Seattle MoneyShow Bronze Sponsor, Treasure Investments Corporation, dba Foundry Michelangelo, Will be Featured

Treasure Invesments Corp dba Foundry Michelangelo at The MoneyShow Seattle 2019

Treasure Invesments Corp dba Foundry Michelangelo at The MoneyShow Seattle 2019

Madonna Bust Michelangelo from Foundry Michelangelo

Madonna Bust Michelangelo from Foundry Michelangelo

a fierce confrontation between a bull and bear

The New Powerful Exchange showing the symbolic strength of the two animals translated into modern Wall Street catch phrase. By Lorenzo Ghiglieri

The MoneyShow Seattle, June 15-16, 2019, is returning to Seattle, and this year’s conference will focus on Stocks, ETFs and Options.

We are eager to participate in this year’s Seattle MoneyShow and believe our sensational booth display and unique agenda is so innovative, it will generate tremendous interest.”

— Mark Russo, Founder Foundry Michelangelo

BATTLE GROUND, WASHINGTON, USA, June 11, 2019 / — Treasure Investments Corporation, dba Foundry Michelangelo, is a Bronze Sponsor of this flourishing, well-managed event. Founder, Mark Russo, and his team are planning an impressive all-new floor display of their works, plus a few surprises. This is their 7th MoneyShow in the past two years, and it promises to be another spectacular event.

Foundry Michelangelo Director of Investor Relations, Michael Sheppard, is one of the featured speakers and is a specialist in “Alternative Investments”, a rapidly growing and exciting field in financial circles.

Befitting the MoneyShow theme, a two by three foot bronze sculpture created by Lorenzo Ghiglieri, and entitled The New Powerful Exchange, will be prominently featured in our booth. It depicts the American Stock Exchange’s symbol, in a fierce confrontation between a bull and bear. During the California Gold Rush, miners used to pit bears and bulls together in a fighting ring. The bloody sport eventually was outlawed, but the symbolic strength of the two animals translated into modern Wall Street catchphrase, as the bull tends to slash upward and the bear strikes downward. And what better venue than the Seattle MoneyShow could be chosen to display this iconic piece?

On another theme, spiritual, we are extremely pleased to display a very special bronze cast in our foundry, a derivative of a Michelangelo sculpture, the Madonna Bust Michelangelo, and the sixth of a limited edition of 777.

As Mark describes, “Foundry Michelangelo is a fine art company that provides incredibly detailed, finely-finished sculptures ranging in size from desktop to monumental pieces, some more than life-size, and certainly some of the largest in the world. The images represent in precise detail, patriotic, equestrian, cultural, Western-themed and biblical cast and exquisitely finished in bronze, pure .999 silver, and even pure gold!

Currently, 22 of the premier galleries in the United States represent our high-end, more complex pieces like The ‘Presidential’ American Patriot. Created by one of our principal artists, world-renowned Lorenzo Ghiglieri, The ‘Presidential’ American Patriot Silver Edition depicts the magnificent American Bald Eagle holding an unfurling document, Article One of the U. S. Constitution, in its talons. Its fraternal twin, a bronze edition of this same sculpture, will also be on display.

World renowned as an artist and sculptor, one of our featured artists, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, has creations gracing the most prestigious museums and art collections around the world. His work is in The White House, The Vatican, The Kremlin, and the Royal Palace in Madrid. His sculptures and paintings have been presented to Ronald Reagan, Al Gore, HM Queen Elizabeth II and Luciano Pavarotti. In the spirit of peace, Lorenzo presented his Holiness Pope John Paul II, the King of Spain, and former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev with his conception of St. Francis of Assisi in bronze.

Our other featured artist, Lorenzo’s son, painter and sculptor Laran, is continuing the family legacy of his Great-Grandfather Battista Ghiglieri, who carved the regal marble lions that grace the edifice of the NYSE. His Grandfather, Angelo, created a colossal marble sculpture of a Franciscan priest that is now on public display in California. Under the guidance of his father, Laran began creating master works when he was only eleven years old. And has since created and co-produced hundreds of paintings and sculptures and spectacular monuments on display worldwide.

Another division of the company creates some of the largest monuments ever seen. For example, 30-foot tall bronze eagles, a life-size whale in an Anchorage, Alaska zoo, to larger than life-size bronze elephants.

We are eager to participate in this year’s Seattle MoneyShow and believe our sensational booth display and unique agenda is so innovative, it will generate tremendous interest.”

A privately held Florida-based company, The MoneyShow, produces conferences worldwide to enable financial services companies, market specialists and financial media partners to exchange ideas on an interactive, personal level. Seventeen live events are produced annually in four international markets: The United States, Canada, England, and China.

