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Peters named COO of Yukon Partners

Yukon Partners said May 20 that Corey Peters, CFO, was promoted to chief operating officer. Peters will remain as CFO as he concurrently assumes the new role of COO. PRESS RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2019 – Yukon Partners (Yukon), a Minneapolis based middle market private equity firm, promotes Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Corey Peters to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Peters will remain as CFO as he concurrently assumes the new role of COO. “As CFO, Corey has been a vital part of Yukon and...
Tags: People, COO, CFO


SEP provides $56 mln to Criteria Corp

Sumeru Equity Partners has invested $56 million in Criteria Corp, a SaaS based employment analytics platform. In addition to the funding, SEP Managing Directors Jason Babcoke and John Brennan and Vice President Kevin Cheng will join Criteria’s board of directors. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Criteria Corp, a market leading SaaS based employment analytics platform, today announced that Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP) has made a $56 million strategic investment to accelerate product inno...
Tags: Trends, Tech, John Brennan, Coo, LLP, Paul Hastings, PE Deals, SEP, Criteria Corp, Sumeru Equity Partners, Jason Babcoke, Sumeru Equity Partners Sumeru Equity Partners, Silver Lake Sumeru Equity Partners, Silver Lake Sumeru, Kevin Cheng, LOS ANGELES BUSINESS WIRE Criteria Corp


Apax to buy Baltic Classifieds Group

Apax Partners said May 9 that it agreed to buy Baltic Classifieds Group from Media Investments & Holding OÜ. Financial terms weren’t announced. Baltic Classified operates a portfolio of online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, including Autoplius.lt, Aruodas.lt, Skelbiu.lt, CVBankas.lt, KV.ee, City24.ee, City24.lv, Osta.ee and Soov.ee. PRESS RELEASE LONDON, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Funds advised by Apax Partners (the “Apax Funds”) today announced a definitive agreement to acquir...
Tags: London, China, Trends, Spain, Lithuania, Coo, Baltics, Apax, BCG, Business Services, Apax Partners, Apax Funds, PE Deals, Osta, Apax Partners Apax Partners, Tech Telco Services Healthcare


Blackstone launches impact investing platform to be led by ex-Goldman Sachs executive

Blackstone launched an impact investing platform that will target health and wellbeing, financial access, sustainable communities and green technology. The platform will be led by Tanya Barnes, former managing director in Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division. The impact platform will sit within Blackstone’s secondaries group, Strategic Partners. Press Release Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the launch of a new impact investing platform that will be part of the firm’s Strategic Partners ...
Tags: Trends, People, Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Coo, Barnes, BX, Strategic Partners, Goldman Sachs ' Merchant Banking Division, Green Technologies, Blackstone Blackstone, Ms Barnes, Jon Gray Blackstone, Tanya Barnes, Strategic Partners Press Release Blackstone, Verdun Perry Global Head of Strategic Partners


Enlightenment Capital buys Trowbridge

Enlightenment Capital has acquired McLean, Virginia-based Trowbridge & Trowbridge, a provider of IT solutions to defense, intelligence and civilian government agencies. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chevy Chase, Maryland – April 22, 2019: Enlightenment Capital, an Aerospace, Defense & Government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced it has acquired Trowbridge & Trowbridge (“Trowbridge”), a provider of IT solutions to defense, intelligence, and civ...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Ceo, Washington Dc, Coo, Company, The Company, McLean Virginia, Chevy Chase Maryland, Trowbridge, PE Deals, ADG, Jason Rigoli, Devin Talbott, Enlightenment Capital, Aerospace Defense Government ADG


Former DuPont employee gets 42 months in prison for stealing trade secrets

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, was sentenced Wednesday in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to serve 42 months’ imprisonment as a result of his July 11, 2018, pleas of guilty to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “We appreciate the excellent work done by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation on this matter and are pleased to see it come to a close with tod...
Tags: Fbi, Iowa, DuPont, Producer News, Coo, Cedar Rapids, United States District Court, Federal Bureau, Jennifer Johnson, Isler, Josh Harry Isler, St Ansgar Iowa, DuPont Isler, Wednesday United States District Court, Linda R Reade


VC-backed Galvanize appoints Patel as CEO

Galvanize, a technology workforce educator, has named Harsh Patel as CEO. He is the former CEO of Hack Reactor. Galvanize’s backers include Catalyst Investors, ABS Capital Partners, University Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners and Colorado Impact Fund. PRESS RELEASE DENVER, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Galvanize, the leader in technology workforce education, announced today that Harsh Patel has been named CEO of Galvanize. Karl Maier also joins as Executive Chairman. Former CEO, Al Rosabal...
Tags: Trends, People, Coo, Al, Maier, Patel, Catalyst Investors, Tyler Newton, Bill Cummings, Rosabal, Harsh Patel, Colorado Impact Fund PRESS, Galvanize Karl Maier, Al Rosabal, Enterprise Mr Cummings, Cognizant Digital Engineering


