VI. IT Start-ups

VI. IT Start-ups

In the world of IT business the heliohoroscope reveals that many of the top successful entrepreneurs had strong aspects in their transit heliohoroscope charts at the time of key steps in developing their businesses. Establishing a company, registering a domain name, presenting a new product—coincide with planetary reunions and alignments in the charts of such well-known businesspeople like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Jack Ma, and others.

Microsoft

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is the co-founder of Microsoft and is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist.

In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000, but he remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect for himself. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014, taking on a new post as technology adviser to support the then newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion that has in some cases been upheld by numerous court rulings. Later in his career, Gates pursued a number of philanthropic endeavours, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people. As of May 2017 Gates is the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$88.5 billion. In 2009, Gates and Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge, whereby they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

1. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Bill Gates on the day of the Windows 3.0 presentation. A Venus reunion, an Earth–Mercury solar line, a Mars–Earth–Mercury line, a Mercury–Venus–Mars line.
2. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Bill Gates on the day of the Windows 95 presentation. An Earth–Venus–Earth solar line, a Mars–Mercury–Venus line.

Apple

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, inventor, and industrial designer. He was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are widely recognized as pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Jobs was born in San Francisco to Syrian parents who had to put him up for adoption at birth; he was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s. Jobs briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out. He then decided to travel through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. Jobs’s declassified FBI report stated that an acquaintance knew that Jobs had used the illegal drugs marijuana and LSD while he was in college. Jobs once told a reporter that taking LSD was “one of the two or three most important things” he did in his life.

Jobs and Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 to sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The visionaries gained fame and wealth a year later for the Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers. In 1979, after a tour of PARC, Jobs saw the commercial potential of the Xerox Alto, which was mouse-driven and had a graphical user interface (GUI). This led to development of the unsuccessful Apple Lisa in 1983, followed by the breakthrough Macintosh in 1984. In addition to being the first mass-produced computer with a GUI, the Macintosh introduced the sudden rise of the desktop publishing industry in 1985 with the addition of the Apple LaserWriter, the first laser printer to feature vector graphics. Following a long power struggle, Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1985.

After leaving Apple, Jobs took a few of its members with him to found NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in state-of-the-art computers for higher-education and business markets. In addition, Jobs helped to initiate the development of the visual effects industry when he funded the spinout of the computer graphics division of George Lucas’s Lucasfilm in 1986. The new company, Pixar, would eventually produce the first fully computer-animated film, Toy Story—an event made possible in part because of Jobs’s financial support.

In 1997, Apple merged with NeXT. Within a few months of the merger, Jobs became CEO of his former company, reviving Apple at the verge of bankruptcy. Beginning in 1997 with the “Think different” advertising campaign, Jobs worked closely with designer Jonathan Ive to develop a line of products that would have larger cultural ramifications: the iMac, iTunes and iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad. Mac OS was also revamped into OS X (renamed “macOS” in 2016), based on NeXT’s NeXTSTEP platform.

Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003 and died on October 5, 2011, of respiratory arrest related to the tumor.

3. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Steve Jobs on the day he introduced Macintosh. A Venus reunion, a Mars–Mercury–Venus line, an Earth–Mercury–Mercury line.
4. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Steve Jobs on the day he was granted a leave of absence from Apple. An Earth reunion, a Venus–Mercury–Mars line.

Facebook

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer. His net worth is estimated to be US$63.3 billion as of May 2017, and he is ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest person in the world.

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He was assisted by his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes brought by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.

In December 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that over the course of their lives they would give the majority of their wealth to “advancing human potential and promoting equality” in the spirit of The Giving Pledge. On December 1, 2015, they announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth about US$45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. According to Forbes Magazine, Zuckerberg has a net worth of US$63.3 billion as of May 2017.

5. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Mark Zuckerberg on the day of the Facemash (Facebook predecessor) release. A Venus reunion.
6. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Mark Zuckerberg on the day of the thefacebook.com domain name registration. An exact Earth reunion, a Mars–Mercury–Mercury line.

Google

Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.

Page is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001 in favour of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015 to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google’s assets would be reorganized. Under Page, Alphabet is seeking to deliver major advancements in a variety of industries.

As of March 2017, Page is the 12th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$40.7 billion.

Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google’s best-known search ranking algorithm. Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004.

7. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Larry Page on the day of the google.com domain name registration. A Venus reunion, a Jupiter–Mercury solar line, an Earth–Mercury–Mars line.

Sergey Brin (born August 21, 1973) is a Russian American computer scientist, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the President of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc.

As of March 2017, Brin is the 13th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$39.8 billion.

Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of 6. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science. After graduation, he moved to Stanford University to acquire a PhD in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he later became friends. They crammed their dormitory room with inexpensive computers and applied Brin’s data mining system to build a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in a rented garage.

The Economist referred to Brin as an “Enlightenment Man”, and as someone who believes that “knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance”, a philosophy that is summed up by Google’s mission statement, “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” and unofficial yet sometimes controversial motto, “Don’t be evil”.

8. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Sergey Brin on the day of the Alphabet Inc. foundation. A Venus reunion.

Amazon

Jeff Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which is the world’s largest online shopping retailer. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming and audio streaming. Amazon.com is currently the world’s largest Internet sales company on the World Wide Web, as well as being the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services, through its Amazon Web Services arm.

Bezos’s other diversified business interests include aerospace and newspapers. He is the founder and manufacturer of Blue Origin (founded in 2000) with test flights to space which started in 2015, and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper. A number of other business investments are managed through Bezos Expeditions.

With an estimated net worth of US$82 billion as of May 2017, Bezos is currently the third-richest person in the world, just behind Bill Gates and Amancio Ortega in first and second places, and just ahead of Warren Buffett in fourth place. His rise to this position occurred after Amazon registered a 67% jump in share price.

9. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Jeff Bezos on the day Amazon announced of its business activity extension beyond books. A Venus reunion, an Earth–Mercury–Mercury line.

Netflix

Marc Bernays Randolph (born April 29, 1958) is an American tech entrepreneur, advisor and environmental advocate. He is the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix.

A serial entrepreneur who helped found the U.S. edition of MacWorld magazine and the computer mail-order businesses MacWarehouse and MicroWarehouse, Randolph now serves on the boards of Looker Data Sciences and Chubbies Shorts. He previously served on the boards of Getable, Rafter, OpenEd and ReadyForce.

Randolph, who has equated founding companies to his experience as a mountain guide, is the chairman of the board of trustees of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Lander, Wyoming and a board member of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet.

10. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Marc Randolph on the day of the Netflix foundation. An Earth reunion, a Mars–Venus–Mercury–Mercury line.

Twitter

Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone (born March 10, 1974) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Twitter, among other Internet-based services. His first start-up was Xanga in 1999. Stone co-founded his latest venture, Jelly, with Ben Finkel. Jelly was launched in 2014 and is described as a new kind of search engine with the core assumption that for every question there is a person with the answer. Stone is Jelly’s CEO. On May 16, 2017, Biz Stone announced he is returning to Twitter Inc. in an unannounced role.

11. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Biz Stone on the day of the Twitter foundation. A Venus reunion.

Alibaba

Ma Yun (born September 10, 1964), known professionally as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of successful Internet-based businesses. In 2014, he was ranked as the 30th most powerful person in the world in an annual ranking published by Forbes. In 2015, Asian Award honoured him with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2017, Fortune ranked Ma second on its World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list.

12. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Jack Ma on the day of the Alibaba foundation. A Venus reunion, an exact Earth–Mercury solar line, an Earth–Mercury–Mars line.

Tencent Inc.

Ma Huateng (born October 29, 1971), also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese internet entrepreneur. He is the founder, president, chief executive officer and executive board member of Tencent Inc., one of the largest Internet companies in China. The company controls China’s biggest mobile instant messaging service and its subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, internet and mobile phone value-added services.

In 2007 and 2014 Time magazine called him one of the world’s most influential people. As of May 2017 he is the 31st richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$24.9 billion, according to the Forbes Global Rich List.

13. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Ma Huateng on the day of the Tencent Inc. foundation. A Venus reunion, an Earth–Mercury–Venus line, and a Mars–Earth–Earth line.

VK.com

Pavel Valeryevich Durov (born 10 October 1984) is a Russian entrepreneur who is best known for being the founder of the social networking site VK, and later the Telegram Messenger. He is the younger brother of Nikolai Durov. Since being dismissed as CEO of VK in 2014, the Durov brothers have traveled the world in self-imposed exile as citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Upon leaving Russia, he obtained Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship through donating $250,000 to the country’s Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, and secured US$300 million in cash within Swiss banks. This allowed him to focus on creating his next company, Telegram, which was originally based in Berlin and focused on an encrypted messaging service.

14. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Pavel Durov on the day of the Vkontakte launch. A Venus reunion, a Jupiter–Earth solar line, an exact Mercury–Mercury solar line, and a Mercury–Venus–Mars line.
15. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Nikolai Durov on the day of the Vkontakte launch. An Earth reunion, a Mercury–Mercury solar line, a Mercury–Venus–Mars line.
16. The transit heliohoroscope chart for Pavel Durov on the day he announced he would not return to Russia after he had been dismissed as CEO of VK. An exact Venus reunion, a Mercury–Mercury solar line, and an Earth–Mercury–Mars line.

An interesting point here is that at the time of the Vkontakte foundation both Durov brothers had a reunion of a social planet in their heliohoroscope charts. Nikolai had an Earth reunion on that day, and Pavel had a Venus reunion on that same day! Besides, they have a Mercury union in their composite chart, and accordingly they both had a solar opposition Mercury—Mercury in their charts on the day of the Vkontakte foundation and on the day of their leaving Vkontakte and emigration from Russia!

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