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Upwards Raises $21M in Series B Funding to Scale Childcare Solutions and Accelerate Impact for Families, Employers, and Communities Nationwide

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Childcare--Upwards (formerly WeeCare), the leading national childcare network and care benefits company, today announced that it has closed a $21 million Series B financing round led by Alpha Edison, with participation from existing investors M13 and Fika Ventures. With this latest round, the company's total funding reaches $43.3 million, making it one of the most notable investments in childcare companies in recent years. Since launching childcare benefits solutions in respo

Adwanted USA Launches AdwOne in the U.S.

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adwanted USA, a software, data and information company for the media industry, today announced the launch of its campaign management tool, AdwOne, in the United States. This solution, which, until now, had only been available in France, simplifies and optimizes media planning operations. AdwOne allows users to create, manage and optimize media planning operations, including international campaigns, with more than 15 currencies available. As part of this launch, Adwant

D.A. Davidson Expands Diversified Industrials Vertical with Two Senior Hires

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--D.A. Davidson has hired Paul Colone and Chris Donegan to expand its Diversified Industrials group to focus on the Specialty Materials and Industrial Automation sectors. These hires, together with a team that joined the Boston office in 2023, represent the firm’s dedication to Boston as a strategic priority for its Investment Banking business. “We are excited to continue our methodical expansion of our Diversified Industrials practice,” said Tim Sznewajs, D.A. Davidson M

Square Q4 2023 Restaurant Industry Report: Consumers Tap Delivery for Breakfast

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Square released the latest edition of its quarterly Restaurant Industry Report, which uses data across Square’s food and beverage sellers to examine dining trends, along with shifts in both consumer spending and restaurant wages. Breakfast skews towards delivery While delivery rates overall have seen a decrease following COVID highs, Square data uncovered that amid these shifts, when comparing the share of delivery versus dine-in rates, consumers opted m

amplify® Magazine Winter 2024 Issue: Tailoring Experiences

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #4imprint--Organizations that tailor experiences to customers’ wants and needs stand out and grow relationships. Find ideas in the new issue of amplify magazine.

NMI Launches the Next-Generation of Embedded Payments Solutions

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NMI, a global leader in embedded payments, unveils NMI Payments, the comprehensive embedded payments solution for software companies, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and payment professionals. The NMI Payments platform easily integrates within existing applications and payment solutions, offering a flexible, modular approach that expedites and streamlines payments. The solution allows partners to manage the full merchant and client payment life-cycle. N

Workforce Go Receives Acumatica's Construction ISV Award

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
CARROLLTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Workforce Go Receives Acumatica's Construction ISV Award

Alembic Receives $14 Million Series A Funding

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alembic, the leading holistic marketing attribution platform for enterprises, today announced it received $14 million in series A funding. The round was led by WndrCo, the venture capital firm started by DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. Existing investors MXV Capital, the venture capital firm started by Braze founder Mark Ghermezian, and Liquid 2 Ventures, the venture capital firm started by Joe Montana, also participated in the round. Alembic will use the

Buxton Helmsley Issues Letter to EchoStar Directors Regarding Additionally Triggered Financial Disclosure Obligations Amid Apparent Accounting and Securities Fraud

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. (together with certain of its affiliates, “BHG” or “we”), the New York City-based investment fund manager with financial interests in EchoStar Corporation (“EchoStar” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SATS), today issued an open letter (the “Letter”) to the Company’s Board of Directors, given the occurrence of additional “triggering events” requiring disclosure of asset value depreciation expenses pursuant to GAAP ASC 350/360 and Regulation S-

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust Confirms Resignation of PNC Bank as Trustee and Appointment of Argent Trust Company as Successor Trustee

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
HOUSTON & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The San Juan Basin Royalty Trust announces the resignation of PNC Bank as Trustee and the appointment of Argent Trust Company as Trustee.

Candidly Releases Inaugural Impact Report

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Candidly releases its first student loan repayment Impact Report. Surpasses $1 billion in projected impact over the life of the loans of its end users

Canada’s EQ Bank Partners With Trulioo for Identity Document and Biometric Verification

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQ Bank has chosen Trulioo Identity Document Verification, Workflow Studio and Business Verification to streamline customer and business onboarding.

Unleash Your Potential to Do Bigger Things

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the world’s problem-solvers, finding impactful solutions is not just a skill, it’s a calling. But as time goes on, the problems become increasingly complex, and solutions become harder to create. How do we deal with urban poverty? How is AI going to transform medicine? How can my company survive the next 10 years? Complex problems require complex solutions, and accomplished innovators, Dan McClure and Jennifer Wilde have spent their careers dedicated to these

Kaplan Earns 2024 Great Place To Work Certification™

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #bestworkplaces--Global educational services provider Kaplan has been Certified™ by Great Place To Work®.

Cardio Diagnostics Holdings, Inc. Expands HeartRisk™ Platform Offering to Diverse Markets in Conjunction with Nationwide Rollout

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardio Diagnostics announced today the nationwide rollout and a significant expansion of its groundbreaking HeartRisk™ platform.

Charles River Associates (CRA) to Host Fourth-Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results Conference Call on February 29

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that the company will webcast its fourth-quarter 2023 financial results conference call on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The conference call will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Mahoney and Chief Corporate Development Officer Chad Holmes. To listen t

EnTrust Global’s Blue Ocean Reaches Agreement to Acquire Offshore Merchant Partners

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Blue Ocean Funds managed by EnTrust Global (“EnTrust”), a leading alternative asset management firm, today announced its agreement to acquire Offshore Merchant Partners (“OMP”), an alternative investment fund manager in the maritime and energy industries. The Sale and Purchase Agreement has been signed and the transaction is expected to close in Q1, 2024. Since inception in 2013, OMP has successfully deployed approximately USD 700 million across credit, leasing, a

Alight unveils Alight LumenAITM, its next-generation AI engine powering Alight Worklife®

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alight LumenAI engine to integrate all new and existing AI capabilities across the Alight Worklife platform

Record High $4.3 Billion Returned to U.S. Consumers Through Mobile Trade-In Programs in 2023

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, today revealed that $4.3 billion was returned to U.S. consumers through mobile device trade-in programs in 2023. This represents a record industry-wide high as recorded by Assurant and is a 13% increase over 2022. In Q4 specifically, $1.6 billion was returned to consumers via trade-in programs – the highest on record for this quarter. These fin

Best’s Commentary: Despite Heightened Risks, Casualty Reinsurance Renewals See Modest Price Changes

Lastest from Businesswire - Thu, 02/15/2024 - 09:08
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #insurance--Reinsurers generally maintained adequate capacity for casualty programs during the January reinsurance renewal season, despite concerns about social inflation and recent reserve strengthening actions, according to a new AM Best commentary. The Best’s Commentary, “Despite Heightened Risks, Casualty Reinsurance Renewals See Modest Price Changes,” states that reinsurers also maintained underwriting discipline relative to volatile property covers, with attachment poi

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