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Recurring Payments with Crypocurrencies with Monarch Pay's Robert "Crypto" Beadles

Silicon Valley Insider - 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo has guest Robert Beadles aka "Crypto Beadles) talks about his company Monarch Pay. Monarch Pay along with the Monarch Wallet allows merchants to set up a recurring payments from their customers who want to pay in cryptocurrencies. 

"Crypto Beadles" is a serial entrepreneur with a long history in the bitcoin / blockchain ecosystem.

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Joy Ajlouny, Founder of Fetchr: Two Suitcases and a Plane Ticket to Dubai

Silicon Valley Insider - 9/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo has special guest Joy Ajlouny founder and former CMO of Fetchr the largest e-commerce platform in the middle east.

Joy discusses her personal journey of becoming a serial entrepreneur and how her 6 year journey to the middle east started with literally two suitcases and a plane ticket to Dubai. Fetchr became a shipping, logistics and package delivery company.

On this week's Cyber-Tip, Keith goes into detail on how Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter could have his own Twitter account hacked and how you can prevent it.

On the Pivot, Joy discusses how her career pivots shaped her into the person she is today and what's in store for her next.

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Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Venture Partner at Tribe on Technology Adoption by Governments at Tribe Demo Day

Silicon Valley Insider - 8/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo is a guest at the Tribe Accelerator's last stop during their global tour. After visits in Singapore, Shanghai and Seoul. Tribe wraps up at the Orange Silicon Valley Offices in San Francisco, California! The SF demo day features all the companies  in Tribe's first batch.

Tribe is the world's first government backed blockchain accelerator and the Singaporean government is serious about advancing blockchain as a technology.

Keith's guests are: 

  • Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Venture Partner for Tribe
  • Ming Ng, Managing Partner of Tribe

On the Pivot, Keith and Tiffany discuss who organizations like governments will continue to drive adoption of blockchain technologies.

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Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Thought Leader on Cross-Border Investments | Venture Partner at Tribe

Silicon Valley Insider - 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo has returning guest Tiffany Xingyu Wang a thought-leader in public and private sector partnerships and cross-border investments.

Tiffany discusses the importance of the proper relationship between the public and private sectors and how these organizations can successfully work together to support government sponsored infrastructure projects to achieve maximum results for their constituents.

Tribe is the world's first government backed blockchain accelerator and the Singaporean government is serious about advancing blockchain as a technology.

On the Pivot, Keith and Tiffany discuss how governments can adopt "lean-start up" methodologies to rapidly iterate.

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Open Innovation 10.0 with Kris Fitzgerald, CTO NTT Data

Silicon Valley Insider - 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo has very special returning guest Kris Fitzgerald, Chief Technology Officer of NTT Data to discuss this year's 10th annual NTT Data Open Innovation 10.0 (OIC10) contest.

NTT Data invites startup businesses around the globe to submit ideas for new technologies that can make the world a better place.

Worldwide, regional contests will be held in 15 cities across 13 countries, where 1-2 winner(s) in different business challenges will be chosen. In North America, regional competitions will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Oct. 29, Boston on Nov. 8 and San Francisco on Nov. 21, 2019. In India, a contest event will be hosted in Bangalore on September 9, 2019

 NTT DATA is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a team of more than 50,000 professionals worldwide and is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global IT services provider with 118,000+ employees in more than 50 countries. The company excels in blending IT and business expertise with decades of industry know-how

 

 

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Money Show San Francisco Live!

Silicon Valley Insider - 8/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo is doing a live show from the floor of the MoneyShow San Francisco 2019 at the San Francisco Hilton - Union Square.

Keith's guests are: 

  •  Daniel M. Gramza, President of DMG Advisors, LLC -Daniel was a speaker at the Money Show and discussions the promise of blockchain as a technology. Keith and Dan also talk about a diamond backed stable coin.
  • Jean Anne Booth, CEO of Unali Wear a company supporting independence in underserved communities (such as elder care and those that are differently abled) through a wearable device.
  • Dr. Jack Jacobs, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zhittya a Pre-IPO medical technology company that has discovered a method to grow blood cells.
  • Teresa Grobecker, CEO of ReConsortia and Equity Partner at U.S. Capital Global and investment bank headquartered in SF. Reconsortia is backed by the NAR and is transforming how Real Estate Transactions get done.
  • Lauren Levi of Robbins Arroyo,  a law firm that helps individuals recoup investment losses due to fraud.
  • John  Dobosz, Editor at Forbes - John talks about investments and puts
  • Bob Bergman of Robert P. Bergman Attorney at Law - Bob is the host of "Plan your Estate Radio" on KDOW 1220AM which airs right after Silicon Valley Insider. Bob has Keith on his guest immediately after the show.

