Inc: This ‘Shark Tank’ Company Is Betting Its Customers Will Wear T-Shirts Made From Recycled Bottles

By | In the News

Does sustainability sell? Sand Cloud is going to find out. The company plans to sell only environmentally friendly apparel by the summer of 2019. When the three co-founders of Sand Cloud pitched their startup on Shark Tank last year, they were selling colorful Turkish towels and a mission to protect marine life. Now they’ve expanded to accessories and clothing, with a promise to sell only sustainable apparel by the summer of 2019, betting those updates will click with environmentally conscious consumers–and so far, they’ve been right. “We realized we had a brand and people felt comfortable repping Sand Cloud as a company,” says Brandon Leibel, one of its co-founders….

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Cybersecurity CEO: Who Has Your CEO’s Login ID and Password?

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Privileged Account Management (PAM): what you should be thinking about Los Angeles, Calif. – May 23, 2018 I recently spoke at the FS-ISAC conference and it became clear that even in the financial services space, safeguarding user identities and managing access permissions across the enterprise is one of the biggest challenges faced by CISOs! Last year, Herjavec Group contributed to an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Report with Cybersecurity Ventures that discussed just that – and we gave the market as a whole a below average grading in terms of digital transformation, real time adaptability, user authentication services and artificial…

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The Street: This Former Uber Driver Built a Multi-Million Dollar Beach Towel Business

By | Shark Tank

Yes, beach towels. Brandon Leibel, along with his two friends, founded Sand Cloud, a beach towel and apparel company that booked $6 million in sales in 2017. Yes, beach towels. Brandon Leibel, who once drove Uber cars to make ends meet, co-founded Sand Cloud, a beach towel and apparel company.  After years of hard work and an appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the company saw revenue of $6 million in 2017 and aims to book upwards of $15 million in 2018. Sand Cloud is working with Robert Herjavec on “Shark Tank.” Leibel and his friends started the business with just $10,000….

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Cybersecurity CEO: Manufacturing Is The New Healthcare in 2018

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Aside from financial gain, hackers are also targeting the manufacturing sector for the intellectual property Los Angeles, Calif. – Apr. 16, 2018 The healthcare industry has had a bullseye on its back for the past two years. The media has splashed headlines about antiquated systems, ransomware attacks and even Grey’s Anatomy dedicated an episode to a hacker taking over the hospital’s systems. It’s mainstream – we get it. With this elevated attention has come improvement. More investment, more understanding, more process, more preparedness. So who is the next target? In my opinion – it’s manufacturing. I’ll even go so far…

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CNBC: Facebook Fallout

By | In the News

Following the recent controversy of Facebook’s data scandal linked to Cambridge Analytica, Robert Herjavec spoke to CNBC about social media privacy concerns and why it’s time for the federal government to step in to regulate the private data of its citizens from private corporations.  “If the government truly wants to protect us, it needs to put constraints on [providing data to third-party companies],” Robert Herjavec states.  View the full interview with CNBC below:  

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Forbes: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington: The Climb Up To Capitol Hill

By | In the News

If the public has learned anything about Mr. Zuckerberg’s trip to Washington, it’s about how brutally honest the committees have been in their critique of Facebook’s global mistake, costing 87 million users their privacy. While Facebook is definitely to blame when it comes to the poor handling of its users data, it became very clear throughout Tuesday and Wednesday’s hearings, that there is an aggressive collision between generations. Generations Collide On one hand, you have many Senators who are on social media, but don’t understand the aspects of how Facebook actually works, ranging from privacy settings and messaging capabilities, to content sharing and…

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CNBC: We’ll see federal data protection law come from Zuckerberg’s testimony

By | In the News

Facebook recently came under fire when it was discovered that the data of 87 million Facebook users were harvested by a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica. On April 10, Robert Herjavec spoke to CNBC about the possibility of a federal data protection law being introduced by the U.S. government as a result of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before members of US Congress. Within the conversation, Robert discussed: How the potential data privacy law would mimic the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The impacts of governmental regulations on innovation Whether companies should pay a penalty for not providing adequate protection…

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Men’s Health: How, Exactly, Did Robert Herjavec ​From ‘Shark Tank’ Get So Fit?

By | In the News

Picture this: you’re a young innovator, and you’ve found yourself at the end of the long hall that leads into the Shark Tank, a place where dreams are made and broken. Who’s the person you’d most like to make a deal with? If you watch Shark Tank religiously, your answer is probably Robert Herjavec. Here’s what you probably already know about Herjavec: he was born in communist Yugoslavia (now Croatia), and his family escaped to Canada when he was a child. He’s a tech entrepreneur, author, and dancer who’s widely considered the nicest shark in the tank (though one would be unwise to, as he…

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The Advice I Would Give to My Younger Self

By | LinkedIn Influencer

We’ve seen a lot of young entrepreneurs on Shark Tank — millennials, teenagers, even kids ! I love it. One of my passions is to encourage other young people to pursue entrepreneurship. It’s a long and difficult path, but can be so rewarding !  I’m often asked – if you could go back and do it all over again, what do you wish someone told you? I like to sit down and put my advice in writing – so for those who are just starting their career, or starting a new business, here is what I wish I knew back…

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Create Your Success: Radiate

By | Create Your Success
After years of being on Shark Tank, I’ve seen many different types of people come through the tank. As a Shark, we’re not just investing in the business – we’re investing in the entrepreneur. We look for their passion, knowledge, preparation, and charisma. In light of my newest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark I sat down to interview some of my favourite entrepreneurs. They each have their own unique stories of sacrifice, failure, and accomplishment. What advice do they have for a new generation of people chasing their dreams? Read through our conversation below and get inspired to #CreateYourSuccess. My first impression...
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