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Cannabis Tech Leaders AeroPay and Jane Technologies Partner to Enable Online Payments Nationwide for Dispensaries and Brands

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:44pm

CHICAGO and SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroPay, the cannabis industry's leading digital payments provider, and Jane Technologies, Inc. ("Jane"), the cannabis industry's leading e-commerce provider that created the first and largest online cannabis marketplace, have announced an integration partnership to enable online payments via AeroPay for the 2,100+ dispensaries and 300+ brands leveraging Jane's solutions across 36 U.S. state markets.

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  • CHICAGO and SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroPay, the cannabis industry's leading digital payments provider, and Jane Technologies, Inc. ("Jane"), the cannabis industry's leading e-commerce provider that created the first and largest online cannabis marketplace, have announced an integration partnership to enable online payments via AeroPay for the 2,100+ dispensaries and 300+ brands leveraging Jane's solutions across 36 U.S. state markets.
  • "We are excited to partner with AeroPay to take cannabis e-commerce to the next level and offer even greater value to our retail partners with seamless online payments," said Socrates Rosenfeld, Co-founder and CEO of Jane.
  • "Jane holds tremendous respect for what AeroPay has accomplished and built for the cannabis industry to date.
  • With AeroPay, cannabis businesses can offer a convenient and contactless digital payment option to their customers, suppliers, and business partners.

The New Era of Events is Unfolding Before Us as Hubilo Announces $125 Million in Series B Investment

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Hubilo also plans to set up new sales offices in key regions to expand its operations and reach a greater volume of customers.

Key Points: 
  • Hubilo also plans to set up new sales offices in key regions to expand its operations and reach a greater volume of customers.
  • The potential ahead of us with this investment is massive," said Vaibhav Jain, CEO and founder at Hubilo.
  • "But what we've learned over the last 6 years is that an intuitive platform is just table stakes.
  • In the last couple of years, 15-20% of the enterprise events budget has permanently moved to digital events.

Dexterity Announces US$140M in New Funding

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

Dexterity, the creators of intelligent robotic systems for logistics, warehouses, and supply chain, today announced that it raised an additional US$140M in Series B equity funding and debt.

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  • Dexterity, the creators of intelligent robotic systems for logistics, warehouses, and supply chain, today announced that it raised an additional US$140M in Series B equity funding and debt.
  • Dexterity will use the new capital to support the growth of the company as its first thousand robots are deployed into production.
  • The latest funding round raises Dexteritys total capitalization over US$200 million at a valuation of US$1.4 billion.
  • Jonathan Briggs joined Dexterity as Vice President of 3PL and Parcel Delivery Sales after years at both Quiet Logistics and DHL.

At-Bay Closes $20M Extension to Series D; Adds Investor ION Crossover Partners

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

At-Bay , the insurance company for the digital age, today announced the closing of a $20 million extension to the companys Series D financing, adding new investor ION Crossover Partners .

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  • At-Bay , the insurance company for the digital age, today announced the closing of a $20 million extension to the companys Series D financing, adding new investor ION Crossover Partners .
  • The extension brings the Series D round to $205 million, valuing the company at $1.35 billion.
  • At-Bay has a tremendous opportunity to redesign the insurance operating system, said Jonathan Kolodny, Partner, ION Crossover Partners.
  • Its first fund, ION Crossover Partners LP was launched that year, and its second fund, ION Crossover Partners II LP, was launched in early 2021. www.ion-am.com/ioncrossoverpartners
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Leap Secures $33.5 Million to Scale Its Next-Gen Energy Market Access Platform

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

Leap , the leading energy market access provider, today announced that it has secured a new capital raise totaling $33.5 million from a combination of equity and debt.

Key Points: 
  • Leap , the leading energy market access provider, today announced that it has secured a new capital raise totaling $33.5 million from a combination of equity and debt.
  • Leap will leverage this capital to scale and develop its platform to meet the growing demand for market-driven grid services in markets across North America and beyond.
  • As the grid transitions to renewable energy and incorporates more smart devices, flexible capacity is essential to balance power grids.
  • Leap is the leading global platform for generating new value from grid-connected resources and devices through integration with energy markets.