About Treasure Investments Corporation, dba Foundry Michelangelo:
Mark Russo and CEO, Casey Powell, have built a diverse business platform, creating and providing fine art in original sculptures from small desktop collectibles to larger-than-life heroic monuments cast in bronze, pure silver, gold, and resin. Casey, a seasoned business leader and successful developer of several companies across the U. S., was Founder and CEO of Sequent Computer Systems that was sold to IBM for $1B. Foundry Michelangelo’s master mold collection contains over 1,500 original molds from world-famous artists. Featured artists remain Lorenzo Ghiglieri and his son, Laran, but now include works created from a substantial collection of company-owned original molds, including iconic works from Frederic Remington, C. M. Russel, Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin, and Michelangelo Buonarroti. For more information, visit

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Moneda – designed for mass adoption

WILMINGTON, DE, USA, June 15, 2019 / — The management of Monetran, LLC has announced that the company has filed a patent application for the method by which their token, known as Moneda, is provided price stability.

Monetran, an internet fintech company based in Delaware, has developed Moneda with the intention of having it serve as a universal medium of exchange for purchases and transfers on the internet. The company believes that stability of price will be one of the most important features for any coin or token to achieve mass adoption, and has designed its token to overcome the unstable swings in price experienced by the typical cryptocurrency of today.

In addition to price stability, Monetran expects that Moneda will provide another important feature, and that is to serve as a long-term store of value. Because Monedas are backed by interest bearing financial instruments, the value of the tokens are predicted to gradually increase, thereby largely negating the detrimental effects of monetary inflation experienced by fiat currencies and the tokens pegged to them.

Monetran achieves its goals for Moneda through a unique method which incorporates collateral investments with a redemption mechanism. The company says that the result is a token which has great stability – a feature which merchants almost certainly will require to accept any cryptocurrency – combined with the ability to hold its value for extended periods of time.

“We believe that the method we employ to achieve Moneda's features will be a game changer in that it solves two major hurdles faced by the typical cryptocurrency – stability and the ability to serve as a store of value,” Monetran's CEO, Don Bielak said. “Accordingly, we are confident that what we have developed will be deserving of patent protection.”

Monetran also has plans to use Moneda as the basis for a fintech operation which will focus on international remittances, a $600 billion global market. Longer term goals include partnerships with major retailers using Moneda as the medium of exchange for purchases over the internet.

Both the Moneda token and the Monetran proprietary app have been developed on the Stellar blockchain. Stellar enables lightning fast exchanges for mere pennies. Monetran will therefore be able to provide financial services at up to 70% below typical competitors.

Monetran maintains a company website at The company is currently engaged in an SEC Regulated Crowdfunding which enables all investors – accredited or not – to purchase equity in in Monetran in the form of units consisting of both a share in the company plus a Moneda token. The SEC Reg. CF is being administered by an SEC required intermediary, StartEngine, at

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New Protests in Chicago, LA, Atlanta over Coca-Cola's Connection to Nightmarish Dairy Cow Abuse Scandal, Amid Lawsuits

Calves dead in a pile, some partially covered with dirt.

ARM Investigation Reveals Dead Piles

protesters lie on the ground to symbolize dead piles of animals

Protesters Symbolically Reenact Dead Piles of Calves

sign that says: not your mom, not your milk

Protesters Say Dairy is Inherently Cruel Because Mothers and Babies are Separated

more dead calves

They were just babies.

New protests: Chicago, Atlanta, LA as new video drops of violence against cows at Fair Oaks Farms! Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch to speak at LA protest!

Employees were observed hitting and punching cows, and using the milking claws to hit cows in the udders. Cows were also poked, stabbed, and shoved with metal tubes and broom sticks.”

— Animal Recovery Mission Statement

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2019 / — More grassroots protests will occur this weekend and Monday against Coca-Cola, Fairlife Milk and Fair Oaks Farms as new undercover video is released showing even more horrific violence against cows at Fair Oaks Farms! Animal Recovery Mission's latest release of undercover video shows adult cows being abused with workers punching and striking the cows with poles as they load the animals into a farm milking carousel. The initial undercover video revealed nightmarish abuse against baby animals, calves who were hit, dragged and otherwise attacked.

This as two federal lawsuits have been filed against Fairlife Milk accusing the company of fraud for claiming their cows received extraordinary care. Coca-Cola is the distributor and is coming under pressure to cut ties with Fairlife and get out of the dairy industry. Some stores have yanked Fairlife products, including Chicago-area grocery chain Jewel-Osco. Hinterhof restaurant in LA has announced it will no longer offer Coca-Cola products in the wake of the horrors documented on tape. It is urging other restaurants to follow suit and join the Coke boycott.

"Enough is enough! Coke needs to ditch dairy now!" said TV journalist and author Jane Velez-Mitchell. Protesters, from numerous organizations under the umbrella Coalition Against Cruelty, will be wearing cow masks and acting out the abuse through street theater, with demonstrators playing the role of the abused animals.

Saturday, June 15th will bring protests to the Atlanta area. Protesters will converge on:
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1807, from 1-3pm local time.
Click here for details on Saturday's Atlanta protest.
Georgia Animal Rights and Protest & One Protest are hosting this demo.

