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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    Global customer experience and market research firm Bare International selects local nonprofit Veterans Moving Forward to receive a gift of funding in lieu of traditional company holiday gifts.

    FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) December 18, 2018

    This holiday season, Bare International (BARE), located in Fairfax, Virginia, selected local organization Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) to be the recipient of a donation on behalf of their team at headquarters and their US-based clients. Changing direction from sending material gifts to clients, BARE gifted a monetary donation in their name to go towards the total donation amount.

    “We wanted to share in the holiday spirit with our clients and show our gratitude for their partnership, but wanted to do so in a more meaningful way,” states BARE CEO Dale Bare. “So instead of sending a card and a fruit basket, we chose to select an organization that would be able to ‘pay it forward’ to receive a donation.”

    Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to “provide service dogs for veterans, with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran.”

    “Living and working around our Nation’s Capital, we are especially aware of the sacrifices our veterans make for us,” says BARE Vice-President Guy Caron. “It was important for us to find a local organization who shares in our passion and commitment to supporting our vets.”

    This donation allows VMF to adopt a new puppy that will go through training to gain the skills needed to make a huge difference in the life of the veteran who is matched.

    “Our vision is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Nation’s veterans, and increase their safety and independence within their homes and communities,” says VMF Executive Director JP Stevens. “Through generous donations like these, we’re able to do that.”

    As each dog is unique, the path from puppy through Service Dog in Training (SDiT) to Service Dog is their own, but follows VMF’s training and development framework to ensure their transformation from an adorable and, sometimes, clumsy puppy to a focused, highly-skilled, and mature service dog.

    Stevens adds, “We’re delighted and grateful for the support and generosity of Bare International as we continue working towards being a leading source of service dogs and canine therapy services provided to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges.”

    Bare International is looking forward to a continued partnership with Veterans Moving Forward for years to come.
    For ways on how you can support Veterans Moving Forward, Inc, please visit https://www.vetsfwd.org

    About BARE International
    BARE International sets the industry standard as the largest independent provider of customer experience research, data, and analytics for companies worldwide. Founded in 1987, BARE International is a family-owned business with global capabilities. BARE is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia with ten offices around the world. On any given day, BARE International is doing business for clients in more than 150 countries, completing more than 50,000 evaluations/audits each month. To learn more about BARE International’s customer experience research services and their dedicated field force of evaluators, visit http://www.bareinternational.com Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    Fighting the reality of deepfakes“Just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” President Donald Trump told the crowd at a Veterans of Foreign Wars event in July. The remark drew countless comparisons on Twitter to this line from George Orwell’s 1984: “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.... Reported by NiemanLab 5 hours ago.

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    There will be a retirement reception for Doug Bourquin, Boone County veterans service officer, from 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Old Federal Building, 201 North Main in Harrison. Reported by Harrison Daily 3 hours ago.

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    Nonprofit Alliance of Consumer Advocates helps San Diego family with a Trustee Sale Reversal from 3rd party highest bidder after Auction was completed.

    SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) December 18, 2018

    Glenn Castillo and his wife, Nanet, were longtime happy residents in their home of 16 years, until they unfortunately found themselves in what appeared to be an incurable situation. As with many homeowners in America, Glenn and his wife fought hard with their lender to stay in the home they purchased on September 27th 2002. Glenn and Nanet almost lost faith when their difficult situation with their uncompromising lender didn’t improve. On October 25th 2017 they received a Notice of Sale with a $571,952.00 balance on their delinquent loan. Previously working unsuccessfully on their own with their lender the Castillo’s decided to pay for professional help to assist them in their struggle.

    Unfortunately their home was eventually sold at their lenders foreclosure auction to a 3rd party highest bidder on September 19th 2018 for $831,000.00.

    With only what appeared to be the possibility of capturing a fraction of their lost Equity through the services of the many unlicensed recovery services and licensed Attorneys only offering to help the Castillo’s to capture only a portion of the surplus overage from their Trustee sale after their loan was satisfied.

