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05
Oct

Kabbage Co-Founder On Lending $1B While The Banks Were Closed: Expectations With Financial Services Is Changing

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The Benzinga Fintech Summit is a gathering of the top leaders in payments, lending, capital markets, blockchain and cryptocurrencies in San Francisco Nov. 14. Ahead of the Summit, Benzinga is profiling fintech thought leaders who are speaking at the event.   For this installment, Benzinga interviewed one of our keynote speakers, Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia.   Tell us about your background and […]

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06
Sep

nLIGHT unveils new fiber lasers

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Corona lasers allow more flexibility with shaping metal   A new technology from a local company may sound like it was ripped directly off the pages of a science-fiction novel, but it’s changing the way real-life job shops are able to work with and transform metal.   This week nLIGHT, a laser company headquartered in […]

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30
Jul

Kabbage’s New CFO On Growing the Company Into A Small Business’s Entire Financial Platform

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Scott Rosenberg is only a few weeks into his tenure as the new chief financial officer at Atlanta fintech unicorn Kabbage, but he’s jumped right into speaking to the company’s small business customers to devise a detailed plan for strategic growth. The experienced CFO is taking the long view, focusing on “building a much bigger, better, more […]

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16
Jul

InfusionSoft Named a Top 5 Contact Management Software for Marketers by MarTech Advisor

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Contact management software keeps a record (information and communication) of your leads, deals, customers, suppliers, partners, and vendors. Although the term contact management software is used interchangeably with customer relationship management (CRM), CRM mainly is powered by plenty of additional sales and marketing features.   In this article, we will look at top 5 contact management software. Some […]

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12
Jul

Infusionsoft CEO Makes a Surgical Dissection of CRM for SBs

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Most CRM Platforms Are Built for Seasoned Marketers or Full-Scale Teams and Are Overly Complicated for the Average Small Business Owner, Says Infusionsoft CEO Clate Mask   The growing demand for better customer insights and personalization has forced most businesses to look for and invest in automation tools that orchestrate a harmonious collaboration between marketing […]

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10
Jul

Is Your Internal Communications Strategy Evolving With Tech?

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Legislation, technology, employees, company policies — HR pros are always dealing with change. One of the biggest, but often overlooked, workforce evolutions dates all the way back to the days of cave drawings: communications.   No matter how the workforce has transformed over the years, successful businesses rely on effective internal communications. That’s why HR […]

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10
Jul

BuildDirect rebuilds with execs from Amazon Business

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A new team of executives with experience at Amazon Business, SAP Ariba and Dell is putting a new face on the operations of marketplace BuildDirect.com. An online seller and marketplace operator of home building materials is staffing up for a bigger run at the e-commerce market.   BuildDirect.com Technologies Inc., which specializes in selling large […]

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09
Jul

Unicorn Founder, English Buff: Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage President, Is Shaking Things Up In FinTech

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Kathryn Petralia is not your typical FinTech founder. She’s a woman, she lives in Atlanta, she’s an English major, and her Twitter handle is @Kabbitch— and it’s pronounced exactly how you think it is.   She also shies away from the spotlight, so the media tour that has her on the road speaking about the […]

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08
Jun

Selling bras like Tupperware: Ruby Ribbon reshapes direct sales

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As a dozen women mingled in the Noe Valley living room and sipped Chablis from mason jars, comments wafted through the air:   “I have a gorgeous one-shoulder dress I want to wear but I’ve gained some weight.”   “I want a bra that will look chic even if it shows.”   “I need to […]

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07
Jun

Improved ape genome assemblies give human evolution insights

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New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome. The effort to reduce “humanizing” discovery bias in great ape genomes provides a clearer view of the genetic differences that arose as humans diverged from other primates.   In the June 8 issue of Science, researchers report […]

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