Monday, June 17th, Chicago protesters will demonstrate from 11am-1pm at:
1001 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60607-2911
Click here for details on Monday's Chicago protest.
Fear from Harm is organizing the Chicago protest. Robert Grillo, Free From Harm founder, will provide an update on latest developments in Fair Oaks Farms abuse case at 11:15am. Speakouts begin at 11:30am. Musical and poetry performance by Cole Hazzard at 12:30pm. Nisha Kumar and Alyssa Kobs will speak about experiences visiting dairy farms and contrasting them with sanctuaries. Mikey Oboza will speak on feminism and dairy cow exploitation connection.

Monday, June 17th, Los Angeles protesters will march on the Coca-Cola Bottling Company from noon – 2pm
1414 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2627
Click here for details on Monday's LA protest.
Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch will speak, urging consumers to ditch dairy.
Journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell will read an open letter she sent to Coca-Cola executives.
In Defense of Animals, Los Angeles Animal Save, Earthlings and other organizations are hosting this demo.

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More protests like this one in New York City are set for this weekend in Atlanta and Monday in Chicago and Los Angeles!

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Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter Hosts Ninth Annual Leadership Conference In Dallas

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 / — The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) – North Texas Chapter will host the organization’s Ninth Annual Leadership Conference, "New Frontiers: Beyond The Glass Ceiling," June 20, 2019. The half-day event will be held at the La Cima Club, 5215 North O’Connor Road, 26th floor, Irving, TX. Conference registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a networking lunch and the afternoon program. A networking reception will immediately follow the conference at 5:00 p.m.

“We are so excited about the talented and inspirational women we have assembled to speak at this year’s 9th annual leadership conference. Not only do we have a remarkable line-up of speakers but we are pleased to already be seeing such a robust and impressive list of registered attendees,” said Becky Petereit, WEN- North Texas Chapter Conference Co-Chair. “We also look forward to honoring our founders and recognizing their contribution to WEN over the years.”

WEN – North Texas Chapter is pleased to introduce the following speakers and panelists.

Keynote speaker Judy Hoberman, President of Walking on the Glass Floor and Selling in a Skirt, will present the topic “Seven Essential Qualities of Women Who Lead.” Judy Hoberman is an author, speaker, trainer, coach, and mentor. She is the author of “Selling In A Skirt,” “Famous Isn’t Enough,” “Pure Wealth,” and her latest book “Walking on the Glass Floor,” which is about the soft skills of leadership. Judy was recently named as a Woman to Watch for International Women’s Day 2019 from Thrive Global.

Gillian Hobson will be hosting a Dialogue with Regina Jones focusing on the topic “Embracing Change: A Conversation with Regina Jones.” Regina Bynote Jones currently serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Delek U.S. Holdings, Inc and Delek Logistics Partners LP, headquartered in Brentwood, TN. Throughout her career, Ms. Jones has held domestic and international legal roles with responsibility for complex legal environments across the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Gillian Hobson is a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins. Her practice includes a significant focus on securities offerings and securities regulation. She represents public and private companies and investment banks in all forms of capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities, and preferred equity investments.

Karen Potter will be hosting a Panel discussion focusing on the topic “Outside Perspective of the Energy Industry” with panelists: Jamie Beggs, Diane Schwarz, Pamela Greer, and Camilla Harris. Karen Potter is a Managing Director at Deloitte Services, LP. Karen transferred to Texas in 2012 to lead Deloitte’s Growth Enterprise Services Group and North Texas marketplace with a focus on serving the Oil & Gas Industry sector. Jamie Beggs serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. She has oversight for the finance functions and guides the organization's financial strategies in alignment with the strategies of the business. Diane Schwarz serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer for Hunt Consolidated, Inc. She is a senior IT executive with more than 20 years of experience in building and leading best in class IT teams. Pamela Greer is CEO of Karis Resources, a certified woman-owned oil and gas services company specializing in the treatment, transportation, and disposal of saltwater. Camilla Harris is the Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Sunoco, L.P. (NYSE: SUN) which is one of the largest motor fuel distributors in the United States by gallons.

The conference will conclude with the Closing Keynote Speaker Dr. Ann Bluntzer, Associate Professor at Neely School of Business, with a presentation titled “Long Term Career Success for Women: What are the Influencing Factors.” Dr. Ann Bluntzer teaches in the Department of Management and Leadership at the TCU Neeley School of Business, focusing on transformational leadership and non-profit management, as well as teaching and advising the TCU Energy MBA. Dr. Bluntzer is also the President and Founder of The Agrarian, a private leadership consulting business that specializes in land/real estate conservation and development, with clients such as The Nature Conservancy, YMCA, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Education, United States Agency for International Development, United States Marine Corps, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Following the conference, WEN- North Texas will host a networking reception to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the WEN-North Texas Chapter.

