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The Dichotomies of a Surveillance World

Guest post by Simon J. Gibson, CBE, DSc, DL Among our global Alacrity start-up initiatives, our UK operations are among the most mature, and continue to push forward into new areas of technology relevance and opportunity. As Chairman of the Alacrity Graduate Entrepreneurship Foundation in Wales, Simon Gibson is now working hard to establish a…

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Financial Markets Place Continued Confidence in Martello Technologies as Demand for Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) Accelerates

Company closes another $5.75M share offering, led by Paradigm Capital The shift to working from anywhere, combined with a lack of advanced quality assurance tools in SaaS applications, has created an ongoing surge in the need for Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) capabilities – software solutions that test, alert and report on the complete end-user experience…

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Talkative Powers Lululemon with Live eCommerce Video Chat

Enhanced customer experience drives conversions and higher average order value The Coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for video services in all industries as a response to lockdowns, remote working conditions and other restrictions. For the Retail sector, the instant two-way communication enabled by live video chat is transforming and becoming a lifeline for the way…

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Commercial Real Estate in Times of COVID-19

Insights from KRP Properties provide balanced outlook for demand in office space From business as usual to office closures and work-from-home mandates, the COVID-19 pandemic initiated a sudden shift in how we work and communicate. It has also prompted a large amount of speculation about the future of the corporate office. Some companies will want…

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Echosec Systems Takes Next Steps Toward Threat Intelligence Industry Leadership

Success based on adaptability, strong leadership and trust What started out as a tool to map social media use around a Canadian university campus has evolved into some of the most advanced, real-time digital threat intelligence software available. And the company behind it, Echosec Systems, now counts some of the most influential organizations in the…

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HR Tech Company Certn Capitalizes on Global Market Growth

Shifts to virtual recruitment, work-from-home drive dramatic increase in need for advanced hiring tools In just months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about years of change in the way companies operate. The act of hiring and retaining talent is no exception, with 86% of organizations conducting virtual interviews to hire candidates during the pandemic (Gartner…

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The State of Global Investing in 2020

Insights from interviews with OMERS Ventures, M12 and Elevator Ventures We recently had the pleasure to speak with a number of leading global VCs and co-investors, including Laura Lenz, Partner at OMERS Ventures, Matthew Goldstein, Partner at M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund) and Maximilian Schausberger, Managing Director of Elevator Ventures (Raiffeisen Bank International’s Venture Group). We…

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CreatorDen Campaign Generates More Than 2.2 Billion Views on TikTok

Influencer marketing cuts through digital noise Social media has given individuals an opportunity to build their own brand through stimulating content and engagement, and companies have realized they can leverage relationships with some of these ‘influencers’ for marketing purposes. If done right, influencer marketing can be another affordable and effective way to grow a corporate…

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Insights into the Recent Series B Financing of Solink

With Commentary from OMERS Ventures Partner, Laura Lenz Portfolio company Solink, a leader in video security and data analytics, recently closed a CAD$23 million Series B funding round led by OMERS Ventures – the venture capital arm of one of the largest pension funds in Canada. What were the drivers for this investment, and what…

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