Angel, a college dropout, started his career in the early 80's working on the computerization of the hotel industry and then transitioned to manage customer experience. It's there he learned that technology does not mean an abandonment of customer interaction, but a possible enhancement of it, although only if the human element is clearly emphasized, a principle we still… See More
see in him today.
He then independently studied finance and joined a regional firm as a licensed stockbroker and later joined their investment banking division, becoming one of their top five producers. In the late 80's he launched his own investment banking firm, named New World Investments.
But two years before that, he met a registered nurse, in St. Louis, MO, who approached him with what must've sounded like a wacky idea: taking an orphan drug produced by Riker Laboratories called Deaner (also known as Deanol) and marketing it as a nutritional supplement (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), that supposedly could enhance cognition and increase memory recall. Angel created Health Treasures, for the purpose of marketing this product under its short name DMAE. After DMAE became a big success, he sold his interest to a supplement wholesaler called LE TAN, that in turn sold it to Twinlab. DMAE is still offered today as an over-the-counter supplement. Angel has taken DMAE daily since he was 26 years old.
Read about the possible health benefits of DMAE at www.healthline.com/health/senior-healt…
At 34 years of age he sold New World Investments to Calgary Limited, a UK investment firm, and for the first time in his life found himself with lots of idle time. A friend told him to look into the videogame industry for opportunities, due to Angel's interest in technology-based experiences.
After publishing a popular gaming website, named Adrenaline Vault, he set out to turn computer game competitions into a professional sport with the launch of the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) in 1997. He's now credited as the father of modern esports, a $3 billion industry. After selling CPL to WoLong Ventures (Singapore), for an undisclosed cash amount, he volunteered at a government-sponsored project to promote technology investments in economically marginalized countries.
As a side project, he purchased a nearly bankrupt art gallery in Dallas, Texas, named Reflection Fine Art and in two years made it a top destination in Dallas' art circles. He eventually sold it back to its original owner, who had partnered with restaurateur billionaire, Phil Romano. The gallery has since been relocated and relaunched as Samuel Lynne Galleries.
Then ten years ago, at the age of 50, Angel, launched Mass Luminosity with a simple motto: "Bring Joy to Life," and fairly quickly Mass Luminosity was recognized worldwide for its large and honest global giveaways. These were the very first large-scale global giveaways ever done. Although, he felt that asking repeatedly for participants to enter their personal data in every giveaway was tedious and unnecessary, so he had his then lead programmer, Andrew Waterman, create a persistent registration system for the giveaways and they named it: Gaming Tribe.
When GTribe had about 60,000 registrants he proposed an idea to a high school student (who also worked as a part-time programmer), named Teodor Atroshenko, to transform GTribe into a social media network for gamers and tech enthusiasts. Teodor had demonstrated skills and maturity well beyond his years, and Angel felt that this almost impossible programming task could be accomplished by him. Angel was right, because on January 29, 2014 GTribe became a social media network built completely with proprietary code. Soon it started attracting accolades from press members and users alike, mostly because of its stance on privacy, lack of overt advertising and it's unique rules, better known as The Code, a list of human interaction rules that have gained GTribe wide recognition as the "Oasis of the Web." When it reached about 3.5 million members last year, Angel rejected an offer to sell GTribe, mostly because he was concerned that the new owners would compromise GTribe's community ethos.
A few months ago, Angel Munoz and Teodor Atroshenko (now SVP of Technology), publicly announced their next global project: Beacon, a private, secure, next-generation video conferencing service for families, friends and colleagues. This time they had the help of Veniamin Craciun, Andrew Slane and consulting from Tom Mustaine and Alexander Munoz.
Beacon's state-of-the-art encryption guards communication, ensuring confidentiality and protecting it from prying eyes. Angel has received dozens of messages and emails, praising Beacon, although it's still in beta testing. ProPrivacy published a fantastic article about Beacon at proprivacy.com/privacy-service/privacy…
The software engineering team will release ten (10) distinct Beacon betas before launching a release candidate, so the next release, Beta 5, is the halfway point. We hope that you join us (and Angel) on this amazing journey by registering for the open beta at www.BeaconX.com