Grammarly Raises $90M in Funding Round

Max Lytvyn’s company, Grammarly, recently raised $90M in a funding round that sends the company’s valuation over $1 billion. This latest round is being led by General Catalyst. Grammarly’s AI-based grammar and writing tools are used by over 20 million people.

 

Manish Tandon Named CEO of the Year at CMO Asia Awards

Manish Tandon was named CEO of the Year at the 2019 CMO Asia Awards. The award is an acknowledgment of Tandon’s role in transforming CSS Corp into a new age digital services organization and upscaling its credibility in the global IT services industry.

 

Bridge Connector Releases App

David Wenger’s company, Bridge Connector, announced its first “powered by Bridge” app on the Salesforce AppExchange. CareService Connect provides social determinants of health referrals at the point of care. The app appears natively for users of Salesforce Health Cloud so they can not only identify social barriers to care for patients, but also act on them — referring patients to social services agencies who provide solutions, and tracking the referrals to completion.

 

Escher Unveils New Pick Up Drop Off Solution

Nick Manolis announced that Escher Group has unveiled a new pick up drop off (PUDO) solution aimed at postal operators. A pick up drop off (PUDO) point is a location that allows customers to collect and drop-off parcels, often a convenience store, which has longer opening hours and is located closer to the customer’s home or office.

 

TCN Celebrates 20 Years, Releases New Product, and Receives Award

Jesse Bird announced that TCN, Inc. is celebrating 20 years of innovation and growth. Founded in 1999 on then-emerging Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, TCN has been an industry leader in developing cloud-based contact center software. Now TCN has announced the launch of Natural Language Compliance, a new addition to its existing Compliance Suite. Natural Language Compliance is designed to help users automate compliance and minimize risk with customizable rules as state and federal rules and regulations continue to change over time. Finally, TCN has received the “Contact Center Technology” award from CUSTOMER Magazine for the fifth consecutive year. 

 

Sunil Ranka Interviewed in Silicon Valley Podcast

Sunil Ranka was interviewed by The Investor’s Podcast Network for an episode of the Silicon Valley podcast entitled “Robotic Process Automation: Will Robots Take Our Jobs?”

 

Athena Security Raises $5.5 Million in Seed Funding

Chris Ciabarra announced that Athena Security raised 5.5 million in seed funding. Pathfinder led the round, with 40 individual angel investors joining them. With this round, the company plans to grow from about 30 people to 40 in the next few months. Athena’s team also wants to add thermal and concealed weapon detection for customers, and they have plans to expand internationally.

 

Cassio Goldschmidt Nominated for T.E.N. Award

Cassio Goldschmidt has been nominated for the T.E.N. Information Security Executive (ISE) Award 2019 for North America in the commercial category. T.E.N. is a technology and information security executive networking and relationship marketing firm. The award is given to top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in the academic and public sectors, commercial, financial services, and health care.

 

HyperScience Opens London Office

Peter Brodsky announced that HyperScience has opened its third office, in London, to support growing demand across Europe.

 

Shefik Macauley Serves as Telly Awards Judge and IEEE UEMCON Keynote Speaker

Shefik Macauley was an official judge for this year’s Telly Awards, where he served alongside a panel of esteemed judges. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens. In addition, Shefik has been named a keynote speaker for Smart Power Talks at the 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON 2019). The conference aims to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to emphasize dissemination of ongoing research in the fields of computing, electronics, and mobile communication.

 

Facilio Forms Partnership in United Arab Emirates

Prabhu Ramachandran announced that Facilio has signed a partnership agreement with Smart IoT and Digital X (a subsidiary of DEWA Digital) to deliver Smart Living services to Dubai Residents.

 
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