New Boutique Consulting Firm Packed With Young and Experienced Experts Aims to Offer Start-Up, Small and Mid-Level Media and Tech Companies Simple, Non-Prohibitive Access to Russian and CIS Markets Together with Investment and Direct Sales Support

Firebird International announced today the opening of boutique business consulting service operations in Boston and New York specialized in providing direct and third party investment procurement, direct content and technology sales, and fast-track patenting and registration in addition to a full suite of market evaluation and entry services to media and tech businesses from start-ups to conglomerates seeking to do business in Russia in the CIS in the most efficient, stream-lined, and profitable manner, under the guidance of its team of experienced consultants.

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Firebird believes that businesses of all sizes should be able, affordably, to expand into these markets and reap their benefits in an egalitarian fashion.

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We are looking to be the most effective, efficient, worthwhile partner out there and will provide everything necessary to make sure our clients are able to jump over high buildings in a single bound and are ready to participate as actively as needed."

Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

Firebird will work with a wealth of US and foreign of investors seeking to gain access to the brightest and most marketable companies that wish to expand their operations to this region of the world that has recently become a Shangri-La for media and tech companies, with hundreds of major US tech brands opening local offices and simultaneously reaping huge investment capital, much of it from the Russian government, and profits. Firebird will, on reduced and flexible combined fee and commission structures commit, for clients it deems to be promising, to extremely timely allocation of transparent capital for expansion and growth. Its target clientele in this service and otherwise will be small and mid-sized companies, many of which need assistance to fund expansion. Additionally, the Firebird SEED program will directly invest $50,000.00 per month in three promising start-up companies meeting its criteria that are ready and willing to launch simultaneously at home and abroad.

Matthew Goldstein, co-founder of Firebird, comments on another of the company’s specialties, the direct sale of content and technology licensing to regional firms:

“I have worked for over 15 years in this field as the quiet agent, so to speak, performing massive deals for major companies. I created for NAVTEQ the first GPS system in Russia from scratch and executed enormous dealings on behalf of media companies like Fox, National Geographic, MTV, and Nickolodean. However, I often got the deals after the larger brands like McKinsey and Bain had reaped hundreds of thousands, only to prove themselves ineffective, and the companies were ready to either give up or let me give it a go based on mostly commission-structured payment. I sold so much content and helped spread so many technologies, now taken for granted, that almost all the companies I have worked for, initially reticent about Russia and the CIS, opened local offices and boasted publicly about their enormous profits while these economies began to boom. Still, because I worked behind the scenes, with each new deal came a new need to prove myself and my capabilities. In such a way, myself, and my colleagues, have earned our chips, made an unfounded amount of connections, and learned how to get content and tech licensing sales off the ground and generating revenues for the client in remarkably short amounts of time. We have installed our systems, so to speak, and now wish to use them to build our own brand that is known for being the most efficient, affordable, dedicated and trustworthy partner out there to especially small and mid-sized companies, but really companies of all sizes and all budgets that are wanting to do business and do not know how or can not afford to move mountains in order to sell their products to a ravenous and exponentially growing amount of telecoms, ISPs, IP, digital, and broadcast television networks, Internet platforms, and telecoms as well as regional media companies of all varieties, who are indeed eagerly seeking out content and technology that they can not find in the time period needed and not afford, at traditional broadcast prices, in the amounts truly needed. Firebird will not just advise its clients on how and where they might inquire, but will quickly go in and, with all the right documentation put in place, sell their products quickly, via known partners,and in the context of long-term partnerships.”

Firebird’s third specialty is its ability to quickly and affordably cut through red tape to obtain required registrations and patents and secure intellectual property rights, as well as sorting out issues related to more complex technologies appearing in the region for the first time, in a time period that is consistent with the commercial dealings. Says Goldstein, “As we know what will be needed while we are creating the deals, and know how and whom to turn to in order to get it, we see no reason for companies to wait months and years while high-priced lawyers sort out these questions for themselves. We do have partnerships with attorneys we trust most throughout the world, but they are needed only on select occasions It is not worthwhile for the client to pay them to learn its business, what is needed, and where to find it. We will not increase client costs and slow down their time to market for any reason. There are only so many people a smaller company can afford to pay before it gets paid.”

Although Firebird’s specialization lies in media and media-oriented technologies, its Firebird ENS division, run by Vice President and security technologies expert Sergei Yakovlev, is set up to cater to clients producing energy, nano, and security-related technologies, extremely popular right now and heavily invested in (well upwards of 2 bilion spent this year in Boston alone) by the Russian government. States Yakovlev, “Right now, it is mostly the government who invests in these technologies. This brings with it certain pluses and certain minuses. We will attempt to work hand in hand with all regional governments to the proper degree, and will seek out investment from them when we think the company is a good fit, but we will attempt to make market entry for our clients more accessible, less about whom they know to begin with, how large or small they are, and without mandates on whom their expected clientele and partners should be. We will accept clients based on merit and marketability alone and allow private investors and partners whom we work with equal access to develop relationships with these companies, hoping to make the markets more accessible and equitable.” The ENS division will also handle telecoms, VoiP, applications, Wimax, LTE, location-based techs as well as cross-platform retailers and social media networks.

