SAN DIEGOJan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Koji, the world’s most powerful Link in Bio platform and the leading app store for social media, today announced the launch of Truth or Dare, a new Link in Bio app that encourages engaging and meaningful interactions between creators and their fans.

SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — FTAG Ventures has led a bridge funding round for a company that wants to reshape livestreaming through deep learning AI integration and advanced analytics capabilities. The venture builder spearheaded a S$6 million bridge funding round for BeLive Technology, a Singapore-based company aiming to expand its presence globally by establishing partnerships with e-commerce giants, apps and brands.

This development follows news last year when FTAG Ventures announced that it had acquired a significant stake in BeLive Technology, whose shareholders include notable names such as Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, and the current Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore Mr Tan Chuan Jin.

Caleb Chew, Principal of FTAG Ventures, commented, “We have seen an exponential growth in the live streaming industry, particularly live commerce. Businesses are ready to adopt the use of interactive live streaming as a means to improve their business metrics and safeguard their business in a pandemic. The pandemic has changed the way we do business profoundly, and this will persist even in a post-pandemic world. BeLive Technology has a strong suite of products which continues to serve notable names globally. Their foresight to develop and include AI and machine learning capabilities for their clients will trailblaze the industry even further. As a venture builder, we are excited to build the business alongside them.”

BeLive Technology powers live commerce for businesses like Zalora, Tumi and Bath & Bodyworks under the Valiram Group, Rakuten Group, and Bukalapak, and has delivered live video to over 100 million viewers worldwide. BeLive CEO Kenneth Tan commented, “This funding round will allow us to grow our team, further innovate and build our product lines, deepen our AI and machine learning capabilities in live streaming, and expand our operations beyond Southeast Asia.”

About FTAG Ventures

FTAG Ventures, the venture arm under the FTAG Group is a venture builder with a focus on fast-growing companies. FTAG Ventures identifies exceptional businesses spanning across multiple sectors such as financial technology, media, education and mobile industries and work alongside the founders to bring on positive and transformational change. For further information please visit: https://ftagventures.com/

About BeLive Technology

BeLive Technology is the leading provider of live streaming solutions in Southeast Asia. BeLive Technology’s platform employs advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning developed specifically for live video analysis, live shopping, and interactive live streaming. Live streams powered by BeLive Technology have reached more than 100 million viewers worldwide, amounting to more than 50 million hours of content. BeLive Technology employs 80 people across its locations in SingaporeVietnam, and Shenzhen. For further information please visit: https://tech.belive.sg/

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LONDONJan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fintech Farm, a British fintech company creating neobanks in emerging markets, has raised a $7.4M investment to develop its new project. The company is going to launch neobanks in 8 countries during the next two years. The round was led by Flyer One Ventures and Solid, while Jiji, TA Ventures, u.ventures, and AVentures Capital also participated.

Fintech Farm creates neobanks providing customers with user-friendly mobile apps and credit products for mass audiences and even clients with thin credit histories. In November 2021, Fintech Farm launched Leobank in Azerbaijan, and 100,000 cards have already been issued. Over the next two years, the company plans to enter eight emerging markets spread across Africa and Asia.

 

Fintech Farm partners with local banks to enter the new market instead of getting its banking license. In each country, neobanks are launched with new names but the same design and mascot — a funny lion with a lilac mane.

Dmytro Dubilet, a co-founder of Fintech Farm, commented: ‘We have a theory that today digital banks have to be not only useful and simple but even entertaining. So we’ve developed our app with beautiful design, useful functions and made it fun to use. There is a cool lion that you meet in the app. Also, there are a lot of nice micro-interactions that bring the UX to the next level. On the other hand, we have one of the best data science teams globally, so we can launch neobanks with credit products from Day 1 and issue credits even to clients with a thin credit history.’

Nigeria is the next market on the company’s radar, where they expect to launch in the coming months.

Nick Bezkrovnyy, a co-founder of Fintech Farm, said: In terms of the credit product, we see an opportunity for a “mass credit card” in Nigeria. Currently, credit cards issued by traditional banks are limited to the upper-middle class. At the same time, APRs of credit offerings from neobanks and alternative lenders may well be over 100%. We are going to fill this gap and accept those customers neglected by traditional banks and offer them fair interest rates.’

