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Kentik Raises $23.5 Million in Growth Funding

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:05pm

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Kentik, provider of the leading network intelligence platform trusted by digital enterprises and service providers, today announced $23.5 million in growth funding led by Vistara Capital Partners.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Kentik, provider of the leading network intelligence platform trusted by digital enterprises and service providers, today announced $23.5 million in growth funding led by Vistara Capital Partners.
  • To date, Kentik has raised $61.7 million in total funding.
  • "With a tremendous customer base, an essential platform, a roadmap that includes new products, and solid investor backing, Kentik is well-positioned for growth," added Freedman.
  • Headquartered in Vancouver BC, Vistara Capital Partners provides highly flexible technology growth debt and growth equity solutions for companies across North America.

On-Demand Insurance arrives in Brazil, powered by Trov & Sura

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

Recent regulatory changes advocated by SUSEP, have enabled insurers to offer on-demand insurance products to consumers and businesses in Brazil.

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  • Recent regulatory changes advocated by SUSEP, have enabled insurers to offer on-demand insurance products to consumers and businesses in Brazil.
  • Trov's world leading insurance technology platform will enable SURA to underwrite robust all-digital P&C insurance applications branded by Brazil's most prominent financial institutions and consumer platforms.
  • Trov and SURA will begin by launching a flexible on-demand insurance product for personal valuables and mobility, and expand to other insurance products such as auto, home and small business.
  • "SURA is an immensely innovative underwriter with the ambition to offer modern, customer-centric insurance experiences," commented Scott Walchek, CEO/Founder of Trov.

Marfrig and ADM Unveil PlantPlus Foods, a Joint Venture Offering Plant-Based Food Products for Customers Across North and South America

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

Marfrig (B3:MRFG3 and Level 1 ADR: MRRTY) and ADM (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture for the sale of plant-based food products across South American and North American markets.

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  • Marfrig (B3:MRFG3 and Level 1 ADR: MRRTY) and ADM (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture for the sale of plant-based food products across South American and North American markets.
  • PlantPlus Foods will be ready from day one to meet customer needs in this fast-growing market.
  • Now, by expanding our relationship with Marfrig, were taking the next step in meeting exploding consumer demand for alternative proteins.
  • The joint venture will primarily focus on North and South America, though it will have the ability to serve customers in other global markets.

DERMALOG Fever Check at German Baltic Hotel

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:13pm

This is why German Baltic Hotel has opted for DERMALOG's non-contact fever detection.

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  • This is why German Baltic Hotel has opted for DERMALOG's non-contact fever detection.
  • Baltic Hotel on the German island of Usedom also uses the company's system as part of its hygiene concept.
  • At the hotel lobby, every guest can make the contactless fever check by DERMALOG.
  • "The temperature check provides us with an easy way to check ourselves for fever and gives our guests a sense of security," says Tim Dornbusch, Managing Director of Baltic Hotel.

DERMALOG Fever Check at German Baltic Hotel

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:11pm

This is why German Baltic Hotel has opted for DERMALOG's non-contact fever detection.

Key Points: 
  • This is why German Baltic Hotel has opted for DERMALOG's non-contact fever detection.
  • Baltic Hotel on the German island of Usedom also uses the company's system as part of its hygiene concept.
  • At the hotel lobby, every guest can make the contactless fever check by DERMALOG.
  • "The temperature check provides us with an easy way to check ourselves for fever and gives our guests a sense of security," says Tim Dornbusch, Managing Director of Baltic Hotel.

Natura &Co publishes its first annual report with Avon

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:37pm

The report was also filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on May 6, 2020.

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  • The report was also filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on May 6, 2020.
  • Natura &Co is a global, purpose-driven, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group which includes Avon, Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop.
  • Natura &Co posted net revenues of R$ 14.4 billion in 2019 and R$32.9 billion on a proforma basis, including Avon.
  • For 130 years Avon has stood for women: providing innovative, quality beauty products which are primarily sold to women, through women.

Boston-Based Fintech Startup Airfox Acquired by Brazilian Retail Giant Via Varejo

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:30pm

Boston-based fintech startup Airfox is joining Via Varejo, the largest retailer in Brazil serving 60 million customers through popular nationwide retail chains Casas Bahia and PontoFrio.

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  • Boston-based fintech startup Airfox is joining Via Varejo, the largest retailer in Brazil serving 60 million customers through popular nationwide retail chains Casas Bahia and PontoFrio.
  • Publicly held Via Varejo is acquiring Airfox for an undisclosed amount.
  • Under the leadership of co-founder Victor Santos, Airfox has assembled an incredible collection of experienced financial and mobile industry veterans across offices spanning two continents.
  • Airfox was also honored as a finalist in the 2020 SXSW Innovation Awards and Fast Companys World Changing Ideas Awards.

/ R E PE A T -- Webcast Alert: Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS Announces First Quarter 2020 Results Webcast/

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 20 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstCall/ -- Usinas Siderrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS(OTC: USDMY,USNZY) (B3: USIM3, USIM5, USIM6) (Latibex: XUSIO, XUSI) announces the following Webcast:

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  • BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 20 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstCall/ -- Usinas Siderrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS(OTC: USDMY,USNZY) (B3: USIM3, USIM5, USIM6) (Latibex: XUSIO, XUSI) announces the following Webcast:
    What: First Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call, which will be presented on May 22th, 2020.
  • How:Live over the Internet (in Portuguese - simultaneous translation into English) -- Simply log on to the web at the address above.
  • Its companies extract iron ore, transform it into steel, according to client's specifications, offer efficient logistic and deliver finished products, meeting customer's needs.
  • Usiminas is integrated upstream and downstream offering products with high technological content and maximizing value for shareholders, customers and society.

What Pharma Companies Must Do to Thrive in Emerging Markets: Pharma Industry Experts at Infiniti Reveal Top Strategies

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 1:01pm

Since the coronavirus outbreak, experts at Infiniti Research have also been working closely with several pharma companies to plan for the contingencies ahead.

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  • Since the coronavirus outbreak, experts at Infiniti Research have also been working closely with several pharma companies to plan for the contingencies ahead.
  • Request a free brochure for more insights into our COVID-19 support solutions for pharma companies.
  • Furthermore, unfavorable regulatory environment, dynamic pricing and reimbursement practices, and talent management challenges also pose major challenges for big pharma companies in emerging markets.
  • Growth strategies for big pharma companies are increasingly dependent on expansion into emerging markets.

Warner Music and Humanity Lab Foundation launch a new hit song and campaign in partnership with the United Nations in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 9:15pm

For that reason, we are extremely happy with this partnership with the Humanity Lab Foundation, in support of the United Nations.

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  • For that reason, we are extremely happy with this partnership with the Humanity Lab Foundation, in support of the United Nations.
  • We are proud to be part of this campaign and, also, contribute to the launch of the track 'Let Me Be The One'.
  • I'm grateful to IZA and Maejor for giving their voices to this cause," said Sergio Affonso, president of Warner Music Brazil.
  • With the support of the United Nations Refugee Agency in Brazil, cast members represent refugee, homeless, disability, LGBTQI+, elderly, indigenous, body-positive and international communities.