Arlington invests in Octo Consulting

Arlington Capital Partners has made an investment in Reston, Virginia-based Octo Consulting Group Inc, a provider of tech solutions for federal agencies. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, Octo has appointed Pamela Rothka as CFO. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington Capital” or “Arlington”), a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, today announced its investment in Octo Consulting Group, Inc. (“Octo” or “the Company”). Octo has more than 13 yea...
Tags: Washington, Trends, Tech, Washington Dc, Bob, Lockheed Martin, Jay, Coo, Cfo, Shah, Company, The Company, Arlington, Baird, Reston Virginia, McCord


Can Blue Apron's New CEO Execute a Hail Mary Play?

Etsy’s former COO tries to turn around the struggling meal kit maker.
Tags: Etsy, Finance, Article, Coo, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, B0312b98-a21a-5237-9cf3-62ebad6f4040


Asia’s AnyMind pulls in another $8M and expands into outdoor advertising

Asia-focused marketing startup AnyMind Group has landed a further $8 million in funding to close out its Series B round and expand into new verticals. The company announced a $13.4 million raise back in November, but that has now expanded to $21.4 million thanks to an additional injection from VGI Global Media, a Thailand-based firm that specializes in outdoor media, and Tokyo Century, a financial services firm that has invested in Grab among others. Japanese messaging app Line and Mirai Crea...
Tags: Advertising Tech, Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Anymind Group, Bangkok, Coo, Design, Internet advertising, Japan, Marketing, Media, Outdoor Advertising, series B, Social Media Influencers, Sogo


Suse is once again an independent company

Open-source infrastructure and application delivery vendor Suse — the company behind one of the oldest Linux distributions — today announced that it is once again an independent company. The company today finalized its $2.5 billion acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus, which itself had acquired it back in 2014. Few companies have changed hands as often as Suse and yet remained strong players in their business. Suse was first acquired by Novell in 2004. Novell was then acquired ...
Tags: Enterprise, Tech, Ibm, Linux, Coo, Suse, Thomas Di Giacomo, Novell, EQT, Attachmate, Micro Focus, Opensuse, Attachmate Group, Nils Brauckmann, Enrica Angelone, Sander Huyts


PE-backed EnsembleIQ promotes Hughes to COO

EnsembleIQ, a portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, has promoted Joel Hughes to chief operating officer. His appointment is effective immediately. Prior to working at EnsembleIQ, Hughes was the digital senior vice president at Scranton Gillette Communications. EnsembleIQ is a business intelligence resource. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO (PRWEB) MARCH 12, 2019 EnsembleIQ, a premier business intelligence resource, announced today the promotion of Joel Hughes to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effec...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, Coo, Joel, Hughes, SVP, RFE, PRWEB, Illinois State University, RFE Investment Partners, Joel Hughes, David Shanker, Lebhar Friedman, EnsembleIQ Hughes, Scranton Gillette Communications EnsembleIQ


Jonathan Ward's Obsessive Approach to Design

This is a story about Jonathan Ward's obsessive approach to industrial design. If you're an industrial designer, you'll recognize some parts of his process, and perhaps be envious of the parts you don't. If you're not an industrial designer, this story will show you how an experience or series of thoughts can be translated, through hard work and over time, into an extraordinary physical product. PRELUDE It's the 1920s, and an audacious American businessman named E.L. Cord wants to make the best...
Tags: Europe, New York, Design, America, Indianapolis, Earth, ISO, Italy, Switzerland, Nikon, Pebble Beach, Jalopnik, Canon, Coo, Cadillac, Object Culture


Taxing your privacy

Joe Apprendi Contributor Joe Apprendi is a general partner at Revel Partners. More posts by this contributor The new era in mobile Big data’s humble beginnings Data collection through mobile tracking is big business and the potential for companies helping governments monetize this data is huge. For consumers, protecting yourself against the who, what and where of data flow is just the beginning. The question now is: How do you ens...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Column, Utah, New York, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Law, California, Oregon, Articles, Tech, Smartphones, Getty Images, Gps


