Friday, July 1, 2022

Innovative edtech HEX launches first international program in two years

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Following a two-year hiatus of international travel and study programs, edtech company HEX has launched its first global immersive program for startup founders and students since the pandemic, designed to guide new and early-stage ideas to make them a reality. The two-week hands-on program called Endeavour Singapore – from 2-16 July – will take place in the emerging Asian startup hub of Singapore, which has overtaken Silicon Valley as the number one place for startup talent and is home to over 3800 tech-enabled startups.

Australia’s Racing And Sports enters UK market with GBGB partnership

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has formed a new long-term partnership with Racing And Sports Pty. After a successful public tender process, RAS will take over the support and maintenance of GBGB’s database covering all greyhound racing in the UK and provide enhanced form and analytical products to the bookmaking and media markets. 

Swedish SaaS firm Turnpike hires Henrik Widman as Head of Sales

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Henrik Widman is the new person in charge of sales for the growing Swedish SaaS-company on the mission to empowering frontline staff. With extensive expertise in building international sales firms he's now joining Turnpike to scale the offering in Sweden and rest of Europe.

TransferMate secures $70m funding to further innovation in B2B payments

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TransferMate, the provider of B2B payments infrastructure as-a-service, announced a $70m funding round bringing the company to a valuation of $1bn and $130m of total funding. Railpen, one of the largest UK pension funds, managing £37 billion, participated in the round. TransferMate has grown its global licensing infrastructure and banking network to be one of the widest in the industry and has been chosen as the partner of choice to power B2B payments products for some of the largest software platforms, innovative banks and Fintechs in the world. This funding round which consists entirely of primary capital will be used to expand its teams globally and further invest in its technology innovation and product suite.

DHgate forays into social commerce, unveils new one-stop SaaS platform

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DHgate, a cross-border e-commerce marketplace in China, has announced the repositioning of MyyShop as a one-stop social commerce SaaS platform. In response to the boom in Generation Z consumer trends and changing use cases for decentralized online shopping, MyyShop enables global merchants by significantly lowering the barrier of cross-border e-commerce business operations through a comprehensive suite of digital solutions.

Global advisory firm Egon Zehnder elects Michael Ensser as next chair

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Michael Ensser has been elected Chair of Egon Zehnder by the partnership of the world’s leadership advisory firm. Ensser will assume the new role on Nov. 1, 2022, succeeding Jill Ader, who has chaired the organization since 2018 and will transition to an advisory role.

Airmeet, an event engagement platform raises $35m in series B

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Event-led engagement platform Airmeet announced raising $35m in Series B funding. The platform’s new investors include Prosus Ventures, Sistema Asia Fund, RingCentral Ventures, KDDI Open Innovation Fund, DG Daiwa Ventures and Nexxus Global. They participated alongside existing investors Sequoia Capital India and Accel India.

Formula 1 partners with Lenovo to bring its high tech to the circuit

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Formula 1 and Lenovo announced today that Lenovo is an Official Partner ahead of the upcoming 2022 season. The multi-year deal will see Lenovo’s cutting-edge technology used across Formula 1’s operations as it continues to bring the highest-level of racing and entertainment to its worldwide fanbase. As global leaders in their respective fields, Formula 1 and Lenovo want to push the boundaries of what’s possible when combining sports with advanced technology.

South California activewear brand Vuori expands to Europe and Canada

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Activewear brand Vuori launches in the U.K, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, and Canada, marking the initial steps of a global rollout announced late last year. Consumers in these countries now have access to the apparel brand through e-commerce, and in select markets Vuori will soon be sold at a variety of leading wholesale partners including Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Cotswold Outdoor, Barry’s Bootcamp and Bever.

Akur8 launches Akur8 Academy, a global program on insurance pricing

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Akur8 announced the launch of its Akur8 Academy, a training and upskilling program for insurance pricing advanced practices. This program is open to actuaries willing to benefit from the company’s expertise and build or grow their mastery of Akur8’s pricing platform. The first initiative of the Akur8 Academy will be a gamified digital credential certification program that will allow users to test their skills and share their knowledge of the Akur8 solution with their professional network. This program is appropriate for both new and existing Akur8 users.