Solo Capital and Sanjay Shah Hope to Raise Autism Awareness


Sanjay Shah is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Solo Capital LTD. Sanjay grew up in an affluent section of London. He attended King’s College where he began his studies in medicine. Sanjay soon realized a career in medicine was not for him, and switched his focus to accounting. Upon his graduation, Sanjay began his career with Merrill Lynch, ING and other widely known, reputable brokerage houses. After the financial down fall in 2009 Sanjay Shah took a chance and opened his own financial investment firm, Solo Capital. Within a few years he had built Solo Capital into a multi-millions dollar business, which owned 36 companies in countries such as the United Kingdom, Kenya, Denmark, Malta, the British Virginia islands and the Cayman islands to name a few.

Since his retirement from the financial world he has focused his time and money on a cause that is near and dear to his heart. When Sanjay Shah’s youngest son was Nikhil diagnosed with Autism, he quickly realized there was not much information about Autism Spectrum Disorders so he embarked on a new venture, Autism Rocks Foundation. The aim of Autism Rocks is to provide funding for low income families to get their children the help they need as well as funding new research and developwments in autism spectrum disorders.

Sanjay Shah relocated his family to Dubai, where they sought specialized treatment at the Dubai Autism Center. When he saw the center did not have enough transportation for its patients, Sanjay donated a few minibuses to assist them. Wanting to do more Sanjay returnd to his concert promotion roots and began planning a way to raise money and awareness. His first concert entitled Autism Rocks was headlined by Prince, who quickly came onboard to promote autism awareness. The first concert was a private invitation only event that Shah invited only his wealthiest friends. Since the initial concert he has had headliners such as Joss Stone, Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble and Snoop Dog. Since then he has also bookd world renowned DJ’s to play the event. The proceeds from these concert events have been donated to the Cambridge Autism Research Center. Since Autism Rocks contiued success, Sanjay Shah has turned his focus to assisting Autism Research in Dubai where he has helped fund a jazz festival, which he hopes to make a yearly event. He has also attracted the notice of Sheikh Hamdan, who Sanjay is hoping will become one of his global spokesmen.


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A Skout for the Most Used Apps

Through the analyzing of over one trillion in-app ad requests, Drawbridge was able to crunch some numbers about the apps that were used most often in the last quarter of 2015. The numbers that were brought back offered interesting rankings. For example, Tango, a messaging app, was the iOS app used by the most users and the most frequently back in October.

The numbers that Drawbridge found change every quarter, with some apps seeing either an increase or a decline the following quarter. Skout, for instance, was an app that was ranked number 10 on the list which was determined by in-app ad requests. Skout is a dating and social networking app that is promoted as being location-based. It’s designed to allow users to meet up with people more easily.

While Skout ranked in at number 13 in October of 2015, Drawbridge already predicts that Skout and other social networking and dating apps like it to grow during the next quarter. In fact, just from October to December of 2015, Skout ranked up to 11th place. Over the course of the first quarter in 2016, apps like Skout and MeetMe are going to see an increase in users. With how popular dating apps get around this time of year, it’s no surprise that it coincides with the fact that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

Skout ranked in at number eleven in the last month of 2015, but there were ten others ahead of it that were simply used more often (as determined by in-app ad requests). The app that ranked in at number ten was My Alarm Clock, followed by 4Shared at number nine. Seven and eight were Grindr and Tango, respectively. Manage Rock was number six while the more famous Words With Friends ranked in just above it at number five.

Then, from four to one, the top apps as determined by in-app ad requests were Mackolik Canli Sonuclar, Super-Bright LED Flashlight, CM Security Antivirus AppLock, and finally, coming in consecutively first for each of the three months in the last quarter of 2015, the most used app is Clean Master. Both Clean Master Boost and the AppLock are incredibly popular. They continue to remain at the top of the most used ranking statistics.

There are many different apps that are used frequently. From social networking apps to apps that give your phone a flashlight, in 2016, there’s an app for just about everything. It’s always interesting to watch as certain apps climb up in the ranks, especially when you know it’s a good app. Skout and countless other social apps continue to impress their users an maintain their numbers.

Queens of Drama, Queens of Television

Queens of Drama, a new, hit, scripted, reality television show, follows a group of famous, middle-aged, starlets in a post-soap opera career lull as they try to write, direct, produce, and star in a steamy, new television series. The show debuted in spring of 2015 and was quickly renewed for a second season. The show dives into the struggles of the women as they try to get their new show picked up by a network. It follows the women in front and behind the camera, capturing glimpses of their often humorous and glamorous lives and the sisterhood that they form over the course of the season. The show offers seven (and most recently an eighth) strong and sultry female leads that are exactly what the series’ title promises: Queens of Drama.

One of those powerful, famous, lady leads is blonde bombshell and seasoned actress, Crystal Hunt. She is most famous for the roles she played as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light and Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live. More recently, she starred in popular movies Sydney White and Magic Mike, alongside Hollywood hot-shot stars like Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. She was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

In her role in Queens of Drama, Crystal plays a rather passive character and seems to enjoy a good relationship with the rest of her Soap sisters, although parts of the first season do show her having some blunt words with fellow Queen of Drama, Lindsay. Crystal Hunt who recently celebrated a birthday, is a down-to-earth women, with her roots planted in her small, hometown and it shows through when in comparison to the other, often wildly over-dramatic, women on the show. She is one of the more relatable stars on Queens of Drama, due in part to her young age and Crystal Hunt’s Instagram following. Hopes are high to draw attention back to prime-time soaps and to open up the median age of general audiences that find interest in soap operas. Crystal Hunt could be a very useful tool in attracting younger viewers to the Network, especially since she has been in so many movies that are popular with Millennials.

Queens of Drama is already taking off as one of the more popular, new, daytime television shows of 2015 and has a promising start for the new year with the premier of their second season. Crystal Hunt has amazing chemistry with her fellow soap stars and her charming personality offers great balance with the other stars of the show. Viewers are hoping to see the women’s relationships blossom in upcoming seasons and every episode that airs offers the promise of plenty of drama to come.  Check out Crystal Hunt’s acting reel on Vimeo for more about the actress’ history.