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26
Apr

Laser manufacturer nLight jumps nearly 70 percent in IPO – Silicon Forest’s first in 14 years

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The drought is over.   Clark County laser manufacturer nLight Corp. began trading Thursday morning on the Nasdaq exchange and shares jumped a remarkable 68 percent, $10.95 over the $16 offering price. It’s the first initial public offering for a Silicon Forest tech company in almost 14 years.   The debut was a resounding conclusion […]

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26
Apr

Vancouver’s nLight Soared in First Day of Trading

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Shares gained 68 percent in IPO If Day 1 was any indication, nLight’s future as a publicly traded company looks pretty bright.   The Vancouver laser manufacturer landed on the ticker of the Nasdaq Exchange on Thursday, selling for $16 per share. By market close at 4 p.m. Eastern, share prices had climbed to $26.95, a […]

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09
Apr

Ingo Powers Instant SMB Loan Payouts For Kabbage

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Maybe think of it as instant Kabbage, pun intended – you know, the green stuff, as it’s known: money.   Speed may be the zeitgeist of today, a competitive advantage for businesses of all stripes and sizes. In commerce, we’ve seen accelerating speeds of information, of product launches, of new iterations of offerings to keep pace […]

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21
Feb

Kabbage’s Kathryn Petralia Talks Small Business Loans

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Taking time out of her busy schedule, I was able to ask a few questions on the phone with Kathryn Petralia, the co-founder and President of Kabbage Inc. – a leading small business online lending platform.   If you don’t know Kathryn Petralia, you should. Here’s a crash course. She’s been hailed by Forbes as one of […]

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16
Feb

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It’s Often Overlooked)

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The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they’d like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar stores. While buyers are happier than ever, traditional retailers are suffering – they’ve lost 25% of operating earnings as a percent of sales due to meteoric online […]

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29
Jan

Robotic process automation for small businesses: The starter manual

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ROBOTIC Process Automation (RPA) is the technology that lets you assign manual and repetitive tasks to a software. It is as simple as that. The technology exists to help you do less of the low-value tactical repetitive stuff so you can spend more time doing the high-level strategic stuff.   Today, enterprises big and small, […]

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24
Jan

California Fintech Startup Zebit Appoints LendUp’s Former Head of Capital markets As New CFO

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On Tuesday, California fintech Zebit announced it has appointed former LendUp Head of Capital Markets, Steve Lapin as its new Chief Financial Officer. According to the startup, Lapin has 15 years of experience in sourcing debt and equity investments, well as investor relations and financial modeling at credit and investment organizations. While speaking about Lapin’s appointment, Marc Schneider, Co-founder, […]

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24
Jan

Bupa partners up with HealthTap to develop new healthcare solutions

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Bupa has announced it is partnering with HealthTap to develop new healthcare solutions for its customers.   The health insurance and private healthcare company hopes to offer a “game changing combination of digital and in-person healthcare” by joining forces with US-based digital health technology business, HealthTap.   The partnership will allow Bupa’s 16.5 million customers […]

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23
Jan

FIGS Cleans Up With The 4th Largest Raise For A Female-Founded Company In 2017

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Heather Hasson was animated on our phone call as she described the fan mail she and her cofounder Trina Spear receive. As co-CEOs, they’re constantly getting letters from nurses and doctors about how their company has changed lives. “They wear their scrubs seven days a week, 14 hours a day,” says Hasson. “And they’re boxy […]

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17
Jan

This Company’s AI-Fueled Tech Is About to Bring Digital Health Care to Millions

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Digital health firm HealthTap and Bupa, a health care provider that offers both insurance and medical services to millions around the world, are teaming up in a massive strategic partnership that could make “digital end-to-end” medical services a widespread reality, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman told Fortune in an early interview previewing the arrangement.   Gutman describes it as the “biggest […]

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