Members and nonmembers can register for the event by visiting the chapter’s website, The price for attendance is $100 for Women's Energy Network members and $120 for non-members. This price includes attendance at the luncheon, all conference presentations, and the networking reception.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Gauri Gajewar at, or Rebecca Petereit at

For more information about the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter, visit and click on WEN North Texas or contact Jennifer Evans, Garnet Energy, at Interested parties can join the North Texas Chapter by clicking on Join today! on the North Texas Chapter’s home page.

About WEN

The Women’s Energy Network is a nonprofit association of women professionals in the energy industry that provides networking and community outreach opportunities and fosters career and leadership development. Founded in 1994, the organization has thousands of members nationwide. For more information, please visit the WEN North Texas Chapter website at

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

2019 WEN Leadership Conference Sponsors

EastWest Bank
Holly Frontier
EnLink Midstream

TCU Neeley School of Business

Vison & Elkins
Vistra Energy

2019 WEN North Texas Sponsors:

National Sponsors
Sidley Austin LLP
Vinson & Elkins
Hunt Oil Company

Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors
Jackson Walker
Thompson & Knight
Legacy Texas Bank

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Credit Counsel, Inc. considers implications of proposed Federal Communications Commission rulemaking

SOUTH FLORIDA, USA, June 14, 2019 / — Christopher Mihoulides, founder of debt recovery firm Credit Counsel, addresses concerns surrounding proposed FCC rulemaking pertaining to call blocking and labeling efforts.

A cause for concern among many in the accounts receivable management industry, recently proposed Federal Communications Commission rulemaking looks set to address new call blocking and labeling efforts. Founder of international debt recovery firm Credit Counsel, Christopher Mihoulides takes a closer look at the potential implications upon the accounts receivable management sector.

"There are real concerns for the accounts receivable management industry surrounding the FCC's proposed call blocking and labeling efforts," reveals Mihoulides, "released as part of a draft declaratory ruling and further notice of proposed rulemaking last month."

Concerns center around proposed requirements for voice service providers to implement so-called call blocking and labeling services under the Federal Communications Commission's recent draft declaratory ruling, and further notice of proposed rulemaking.

"The further notice of proposed rulemaking on what's being called 'advanced methods to target and eliminate unlawful robocalls,'" Mihoulides explains, "could pose significant implications for both legitimate callers and consumers."

"For consumers, for example," the Credit Counsel, Inc. founder continues, "who need to receive vital information on bills and medical care, any proposed requirement for service providers to implement call blocking could prove highly problematic."

Further concerns raised by ACA International, formerly the American Collectors Association, suggest that the proposed rulemaking would clarify that voice service providers may, by default, block calls based solely on analytics. It would also allow service providers to offer customers the option to block all calls from any number which does not appear on their whitelist, according to the organization.

"ACA International has been vocal in strongly supporting tailored efforts to combat illegal and fraudulent calls," adds Mihoulides, "something which, as consumers ourselves, we can all appreciate represents something of a significant problem in today's society."

"They fully agree, however," he continues, "that the recently published further notice of proposed rulemaking could lead to harm to consumers where legitimate business calls are blocked or otherwise mislabeled, preventing people from receiving critical, often pressing information which they absolutely need."

Accordingly, ACA International has urged the Federal Communications Commission to provide additional guidance on how to immediately rectify any faulty blocking or mislabeling of calls. "ACA International will be meeting with the commission this month to discuss the proposal on behalf of the accounts receivable management industry with a view to addressing these and other concerns in more detail," adds Mihoulides, wrapping up.

Based in South Florida, Credit Counsel, Inc. is a national and international debt recovery firm specializing in commercial, medical, and occupational health debt collection. Founded by professionals in the debt recovery industry, including company president Christopher Mihoulides, Credit Counsel, Inc. serves a broad range of clients across the United States and worldwide. For more information, please call 877-224-7904 or visit

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Doors Guitarist Robbie Krieger, David Crosby To Attend WEEDCon West Cannabis Conference

Cannabis Expo

WEEDCon West

Cresco Labs Supports WEEDCon West

Cresco Labs

Talking Trees Farms Supports WEEDCon West

Talking Trees Farms

Doors Guitarist to Perform at WEEDCon West
David Crosby to present at WEEDCon Cup Awards

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, June 14, 2019 / — (WPI) – On Wednesday June 19th, the Second Annual WEEDCon West, a cannabis education and networking event will take place at a private location in Beverly Hills. More than 50 exhibitors including Cresco Labs, Sol Distro, The Herer Group, Dab Nation, Talking Trees Farms, Ignite, Flow Kana, Bhang, Kushy Punch and Big Tree Industries will exhibit their products at the invite only cannabis education conference.

WEEDCon West is a two day B2B event with education speakers, music, food and themed exhibits promoting education about the medial benefits of cannabis products. The event, a fundraiser for nonprofit , Safety Harbor Kids, will include music performances by Doors guitarist, Robbie Krieger and members of Little Feat. Also supporting WEEDCon is legendary rock star, David Crosby who will be a judge and presenter of the prestigious WEEDCon Cup awards recognizing excellence in cannabis products.

