Livio Bisterzo’s Hippeas Receive a Boost from Leonardo DiCaprio

Green Park Brands Inc. received investments from Leonardo DiCaprio and a Chicago-based private equity firm in the second quarter of 2017. Green Park Brands was founded in 2015 by entrepreneur Livio Bisterzo. The brand has been the talk of the town lately because of its organic chickpea snack, Hippeas. Although Bisterzo refrained from disclosing the amount his two latest partners brought, he says that (at present) his company has raised $2.5 million.

Hippeas is barely a year old, and the company has generated over $2.5 million in wholesale revenues. The future is bright for the new product as Bisterzo estimates that the product will generate over $11 million in wholesale sales this year. Bisterzo entrepreneurship experiences obtained from his two previous startups, Kyoku and Little Miracles, are likely to play a crucial role in the success of Hippeas.

Presently, Hippeas snacks are available in many stores across America. For example, Hippeas are retailed at Albertsons, Vons, and Starbucks. Plans are underway to avail the product in Kroger Co. and Target stores as the year comes to an end. Surprisingly, Hippeas is also available in the United Kingdom. Bisterzo being a forward-thinking entrepreneur has already established a Hippeas office in the UK to help expand his target market beyond the U.S.

All factors considered, Hippeas came to market on time. According to Rogue Thought Consulting report prepared for Packaged Facts, sales of snacks such as Hippeas grew by 7% in 2016; revenues from snacks rose to $1.1 billion last year from $1.03 billion in 2015. Snacks specially made from chickpeas experienced an exponential growth estimated to be over 153%. Norman Deschamps, the owner of the Canadian research firm Rogue Thought Consulting, says that the category of snacks made from chickpeas is competitive. However, he highlights that big brands failed to join the market in time leaving players such as Green Park Brands to have a chance of dominating the market. Hippeas is a promising product that will either dominate the market or be bought by a major snack manufacturing company.

Bisterzo is an American of Italian descent. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.

Eli Greshkovitch and the Community-oriented Steamworks Brewery

Business owner Eli Greshkovitch has been working in the business of craft beer for a few decades now. Over the course of his career, he has seen the ups and downs of the industry, and he is positive that the current times are the most profitable and prosperous for craft beer businesses.


Mr. Eli Greshkovitch stablished Steamworks Brewery in an old building and called the company after the antique brewer working on steam that was left behind in the building. That same piece of machinery produced the first craft beer of the business back when Steamworks Brewery was but a local pub brewery ( Eli Greshkovitch ) is the CEO of the company which is above all a community.


Steamworks Brewery is not your regular beer producer. It is far different from corporate beer brands in the fact that Steamworks Brewery values communities above all and sees art in the way craft beer is produced and drank by clients. That has a lot to do with the success of Steamworks Brewery according to Eli Greshkovitch . Back in the day, Mr. Eli Greshkovitch was focused on what he had at the moment instead of rapidly looking for business expansion. When the opportunities came, however, he contemplated them and the community of Ontario, where the company is based, encouraged Mr. Eli Greshkovitch to persevere and often donated money so that the business could take on the opportunity.


Mr. Eli Greshkovitch is quite different compared to some other business people (OttawaCitizen). His demeanor is calm and joyful, and business suits are not his regular attire. Mr. Eli Greshkovitch likes to work in the business and not only operate it from his office. He regularly spends time where the beer is produced and work alongside his employees.


At the same time, Mr. Eli Greshkovitch has a sharp mind, and he has become quite analytical of the business after decades of working in it. Mr. Eli Greshkovitch aims to revolutionize craft beer brewery in Canada. The Steamworks Brewery is one of the top companies in the art in Ontario. The Canadian province is the most preferred for such businesses in the whole Cntry.

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Why Edisoft is the Best solution for Warehouse Automation

Time taken to deliver goods have been solely relied upon while determining the performance of a delivery department or a logistics company. However, emergency and advancement of technology have proved that using time only as the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is not effective. In fact, it has become a thing of the past. The companies that have embraced technology have benefited from the move.


Technology has widened the scope of the factors that affect the performance of delivery and shipping companies either directly or indirectly ( Big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and use of GPS among other technologies have been proven effective in determining the performance of a logistic or delivery company.


However, not all companies have the ability to incorporate these techniques; this gives rise to third-party companies that provide all services that help to determine the performance of a company. Edisoft is among the company offering reliable solutions to the problem.


About Edisoft


A good Electronic Data Interchange Channel (EDI) is required to improve the efficiency and fulfillment in the logistics and delivery industry. Edisoft is one of the world’s most successful EDI service provider. The company was founded in the year 1995. Since then, it has worked with thousands of businesses and organizations to ensure that they track their goods and transfer business documents with easily.


Edisoft Company Products


The company has some products among them being Merchant Quickpak designed to assist in picking, packing and printing in the warehouse. Merchant Quickpak can be used with a handheld barcode scanner (Bloomberg). Since the product makes work easier, it ensures that there is an increase in staff productivity and raises the level of efficiency among other benefits.


