information visit – Marianne Bluger http://mariannebluger.com/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:39:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mariannebluger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/favicon-2-120x120.png information visit – Marianne Bluger http://mariannebluger.com/ 32 32 Ireland’s third fastest growing tech company announces up to 100 new jobs as new Limerick office opens https://mariannebluger.com/irelands-third-fastest-growing-tech-company-announces-up-to-100-new-jobs-as-new-limerick-office-opens/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/irelands-third-fastest-growing-tech-company-announces-up-to-100-new-jobs-as-new-limerick-office-opens/ LIMERICK, Ireland, March 4, 2022 /CNW/ – kneat.com, inc. (TSX: KSI) (“Kneat” Where “the company”) Limerick-based software company Kneat will today announce the creation of up to 100 new jobs when it opens its new 13,000 square foot LEED GOLD sustainable green office at Hawthorn House in the National Technology Park in Limerick. kneat.com, inc. […]]]>

LIMERICK, Ireland, March 4, 2022 /CNW/ – kneat.com, inc. (TSX: KSI) (“Kneat” Where “the company”) Limerick-based software company Kneat will today announce the creation of up to 100 new jobs when it opens its new 13,000 square foot LEED GOLD sustainable green office at Hawthorn House in the National Technology Park in Limerick.

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The new positions will focus on sales and marketing, research and development and customer success, bringing its total workforce to more than 300.

The company, which develops cloud-based software solutions for the life sciences industry, counts seven of the world’s ten largest biopharmaceutical companies among its customers. Founded in Limerick in 2007 by experts from the pharmaceutical and IT industry Eddie Ryan, Kevin Fitzgerald and Brian Ahearnethe company has experienced record growth in recent years.

At a ceremony attended by the Taoiseach of Ireland, Micheál Martin and the CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Leo Clancythe company’s new 13,000-square-foot Hawthorn House office to be declared ‘open for business’ by Kneat co-founder and CEO Eddie Ryan.

“As a Limerick man I have a deep connection to the people and the city of Limerick which is why I am very happy to share the news today that Kneat is announcing up to one hundred new jobs to be filled. over the coming year.”, mentioned Eddie Ryan. “We are also very pleased to declare our new office at Hawthorn House open for business.”

Today’s jobs and announcement of a new facility are the latest in a list of milestones for the growing company, which came third in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland Awards in December 2021. In November, the company moved from the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSXV) to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and closed a public equity financing of over 20 million Canadian dollars earlier in the year.

About Knee

Kneat, a Canadian company with operational headquarters in Limerick, Ireland, develops and markets the next-generation Kneat Gx SaaS platform. Several business work processes can be configured on the platform, from equipment validation to IT system validation to quality document management. Kneat’s software allows users to create, review, approve, run online tests, manage all exceptions, and post-approve final deliverables in a controlled platform that is FDA 21 CFR Part 11/Eudralex Annex 11 compliant. Macro and micro reporting dashboards allow powerful monitoring of all systems, projects and processes globally. Customer case studies report productivity improvements greater than 100% and a higher standard of data integrity and compliance. For more information, visit www.kneat.com.

Cautionary and forward-looking statements

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, certain information presented constitutes “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Such forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, the relationship between Kneat and the customer, Kneat’s business development activities, timelines for the use and implementation of Kneat’s software as part of the validation processes of the Customer, Customer’s ability and intent to evolve Kneat’s software usage within Customer’s organization, and Kneat’s platform compliance through audit and regulatory inspections. Although these forward-looking statements are made by Kneat, as set forth in this release, in good faith and believed by Kneat to have a reasonable basis, they are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Due to these risks and uncertainties, the events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, as they involve risks and uncertainties.

The forward-looking information contained in this press release does not include a full assessment or consideration of the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring since the first quarter of 2020 and the ongoing and developing indirect global and regional economic impacts that result. This has resulted in significant economic uncertainty and while the Company has not experienced any material impact to its operations to date, any potential impact on our future is difficult to understand or measure at this time.

Kneat undertakes no obligation to release revisions to any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Investors should not assume that any failure to update a previously issued forward-looking statement constitutes a restatement of such statement. Any continued reliance on forward-looking statements is at the investors’ own risk.

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Venture capital-backed GovTech firm Thentia Cloud hires Chris Woodill as VP of operations https://mariannebluger.com/venture-capital-backed-govtech-firm-thentia-cloud-hires-chris-woodill-as-vp-of-operations/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:53:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/venture-capital-backed-govtech-firm-thentia-cloud-hires-chris-woodill-as-vp-of-operations/ “I am delighted to join the management team at Thentia,” says Woodill. “I see huge opportunity within government and regulatory agencies to have a significant impact on the migration of legacy business processes to a modern cloud platform. I look forward to working with a world-class team that is exclusively focused on government and regulatory […]]]>

“I am delighted to join the management team at Thentia,” says Woodill. “I see huge opportunity within government and regulatory agencies to have a significant impact on the migration of legacy business processes to a modern cloud platform. I look forward to working with a world-class team that is exclusively focused on government and regulatory agencies.”

