Protembis taps experienced medical device executive to chair its board
Protembis GmbH, a privately-held emerging cardiovascular medical device firm, announced the appointment of experienced and serial entrepreneur and medical device executive Azin Parhizgar as an Independent Member and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Azin is committed to the embolic protection field after her recent successes with Claret Medical.
Entravision in definitive agreement to acquire stake in Jack of Digital
Entravision, a media and ad-tech solutions company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a strategic stake in Jack of Digital, a digital marketing services company that serves as the exclusive advertising sales partner of TikTok in Pakistan. Entravision will expand its commercial partnership reach across the South Asian region. Founded in 2020 by ad tech industry veteran Faisal Sheikh, Jack of Digital specializes in global platform partnerships with some of the top advertising, marketing and data platforms. With leadership experience in Pakistan, Jack of Digital provides marketing and communication, advertising sales and relationship management services to a growing customer base.
Fourth Tommy Hilfiger fashion edition calls upon all social entrepreneurs
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., is pleased to announce that applications for the fourth edition of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are open. The global program echoes Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, amplifying and supporting new voices in the world of social entrepreneurship who are shaping scalable and disruptive innovations to create a more inclusive future of fashion.
New research reveals strong societal support for disruptive innovations
A new survey by Philip Morris International Inc.(PMI) reveals that despite broad public support for disruptive innovation to address global challenges, issues such as lack of equal access are likely to stall progress. Commissioned by PMI & conducted by ind't research agency Povaddo, the survey shows 89% of adults across 14 countries say new tech & innovations can play a role in improving public health but 38% feel such innovations are not accessible to all citizens.
UpLink and HCL fund ten projects to tackle the global freshwater crisis
Securing the global freshwater ecosystems, under increasing threat from climate change, population growth and consumer demand, has become more critical than ever. To tackle this escalating crisis, UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with global conglomerate HCL Group, has announced ten water-focused entrepreneurs who will share CHF1.75m ($1.9m) from HCL Group to scale their innovations.
Zoho Finance Platform achieves 50% YoY growth, extends to 160 countries
Zoho Corporation, a tech company, announced that the Zoho Finance Platform has achieved 50% YoY revenue growth, supporting more than half a million businesses in 160 countries. Driving the growth is the expansion of its cloud-based accounting app, Zoho Books, which now supports 180 currencies, 17 languages, and is backed by a global tax engine that solves country-specific tax compliance challenges, like GST and Single Touch Payroll in Australia.
Takeda recognized as global Top Employer for the sixth straight year
Takeda announced that, for the sixth consecutive year, it was one of only 15 global companies to achieve global Top Employer® certification for 2023. Takeda is also recognized as a Top Employer across 22 countries, strengthening its commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and an exceptional employee experience.
Confluent hires former Rubrik and MongoDB executive as SVP APAC
Confluent, Inc., the data streaming platform to set data in motion, announced the hire of Kamal Brar as Senior Vice President for APAC. Brar brings two decades of strategic leadership experience in the enterprise tech sector, having led the successful expansion of both large-scale companies and startups, from Oracle and IBM to MongoDB and most recently, Rubrik.
Thailand’s SEAC eyes expansion in the ASEAN SMART learning market
SEAC, a lifelong education innovator, is shaking up the Thai and ASEAN education market with significant investment to expand its SMART learning solutions across ASEAN. The world is rapidly evolving, and current learning methods fail to keep pace; SEAC is poised to capitalize on the growing demand for more effective tech-supported education design and delivery.
7Hills for Social Development recognized for humanitarian work
7Hills for Social Development, a Jordan-based non-profit, has been awarded the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2022, organized by The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a UAE-based humanitarian firm dedicated to helping refugees.