“With the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing hemp, this industry is set to explode” says WEEDCon West Founder, John Williams. “The cannabis plant has a wide array of health benefits, including inhibiting cancer growth, that we haven’t fully realized. That is what WEEDCon West is all about – education.”

One company leading the way in the cannabis space is Cresco Labs stock ticker (CRLBS), a grower, processor and retailer of premium cannabis operating in eleven states. A champion of cannabis education and usage initiatives, Cresco Labs brands include Cresco, Reserve, Remedi and Mindi’s brought to market to serve an array of consumer lifestyles, from those who are familiar with cannabis to those who are brand new to it. Cresco recently completed its acquisition of Origin House, is the largest-ever public company acquisition in the U.S. cannabis sector.

Cresco Labs Cresco offers popular strains, available in a wide variety of product forms at dispensaries and retail locations nationwide. Reserve is a demonstration of the cannabis plant's highest potential harvesting select strains with exclusive, proprietary genetics. Remedi products are designed to help patients and consumers feel comfortable with cannabis and provide a safe, consistent and trusted alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals like opioids. Mindi’s is a brand of restaurant-quality edibles created by award winning chef, James Beard and the “Mistress of Deliciousness”, Mindy Segal.

Joining Cresco Labs in support of WEEDCon West will be a host of cannabis companies including Talking Trees Farms a sustainably focused brand that produces single source cannabis and cannabis products. Talking Trees Farms cultivates using only organic methods and inputs and never uses chemical pesticides, producing clean, safe cannabis.

Other companies showcasing at WEEDCon West will include The Original Jack Herer, Dr. Delights, Sensi Magazine, Chill, Yummi Karma, Marleys Naturals, High Gorgeous, Divios, Gold Flora, OnCloud Vapor, Greenshock Farms and more than 50 other brands. Visit www, to inquire about the guest list.

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Prominent DC Professionals Support Educational & Professional Excellence with Fundraising Event

Flyer for The Gathering on the Waterfront June 20 2019 at La Vie in Washington DC

Join us at The Gathering on the Waterfront, June 20th, 2019 at La Vie in Washington, D.C.

The June 20th philanthropic event boasts the Who’s Who of local Black entrepreneurs and professionals.

We are excited to bring together some of the area’s top business, political and thought leaders to discuss what true success means for us – especially our youth – in this new political landscape.”

— Archie L. Rich

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 / — Hosted by Thursday Afterwork Group, a premier networking collective which brings together DC metro black professionals, The Gathering on the Waterfront is a philanthropic event benefiting Washington, D.C. Public and charter school students actively involved in mentorship programs of College Bound and 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Washington DC. The Gathering includes a powerful business roundtable discussion that focuses on building success amidst the new opportunities and obstacles in today’s changing political climate. The Roundtable will be moderated by Former WUSA Channel 9 News Anchor Derek McGinty.

“The objective of the Roundtable is to expand the private conversations that convene daily among business and political leadership on matters of critical impact to the future of our communities economically, politically and socially. It is our hope that the result is to make information and relationships that leverage real and lasting success more accessible, because this access is transformative," shares Archie L. Rich, Managing Principal of The Rich Firm, PC, Founder of Thursday Afterwork Group & Chairman of College Bound’s Board of Directors. "We are excited to bring together some of the area’s top business, political and thought leaders to discuss what true success, variably defined, means for us – especially our youth – in this new political landscape. It’s important for those of us who’ve climbed the steep mountains successfully to share parts of our journey with younger generations to help them navigate their own paths to the summit. The mentorship and financial support we provide for them is essential to their growth into positions which will allow them to offer the same support to the next generation of leaders. This is how generational success is achieved in our community.”

Live entertainment and networking will follow the roundtable, featuring live performances by D.C.-native entrepreneur & jazz musician, Marcus Johnson, and other special guests.

With an attendee list boasting the “Who’s Who” of DMV African-American professionals and business owners, The Gathering is an event not to be missed!

If unable to attend, you are encouraged to make a financial contribution to local College Bound and 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. chapters. Non-attendee contributors will receive priority consideration for future Thursday Afterwork Group events.

For event, donation and sponsorship information, visit


About College Bound
College Bound, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offers public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 academic enrichment and resources to prepare for and succeed in college. Founded in 1991, the organization offers tutoring, mentoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and academic and career guidance free-of-charge to assist students in the District of Columbia metropolitan area in meeting their post-secondary educational goals. To learn more and to donate, visit

About 100 Black Men
100BMGWDC is devoted to improving the quality of life for African-American youth in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area through programs focusing on Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, Health & Wellness, and Leadership Development. Since its founding in 1995, 100BMGWDC has served over 14,000 children and families within the local community. To learn more and to donate, visit

To learn more about Archie Rich and the Rich Firm, PC, visit

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Decision Point AI predicts M&A value outcomes pre acquisition as part of corporate due diligence and valuation

Decision Point AI Mergers and Acquisitions tag cloud

Decision Point AI Mergers and Acquisitions tag cloud

Decision Point AI strategic logic M&A workflow in AI

Decision Point AI strategic logic M&A workflow

Decision Point AI human subject matter expert questionnaire in M&A

Decision Point AI human subject matter expert questionnaire in M&A

Decision Point AI predicts risks, issues and answers will the combined firms return good value post acquisition, before acquisition as part of due diligence

Veriluma Limited (ASX:VRI)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 / — Internationally M&A has a high failure rate

Up to 90% of Mergers and Acquisitions Fail, according to a Harvard Business Review report, the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sits between 70 percent and 90 percent.

