Stream Energy Has Harnessed Name Recognition

When Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston, Texas, dumping more than 4 feet of rain in many Houston neighborhoods, businesses across the United States were forced to look on powerlessly as their fellow Americans lost their homes, cherished pets, and some even lost their lives to the storm.

One of the first businesses to respond in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey was Dallas, Texas, based Stream Energy which moved in quickly to help fund the recovery and alleviate some of the financial strain for many of their customers in the area.

At Stream Energy, philanthropy has become ingrained into the corporate DNA, with the launch of Stream Cares, the company’s charitable foundation. This will serve as the formal organization for the many philanthropic efforts in Texas and across the United States, which the company has already been heavily involved with for more than a decade.

With their work on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Stream Energy, prove itself to be a pillar of the Dallas business community with the aid the company provided serving as the perfect model of how corporations in Dallas have been able to leverage their philanthropic efforts into brand recognition. For companies, creating a separate philanthropic organization may be a relatively new concept, but it offers several advantages. The most obvious advantage being the assistance they provide to the community. In addition to the aid they provide to the community, companies can earn name recognition and potential brand loyalty from the public.

Stream Energy and their associates are very concerned with the homeless population. The company and their employees are tracking the number of homeless persons in Dallas, finding a 24 percent rise from previous totals. The company is helping to combat this shocking trend by partnering with Hope Supply Company, a charity based in Dallas which provides diapers, clothes, and many other supplies for homeless children.

In addition to their support for Hope Supply, the company was also involved in providing aid to victims of the tornadoes that struck North Texas the day after Christmas and 2016. The company along with its employees leaped into action, raising thousands of dollars to aid victims. With the creation of Stream Cares the company will now get the recognition it deserves for their efforts.

https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/streamenergy/press-releases

Shervin Pishevar Goes on “Bizarre” Tweet Storm

Shervin Pishevar, well-known as an early investor in Uber, recently went on a tweet storm that lasted a full 21 hours. Known as a man of many words, has remained quiet lately until his recent, and some say bizarre, tweet marathon. In December of last year, Shervin Pishevar announced he was resigning from Sherpa Capital.

 

When the markets suffered a sudden drop back in February, Pishevar tweeted out 50 points as to why he believes U.S. markets will drop 6,000 points over the course of the year. He also predicted that bitcoin will drop to between $2,000-$5,000. He also talked about SpaceX and immigration laws.

Shervin Pishevar started by tweeting that he would explain in detail why he expects markets to drop by 6,000 points. However, after the initial tweet, he started tweeting about how the death Silicon Valley is on the horizon. Afterward, he moved on to explain that his opponents are “out to get him,” and that he will not allow them to drag the success of Sherpa Capital through the mud. On the flip side, he did outline some predictions for the U.S. economy. Here are some of the quotes from Shervin Pishevar.

 

“The markets will see a ripple effect with strong volatility in bonds.”

“The bitcoin crash will continue.”

“The stranglehold California has on tech and innovation is at an end.”

“The U.S. is poised to lose China and other countries, specifically in infrastructure.”

“The biggest companies will continue to have the power as startups in the U.S. fall.”

 

He also believes that volatility indexes and managed funds are primed for failure. He also went on to explain how the U.S. economy and global economy are separate entities and how the U.S. economy’s “isolation” makes it impossible to sustain any upward trends. He also tweeted that Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are now monopolies.

 

http://thisweekinstartups.com/shervin-pishevar-on-this-week-in-startups-212/

https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright/j-william-fulbright-foreign-scholarship-board-ffsb/ffsb-members/shervin

The Female Powerhouse Guiding the Music and Tech of TIDAL

Desiree Perez is the female powerhouse guarding the expansions of the streaming service TIDAL. The COO at TIDAL made the deal between TIDAL and Sprint for $200 million in exchange for Sprint having 33% of title. TIDALstreaming services is now available to 45 million Sprint customers.

Desiree Perez has managed -through this deal- to assist Jay-Z in promoting and selling his album 4:44 through the TIDAL streaming service. Their combined promotional efforts put 4:44 at number two on the Billboard 200. Paris set up special exclusives for TIDAL streamers. One of those special exclusives is for Jay-Z’s upcoming tour after they made a $200 million tour deal with live nation.

These advancements by Desiree Perez have created more growth for TIDAL streaming services. They have also helped TIDAL to expand. Richard Sanders is set to join on at TIDAL as the new CEO. Richard Sanders formally was a senior executive at Sony music and Kobalt. It was announced last August that he is going to be joining the title team.

Being the strong business woman that she is, Desiree Perez sees all of these advancements as excellent progress on her part for the streaming service. She will likely continue to be one of the few female power houses in the music streaming business. Maybe through her success she will inspire more women to work in the music streaming industry. Music enthusiasts can expect to see great things coming from TIDAL thanks to Perez. It’s likely the future of music and tech will see a great deal more of Desiree Perez in the future too.