Along with financial support, Flyer One brings extensive operational expertise in Africa and other emerging markets. Vladimir Mnogoletniy, Flyer One partner and CEO of Genesis, a tech group, which operates a leading African e-commerce platform Jiji, will be joining Fintech Farm’s board.

Vladimir Mnogoletniy, said: ‘We firmly believe in the long-term potential of emerging markets. Over the past 7 years, we had tremendous success building Jiji — the largest e-commerce platform (on the GMV basis) on the continent and the only sizable e-commerce player in Africa operating near profitability. We were looking for the right partner to enter the second most interesting market — neobanking — on the continent. We believe that Fintech Farm, with its extensive experience, is the right team for the move, and we’re delighted to announce this strategic investment.

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — FitLab Inc., which powers the modern fitness journey by seamlessly integrating fitness studios, connected at-home experiences and mass-participation events in partnership with iconic athletes and brands, today announced the closing of its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to more than $15 million. Investors include Two Styx Capital, CAVA Capital, Snoop Ventures, Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management, and Courtney Reum of M13. The funds will be used to scale its global brands, accelerate the opening of boutique fitness studios, launch new mass-participation events, and develop new technologies to enrich fitness experiences that bridge the gap between at-home and in-person fitness.

FitLab Inc., based in Newport Beach, CA, was founded by former Nike and New Evolution Ventures executives Brian Kirkbride and Mike Melby in 2019 to solve the siloed nature of fitness and leverage the power of iconic athletes and brands to inspire you to move – wherever, whenever and however you desire. Through partnerships, proprietary development and a series of acquisitions, FitLab has developed an integrated platform that includes McGregor FAST, the combat-focused fitness experience by Conor McGregor and his lead trainers; XPT, the high-performance training system from Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece that combines its proprietary Performance Breathing™ with proven training and recovery methods; and Electric, an iconic action sports brand focused on performance eyewear, apparel and accessories.

“We saw a failure from the fitness industry to put the needs of members first,” said Kirkbride. “Even before the pandemic, the data showed that the future of fitness is clearly hybrid, and that has only accelerated. Consumers don’t want to look for a world-class, at-home offering, and find a studio or gym that they love, and then try to track down a challenge or event to motivate them to train – let alone pay separately for all of them. They’re forced to do that today, because that’s how the industry is set up. Until FitLab, nothing was built from the ground up to provide truly holistic, immersive, connected experiences across the fitness continuum.”

In 2022, FitLab will launch its first wave of connected fitness studios, combining the power of measurement and technology with an immersive, in-person training experience. Its global, multi-brand studio presence will expand to more than 500 locations by 2025, with partnerships already in place for 250 locations in the U.S. and plans for international development currently underway. Each connected studio will have an integrated at-home offering and event series, providing members with a rich and seamless fitness experience, no matter where they choose to train.

FitLab also announced the acquisitions of Fitplan and Ragnar, category-leading names that bolster the company’s presence in at-home training and mass-participation events.

Fitplan is a leading fitness app that provides training plans, standalone workout routines, recipes and nutrition guidance, and expert advice from the world’s leading fitness creators and athletes. From beginners to advanced fitness enthusiasts and aspiring athletes, the app allows users to track progress, connect with an online community, and train alongside 50+ world-class athletes, coaches, and trainers, like Mike O’HearnMichelle LewinRob GronkowskiJen Selter, and Alex Rodriguez. Co-founded by Landon Hamilton and Cam Speck in 2016, more than 3.4M users from around the world have turned to Fitplan to help them reach their fitness goals.

“We are constantly searching for innovative companies that we believe add new strengths and capabilities to FitLab’s integrated platform,” Melby said. “Fitplan paved the way for the fitness creator boom we see today, and its roster of world-class trainers provides athletes around the world with democratized access to the biggest names in the game. Along with Electric, Ragnar, and the rest of our brands, Fitplan will leverage FitLab’s omnichannel strategy to better serve its users in more places and across an increasing number of training modalities.”

