across the automotive, comedy, fashion, film, health, lifestyle, music, sports, travel and video game categories. The company's library of 7,000 high-quality, professional, premium videos has served 750M streams since 2006, currently generating over 25M streams each month and reaching 40M consumers each month in the digital out of home signage market. Having funded the company himself, the company has bootstrapped its way to become one of the few new media content companies that commands guaranteed, recurring, licensing revenues from other media companies. WatchMojo was profitable in 2011. Previously, Ashkan worked in the search market in 2000 and then served as AskMen's VP of ad sales from 2000 to 2005, until the acquisition by IGN Entertainment/Fox Interactive Media. A finance graduate from one of the top colleges in the nation. He is the author of Course to Success: Everything You Need to Succeed Beyond School and The Confessions of Alexander the Great: 33 Lessons in Greatness. His articles have been published on MSN, AOL and Yahoo! and has been quoted in, or linked from Forbes, Barron's, Yahoo! Finance, Business Week, CNET, MSN Money, the Wall Street Journal's All Things D., LA Times, Boston.com, PBS, TheStreet.com, Marketwatch, Tech Crunch, Giga Om, Paid Content, the BBC and numerous other publications and programs. Ashkan authors the http://www.HipMojo.com blog which sites at the convergence of technology, media and investing and publishes a weekly column on TechCrunch and MediaPost.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Richard Glenn worked as a trader on Wall St. before striking out on his own. He is currently a full time trader, trading options and equities for his own account. He lives in Washington, DC.
Currently Chief Analytics Officer of Digital Risk, a mortgage industry loss mitigation service. Formerly head of Advanced Analytics at CoreLogic and prior to that head of Products and Analytics at Loan Performance, a boutique mortgage analytics company located in San Francisco.
Education: BA, Rutgers University, MA, University of Virginia and MBA, Stanford Univestiry.
Berg is a passionate surfer and chief pilot of Surfline, Inc., where he flies an Aero Commander throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Baja in support of the company's R&D and quality control programs. In his spare time, he Chairs Surfline and NTN Buzztime Inc.(AMEX:NTN) and is a private investor.
Surfline is the leading surf digital media property in the world.
In 1999, he co-founded Swell, a direct marketer of surf apparel and accessories, which was sold to Billabong in 2009. Between 1995 and 2000, Mr. Berg was Chairman of AccentHealth, a network that provide segmented, patient education-oriented TV programming to over 10,000 medical waiting rooms. Mr. Berg has over 20 years experience as a professional investor, having founded Matador Capital Management in 1993, and before that working for 9 years at Raymond James Financial as an institutional securities analyst. Matador ran long/short equity hedge funds and separate accounts from February 10, 1994 through the end of 2006, compiling an audited track record for its flagship fund, Everglades Partners, LP, of gross and net returns, respectively, that trounced the S&P 500 of 278%.
Troy Jensen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of nxVenture Capital Ltd, a private investment management firm based in New York City. Jensen founded nxVenture Capital with a proprietary investment model that includes the deployment of an extremely advanced financial technology; operating multiple highly-autonomous investment operations groups with defined, non-correlative investment models; a robust active risk management group with total integration across all of the Firm's operating groups; and finally, nxVenture Capital's private investment firm business model.
Jensen is a lifelong entrepreneur, having founded his first company, Rent-A-Kid, at the age of 12. He was trading from home utilizing two modified Tandy 1000 personal computers by 16, and was an active trader before the term "day trader" came into existence.
Troy received his MBA in Finance from Northern Arizona University's College of Business. Upon graduating, Jensen, who was a very early adopter of digital technology and the Internet, made the decision to take his finance background and enter the then-exploding World Wide Web in 1996. Jensen spent over a decade in Digital Media, ultimately successfully launching three startups.
Jensen successfully migrated to the Clean Technology segment starting in 2009, launching an advisory firm with services and solutions focused on CleanTech startups.
Troy continues to trade actively today. While Jensen utilizes a private, proprietary trading model in his capacity as CEO of nxVenture Capital (which as a rule does not disclose any information to the public beyond the few mandated by financial regulatory agencies), his public commentary on finance and investing focuses on segments that he is passionate about, and has both operational and investment experience in: emerging technologies, specifically digital media, mobile technology, clean energy technology, and unconventional oil & gas production technology; entertainment, media, marketing and communications segments; derivatives; global geopolitical and macroeconomic event-driven trading; and various alternative asset investments.
nxVenture Capital was founded in 2010, and remains a privately-held firm. nxVenture Capital is organized into multiple internal operating groups: private equity, real assets, venture capital, proprietary trading, and alternative assets. nxVenture Capital also operates several consolidated operating subsidiaries globally, across the financial services segment.
Troy's personal passions include flying (he holds a multi-engine high-performance private pilot's license, and flew his first "solo" flight on his 16th birthday), world travel, the literary arts, is a collector of rare books and manuscripts, coins and currency, and is a voracious studier of history. Troy resides in New York City.
Troy has worked with several financial media outlets as a contributing author, and has been a speaker at several financial services and technology industry events.
About nxVenture Capital:
nxVenture Capital operates as a "Private Investment Company" as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940 (as amended). The Firm underwent a strategic reorganization in 2015, and today only manages and invests the Firm's own investment capital. nxVenture Capital does not manage nor does it solicit outside investors or investment capital, and the Firm does not act in any Investment Advisory capacity to the public.
The Firm's investment philosophy and its business model rely heavily on the Firm's private investment operating model, which allows its investment decisions to remain free of the inevitable pressures that are inherent with the common industry model of managing multiple multiple investment funds capitalized by outside investors. privately held, as well as managing multiple strategically-focused private investment funds. Because all nxVenture Capital investment management operations are capitalized only with the Firm's funds.
nxVenture Capital relies heavily on its advanced and highly-proprietary Financial Technology. As part of the Firm's August 2015 strategic reorganization, the firm's internal FinTech Group was spun off, with nxVenture Capital retaining a large stake in the new entity.
Grew up in London, then traveled the world. Ended up in New York, and worked at a range of interesting start-ups, acquiring a Stern MBA en route. Now live in Helsinki, working in the technology business. Life is interesting.
As my NYU finance professor would say "buy low, sell high". Maybe I'd adapt that to "buy slow, sell fast".
Hi, this is Bombb. I am new to investing and would like to get to play with fake money and then play with real money. I like investing so I can learn more about stocks and its market moves...can you all help me diversify my porfolio? Love to hear from you. Bombb