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Modern Tech Leaders Are Building Apps, Not Buying Them
November 3, 2020
The SaaS revolution has changed many things for CIOs and CTOs, but as the number of tools and platforms that are essential to daily business operations increases, one key consideration should be front and center: your interests and your vendors' interests aren't inherently aligned.
Spoonflower Launches Partnership with The Honest Company
September 15, 2020
Spoonflower, the world’s largest custom fabric, wallpaper and home decor digital marketplace, today announced a strategic partnership with leading baby and clean beauty brand The Honest Company. Wallpaper, growth charts and decals featuring the most iconic and popular designs from The Honest Company are now available for customers to shop and purchase on Spoonflower.com.
Elements Global Services Announces $20 Million Minority Growth Equity Investment From Guidepost to Further Revolutionize the Global HR Industry
August 14, 2020
Elements Global Services, the leading Employer of Record and Business Intelligence services provider, announced that it has closed a $20 million minority investment from Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on high-growth technology companies.
The Top 100 Software Companies Of 2020
July 21, 2020
The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 100 Software Companies of 2020. These companies provide some of the most important and impactful software solutions for businesses across the globe.
OutSystems is featured at number 29!
Op-Ed By CEO Tom Riley on Caregiving in Military Families & Alzheimer's Published on Today.com
June 26, 2020
TODAY.com published an article co-authored by Tom Riley, President & CEO of Seniorlink, and Ricahrd Lui, News Anchor at MSNBC, about the unique challenges family caregivers to veterans face in the United States.
WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman As COO
June 15, 2020
WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer. As COO of WP Engine, Jason will be responsible for overseeing the full customer journey of the business, driving strong operational excellence, global growth and amplifying the company’s customer-inspired culture.
Durham Digital Textile Company Sees Business Boom
May 27, 2020
Spoonflower, a digital textile company in Durham, has seen its business take off recently and has announced plans to expand its operation.
My turn: Nelia Maria LeClair: Family caregivers are on the front lines of pandemic, too
May 15, 2020
Nelia Maria LeClair, MSW, is a district manager for Caregiver Homes, which supports families across the state of Rhode Island through Rite @ Home, a state Medicaid program.
We Gave Our Employees a ‘Stimulus Package.’ Other Employers Should Do the Same.
April 22, 2020
Our only ask was this: Use the cash to cover any costs you incur in shifting to working from home, and then spend the rest supporting local small businesses.
William McIvor Helps Build the Link Between Healthcare and Home
April 13, 2020
Seniorlink EVP William McIvor seeks to empower family members who manage care for their elderly loved ones by providing them with the tools they need
Boston Company Supports Caregivers Navigating COVID-19 With Loved Ones
April 7, 2020
There are around 900,000 caregivers living in Massachusetts and COVID-19 has dramatically changed their lives. One Boston company is making a difference from afar.
Spoonflower Appoints Former eBay, ChannelAdvisor Executive As New CEO
February 5, 2020
Spoonflower, the world’s largest custom fabric and home decor digital marketplace, announced today that its board has chosen Michael Jones as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Jones brings more than 25 years of expertise in e-commerce, marketplaces, and technology to the company.
Durham's Spoonflower Lands E-Commerce Vet as CEO
February 5, 2020
A veteran of e-commerce brands is taking on the top spot at a buzzy Durham upstart: custom-fabric marketplace Spoonflower.
Guidepost Growth Equity Announces Expansion of Leadership Team
January 8, 2020
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm, today announced the promotions of Chris Cavanagh and Eugene Nogi to General Partner. Cavanagh has been at Guidepost since November 2015, and Nogi joined the firm in July 2018.
WP Engine’s Engine for Good Exceeds 16,500 Volunteer Hours Advancing WordPress and $260,000 in Charitable Contributions in Inaugural Year
December 19, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, announced today that its corporate social responsibility program, Engine for Good, exceeded 16,500 hours in contributions to advance WordPress, while also tallying 1,400+ community volunteer hours and $260,000 in largely employee-led donations, almost double the amount raised in 2018, to more than 30 charities and community organizations.
Green Rabbit Appoints Doug Allen As Chief Financial Officer
December 19, 2019
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Rabbit, the leading e-commerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, today announced the appointment of Doug Allen as chief financial officer. In this new role, Allen will assume responsibility for Green Rabbit’s financial operations, corporate strategy and plans for growth.
GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2019
December 16, 2019
Won Park named to the GrowthCap 40 under 40 list again for 2019.
