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Paladin Raises $8M in Series A Funding

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Paladin, a legal technology company whose platform enables law firms and legal services organizations to manage their pro bono programs and opportunities, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, which it plans to use to further develop its product and expand its market internationally.

TechCrunch
Digital health startups brace for a post-Roe world

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Nathalie Walton, the chief executive of Expectful, said that restriction “to women’s access to safe abortion services will lead to adverse health implications for countless women.” Walton took her post at the helm of Expectful after herself going through a pregnancy that almost killed her. 

Digital Journal
Driver Technologies Wins InsurTech Hartford’s Pitch Contest

Monday, May 2, 2022

The AI-based mobility tech company that delivers a safer driving experience, announced that they were selected as the “judges’ all-around favorite” at the InsurTech Hartford Symposium’s pitch contest.

Ad Exchanger
Vice Media Tests Boostr Software

Thursday, April 28, 2022

To reduce the strain on its ad ops staff, Vice Media is testing an integration between the sell-side order management platform Boostr and Prisma, Mediaocean’s digital advertising campaign management offering.

BizJournals
Canadian Tech Firm Olive Picks Chicago for US Expansion

Monday, April 18, 2022

A Canadian tech firm that helps companies better purchase software is establishing its U.S. presence in Chicago with an office that plans to grow. Olive, a startup that helps firms evaluate software and find the best tech that fits their needs, has opened an office in Chicago. It comes as the startup raised a $3 million seed round led by Chicago Ventures.

Paladin
Paladin Launches Regional Pro Bono Portal to Assist with Ukrainian Relief Efforts.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Marketing Brew
Spotify’s Acquisition of Podcast Analytics Firms has Some in the Industry Concerned

Friday, April 15, 2022

Podcast tech players including Magellan, Podtrac, and Claritas see the loss of these formerly third-party solutions to Spotify’s first-party business as an opportunity to step up and check Spotify’s work as advertisers grow increasingly interested in podcasts.

CLEANTECHNICA
750,000 Cups Of Coffee Repurposed By Rens Original To Make Sneakers

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Jesse Tran and Son Chu, the founders of Rens Original, answered some questions about their shoes made from waste coffee grounds and recycled plastic pellets for CleanTechnica.

PHOCUSWIRE
Startup Stage: Rumby Has A Tech Solution For Hotel Guest Laundry

Monday, March 28, 2022

Rumby is an e-commerce platform that moves laundry online, offering pickup and delivery services through partners including DoorDash and Uber.

Founded in 2020, Rumby’s B2B platform connects hotels with its nationwide network of cleaners.

HOTEL BUSINESS
Rumby Exchange: Is it the Uber Eats of guest laundry?

Monday, March 28, 2022

The labor shortage has put the guest laundry amenity on the back burner for many hotels. They can't afford to have a team member working in the laundry room when there are areas that would be better served.

Kambr Media
HK Express Selects Kambr’s Revenue Management Platform Eddy to Aid in Its Business Transformation

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) HK Express has signed a multi-year agreement to leverage Eddy, Kambr’s revenue management platform, to streamline its RM workflow and bring greater data sophistication and efficiency to its commercial operations.  

Mirabel Magazine Central
Rumby Exchange: Is It TheUber Eats Of Guest Laundry

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The labor shortage has put guest laundry services on the back-burner for many hotels, until now. 

FREIGHtWAVES
Truck Talk: Hydrogen conundrum edition

Friday, October 29, 2021

This week, we look at insuring hydrogen fuel cell trucks, Nikola’s patent infringement case against Tesla — is there still a case to make? — and Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO: They’re at it again, but this time, it’s the toy inspiring the real vehicle.

WALL STREET JOURNAL
Lewis Hamilton, Star Formula 1 Driver, Plans to Revolutionize the Sport

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

On his way to becoming the most dominant Formula 1 champion ever, Lewis Hamilton overcame more obstacles—and took curves harder—than any other driver on the circuit. Now he wants to make the sport more diverse than ever.
YAHOO
New Toronto company can alert firms to unintended consequences in their AI

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Rarely a week goes by without Toronto tech worker Karthik Ramakrishnan seeing another example of artificial intelligence gone wrong.

BETAKIT
Yoshua Bengio Part of Investors Betting on Armilla AI to Root Out Biases in Machine Learning

Thursday, October 21, 2021

nvestors in Armilla included the Spearhead Fund, Two Small Fish Ventures, and C2 Ventures. Other investors were Yoshua Bengio along with Apstat partners Nicolas Chapados, and Jean-François Gagné, along with a few other undisclosed angel investors. The round closed in the early summer.

TECHCRUNCH
Embrace grabs a new funding round amid unveiling of new mobile data intelligence software

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Many companies collect data from all of their users, but they don’t know what is good or bad data until it is collected and analyzed. Now in this increasingly mobile-first world, we use our phones for everything from apps to ordering to food to connecting with our cars.