Woodill’s skills include facilitation, technology strategy, business consulting and leading client and project teams through complex and challenging programs. A project manager and certified enterprise architect, Woodill brings a unique combination of technology, strategy and industry-related experience to his new role at Thentia. His previous experience includes leading technology implementation teams focused on cloud modernization in government and regulated industries. He has led service and product implementation teams for consulting firms such as Cognizant, BDO, and Klick Health, all focused on helping highly regulated organizations modernize through cloud adoption.

Julien CardarelliCEO of Thentia, said, “Having Chris join our team is the next evolution of our program delivery model, particularly for complex corporate engagements. His leadership in global consulting organizations will give our clients the confidence they need to believe that their projects will be delivered according to their expectations and digital enablement guidelines.”

Woodill joins Thentia at an exciting time of impressive growth for the business, which has grown its revenue base by 140% and its employee base by 300% year-on-year. Thentia has also recently marked two major milestones, including a $15 million credit facility of Espresso capital to help the company accelerate its rapid expansion into new markets, as well as a Series B investment of $10 million in May 2021 led by New York City-based Spring Mountain Capital with the participation of BDC Capital

About Thentia:

Founded in Canadawith operations in the United States and the confidence of regulators in North America and around the world, Thentia was developed by subject matter experts with a mission to transform GovTech with cutting-edge technology and the executive leadership regulators deserve. Its secure, modern and elegant solution, Thentia Cloud, revolutionizes the way agencies manage data and licenses by bringing the entire process into the 21st century with speed, automation, ease of use and best-in-class support. . For more information, visit thentia.com.

SOURCEThentia Corporation

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Global Venture Capital Firm Flourish Expands Team and Regional Efforts https://mariannebluger.com/global-venture-capital-firm-flourish-expands-team-and-regional-efforts/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/global-venture-capital-firm-flourish-expands-team-and-regional-efforts/ “Our new team members share a desire to learn about the latest fintech technologies that can benefit everyone in society.” Tweet that “As the global level of fintech entrepreneurship continues to accelerate and our geographic footprint expands, our new team members will reinforce our goal of pollinating the best business and product ideas we see […]]]>

“As the global level of fintech entrepreneurship continues to accelerate and our geographic footprint expands, our new team members will reinforce our goal of pollinating the best business and product ideas we see across the world. world and will bring this knowledge to the companies in our portfolio”, mentioned Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing Partner, Flourish. “We believe in investing early and partnering with entrepreneurs around the world who think deeply about what financial services can offer their clients. Our newest team members share this passion and a desire to learn about the latest technologies that can benefit all members of society.”

With experience in building businesses as well as in the financial industry, new members of the Flourish team include:

  • Su Fen Gohinvestment company, is based in Singapore and support company portfolio investments and entrepreneurs in South East Asia. Previously, Su Fen was an entrepreneur-in-residence for San Franciscoincubator based at HVF Labs and investment banking analyst at JP Morgan. She is co-founder of Dadafish, an education startup in Singapore.
  • Pranav Mittalsenior investment analyst based in delhi will support the growth plans of the entrepreneurs in the portfolio and the India efforts. Previously, he led transactions and corporate turnaround cases for Bain & Company. At Bain, Pranav also developed an anti-child trafficking program with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Pranav worked with the microfinance lender Omni Finserv.
  • Diana Narvaezinvestment company, is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and expanding support for business entrepreneurs in Latin America. With experience working in all major Latin American economies, Diana most recently oversaw strategy and business development for Picap, a Colombian email startup. She co-founded Impulsum Capital, an impact investment vehicle for family offices in Colombia and is the co-founder of the LatAm chapter of Diversity VC, an initiative to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive venture capital industry.
  • Dapo Ogunfeitimisenior investment analyst based in washington d.c., brings depth in finance and cross-border investing to Flourish’s US portfolio. Previously, Dapo spent several years in the strategy and transactions practice at EY, performing financial analysis and due diligence for major acquisitions and public offerings. He is also a CPA.

flourish, with $500 million in patient capital under management, invests in fintech startups that advance the financial health and prosperity of individuals and small businesses, including Chime, Fair Money, Flutterwave, GrabFinancial, Heru, Hummingbird, Kin Insurance, M2P, Neon, ShopUp and Zest, among other growth companies. Flourish works alongside industry thought leaders, policy workers and regulators to better understand the needs of the underserved and help foster a fair and more inclusive economy. For more information visit: https://florishventures.com/.