Our AI approach is based on comprehensive research into the reasons behind the low success rate utilizing the research of Dr. Thomas Straub, Reasons for Frequent Failure in Mergers and Acquisitions, a comprehensive analysis. Dr. Straub has adopted holistic understanding of M&A as a crucial part of business development.

It is evident that companies’ long-term success is at least partially dependent on their strategic actions. And these are often shaped in practice by merger and acquisition activity. Thus phenomena as varied as globalization, value-chain optimization, or product diversification are often implemented as M&A operations. In no few cases, M&A activity constitutes the company’s strategy. Prof. Dr. Dr. José-Carlos Jarillo 2007.

The focus is therefore on core elements – strategic logic, cultural behaviour and financial benefits. Decision Point AI is able to predict the risks before the acquisition takes place using the following question;

will the combined firms return good value post acquisition?

Then, we list the factors that might provide insight to their combined performance, such as the Strategic Logic, Organizational Behaviour, and Financial Position.

Next, we break down each of the major terms (such as Strategic Logic) into their sub-issues, drivers, and indicators.

Strategic Logic with sub-issues, drivers and indicators

Having listed all of the issues that bear on this problem, (or at least having made a start), we now structure a model that describes the relevant relationships between these issues.

The relationship between the issues is expressed in terms of conditional probability. In the example above, in the real world, we would anticipate it is very likely that IF combined firms have good strategic logic (Combining firms has good strategic logic) THEN the combined firms would deliver good value (Combined firms’ performance delivers good value).

In this M&A example, we use several layers of reasoning from base information that is measurable in the real world, to aggregated ones, such as Production Operation Similarity.

Almost all objects in the system can be annotated with external links to web pages, PDF, images, spreadsheets, etc.

Human expertise is combined with the AI logic in the form of workshop based and individually identified experts in client organisations answering questionnaires to be built into the AI.

Above shows the observations made with respect to all of the issues contained in the questionnaire. Where there is colour there is information. More colour = more certainty. No colour = no data.

Predict early to identify the risks and save costs

A client used a recent example of a takeover on which they were the corporate advisor.  The acquirer was a AUD $350m Enterprise Value ("EV") listed entity, the target a AUD $75m EV listed entity, in the same industry sector. The takeover had completed earlier and earnings and other results were beginning to become apparent.

They found the Decision Point AI methodology thoughtful and comprehensive. In particular, the program asked for a broad range of non-financial factors to be considered, some of which they found were not usually quantified in pre-acquisition analysis of takeovers, but should be.   Acquirers and advisors alike tended to focus on easily quantifiable factors, such as EPS accretion/dilution and return on shareholders' funds. The Decision Point AI methodology could be helpful to assist acquirers and advisors alike in assessing longer term benefits, to each of the employees, clients and shareholders of each entity – acquirer and target.

Next Steps….

Decision Point AI methodology is focused on a part human and part machine integration which requires a major commitment in time and finance to achieve on the first question being answered it although gets a great deal easier over time. The next step is a proof of concept (POC) which costs between USD $65,000 and USD $130,000 as it actually answers a critical business question so practically delivers value. Additionally it requires the involvement and time of senior leadership to create a bespoke structure around their business capability and knowledge. Creating the POC takes 6-8 weeks depending upon complexity and access to subject matter experts within the the client company and involves both workshops and once identified expert questionnaires. The clients intellectual property pertaining to their own knowledge and observations remain their property.

Related Decision Point AI case studies

The following case studies are under construction;

Early stage dispute resolution Decision Point AI case study (divorce and personal injury)
Early advice and positioning Decision Point AI case study (class action, assessing capital reserves, likelihood of winning personal injury case)

Author: Karl Smith, Director

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Industry Essence Published a New Handbook Report on AI Accelerator Market for Venture Capitalists

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500 Startups Accel Partners AI Capital Alpine Technology Fund Amadeus Capital Partners AME Cloud Ventures Andreessen Horowitz ASGARD Balderton Capital Battery Ventures Bessemer Ventures Bloomberg Beta Bpifrance C4 Ventures Charles River VC Citi Ventures C

•Adapteva, aiCTX, AImotive, AISpeech, AlphaICs, Anaflash, Bitmain, BrainChip, Cambricon, Canaan, Cerebras, Chipintelli, Cornami, DEEP VISION, DeepScale, Eesay Tech, Enflame, Esperanto  Technologies, Eta Compute,  Flex Logix, Graphcore, GreenWaves  Technol

