Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Payment tech platform GPS makes new senior leadership changes

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Global Processing Services (GPS), a payment tech platform, announced the promotion of Joanne Dewar to Vice Chair. Kevin Schultz has also been named CEO, effective immediately. Joanne will maintain her position on the GPS board, where she will focus on the global profile, and continue to work alongside Chair, Gene Lockhart, in a newly created Office of the Chair.

Ecoppia’s H4 robotic solar cleaning solutions named product of the year

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Ecoppia (TASE: ECPA), a robotic cleaning solutions for solar PV, has won the Top Product of the Year Award for their H4 robot in the elite Environment + Energy Leader Awards program. Receiving this prestigious award demonstrates that global industry experts see Ecoppia's H4 robot as an exemplary solution in the fields of energy and environmental management.

Global high-tech enterprise BYD makes the Fortune Global 500 list

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On August 3rd 2022, BYD made the coveted Fortune Global 500 list for 2022, demonstrating its outstanding achievements in the global market. Focusing on solving social problems, BYD remains dedicated to leveraging effective solutions for sustainable development.
Packform wins two Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Startup of the year

Packform wins two Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Startup of the Year

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An award for innovation should come as no surprise as innovation itself forms the bedrock of the Packform solution.

Consumers give up on governments, turn to companies to save the planet

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The overwhelming majority of consumers in Australia, United Kingdom and USA believe companies have a moral obligation to lead the way on sustainability as corporations are viewed as more likely to have a positive impact on climate change than their own governments.

Western Union partners with Artajasa to offer transfer payouts into banks

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Western Union, a cross-currency money movement and payments, announced PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis (Artajasa) as its newest bank account and wallet payout partner in Indonesia. Artajasa is a pioneer in the market of electronic transactions in Indonesia. The deal will enable clients to receive international money transfers in minutes into their accounts across all major banks in Indonesia. Payout into wallets will launch later this year.

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.