SOURCE Flourish Ventures Services

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Logistics Tech Company Veho Raises $170M Series B at $1.5B+ Valuation https://mariannebluger.com/logistics-tech-company-veho-raises-170m-series-b-at-1-5b-valuation/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/logistics-tech-company-veho-raises-170m-series-b-at-1-5b-valuation/ Veho Raises $170M Series B Led by Tiger Global and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a Valuation of $1.5B+ Tweet that To support this rapid footprint and expansion, Veho plans to grow its workforce from nearly 500 employees today to 2,000 by the end of 2022, including hiring more than 150 additional software engineers, and […]]]>

To support this rapid footprint and expansion, Veho plans to grow its workforce from nearly 500 employees today to 2,000 by the end of 2022, including hiring more than 150 additional software engineers, and invest in business development capabilities to assess strategic acquisition opportunities.

“In an incredibly complex industry that has always lagged in innovation and customer focus, we are bringing more efficiency, transparency and control,” said Itamar Zur, co-founder and CEO, Veho. “Our brand partners are looking for an accelerated path to new markets and more ways to put the customer first to increase brand loyalty and lifetime value.”

“The parcel delivery industry is subject to enormous demand and an ongoing shift towards residential delivery. Veho’s highly flexible and consumer-centric delivery network is an ideal solution,” said Griffin SchröderPartner, Tiger Global.

“As e-commerce sales continue to soar, last-mile delivery capability has not kept pace, and logistics companies have not made the necessary technology investments to support a level of customer service expected by a new generation of consumers,” said Lydia Jet, managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. “We believe Veho has built a leadership position in this market with an integrated technology platform that facilitates flexible and reliable delivery services, which drives conversion and customer loyalty. We are delighted to partner with Itamar Zur and team to support their mission to reinvent delivery.”

Veho is completely rethinking parcel logistics around the needs of e-commerce brands and their customers. With a network of company-operated warehouses, Veho facilitates next-day delivery from the brand’s distribution center to the consumer’s doorstep. Veho’s proprietary technology powers a platform that seamlessly meets demand for deliveries with outsourced drivers. These partner drivers pick up packages from Veho warehouses and deliver them to consumers on dense last-mile routes. This operating model enables on-time delivery rates of 99.9%, among the best in the industry.

Veho’s technology platform is perfectly suited to the delivery needs of e-commerce brands that prioritize flexibility and visibility in the customer experience, including HelloFresh, Misfits Market and thredUP. With a consumer rating of 4.9/5, Veho’s technology delivers a highly personalized delivery experience, facilitating deeper trust between e-commerce brands and the consumers they serve.

Veho enables real-time rescheduling, address changes and personalized delivery instructions, and provides live customer support throughout the delivery journey. In H1 2022, Veho will make the end-customer experience even more seamless, giving consumers greater visibility and control over their deliveries. The new core functions will give the consumer the assurance that he will receive his delivery where, when and how he wants every time.

In numerous A/B tests, Veho has proven a dramatic increase in every element of customer lifetime value for its e-commerce brand partners, with its return-to-home program well positioned to further reinforce the customer-centric approach. the business customer. The return-to-home service allows consumers to have their packages picked up at their doorstep with the click of a button, eliminating trips to shipping or packaging stores.

About Tiger Global
Tiger Global Management is an investment firm focused on private and public companies in the internet, software and fintech sectors. Since 2001, Tiger Global has invested in hundreds of companies in over 30 countries, including investments ranging from Series A to pre-IPO. The company aims to partner with dynamic entrepreneurs operating market-leading businesses in its core focus areas. Tiger Global’s investments include JD.com, UiPath, Stripe, Databricks, Bytedance, Snowflake, Facebook, Alibaba, Procore, Chime, Blend, Peloton, Attentive, LinkedIn, Flipkart and Toast.

About Veho
Veho is a technology company revolutionizing parcel delivery for fast, seamless and personalized deliveries that increase customer satisfaction and increase customer lifetime value. For e-commerce brands, Veho offers a state-of-the-art, customer-centric delivery option to ensure that the shopping experience continues until the product arrives in the hands of its customers. By leveraging live customer communication, in-market warehouse locations and a vibrant marketplace to seamlessly meet demand for last-mile driver-partner deliveries, Veho provides e-commerce brands a complete solution to make delivery their competitive advantage. For more information, please visit https://shipveho.com.

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Star Royalties Acquires a 2.5% Royalty on Diesel Displacement Technology Company, MOBISMART https://mariannebluger.com/star-royalties-acquires-a-2-5-royalty-on-diesel-displacement-technology-company-mobismart/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:10:31 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/star-royalties-acquires-a-2-5-royalty-on-diesel-displacement-technology-company-mobismart/ JANUARY 27, 2022 – TheNewswire – TORONTO, ON – Star Royalties Ltd. (the “Society” Where “Star royalties”) (TSXV:STRR) (OTC: STRFF), through its all-green subsidiary, Green Star Royalties Ltd. (“Green Star Royalties“), is pleased to announce the signing of a definitive Royalty Purchase Agreement and Gross Revenue Royalty Agreement with MOBISMART Mobile Off-Grid Power & Storage […]]]>

JANUARY 27, 2022 – TheNewswire – TORONTO, ON – Star Royalties Ltd. (the “Society” Where “Star royalties”) (TSXV:STRR) (OTC: STRFF), through its all-green subsidiary, Green Star Royalties Ltd. (“Green Star Royalties“), is pleased to announce the signing of a definitive Royalty Purchase Agreement and Gross Revenue Royalty Agreement with MOBISMART Mobile Off-Grid Power & Storage Inc. (“MOBISMART”) to acquire a 2.5% gross revenue royalty (the “Royalties”) on all current and future gross income and any potential business disposal income generated by MOBISMART for a total consideration of CA$300,000 in cash.