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Encore: Hugh Molotsi - Author of The Intrapreneur's Journey | CEO of Ujama | Former VP of Innovation - Intuit

Silicon Valley Insider - 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

This Week's Silicon Valley Insider is an encore presentation with Hugh Molotsi, CEO of Ujama on  being an "Intrapreneur". Scroll down to find out how to apply for this year's NTT Data Open Invitation Contest 10.0.

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo's special guest is Hugh Molotsi - Co-author of The Intrapreneur's Journey, CEO of Ujama & Former VP of Innovation and at Intuit and Intuit Fellow. First winner of the Intuit Founder's Award.

Learn about Hugh's incredible 22 year journey at Intuit touching virtually very major product that exists today and inventing Intuit's payments platform. Hugh discusses the concept of an "Intrapreneur" vs an Enterpreneur. How there are often untapped ideas and talent already within your organization and how organizations usually overlook the potential. Hugh's book the "Intrapereur's Journey" is the first book under Eric Ries author of the "Lean Startup" book and creator of the "Lean Startup Method" and gives an actionable template using the "Intrapreneur's Empowerment Model".

Hugh also discusses that even though a life-long technology innovator, writing a book came with its own unique challenges and how he overame those to produce a very compelling outcome.

**The NTT Open Innovation 10.0 contest is now accepting applications. Win up to $100K in funding and trip to Tokyo. Apply here: oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/10th/process/

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"Your Best Friend in Real Estate" - Teresa Grobecker, CEO of Real Estate Consortia

Silicon Valley Insider - 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider host Keith Koo has his first third time guest Teresa Grobecker, equity partner of US Capital Global and CEO of Real Estate Consortia www.reconsortia.com and how she is now called "The Real Estate Industry's Best Friend" due to the referral platform that reC is creating.

Keith and Teresa discuss the significant disruption in the Real Estate industry in-light of the class-action lawsuit against NAR (the National Association of Realtors) and some of the largest real estate brokers. 

Don't miss this week's Cyber-Tip as Keith discusses the recently discovered iPhone vulnerabilities and how to protect yourself.f

On the Pivot, Keith and Teresa discuss what Real Estate professionals need to know and how to prepare for the class action lawsuit against NAR and what it means to them.

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Real Estate Consortia is for REALTORS® by REALTORS®

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Past Shows with Teresa Grobecker and reC.

Teresa's first visit to Silicon Valley Insider: https://omny.fm/shows/the-silicon-valley-insider-show/12-14-18 discussed her background in the real estate industry leading up to the creation of Real Estate Consortia (reconsortia.com)

https://omny.fm/shows/the-silicon-valley-insider-show/12-14-18

During Teresa's second visit she talked about the continuing momentum that reC is creating by recently being named to Second Century Ventures REach program which is the investment arm of the National Association of Realtors. 

Ensuring your referrals get paid - Teresa Grobecker

https://omny.fm/shows/the-silicon-valley-insider-show/5-10-19

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Tribe - The World's First Government Backed Blockchain Accelerator

Silicon Valley Insider - 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo is a guest at the Tribe Accelerator's last stop during their global tour. After visits in Singapore, Shanghai and Seoul. Tribe wraps up at the Orange Silicon Valley Offices in San Francisco, California! The SF demo day features all the companies  in Tribe's first batch.

Tribe is the world's first government backed blockchain accelerator and the Singaporean government is serious about advancing blockchain as a technology.

Keith's guests are: 

  • Yi Ming Ng, Managing Partner of Tribe
  • Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Venture Partner for Tribe
  • John Chua, General Manager of Tada, a viral ride hailing app for any driver in Southeast Asia with over 40,000 drivers and 400,000 riders.
  • William Vorobev, Founder and CEO of Chorus Mobility a mobility payments platform on blockchain.
  • Héloise Jutteau, Head of UX / UI at Digix the first physical gold-backed stable coin project on Ethereum.

