Category Archives: In the News

Blockchain Technology Is Here To Stay

February 15, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Secure digital ledgers are the center of the financial universe Los Angeles, Calif. –Feb. 15, 2018 It’s time to clear up the confusion and spur more conversation at the C-Suite level about Bitcoin and Blockchain. Bitcoin (the cryptocurrency), and blockchain (the secure ledger technology), are vastly different entities that are far too intermingled by the media that report on them. Think of blockchain as a secure digital ledger that keeps track of every single transaction of any particular asset (ex: Bitcoin) – like links on a chain. Any time a new transaction is made, another chain link is added. The…

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Inquisitr: Robert Herjavec Of ‘Shark Tank’ Won’t Get Behind Cryptocurrency Right Now — Because He’s One Of The Good Guys

| In the News

The cybersecurity entrepreneur is most concerned about cryptocurrency’s history of funding hackers. Given the meteoric rise — and fall — of Bitcoin over the past year or so, almost every Shark Tank investor has been asked how they feel about cryptocurrency. While it’s tougher to find comments by Barbara Corcoran or Lori Greiner on the issue, the other four sharks have had their say, and their opinions vary widely, much like the financial and tech world at large. CNBC reported last month that Mark Cuban said his NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, planned to start accepting crypto payments. As an investment, Cuban recommended…

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Money: ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Robert Herjavec Has a Bold Prediction for the Future of Cryptocurrency

February 9, 2018 | In the News

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have had a rough start to 2018—but they’re not disappearing anytime soon, says Shark Tank investor and cybersecurity expert Robert Herjavec. “To me, it’s the wave of the future,” he told MONEY recently. “Fast forward 25 years from now, there will be some form of a cryptocurrency that we will pay for electronically, and the concept of cash will go away one day.” Herjavec credits blockchain technology—the driving force behind cryptocurrency—as a game-changer that will revolutionize the way businesses verify transactions. (Simply put, blockchain uses multiple servers to verify a transaction, making it much more secure than transactions using…

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Success: What the Sharks Have Learned After a Decade in the Tank

February 7, 2018 | In the News, Shark Tank

After almost 10 years of Shark Tank, the Sharks reflect on what they’ve learned and the best deals they’ve made. The Sharks are cold, cunning and curt. They tell it like it is. They aren’t afraid to let an entrepreneur know when his or her idea is bad—or even terrible. They’re in it for the money and the money alone. Or at least that’s what they make viewers think. Last year—the ninth season of the Emmy-winning business reality show—the Sharks witnessed the single most emotional moment in Shark Tank history. “In all the nine years I’ve been on the show, I was never so moved,”…

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Forbes: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec On AI, Ambient Computing, Cybersecurity, And Edward Snowden

January 25, 2018 | In the News

In his day job, entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec works hard to prevent security breaches. At least when he’s not investing in ugly sweaters, hand-held breathometers, or books that turn into lights on ABC’s hit entrepreneurship and investment show, Shark Tank. But he does have some sympathy for the devil. Herjavec, whose Herjavec Group manages cybersecurity for some of the biggest corporations on the planet, will be speaking at the upcoming Canadian Cloud Council conference Control in May. (Edward Snowden will as well, and I’ll be interviewing Snowden on-stage.) Herjavec is ambivalent about the source of perhaps the greatest security breach in recent history. “There…

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CNBC: ‘Shark Tank’s’ Robert Herjavec is always willing to splurge $15 for valet parking—here’s why

January 16, 2018 | In the News

Everyone has something they’re willing to splurge on. For star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” Robert Herjavec, that thing is valet parking. “It’s one of the things I love about LA,” Herjavec tells CNBC Make It.“Everywhere has valet — it saves so much time. You just pull up, get out of the car and go!” Herjavec says having his car parked for him typically costs anywhere from $10 to $20, but the money is well worth it, because it’s not just about convenience. It has to do with a lesson about money he learned from his father.  “When I was a kid,…

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CNBC Make It: ‘Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: 3 tips to be more productive in 2018

December 28, 2017 | In the News

If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to be more productive, efficient or focused, Robert Herjavec has some advice to make it happen. Between leading his cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group, investing in businesses on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” writing books and being a father, Herjavec has a lot going on but still manages to get things done. Here’s how he does it. Planning a year in advance “I live and die by my calendar,” Herjavec tells CNBC Make It. And he always tries to plan 12 months ahead. “[It] allows me to manage my time and prioritize,” he explains. “It doesn’t mean that…

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Petco: Petco Acquires Shark Tank-Featured Pet Subscription Service Company, PupBox

November 15, 2017 | In the News

Pet specialty retailer adds life stage-focused subscription boxes to online pet gifting options just in time for holidays. SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Petco today announced it has acquired PupBox, a puppy- and life stage-focused subscription service company that delivers customized products and training information to new puppy and dog parents based on their pet’s current stage of development and physical characteristics. Alongside the acquisition, and just in time for the season of gifting, Petco and PupBox have launched the first-ever PupBox Holiday Box, a festive bundle of toys, treats and holiday training tips, perfect for any pup or pet parent on your…

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Entrepreneur: Robert Herjavec on Entrepreneurship, Working with Inventive Kids and Bringing Prototypes to Life

November 9, 2017 | In the News

Last March, I got the chance to chat with Robert Herjavec about his involvement as a mentor with the first Frito-Lay Dreamvention competition and the advice he has for inspiring young entrepreneurs. Since then, thousands of kids under the age of 15 submitted ideas they wanted to see come to life. From the masses, five finalists were selected and are competing head-to-head for chance to win $250,000. Herjavec has continued his involvement with the project. Then, last week, I got to chat with Herjavec again to talk about his experiences with the kids, the Dreamvention competition and his advice for all entrepreneurs when it comes…

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Journal of Accountancy: Cybersecurity tips from the ‘Shark Tank’

November 6, 2017 | In the News

Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec’s experiences while traveling are a good indicator of how cyberattacks have emerged as a concern for businesses and individuals. Herjavec, a cybersecurity professional for more than 30 years, appeared Wednesday on a webcast with Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. The archived webcast is available on the Association’s website. Five years ago, Herjavec said, he had difficulty getting meetings with CEOs unless they were fans of Shark Tank, the ABC television show on which he serves as a judge of entrepreneurs’ budding business ideas. This dynamic has now changed. “Fifty…

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