Investment Highlights

  • Company operating in Canada: MOBISMART is a privately-owned operating company headquartered in Toronto, Canada that specializes in mobile solar power generation systems with integrated battery storage.

  • Reduces reliance on diesel for net zero goals: MOBISMART’s integrated product offering includes mobile solar trailers and containers with state-of-the-art power electronics and remote monitoring. MOBISMART meets a wide range of power generation requirements while reducing the need for traditional diesel power generation and its associated CO emissions.

  • Versatile Product Application: The MOBISMART product line can be deployed virtually anywhere, including construction sites, disaster relief situations, military operations, mining camps, as well as telecommunications towers and 5G infrastructure in urban, rural and remote areas.

  • Innovative power solutions: Other high growth areas include integrated power solutions for solar conversion of refrigerated vehicle fleets, fast charging stations for electronic fleets and vertical axis wind turbines.

  • Key relationships: MOBISMART benefits from working relationships with industry leaders such as Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Sono Motors GmbH, Victron Energy BV and Schneider Electric SE.

Alex Pernin, Managing Director of Star Royalties, said, “We are proud to support a greener future by investing in a high-growth local technology company, MOBISMART. Their products reduce or offset CO2 emissions in environmentally sensitive areas by displacing diesel consumption, which alone represents a global market of C$70 billion. In addition, their innovative business model is well positioned for the sectors high growth companies such as integrated power solutions, solar conversion of refrigeration vehicles and e-fleet fast charging stations. The $1 million royalty buyout provision reflects this growth potential. This green investment represents short-term cash flow from a leading jurisdiction, and we expect MOBISMART to grow rapidly into a leading off-grid power technology company in various sectors and industries.

Terms of trade

  • Green Star Royalties has agreed to acquire the royalty from MOBISMART on its current and future gross revenue and any potential business disposition revenue for a total consideration of C$300,000 in cash.

  • The Royalty has a duration of 15 years and Green Star Royalties has granted MOBISMART an initial payment holiday on the Royalty, where the first payment of the Royalty, calculated from the closing date, will take place no later than January 2023.

  • Green Star Royalties has also granted MOBISMART a royalty buyout clause, under which MOBISMART, at its sole election and in the event of a public event, will have the right to buy back the royalty in full for 10 million Canadian dollars in cash, or partially prorated. MOBISMART, at its sole election and only after five years have elapsed since the completion of its potential public event, shall have the additional right to redeem any portion of the royalty not already redeemed at its public event, on the same pro at pro rata.

MOBISMART

Founded in 2013 in Toronto, Canada, MOBISMART is an innovator of advanced, mobile and portable solar power generation systems that can be easily deployed at construction and natural disaster sites and other urban, rural and remote locations. requiring off-grid power. MOBISMART’s various power generation and battery storage solutions, including trailer-mounted and containerized systems provide a range of energy needs, work to reduce dependency on CO2-transmitting diesel generation, fills the void of compromised power sources on the grid and supports critical needs 24/7.

MOBISMART manufactures its systems in North America, relying on ISO 9001 certified facilities in Ontario and Quebec. This local control over manufacturing allows for better quality optimization and rapid delivery of the solution, removing any potential supply chain and quality related issues associated with offshore manufacturing. MOBISMART The roots of renewable energy run deep as the company’s founders are second generation solar entrepreneurs – the Efston family pioneered the integration of solar energy systems over 50 years ago. For more information, visit mobismart.ca.

MOBISMART: Product range

Mobile solar power generation systems with integrated battery storage

MOBISUN SPARK Single axle MOBISUN FLARE Double axle
4 panel solar power generator 8 panel solar power generator

Junior mining networkPortable solar power generation systems with integrated battery storage

MOBIPOWER containerized solar power generator
and battery storage (sizes range from 10ft to 40ft)

Source: MOBISMART

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, please visit our website at www.starroyalties.com or contact:

Alex Pernin, geo. Dmitry Kushnir, CFA

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Director Head of Investor Relations

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ABOUT STAR ROYALTIES LTD.

Star Royalties Ltd. is an investment company in precious metals, green royalties and streaming. The company created the world’s first carbon-negative gold royalty platform and offers investors exposure to gold with an increasingly negative carbon footprint. The Company’s objective is to create wealth through accretive transaction structuring and asset life extension with superior alignment with counterparties and shareholders.

