Archives: August 2019

Jason Hope

Born in Tempe, Arizona, graduate of Arizona State University and the W.P. Carey School of Business, Jason Hope is a forward thinking entrepreneur and philanthropist with great interests in automation and smart technologies, as well as anti-aging biotechnology.

In 2010 he donated a half million dollars to Senseonics (SENS) Holdings Research Foundation. In an interview, Jason Hope stated that he compelled to donate to SENS due to the foundation’s highly innovative work toward curing diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, that cause the degeneration of the human body and mind. His donations have helped SENS continue their anti-aging research and even build an entire research laboratory.

Find out more about Jason Hope on Arizona Capitol Times.

Jason Hope is also an author at Tech.Co. and has written many articles about the way the human race has embraced an relies on smart technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things is the technology that allows many things, such as smart phones, computers and GPS systems, to sync together and share information. Jason Hope believes this technology has and will continue to change the way we go about our daily lives. He believes it is absolutely necessary for all businesses to embrace this technology. And though it is more of a convenience present day, once all devices are able to communicate with each other, it will eventually become the standard. I can personally say that I do the majority of my shopping online an have what I need and want delivered straight to my doorstep. And, I purchase the vast majority of my entertainment in digital format.

Mr. Hope also states that the Internet of Things has already greatly reduced the waste we produce in our everyday lives, and when the human race embraces it fully, it will reduce our waste even further, improve our overall quality of life, and make our lives safer. And example he gives is the monitoring of maintenance for personal and commercial vehicles, an increase in public transportation to such an extent that it will reduce the number of vehicles on the roads, thereby reducing pollution and accidents.

A wonderful invention is the Internet of Things. And the future can only be better with it!

Related: Jason Hope: How the Internet of Things is Changing Our World

Ashley Lightspeed Shares The Demographic Change That Is The Next Big Opportunity For Innovation

Ashley Lightspeed is one of the newest partners at Lightspeed Venture Partners. This firm is based in San Francisco and invests in innovative startups. She joined the team in November 2018 after having worked as a growth advisor and consultant. She started her professional career as a senior associate consultant at Bain & Company and also worked as a category manager at Thumbtack.

After graduating from Durham Academy, she attended Duke University where she majored in visual and media studies, markets, and management. After moving to California she attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, earning a master of business administration.

It was while working for Thumbtack that Ashley Lightspeed first became acquainted with the world of venture capital. She thought this sounded really interesting because it involves peering into the future and spot trends before they catch on. She likes to work in multiple industries at a time which she finds energizing. She also likes to work with the founders of startups and help them turn their business idea into a reality.

Check out ideamensch.com to read full interview of Ashley Lightspeed.

One trend she is very interested in is the Boomer generation retiring. Ashley Lightspeed says this is creating many opportunities for entrepreneurs who cater to their needs in thoughtful ways. In 2033, there will be more people of senior citizenship age than there are children in the United States. The biggest opportunity she sees is providing services to help seniors age in their own homes.

She sees three key areas as showing the most promise. These are IoT technologies, care services, and financial services. Financial services need innovation because most baby boomers haven’t put away nearly enough money for their retirement. Often the large bulk of their net worth is in their homes. If seniors can unlock the money in their homes they will be able to afford their retirements more easily. Read More: https://lsvp.com/team/ashley-brasier/