On this week's Cyber-tip Keith discusses the need to keep children safe in the light of exploits in Facebook's kids messenger app and Instagram's business users.

On the Pivot, Keith and Tiffany discuss who organizations like governments will continue to drive adoption of blockchain technologies.

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The Story Behind Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo

Silicon Valley Insider - 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo and executive producer Tess Phelan discuss the story behind the Silicon Valley Insider Show.

For this week's Cyber-Tip Keith discusses the controversy around FaceApp the free viral app that has over 150,000,000 users and allows them to see how they will look 20 years from now. Keith reminds you how to stay safe and the implications of facial recognition.

On the Pivot, Tess and Keith discuss how Silicon Valley Insider has always been about "Technology for Good" and how the show will continue to expand on theme including topics to improve your understanding of technology and your life.

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Prithu Prakash, CTO - Center for Innovation Commercialization, LLC (CICL) | VP, Redline Communications

Silicon Valley Insider - 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider Keith's special guest Prithu Prakash who is the CTO of the Center for Innovation Commercialization, LLC https://www.ciclsolutions.com and the VP of Business Development for Redline Communications. Prithu is also a member and contributor of the Forbes Business Development council: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinessdevelopmentcouncil/people/prithuprakash/

Prithu is an industry veteran with a PhD in Biomedical technology and expertise in telecommunications, mobility, IoT and Cyber Security. Prior to his roles with CICL and Redline, Prithu has worked for such companies as Ericsson, Alcatel, Newbridge, Nokia and created General Dynamics' public safety practice.

For this week's Cyber-Tip Keith discusses how to keep yourself and  your organization safe from ransomware.

On the Pivot, Prithu and Keith talk about the challenges that companies face with the rapidly changing technology landscape and how traditional models of procurement inhibit the ability for companies to adopt technology at the pace that's needed. Specifically, a lot of investment is made in identifying and sourcing the solution only to take so long that the 

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Government I.T. - Keeping up with the Pace : Sean O'Kelly and Randy Kowalski, Former State of Illinois I.T. Execs

Silicon Valley Insider - 7/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider Keith's special guest are  former State of Illinois I.T. Executives: Sean T. O'Kelly,  Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the State of Illinois for Financial and  Professional Regulation and Randy Kowalski, Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation and now Principal and Co-Founder of the Illinois Smart State and Region Association.

Sean, Randy discuss with Keith how they started their careers in the private sector and how they transitioned to the public sector which led to the drafting of the proposed Illinois Smarter State Initiative. With their deep industry experience, Sean and Randy bring a unique perspective to the opportunities and challenges municipalities the size and scale of Illinois and Chicago face with trying to keep up the rapid pace of technology change and adoption.

Topics discussed on the show are 5G, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV / Drones) , Human (Citizen) Centered Design and Algorithmic Accountability (using A.I.). In light of San Francisco's ban on facial recognition technology for law enforcement, Sean and Randy explain how governments prioritize keeping their citizens' information safe.

On the Cyber-Tip of the week, Keith discusses the latest in the rise in successful ransomware attacks targeting municipalities and cities, such as the recent Riviera Beach, FL & Lake City, FL, and the court system of Georgia and the ransom payments by the cities in Florida. Keith gives advice on how any organization, including cities, should secure themselves.

On the Pivot, Keith is once again joined by Sean T. O'Kelly and Randy Kowalski on how cities adapt and change to technology shifts.

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John Wolpert, Seeker of Awesomeness @ Consensys, The Pivot-Facebook Libra

Silicon Valley Insider - 6/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider Keith's special guest is John Wolpert, Senior Product Executive and "Seeker of Awesomeness" at Consensys. John discusses his career in technology from IBM, to Flywheel (and makes a comment how instead an app to hail Taxis they should have created the app to hail cars), to becoming a founding member back at IBM for the Hyperledger Fabric. Since then, John  has been involved with the early days of Consensys and discusses at length what blockchains are and are not (here's a hint, it definitely not only about cryptocurrency).

On the Pivot, Keith is joined by his executive producer Tess Phelan to answer her questions about Facebook's announcement of Libra, cryptocurrency consortium that includes such partners as PayPal, ebay, Visa, Stripe and others. Find out more by tuning into the  show!

