Up, Running and….Flying

“The best entrepreneurs usually have a few scars and war stories to tell “
Richard Branson
It’s been a month since Ethan and John drove 1452 miles from Iowa to Arizona, a blown up car engine in Nebraska, their first monsoon experience, nearly hitting a cow in the middle of Utah, the list goes on…
Scars aside and wearing them proudly, GLIMPSE is growing on many levels, right in line with our timelines and goals towards our continued mission of delivering a great product.

Team News

Team Picture
Celebrating the teams and co-founders move to Phoenix, AZ. From Left to Right: John, Leib, Emeka and Ethan.

 

What’s new at GLIMPSE

Tech Development

Profile Page UI
Profile Page UI
App Profile
Our latest sprint of App development enables you to see what a profile of the user will look like on your phone. Some of the features include:
  • Videos
  • User Biography
  • Petitions the User has signed
  • Friends
  • Other Activist Actions taken
Web Charity Management
We have developed a comprehensive system enabling Charities to monitor and analyse all data pertaining to their Charity. An invaluable tool to capitalize on donor opportunity and a new way of understanding their donor base.

 

Admin Panel
Admin Panel View of User Page

Marketing

New Digital Marketing Campaign
Vlog Post
Facebook Vlog Thank You
The more we market, the more we are seeing conversation and interaction with our target market. With new strategic implementations underway with our Digital Marketing Campaign, the rate of interaction is going to increase dramatically, building a stronger base for launch.

Vlog

We are currently starting a Vlog that interviews charities and helps spread the word about what they are doing, how they were founded, and what are their major accomplishments, challenges, and solutions. During this process we would love to learn about what charities you are following, and help you to discover other charities who may be doing similar things! Be sure to follow this vlog on facebook!

Legal

NEST Program
We were recently accepted into the DLA Piper’s NEST Program (Nextgen Enviornment for STartups). DLA Piper is the larges legal firm in the world, and with this partnership we are confident that we now have the best legal support for international growth and are privileged to be represented by this law firm.

 

 

DLA Piper
DLA Piper

 

 

 

The Quiet Difference Maker

In the last couple of GLIMPSE Blog posts, we have shared with you two of our newer advisers,  Barbara Bickham  and Matt Gottesman .
Although we are four co-founders, we have along our journey brought on mentors and a select few advisers who have supported us and believed in us throughout our growth. Andre Tucker is one of those people who has been our sounding board, mentor and adviser to us all, and in particular to our CFO – John. As the subject line of this email states “The Quiet Difference Maker” – that is Andre; soft spoken yet a brilliant financial mind. With a career in Finance in the Fortune 100 sphere, Andre has been instrumental in our goals, and ensuring a strong financial future for us at GLIMPSE

Andre J. Tucker Bio 

Andre Tucker

Andre J. Tucker has nearly 20 years of diverse business experience in Finance Planning & Analyst and Product Management with three Fortune 100 Companies.

In 2015, Andre founded Tucker Consulting to help support and invest in business ideas, manage profit margin growth, and identify market growth strategies.

A Word from Leib – GLIMPSE CMO

Leib Bolel

“Each day GLIMPSE is making headway on our upward trajectory ton all hat we have been so fortunate to accomplish so far. Building our foundation as solid as possible while taking risks as entrepreneurs has been a balance that we evaluate each and every day.

Surrounding ourselves with the best people, enables us to continue to prosper. We are truly moving and are ever so fortunate.”

Leib Bolel – Chief Marketing Officer

 

Another Score for GLIMPSE

Over the last six months, GLIMPSE has been working diligently and strategically to bring in the best of the best to fill certain positions. Our last post, we welcomed in Barbara Bickham an expert in technology, today, we would like to welcome in Matt Gottesman, a marketing guru. We could not be happier to have Matt on the team who brings not only a wealth of experience and success, but truly embodies the positive and healthy culture we continue to cultivate at GLIMPSE. Below you will fond more information on Matt in addition to short message from CEO, Ethan Turner. We look forward in sharing with you our journey as we continue to grow.

Matt Gottesman Bio

Matt Gottesman is an internationally recognized global digital strategist and

Matt Gottesman

technology advisor for brands, startups and VC’s, creator and editor-in- chief of Hustle & Deal Flow™, a results driven marketer, a social media influencer and is a consultant on New Media and go-to- market strategies for investments in digital marketing, technology, websites, mobile applications, eCommerce, social media and content.

Matt helps businesses grow in a digitally savvy and connected world to drive more traffic, customers and sales. To date, he’s worked with international powerhouses such as Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, KRUG Champagne, Cadillac, the World Trade Centers Association and more.

A Word From Ethan – GLIMPSE CEO

Before beginning, I and the other partners and founders at GLIMPSE would like to say thank you for joining our GLIMPSE Newsletter. We will be keeping you up to date on the progress of our company, trends within the Non-profit world, and innovative ways that you can help make the world a better place.

I want to start by sharing a short story about why GLIMPSE came to fruition. The founders and I were in attendance at the Forbes Under 30 Summit, being honored for work we’d previously finished on GLIMPSE 1.0.  Recently the Paris bombings had begun, and we were following the news on Facebook, which led to a conversation between us on the current events. While we were talking, there was a moment where Emeka, our current Chief Operating Officer mentioned that he wishing he could do something; he felt powerless, but never the less was drowning in all the information being relayed by the news outlets. It was overwhelming, being totally informed but having no path to action. In that moment, it occurred to me that there may be a solution – virtually. Emeka shot back that it wasn’t enough to just help virtually, it would be important that being there in person creating sustainable change would be that more powerful. Through continued conversation, the genesis of GLIMSPE came about. We pivoted on a previous business idea, of just sharing news through a 3D globe, to the first Social Activism Platform powered by our “Globefeed”, empowering people to not only take action virtually when receiving news, but to connect the virtual and physical worlds together – in real time.

Our goal at GLIMPSE is to revolutionize the way that people receive the information that means something to them, their ways of giving, and to empower social activists and charities to make change efficiently and with sustainable impact.

From joining this newsletter, you have joined a community of action takers – people who are solving problems, not just being informed; and in supporting this venture we hope that you will grow in how you engage your information. So take a GLIMSPE, and change the world.

Ethan Turner – Chief Executive Officer

GLIMPSE Brings In Technology Advisor

GLIMPSE is excited to welcome to the Advisory Board, Barbara Bickham. Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the GLIMPSE team including  10+ Profitable M&A Ventures , $1BN+ Capital raised, Software products built and sold, and 5/9 PE companies operational.

Barbara Bickham Bio

Barbara is a CTO with extensive experience in Technology, Monetization, Digital/Mobile and Entrepreneurship. Her current areas of expertise are in

Barbara Bickham

Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

Barbara brings the ability to bridge the gap between professionals that speak in technology terms with professionals that speak primarily in financial terms. She represents companies to investors, key clients and strategic partners.

Some of Barbara’s accomplishments:
  1.  10+ Profitable M&A Ventures
  2. $1BN+ Capital raised, Software products built and sold
  3. 5/9 PE companies operational

Skills: Private Equity, Revenue Models, Business Models, Digital Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, New Business Development, Scrum, Agile processes, SDLC, Product Architecture, Engineering Management, Distributed engineering organizations, Mobile products, REST, Web Services, Java, Internet of Things, Technology Radar, Product Roadmap, iOS (Swift), Angular.js, Karma, node.js, hapi.js, lab, golang, JavaScript, REST, JSON, MongoDB, git, Kanban, Trello, Codeship, AWS, Heroku, Slack, Artificial Intelligence (AIML), twillio, python.

Link to Barbara’s Website