120 AI Predictions For 2020
December 9, 2019
“Retailers will increasingly turn to AI as their main source of marketing insights as opposed to surveys and studies. Many retailers, however, will still struggle to turn those insights derived from AI into actionable business rules for their pricing, supply chain and merchandising. AI is becoming more and more mainstream, but not all companies yet realize that using AI technology for data analysis is only the first step into a larger process of true transformation”—Georges Bory, Managing Director, ActiveViam
ActiveViam's FRTB Accelerator Wins "Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 months - AI, Machine Learning and Analytics" at the 2019 American Financial Technology Awards
December 4, 2019
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Analytics and Data Science firm ActiveViam is proud to announce it has received the 2019 Waters American Financial Technology Award for "Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 months – AI, Machine Learning and Analytics," for its FRTB Accelerator solution.
Green Rabbit Names Three CPG Veterans To Board
December 3, 2019
Braintree, MA — Roger McEldowney, James McCann and Paal Gisholt have been named to the board of directors for Green Rabbit, a leading ecommerce cold chain logistics provider.
Ecommerce Cold-Chain Provider Names James McCann to Board
December 3, 2019
Green Rabbit, an ecommerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, has appointed the appointment three executives from the grocery, retail and consumer goods industries to serve as independent members on its board of directors, including James McCann, the former CEO of Ahold USA.
Green Rabbit Appoints World-Class Grocery and Food Industry Leaders to Its Board of Directors
December 3, 2019
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Rabbit, the leading e-commerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, today announced the appointment of three world-class leaders from the grocery, retail and consumer goods industries to serve as independent members on its board of directors: James McCann, Paal Gisholt and Roger McEldowney.
Humana At Home Targets Dementia Care; Mavencare Partners with Minuteman Senior Services
November 13, 2019
Insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and tech-enabled health services company Seniorlink are expanding their relationship.
Seniorlink to Collaborate with the RAND Corporation to Study the Integration of Family Caregivers Into Patient Care
November 13, 2019
Seniorlink is the lead sponsor on a research-based white paper investigating how to more effectively integrate family caregivers into patient care teams. The results will be part of the new RAND Caregiving Initiative.
November is National Family Caregivers Month
November 7, 2019
Honoring Caregivers For All That They Do
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Humana Expands Its Relationship With Seniorlink to Offer Tech-Enabled Coaching to Caregivers of Members with Dementia
November 7, 2019
BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce an expanded relationship with leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) that will provide additional care management and support to families caring for Humana Medicare Advantage members diagnosed with dementia.
Joe Melville Appeared on a Live Cheddar to Discuss Green Rabbit's Funding News
October 30, 2019
The company behind the logistics chains for groceries and perishable foods, Green Rabbit has just raised some fresh funding. The $31 million minority investment came from Guidepost Growth Equity. This is a major company here in the U.S. as six out of the country's ten largest retailers rely on Green Rabbit's service. Joe Melville, Chief Growth Officer for Green Rabbit, joined Cheddar to discuss.
Green Rabbit Raises $31 Million To Set the Standard for Grocery and Perishable Food Fulfillment
October 29, 2019
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Rabbit, the leading e-commerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, announced today that it has secured a $31 million minority investment from Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on high-growth technology companies.
Namely to Launch People Risk Management Solution Through Partnership with ThinkHR
October 1, 2019
PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkHR, a leader in human and data- powered HR knowledge solutions, today shared new details about its expanded relationship with Namely, a leading HR platform for mid-sized companies. Together, their partnership will make available the complete ThinkHR People Risk Management Solution to Namely customers.
Humana Collaborates with Seniorlink on Virtual Care Team Pilot
September 17, 2019
BOSTON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce a Virtual Care Team pilot with leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), focused on providing additional care management to the company's Medicare Advantage members.
Traction on Demand Announces First Ever External Financial Investment From Two Major Investment Firms
September 12, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Traction on Demand (“ToD” or “the Company”), one of North America’s largest dedicated Salesforce services providers, announced today that it has secured external funding from major investment firms Guidepost Growth Equity and Salesforce Ventures. The investment signals exponential growth for the Company as it works toward aggressive expansion targets in 2020 and beyond. Its two strategic partners were chosen by ToD for their alignment with the values and vision of the Company.
ThinkHR and Mammoth HR Join Forces
July 11, 2019
Combination Results in Category Leader Delivering Best-in-Class HR Solutions to More than 350,000 Employers
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July 11, 2019 13:00 ET | Source: ThinkHR
PLEASANTON, Calif. and PORTLAND, Ore., July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkHR and Mammoth HR, the leading providers of SaaS-based human resources (HR) knowledge, compliance and training solutions, today announced their recent merger, creating the category leader to drive innovation for clients and partners across the country. The merger will enable the combined company to expand its best-in-class product and service offerings, leverage complementary capabilities and expertise, deliver more value to customers through technology, and bring new, cutting-edge solutions to the market.
WordPress Management Site WP Engine Acquires Flywheel as it Moves to a $1B Valuation and IPO
June 24, 2019
WP Engine, which works with businesses to build and manage their WordPress-hosted sites, has aquired Flywheel, a smaller competitor.
