Friday, December 2, 2022

New technology leaders emerge to tackle the experience economy

Cisco AppDynamics, a provider of Observability and Application Performance Monitoring tech, has published findings from Agents of Transformation 2022, the fourth annual report that analyzes the skills and attributes of elite global technologists. In the wake of the pandemic, it reveals the emergence of a new class of technology experts stepping up to meet critical challenges that are blurring the lines between business strategy and IT operations.

CloudBees appoints Anuj Kapur as President and Chief Executive Officer

CloudBees, the software delivery platform for enterprises, named Anuj Kapur as President and CEO. Previously a C-level executive at Cisco and SAP, Kapur brings extensive expertise in corporate strategy, product management, and go-to-market strategy, in the tech sector.

Software firm Quorum Software reshuffles its executive leadership

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Quorum Software (Quorum), a software firm dedicated to the energy industry, announced that Chief Executive Officer Gene Austin will be stepping down from this position to become the company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and President Paul Langenbahn will succeed Austin and serve as both President and CEO. This transition will be effective Oct. 1.

Eaton casts portfolio of battery pack vent valves for electrified vehicles

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Eaton announced its eMobility business has introduced a single-stage vent valve for electrified vehicle (EV) batteries. The valve acts as an overpressure relief for the vehicle’s battery pack. A battery pack thermal runaway situation can occur when individual cells inside the unit fail due to physical impact or short circuit. Eaton’s single-stage battery vent valve can be precisely and flexibly designed to meet specific opening pressures and optimize venting.

Green blockchain protocol Rubix announces first of its kind Hackathon

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Rubix Blockchain Pte Ltd (Rubix), a green blockchain protocol, announced its Next Top Rubix Start-up Hackathon 2022. A virtual Next Top Rubix Start-up Hackathon helps innovators to develop new tech and sustainable solutions. Finalists will compete for the $52,500 RBT prize pool to develop their ideas, in addition to coaching and backing to scale their innovations.

doola raises $8 million to democratize access to the US financial ecosystem

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doola announced that they have raised $8m in funding to help entrepreneurs around the globe turn their dream idea into their dream US business. This new funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from the Y Combinator Continuity Fund and more. It’s time for entrepreneurs to shift their attention from admin and paperwork to innovation and product development. By helping founders with the legal and admin side of their businesses, doola enables founders, anywhere they’re based, to focus on what they do best.

SES announces $450m acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions

SES S.A. announced an agreement to acquire DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), a US-based subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, for $450m. On completion of the transaction, the GES business will be combined with SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a subsidiary of SES, creating a scaled solutions provider serving the connectivity needs of the US Government.

Rattle raises $26m to revolutionize the way modern revenue teams work

Rattle, the SaaS company in revenue orchestration, announced $26 million in Series A funding led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners with participation from GV and existing investors Sequoia & Lightspeed. Rattle previously raised $2.8 million in seed funding less than a year ago, bringing the total raised to date to $28.8 million. Sitting at the forefront of an organizational shift in how modern revenue teams operate, Rattle intends to use the funding to continue growing its go-to-market teams and expand the platform ecosystem, all while still continuing the promise of building a no-code easy-to-use platform.

Listo! celebrates Cinco de Mayo, launches consumer financial services

Listo! announced that it is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with the launch of its consumer financial services to provide equitable financial products to millions of Latino borrowers in the US.

GuideMe Solutions appoints curated industry expert John Short to its team

GuideMe Solutions, the Digital Adoption and WalkMe focused consultancy, announced the addition of John Short to their team as Director of Commercial Strategy and Alliances. John will lead GuideMe Solutions’ efforts to provide value for the company’s team members, partners and clients alike—all while ensuring that GuideMe Solutions remains the number one choice for anyone looking to revolutionize their digital adoption experience.