Jonathan Ward's Obsessive Approach to Industrial Design

This is a story about Jonathan Ward's obsessive approach to industrial design. If you're an industrial designer, you'll recognize some parts of his process, and perhaps be envious of the parts you don't. If you're not an industrial designer, this story will show you how an experience or series of thoughts can be translated, through hard work and over time, into an extraordinary physical product. PRELUDE It's the 1920s, and an audacious American businessman named E.L. Cord wants to make the best...
Tags: Europe, New York, Design, America, Indianapolis, Earth, ISO, Italy, Switzerland, Nikon, Pebble Beach, Jalopnik, Canon, Coo, Cadillac, Object Culture


Amtrak stuck for 36 hours in Oregon

An Amtrak train stranded for 36 hours, with 183 people on board, has finally returned to Eugene, Oregon. But not without its fair share of hardship. While the train was en route to Los Angeles on Sunday, it hit a tree that had fallen onto the tracks and was rendered inoperable. Heavy snowfall covering the tracks further complicated matters, turning the ride into a 36-hour ordeal. Tim McMahan, a spokesperson for Union Pacific Railroad, told CNN that the train ceased working in Oakridge, Orego...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Los Angeles, Cnn, Agatha Christie, Amtrak, Coo, All, Eugene, Oakridge, Union Pacific Railroad, Scot Naparstek, Tim McMahan, Oakridge Oregon, Rebekah Dodson, Amtrak Crash


A lawsuit is giving us the first hints of how Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan are planning to upend the US healthcare system

JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway in 2018 launched a joint healthcare venture that's aimed at lowering healthcare costs for the companies' employees, but they haven't shared many details about their plans That's starting to change, thanks to a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts against a former Optum employee who was hired by the venture. Optum is the health services arm of healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group. In unsealed testimony, Jack Stoddard, the venture's chief operating officer, sh...
Tags: Amazon, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Comcast, Berkshire Hathaway, Smith, Coo, David Smith, Jpmorgan, UnitedHealth Group, Stoddard, Atul Gawande, Optum, Amazon Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon Berkshire JPMorgan


BBC Takes Stake in New Company Set Up by ‘Luther,’ ‘Bodyguard’ Exec

BBC Studios has taken a minority stake in Firebird Pictures, the new drama indie being set up by BBC execs Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth. Kilgarriff’s credits include “Luther,” “Poldark,” “McMafia” and upcoming Richard Gere-starrer “MotherFatherSon.” She commissioned breakout drama hit “Bodyguard.” Holleworth will be the new company’s COO, having run business and operations for […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Luther, Richard Gere, Coo, Bbc Studios, Bodyguard, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, BBC Takes Stake, Craig Holleworth Kilgarriff, Luther Poldark McMafia, Holleworth


Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans

Apple announced this morning it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make the Health Records feature on iPhones available to veterans. The deal will allow the veterans to view their medical information across participating institutions, including the VA, organized in the Apple Health app. These health records include allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, and will be displayed alongside other information, like Apple Wa...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, America, Tech, Tim Cook, Va, Health Records, Jeff Williams, Coo, Department of Veterans Affairs, Apple Health, U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA, U S The Health Records, VA Apple


Mozilla exec calls on Congress to restore 2015 net neutrality protections

After citing several negative examples on how the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality had hurt consumers and businesses, Mozilla's COO wants Congress to restore the 2015 order to protect an open and free internet without gatekeepers. The post Mozilla exec calls on Congress to restore 2015 net neutrality protections appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Business, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Trends, Web, Mozilla, Computing, Coo


Notary Startup Notarize Lands Wayfair, HubSpot Executive As COO

Notarize, the Boston-based online notary startup, has hired Elizabeth Graham, a former Wayfair and HubSpot executive, to be its new chief operating officer.Graham told Xconomy in an interview that her focus will be on refining the company’s Web app that connects users with one of its notaries based in Virginia, Texas, or Nevada, and helping position the platform as an attractive tool for companies that rely on notary services.“Customer experience is paramount for us,” Graham said. “Job number o...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Boston, Virginia, Trends, Tech, Comcast, South Dakota, Graham, Nevada, Coo, HubSpot, Redfin, Operations, Polaris Partners, Wayfair


TCV closes record $3B fund to invest in consumer internet, IT infrastructure and services

On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb also slated to list very soon, VC firm TCV has announced its latest and biggest-ever fund, the $3 billion TCV X, which has now closed and will start getting invested “soon,” the company tells me. TCV’s previous fund — $2.5 billion for TCV IX — was closed in 2016 and focused on growth rounds. The firm says that it has made 21 investments out of that fund to date. Recent investments...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Tech, Airbnb, Coo, Sanders, TCV, Nathan Sanders, Klook ByteDance LegalZoom