•Adapteva, aiCTX, AImotive, AISpeech, AlphaICs, Anaflash, Bitmain, BrainChip, Cambricon, Canaan, Cerebras, Chipintelli, Cornami, DEEP VISION, DeepScale, Eesay Tech, Enflame, Esperanto Technologies, Eta Compute, Flex Logix, Graphcore, GreenWaves Technol

Industry Essence's latest market research report states- 38% VC professionals favored AI Chipset/Hardware market for investment over other emerging technologies

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This is one of a kind market research report guide published by Industry Essence for Venture Capitalists. The report is adding a great value to multiple emerging technology Venture Capitalists”

— Kevin, Senior Growth Manager at Industry Essence

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 / — Industry Essence published a handbook on "Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerator Market Guide for Venture Capitalists: Investment Trends, Technological Insights, High-Growth Potential Markets, Promising Startups, & Forecasts 2018-2025"

Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950), an Austrian economist, economic historian & capitalist developed innovation theory of trade cycles in 1942. According to Schumpeter’s ‘Creative Destruction’ theory, creative destruction is a process in which new technologies, new products, new methods of production and distribution make old ones obsolete, forcing existing entrepreneurs to quickly adapt to a new environment or fail. Schumpeter’s theory is still appropriate in the Artificial Intelligence era. Industry has seen striking growth in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past decade. The technology isn’t completely new to us; though the term “AI” initially coined in 1955, scholars have been originating it from centuries. AI and Internet of Things (IOT) have propelled industrial revolution 4.0, which is projected to completely transform our lives. Considering major developments in the AI, Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) technologies, Industry Essence has published several technology and market research reports in the past, covering AI hardware, software, and service markets. However, after conducting over 400 primary interviews for our AI and associated technology research reports, our team identified a need to offer a comprehensive market and technological insight research report, particularly for investors. Just to be sure, we then connected with around 52 Venture Capitalists (VCs) over the globe and discussed on rapidly growing AI, ML, & DL technology markets, VCs role, investor specific market insight needs, technological research needs, and on other associated areas. From these discussions, we learn the need to work on a specific syndicate research report related to- AI accelerators/chipsets for VCs, angel investors, incubators, corporate investors, banks, investment bankers, and government agencies.

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The AI technology adoption rate was tripled globally in 2018, with one in seven companies have adopted the technology. Maturing AI technology, increasing awareness and investments, falling technology cost, and easy availability of open source APIs are motivating the enterprises to adopt the technology quickly. Chinese companies are frontrunners in terms of AI adoption rate, around 31% companies have already adopted the AI technology in some form in mainstream operations and rests are rapidly finding their ways to implement it. US ranked second with 23% AI adoption rate, followed by India, UK, France, Germany, Japan, and many others.

Considering the huge potential of AI to create a massive impact on global economies in the coming years, investors are aggressively investing in AI technology startups. In 2018, Venture Capitalists (VCs) invested around 25 Billion USD worldwide in AI technology startups. In past six years, the market has witnessed hefty million dollar investments in AI startups. AI Accelerator market offers range of attractive investment opportunities for VCs. The AI technology market can be segmented by different AI accelerators by infrastructure, technology types, chipset type, processors, by technology types, innovative AI computing, end-user industry applications, regions and countries. Industry Essence is analyzing these market segments and potential investment opportunities for VCs.

While conducting primary interviews, we came across different challenges faced by VCs and startups at different stages, our analyst team has analyzed and offered solutions and recommendations on these topics.

In this research report, we comprehensively analyze AI Accelerator market including AI network and memory segments and cloud/datacenter & on edge accelerators. The report will definitely add a great value at multiple decision points for VCs, right from primary market understanding to VC investment decisions at various funding stages in AI startups. There are more than 5000 startups worldwide, developing AI, ML, DL, and other intelligent technologies. In this report, we are analyzing entire market ecosystem, analyzing VCs (investors), Intellectual Property (IP) vendors, technology giants, startup ecosystem, IC & semiconductor companies, and end industry users.

Hey! Have you already invested in AI accelerator/chipset company/companies and looking to invest in a technology pioneer? Yes, there’s plenty of room! In past couple of years, few startups are innovating at architecture level to accelerate neural networks to next level. It includes optical computing, analog computing, Processing in Memory (PiM), and neuromorphic computing architectures. These startups are projected to disrupt the market exceptionally in the coming years, therefore VCs can go a step further and invest in these multi-billion dollar technologies. We’ve analyzed a range of promising startups working on these innovative technologies and profiled them in the report.

AI Data Center Accelerator Market is segmented on the basis of technologies- machine learning, natural language processing, vision computing, and contextual computing. Machine learning market is further sub segmented as- deep learning, supervised learning, un-supervised learning, and reinforcement learning among others.

