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JEFFREY TARRANT IS a Wall Street guy. He spent the last thirty years investing in new hedge funds. As the founder and CEO of a firm called Protege Partners, he compares himself to Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator. What Altman does for Silicon Valley tech startups, Tarrant does for hedge funds. “I help seed them and incubate them,” he says.
The analogy has never been more true than right now. Tarrant is beginning to explore hedge funds built on ideas that have sparked so many companies and created so much wealth in Silicon Valley—ideas that span artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, and digital currencies. He believes the hedge fund world is on the verge of a new revolution, a revolution he calls the Third Wave.
In the words of the founder and CEO of Chairigami, Zach Rotholz, is ready to “save the world, one cardboard chair at the time”. Yes, everyone’s first reaction may include some very valid suspicions and mistrust. Cardboard furniture? Believe it or not, these cardboard designs are designed to endure everyday use, taking care of your pocket, and your carbon footprint. They are built with a corrugated triple ply that makes them sturdy enough that they won’t fold under your weight.
When I worked as a web designer, I was fascinated by how design trends changed each year. Since hanging up my design boots and focusing on being CEO of Envato, my focus has shifted from visual trends, to industry and technology ones. As I did in 2014 and 2015, here’s my take on where the world is moving!