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements,” including those regarding the Company’s strategies and business plans. Forward-looking statements are statements that address or discuss activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates may occur in the future. When used in this press release, words such as “estimates”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “will”, “believes”, “intends”, “should”, “could”, “may” and similar terminology is intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made based on certain assumptions and other important factors which, if incorrect, could cause Star Royalties’ actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. expressed or implied by these statements. Forward-looking statements should not be construed as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be an accurate indication of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, changes in MOBISMART’s business plans and strategies, MOBISMART’s ability to continue its operations and expand its operations, market conditions, demand, supply and pricing of components of electricity generation and storage units, the best use of available cash, the inherent risks to off-grid electricity generation and storage companies, differences between actual and estimated revenues, regulatory restrictions, activities of governmental authorities (including changes in taxation), currency fluctuations, global social and economic climate, natural disasters and global pandemics, including COVID-19, dilution and competition. These and other risks could cause actual results and events to vary materially. Accordingly, readers should exercise caution when relying on forward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise them publicly to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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Climate tech company Colossus announces $36 million Series A funding round, bringing total funding to $41 million https://mariannebluger.com/climate-tech-company-colossus-announces-36-million-series-a-funding-round-bringing-total-funding-to-41-million/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/climate-tech-company-colossus-announces-36-million-series-a-funding-round-bringing-total-funding-to-41-million/ Colossus is a software and services company focused on accelerating the clean energy movement. Colossus’ innovative solar software and marketplace model helps businesses of all sizes integrate, optimize, and digitize their workflows to drive business growth and clean energy adoption at scale. “Our driving force at Colossus is to reinvent the fragmented and rapidly changing […]]]>

Colossus is a software and services company focused on accelerating the clean energy movement. Colossus’ innovative solar software and marketplace model helps businesses of all sizes integrate, optimize, and digitize their workflows to drive business growth and clean energy adoption at scale.

“Our driving force at Colossus is to reinvent the fragmented and rapidly changing solar market through a unique portfolio of technologies and services that work together to streamline the deployment of clean energy,” said Colossus CEO and Founder. Walid Halty. “Solar installers are reporting rising customer acquisition costs even as sales shift to online modes and trust in the solar industry is at an all-time high. Our innovative software and market model support the rapid evolution of the solar + storage industry by developing tools that help drive sustainable business growth while accelerating large-scale solar adoption.”

Since its inception in 2017, Colossus (formerly Dvinci, Inc.) has rapidly grown its business, building a world-class management team with extensive experience in solar energy, software, power generation demand and workflow management.

“We were drawn to Colossus’ leadership and vision to accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources, which is inevitable for the future of our planet,” said Lanham Napier, co-founder and CEO of BuildGroup. “Colossus is uniquely positioned to create software solutions that help level the playing field for clean energy professionals and businesses of all sizes, unlocking opportunities for industry modernization while effectively addressing to growing consumer demand.

For more information, visit Colossus.com.

About Colossus
Colossus is an enterprise software and services company focused on accelerating the clean energy movement. Founded by industry leaders, Colossus aims to reinvent the fragmented and rapidly changing solar market through a unique portfolio of technologies, services and partnerships that work together to streamline the deployment of clean energy. Colossus helps solar companies across the country reach more customers and reduce ancillary costs by leveraging proprietary data and technology. Colossus’ innovative solar software and marketplace helps businesses of all sizes integrate, optimize, and digitize their workflows to drive business growth and clean energy adoption at scale.

SOURCE Colossus

]]> AI tech company, Hello Llama makes its CES debut https://mariannebluger.com/ai-tech-company-hello-llama-makes-its-ces-debut/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/ai-tech-company-hello-llama-makes-its-ces-debut/ ATLANTE, January 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hello Llama, a AtlantaThe AI-powered technology company, launches globally today with the release of Llama Vision – advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for light electric vehicles (LEVs). This technology creates a safer environment for users and communities, provides real-time information to operators and enables a platform to share these […]]]>

ATLANTE, January 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hello Llama, a AtlantaThe AI-powered technology company, launches globally today with the release of Llama Vision – advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for light electric vehicles (LEVs). This technology creates a safer environment for users and communities, provides real-time information to operators and enables a platform to share these results with municipalities. Hello Llama is led by David Touwsma whose experience includes running one of the world’s top five micro-mobility companies that built and deployed bicycles, scooters and other VELs for public use. The company is also co-founded by experts in computer vision, artificial intelligence and battery technology, Arun Gunasekaran and Bryan Oval, who draw on their innovation experience from their time at Tesla and SpaceX, respectively. Hello Llama chose the e Mobility Experience at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas to introduce and demonstrate their technology in the market.

Our mission is to create the safe coexistence of LEVs within communities,” Touwsma said. “By collaborating with multiple partners in the shared mobility and delivery space, Llama’s goal of delivering custom AI hardware and software solutions will enable carriers and cities to improve last-mile technology and create a safer environment.”