Co-founded in 2004 by CEO, Tanner Bell, Ragnar is the largest overnight running relay series in the world. Traversing inspiring and scenic destinations, these events create moments of heart-racing triumph through shared adventure and human connection. The more than 100,000 runners that participate each year embrace their inner wild to conquer what they thought impossible, sacrifice sleep for unforgettable moments and cross the finish line to receive their glorious finisher medal. As a leader in the space, Ragnar brings mass-participation event expertise to FitLab, which the company will leverage across each of its brands to provide goals to inspire training and opportunities for deep connection and fulfillment for its athletes.

“I am thrilled that Ragnar is joining the FitLab portfolio,” Bell said. “This union will accelerate Ragnar’s quest to bring moments of accomplishment and connection to athletes around the globe, no matter what their fitness interest. The best-in-class FitLab platform serves the needs of every athlete on their path to greatness.”

About FitLab
FitLab Inc. powers the modern fitness journey by seamlessly integrating fitness studios, connected at-home experiences and mass-participation events. FitLab’s fully integrated platform solves the siloed nature of fitness and leverages the power of iconic athletes and truly connected experiences to keep you training – wherever, whenever and however you desire. Through partnerships, proprietary development and a series of acquisitions, FitLab has established a portfolio of brands that includes Electric, Fitplan, McGregor FAST, Ragnar, Spartan FIT, and XPT, with more on the way. FitLab Inc. is based in Newport Beach, CA, with offices in Portland, ORSan Clemente, CA, and Salt Lake City, UT, and was founded by former Nike and New Evolution Ventures executives Brian Kirkbride and Mike Melby in 2019.

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SAN MATEO, Calif.Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Reali, the real estate and fintech platform transforming home buying and selling, today announced its expansion into the San Diego market with the acquisition of TXR Homes. The deal joins TXR Homes’ deep local expertise and inventory with Reali’s one-stop shop — an integrated technology platform with products designed to serve buyers, borrowers, and sellers in one place.

“We are thrilled to bring TXR Homes’ renowned team into the Reali family as we launch today in San Diego. Their deep understanding of local market dynamics and long track record of proven success paired with Reali’s innovative products — Reali Buy Before You Sell and Reali Cash Offer — will provide home buyers and sellers in Southern California a distinct advantage in winning their dream home,” said Tyler Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer of Reali.

According to Burke Smith, founder and former CEO of TXR Homes, the two companies are a perfect match for today’s consumers and real estate professionals. “By combining our strengths, we can serve our customers better and offer a complete solution. With 65% of homeowners buying and selling simultaneously, our agents have an exciting opportunity to offer Reali Buy Before You Sell to their clients. And given that 97% of home sellers are more inclined to accept an all-cash offer, Reali Cash Offer will enhance our agents’ ability to get their buyers the homes they want, when they want, and close faster. These products are game-changers for the Southern California market.”

“Both companies share a customer-centric approach to real estate. By harnessing our unique capabilities, we are excited to see how our partnership will boost our clients’ success in buying and selling their homes,” adds Baldwin.

After raising $250 million in Series B funding in August, Reali has identified San Diego as a critical market for its Southern California growth strategy with ambitious California and national growth plans. The acquisition rapidly increases Reali’s regional footprint and market share. The company plans to continue to expand strategically to make the homeownership journey simple, accessible and stress-free for every customer.

“We are honored to be Reali’s first brokerage acquisition as the company expands nationally. San Diego serves as the perfect pilot market, as the region provides the opportunity to experience different price points, socioeconomics, and geographies,” said Spencer Lugash, COO, Broker of Record and General Counsel of TXR Homes. “In addition, we are excited to tap into Reali’s operational efficiencies, technology, and range of innovative products, which will let us offer more enhanced services to our clients.”

About Reali

Reali is a real estate and fintech company creating a one-stop-shop to make homeownership streamlined, accessible and stress-free every step of the way. We leverage first-in-kind technology and trusted real estate experts to serve home buyers, borrowers, and sellers in a single, integrated platform. Our wide range of alternative financing solutions makes a complicated process like buying and selling at the same time much less complicated. Customers can buy and sell in one coordinated transaction, eliminating resale contingencies, moving twice, and paying two mortgages at once. Whether it’s buying, selling, financing, or owning a home, our high-tech, high-touch offering meets the unique and individual needs of our customers. Keep in touch at www.reali.com, join our team at www.reali.com/careers, or download the Reali app for iOS and Android.

