Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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.

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.

Australia’s Racing And Sports enters UK market with GBGB partnership

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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. 

Enterprise identity protection leader Semperis closes $200m Series C

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Semperis, an identity-driven cyber resilience firm, announced it has raised $200m in Series C funding led by KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Atrium Health Strategic Fund, Tech Pioneers Fund, and existing investors like Insight Partners.

Affinity appoints two key executives from Robinhood and Showpad

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Affinity, the relationship intelligence platform for dealmakers, announced the appointments of two key executives: Dustin Deno as CRO and Rich Bessel as Vice President of Design.

Loopit raises AUD$3.6m to accelerate global expansion and tech innovation

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Aussie subscription mobility platform, Loopit, announced that it has successfully raised AUD$3.6m in its first external capital raise. The Seed investment round was led by early-stage venture capital Tidal Ventures, with participation from Upswell Ventures and Luxem.

SaaS construction tech company Buildxact secures $18.5m in Series A

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Buildxact provides a simple solution for residential builders to better manage and grow their business, has closed an $18.5 million ($14 million) in a Series A funding round.