IVP, a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, is pleased to announce that Eric Liaw and Tom Loverro have been named to the 2020 GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors List. The list highlights the most exceptional private capital investors who have demonstrated deep software sector expertise, high leadership acumen, exceptional investment judgment, and consistent professional performance over a sustained period of time.
“It’s an exciting time to invest in later-stage software companies,” said Eric Liaw. “Companies are targeting hundreds of millions of users in ever larger global markets, allowing them to grow faster than ever and generate significant revenue within a very short timeframe. The acceleration of digital transformation drives a massive opportunity for our current and future portfolio companies. It is an honor to work with many talented entrepreneurs and partner with them to create the market leaders of the future.”
Foldax® announced today that it has been selected as Company of the Year among 10 cardiovascular device company finalists by MedTech Outlook Magazine. Foldax was honored for its innovative Tria™ heart valve, the first biopolymer heart valve to receive FDA approval for a U.S. clinical trial.
Foldax has reinvented every aspect of the artificial heart valve – from material to design to manufacturing – to develop surgical and transcatheter valves designed to last a lifetime that address historical tradeoffs. The Tria heart valve is made with its proprietary LifePolymer™ biopolymer that, combined with an innovative valve design, is intended to eliminate calcification, withstand stresses and strains in the heart without failure, and restore patient quality of life without lifelong anticoagulant use.
Tria is also the first and only heart valve to be robotically manufactured, reducing variability and enabling high precision, repeatability and quality, while substantially improving the economics of heart
NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clinch, the Personalization Everywhere company that provides cross-channel dynamic creative optimization (DCO) technology to the world’s leading advertisers, today announced that it has been named a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™: Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2020 Report (Wave).
Not only does Clinch offer the ability to leverage first- and third-party data to create thousands of versions of static and video creative to ensure that the right consumer receives the right message at the right time, the company can feedback intelligent insights to clients to make real-time campaign adjustments for the strongest return on ad spend (ROAS). Today, Clinch works with some of the biggest companies in the world including Anheuser Busch Inbev.
Clinch received their highest scores across the following categories:
Ad building and assembly
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Downs Mulder is currently Vice President of Product and Design, overseeing The Post’s product strategy. She leads a team focused on developing and refining The Post’s website, apps, internal tools and new products to expand the audience for The Post’s journalism, deepen connections with new and loyal readers and grow subscriptions. Downs Mulder previously led The Post’s award-winning Graphics department for almost five years.
“I’m excited to return to the newsroom and look forward to leading this talented team of innovative journalists,” said Downs Mulder. “Having led product the last three years, I’ve gained a deep understanding of our subscribers and potential subscribers, and the content and experiences they value. I’ll bring that experience to this role with the ultimate goal of engaging readers more deeply and continuing to aggressively grow our subscriber base.”
Downs Mulder will start in her new position on Monday, Oct. 19.
Scientists at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) in Mexico recently discovered five new species of parasitoid wasps in Mexico, but the name of one of them sounds a bit weird: covida. Why this name?
In fact, the reason is quite simple. The thing is that the team of Andrey Khalaim (also a researcher at the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Enrique Ruíz Cancino discovered the new to science species during the 2020 global quarantine period, imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings are described in a newly published research article, in the peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal ZooKeys.
“We thought that it was a good idea to remember this extraordinary year through the name of one remarkable species of Darwin wasp found in seven
Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at Rochester Institute of Technology. Adam Smith has been named creative director, a new position with the group. It is one of RIT’s strategic research areas and has been instrumental in the development of new health care solutions in areas such as non-invasive technologies, technology-based behavioral health, and new capabilities in cardiac care.
Wang will take on the role held by David Borkholder, who is taking leave from the university to serve as the head of research and development for the start-up company, Heart Health Intelligence (HHI).
Adam Smith, an associate professor in the School of Design, show here in a 2018 file photo, has been named creative director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative.
“Since the initiative began in 2016, we have seen exciting growth in healthcare research
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Public Schools School Committee is looking for the public’s input on naming a high school gym in honor of their head coach who passed away in April.
Springfield Public Schools spokesperson Azell Cavaan told 22News, the late Coach Kamari Williams served as Head Coach of the men’s varsity basketball team at the High School of Science and Technology from 2014 until his death in April of 2020.
Williams was also an adjustment counselor at Springfield High School and was formally a math teacher at the High School of Science and Technology.
High School of Science and Technology Principal Kevin Lalime thanked the School Committee for taking on the initiative. “There’s nothing we want more as a school community, than to ensure that the legacy of Coach Williams
Following a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) announced today that Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of the Arizona Science Center, will succeed David Mosena as President and CEO of one of the largest science museums in the world. Mosena is retiring at the end of the year after 23 years leading MSI.
The first woman and Black American to lead MSI, Humphrey is a long-time, successful leader in the museum field. She has served as CEO of the Phoenix-based Arizona Science Center (ASC) for nearly 15 years. Prior to being named CEO in 2005, Humphrey served in multiple roles with the institution. Earlier in her career, she gained experience in development with the Phoenix Symphony and two institutions of higher education.
MSI Board Chairman Chris Crane said, “Chevy Humphrey is extremely accomplished and has the energy, background and experience to
A Few Months After Launching its MDR Service, Company is Recognized as a Representative Vendor
Open Systems, the preeminent cybersecurity and networking provider for the enterprise cloud, today announced that it has been listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services1 (MDR).
This news comes as the company’s recently launched MDR service has already won notable deals with several enterprise customers to protect more than 150 of their sites worldwide.
MDR is an increasingly popular security option for enterprises, with a sudden growth in interest driven largely by the dramatic rise in cyberattacks due to COVID-19. The report states, “Gartner has observed a 44% growth in end users’ inquiries during the past 12 months” and that “by 2025, 50% of organizations will be using MDR services for threat monitoring, detection and response functions that offer threat containment capabilities.”