Thursday, September 21, 2023
Steven Silberstein, Chief Executive Officer of FS-ISAC

FS-ISAC leads financial sector in live-fire cyber exercise; Locked Shields

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FS-ISAC, the member-driven, not-for-profit organisation that advances cybersecurity and resilience in the global financial system, recently announced that for the first time, FS-ISAC is convening nearly 30-member financial firms from around the world to participate in the world’s largest live-fire cyber defense exercise, the annual NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) Exercise Locked Shields, taking place on April 18-21, 2023.

Business Name Generator analyzes global cities’ co-working performance

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Business Name Generator has investigated 53 cities around the world and analyzed how they perform when it comes to co-working. We have done this by gathering information about the number of co-working spaces available, their average monthly cost, internet speed, and search volume data. We were able to reveal which city is the co-working capital of the world. The study also explores which global cities are the best for commuters, based on travel times and costs.
Jeremy Lopez, Chief Executive Officer at Everdome

Dubai metaverse company Everdome secures $60m pledge from investment group GEM, up from $10m...

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Everdome, the hyper-realistic metaverse, announced that GEM Digital Limited (GEM), a Bahamas-based digital asset investment firm that sources, structures and invests in utility tokens listed on over 30 CEXs and DEXs, will increase its investment commitment from $10-$60m. Last August, GEM committed $10m to Everdome, majority of which has been drawn down and utilized GEM’s fund towards the development of the metaverse project.
left: Kevin Smith, Founder and CEO; Ceri Stephens, Office Manager; Jo Matthews, Head of Finance; and Marc Clement, Founder

Cosmetics startup Skin Logistics launches £1.2m Series A fundraise

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A company in South Wales that developed innovative skincare products, launched its Series A fundraise – following lucrative contracts and launching in the US and ahead of a UK rollout. Skin Logistics, which produces the Platina™ range of premium, professional skin therapy products clinically proven to deliver unparalleled results and designed to complement and enhance the efficacy of high energy light-based skincare treatments, is seeking to raise £1.2m from institutional investors, VCs or business angels, ideally with expertise in the professional cosmetic or medical tech space. The round is opened and will close end of May.
Jeff Ransdell, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Fuel Venture Capital

Fuel Venture Capital to conduct roadshow in Asia for latest fund

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Fuel Venture Capital, an early-stage investor in technology and digital companies, will conduct a roadshow in Asia next week as it looks to raise money for its next fund, which uses an innovative, new funding structure positioned to transform the private markets landscape. Institutional investors will be able to participate in its upcoming Fuel Venture Capital Flagship Fund II, aimed at raising $300m, via The Fuel VC Note, a listed, centrally cleared transferable Note that can be sold and traded throughout its duration. Fuel and its advisers will meet investors in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea as part of a roadshow in early May.

Ferring and BioInnovation Institute to bolster innovation in women’s health

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals and BioInnovation recently announced a new strategic collaboration to accelerate innovation in women’s health. BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S (Ferring) have expanded their strategic collaboration with the objective to accelerate world-class life science innovation within women’s health.
George Lee, Senior Vice President at Imperva of Asia Pacific and Japan

Imperva opens NOC/SOC within Singapore to support APJ customers

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Positioning itself as a credible cybersecurity company in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) that protects critical applications, APIs, and data, anywhere at scale, Imperva Inc. unveils a Network and Security Operations Centre (NOC/SOC) in Singapore. The NOC/SOC will enable it to better understand the cyberattacks occurring within the region, and to also help customers more quickly navigate all the complex business risks associated with those different cyber-attacks.
Lim Hua Tiong, Chief Executive Officer of One Bangkok

One Bangkok achieves first Platinum WiredScore certification in Thailand

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One Bangkok, the largest holistically integrated district in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand has become the country's first real estate project to obtain the Platinum WiredScore certification which is the highest certification from WiredScore for its proficient office towers. The One Bangkok District has been designed to meet the Wiredscore and SmartScore standards ensuring tenants on the stability of digital connectivity to support all their businesses.

Apical’s subsidiary Bio-Oils and Cepsa to build a 2G biofuels plant

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Apical, through its renewable energy subsidiary Bio-Oils located in Huelva, Spain, has announced the establishment of a joint venture with Cepsa to produce second generation (2G) biofuels by constructing the largest plant in southern Europe. The alliance marks Apical's entry to the sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) market and a key milestone in RGE's strategy to produce a range of fuels to decarbonise aviation, maritime and land transportation.
Abhishek Gupta, Co-founder of Circles

Circles, the digital telecom company wins two 2023 Asian Telecom Awards

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Circles, a reputable global digital telecommunications and consumer company, won two prestigious awards from the Asian Telecom Awards 2023. The award recognizes the remarkable achievements and initiatives of Asia's leading telecommunications companies.