We are living in increasingly technological times. The leap that technology has taken even over just the last decade is something to behold. At the forefront of this burgeoning tech revolution is the field of smart technology. Smart technology promises to make life simpler while allowing us to pursue the things that we live. Jason Hope, a donor to the SENS Foundation and the founder of JAWA, has been pushing the concept of smart technology to new limits. Under the umbrella term of the ‘Internet of Things’, Hope has become a staunch advocate for embracing this new technology
The Internet of Things is a massive term that seeks to encapsulate an industry that is promising to change the world. The Internet of Things, as described by Jason Hope, refers to all of the different ways that technology will work toward automating our lives. From public transit to in-home entertainment and security, the Internet of Things is primed to make a fundamental impact on the day-to-day lives of people everywhere. According to Jason Hope, the Internet of Things is eventually going to turn into one of the most important industries in the entire world. For that reason, Hope strongly advocates for companies to start development now rather than be left behind in the future.
Jason Hope is more than just an advocate for the Internet of Things. In fact, Hope identifies as a futurist and the work that he has done throughout his career embodies that fact. Hope believes that technology can solve problems in a way that people aren’t truly giving it credit for. For that reason, Hope has been an active donor to the SENS Research Foundation. The SENS Research Foundation is an anti-aging clinic based out of California. The goal of the SENS Research Foundation is to find solutions to the most common problems related to aging. Hope donated more than $500,000 to the non-profit facility in order to help in their research into arteriosclerosis, otherwise known as the hardening of our arteries as we age. Hope doesn’t believe that aging with grace is impossible. In fact, Hope believes that we can change the way we age forever.
San Francisco Bay area based private equity outfit HGGC has recently announced the fact that it has come to an agreement to acquire management solutions and patent risk company RPX Corporation. The purchase price for this major acquisition comes in at $10.50 per share of RPX or a total of around $555 million. As a part of this massive deal, RPX Corporation has received advisory and financial advice from GCA Advisors. For its part in this deal, HGGC’s team has received advisory services from Jeffries LLC as well as Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. This deal was initially announced on the 1st of May in 2018.
Shelby Bonnie is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at RPX Corporation and she has emphasized how excited she is to be able to be a part of this massive new deal. The Board of Directors at RPX has considered a number of options in the arena of capital structure and financial alternatives and have determined that this deal is the best way to serve the interests of the firm’s shareholders. TheBoard of Directors at RPX goes into this move with HGGC with full confidence that it is the right one and will bring immediate value to the company’s shareholders.
RPX CEO and President Marty Roberts have mirrored the sentiment of Shelby Bonnie and the Board of Directors in emphasizing that this new partnership is an ideal way to help his company toward its next major phase of growth. The financial support that RPX will attain from being involved with this transaction is highly valuable and helps the company toward achieving its prospects on a long-term basis.
HGGC co-founderand Chief Executive Officer Richard Lawson have made it clear that the entire HGGC team is a major believer in the work that is being done by RPX. It will the HGGC’s goal to ensure that RPX’s clients continue to be served in a manner that focuses squarely on their best overall interests. With this major deal now scheduled to go through, the future continues to look bright for both of these exciting firms.
Stream Energy has been based in Dallas, Texas ever since it was founded and has since become an integral part of the community. Over the past few years, however, both Dallas and the rest of Texas have been hit by a number of natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey, for instance, dropped a reported 56 inches of rain across Houston neighborhoods over a few days. It also wreaked havoc across the rest of Texas, destroying countless homes and businesses. Over the past decade or so, Stream Energy has helped give back to the community through a variety of philanthropic efforts.
Now the company has established Stream Cares, a non-profit aimed at formalizing Stream’s charitable efforts in the state. Corporate philanthropy has always been a part of Stream’s DNA; as such, the company has always prided itself on giving back to the community. The company has been partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross for a few years and helped with a variety of grassroots efforts across the state. The way that Stream Energy is set up is somewhat unique; instead of full-time employees, the company has a base of independent local contractors who are in touch with the local community.
These distributors are the impetus for many of Stream Energy’s philanthropic efforts. One of the most notable of these was homelessness in Texas. Because of that, the company partnered with Home Supply Co. to provide avariety of supplies and financial support to homeless children in the area. They also arranged for 1,000 homeless children to have a day out at a waterpark. For many of the children, this was the first time they had been to such an event.
Stream Energy has also been helping military veterans in the area, providing bothmoral and financial supportto those in the area. On top of providing that, the company also arranged a special lunch for military veterans last December; the meal consisted of ribs, burgers, steaks and more in a well known Texas restaurant. Stream Energy also provided the transport for the veterans and their families too and from the event.