Thursday, May 26, 2022

HKSTP hosts Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 setting job opening record

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is hosting the Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 (the Career Expo) from 10 March till 16 March 2022, posting a record number of over 2,900 I&T jobs to provide local and overseas young talent with potential new career paths and opportunities for a brighter future. Despite challenging times facing businesses and communities across Hong Kong today, HKSTP and leaders across the I&T ecosystem continue to pour effort and resource into building the city’s strength in I&T and unleash long-term potential.

How Fresenius Medical Care’s Kidney Kid is promoting better kidney health

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Fresenius Medical Care, the provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases, has announced the social media expansion of its highly successful global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, The Kidney Kid.

in3 secures $11.1m Series A from Finch Capital; partners with Worldline

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 in3, a leading Dutch Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) fintech business, has announced a $11.1 million Series A funding round from Finch Capital as growth soars. In addition to this, in3 are today launching free BNPL services for consumers, starting in the Netherlands, through an innovative partnership with global digital payments leader Worldline. 

VertiGIS acquires Swedish software provider EDP, opens Nordic market

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VertiGIS, a leading geographic information systems (GIS) solution provider and software developer, has completed the acquisition of 100% of EDP Consult AB, an established software and services provider based in Staffanstorp, Sweden. VertiGIS is backed by global, technology-focused investment firm Battery Ventures, who began acquiring GIS and location technology software companies under the brand in 2017.

Action RPG gaming title Ascenders closes $6.4m investment round

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Ascenders, the highly anticipated AAA action RPG gaming title, announced a $6.4 million private round co-led by Paramount Capital, Three Arrows Capital, Sino Global Capital, and Merit Circle, the leading investors in blockchain technology and gaming. The investment also features prominent players in the blockchain ecosystem including DeFiance Capital, Blizzard Fund, Colony Labs, GuildFi, Momentum 6, Forward Analytics, Avocado Guild, ZeePrime, Snack Club, Layer X, Mintable and others.  

Nexus Mutual adopts Bancor’s DAO treasury management solution

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Nexus Mutual will execute the single largest DAO treasury deposit on Bancor this week, joining dozens of DAOs that have recently staked treasury funds on Bancor. The deposit of over $2.2m wNXM comes as a growing number of top DAOs and token projects are allocating funds on Bancor, including UMA, Flexa Network (AMP), Paraswap (PSP), KeeperDAO (ROOK), Harvest Finance (FARM), Request Network (REQ), Instadapp (INST), WOO Network DAO (WOO) & more.

Rimini Street Korea named a Top 100 in KOREA Best Workplaces™

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Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, today announced it has been recognized in the Great Places to Work® 2022 KOREA Best Workplaces™ Awards by the global consulting company Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW).

Hiro Capital casts second €300m videogames and metaverse tech VC

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Hiro Capital, the leading specialist European VC focused on Videogames, Metaverse Technologies, Creator Platforms and Gamified Fitness, announced the launch of HIRO CAPITAL II, a €300m ($340m) fund focused on backing the world’s emerging Gaming and Metaverse innovators. Hiro II will be announcing its first investments in April.

Oliver Wyman and GFT to build new Islamic digital bank in Malaysia

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The digital revolution has taken a quantum leap throughout the global financial services industry over the last decade. In Asia-Pacific alone, there have been over 20 new digital bank licenses issued with more to come in Malaysia. The global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman and technology and software engineering leader GFT are supporting Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia (ARBM) to design, build and launch a cloud-based digital bank. To set new standards of excellence for Islamic banking in Malaysia, ARBM will undertake a complete digital redesign of their products, services, and channels for this new digital bank.

Payhawk becomes first ever Bulgarian unicorn after raising $100m

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Payhawk, the payment and expense solution with offices in London, Sofia, Berlin, and Barcelona, has raised an additional $100m to extend its Series B round to $215m. The Series B extension means that the company hits a valuation of $1bn, making Payhawk the first ever Bulgarian company to achieve unicorn status. The company plans to become a catalyst for the Bulgarian startup ecosystem, and continue to attract and retain the top 1% of talent in the market.