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A New Model of Auto Ownership - Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of Fair.com

Silicon Valley Insider - 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Do you want to learn about how the traditional automobile ownership model is being disrupted or you thinking of starting a career in the ride-sharing business (like being an Uber driver) without having a car? Be sure to listen to this episode of Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo.

On this week's show, Keith has serial entrepreneur and special guest, Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of Fair.com to discuss his innovative approach to automobile leasing using Fair's Fintech platform. Fair allows users to obtain used cars at a low cost with only a valid driver's license and form of payment to get started. Scott talks about his lifelong love of automobiles and how to empower consumers to reach their financial dreams. Scott previously was the founder and CEO of True Car and has won many awards for entrepreneurship and  innovation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Painter

On this week's Cyber-Tip Keith discusses how the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends that federal agencies no longer use Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) to verifies identifies and what it means to you the consumer and  how to protect yourself.

On the Pivot, Scott Painter and Keith discuss the shift in attitudes towards traditional credit and debt (such as auto loans) and how consumers are looking at companies  like Fair.com for alternative financing to car loans.

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Scott Painter and Fair.com in  the news:

Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-07-26/buying-a-car-is-one-of-the-worst-financial-decisions-fair-ceo

Cheddar: https://cheddar.com/media/ceo-scott-painter-says-fair-will-have-go-public-sooner-or-later

Barron's: https://www.barrons.com/articles/uber-fair-partnership-51559188011

Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacknerad2/2019/05/29/uber-fair-announce-program-to-turn-car-less-into-rideshare-drivers/#364754887209

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EOSIO - First Anniversary with Brock Pierce, Co-Founder of Block.one and Blockchain Capital & David Packham EOS42, Chintai

Silicon Valley Insider - 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider, Keith covers the first anniversary of the EOSIO (EOS) Mainnet Launch with special guests: 1) Brock Pierce, Co-Founder of Block.One & Blockchain Capital & 2) David Packham Founder of EOS 42 and the Chintai Token Leasing Exchange.

In the first segment, Keith and David discuss the 2nd Annual Tulip Emerging Technology Conference (www.tulipconf.com) and the EOS Block Producer Summit recalling how the EOS.IO Mainnet Launch happened during the inaugural Tulip event in San Francisco last year. David talks about the progress the EOS community has made over the year.

In the  second segment Keith and David discuss cryptocurrency ratings as well as the concept of token leasing and how holders of utility tokens can make income from their token holdings by allowing them up for lease. 

In the third segment, Brock Pierce gives an exclusive interview post his inspirational keynote at the Tulip Conference on the importance of a community and his definition of what it means to be a billionaire. Although Brock has gained a lot of attention as being one of the first "Bitcoin Billionaires" Brock discusses his life of service and dedication to giving back to the community. He explains why it was important to be part off the 2nd annual Tulip conference because of how much the community led to the launch of the EOSIO mainnet..

On this week's Cyber-Tip Keith explains the growing threat of "Deepfakes" and how you can detect them.

On the Pivot, David and Keith discuss how Chintai's original vision of leasing tokens for EOS naturally applied to all utility tokens.

Be sure to tune in.

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Encore: 42 Accelerate with Josh Trujillo, 42 Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Insider - 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

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On this week's Silicon Valley Insider host Keith Koo has returning guest Josh Trujillo, Head of 42 Accelerate.  42 Silicon Valley and 42 Paris program which is a completely tuition free college level and above computer science education.

Keith, who is a mentor at 42 Accelerate, recalls how Josh was a cadet on the 42 Silicon Valley program before spearheading the creation of 42's own incubator/accelerator process. Josh discusses 42 Accelerate's journey and several notable past and present startups that have gone through the program.

Don't miss this week's Cyber-Tip as Keith reminds everyone to always be vigilant with their online identifies even when using "trusted" brands like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Ebay or Netflix.

On the Pivot, Keith and Josh discuss how 42 Accelerate was originally created for 42 students to create their own work related projects and then progressed to being a technology incubator.

For more information on 42 Silicon Valley go to 42.us.org. For information on 42 Paris go to: 

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Encore: Monetizing Your Content - special guest Renee Wang, CEO of Castbox & Contentbox

Silicon Valley Insider - 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider, Renee Wang, CEO and Tina Kuan, CMO of Castbox.fm and sister company Contentbox.one talk about their innovative approach to content curation and monetization. 

