Friday, January 27, 2023

Katanox raises $5.7m and plots B2B distribution of travel accommodations

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Katanox, the travel accommodation distribution and fintech platform, has raised $ 5.7m from a group of financial, hospitality, and tech entrepreneur family offices to overhaul and reconfigure B2B distribution in hospitality. The group of investors includes Rappi and Yuno co-founder Juan Pablo Ortega, co-founder of fintech Dimebox and current co-founder and CEO of Founder Jan Joost Kalff, and founder of hospitality tech iTesso Bas Blommaart.

InMoment buys ReviewTrackers to bolster its market-leading XI solutions

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InMoment®, a provider of Experience Improvement (XI)™ solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of ReviewTrackers, an award-winning client review management software company. ReviewTrackers empowers over 175,000+ business locations to better manage their customer reviews across 100+ sites with their review management tech.

Aircall appoints former Paylocity executive Michael Haske as CEO

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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.

Intuit QuickBooks Australia named one of Australia’s best workplaces

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Intuit QuickBooks Australia has been ranked 11th Best Medium Workplace in Australia 2022 by Great Place to Work. With the business prioritising its people’s health and wellbeing, implementing programs to support emotional, physical and financial wellbeing, and providing an extensive perks program with health and tuition benefits, the formula for success is working - resulting in a vibrant, inclusive culture where Intuit’s people can do their best work. 

Safeture expands into French market following partnership with Amarante

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Safeture AB has signed a partnership agreement with Amarante International, one of France's leading providers of security advisory and management services. Through the agreement, Safeture has quickly gained several new customers. Large companies such as Airbus, Lufthansa and Corsair, part of TUI, will be able to access Safeture technology in the future.

Cloud solutions firm Qualys acquires Blue Hexagon to offer clients insights

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Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and provider of disruptive cloud-based information technology, security and compliance solutions, announced it acquired the assets of Blue Hexagon. This brings AI/machine learning (AI/ML) to the Qualys Cloud Platform to help convert petabytes of highly integrated data into meaningful insights for customers. 

Outseer appoints former TransUnion executive Scott Olson as its CMO

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Outseer, a provider of payment authentication and monitoring solutions, announced the appointment of Scott Olson as Chief Marketing Officer. Olson will spearhead Outseer’s mission to liberate the world from transactional fraud and build on the firm’s heritage of innovation. Throughout his illustrious career, Scott Olson has served as an innovator and marketing leader at security and fraud management companies that have delivered solutions to the financial services, ecommerce, and public sector industries among many others. Olson joins Outseer after serving as Vice President of Global Product Marketing at TransUnion overseeing go-to-market strategy for seven global solution lines with teams across the world.

Officeworks selects Rimini Street’s solution to maintain its core functions

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Rimini Street, Inc., a provider of enterprise software products and services, the third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, announced that Officeworks has leveraged Rimini Connect™ for Browsers, part of the Rimini Connect™ suite of integration and interoperability solutions, to help the firm maintain stability of its core functions in the wake of the retirement of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

Australian scale-ups Bang the Table and OpenCities acquired by US GovTech leader Granicus

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Expanded Granicus platform will define the future of citizen engagement and accelerate digital transformation for governments globally

Verizon Connect and Amazon Web Services team up on cloud migration

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Verizon Connect recently migrated Verizon Connect Reveal, a comprehensive fleet management software platform, entirely to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Verizon Connect, now fully on AWS, utilises the AWS multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for solutions that are secure, scalable and reliable, and also enable continued growth for Verizon Connect.