Poseida Therapeutics Announces Leadership Appointments

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure, today announced appointments to new roles on its executive leadership team.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure, today announced appointments to new roles on its executive leadership team.
  • She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of San Diego and is a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Ms. Martin most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer upon joining Poseida in 2019.
  • Poseida Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to utilizing our proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create next generation cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure.

Hubilo Announces £92 Million Investment as the New Era of Events Begins to Unfold

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00am

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hubilo, a leading global virtual events platform, announced that in a funding round led by Alkeon Capital and additionally, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Balderton Capital, it has raised £92 million in Series B funding to further the development of the future of events and engagement on Hubilo's platform. This brings the company's total funding to £113 million to date in less than 18 months. The investment, one of the largest in the event technology category, signals the revolution in ways by which people connect, engage, share experiences, and create opportunities at a time when uncertainty about COVID-19 and its variants have resulted in cancelled events and delayed a return to traditional office environments.

Key Points: 
  • Hubilo also plans to set up new sales offices in key regions to expand its operations and reach a greater volume of customers.
  • The potential ahead of us with this investment is massive," said Vaibhav Jain, CEO and founder at Hubilo.
  • In the last couple of years, 15-20% of the enterprise events budget has permanently moved to digital events.
  • As the new era of events unfolds amongst the uncertainty, one thing remains steady: Hubilo's innovation and commitment to foster human connection through the reimagination of events.

Safe Bulkers, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend on its 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares; 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:05pm

Each dividend will be paid on November 1, 2021 to all shareholders of record as of October 22, 2021 of the Series C Preferred Shares and of the Series D Preferred Shares, respectively.

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  • Each dividend will be paid on November 1, 2021 to all shareholders of record as of October 22, 2021 of the Series C Preferred Shares and of the Series D Preferred Shares, respectively.
  • Dividends on the Series C and D Preferred Shares are payable quarterly in arrears on the 30th day (unless the 30th falls on a weekend or public holiday, in which case the payment date is moved to the next business day) of January, April, July and October of each year.
  • The Company's common stock, Series C and Series D preferred stock is listed on the NYSE, where it trades under the symbols SB, SB.PR.C and SB.PR.D, respectively.
  • Words such as expects, intends, plans, believes, anticipates, hopes, estimates and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

BrightHire Secures $20.5M Series B to Transform the Interview Process

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:30pm

Intelligent interview platform BrightHire has secured a $20.5M Series B to further accelerate the growth of their more equitable, faster approach to hiring.

Key Points: 
  • Intelligent interview platform BrightHire has secured a $20.5M Series B to further accelerate the growth of their more equitable, faster approach to hiring.
  • The Series B funding is led by 01A with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom Apps Fund and follows a recent $12.5M Series A led by Index Ventures a few months prior, in May 2021.
  • "It's validating to find investors in seasoned operators, leaders that have scaled companies from 50 people to IPO," says BrightHire CEO Ben Sesser.
  • BrightHire is an intelligent interview platform used by the worlds fastest growing teams to capture interviews and run a fast, effective, and equitable hiring process based on substance, not subjectivity.

Wise Systems Raises $50 Million in Series C Financing to Accelerate Global Adoption of Autonomous Last-Mile Delivery Solutions

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

Wise Systems' real-time, automated system powers delivery and service operations with drivers worldwide across the last-mile industry.

Key Points: 
  • Wise Systems' real-time, automated system powers delivery and service operations with drivers worldwide across the last-mile industry.
  • "The last-mile industry has undergone radical transformation over the last five years, driven by a combination of technology, customer appetite, and disruptive newcomers like Wise Systems," said Chazz Sims, CEO and cofounder of Wise Systems.
  • Founded in 2014, Wise Systems formed around the promise of using data to transform how we move goods and services.
  • Trusted by the world's largest brands, Wise Systems provides AI-driven dispatch and routing software that enables the perfect delivery experience.