Human ATMs- – Business
Human ATMs- – Business
Apple has patented a technology that can link up people who want to borrow money with people willing to lend it, but critics say the process could be fraught with peril.
To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones – George Washington
Saygin Yalcin – Financing – Raising Money
Saygin Yalcin is the Founder and President of the first and largest online private shopping club in the Middle East, Sukar.com, Vice President at Souq.com and Partner at Jabbar Internet Group. Moreover, Saygin is Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Ecommerce at the Canadian University of Dubai, one of the leading universities, research and teaching institutions in the UAE.
Saygin has founded Sukar.com and in less than a year, the company has become the most successful e-commerce startup in the Middle East and, with Saygin at its helm, has grown into a multi-million-dollar business.
More than 1 million shoppers have invitation-only access to fashion, lifestyle and luxury products through daily offers at privileged prices. The club operates across nine countries, including the GCC, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
Souq.com, the largest online retailer in the Arab world has acquired Sukar.com in April 2012. With the investment of Tiger Global, Naspers (MIH) and Jabbar Internet Group in October 2012, the new Souq Group has been formed.
Prior to founding Sukar.com and collecting experience at multinational corporations, such as L’Oreal, the BMW Group or Capgemini Consulting, Saygin was Founder & CEO of Joe Suis GmbH; a premium luxury house for high end leather handbags and diamond jewelry, collaborating with online shopping clubs as major distribution channels.
Joe Suis has successfully been acquired by KupiVIP.ru to become one of the most successful private labels in Russia.
Saygin holds an international master’s degree in business administration and economics, having studied at top business schools in Germany (WHU), the USA (USC) and Mexico (ITAM). He is fluent in German, English, Spanish and Turkish.
Steve Foster, TPG Ventures — Haas School
Steve Foster, Managing Director and Founder of TPG Ventures, has been investing in startups since 1996 and has been associated with such high-profile successful investments as Juniper Networks. This talk, “It is not about the check — Investing is not just ‘doing deals’” is part of the Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speaker Series, and took place at the Haas School, UC Berkeley. (June 15, 2007)
The University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business – which includes the distinction of having two of its faculty members receive the Nobel Prize in Economics over the past 15 years. The school offers six degree-granting programs. Its mission is to develop innovative business leaders – individuals who redefine how we do business by putting new ideas into action, and who do so responsibly. The school’s distinctive culture is defined by four key principles – question the status quo; confidence without attitude; students always; and, beyond yourself.
You have an idea and you want to get going. But you hear that a business plan is a critical part of the next step. What are the components of a business plan that you need to develop? Presenter: Jim Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital. Recorded: February 27, 2008
Grant Thornton 2012 Global Private Equity Report
The report provides insight into private equity general partners‘ expectations for numerous aspects of the fundraising and investment cycle.
Harish HV — Partner, Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton in India said, “Private equity in emerging markets is challenging because of the governance risks and the absence of deep capital and M&A markets to enable exits. An understanding of the local situation is key to success in these markets.”
Richard Branson announces an amazing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs
52,000 reasons to start your own business
Calling all young entrepreneurs. To support the Government’s Start-Up loans scheme, we’re offering one lucky start up the once in a lifetime opportunity to sponsor Newcastle United. We’re calling it The Big Kick Off, because it’s a fantastic way to launch your new business in style. Just think, your brand new venture associated with Newcastle United, on pitchside hoardings, advertising and more, in front of the TV cameras and 52,000 of the finest fans in football. It’s unmissable.