After 20-plus years, thrill of the hunt continues to fuel investment firm

By:  Jim Stinson – Business Observer Ballast Point Ventures has a knack for launching new investment funds at counterintuitive times. Opening the checkbook when others are pulling back has proven to be effective. Drew Graham, Paul Johan, Matt Rice, Robert Faber and Sean Barkman have lead Ballast Point Ventures Bottom Line Key takeaway: Founded in 2001 as the U.S. economy was reeling from the Sept. 11 attacks, Ballast Point Ventures has … Continue reading

Carterra expands best-in-class franchise with the launch of the LSAXT high-throughput SPR biosensor at SLAS 2023

New instrument provides greater sensitivity to enable additional applications for discovery and characterization of novel therapeutics with unrivaled throughput and efficiency   Carterra Inc., the world leader in innovative technologies enabling high-throughput biology, launched its latest HT-SPR instrument, the LSAXT, at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA. The LSAXT brings augmented sensitivity to Carterra’s highly successful LSA platform enabling additional applications throughout drug … Continue reading

A Really Big Deal

By:  Vickie Chachere – Florida Trend Jorge, left, and Julio Brea of Symphonic Distribution    Photo:  Zaccardo/Rick Visuals Inc.   Jorge and Julio Brea were just little boys when their family immigrated from the Dominican Republic to Tampa in the early 1990s. As teenagers growing up at the dawn of digital age, they loved both music and technology, and they figured out a way to bring the two together. Jorge … Continue reading

Tampa cyber company taps Amazon exec for C-suite after $9M raise

By:  Lauren Coffey – TBBJ & Inno A Tampa cybersecurity company has bulked up its C-suite after closing $9 million last year. Abacode, a cybersecurity and compliance firm, has hired Anil Markose as its chief strategy officer. Markose is a former executive at Amazon Web Services, where he served as global head of AWS’ security compliance. “[Markose’s] global visibility, knowledge and experience will bring additional strength to our fast-growing team,” said Michael Ferris, … Continue reading

sojo raises $6.2m in Series A funding round

By:  Paul Stevens, Short Term Rentalz US: sojo, which describes itself as the vacation rental industry’s first automated amenity platform, has raised $6.2 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, Ballast Point Ventures, and Key Data Dashboard CEO Jason Sprenkle. The new funding will be used to invest in technology and personnel to support sojo’s dynamic solution that leverages reservation data and guest preferences to … Continue reading

Amadeus and Key Data Announce Business Intelligence Partnership

The combination of forward-looking market insights will produce the industry’s most accurate view of worldwide air, hotel, and alternative accommodations bookings. As travel trends continue to evolve, so have the lodging options available to travelers. From hotels to short-term rentals, travelers have more choices than ever. For hoteliers, property managers, and tourism organizations trying to understand what’s happening in their market and how they are performing against their competitive set, … Continue reading

How SkuVault went from bootstrapping to a major acquisition deal

Louisville Business Journal                                                                                                                      By:  Haley Cawthon – Assistant managing editor—digital Andy Eastes, … Continue reading

careviso announces over $17M in funding

careviso, a healthcare technology company and market leader in molecular diagnostic patient access technology (the “Company”), today announced that it has raised over $17 million in Series B funding led by Ballast Point Ventures with participation from existing investors Mercury and Lytical Ventures. The new funding will enable careviso to broadly expand its existing technology platform into the diagnostic space providing patients with clarity around their cost of care while … Continue reading

U.K.-Based IMS/OMS Leader Linnworks Completes Acquisition of Louisville-Based WMS Provider SkuVault

Combined Company Forms a Powerful Growth Platform for Omnichannel Sellers Worldwide LONDON, England, Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Linnworks, a leading e-commerce enablement software and order management systems (“OMS”) provider, has announced its formal agreement to acquire SkuVault, a leading U.S.-based provider of inventory management software (“IMS”) and warehouse management systems (“WMS”) solutions. The deal brings together two companies with a shared vision of accelerating growth for omnichannel sellers. … Continue reading

Theragen receives patent for spine fusion bone growth stimulator with digital health data connectivity

Medical device company Theragen is pleased to announce the issuance of a U.S. Patent acknowledging its innovative approach to the development of the ActaStim-S Spine Fusion Bone Growth Stimulator system. ActaStim Sync Digital Companion App Theregen’s ActaStim-S Spine Bone Growth Stimulator   The first new Spine Fusion Stimulator on the market in decades, ActaStim-S blends clinically proven therapeutic stimulation with modern design and a data-rich digital health platform. The system not … Continue reading

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