A list of Venture Capitalists actively investing in AI & Associated Technologies
500 Startups
Accel Partners
AI Capital
Alpine Technology Fund
Amadeus Capital Partners
AME Cloud Ventures
Andreessen Horowitz
Balderton Capital
Battery Ventures
Bessemer Ventures
Bloomberg Beta
C4 Ventures
Charles River VC
Citi Ventures
Cognitive Ventures
Combient AB
Comcast Ventures
Comet labs
Data Collective
Dell Technologies Capital
Enterprise Ireland
Entrepreneur First
Ericsson Ventures
Felicis Ventures
First Round
Founder Collective
Founders Fund
GE Ventures
General Catalyst
GGV Capital
Google ventures
Horizons Ventures
IA Ventures
Intel Capital
Khosla Ventures
Kima Ventures
LDV capital
Lightspeed Venture Partners
London Co-Investment Fund
Lux Capital
M12 VC (Microsoft)
Madrona Venture Group
Mahindra Partners
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
New Enterprise Associates
Octopus Ventures
Passion Capital
Pi Ventures
Plug and Play
Qualcomm Ventures
Rakuten Ventures
Real Ventures
Robert Bosch VC
RRE Ventures
SAIC Capital
Salesforce Ventures
Samsung Ventures
SEED Capital Denmark
Sequoia Capital
Social Starts
Sunstone Capital
SV Angel
Touchstone Innovations
True Ventures
Two Sigma Ventures
Wipro Ventures
Y Combinator
Zeroth AI
Zetta Venture Partners

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Dapp Product A.I.dols Codebase Released Open-β Version, Using NFT and A.I.dol Image Generating AI

Gene.A.I dols

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An entertainment to create your own A.I.dol and become a talent producer with leading-edge technologies

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, June 14, 2019 / — Gene A.I.dols Co., Ltd. (Headquarters : Tokyo, CEO Takuya Obata) is pleased to announce the release of A.I.dols Codebase β version which enables users to create their own and totally original A.I.dol with the use of AI image generation together with AI speech synthesis. Created A.I.dol will be tokenized on the blockchain and owned or traded by the users, not by management server. Token economy platform offered by ICOVO AG (Headquarters : Zug-Switzerland, CEO Akihiro Yamase) is used for tokenization. A.I.dols Codebase is the very first project of the platform.

Open β-Test version launched on June 2nd, 2019 is already open to public on Ethereum network (test net). It will be provided free of charge (https:// Upon open β-Test completion, it will immediately start its official operation. Ethereum (ETH) and OVO (ICOVO’s Token) are to be used in the official version.
Variety of functions are implemented in the β version such as ‘’Code generator’’ to create real-looking A.I.dol image, ‘’Fusion’’ to cross A.I.dol pairs to create a brand-new A.I.dol, ‘’Rosetta center’’ to transfer and support crossing of A.I.dol and ‘’Link spot’’ etc… .

We are gradually updating exciting technology functions in the near future. To be more specific, original voice and speaking lines for each A.I.dols in autumn, body part in winter and dialogue function next year. Gene.A.I.dol is a technology company with its mission to realize commercialization of latest technology. According to the progress of basic research, we will update its service sequentially.
AI startup DataGrid Inc.(Headquarters : Kyoto, CEO Yuuki Okada) and Blockchain startup ICOVO AG will be in charge of the basic technologies in the project. Gene A.I.dols project is a joint project of these companies

A.I.dols Codebase is the first product but only the very first step of the magnificent concept of Gene A.I.dols project. Gene A.I.dols project aims to realize users to experience being a talent manager and make their original A.I.dol debut in the real show business. We plan to construct a world view of real A.I.dol activity. They sing original songs by forming a band, post videos on websites as VTuber, and perform on show stages. You will also see utilization of leading-edge technology such as VR/AR.

For the second step, A.I.dol nurturing simulation game "Rosetta Stage(tentative)" is also coming up soon. Making the most of tokenized A.I.dols, it will cross the boundary of blockchain world and will be ‘’imported’’ to the world of game. Unawareness of blockchain knowledge, players at Rosetta Stage could scout and nurture ‘’imported’’ A.I.dols. They could also sign up their A.I.dol for ‘’Audition’’ planned at certain period of time. Survived A.I.dols from ‘’Audition’’ receive the ticket to debut in the real show business. Both A.I.dol owner and producer are rewarded
for their success.

We tackle to support users become talent producers by managing A.I.dol on a light-hearted small business level and continue to offer an entertainment service that goes beyond game frameworks.We believe not only blockchain engineers but also general game players and A.I.dol talent lovers could enjoy the game.

Click below to experience the released A.I.dols Codebase β version which is offered to anyone for free.

<Gene A.I.dols Project>
Gene A.I.dols
CEO Takuya Obata
Risona Kudan Building, 1-5-6, Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

<What is OVO> ERC20/ERC223-compliant tokens issued by ICOVO
<What is ETH> Ethereum's Native Token. A type of crypto asset.
<What is NFT> Non-Fungible Token. A special type of crypto asset which represents different values.

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Blockchain Insight
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Source: EIN Presswire