With a 79% increase in mobility-related accidents with nearly 200,000 emergency room visits over the past three years, Hello Llama’s advanced technology provides a safety solution for mobility companies, delivery fleet operators and their passengers who can detect and react in real time. time to objects and infrastructure – pedestrians, sidewalks, bike paths, sidewalks, potholes, etc. Integrating the use of AI, computer vision and machine learning, Llama Vision allows operators to select the objects and infrastructure they want their system to recognize and configure reactions such as slowing down or alarming the biker. As cities begin to legislate safety compliance and insurers establish new rates and requirements, micro-mobility and delivery fleet operators need Hello Llama’s custom solutions to improve user behavior , increase driver satisfaction and create safer communities.

Hello Llama’s management and engineering team saw a void in the market and an opportunity to bring to life products that were not only affordable for operators, but easily integrated and implemented with the features they needed. “Technology has changed rapidly over the past 12 months, allowing our engineering team to optimize faster than our competitors and bring to market a product that is well above a price point that will allow our customers to run businesses profitable,” said Arun GunasekaranHello CTO of Llama.

Gunasekaran adds, “Computer vision goes far beyond just detecting sidewalks and enforcing parking rules. The Hello Llama team is excited to continue to announce exclusive new features in the coming weeks that will change this industry. By introducing a Tesla-like innovation in light electric vehicles, we’ve created a halo of safety to protect not only drivers, but also the surrounding environments and the communities in which they travel. »

During its launch, Hello Llama entered into key partnerships in the field of shared mobility and delivery. In a market that has seen more than 36 million new shared bikes, scooters and mopeds hit the road, Hello Llama’s technology is small, nimble and cost-effective for operators. The company’s hardware can be fully integrated during the design and production phase, but is also hardware-agnostic, allowing it to be matched with current assets already deployed to deliver secure, cost-effective, and highly functional systems. .

EFO Ventures, the seed investor and incubator of Hello Llama, works directly with companies in the mobility, sustainability and technology services sectors, investing both financially and through development. and dedicated support. This all-new launch follows the company’s launch of MIXTE (www.exploremixte.com), an electric bicycle directly to the consumer in United States.

For more information about Hello Llama and its technology, visit www.hellollama.ai.

About Hello Llama:

Based at Atlanta, Hello Llama is a mobility technology startup providing a security solution to micro-mobility companies, delivery fleet operators and their communities. Hello Llama’s technology can detect and react in real time to objects and infrastructure – pedestrians, sidewalks, bike paths, roadways, potholes, etc. Hello Llama’s personalized fleet solutions will improve user behavior, increase passenger satisfaction and create safer communities. For more information visit: www.hellollama.ai

About EFO Ventures:

Based at Atlanta, Georgia and Dublin, Ireland, EFO Ventures is an early-stage concept investment and incubation company focused on developing innovative ideas in the mobility, sustainability, technology services, health and wellness sectors. and industrial and commercial services. Created by founders who have built and grown successful businesses themselves, EFO Ventures invests both financially in their portfolio companies and through dedicated development and support. For more information visit: www.efoventures.com.

For more information about Lama, contact:
Shawn O’Neill
PR Soffritto
[email protected]

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Next Century Ventures, the venture capital arm of NEXEN TIRE, announces its inaugural investment in ANRA Technologies, a US-based urban air mobility startup https://mariannebluger.com/next-century-ventures-the-venture-capital-arm-of-nexen-tire-announces-its-inaugural-investment-in-anra-technologies-a-us-based-urban-air-mobility-startup/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 21:10:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/next-century-ventures-the-venture-capital-arm-of-nexen-tire-announces-its-inaugural-investment-in-anra-technologies-a-us-based-urban-air-mobility-startup/ – The newly formed venture capital firm to proactively identify and invest in innovative technologies – NEXEN TIRE looks to UAM to broaden the company’s vision for future mobility RICHFIELD, Ohio, 20 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Next Century Ventures (NCV), NEXEN TIRE’s corporate venture capital fund, today announced that it has invested in […]]]>


– The newly formed venture capital firm to proactively identify and invest in innovative technologies

– NEXEN TIRE looks to UAM to broaden the company’s vision for future mobility

RICHFIELD, Ohio, 20 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Next Century Ventures (NCV), NEXEN TIRE’s corporate venture capital fund, today announced that it has invested in ANRA Technologies, the pioneer of business and air traffic control solutions in the industry Urban Air Mobility (UAM), to advance NCV’s goal of spearheading the mobility revolution.

Next Century Ventures (NCV), NEXEN TIRE’s corporate venture capital fund, today announced it has invested in ANRA Technologies, the forerunner of air traffic control and commercial solutions in the urban air mobility sector (UAM), in order to pursue NCV’s objective of spearheading the mobility revolution.

Earlier in March, NCV announced its intention to fuel the growth of NEXEN TIRE’s corporate vision of improving overall customer mobility beyond tires by targeting mobility technologies such as mobility as service (MaaS), artificial intelligence, electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies; and chose the UAM sector as the first investment target.