FORBES
It’s Electric: These 9 Electric Motorcycles Are The Coolest Ways To Get Around This Fall

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The advantages of traveling by electric motorcycle are – as they say – plenty. Not only are they better for the planet, but they immerse you better into an environment than any other mode of transportation. Feeling the wind against your skin, the heat (or cold) on your back, the smell of the passing environments around you, it doesn’t get much better than that. Take away the noise and smell of exhaust and gasoline, and you’ve just found the secret to an even deeper connection with the environment around you.

INC.
Introducing the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

#409 Boostr offers an ad platform with user-friendly workflows, actionable insights and accurate forecasting.

HYPEBEAST
Introducing the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Thursday, August 12, 2021

In 2020, approximately 166.63 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee were consumed worldwide, with around 2 billion cups drunk everyday. Like all organic waste, when coffee is disposed of in landfills, it creates the perfect breeding ground for methane — a greenhouse gas 28 times more potent than CO2.

COVERAGER
Trucking insurtech Koffie Labs partners with Sutton National and Boost to modernize fleet underwriting

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Koffie Labs (Koffie), an insurtech focused on reinventing the trucking and transportation markets, today announced an insurance partnership with Sutton National Insurance Company and its reinsurance panel. With Sutton National Insurance Company bringing their top-rated admitted insurance paper, Koffie can officially embark on its mission to deliver seamless end-to-end insurance to truckers. Boost Insurance, a longtime supporter of Koffie’s vision to reinvent trucking insurance, will serve as program administrator.

COVERAGER
Trucking insurtech Koffie Labs partners with Sutton National and Boost to modernize fleet underwriting

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Koffie Labs (Koffie), an insurtech focused on reinventing the trucking and transportation markets, today announced an insurance partnership with Sutton National Insurance Company and its reinsurance panel. With Sutton National Insurance Company bringing their top-rated admitted insurance paper, Koffie can officially embark on its mission to deliver seamless end-to-end insurance to truckers. Boost Insurance, a longtime supporter of Koffie’s vision to reinvent trucking insurance, will serve as program administrator.
NASDAQ
A Pro Bono Champion: How Kristen Sonday is Creating Equal Access for Legal Services

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Paladin was founded as a means to increase access for low-income individuals as it became clear that many people were not receiving adequate legal assistance in the times they needed it most. Now, Paladin is a thriving ecosystem that is helping legal teams build out and run better infrastructure to sustainably support pro bono clients.


We asked Kristen about why she chose to start a company like Paladin, how her definition of success has evolved throughout her journey, and what’s on the horizon for her and her business.

NASDAQ
A Pro Bono Champion: How Kristen Sonday is Creating Equal Access for Legal Services

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Kristen Sonday, Co-founder and COO of Paladin, is on a mission to help those in need by providing them the opportunity to obtain pro bono legal resources and programs.


Cheddar News
omniX Labs Secures $2.9 Million in Seed Funding

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

omniX Labs, an analytics platform for businesses with vehicle interactions such as drive-thrus and car washes, has raised a $2.9 million in seed funding. It comes as the company continues to expand into new markets and industries. For more, Anoop Kanthan, CEO and co-founder of omniX Labs joined Cheddar's Opening Bell.

BUSINESS INSIDER
15 of the Most Intriguing Digital Advertising and Media Startups of 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Blutag: Helps retalers build voice-powered interfacces

YAHOO FINANCE
omniX Labs Raises Seed Funding Round of $2.9 Million

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Delivering analytics for businesses with vehicle interactions, B2B SaaS subscription service planning to expand into new markets and further develop technology platform

NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- omniX Labs today announced a $2.9 million seed funding round to accelerate expansion and technology development. The oversubscribed seed round includes investment from C2 Ventures, EverWash and Newark Venture Partners, among other investors.

MARTECH
Switchboard & Boostr Join Forces to Offer Publishers Industry’s First Integrated Solution for CRM+OMS+Data Ops

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Partnership will provide publishers with 360-degree revenue visibility that integrates first- and third-party data

Boostr, the leading omnichannel CRM and Order Management platform designed for media and advertising companies, and Switchboard, the leading revenue and data automation platform for media companies, today announced a new partnership. They will deliver a market-leading solution for CRM (customer relationship management) and OMS (order management systems) powered by fully unified first- and third-party data, with integrated support and a single point of contact.

GLOBENEWSWIRE
Switchboard & Boostr Join Forces to Offer Publishers Industry’s First Integrated Solution for CRM+OMS+Data Ops

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Boostr, the leading omnichannel CRM and Order Management platform designed for media and advertising companies, and Switchboard, the leading revenue and data automation platform for media companies, today announced a new partnership. They will deliver a market-leading solution for CRM (customer relationship management) and OMS (order management systems) powered by fully unified first- and third-party data, with integrated support and a single point of contact.

FORBES
How Tarform Is Creating A New Breed Of Electric Motorcycles: Stylish, Sustainable And Built To Last

Thursday, May 20, 2021

When I first saw the beautiful machines that electric motorbike company Tarform created my jaw dropped (and I’m not even into motorcycles). They are objects of desire, made with incredible precision and attention to detail. The performance specs are remarkable: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, 120 mile range, charging 0-80% in 50 minutes.