Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Sustainable ANZ retailer icebreaker soars digital growth with MuleSoft

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Salesforce announced that icebreaker, an ethical and sustainable natural performance apparel firm, selected MuleSoft to modernise icebreaker’s regional digital integrations and vastly increase the speed it can onboard new retail partners in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Forsta and Rio SEO combine tech capabilities to further improve CX

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Forsta, the customer experience (CX) solutions, employee experience (EX) and market research, announced it is combining capabilities with Rio SEO, the local marketing platform for enterprise brands. The integrated technologies of Forsta and Rio SEO will power a seamless customer experience solution, enabling brands to engage consumers throughout the entire customer journey, from discovery to purchase through to brand reputation and retention.

High growth start-up SourseAI names co-founder Hyams-Young as its CEO

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Ms Hyams-Young, a founding team member of SourseAI when it was incubated within, and spun out of, Australian telco OVO Mobile in 2019, will lead the firm as it expands globally. SourseAI launched its SaaS data science platform mid-2020, and since then the company has grown rapidly, with the platform now licensed to 12 well known Australian brands, including Southern Cross Austereo, Superloop and AGL. The Sourse platform enables senior executives to refine and improve strategic decision-making including product pricing, marketing spend optimisation, churn management and cross sell or upsell offers.

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.

Prvidr appoints David Joss as new CEO to further 100% YoY growth

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Multi-product reseller (MPR) platform Prvidr enables brands to offer clients a wider range of services by entering new industries and retailing utilities, telecoms and cloud services. Prvidr currently supports household brands, such as Coles and Catch.com.au, as well as providing unique multi-brand services to Macquarie Telecom, Moose Mobile and Vaya/Amaysim.

Brightcove appoints seasoned HR expert Trisha Stiles as its CPO

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Brightcove Inc., the streaming tech firm, has appointed Trisha Stiles as Chief People Officer. Stiles will assume responsibilities on Aug. 29, leading HR strategy, including talent and performance management, spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, developing competitive people practices, and reinforcing the company's strategic business growth.

Boomi accelerates global expansion with further investment in Japan

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Boomi™, the intelligent connectivity and automation firm, announced the expansion of its cloud data center footprint in Japan to accelerate the deployment of its category-leading integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solutions as demand across APAC continues to soar.

Contentsquare closes $600m growth investment round led by Sixth Street

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Contentsquare, the digital experience analytics firm, announced that it has closed a $600 million growth investment round, including $400 million in Series F equity and $200m in debt financing, bringing total funding to $1.4 billion. The Series F investment is led by Sixth Street Growth, which joins new and existing investors Bpifrance, Canaan, Eurazeo, Highland Europe, KKR, LionTree, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock.

Spire Global appoints Seyed Miri to lead business development in ANZ

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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

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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.