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AMSTERDAMJan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Winc Academy announced a $3 million funding round led by Rubio Impact Ventures and Dutch Founders Fund to increase the steep growth of its education platform and meet the surging demand for online upskilling and reskilling courses. Within a year, the Amsterdam-based scale up 8-folded its active student base, driven by the digitization of work and accelerated by Covid.

The funding enables Winc Academy to educate 20,000 learners within a few years, to gain skills that enable a career in tech. The self-paced courses with personal mentoring are designed to be combined with work or private life, and prepare learners for a career as developer, data analyst, and other in-demand tech jobs. This significantly grows the talent pool and enables employers to attract the professionals they need.

“Winc Academy aims to achieve lifelong learning & a secure job for all. They essentially offer careers, not courses, and enable everyone who has the ambition and grit an opportunity at a future-proof career in tech. Impact drive is strongly anchored in their DNA,” says Willemijn Verloop, founder of Rubio Impact Ventures.

“In just 3 years this team has built a scalable edtech platform with graduation rates far higher than others. By bringing together industry experts, mentors, and learners, Winc Academy is building a much-needed international marketplace in education,” adds Patrick Kerssemakers from Dutch Founders Fund.

The news follows the appointment of Joran van Aart as CEO in May 2021, who then joined the founding team consisting of Marijn Pijnenborg and Carla Snepvangers. Winc Academy will further expand the leadership team with a COO and are also recruiting for senior roles in education, marketing, financial strategy, and tech.

Vivid Ventures, an early-stage fund that led Winc Academy’s angel round in 2019, also participates in the current seed round.

“We are thrilled to bring Rubio and Dutch Founders Fund on board, and to have the continued support of our angel investors. They bring a mix of expertise in digital products, international marketplaces, and social entrepreneurship. A strong combination that will help us achieve our purpose of giving everyone the chance at a better future by learning in-demand skills,” concluded Joran van Aart, CEO of Winc Academy.

About Winc Academy

Winc Academy is an Amsterdam-based online education platform founded in 2018, in response to the skills gap and digitization of work. Learners follow the online courses at their own pace from the comfort of their own home and are engaged through an active community and personal mentoring. Average student age is 35 years. Course duration ranges from several weeks to 6 months full time, with an average tuition fee of €2,500. The scale up is accredited by the Dutch NRTO and CRKBO and prides itself in its accessibility to a large audience: while courses are at academic skill level, a previous degree is not required.
Winc Academy now employs 35 people and its founding team consists of Marijn Pijnenborg (founder of Funda and auto.nl), Carla Snepvangers (Endemol, SAIL Amsterdam), and Joran van Aart (Studyportals).

About Rubio Impact Ventures

Rubio Impact Ventures is a leading impact venture capital fund with 150 million euro in assets under management. Rubio invests in young, fast-growing companies that make a substantial global impact and realise this in a commercially scalable way; a future-proof form of entrepreneurship that Rubio calls ‘the new normal’. Rubio offers entrepreneurs the capital to grow and at the same time the expertise, network and support they seek to realise their plans and accelerate results.

About Dutch Founders Fund

Dutch Founders Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund from Amsterdam, started by a group of successful Dutch entrepreneurs: Laurens Groenendijk (Just Eat, Treatwell, Miinto, Hiber), Patrick Kerssemakers (fonQ), Bas Beerens (WeTransfer), Hidde Hoogcarspel (Spacebuzz) and Remco van Zanten (ex Booking, Zalando, BCG). The fund specialises in marketplaces and companies with strong network effects. Since its launch in 2018, the fund has successfully invested in 16 companies. This includes: YourCampus, Shypple, Vintage Cash Cow, Lumaly, Blanco, Nostics, Reveall, Veylinx, Wonderkind, Voicebooking, Fleks, Minimum, Caya, Tracedock (exited to CM.com), Winc Academy, and Buildstream. The total fund has almost €100 million assets under management.