TCV closes $3B fund aimed at consumer internet, IT infrastructure and services

On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb also slated to list very soon, VC firm TCV has announced its latest fund, the $3 billion TCV X, which has now closed and will start getting invested “soon,” the company tells me. TCV’s previous fund — the $2.5 billion TCV IX — was closed in 2016 and focused on growth rounds. The firm says that it has made 21 investments out of that fund to date. Recent fundings have included trave...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Tech, Airbnb, Coo, Sanders, TCV, Nathan Sanders, Klook ByteDance LegalZoom


David Renzer Leaves Spirit Music Group as Company Reorganizes Under Jon Singer

Indie publisher Spirit Music Group today announced a recapitalization that sees Jon Singer rising from COO to chairman and the newly formed Lyric Capital Group becoming the company’s sole owner. A rep for the company confirmed that David Renzer, chairman since 2014, will be leaving Spirit. “Spearheaded by seasoned music executive Jon Singer and Spirit’s Ross Cameron with participation […]
Tags: News, Spirit, Coo, Spirit Music Group, David Renzer, Ross Cameron, David Renzer Leaves Spirit Music Group as Company, Jon Singer, Lyric Capital Group


XFL Names Former LA Chargers Executive Jeffrey Pollack as President

The XFL has found its president, naming Los Angeles Chargers executive Jeffrey Pollack to oversee the revitalized league’s strategic planning and business operations. Pollack, who will be COO in addition to president, most recently served as chief marketing & strategy officer and special advisor for the Chargers. “Just as Oliver Luck is perfectly suited to be Commissioner & CEO, so too is Jeffrey Pollack suited perfectly to be XFL President & COO with his extraordinary experience and diverse bac...
Tags: Florida, News, Nbc, Washington, NFL, America, Nba, Chargers, Nascar, Pollack, Coo, Oliver, Vince, JEFFREY, Los Angeles Chargers, LA Chargers


Daily Crunch: Snap CFO departs

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Snap CFO Tim Stone is resigning This marks Snap’s second CFO departure in the last 12 months. In a memo to employees, CEO Evan Spiegel said Stone’s departure is not related to any disagreements pertaining to company finances. “Tim has made a big impact in his short time on our team and we are very gratef...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Roku, Evan Spiegel, Apple Maps, Coo, App Annie, First Data, Tim, Stone, Fiserv, SPIEGEL, Frank Bisignano, Infor, Infowars


Open Bionics closes $5.9M Series A for its affordable and cool bionic limbs

The world wowed a few years ago when a very clever startup from Bristol, UK, came up with 3D printed bionic limbs for amputees. Uniquely, the limbs were lightweight, cheap to make and could even be made into Iron Man-style arms to enthuse amputee children. They went on to sign a deal with the huge UK National Health Service to bring new technologies to amputees, announced at a Techcrunch Crunch Disrupt. Today Open Bionics has successfully raised $5.9 million from investors including F1’s William...
Tags: TC, Europe, Usa, UK, France, Tech, Spain, Williams, Nato, Kosovo, Mark Hamill, Coo, Open Bionics, Luke Skywalker, Payne, Williams Advanced Engineering


USB-IF USB Type-C Authentication Program to protect against malicious hardware

USB Implementers Forum has launched the USB Type-C Authentication Program. The USB Type-C Authentication specification defines cryptographic-based authentication for USB Type-C chargers and devices. It empowers host systems to protect against non-compliant USB chargers and to mitigate risks from malicious firmware/hardware in USB devices. Thanks to this protocol, host systems can confirm the authenticity of a USB device, USB cable or USB charger, including such product aspects as the capabili...
Tags: News, Blogging, Coo, PKI, USB Implementers Forum, USB-IF, DigiCert, USB Type C Authentication Program


SRAM co-founder Stan Day steps down, new CEO starts today

PRESS RELEASE: Stan Day and the SRAM Board of Directors are pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Lousberg from COO to CEO. Ken has been COO of SRAM for the past 18 months. This will be effective January 1, 2019. Day will continue to be Chairman of the Board of Directors. The announcement was […] The post SRAM co-founder Stan Day steps down, new CEO starts today appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Coo, Ken, Advocacy & Industry News, Stan Day, Ken Lousberg


The corner store could be Congress' next privacy challenge

Lawmakers have to figure out new privacy rules for offline stores now to catch up with tech giants' hunger for user data. Companies profile consumers in stores and on streets, just like they do online. The practice presents a headache for lawmakers and regulators because it's harder to address privacy offline than online. In crafting new privacy laws to cover tech giants' vast appetite for user data, lawmakers are finding that they're having to draw up new rules for the old-fashioned brick-an...
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