Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Spire Global appoints Seyed Miri to lead business development in ANZ

Spire Global, Inc. (Spire), a global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, today announced the appointment of Seyed Miri as Director of Space Services for ANZ. Miri is a seasoned business development executive with more than 20 years of experience working in the Earth observation and location intelligence industry in ANZ. He is based in Melbourne, Australia, and will report to Kamal Arafeh, Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

Bloomberg announces a strategic investment in Insightful Technology

Bloomberg announced a strategic investment in, and a comprehensive commercial collaboration with, London-based Insightful Technology, the owners and operators of the Soteria Integrated Compliance Solution. The deal enables integration between Soteria and Bloomberg Compliance Solutions — which includes leading compliance system Bloomberg Vault among other real-time Bloomberg surveillance systems and preventative controls.

FINEOS Corporation sets GroupTech Connect 2022 event kickoff date

The FINEOS Corporation announced that registration is open for GroupTech Connect, a unique half-day forum for industry leaders to explore the Group Benefits ecosystem, core systems, external distribution, and tech partners working to meet the increasing challenges reshaping the landscape. GroupTech Connect is a kickoff day offering on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 for attendees of InsureTech Connect (ITC), the world’s largest insurtech event.

Alsym Energy and Synergy Marine to build batteries for shipping vessels

Alsym™ Energy, a developer of next-generation rechargeable batteries, announced that Alsym and Synergy Marine, in collaboration with Nissen Kaiun, Japan, will develop applications specific to the marine shipping industry using Alsym’s high-performance, low-cost technology. Singapore-based Synergy Marine is a global ship management services provider, currently managing more than 500 vessels. Greenhouse gases from ships are predicted to make up 17% of total global emissions by 2050 if the industry does not accelerate efforts to electrify.

Flip closes $60m Series B round to reimagine the e-commerce landscape

Flip, the next-gen e-commerce platform combining a TikTok-like discovery experience with a premium e-commerce service, announced a $60m Series B funding round at a valuation of $500m. The funding round was led by WestCap with participation from previous investors Mubadala Capital and Streamlined Ventures, bringing the firm’s total capital raised to $95m.

Procore launches workforce solutions to give contractors better HR visibility

Procore Technologies, Inc., a provider of construction management software, announced the launch of a new solution, Procore Workforce Management, which features two key products — Field Productivity as well as, Workforce Planning, formerly known as LaborChart.

Brightcove appoints Dan Freund as CRO to further their global footprint

Brightcove Inc., a trusted streaming technology company, announced Dan Freund will join the company as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) on August 1, 2022. In this role, Freund will be responsible for all aspects of Brightcove’s revenue performance, including managing its global sales and customer success organizations and executing its go-to-market strategy.

Watts Water Technologies hires Andre Dhawan as Chief Operating Officer

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced that Andre Dhawan will join the Company as Chief Operating Officer on August 15, 2022. Mr. Dhawan comes to Watts from Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a subsidiary of Vontier Corporation, where he most recently served as President, Americas and previously as President, EMEA & APAC. Prior to joining Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Mr. Dhawan held several senior leadership positions with Xylem Inc. and ITT Corporation.

Coeur hires curated industry expert Jeane Hull to Board of Directors

Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur) announced the appointment of Jeane Hull to the firm’s Board of Directors and its Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development and Environmental, Health, Safety and Corporate Responsibility Committees effective July 19, 2022. Hull has over 35 years of mining operational leadership and engineering experience, most notably holding the positions of COO for Rio Tinto plc at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine and Executive Vice President and CTO of Peabody Energy Corporation. She also has held numerous management engineering and operations positions with Rio Tinto and affiliates.

Aircall appoints former Paylocity executive Michael Haske as CEO

Aircall, the business phone system, announced that Michael Haske will join as CEO effective September 2, 2022. Haske, previously the President and Chief Operating Officer at Paylocity, will succeed Olivier Pailhes. Pailhes co-founded Aircall in 2014 and has led the firm to achieve over $1bn valuation and scale to serve more than 13,000 customers in over 100 countries.