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LOS ANGELESJan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today Whatnot, the largest independent live stream shopping platform in the US, announced a groundbreaking partnership with professional MMA fighter Jorge Masvidal. As part of the partnership, Masvidal will launch The BRKRZ, his own live stream shopping channel, where he will go live weekly to auction off UFC cards, sports cards, and his own collection of merchandise.

Masvidal plans to use The BRKRZ to not only auction off limited edition items from his own personal collection, but to give fans the inside look at the life of the UFC’s BMF titleholder, auctioning items live before and after fights, or as he travels from city to city. He plans to invite other notable fighters for surprise appearances on his channel, making it a must-watch for any collector or sports fan.

 

“We’ve had incredible success organically appealing to athletes who are also fans of collectibles like Pokémon cards and TCG, like NFL athlete Blake Martinez who’ve not only found Whatnot as a great way to connect with fans but also gain an additional income stream,” said Whatnot co-founder and CEO Grant Lafontaine. “Sports cards and memorabilia have been the top category on the platform since we launched it in early 2021, and we are thrilled to welcome Jorge and his team as an official sports partner on the platform.”

Starting today, fans can tune in and follow Masvidal’s channel, The BRKRZ to see him and his team go live every week, auctioning off items that can only be found on Whatnot. Tune in specifically on Thursday, January 13th to catch Jorge and The BRKRZ live inside American Top Team (ATT) opening high-end UFC cards, running giveaways, and four lucky viewers will win a pair of signed Team Masvidal gloves.

“I’m thrilled to go live on Whatnot to share my passion for sports cards and connect with my community in a more authentic and engaging way. We have a lot of fun breaks and unique auctions we could only do on Whatnot and I can’t wait to surprise my fans with experiences they otherwise wouldn’t be able to find on other platforms,” said Masvidal.

About Whatnot
Whatnot is a live stream shopping and marketplace for collectors and enthusiasts, capturing the excitement of the in-person collector experience and allowing communities and fandoms to connect in real-time and geek out with their favorite sellers. Whatnot is a remote-first company based in Los Angeles, CA and has 70 employees. For more information, visit www.whatnot.com or download the Whatnot app on Android or iOS.

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NEW DELHIJan. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tech Innovation Global Incorporated’s Alicia Carroll, an entrepreneur who opened a woman-owned business during the pandemic with SBA and the U.S. Chambers of Commerce has been recognized by Business Connect on its “Entrepreneurs of the Year 2021” list.

Alicia Carroll is a recipient on Business Connect’s list which celebrates CEOs using their professional awards, achievements, decisions to lead companies to success while focusing on key officials, milestones, product, services, culture, and employees is the core for success of any enterprise.

“Tech Innovation Global Inc® also globally collaborates with scientific organizations and 44 foreign chambers as a global partner at Insight Success,” says Alicia Carroll.

WOSB Alicia Carroll is a recipient for her initiatives in data analysis, webinars and Women in Business network. Her planning and notifications with companies from February 2020 to June 2020 SAR-CoV-2 includes 64 notifications, training sessions including data analysis reviews and 25 live webinars with experts Steven Levy, Healthy Habits and Legal Benefits for Success.

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In year 2022, initiatives for Women in Business includes a service app for businesses, community resources, health, and science to bring economic development to rural areas from Europe, UK, India and US. Tech Innovation Global Incorporated’s launch is in association with SBA, Chambers and fund goal of $200 Million with a Global Foundation of global investors improving lives.

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About Tech Innovation Global Incorporated
Alicia Carroll is an award-winning technologist of 20 years with consultants located in Huntsville, Alabama. In July 2019, Tech Innovation Global Inc. launched for initiatives. Tech Innovation Global Incorporated is a woman-owned small business for small to large corporations in skills and technology for new initiatives and missions. We analysis COVID-19 assessments. Tech Innovation Global Incorporated invested $1.5 Million at webtechdailylife.net. Tech Innovation Global Incorporated provided outstanding data analysis in masking and test while you consult with health departments to keep communities safe, workplaces and businesses and shifted reopening from Easter 2020 to May/June.

