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2,000 Employees Across 15+ Industries Reveal Bad Managers and Burnout Are Causing Them To Quit, Joining The Great Resignation; Hybrid Work Challenges and Poor Communication Are also Key Factors

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:40
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #dreamteam--One of the biggest stories dominating headlines today is the record 9.2 million job openings available as millions of Americans quit en masse—better known as The Great Resignation. To uncover why people are leaving their jobs, The Predictive Index surveyed nearly 2,000 employees across 15+ industries in a new report published today, The 2021 People Management Report. The report found that 48% of employees have thought about changing careers in the past 12 months, and 63

Emplifi Reveals Global Ad Spend Up 50% on Facebook and Instagram in Q2

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emplifi, the leading unified customer experience platform, today released its “State of Social Media and CX” report, highlighting key data points for social media ad spend by industry and region, organic post performance, influencer marketing, and CX trends for Q2 2021. Emplifi’s data shows global ad spend on Facebook and Instagram increased 50% year-over-year during Q2, while Facebook ad reach dropped 12.4% globally. The report also examines IGTV performance rates, f

Fintech Zeni Announces $34 Million Series B In Wake of 550% Revenue Growth

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AI-powered finance concierge Zeni today announced it has raised a $34 million Series B funding round led by Elevation Capital with participation from new investors Think Investments and Neeraj Arora. Zeni has seen 550 percent revenue growth year-over-year driven exclusively by referrals and organic growth. Today, Zeni manages more than $500 million in funds each month across more than 100 startup customers, which range from pre-revenue startups to businesses

RPL East, LLC Redevelopment Agreement on Property in Upper Mount Bethel Sets Stage for Removal of Retired Coal Power Plant on Delaware River

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
UPPER MOUNT BETHEL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bangor Area Commercial and Industrial Development Authority acquired a retired coal-fired electric generation plant in Upper Mount Bethel, PA.

Cirrus Accelerates $10B in Loans and Grants Originated Through its Platform

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
EVERGREEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Banking--Cirrus customers have successfully accelerated the origination of more than $10 billion in loans and grants through its platform.

Fortune 500 Rapidly Adopting PRO Unlimited’s Direct Sourcing Solution to Secure the Best Talent and Realize Significant Cost Savings for the Contingent Workforce

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRO Unlimited, the modern workforce management platform provider, today announced the extraordinary adoption and performance of its DirectSource PRO solution. Since the solution was announced in March 2021 and went live in April 2021, PRO has seen over 25 of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the world adopt the solution. These organizations span multiple industries, including enterprise technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and financial services.

VanEck Lowers Fee for Digital Transformation ETF (DAPP)

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VanEck has lowered the management fee for its Digital Transformation ETF (ticker DAPP) from 0.65% to 0.50%

SBLI Acquires LegacyShield®

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SBLI (The Savings Bank Mutual Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts) announces that it has acquired LegacyShield®, a state-of-the-art, integrated, consumer-centric platform that helps people store, organize and share all of life’s most important information when their loved ones need it most. Included in the acquisition is Link by LegacyShield, a dynamic B2B platform that provides a digital toolkit for SBLI’s distribution partners to connect and collaborate wit

Banzai Appoints New Vice President of Marketing, Ashley Levesque

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #SaaS--Banzai, the premier SaaS-based Engagement Marketing company, announced Ashley Levesque as the new Vice President of Marketing. When Banzai acquired Demio, adding the top-rated webinar company to its fast-growing Engagement Marketing enterprise, they also added Demio’s standout Director of Marketing Ashley Levesque. In a few short months, Banzai chose to elevate Ms. Levesque as the new Vice President of Marketing for all of Banzai. The appointment comes at a perfect tim

Logical Buildings and AvalonBay Partner with Groundbreaking Indoor Lithium Battery Storage at Avalon White Plains

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #AvalonBayCommunities--AI innovator Logical Buildings, in collaboration with AvalonBay Communities, Inc., has installed the first indoor lithium-ion battery storage unit in New York State at Avalon White Plains, a 407-unit luxury rental property at 27 Barker Avenue in White Plains, NY. The circa 2008 master-metered building is now benefiting from a demand-response initiative in which a 144kW battery bank discharges at peak hours to support the electricity grid when under stress; a

Notarize Survey Reveals That The Majority of Americans Feel Secure Making Transactions Online, Though Generational Differences Exist

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following a year of progress and forward momentum to digitize nearly every transaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 4 in 5 U.S. adults (81%) say they feel secure making financial transactions online. A new survey released today from Notarize, the pioneer and market leader in Remote Online Notarization (RON), and conducted online by The Harris Poll, examined consumers' attitudes and experiences when it comes to making transactions online, particularly over the

Orca Security Spearheads Effort to Elevate Transparency in the Cybersecurity Industry

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orca Security today announced the launch of, a new initiative to elevate transparency and drive open discussion in the cybersecurity industry. Backed by industry leaders including BeyondTrust, Lucidum, IT Central Station, and Andy Ellis, the initiative shines a light on the 42 percent of cybersecurity companies that restrict their customers’ abilities to post reviews and benchmarks and challenges them to enable more open conversations about

Fiverr and Wix Join Forces to Help Make the Web Accessible for Everyone

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiverr and Wix come together to help make the internet accessible for everyone.

Virtual Wins Double Gold at dotCOMM Awards for Digital Marketing Communications Excellence

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual, Inc. today announced that it has been honored with two Gold dotCOMM Awards for its digital marketing communications campaigns.

Tsingyuan Ventures Rebrands to Foothill Ventures, Closes Oversubscribed $100M Fund

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tsingyuan Ventures, one of Silicon Valley’s most active seed-stage investors focused on deep tech, has closed an oversubscribed $100M fund, beyond its $70M target. Simultaneously, the fund is rebranding and will operate as Foothill Ventures going forward. The Tsingyuan Ventures partnership team is largely alumni of TEEC Angel Fund, which made seed-round investments in six unicorns during their tenure, including Zoom Video, Quanergy, Ginkgo Bioworks, Carta, It

Q4 Launches Suite of ESG Communications Products

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Q4 Announces the Launch of Suite of ESG Communications Products, providing clear ESG communications channel to Capital Markets

American Vanguard Schedules 2021 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call for Monday, August 9th

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD), today announced that it will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, on Monday, August 9, 2021 after the close of the stock market. Eric Wintemute, Chairman & CEO, Bob Trogele, COO and David T. Johnson, CFO, will conduct a conference call focusing on operating performance and financial results at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on Monday, August 9, 2021. Interested parties may participate

Genesis Q2 Report Shows Decreasing Bitcoin Dominance and Hedge Funds Diving Into DeFi

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital currency prime broker Genesis releases its Q2 Market Observations Report, highlighting trends across institutional digital asset markets.

Deerfield Announces New $1.4-billion Private Investment Fund

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deerfield Management Company, a New York City-based healthcare investment firm focused on advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy, today announced that it has launched Deerfield Private Design Fund V, L.P. The investment fund held its final closing on July 30, 2021 with approximately $1.4 billion in committed capital and will provide privately structured financing for healthcare companies. “This is a time when significant value can be add

Home Improvement, Booming Real Estate, and Construction Demand Fuel Hot Home Service Performance

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:40
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jobber released its Home Service Economic Report Mid-Year Review, which features expert insights and proprietary data from home service professionals