As Jamaica pursues its Vision 2030 development plan which will transform the island’s economy, the country’s gov't continues to seek innovative investments that can accelerate economic growth. These investment projects will not only provide economic rewards, but will also be sustainable, create new avenues for development in communities, towns, and cities, and will lead to significant improvement in Jamaica’s overall business environment.
Auckland-based anti-money laundering tech scale up First AML has launched in the United Kingdom after experiencing increased demand for solutions that help businesses manage compliance requirements and the heightened risk of regulatory fines in today’s climate. First AML recently announced its NZ$30 million Series B funding round which included venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures, Headline Ventures’ European arm, as well as existing investors, Pushpay founder Eliot Crowther, Bedrock Capital, and Icehouse Ventures.
GC Aesthetics®, Inc. (GCA), a privately-held medical tech firm providing Women Healthcare Aesthetic and Reconstructive Solutions, has announced today, its growth and expansion plans for the Brazilian market, the second largest Breast Augmentation market in the world. GC Aesthetics® has been executing an ambitious journey repositioning the brand and portfolio to offer a smart, unique, and clinically proven safe range of products to meet the needs of Brazilian women and surgeons. The Brazilian growth strategy includes 2 main pillars.
Clari announced new investments to expand international growth to the APAC with the hire of Abdul Javed as Clari’s Vice President of Sales in APAC. Based in Sydney, Javed is tasked with growing Clari’s team in Australia as a stepping stone for further expansion in the APAC region. In January, Clari closed on its Blackstone-led $225m Series F investment round, raising the firm’s valuation to over $2.6bn. This follows Clari’s $150m Series E round in March 2021, bringing total funding in less than twelve months to $375m while more than quadrupling the firm’s valuation in two years. Clari more than doubled its team to over 600 since the start of 2021 and plans to add 300 employees in 2022, with an emphasis on international expansion.
Loopit, has launched in the United Kingdom. The announcement marks Loopit’s second international location, and will see the company’s award-winning technology exported to the UK automotive sector to open new opportunities in the fast-growing car subscription space. Loopit’s cloud-based end-to-end software solution allows car dealerships, car brands and other companies to offer car subscriptions through a recurring revenue business model.
Environmental intelligence technology organisation Envirosuite Limited (ASX:EVS) (Envirosuite) is pleased to update the market on the accelerating growth of EVS Water. The newest member of Envirosuite’s product lines, EVS Water, a product that launched in 2021 and is already nearing its initial commercial objective of achieving $1 million in total sales.
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has formed a new long-term partnership with Racing And Sports Pty. After a successful public tender process, RAS will take over the support and maintenance of GBGB’s database covering all greyhound racing in the UK and provide enhanced form and analytical products to the bookmaking and media markets.
An app designed for the agricultural industry launched in South Australia and is transforming the way farmers and growers manage their land, staff and operations. The app, Onside, was developed by New Zealand Agritech start-up Onside and has around 35,000 registered users across a variety of agricultural sectors, including wine, fruit and cattle in its home market.
OPEX® Corporation, a player in Next Generation Automation providing innovative solutions for warehouse, document, and mail automation, will exhibit for the first time at LogiMAT, Europe’s largest global trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management. LogiMAT will be held from 31 May to 2 June in Stuttgart, Germany. OPEX’s automation experts will conduct live demonstrations of the company’s Sure Sort® sorting system and showcase all of OPEX’s warehouse automation solutions designed to help businesses thrive.
Activewear brand Vuori launches in the U.K, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, and Canada, marking the initial steps of a global rollout announced late last year. Consumers in these countries now have access to the apparel brand through e-commerce, and in select markets Vuori will soon be sold at a variety of leading wholesale partners including Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Cotswold Outdoor, Barry’s Bootcamp and Bever.