Thomas Hanson, Director of Business Development for Firebird, comments:

“We are looking to be the most effective, efficient, worthwhile partner out there and will provide everything necessary to make sure our clients are able to jump over high buildings in a single leap, whether that means advising them, connecting them, or going in ourselves and getting business done quickly and efficiently for them. We will not simply hand our clients broad-stroked maps and tell them to navigate for themselves, because we know that this means spending time and money they simply do not have. Media conglomerates and large, public technology companies may have millions to waste before they start making hundreds of miillions, but most companies are on infinitely smaller budgets and can not afford to take on significant risk, if any at all. We named the company ‘Firebird’, which in Russian, where it is an important part of local folklore, is translated as Jar-Ptistsa, and has the same meaning as “phoenix”, because our goal is to allow companies to be reborn, access new opportunities, and bring themselves to life and/or re-invigorate themselves by being able to easily gain access to these regions of the world where, so long as they know the path to take and have the right people guiding and helping them, they can quickly grow their cash flows and values without having to expend significant resources. Likewise, we will be there for the conglomerates who have spent themselves to pieces and seen little to no return, but are ready to go about entry in a more rational fashion and give themselves another chance to experience success equal to that of their peers."

Firebird has launched its Web site and has already accepted its first clients.

ABOUT FIREBIRD INTERNATIONAL

In addition to the services listed in the release, Firebird will offer political and market risk analysis, qualitative and quantitative market research, marketing adaptation and translation, content dubbing and closed-captioning, localized HR and corporate training, local partner network building, government relationship building and management, integration of local payment systems, localized PR, creation of local R&D programs, merchandising, co-branding, and events’ support, as well as additional legal and real estate services. It will take fees on a case-by-case basis, depending on its evaluation of the company’s promise and its financial situation, and, in some cases, will agree to work with clients on equity-sharing agreements. When taking on start-ups primarily for investment allocation reasons, to begin with, which it will limit to three per month, Firebird will provide seed capital.

Past and present clients of Firebird consultants include Viacom (MTV, Nickolodean, Paramount), Fox, Time Warner, Disney, Fox International, National Geographic, Bloomberg, IDS, IMG, Xillion TV, NAVTEQ, Genawarehouse, Collezioni, Samsung, Conde Nast, Hachette Phillipache, Trend, Microsoft, and many more.

For more information, please call Firebird in Boston at 978-533-9223 or write to info@firebirdinternational.com.
ion and withinvestment, led by the Russian government, flowing in the billions, with profits consistent and significantly higher than anywhere else in the world. Firebird will, on reduced and flexible combined fee and commission structures commit, for clients it deems to be promising, to extremely timely allocation of transparent capital for expansion and growth. Its target clientele in this service and otherwise will be small and mid-sized companies, many of which need assistance to find expansion. Additionally, the Firebird SEED program will directly invest $50,000.00 in three promising start-up companies meeting its criteria that are ready and willing to launch simultaneously at home and abroad.

Matthew Goldstein, co-founder of Firebird, comments on another of the company’s specialties, the direct sale of content and technology licensing to regional firms:

“I have worked for over 15 years in this field as the quiet agent, so to speak, performing massive deals for major companies. I created for NAVTEQ the first GPS system in Russia from scratch and executed enormous dealings on behalf of media companies like Fox, National Geographic, MTV, and Nickolodean. However, I often got the deals after the larger brands like McKinsey and Bain had reaped hundreds of thousands, only proving themselves ineffective, and the companies were ready to either give up or let me give it a go based on mostly commission-structured payment. I sold so much content and helped spread so many technologies, now taken for granted, that almost all the companies I have worked for opened local offices and boasted publically about their enormous profits while these economies began to boom. Still, because I worked behind the scenes, with each new deal came a new need to prove myself and my capabilities. In such a way, myself, and my colleagues, have earned our chips, made an unfounded amount of connections, and learned how to get content and tech licensing sales off the ground and generating revenues for the client in remarkably short amounts of time. We have installed our systems so to speak and now wish to use them to build our own brand that is known for being the most efficient, affordable, dedicated and trustworthy partner out there to especially small and mid-sized companies, but really companies of all sizes and all budgets that are wanting to do business and do not know how or can not afford to move mountains in order to sell their products to a ravenous and exponentially growing amount of telecoms, ISPs, IP, digital, and broadcast television networks, Internet platforms, and telecoms as well as regional media companies of all varieties, who are indeed eagerly seeking out content and technology that they can not find through established and high-priced channels. Firebird will not just advise its clients on how and where they might inquire, but will quickly go in and, with all the right documentation put in place, sell their products quickly and in the context of long-term partnerships.”