The Merchant Quickpak software also helps in the integration of the warehouse ensuring that all the goods entering or leaving the warehouse are updated on the ERP.


For people or business looking forward to improving the performance of the supply chain and ensure everything is in control, consulting or adopting the Edisoft technology can be a great move. It helps one to be updated and have all the relevant data required to know the state of the supply chain.

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Avaaz Brings Activism Into The Homes Of People Across The Planet

The Internet has changed the way people across the planet live their lives, whether in the way we receive our news or how we look to learn about the campaigns and causes that affect the lives of people in far flung regions of the world. The Avaaz group has become one of the world’s leading activism organizations with its basis in the Online realm that has been developed to allow a global group of members to influence the political and human rights landscape across the planet; Avaaz has achieved much after only being established in year 2007 and has allowed Online membership to grow from a grassroots campaigning group to have more than 44 million members globally.

The founding members of Avaaz come from a range of different backgrounds, and include a former U.S. Congressman, a British academic, and an Australian entrepreneur. The global outlook of Avaaz is reflected in the name of the group that has been translated into a number of languages, including Persian to provide English translations meaning either voice or song as the organization is hoping to develop a voice for those who are in need of their assistance.

Despite only having a short history, Avaaz has become one of the most successful human rights and social justice campaigning groups on the planet with a focus on petitions and email campaigns; respected news media, such as “The Guardian” have praised Avaaz for allowing people from different areas to learn about the problems of people due to poverty and human rights abuses taking place in many supposedly democratic countries. Avaaz has also become a key player in the protection of the environment as members have chosen to fight to combat the rise of plastics in the oceans that are on course to outnumber fish by the year 2050.

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Honey Birdette spreads love with UK retail store boost and US e-commerce

Australia’s first sensuality boutique Honey Birdette has ushered in the United States e-commerce site. After achieving an almost quadruple increase in US online sales this past year Honey Birdette made headway for the US site. According to the lingerie brand founder Eloise Monaghan the US e-commerce site will “enhance the consumers’ experience”, the site will offer US customers express delivery, and free express delivery for orders over $100 and a wider selection of products offered by Honey Birdette. With such an accelerated growth in the US market, Honey Birdette has its sight set on rolling out retail stores there as well as the United Kingdom.

The lingerie brand announces plans to boost its three United Kingdom retail stores to 40 by the end of 2018. Honey Birdette is rapidly growing only a year removed from opening its first three stores outside of Australia, with its first being in London’s Convent Garden. Honey Birdette shared the news of the first ten of the 40 being opened in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, and Westfield Stratford, and extended plans to open retail stores across Europe

Australian lingerie brand Honey Birdette was founded in Brisbane in 2006 and currently has 55 stores in Australia. The brand is beginning to reach out as wide as its collection of stellar lingerie, latex, and toys. With the backing of investment company BBRC, the growth of the lingerie brand is sustainable and by the end of 2018 will have about 100 stores. Honey Birdette is making all the right moves to energize and sustain happy customers.

Madison Street Capital Does it Again: Announced as the Finalist of the 15th Annual M & A Advisor Awards

Madison Street Capital has once again been named for the prestigious M & A awards for 2016. Formed in the year 2002, the M & A Advisor awards has been setting standards for excellence and are widely held with respect in the financial industry. The awards recognize the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals in the industry.

Madison Street Capital, the Chicago-based International Investment banking firm is a prominent headliner of the awards this year being featured and chosen for two major awards. The company has been nominated for the Investment Banking Firm of the year and the International and Industrialists deals of the year (under $100 million).

The nominations for the second award came with Madison Street Capital’s crucial role in helping Dowco with the acquisition of Acuna and Associados which was a complex cross-border deal was involving multiple elements. The deal was overlooked by Karl D’Cunha, the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital. Charles Botchway who happens to be the founder and the CEO of the global investment banking firm was pleased with the announcement of the news and explained his company’s long-term role in assisting clients over different time zones to ensure growth and success.

About Madison Street Capital

Founded in 2005, the company has earned itself a position as the leading International Investments Banking firm in the financial industry. The firm provides a wide range of financial services to its clients like corporate financial advisory services, mergers and acquisition expertise, independent valuation services to its clients and privately held businesses and also acting as their financial advisers. Other services of the firm include providing debt refinancing, secured lending facilities, operational lending and dealing with mezzanine and term loans as part of its boutique banking services. Madison has also been involved in the successful transition of a variety of deals through the years including licensing agreements, credit facilitating and equity investments of more than 50 companies.

The firm aims at achieving global outreach and has offices all over North America, Africa, Asia and Europe offering financial advisory services to public and private businesses in mergers and acquisitions (M & A) advisory as well as providing corporate governance to domestic and international clients. Madison Street Capital views emerging markets as opportunities driving the global growth of clients and chooses to focus on these markets. This move has earned the firm the trust of its clients scattered all across the globe through its unwavering dedication in providing services adhering to highest professional standards.

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