Thursday, March 23, 2023

Data security firm built on power of authorization reveals $110m funding

Veza, a data security platform built on the power of authorization, announced it is emerging from stealth. Veza, founded in 2020, announced funding of over $110m from top VCs. The venture firms included; Accel, Bain Capital, Ballistic Ventures, GV, Norwest Venture Partners, and True Ventures, as well as angel investments including Kevin Mandia, Founder and CEO, Mandiant; Enrique Salem, former CEO, Symantec and Partner, Bain Capital; Lane Bess, former CEO, Palo Alto Networks; Manoj Apte, former CSO, ZScaler; Joe Montana, Liquid2 Ventures; and, security leaders Niels Provos, Karthik Rangarajan, and many more.

Nighthawk Gold launches exploration program and hires VP of Exploration

Nighthawk Gold Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of John McBride, MSc., P.Geo., as the Vice President, Exploration. The Company has outlined its fully funded 2-Year Exploration Program at its district-scale property in Northwest Territories, Canada.

Northleaf leads A$250m secured credit facility for Omni Bridgeway

Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) announced that it acted as the lead arranger of a A$250 million senior secured credit facility for Omni Bridgeway, a global player in financing and managing legal risks, with expertise in civil and common law legal and recovery systems.

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.

World View hits booking milestone for its flight to the edge of space program

World View, the stratospheric ballooning and space tourism company, has reached a new milestone: reaching 1000 reservations for its space tourism program taking participants to the edge of space in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule. The company has now sold the greatest number of seats in the space tourism category. World View’s reservations for Spaceport Grand Canyon have also been sold out for the first year, with commercial flights slated to begin in 2024. World View’s reservations come from 32 countries with the US, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom leading the list.

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.

VIQ Solutions honored in the 2022 Best World Changing Ideas Awards

VIQ Solutions Inc., a provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture tech and transcription services, announced that its FirstDraft solution was selected as an honoree in the Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards. The recognition highlights VIQ’s innovative approach leveraging AI to drive transparency in courtrooms around the world. VIQ, in partnership with courts in the UK, Australia and the US, transforms how courts create and distribute transcripts of court proceedings. With the addition of FirstDraft automated transcripts, courts easily create, store and distribute court proceedings within hours.

Digital assurance company Cigniti Technologies to acquire RoundSqr

Cigniti Technologies, digital assurance and quality engineering services firm, is set to acquire Aparaa Digital, a leading AI/ML, Data engineering, Analytics, and Blockchain services company that operates under the brand name RoundSqr. This is a firm step towards bolstering Cigniti’s strategic pursuit of becoming a specialized digital engineering and assurance services provider.

Tetrate names finance veteran Paul Machle as its Chief Financial Officer

Tetrate, the enterprise service mesh company driving zero trust architecture and reducing the complexity of modern hybrid cloud, announced the appointment of Paul Machle as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A finance veteran, Machle brings over 20 years of experience on senior leadership teams for both private and public high-growth software companies.

Colleen Denzler, CFA, joins Loomis Sayles as the new Head of ESG

Loomis, Sayles & Company announced that Colleen Denzler, CFA, has been named the firm’s head of ESG. Colleen, who is based in Boston, will report to David Waldman, CIO. As head of ESG, Colleen – who brings significant ESG, investment and leadership experience and will advance the firm’s well-established ESG initiatives, support sustainability efforts as part of Loomis Sayles’ own governance, ensure investment teams have access to ESG data and research, and help to provide solutions for our clients’ increasing ESG needs.