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YEC Members Launch Books, Secure Funding and More

Summer hasn't slowed YEC members down. They have been busy writing books, sharing knowledge and securing funding. Below, we highlight five members and their big news.

Philip Michael Releases New Book

Philip Michael

Philip Michael, CEO of NYEG, just released the book Real Estate Wealth Hacking: How To 10x Your Net Worth In 18 months. It's a practical step-by-step handbook that targets young investors and reveals the wealth hacks used by the 1%. "There's a big myth that you need a lot of money to build wealth," says Michael. "Not true. All you need is $500 and a 580 credit score."

Michael came to New York in 2014 with $79. By using the tactics in the book, he's amassed a $15M+ real estate portfolio. "Anyone can do it, it's just a matter of choice. Do you want to live within your means and invest or blow it?" Buying his first deal with an FHA loan, he took the proceeds from the first deal and reinvested the equity.

Unlike a lot of books on the market, this is a gimmick-free, myth-busting blueprint that shows readers how to get the first deal — and then the next. You can preorder it here.

Trulioo Wins Compliance Innovation Award

Stephen Ufford

Stephen Ufford's company Trulioo, the leading global identity and business verification provider, has been selected as the winner of the Compliance Innovation category at this year’s RemTECH Awards. The company received the award for its new Mobile ID solution, launched earlier this year. The RemTECH Awards celebrate businesses, organizations, collectives and individuals transforming the field of global remittances.

“We are thrilled to accept the RemTECH award for Compliance Innovation,” says Ufford. “Mobile ID not only provides access to previously hard-to-reach customers, but it also helps international remittance services strike the right balance between maximizing security and minimizing friction."

Trulioo provides secure access to reliable, independent, and trusted data sources (including Mobile Networking Operators) worldwide, to instantly verify consumers and businesses online. The judges noted that Trulioo’s entry was the most compelling due to the “effectiveness, simplicity and the wide-ranging potential of the Mobile ID solution.”

DynamiX Named a Top 25 Small Business for 2018

Jeff Jahn

Jeff Jahn's company DynamiX was recently named a Top 25 Small Business for 2018, its third year in a row earning the distinction. It was also named Best Agency for the third year in a row and the Most Awarded by the Horizon Interactive Awards. DynamiX is a nationally recognized website development company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Other winners include AT&T, Microsoft, Oracle, Smithsonian, Times Square, Neutrogena and Build-a-Bear. Read more here.

Sharebert Raises Pre-Seed Funding Round

Ali Mahvan

Ali Mahvan's company Sharebert recently raised a pre-seed funding round in partnership with StartEngine. It's currently in OPO and is listed on YEC member Ryan Rafol's NewChip investment app. Sharebert hit around 20% of its funding goal in the first 24 hours. The app lets users earn rewards and win prizes for swiping and sharing products with friends.

botkeeper Named Winner of the Gold Stevie Award

Enrico Palmerino

Enrico Palmerino's company botkeeper was recently named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award in the Tech Start-up of the Year category of the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. Botkeeper uses advanced learning methods and robotic process automation to redefine accounting best practices. They provide round-the-clock virtual accounting services dedicated.

The American Business Awards are the country’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on June 11.

These are just a handful of YEC members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team.