Firebird’s third specialty as is its ability to quickly and affordably cut through red tape to obtain required registrations and patents and secure intellectual property rights, as well as sorting out issues related to more complex technologies appearing in the region for the first time, in a time period that is consistent with the commercial dealings. Says Goldstein, “As we know what will be needed while we are creating the deals, and know how and whom to turn to in order to get it, we see no reason for companies to wait months and years while high-priced lawyers sort out these questions for themselves. We do have lawyers on staff and use those we trust most throughout the world, but they are needed only on select occasions in to pay them to learn your business, what you need, where to find it, and, generally, how to accommodate you is not worth it. We will not increase client costs and slow down their time to market for any reason. There are only so many people a smaller company can afford to pay before it gets paid.”

Although Firebird’s specialization lies in media and media-oriented technologies, its Firebird ENS division, run by Vice President and security technologies expert Sergei Yakovlev, is set up to cater to clients producing energy, nano, and security-related technologies, extremely popular right now and heavily invested in (roughly 2 bilion spent this year in Boston alone) by the Russian government. States Yakovlev, “Right now, it is mostly the government who invests in these technologies. This brings with it certain pluses and certain minuses. We will attempt to work hand in hand with all regional governments to the proper degree, and will seek out investment from them when we think the company is a good fit, but we will attempt to make market entry for our clients more accessible, less about whom they know to begin with, how large or small they are, and without mandates on whom their expected clientele should be. We will accept clients based on merit and marketability alone and allow private investors and partners whom we work with equal access to develop relationships with these companies, hoping to make the markets more accessible and equitable.” The ENS division will also be responsible for working with technologies, including on-line retail and social network platforms, and all new tech companies whose products it feels will be attractive in the region.

Thomas Hanson, Director of Business Development for Firebird, comments:

“We are looking to be the most effective, efficient, worthwhile partner out there and will provide everything necessary to make sure our clients are able to jump over high buildings in a single leap, whether that means advising them, connecting them, or going in ourselves and getting business done quickly and efficiently for them. We will not simply hand our clients broad-stroked maps and tell them to navigate for themselves, because we know that this means spending time and money they simply do not have, as there is only so much anyone can pay others before he pays himself. Media conglomerates and large, public technology companies may have millions to waste before they start making billions, but most companies are on infinitely smaller budgets and can not afford to take on significant risk, if any at all. We named the company ‘Firebird’, which in Russian, where it is an important part of local folklore, is translated as Jar-Ptistsa, and has the same meaning as “phoenix”, because our goal is to allow companies to be reborn, access new opportunities, and bring themselves to life and/or re-invigorate themselves by being able to easily get access to these regions of the world where, so long as they know the path to take and have the right people guiding and helping them, they can quickly grow their cash flows and values without having to expend significant resources. Likewise, we will be there for the conglomerates who have spent themselves to pieces and seen little to no return, but are ready to go about entry in a more rational fashion and give themselves another chance to experience success equal to that of their peers.

Firebird has launched its Web site and has already accepted its first clients.

BOILER PLATE

In addition to the services listed in the release, Firebird will offer political and market risk analysis, qualitative and quantitative market research, marketing adaptation and translation, content dubbing and closed-captioning, localized HR and corporate training, local partner network building, government relationship building and management, integration of local payment systems, localized PR, creation of local R&D programs, merchandising, co-branding, and events’ support, as well as additional legal and real estate services. It will take fees on a case-by-case basis, depending on its evaluation of the company’s promise and its financial situation, and, in some cases, will agree to work with clients on equity-sharing agreements. When taking on start-ups primarily for investment allocation reasons, to begin with, which it will limit to three per month, Firebird will provide seed capital.

Past and present clients of Firebird consultants include Viacom (MTV, Nickolodean, Paramount), Fox, Time Warner, Disney, Fox International, National Geographic, Bloomberg, IDS, IMG, Xillion TV, NAVTEQ, Genawarehouse, Collezioni, Samsung, Conde Nast, Hachette Phillipache, Trend, Microsoft, and many more.

For more information, please call Firebird in Boston at 978-533-9223 or write to info@firebirdinternational.com.


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Firebird believes that businesses of all sizes should be able, affordably, to expand into these markets and reap their benefits in an egalitarian fashion. Firebird International Logo with Slogan

The Firebird, common in Russian as "Jar Ptitsa", is equal to the West's Phoenix. Firebird chose this symbolic creature because it re-enforces the company's ethos that access to the markets of Russian and the CIS, with their seemingly insatiable demand an