Chapter 145 – Competition
Woosung turned to Alex and Julia.
“As you saw on the news, Rick Warren has decided to invest in our company. Not Facebook, but for us!”
Julia murmured, “So it will definitely be worth over 100 billion dollars.”
Alex turned to Woosung. “That’s a huge number. You will be so loaded.”
“Not as much as you think. I will only sell about 30% of the shares to make sure I have control over the company, and I need this money to make an investment.”
When Alex nodded, Woosung continued, “Please supervise Liam on the algorithm trading tuning.”
In the corner of the hotel room was Liam focusing on his computer.
“How much are you thinking to invest?”
“I will start with 100 million dollars and increase the budget as I go. I already told Liam about it too.”
“I think he is working very hard, so keep an eye on him.”
Woosung turned to Julia. “SEC will call us by the end of the day. Please get ready for the listing and come up with ideas for Coconut Pay and Coconut Bank for the future.”
Julia complained, “I haven’t even read over the comprehensive report on the current company situation yet.”
“Haha, you better work fast. My expectations are very high.”
“Gosh, why did I agree to work for you? I didn’t even get the bonus!”
Woosung grinned and replied, “Haha, if the listing process goes smoothly, you will get a handsome incentive so don’t be so disappointed.”
After the meeting, Woosung and Alex flew to Silicone Valley. They visited the developers who were working on the Blue S3 and announced a bonus for everyone. Afterward, they visited the other companies Woosung invested in.
Woosung invested a lot of money on these companies. He knew they would be very successful in the future.
One week later.
“Boss, the listing process is complete. It will be listed next Tuesday.”
Woosung smiled at Alex’s report. It was going according to his plan. Woosung remembered an invitation suddenly.
“Tonight 6 pm Palo Alto 2101 Party”
Alex got excited.
“Boss, you must go! It is a very famous party in Silicone Valley. It is a good chance for you to network with important and influential businessmen.”
“More influential than Rick Warren?”
“No, but it will still be helpful.”
“And the more networking you do, the better chance you have of finding good people to scout.”
Woosung narrowed his eyes. “Be honest. You just want to meet famous celebs, right?”
Alex grinned. “Haha, if it happens, then that would be a bonus.”
Silicone Valley was famous for luxurious parties organized by successful businessmen. Many celebs and rich people attended these events.
“Alright, let’s go.”
They arrived at the party early. It was at a lavish mansion. They had to drive a few minutes after passing the main gate. Inside were a swimming pool, tennis court, and a three-story building.
The place was surrounded by bodyguards and everyone was checked before letting in.
“Haha, this is huge.”
The pool was crowded with beautiful women in bikinis. Music was playing loudly.
“You can go in.”
They walked in after the security checked their invitations.
‘Wow, KYLO meeting is so small compare to this.’
The party host David Gallagher, a famous investor, approached them
“Haha, you made it.”
“Thank you for the invitation.”
“It’s a great party. I hope you have fun. Oh, and take this.”
David handed Woosung a key card and whispered, “It is the key to the private building on the right. It has been prepared for only the special guests.”
Woosung nodded. “Thank you.”
“Haha, have a great time!”
After David left, Alex exclaimed, “Boss, did you see? That’s Grant Griffin. Oh, there is Dana Loren! I’ve gotta go over there. Let me know when you are ready to leave.”
Alex quickly disappeared to mingle.
Woosung took a glass and walked around. He wondered what David prepared at the private building.
He could guess what it was, but he was still curious.
‘I’m probably wrong. Let’s go find out.’
Tight security personnel was guarding the door. It looked like something secretive was happening inside. Woosung approached the door and scanned the card.
The door opened. When Woosung entered, he felt dreamy. Inside was filled with smoke.
Men were sitting down smoking different pipes. Woosung was right.
Gorgeous women were everywhere in the room. They flocked to different men. The place looked like an expensive brothel.
Suddenly, Woosung noticed one woman.
He rubbed his eyes and checked again. It was really her, an actress he saw in a popular movie in his previous life.
‘I did see a couple of big time movie producers, so I guess…’
He walked towards her slowly. Jennifer bit her lips. When he offered his hand, she took it with a resigned expression. They went into an empty room.
As soon as the door closed, Jennifer tried to kiss Woosung, who quickly stepped back.
Jennifer placed her finer on Woosung’s lip.
“Shh. You don’t have to worry about anything.”
She acted boldly, but her eyes looked sad. Woosung stepped back again and asked, “Are you really Jennifer Ellie?”
Her eyes widened. Woosung continued.
“I am Kang Woosung. I am the CEO of NK Entertainment. I would like to scout you.”
“Pardon?” She looked confused.
Woosung explained, “I am telling you that I would like to be your agency.”
“Are you serious? Several men have offered the same thing to me before, but as soon as I slept with them, they left me. I had to sleep with famous producers and directors. They all promised to make me into a star, but here I am.”
“But you haven’t given up becoming an actress.”
“How do you know?”
“I just do.”
In Woosung’s last life, Jennifer Ellie was one of the top actresses in Hollywood.
“NK will be investing in a movie in Hollywood very soon. It will be easier for you then to get a role.”
Jennifer sighed and asked doubtfully, “You are offering me this without asking for anything in return?”
When Woosung nodded, Jennifer placed her hand on his belt.
“Why don’t we just have sex? I don’t need your words.”
Before Woosung could react, she took his belt off.
“W…what are you doing?”