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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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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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31
May

WorkFusion expands $50M Series E round, adds Guardian, NewYork-Presbyterian, The PNC Financial Services Group and AI Capital as strategic investors

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NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — WorkFusion, the leading robotic process automation (RPA) software company, announced the participation of strategic customers Guardian, NewYork-Presbyterian, and The PNC Financial Services Group in its Series E funding. The company also announced that Alpha Intelligence Capital (AIC), a fund dedicated exclusively to investing in companies with deep Artificial Intelligence technology […]

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25
May

Ruby Ribbon CEO on The Trendiest Swimsuits of Summer 2018

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It’s almost summer—which means that, beach-ready or not, you’re probably going to slip into a swimsuit sometime soon.   In case you’re not sure which styles are hottest (or coolest?) this season, Pinterest reported on some of their most-pinned styles, and this year’s top trending swimsuit is the PacSun Tri-lace Women’s One-Piece (saved 22k times). While that […]

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24
May

WorkFusion Adds to it’s $50M with Strategic Investors as it Bulks Up For Acquisitions

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WorkFusion, a business process automation software developer, added two new investors to its $50 million April round.   The company’s new strategic investors include the large insurance company, Guardian; healthcare services provider New York-Presbyterian; and the commercial bank, PNC Bank. Venture investor Alpha Intelligence Capital, which specializes in backing artificial intelligence-enabled companies, also participated in […]

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17
May

WorkFusion Releases Next Generation of RPA Products, Raises the Bar on AI-driven Automation in Enterprise

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NEW YORK, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — WorkFusion announced today the general availability of its Intelligent Automation 2018 “Lumen” release, which delivers to customers major upgrades to its flagship AI-driven RPA product, Smart Process Automation (SPA), and starter product RPA Express. Lumen makes AI a self-service capability for business users and makes RPA simpler and faster to deploy […]

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14
May

BuildDirect Partners With Affirm To Offer A Simple Way To Purchase Home Improvement & Renovation Products Online

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Customers Can Now Access Flexible and Transparent Financing Options and Pay Over Time For Purchases Made on BuildDirect.com   VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BuildDirect, the first technology platform for the home improvement industry, today announced its partnership with Affirm Inc., a financial technology company that provides transparent payment alternatives to traditional […]

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10
Apr

Ruby Ribbon Makes A Splash With New Slimming Swimwear

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Shapewear company brings swimsuit shopping into the home and offers versatile, waist trimming suits that go beyond the beach   BURLINGAME, Calif., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ruby Ribbon, the Silicon Valley-based apparel company known for its revolutionary bra-replacement shapewear, has announced its 2018 swimwear line. RRSwim 2018 features InvisiShape™ construction that shapes, smooths and supports without the […]

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30
Jan

Why We Invested In FIGS — and Why We’re Excited About Its New Investment

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by Katherine Barr, General Partner | MDV   One of our portfolio companies, FIGS, announced a great round of financing by Tulco Holdings last week. FIGS, the medical apparel company that is shaking up the world of scrubs — creating high-quality and flattering scrubs in a market that used to completely lack style and utility […]

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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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