Madison Street Capital Set to Bag Two Prestigious M&A Advisor Awards

Madison Street Capital has done it again. The international investment banking giant made it to the finals of one of the most sought after and prestigious awards. Hailed as the greatest mark of excellence in one of the most competitive industries, the Annual M&A Advisor Awards recognizes top performers in the fields of restructuring and financing as well as deal making. It also celebrates outstanding contributions of professionals and firms in the financing industry.

Double Recognition

Madison Street Capital’s excellence in the financial industry is evident in more than one field. In line with that, the firm is set to win double awards after it was nominated for the Under $100MM International and Industrials Deal of the Year as well as Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. The former is recognition of Madison Street Capital’s successful effort in assisting Dowco acquire Acuna & Asociados S.A. in a transaction that was overseen by Karl D’Cunha, the company’s Senior Managing Director.

Great Honor

Investment and banking is one of the toughest industries and it demands high levels of business shrewdness, a quality that is evidently present in Madison Street Capital’s top management. According to the company’s Founder and CEO, Charles Botchway, the acquisition of Acuna & Asociados by Dowco and the subsequent recognition for it is a great honor for the firm’s ability and dedication in assisting its clients in all investment and financial deals. He applauded the deal-makers for the tireless efforts in ensuring not only that clients reach their investment goals but also achieve continuous success in every aspect for continuous growth by connecting them with new promising business establishment that fit their different needs. Read more:

A Promise of Even Greater Excellence

According to, the investment and financial services sector is all set for greater heights even with the uninspiring performance of most hedge fund strategies last year. In the quest to offset the rising cost of liabilities, investors in the institutional field are looking out for favorable areas in which to make allocations. In that respect, the asset management sector offers a refuge and great opportunities to steer the industry forward.

According to a report released by Madison Street Capital, smaller hedge funds are finding it hard to convince investors to put more capital in their hands. They are, therefore, running their establishments in the lowest levels of their portfolio capacity. This means operating the hedge funds is an uphill task due to higher costs and low returns and managers have to look for alternative strategies or face shutdowns.


The latest achievement of Madison Street Capital is one among a continuous string of successes. Several times over, the firm has been honored for its contribution in guiding the hedge fund industry as well as companies and individuals in investment in the right direction. Armed with decades of experience and highly skilled professionals, Madison Street Capital is surely set to get at the top of the industry.

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ClassDojo Plans to Make Money Out of Premium Features

ClassDojo programs, which are designed to simplify communication between teachers and parents, have undoubtedly gained popularity in the country. The programs have now reached millions of teachers. Over half a million schools have adopted their apps, and the number is expected to increase significantly for the next one year.

The apps allow parents to monitor daily activities in the classroom. Teachers use them to post pictures and videos of classroom activities. With the apps, parents do not need to guess what their children did in school anymore. According to teachers from American schools, ClassDojo programs have significantly reduced the need for boxed classroom tools hence reducing operational costs.

The company recently partnered with Stanford University to promote a program known as the “Growth Mindset.” The program has attracted more than 15 million students from different parts of the country. The partnership is looking forward to educating young people on the importance of cultivating a growth culture. A second set of the program was produced in partnership with Harvard University. The partnership came as a result of the significant success experienced with the first set. The second set videos will be released to millions of students globally.

With the company’s meteoric rise in popularity characterized by success, co-founders Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary have contemplated monetizing the programs. The company can see the potential millions clearly enough. Market analysts reveal that the company has a market share larger than Coca-Cola in the US. However, the company is still focusing on growing its client base before it rolls out a monetizing program.

About ClassDojo

ClassDojo is an educational technology company started in 2011 by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. The company provides technological solutions to 2 in 3 schools in the United States. Their apps enable schools to build incredible classroom community featuring seamless communication between parents, teachers and students. It helps make a ground-up change on how parents can interact with teachers hence helping create a positive culture with classrooms and schools.

The company believes in teacher empowerment. It believes that big ideas should never remain unexploited. The company has a team talented and future-driven individuals who are passionate about improving the education system in the country. ClassDojo has diffused across the world to more than 160 countries. Since its inception, more than 10 million students and parents have benefited from the apps. Also, teachers have encouraged students using the app more than 2 billion times.