Friday, July 1, 2022

Medius acquires OnPay Solutions to strengthen payment automation

Medius, a provider of accounts payable (AP) automation solutions, announced the acquisition of OnPay Solutions, an invoice payments provider, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will enable Medius to integrate payment processing – AP automation’s ‘last mile’ – directly into its source-to-pay platform, enhancing its customers’ operational efficiency and strengthening their anomaly, fraud and risk detection capabilities.

AWS launches AWS Healthcare Accelerator to boost health equity

AWS is accepting applications for the next Healthcare Accelerator, which focuses on bettering health outcomes for the underserved. Where someone lives can have a profound impact on their health. Simply being born in a high-income country versus a low-income country gives a person an 18-year advantage in life expectancy, according to the World Health Organization.

Esri brings powerful mapping tech to everyone with new storytelling tool

Capturing and sharing life's experiences often requires multiple tools, which can result in disjointed storytelling. To serve creators' needs to control dynamic, narratives in one place, Esri, location intelligence expert firm, released StoryMaps, a powerful, personal storytelling tool. The product extends creative capabilities to anyone who wants to tell their story. Using Esri's mapping technology, this new software brings the geographic approach to any content that creators are passionate about. From documenting their ancestral journey to capturing aspects of daily life or planning a first big post-pandemic trip, StoryMaps helps capture life's moments in a way worthy of those experiences.

NielsenIQ hires Dawn E. Norvell as inaugural Global Head of Retail Lab

NielsenIQ has strengthened its global retail practice with the addition of Dawn E. Norvell as the inaugural Global Head of the newly formed NielsenIQ Retail Lab. In her new role, Norvell will lead a progressive team created to better identify retail client needs, design solutions, and enable retailers to use NielsenIQ's full suite of products to help drive their business.

Chainalysis launches sanctions screening tools for the crypto industry

Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced the accelerated launch of two sanctions screening tools – an on-chain oracle available today and an API expected to launch next month – for the cryptocurrency industry free of charge. As countries around the world continue to leverage economic sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, decentralised web3 groups like DEXs, DeFi platforms, DAOs, and DApp developers are searching for lightweight tools to help them and their customers comply with sanctions policies.

Velocity Global raises $400 million in Series B led by Eldridge and Norwest

Velocity Global, a provider of global talent solutions, announced that it raised $400m in Series B funding round, increasing the company’s valuation seven-fold since the same time last year. This second round of funding is led by Eldridge and Norwest Venture Partners which join Series A investor FFL Partners on Velocity Global’s board to lend their deep expertise in the areas of technology, future of work and global scale. The company retains majority ownership and founder Ben Wright continues as CEO and chair of the board of directors.

Rare Element Resources announces appointment of Wayne Rich as CFO

Rare Element Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Rich as its Chief Financial Officer and provide a progress update on the rare earth processing and separation demonstration plant project. Mr. Rich is a financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in the resource industry, including with mining and metals companies.

Clean Origin receives $20 million equity investment from Titan

Great Heights Inc., and its subsidiary Clean Origin LLC, an online DTC retailers of lab-grown diamonds, engagement rings and jewelry, announce a $20 million equity investment from TCL North America, Inc. (TCL Inc), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Titan Company Limited (NSE:TITAN) - an Indian luxury products company known for manufacturing jewelry and watches - to further expand the business.

Forescout wins five Global InfoSec Awards at RSA Conference 2022

Forescout, an automated cybersecurity firm, is proud to announce it has won the following awards from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), an electronic information security magazine: Hot Company Industrial Cybersecurity, Publisher's Choice Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Most Comprehensive Zero Trust, Publisher's Choice Cybersecurity Research, Publisher's Choice Healthcare IoT Security.

Estée Lauder launches ELEL fund to advance women redefining leadership

Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., announced the launch of the Estée Lauder Emerging Leaders (ELEL) Fund, a charitable fund under The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation. The fund’s mission is to redefine leadership by supporting a new generation of emerging women leaders and challenging leadership gender stereotypes. The Fund will support firms that provide opportunities for leadership development, cultivate supportive communities and advocate for emerging leaders who have a vision for change.