Renovia Inc.’s Startup Mastermind

Marc Beer is a successful business man who has more than 25 years of experience with the development of pharmaceuticals, devices, and diagnostics for the public. Marc has been a CEO at a number of major corporations all in the market of his expertise. In 2000, one of the first companies he worked with known as ViaCell, where he became the founding CEO. ViaCell is most famously known for the development of umbilical cord blood stem cells. While being the CEO over the course of 7 years he helped the company grow drastically to having more than 300 employees. Marc Beer has had a line of success through his business ventures, but his next mentioned ended without as much success. He is most known for being the CEO Aegerion Pharmaceuticals. While he was the CEO he helped develop a product known as Juxtapid that was used to treat a rare high cholesterol disorder. Though he has a lot of high points in his career he did have a setback with his description of the product. The setback revolved around an incident where Marc Beer was accused by the FDA for giving false hope that Juxtapid can successfully treat heart conditions. The company was eventually ordered to pay $40 million for improper marketing of Juxtapid and they were then bought by a Canadian Biotech Company known as Novelion Therapeutics. Renovia Inc. was founded by both Marc Beer and Ramon Iglesias, MD, and Yolanda Lorié in 2016. Renovia Inc., based in Boston, has now raised $42 million for pelvic floor disorders greatly raising awareness and relief for women who have dealt with the issue. The startup is currently working on releasing different therapeutic and diagnostic products for a pelvic floor disorders that effect millions of women worldwide like urinary incontinence. Moreover, the first product they released known as Leva had been FDA approved since April 2018. This is very promising for investors like the investing firm known as The Longwood Fund which mainly focuses on investing in new healthcare products and research. They money invested will go towards developing new products and a newer version of Leva. Their whole goal is to make pelvic floor disorder products cheaper to continue to help all women who suffer from the issue. This is a story that is very redeeming and can show the world that one small mistake no matter purposeful or not can still lead to good. With these recent announcements over 250 million women worldwide will now have the help from products like Leva and future products that are currently being developed for other pelvic floor disorders. Learn more : https://www.slideshare.net/MarcBeer

Why Wes Edens is an extraordinaire investor

Wes Edens is undeniably one of the wisest investors in the modern world. The business administration/finance graduate has made one of the best moves in the investment realm. His journey in the dynamic world of investment gives the correct impression that he is not only a visionary investor but also a smart risk taker.


Wes Edens commonly referred, as Wes is a co-founder of an investment group- Fortress Investment Group. The company has revolutionized the investment market in many ways and it is currently one of the most efficient companies in investment management. Through the leadership of Eden, the company has been able to diversify the company operations to lucrative capital markets, mergers of companies and acquisitions. As part of the company’s philosophy, Eden has been an integral part of helping the company to direct a huge amount of investment worth ($43 billion) and earn trust to (more than 1,750) investors. Together with Nardone, the company has continued to be the pacesetter in matters of efficiency and profitability.

Apart from being a big investor in the financial market, Wes Edens has over the years spread wings to venture into over business. The most coveted (by mainstream media) venture in the recent past is Brightline train. The train, which is the first one of its nature to be under private ownership, is the solution to the uneconomic traffic jams experienced in the major USA cities. The train system apart from solving the economic issues caused by the traffic jams gives people using the extra services such as comfort and connectivity (Wi-Fi). This mind-blowing investment is not only timely but also smart.

In the recent few months, Wes Edens has held talks with Aston Villa management for purchasing the football club. The English football, just like other modern sports needs finances to be competitive. According to statistics, the club has potential but the lack of finances has made it less competitive. With an injection of finances, there is assurance of better performance. Eden knows that and the agreement with Nassef Sawiris was probably the best decision in the recent investment to the English football.

OSI Food Solutions: Part of OSI Group

Food Solution companies are worldwide. People don’t understand the span that these companies have and how much modern society depends on them. These are the companies that control most of the world’s food resources and distribution. While some are busy abusing their power, others are trying to make things better.

The most advanced food solutions companies are in Europe. Thanks to all the environmental risk management that’s mandatory in Europe, those companies are more conscious about what they do to the environment. In other countries, some companies only care about profits and don’t care if they destroy the world.

There’s an organization in the UK that monitors and rewards companies that show the most effort to manage their impact on the environment. The British Safety Council audits and awards food solutions firms based on their risk management performance. Companies with the highest scores are honored at a ceremonial luncheon.

In 2016, OSI Food Solutions was awarded the Globe of Honor Award for their risk management performance. The British Safety Council uses a star-based system that rates firms based on their environmental consciousness. Companies with higher scores win awards at the luncheon.

The year that OSI Group won the Globe of Honor Award, the luncheon was held at Drapers’ Hall in London. At that luncheon, speakers from the British Safety Council, their partners, and present companies spoke about the importance of environmental risk management strategies. Many of the speakers also acknowledged OSI Food Solutions’ spectacular performance.

Aside from OSI’s victory, 18 other firms won awards, but OSI was the center of attention. Everyone talked about how OSI Group put the environment first and didn’t care about profits until after they made sure their products were safe, healthy, and didn’t harm the environment.

Considering what industry they’re in, it was a well-deserved award. Not too many companies put anything above profit. Also, people discouraged others from downplaying OSI’s work. OSI Group decided to jump head first instead of waiting for the government to catch up.

Their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/osi-industries