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Penske Media and MRC Form Data Joint Venture

Company Brings Together MRC Data, Alpha Data and Variety Business Intelligence Leading independent media and entertainment companies MRC and Penske Media Corporation (PMC) announced today a new joint venture to bring together their respective data businesses. The newly formed company combines MRC Data (formerly Nielsen Music), Alpha Data and Variety Business Intelligence, with MRC and PMC sharing equal ownership and control. The announcement, effective today with a transition period through early-2021, was made by MRC…

Braze Establishes Japanese Joint Venture with Japan Cloud

Braze, the comprehensive customer engagement platform, announced it has established a joint venture with Japan Cloud, the leading market entry platform that helps prominent global businesses, such as BlackLine, Marketo, New Relic, and others succeed in the Japanese market. Japanese companies will now be able to leverage Braze's market-leading technology and Japan Cloud's local go-to-market expertise to build direct relationships with consumers in a meaningful way. "Braze believes brands can transform their businesses with…

101 Studios And Authentic Brands Group Invest In Joint Venture And Launch Sports Illustrated Studios

New Venture Will Take Audiences Inside the Biggest and Most Compelling Stories, Characters and Moments in Sports Past, Present and Future Told By the Most Iconic and Trusted Brand in Sports Through the Lens of Top Filmmakers and Talent Debut Project Will Be a Docu-Series Entitled "Covers," Individual Episodic Documentaries That Chronicle the Most Iconic Covers with a Behind-the-Scenes Look Into the Triumphs and Tragedies That Defined Those Moments Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and 101 Studios announced the formation of…

Quil, The Joint Venture Between Independence Health Group And Comcast, Names Carina Edwards Chief Executive Officer

New Digital Health Company Expects To Launch First Pilot Programs This Year Quil, the healthcare joint venture from Independence Health Group (Independence) and Comcast, announced the appointment of Carina Edwards as CEO.  Edwards will lead the new digital health company's efforts to provide patients and their caregivers personalized content and information related to specific healthcare journeys. Since formation in April 2018, Quil has successfully built out its cloud-based platform, which is expected…

Mantis Vision Raises $55 Million in Series D Funding, Announces Joint Venture with Luenmei Quantum Co. Ltd.

Mantis Vision's Series D Financing Led by Luenmei Quantum Co. Ltd. and Samsung Catalyst Fund Mantis Vision, a leading provider of advanced 3D sensing, volumetric content acquisition and sharing technologies, announced the closing of its Series D round of $55 million with a total investment of $83 million to date. New funds will serve to extend the company's technological edge, accelerate Mantis Vision's go-to-market strategy, expand its international workforce and support external growth opportunities. The Series D…

Jerrick Media Announces Agreement to Form Abacus in Joint Venture with Thinkmill

Abacus to Provide Users with Powerful Subscription-Based Content Creation, Publishing Tools, and Support for Content Creators and Influencers Worldwide Jerrick Media Holdings Inc., a digital technology company and the creators of Vocal, recently announced that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the terms of a proposed joint venture with Thinkmill Inc., a digital development company based in Sydney, Australia. Under the terms of the MOU, Jerrick and Thinkmill will establish Abacus, a new…

Kore.ai Announces Rapid Revenue Growth, Expansion and Funding from Naya Ventures to Manage Increased Demand in 2019

Conversational AI Leader Delivers Record Growth in 2018 with Customer, Revenue and Headcount Increases Kore.ai, a global leader in conversational AI, is preparing for another year of record growth in 2019 after closing 2018 with 300% growth in bookings, and the addition of dozens of new Global 2000 enterprise customers across 7 verticals in Americas, Europe and Asia. “We are at the cusp of a great journey, with conversational AI having already captured market imagination. Our comprehensive enterprise platform…

Scout RFP Raises $33 Million to Define the Future of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Including Investments from Scale Venture Partners…

Over 175 Global Enterprises Rely on Scout to Drive Cost Savings, Collaborate with Strategic Suppliers, and Manage Key Contracts, Making Enterprise Commerce Faster, Safer, and More Transparent Scout RFP, the sourcing and supplier engagement platform, announced it has raised $33 Million in Series C funding. Over the last twelve months, the team has seen 2x growth in annual recurring revenue and added almost 100,000 users to the platform. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from previous investors…

What’s Cooking at Salesforce? SessionM’s 23.8 Million Series E Funding Led by Salesforce Ventures

This is the Second Investment in SessionM by Salesforce Ventures Salesforce Ventures, the global corporate investment group of Salesforce, led the $23.8 million funding round for SessionM, a customer data and engagement platform. Other existing premier investors that participated in the round included Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. This is the second investment in the company by Salesforce Ventures. It had earlier participated in a $35 million…