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a revolutionary technology that aims to improve the efficiency of transportation in urban and suburban areas. UAM uses highly automated and sustainable modes of transportation to move passengers and goods at low altitudes. UAM offers a technological solution to road traffic congestion in populated cities by enabling the distribution of road traffic in the airspace, thus effectively addressing environmental issues as well as congestion issues.

Based in the United States, ANRA Technologies is a leading international provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UTM) traffic management solutions for commercial drone operators and airspace managers. ANRA Technologies offers intelligent and modular traffic management software features for UTM and UAM operations. The technology underlying UTM is the catalyst for the future of UAM; in that this technology actually functions as an air traffic control tower, allowing aircraft to move safely and efficiently.

ANRA Technologies has worked on numerous UTM projects for NASA and FAA, and is the only company in the world to support both NASA and EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) as a supplier UAM airspace services. ANRA Technologies has also partnered with Swiggy, india largest online food delivery platform, reaching a milestone of 100 flight hours while performing BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) delivery operations in India.

Launched in March 2021 Through a joint investment with NEXEN CORP, the holding company of NEXEN TIRE, NCV strives to utilize the capabilities, experience and resources of its sponsors while bringing together LPs and startups to leverage their complementary strength with the aim of co-creating the future of mobility.

“We are working to disrupt the status quo of the mobility industry by investing in exceptional entrepreneurs with transformative ideas and technologies,” said Jin man lee, CEO of Next Century Ventures. “At the same time, we are driven by a vocation to discover futuristic technologies that have the potential to connect people in a safer way and with ease and comfort, bringing joy into everyone’s daily life; and we are continually on the lookout for such innovative opportunities. “

About NeXth century companies

Next Century Ventures is a venture capital platform launched in March 2021 by NEXEN TIRE. Based in Silicon Valley, the hub of the mobility revolution, the company’s mission is to discover, nurture and promote new technologies that will challenge and transform the status quo of the mobile phone industry. mobility.

For more information, please visit http://www.nextcentury.vc/

About NEXEN TIRE

NEXEN TIRE, established in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer headquartered in South Korea. NEXEN TIRE, one of the world’s fastest growing tire manufacturers, currently interacts with around 150 countries around the world and has four manufacturing plants – two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another factory in Žatec, Czech Republic also started operations in 2019. NEXEN TIRE produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks with advanced technology and design excellence. NEXEN TIRE supplies original tires to global car manufacturers in various countries around the world. In 2014, the company won for the first time the grand slam of the 4 best design awards in the world among the various tire manufacturers in the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.nexentire.com/international/

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Vistara Growth provides development capital to HR technology company meQuilibrium https://mariannebluger.com/vistara-growth-provides-development-capital-to-hr-technology-company-mequilibrium/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/vistara-growth-provides-development-capital-to-hr-technology-company-mequilibrium/ Vancouver, Canada and BOSTON, December 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Vistara Growth today announced its investment in meQuilibrium, the leading digital resilience solution for organizations to holistically address burnout, stress, purpose, performance and employee well-being. Vistara Growth At a time when businesses are struggling to retain and hire staff, the need for a resilient workforce is […]]]>

Vancouver, Canada and BOSTON, December 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Vistara Growth today announced its investment in meQuilibrium, the leading digital resilience solution for organizations to holistically address burnout, stress, purpose, performance and employee well-being.

At a time when businesses are struggling to retain and hire staff, the need for a resilient workforce is more imperative than ever. Vistara’s investment helps meQuilibrium better serve the needs of more Fortune 500 companies by accelerating the execution of its innovative product roadmap, continuing acquisitions of complementary technologies and launching new ones go-to-market initiatives. The company’s revenues have experienced a 3-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 50%.

Proactively build workforce wellness and resilience

“There are a number of HR tech companies trying to address the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce; meQuilibrium’s science-based, data-driven approach to creating and delivering programs provides a proven solution for empowering employees and mitigating behavioral health risks,” said Kathleen Kaulins, Director, Investments at Vistara Growth. “Our goal is to help the company quickly recruit additional talent to meet growing customer demand and further innovate its offering.”

Many employees are feeling drained and anxious due to the demands of an increasingly complex and connected work environment, exacerbated by the disruptions and uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies are now prioritizing employee well-being and focusing more on building a more resilient workforce. meQuilibrium offers organizations a proven solution designed to help reduce employee turnover and increase productivity.

“While most employee assistance programs are reactive, meQuilibrium’s solution proactively helps employees develop the skills needed to prevent burnout,” said Noah Shipman, Partner at Vistara Growth. “Rather than generic content or reactive crisis management offerings, meQuilibrium’s highly personalized offerings drive strong engagement among user employees, making it the platform of choice for companies serious about investing in good well-being and employee resilience. We’re excited to help bring this innovative platform to more people.”