Learn more about Tech Innovation Global Inc. at USFCR www.techinnovationglobalincgov.com and follow Tech Innovation Global Inc. on LinkedIn

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KANSAS CITY and TORONTO and LONDONDec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Award-winning cybersecurity solutions providers Fishtech Group (“Fishtech”) and Herjavec Group (“Herjavec”) are pleased to announce their merger, backed by funds advised by Apax Partners LLP (the “Apax Funds”). The two innovative companies will operate as a single entity under a new brand to be announced in early 2022. The Apax Funds will hold a majority stake in the new company while Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Emmy award winning ratings giant “Shark Tank,” and Gary Fish, Founder and CEO of Fishtech Group, will each maintain significant equity in the new business.

The deal brings together the complementary strengths of both organizations, resulting in an industry powerhouse with a broad, holistic suite of best-in-class managed detection and response capabilities (MDR), professional services, and identity offerings with a global perspective to address enterprise customers’ increasingly complex information security needs. Joining the forces of Herjavec, a market leader in cloud and tech-enabled co-managed SIEM, with Fishtech, a market leader in enterprise MDR, will allow the new company to provide customers with unparalleled security and cloud expertise, driving security maturity as a competitive differentiator via advanced technology and services across the industry landscape.

At the time of the merger, the new organization brings together more than 600 security professionals operating out of 6 security operations centers (SOCs): Kansas CityTorontoLondonOttawaArkansas, and Bangalore. The combined company will have one of the largest managed security engineering teams under one roof – entirely dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to enterprise clients.

Robert Herjavec, founder of Herjavec Group, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the combined entity. Gary Fish, founder of Fishtech Group, will serve as Chairman of the Board. They will actively work to continue their track record of customer-focused success. The financial terms of the transaction (which is subject to applicable regulatory approvals) are not disclosed.

Founded in 2003 and acquired by the Apax Funds in February 2021, Herjavec has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity firms and is currently ranked as the #1 MSSP in the world (Cyber Defense Magazine 2021 Top 100 MSSPs List). Fishtech was founded in 2016 to bring security to the cloud while identifying vulnerabilities and introducing next-generation solutions to help organizations minimize risk.

“We’re exceptionally proud of our results to date and even more excited about the growth to come,” said Gary Fish, CEO of Fishtech. “We’re honored that so many organizations trust Fishtech to be their managed solutions provider. With complementary offerings from Herjavec, we will transform the security industry globally.”

“We could not be more thrilled to join forces with industry pioneer Gary Fish, whom I have known for decades,” said Robert Herjavec, CEO of Herjavec Group. “We are very impressed by Fishtech’s MDR offerings and its proprietary platform built on Google Chronicle, which we consider highly differentiated. Jointly, we want to double down on the investment behind this market-leading solution and strengthen what are already deep partnerships. Having built one of the strongest tech teams in the industry and a leading portfolio of services, our customers will benefit from enhanced operations, getting stronger as we help accelerate their digital transformation.”

“We are truly excited by the combination of Herjavec and Fishtech,” said Rohan Haldea, Partner at Apax. “By putting together two best-in-class organizations, we are confident that the combined platform will become an undisputed leader in cybersecurity services in the enterprise segment and have an opportunity to redefine the market category.”

The Apax Funds, in partnership with the newly formed company’s management team, will help build on the companies’ impressive growth rates to date by enhancing international expansion efforts, continuing to invest behind differentiated technology and augmenting the talented team with additional threat intelligence and identity resources.

Polsinelli serves Fishtech Group as legal counsel and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal counsel to Herjavec Group and Apax Funds. Momentum Cyber is serving as financial advisor to Fishtech Group and BKD, LLP as tax advisor in connection with the transaction.

About Fishtech Group­­­­
Fishtech Group is a leading current-generation service provider enabling secure business transformation. Fishtech’s experienced cybersecurity professionals plan, produce, and implement innovative solutions that ensure security and success. Fishtech focuses on threats so you can focus on your business. Founded and led by CEO Gary Fish, Fishtech Group includes the Security-as-a-Service division CYDERES (Cyber Defense and Response). Visit Fishtech.Group or contact us at info@fishtech.group.