Startups And Academia In Kansai To Get An AI Fuelled Boost

Joint venture between SQREEM Technologies and Japan-based Kansai University  aims to improve research capabilities and support growth of startups in the region Singapore Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions Company, SQREEM Technologies, has partnered with Kansai University in Osaka, Japan in a bid to support and promote the growth of startups across the Asia Pacific region. The new partnership also gives Kansai University access to SQREEM’s proprietary artificial intelligence to facilitate the institute’s educational…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Roundup covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI, and ML announcements from Lifesight (Analytics), Claravine (Data Management Platform), EX.CO (Content), Braze (Customer experience), Twilio (Customer Data Platform). Lifesight Launches Customer Intelligence Platform Lifesight, a customer intelligence company, officially launched it’s brand new customer intelligence platform globally. With the current crisis affecting millions of businesses globally, there is…

iHeartMedia, America’s Leading Podcast Publisher, And Radio Hall-Of-Famer Charlamagne Tha God Launch The Black Effect Podcast Network

A historic first-of-its-kind joint venture partnership developed to amplify Black voices, celebrate Black creators and invest in the Black community, with culturally relevant content across a variety of genres iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Charlamagne Tha God, one of the most influential and authoritative voices in media, announced a historic joint venture partnership to launch The Black Effect Podcast Network. “Blackness has an immediate, culture shifting effect…

Blockgraph Appoints Aleck Schleider as Chief Revenue Officer

Blockgraph is a joint venture between Comcast, Charter Communications and ViacomCBS to help marketers use audience insights for Advanced TV and Premium Video Advertising Schleider will lead customer expansion and platform monetization efforts Blockgraph, an industry-operated data platform that allows its users to provide insights to advertisers,  announced that it has appointed industry veteran Aleck Schleider as its first ever Chief Revenue Officer. The appointment follows the recent announcement that Comcast…

Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) Launches International Data Pro and Business Services, Partners With SBF to Drive Digital…

CIC  launched the international version of its 'CIC Data Pro' and 'Leads Generation Service', partnering with SBF (Singapore Business Federation) to offer the new packages to eligible members under the SBF Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE) Programme Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) announced a launch of the international version of its web-based business intelligence suite, CIC Data Pro, and Leads Generation Service. CIC will offer the new packages in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) to…

A+E Networks UK Moves Its Broadcast Operations in EMEA to the Cloud With Amagi and Amazon Web Services

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based technology for broadcast and streaming TV, announced that A+E Networks UK has transitioned its playout and service delivery for its entire bouquet of 30 channels in Europe to Amagi’s cloud platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The channels consist of 23 from A+E Networks UK, based in London and 7 from A+E Networks® Italia based in Rome. A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture between Hearst and Sky, is a leading media network reaching 58 million homes across 100 countries. A+E…

TAICCA Shares Taiwan’s Immersive Content Innovation at Cannes XR Keynote Forum

Taiwan's immersive content has emerged as an international powerhouse and featured in the 2020 Cannes XR program keynote forum, "How to Build an Ecosystem for XR? Taiwan as an example" along with the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). Due to the pandemic, the forum was held online at the official site of Cannes Marche du Film on June 25 from 21:00 to 22:00 GMT+2. The president of TAICCA, Lolita Ching-Fang HU, who is also the chairperson of the Immersive Content Grant international jury panel, moderated the forum.…

MoneyGram Partners with Digital Financial Services to Offer eWallet Services in UAE

Partnership will enable global cross-border peer-to-peer payments for eWallet subscribers MoneyGram International, Inc., a global leader in cross-border P2P payments and money transfers, announced a partnership with Digital Financial Services LLC, a joint venture of Etisalat and also Noor Bank, which was acquired earlier this year by Dubai Islamic Bank. The partnership enables millions of eWallet customers to make cross-border money transfers in real-time to friends and family in over 200 countries and territories through…

Maxar Technologies Announces Exercise of Call Option to Acquire Vricon, Inc.

Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, announced that it has exercised its call option to take full ownership of 3D data and analytics firm Vricon, Inc., for approximately $140 million, or approximately $115 million net of estimated cash at closing. Maxar intends to fund the transaction using the proceeds from its issuance of $150 million in aggregate principal amount of new senior secured notes. Marketing Technology News: Facebook Selected Rise.ai to Implement…

Blockchain Surges Forward

Industry experts predict a surging acceptance of blockchain technologies in the next three years, and the global cryptocurrency mining market is forecast to reach almost $40 billion.  With a growing number of organizations around the world adopting cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, smart companies operating within the space are working to strengthen their positions in the burgeoning industry. International Spirits & Wellness Holdings Inc is partnering with Bit5ive LLC, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining…

Rokk3r, Dimas Gimeno Partner to Shape the Future of Retail Through Technology and Exponential Company-Building

Rokk3r, a Miami-based global venture building and business transformation ecosystem, and Dimas Gimeno, chairman of Madrid-based Skintelligence Investments S.L. and former CEO of Spanish retail giant El Corte Inglés, announced a joint venture to develop transformative technology companies that help retailers navigate the industry's digital transformation, exceed elevated consumer expectations and protect and expand market position. The new partnership will cover multiple business initiatives, including retail technology…