Reconnecting with Old Friends

By October 29, 2013Startups
JB and Camilo

I had the distinct pleasure of reconnecting with my old college friend, Camilo, this weekend while in New York City. We met each other while studying in Barcelona during our time at Penn State. We had a lot to catch up on and great to have him meet my wife and good friend.

It had been 9 years since we last saw each other due to mixed schedules and living in separate countries. You see, Camilo currently lives in Bogot√°, Colombia. It’s not really a good excuse, but it’s been a reality. I want to go and this visit has renewed that interest.

I wanted to share what he has been up to. Camilo has helped form a startup business down in Panama. The company is called Lion Trader (http://www.lion-trader.com/) They have created a tool that is able to quickly harness the activities of the best traders in the business and allow you to benefit by mimicking their actions. Essentially using the power of social monitoring to allow everyone to benefit. Certainly this method has some inherent risks, but so does buying into a Twitter IPO. Check it out and see what you think. I’m always interested in disruptive methods in established businesses, but even more when it’s a good friend of mine.