According to Forbe’s, Whitney Wolfe Herd, the twenty-nine-year-old founder of Bumble dating app has attained more than a $230 million fortune. They predict she will soon join the ranks of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. The new apps offer users the chance to swipe right and find their true love, a unique employment opportunity, or a new friend.
Wolfe Herd began her dating app career with Tinder which was founded in 2012. She left the company after struggles with her ex-boyfriend and co-founder, Justin Mateen with no intentions of returning to the online dating scene. She originally intended to pursue an online social platform for women.
Pitching her ideas for the new social space to Andrey Andreev, a Russian billionaire, he felt it more practical for Whitney Wolfe Herd to stay with her area of expertise and look into a new dating app. This suggestion is what prompted Herd to begin thinking about Bumble.
Bumble puts women in control of the dating process much like the symbolic idea of the Sadie Hawkins dance. They have taken the concept of the dance and hardwired it into a product. By tapping into Andreev’s systems and software, Whitney Wolfe Herd created Bumble which launched in December of 2014 and within months was a 100,000 download success.
By 2016, Whitney Wolfe Herd was ready to launch her next app, BFF. This app is designed for women who are looking to find friends, not someone to date. Following the success of BFF came the app Bizz where women are able to search out new career opportunities, which led the company to host pop-up meetings all targeting career women across the country.
Legal troubles began for Bumble when Match Group attempted to purchase them in 2017. This purchase attempt brought about the filing of lawsuits on both sides, however; Bumble continues to grow with more than five million users. Whitney Wolfe Herd’s response, when asked about the ongoing legal battles, is she is just to busy building the business to feel any resentment towards anything or anyone. Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War
GreenSky Credit is one of the most astonishing success stories to have come out of the fintech space over the last few years. The company is only 13 years old. But in that brief existence, it has gone from a self-financed startup and onto become one of the most prominent companies in the world of fintech.
When everyone wins, business is good
The enormous success of GreenSky is attributable to its founder, David Zalik, and his level-headed yet totally innovative vision for how to create tremendous value through the use of loans. In the early 2000s, Zalik was working with a number of home improvement companies throughout the United States. He quickly realized that many of these companies were losing a tremendous amount of business due to retail home improvement customers simply not having the necessary funds to follow through on their desired projects. Zalik watched as homeowner after homeowner was rebuffed by the steep costs involved in completing their home renovation projects. The problem was that most of these customers simply didn’t have a feel for how much the total cost of a home renovation would actually turn out to be.
Zalik saw a golden opportunity. With his knowledge of the lending industry, real estate and banking, he saw that there was a huge opening for anyone who could create instant point-of-sale bridge financing for retail customers. He also realized that because the majority of the people coming into these home remodeling companies seeking to do renovations were very well off that they were likely to all be in the prime borrower category. Zalik knew that it would not be a hard sell to get banks to line up in order to extend these borrowers loans through GreenSky.
And the final piece of the GreenSky success puzzle was the fact that, at the end of the day, the loan principal amount would almost invariably be going towards a value-creating transaction. That’s because for high-end homeowners, almost all of the renovations that they were carrying out would end up adding more to their home’s value than the final cost of the projects.
Steve Ritchie, Papa John’s New CEO has thought of ways to be more in touch with his employees and customers. One way of doing it, is traveling the country exploring new ways Papa John’s can improve. So, Steve Ritchie has visited lots of states and franchises within the U.S to see how the stores are doing and speaking face to face with the members and the costumers. Steve Believes that in order to figure out what is going on with the company, he needs to talk face to face with employees. Steve also wants to find new ways to improve Papa John’s. Ritchie states, “without them, Papa John’s doesn’t exist”. Steve also talked to costumers and people that came in to the store. He listened to what they had to say and although it was difficult, he agreed for the most part. Steve stated that “Although it was difficult, it was good to hear from their point of view”.
Steve Ritchie, believes that moving forward Papa john’s would strive better and stronger as a company. Steve also believes that he can make Papa John’s into more of a community rather than just a business. According to Wikipedia, he recognizes that Papa John’s should be bigger than one person. He believes that it always has been more than a business, and that no matter where you work in papa johns you ultimately are the face of the company.
Steve Ritchie Papa John’s signs off by saying that they will continue to listen and within listening they will continue to grow and be better as a company. Steve also understands that feedback is important and to understand it rather than disregard it. Even when the feedback is not good, Steve states to learn from it, and improve the mistakes you’ve made. He believes that with all this information, Steve Ritchie can build a better company for the costumers and team members. Go to salary.com for more info about Papa John’s employees’ salary.
Everything Is Love was released on June 16 of this year by Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce. The duo worked on this album together to show off their work as a couple, which has been met which a variety of different criticisms, including praise. OG Juan Perez and his wife Desire were shouted on in Jay-Z’s album in the song, Real Friends. Along with shouting out friends, the album also had some shout outs for enemies or past friends in the music industry as well. OG Juan was also given recognition by the Carters for Roc Nation for all his work and dedication over the years as part of the team and as a friend.
In the past, OG Juan and Jay-Z have worked on many different business projects, including the 40/40 club and the Roc-la-Familia record label. In the end, their new record label didn’t turn into much, but it didn’t open the path to other business opportunities that were successful. Today, OG Juan is the president of Roc Nation Sports and is in collaboration with Jay-Z on the project. OG Juan’s wife, Desiree currently operates at Roc Nation as Chief Operational Officer. Desire has proved an important part of the team as well, closing out some big deal for the company over the years, including the contracts with Hova, Tidal, and Live Nation.
Desire was also in negotiations for the Spring investment that amounted to more than 200 million dollars. Accord to reports in the media, OG Juan celebrated his 50th birthday with Jay-Z over memorial weekend and the two raked in a bill of more than 100 thousand dollars throughout the night. For the past couple of decades and still to this day, everyone from within the Roc-a-Fella family records and from the studios back in 1996 has stayed close friends that support each other in all aspects of their lives.