Monday, September 25, 2023

Interactive Brokers appoints industry ace Jill Bright to its Board of Directors

Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR), an automated global electronic broker, announced the appointment of Jill Bright as an independent director of the firm effective immediately. With over 30 years of expertise, Jill served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Sotheby’s, held the role of Chief Administrative Officer for LionTree LLC and Condé Nast, and spent five years in Human Resources at American Express.

Kinesso appoints four new regional CEOs to further global expansion

IPG’s connected intelligence company, announced the appointment of four new Regional CEOs. Executives previously in Matterkind leadership roles are being promoted to Kinesso Regional CEOs and will retain their Matterkind leadership responsibilities as well: Matt Ware in APAC, Andy Butters in EMEA, Jorge Chavez in LATAM, and Sean Muzzy in North America.

Banxa announces partnership with digital assets platform WonderFi

BANXA Holdings Inc. (Banxa), the on-and-off ramp solution for Web3, announced it has formally entered a new partnership with WonderFi Technologies Inc. (WonderFi), a tech firm with the mission of creating better access to digital assets through compliant centralized and decentralized platforms. The deal builds on Ethereum, Polygon, and Bitcoin blockchains, and targets key markets including Australia, Brazil, European Union, United Kingdom, and the US.

Laserfiche recognized for its ease of use and process automation features

Laserfiche, an SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation, has been named a Leader in the Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix for Content Services and Collaboration for its ease of use and process automation features. Out of the 15 vendors evaluated, Laserfiche ranked highest for both functionality and usability.

TransPod debuts its industry-defining innovation to revolutionise transport

TransPod, the startup that is building the ultra-high-speed ground transportation system (the TransPod Line) to redefine passenger and cargo transportation, unveiled the FluxJet, an industry-defining innovation that transforms the way we live, work, and travel. Based on groundbreaking innovations in propulsion and fossil-fuel-free clean energy systems, the FluxJet is a fully electric vehicle that is effectively a hybrid between an aircraft and a train.

Boomi named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies

BoomiTM, the intelligent connectivity and automation firm, announced its inclusion in the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of US' fastest-growing private companies. The list celebrates innovation and a network of entrepreneurial leaders in the American economy. Inclusion in the 2022 Inc. 5000 list reinforces firm's with a healthy momentum, and reflects firms achieving a significant 3 year percentage revenue growth from 2019-22.

Prolific Machines raises $42 million from top planetary health investors

Prolific Machines, a next generation biotechnology company, is emerging from stealth by announcing their massively oversubscribed Seed and Series A financings, led by the best VCs in the space. The Seed round was led by Arvind Gupta at Mayfield, the first investor in cultured meat. The Series A was led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Prolific’s first check was written in late 2020, when SOSV’s IndieBio led their Pre-Seed round.
Mahesh Madhavan, Bacardi Limited CEO

Bacardi announces a leadership reshuffle to drive future growth

Bacardi Limited, the privately held spirits company, announced moves within commercial and finance and the North America business. Current Regional President for North America Pete Carr will take on the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Global Growth Officer. Pete will be responsible for commercial excellence and strategy, route-to-market models, digital commerce, and on-trade relationships for the family-owned spirits business. Pete comes armed to spearhead continued commercial success for Bacardi, with a lifetime of spirits experience and over eight years at the helm of one of the company’s largest markets.

Schlumberger changes name to SLB, moves to drive the future of energy

Schlumberger announced its new name—SLB—underscoring the company’s vision for a decarbonized energy future and affirming its transformation from the world’s largest oilfield services company to a tech firm focused on driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. Beginning today, the legacy Schlumberger brand and nearly all of its affiliated brands will become one under the new SLB brand, which introduces a refreshed visual identity, including a new logo for the company—a symbol of where it is today and where it is heading.

Veritonic announces the second annual Audio Intelligence Summit

Veritonic, the comprehensive audio research and analytics platform, announced the second annual Audio Intelligence Summit. The summit will gather industry-leading brands, agencies, and publishers to dive deep into the data and analytics that are driving successful podcasting strategies. The event will take place at Second Floor in New York on February 15, 2023.