July 11, 2019

NewsCred Announces $20M in Additional Financing; Takes Aim at Global Marketing Transformation

NewsCred, the world’s leading enterprise content marketing platform (CMP) provider, today announced an additional $20 million in financing; capital that will help accelerate R&D innovation, fuel the company's rapid global expansion, and support the growing demand for the Integrated Marketing Edition of its CMP. Led by InterWest Partners, with new participation from strategic partner Dentsu Inc. as well as Escalate Capital Partners, this investment brings the total invested capital in NewsCred to over $100 million — the largest in its category. All major existing investors also participated in the round, including FTV Capital, Mayfield Fund, FirstMark Capital and Greycroft.

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July 11, 2019

OpenSesame Announces Expanded Partnership with TalentQuest to Deepen Leadership Training Offering

OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced TalentQuest has been added to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to broaden its curated library of supervisory and leadership training courses. As enterprise organizations grow and evolve, their leaders need to be equipped with effective training tools to quickly ramp new supervisors, enhance critical management skills, and build successful, productive teams. Global 2000 companies leverage the OpenSesame Plus subscription with over 6,000 curated courses—now including TalentQuest content— to help address critical skills gaps, position talent for successful long-term careers, and future-proof their organization.

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July 10, 2019

ReliaQuest Accelerates Market and Product Growth with New Executive Hires

ReliaQuest, the cybersecurity enabler, today announced the strategic addition of two executives to its industry-leading team: Joe Sawyer as Chief Marketing Officer and Darin Bunker as Vice President of Engineering. The extensive experience these executives bring will continue to drive ReliaQuest's rapid growth and accelerate the evolution of its technology-driven platform, GreyMatter. Announced last month, GreyMatter is a first-of-its-kind, integrated platform that connects disparate technologies, processes and teams to provide greater visibility and control over enterprise security operations.

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July 9, 2019

Merchant firm Credorax adds partners to boost European cross-border payments

Merchant acquirer Credorax has engaged money transfer company Small World Financial and other partners to cover a broader mix of banking and payment acceptance available to the companies' European clients. Credorax will provide its real-time data and reporting platform, called Insights, along with card acceptance and other merchant services. Credorax will partner with NMI, which will provide the front end payment gateway to support European payment terminals; and Hemisphere West; which will manage logistics and installations for Small World.

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July 5, 2019

InvestCloud Adds CFO, Opens NYC Incubator

InvestCloud hired its first CFO, formalizing a role that had previously been a group effort, according to a company spokesperson. The new executive, Rebeca Sanchez Sarmiento, most recently served as ATTOM Data Solutions’ CFO and has over a decade of experience in financial services. “I started my career in the financial industry and spent 12 years working within it. I’m excited to be returning to my roots,” said Sanchez Sarmiento. She said the firm’s use of data and analytics was a compelling reason for her to take the position.

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July 2, 2019

Fintech Focus Rewind: How This CEO Uses Data To Measure Portfolio Risk

The Fintech Focus Rewind is a recurring feature in which we revisit previous episodes of Benzinga's Fintech Focus Podcast. To get the Fintech Focus delivered to your inbox weekly, subscribe to the Fintech Focus newsletter. Don’t forget to check out upcoming programming at Benzinga events. Investing can be complicated. Portfolios can be risky. But how complicated? And how risky? Answer those questions is the mission of Aaron Klein, who wants to use data to accurately assess just how risky a portfolio actually is.

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July 2, 2019

Q Fund Management Selects Enfusion As Their Exclusive Software And Outsourced Services Provider

Enfusion, the leading provider of innovative, cloud-based investment management software and outsourced middle and back office services, today announces their selection as the investment management technology of choice for Q Fund Management (QFM). Founded in 2015 by seasoned hedge fund manager Frank Qian, QFM currently oversees approximately $120 million in assets under management and is based in Hong Kong. The China-focused hedge fund utilizes fundamental research to implement long/short equity strategies. When looking for a new investment management software, QFM was eager to partner with one vendor for software and middle and back office tasks with an overall goal of accelerating trading time to market.

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July 1, 2019

InvestCloud Appoints Rebeca Sanchez Sarmiento as CFO

Global FinTech firm InvestCloud appoints Rebeca Sanchez Sarmiento as its Chief Financial Officer. This senior appointment will see Sanchez Sarmiento build on a strong finance and operations team to develop a financial management structure that enables InvestCloud to continue its growth, both domestically and internationally. Sanchez Sarmiento is also tasked with aligning InvestCloud's long term strategic goals with its financial performance.

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June 28, 2019

OpenSesame Announces Expanded Partnership with Mind Channel to Broaden Multilingual Microlearning Course Offering

OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Mind Channel to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its offering of multilingual and microlearning courses. As microlearning has gained in popularity due to its easy consumption by learners, enterprise companies also need to offer this training in the multiple languages spoken by its global workforce. The OpenSesame Plus subscription, with over 6,000 curated courses—now including Mind Channel content—is the go-to solution for hundreds of Global 2000 companies to help develop and retain global talent, streamline training processes, and future-proof their organization.

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June 27, 2019

Meet A-LIGN, a 2019 Fast 50 honoree

How would you describe what your company does to a friend or family member who may not know? A-LIGN is a global cybersecurity, compliance and privacy solutions provider that specializes in helping businesses across a variety of industries navigate the complexities of their specific audit and information security assessment needs to prevent cyber threats and reduce risk, turning security into a competitive edge.

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