Hear how Renee got the idea to create Castbox when she was at Google as an app monetization expert.

"Castbox is an easy to use podcast player for podcast lovers, offering a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface. ... Our mission at Castbox is to make information accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere."

Castbox has over 20,000,000 users on  Google Play and ITunes in over 200 nations and content creators in over 130. Castbox is completely free for content creators.

For listeners and podcasters, Contentbox has unique features such as full transcription of all shows that is searchable. (e.g. search on a Silicon Valley Insider for key word and timestamp such as "blockchain" 13 minutes.

"ContentBox, is a blockchain-based infrastructure for the decentralized digital content industry. CastBox, an audio platform with over 50 million audio content and 15 million users, will be the first partner of ContentBox."

Renee and Tina discuss how Castbox focuses on 1) The Listener experience with advanced features and 2) The Podcaster experience through attracting listeners and monetization.

Contentbox is not just for podcasting but also publishers and video contenct creators.

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42 Accelerate with Josh Trujillo, 42 Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Insider - 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider host Keith Koo has returning guest Josh Trujillo, Head of 42 Accelerate.  42 Silicon Valley and 42 Paris program which is a completely tuition free college level and above computer science education.

Keith, who is a mentor at 42 Accelerate, recalls how Josh was a cadet on the 42 Silicon Valley program before spearheading the creation of 42's own incubator/accelerator process. Josh discusses 42 Accelerate's journey and several notable past and present startups that have gone through the program.

Don't miss this week's Cyber-Tip as Keith reminds everyone to always be vigilant with their online identifies even when using "trusted" brands like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Ebay or Netflix.

On the Pivot, Keith and Josh discuss how 42 Accelerate was originally created for 42 students to create their own work related projects and then progressed to being a technology incubator.

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Accelerating Commercialization with Charlie Ganz, Founder and CEO of the Center for Innovation Commercialization, LLC "CICL"

Silicon Valley Insider - 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider host Keith Koo joined with industry veteran Charlie Ganz, Founder and CEO of the Center for Innovation and Commercialization, LLC .

CICL is an innovation bank that represents hundreds of innovative companies across all industries to help accelerate commercialization, market entry, strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 Companies, distribution channels.

The CICL team consists of senior executives and advisory board members experienced in building and managing some of the most significant divisions at Fortune 500 Companies. Specialty areas are Corporate Development, M&A, new product introductions, acquisitions integration, licensed, funded, acquired startups, etc.

Vertical Expertise

  • Digital Media
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Enterprise Software
  • Security and Cyber
  • Devices and IOT
  • Energy
  • Consulting

To find out if your company or division are a good fit to be represented by CICL, email [email protected]

Don't miss this week's Cyber-Tip as Keith discusses steps to keep your mobile identity safe.

On the Pivot, Keith and Charlie discuss how companies stay innovative in a rapdily changing economic and technology climate.

For more information on CICL: https://www.ciclsolutions.com/

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Ensuring Referrals Get Paid Between Realtors: Teresa Grobecker, CEO of Real Estate Consortia

Silicon Valley Insider - 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

On this week's Silicon Valley Insider host Keith Koo sits down with return guest Teresa Grobecker, equity partner of US Capital Global and CEO of Real Estate Consortia (reC) and they discuss how the entire real estate eco-system can benefit using their revolutionary platform for real estate provenance (def. a record of history and authenticity) powered by blockchain technology. 

Teresa's first visit to Silicon Valley Insider: https://omny.fm/shows/the-silicon-valley-insider-show/12-14-18 discussed her background in the real estate industry leading up to the creation of Real Estate Consortia (reconsortia.com)

During this show Teresa talks about the continuing momentum that reC is creating by recently being named to Second Century Ventures REach program which is the investment arm of the National Association of Realtors. 

Teresa and Keith discusses how by using reC participants in a real estate transaction can receive commissions for a property every time the property is sold in the future.

Don't miss this week's Cyber-Tip as Keith discusses the Department of Homeland Security's mandate that all federal agencies patch critical vulnerabilities within a defined timeframe.

On the Pivot, Keith and Teresa discuss how the Real Estate Consortia platform will initially start with Realtor referral tracking and then begin to take on additional industries.

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Real Estate Consortia is for REALTORS® by REALTORS®

https://reconsortia.com

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