About Herjavec Group
Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. Herjavec Group has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity operations leaders, and excel in complex, multi-technology environments. Herjavec Group has expertise in comprehensive security services, including Advisory Services, Technology Architecture & Implementation, Identity & Access Management, Managed Security Services, Threat Hunting & Management, Digital Forensics and Incident Response. Herjavec Group has offices and Security Operations Centers across the United StatesUnited KingdomCanada and India. For more information, visit HerjavecGroup.com or contact at info@herjavecgroup.com.

About Apax
Apax Partners LLP (“Apax”) is a leading global private equity advisory firm. For nearly 50 years, Apax has worked to inspire growth and ideas that transform businesses. The firm has raised and advised funds with aggregate commitments of more than $60 billion. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech, Services, Healthcare and Internet/Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. For further information about Apax, please visit www.apax.com.

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LAS VEGASJan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — #CES2022 — BBalance is the world’s first smart bath mat with footprint recognition that combines three key health measurements into one; BBalance is a weight scale, balance and stability reader, and posture evaluator.

A CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree for being the first connected product to merge more than two health risk and wellness factors and coach you to make improvements to a daily self-care home routine.

The artificial intelligence (AI) brains and pressure-mapping technologies are hidden beneath a removable, washable, soft, cotton bath mat that allows BBalance to blend naturally into any room decor as it automatically collects your data. Like other plush bath mats with anti-slip backing, BBalance protects you from slipping, and keeps your feet warm. But unlike any other bath mat, BBalance automatically stores your weight, posture and balance measurements so you can view progress any time via the BBalance app, available through the Apple Store and Google Play. Use the app for access to daily coaching to achieve your personal best (e.g. for yoga, Pilates and overall fitness enthusiasts.)

The smart operating system inside BBalance has capabilities to:

→ Help people stay motivated through actionable insights about weight and fitness goals.
→ Coach individuals about mindfulness for improved posture, balance and muscle tone.
→ Reduce anxiety in people who get stressed about normal daily weight fluctuations.
→ Differentiate multiple family members – from preschoolers to grandparents. Footprint recognition sensors identify each user while artificial intelligence personalizes the experience to meet the goals of each member of a household.
→ Monitor effectiveness and compliance of post-treatment medical recommendations for conditions such as scoliosis. (Collaborative research is currently underway.)
→ Evaluate rehabilitation to improve balance, minimize injury and risk of falling.
→ Adapt to a user’s position patterns (e.g. while stepping out of the shower, brushing teeth, drying hair) ensuring that measured weight doesn’t vary based on user movements.
→ Send notification (opt in) to a parent or medical provider regarding development (weight, posture, foot size, spinal alignment) and progress.

Our mission is to simultaneously fulfill the needs of users and their medical providers, which is why we’ve collaborated with medical and biomechanical professionals to conduct research and studies. Several hospitals are currently beta-testing BBalance prototypes, constantly collecting data verified by a team of doctors to reinforce the accuracy of our algorithms,” says Jean-Marc Druesne, CEO of BBalance.

BBalance requires minimal maintenance. It’s water-resistant, connects via BLE and Wi-Fi with 8-month battery life before a charge is required. (USB charging built-in.) BBalance includes a high-quality, removable, machine-washable cotton cover in a range of designer colors, Anticipated retail availability is Spring 2022. Until then, preorders for spring delivery, shipping worldwide, can be made through the BBalance Indiegogo campaign.

For more information, visit bbalance.io.

About Baracoda
Established on three continents, Baracoda is a leader in daily healthtech. The company infuses connected tech into the everyday routine – leveraging AI, data analysis, machine learning, app development, gamification and more. Baracoda launches products and scales businesses alongside global market leaders, relying on a unique B2B2C business model. Baracoda’s CES-awarded innovation model is driven by quantitative indexes, developed in-house to recognize daily habits that improve health and wellness.

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Visit Baracoda at CES 2022:
Jan 3: Unveiled Table #205
Jan 5-8:
LVCC Booth #8419
Eureka Park – Venetian Expo – Booth #60407

SOURCE Baracoda Daily Healthtech