ActiveViam Receives Investment from Guidepost Growth Equity
June 20, 2019
ActiveViam, a leading provider of in-memory data analytics software solutions designed for the significant speed and data volume demands of financial service and retail applications, today announced a minority, growth equity investment from Guidepost Growth Equity.
OutSystems Named Best Mobile Development Solution; Wins SIIA CODiE Award Four Years in a Row
June 19, 2019
OutSystems has been named the Best Mobile Development Solution of 2019 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are companies producing the most innovative business technology products around the world.
Larry Dunivan is Now a Cop!
May 9, 2019
Remember when HR was dumped on for being the “rules police,” focusing on its key role in compliance to the exclusion of everything else? Well, there’s an app for automating compliance—and HCM veteran Larry Dunivan is now in charge of it.
OutSystems Unveils Major Boston Expansion Driven by Growth in North America
May 9, 2019
OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, has revealed its new and expanded Boston office.
WP Engine Recognized as April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Web Content Management
April 22, 2019
The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction Is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the product or service.
South Dakota Launches Structured Family Caregiving Program to Support Families Caring for Loved Ones at Home
April 3, 2019
In partnership with Seniorlink, the state of South Dakota has launched Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), a caregiver support program designed for family members who take care of their loved ones at home.
OutSystems Named a Top Cloud Computing Employer by Forbes Four Years in a Row
March 7, 2019
OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, has been ranked one of the top 10 cloud computing employers to work for by Forbes for the fourth consecutive year.
ThinkHR Launches World’s First Comprehensive People Risk Management Solution
February 6, 2019
PLEASANTON, Calif. (February 6, 2019) – ThinkHR, the premier provider of HR risk management solutions, has launched the world’s first technology-powered People Risk Management (PRM) suite. ThinkHR People Risk Management will give organizations the ideal combination of content, best practices, and access to live expertise from the company’s experienced advisory team.
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Clarity Software Solutions
January 25, 2019
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Clarity Software Solutions (“Clarity” or the “Company”)
OutSystems Achieves Record Revenue in 2018 with Successful Customers Fueling Low-Code Market Leadership
January 23, 2019
OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, achieved record revenue in 2018 due largely to the value customers are gaining from the low-code platform. OutSystems posted a 66 percent increase in annual recurring revenue for 2018, which is its third consecutive increase of more than 50 percent, pushing annual recurring revenue over $100 million.
WP Engine named in the 2019 Fortune Great Place to Work 50 Best Workplaces in Technology
January 17, 2019
This survey names the top 25 large and 25 small/medium size companies to get to the 50. WP Engine was named the #8 of the small/medium size companies this year, up one spot from #9 in 2018!
With the search for Alzheimer’s drugs foundering, tech firms try to offer solutions
January 10, 2019
“If we do not support the role of family caregivers and value them in this process, there is nothing we can do to bend the cost curve beyond what we’re doing,” said Thomas Riley, chief executive of Seniorlink, which developed a digital communication platform to help coordinate care for Alzheimer’s patients.
Thomas Riley, President and CEO of Seniorlink, to Speak at the 10th Annual Digital Health Summit at CES
January 3, 2019
Riley will be on a panel moderated by NBC News Anchor Richard Lui, and with senior executives from Embodied Labs, Dthera Sciences and Ageless Innovation -- Joy for All Companion Pets, to discuss the growing use of technology for the treatment and management of Alzheimer's Disease.
Looping in Home-Based Caregivers
December 8, 2018
Managing a patient on a care plan means not just keeping in touch with the patient but also with caregivers at home. That can be tough, since patient portals generally don't allow multiple recipients on the patient side to receive messages. Instead, caregivers and case managers often end up resorting to phone calls—lots of them—to stay on the same page.
Taking Stock Of Austin’s M&A Year
November 26, 2018
2018 has been a busy year for acquisitions of Austin startups.
As the year starts drawing to a close, we decided to take a look at the largest known startup acquisitions the city has seen this year.
The Power Issue: Heather Brunner Is Championing Diversity in an Industry That Sorely Needs It
November 20, 2018
The CEO of Austin’s WP Engine says her company doesn’t look like most tech outfits—and that’s one reason it’s so successful.
Seniorlink’s VOICE for Dementia Care Pilot Empowers Family Caregivers and Demonstrates Improvements in Outcomes, Reduced Hospitalizations and ER Visits
October 24, 2018
Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, shared results of its novel VOICE (Vital Outcomes Inspired by Caregiver Engagement) for Dementia Care pilot that demonstrated how increasing the activation and confidence of family caregivers can lead to better outcomes for persons diagnosed with dementia, and reduce healthcare costs. The program is now available to health plans and providers. The announcement is being made today at the Connected Health Conference in Boston.
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