“We are excited to partner with Vistara to fuel meQuilibrium’s growth in 2022 and beyond,” said Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder, meQuilibrium. “With workforce wellbeing and performance a priority for employers during a time of record turnover and continued disruption, meQuilibrium is ready to support a broader and more diverse global customer base with a team expanded and new solutions.

meQuilibrium has been recently and consistently recognized for its growth and innovation through its inclusion in the Financial Times 2021 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000 list in 2021, 2020, 2019, Deloitte Rapid 500 Technology Awards in 2021, 2020, 2019, SaaS Award Best Product in HR 2021, and the MassTLC Tech Top 50 2021. Additionally, meQuilibrium earned a customer NPS rating of 73 (June 2021).

For more details on Vistara’s investment thesis, read Why we invested in meQuilibrium.

About meQuilibrium
meQuilibrium is the #1 digital solution to build employee resilience at scale for global Fortune 500 companies, helping companies innovate and weather uncertain times. meQuilibrium harnesses the science of resilience, AI, predictive analytics, biometrics and neuroscience to help companies develop the well-being and potential of their workforce. Learn more about meQuilibrium.com.

About Vistara Growth
Vistara Growth provides highly flexible debt and growth capital solutions to leading technology companies around the world. North America. Founded, managed and funded by seasoned finance and technology operations executives, “Vistara” (Sanskrit for “expansion”) is focused on growing the ambitious entrepreneurs in whom we invest, our investors, our people and communities in which we operate. For more information, visit vistaragrowth.com

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CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY SENSIBLE WEATHER LAUNCHES WITH $10M FINANCING https://mariannebluger.com/climate-technology-company-sensible-weather-launches-with-10m-financing/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://mariannebluger.com/climate-technology-company-sensible-weather-launches-with-10m-financing/ LOS ANGELES, December 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Reasonable weather, a weather risk technology company, today announced $4 million in seed funding led by Wonder Ventures and Walkabout Ventures. This new investment, combined with a National Science Foundation research and development grant and significant new leverage to support underwriting, brings the company’s total funding to approximately […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, December 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Reasonable weather, a weather risk technology company, today announced $4 million in seed funding led by Wonder Ventures and Walkabout Ventures. This new investment, combined with a National Science Foundation research and development grant and significant new leverage to support underwriting, brings the company’s total funding to approximately $10 million. Sensible’s first product offering, a partner-branded weather warranty service, automatically reimburses travelers when bad weather affects their travel experience.

This new capital will allow Sensible to continue to strengthen its team of engineers and scientists, increase investments in its proprietary climate data and risk analysis platform, and accelerate the expansion of its offerings. Weather Guarantee in new travel sectors. Other tour participants include Group 1001, by Spencer Rascoff 75 & Sunny Ventures, Raj Gokal of Solana Laboratories, Spike Lipkin & Gordon Wintrob of Newfront Insurance and Kiran Bhatraju of Arcadia Energy.

Sensible’s Weather Guarantee service is powered by its proprietary Climate Risk platform, a high-performance data, analytics and risk assessment engine. The platform’s architecture allows Sensible to issue same-day refunds in the event of rain and will soon allow partners to offer their consumers protection against additional weather events such as snow, wind and weather conditions. the air. The platform’s bespoke parametric policy management system ensures that weather guarantees are proactively identified and programmatically executed on an hourly basis – in most cases before adverse weather events occur.

“As climate increasingly impacts vacations, in-destination experiences and outdoor events, Sensible’s Weather Guarantee service provides consumers with reassurance when booking online, as travelers can now recover their experience losses when bad weather interferes with their plans,” said Nick Cavanaugh, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Sensible Weather. “Our integrated fintech service helps customer-centric travel brands increase conversion rates and ancillary revenue, while reducing last-minute cancellations and improving their customer experience.”

Consumers purchase Weather Guarantee protection when they book travel reservations and event tickets from Sensible’s growing list of experiential brand partners. Sensible’s proprietary weather risk platform calculates weather guarantee prices in real time, driving new revenue for partners and improved experiences for travelers. If a weather event such as rain is forecast during an outdoor experience, Sensible automatically sends a link by SMS to the customer to easily collect their reimbursement on the morning of their experience. Warranty payments are processed immediately, with payments based on the number of hours the experience is negatively affected by weather conditions. For example, three hours of rain on any day of a covered stay results in automatic payment of 100% of the average daily rate for the hotel reservation.

Sensible Weather was founded in 2019 by Nick Cavanaugh, Ph.D., climatologist and fintech entrepreneur with a successful track record in predicting price fluctuations in weather-impacted markets as a hedge fund quant. The company is currently in line with its travel-focused weather guarantees and plans to roll out consumer-focused climate finance products in other industries soon.

About reasonable weather
Sensible Weather is a weather risk technology company that reduces weather risk for travelers and travel partners. Founded in 2019 by a climatologist Nick Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Sensible is backed by a national science foundation grant and $10M in total funding. For more information, please visit: https://www.sensibleweather.com/.

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