Jachim Gobien

Jachim was born and raised in Belgium. He worked for approximately 9 years for BNP Paribas, a leading European banking group, in various roles. Since 2013, he has lived in several countries in the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of Antwerp and another Master degree's in Management from the KU Leuven. Since 2008, he has been an active and passionate investor in the financial markets and a backer of various crowdfunding campaigns.

Wise transfer: The best way to save on currency conversion fees

Did you ever feel cheater after converting money??

Wise (Previously known as Transferwise) is a lightning-quick service that allows you to save enormously on currency conversion fees. The cost of transferring money abroad is much lower relative to traditional banks and foreign-exchange money brokers because they apply a (1) low transfer fee, and (2) the real mid-market exchange rate. The mid-market exchange rate is the …

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How much must be sold to break even or to realize a target profit?

While every company needs to know the answer to this question, the answer is even more vital for start-ups that do not have much margin for error. This is because the revenues will exactly equal the expenses at the breakeven point. In other words, the company does not incur a loss nor does it realize …

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How geographic arbitrage can help you reach Financial Independence Retire Early

Individuals should conduct their own due diligence and/or seek the advice of a qualified financial advisor to ensure their investment goals match with their risk appetite and risk tolerance. I am not a qualified financial advisor. This article reflects my personal opinions and is for educational purposes only.  Geographic arbitrage (in short: geoarbitrage) is a powerful …

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The Berkus method: an elegantly simple model to value a pre-revenue start-up

The Berkus method: an elegantly simple model to value a pre-revenue. The Berkus method provides entrepreneurs and early-stage investors with a simple tool to value a pre-revenue start-up by focusing on risk factors instead of financial projections. The Berkus method provides entrepreneurs and early stage investors with a simple framework to value a pre-revenue startup …

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Heavily Discounted Software Deals To Boost Sales And Outclass Your Competition

You are a startup or a freelancer in need of essential investments in software tools or other digital assets. With the aid of software tools, you would be able to boost sales, outclass your competition, enhance the efficiency of your operations, and/or reduce your expenses. But the high, recurring subscription fees are a nightmare for …

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