    The Castillo’s were given a glimmer of hope when a relative referred Glen to the Nonprofit Alliance of Consumer Advocates, a faith based not for profit loss mitigation legal clinic that focuses on keeping Trustee sales from occurring then helping desperate homeowners restructure their delinquent home loans with their lender in exchange for only several bags of canned goods and nonperishables for the homeless and a good faith pledge of a voluntary donation to Veterans First Organization that helps homeless neglected U.S Veterans upon their success.

    Glen explained his situation to a volunteer advocate who received orders from the onsite Senior Legal Director Peter Nisson. Attorney Peter Nisson recommended they
    immediately engage Consumer Defense Law Group in their ‘Bundled Post Trustee Sale Legal Services’ that not only includes the Surplus Fund Protection and expedited retrieval like all their post Trustee sale solicitors offered but what makes Consumer Defense Law Group unique is they can also include Eviction Defense as well as Wrongful Foreclosure Prosecution against their lender seeking a possible Trustee Sale Reversal if the homeowner acts quickly enough.

    As of December 14th 2018 the CEO of Consumer Defense Law Group, PC attorney, Anthony Cara has confirmed not only the successful reversal of the Trustee sale putting the home back in the Castillo’s name but the Castillo family has now decided to accept the Loan Modification offer their lender has offered to avoid the continued prosecution by Consumer Defense Law Group. Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    It's the season for giving, and who better to give to than veterans. Reported by Harrison Daily 56 minutes ago.

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    Two members of Long Island's congressional delegation met Tuesday with administrators of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center for an update on a homeless shelter on the hospital's campus and the impact of a new federal law that gives veterans more access to non-VA medical care. Reported by Newsday 2 hours ago.

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    Suicide prevention efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs fell off sharply in the last two years, with just $57,000 of $6.2 million of its media budget spent on outreach efforts. Reported by NYTimes.com 1 hour ago.

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    A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended on Wednesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines. Reported by Firstpost 14 hours ago.

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    Veterans Recovery Resources, a community-based non-profit organization that serves Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors, announced today a new slate of officers amongst five new members recently selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.

    MOBILE, Ala. (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    Major General Les Carroll (USAR, Ret), Colonel Jerry Steele (USMCR, Ret), Henry Esham, Tina Stewart and Amanda Hayes have joined the Board of Directors at Veterans Recovery Resources. Their initial terms will run through January 2020.

    Les Carroll, President of the Board: Les retired in 2017 after 39 years military service. He served as commanding general of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) in New Orleans, LA, the largest command in the U.S. Army Reserve, with more than 36,000 Soldiers, over 900 Civilians and 442 units in 39 states. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, NC from July 2012 until June 2014. Les was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the University of Georgia Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in 1978 and began his military career at Fort Benning, GA. He received his bachelor’s from Northwestern State University in LA. Les and his wife live in Georgia, within easy access to their four children and grandchildren.

    Jerry Steele, Vice President of the Board: Jerry served 27 years in the military and retired as a Colonel in the United Stated Marine Corps Reserve. His collateral duties included logistics officer, fiscal budget officer, safety officer, drug and alcohol abuse control officer and legal officer. He amassed over 2,000 flight hours in Marine jets. Jerry also brings over 25 years leadership experience in medical practice management and non-profit. He is very active in the community, currently serving as the Alabama State Council of MOAA Secretary. He is a past Commandant for the Marine Corps League, past President of the Medical Group Manager’s Association and Program Manager for Toys for Tots. He and his wife retired in Mobile, AL near their children and grandchildren.

    Tina Stewart, Treasurer of the Board: Tina joins the board as Treasurer after volunteering her services at Veterans Recovery Resources for over a year. She is a CPA and manager with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC and worked at Smith, Dukes & Buckalew prior to that. Tina specializes in government and non-profit public accounting. Tina received her B.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Orleans. She is a member of both the Alabama and Louisiana state societies for CPAs. As a military spouse, Tina is passionate about supporting military families and understands the challenges they face. Her husband, Jimmy, serves in the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the U.S. Army prior to that. They live in Spanish Fort, AL with their four children.

    Amanda Hayes, Secretary of the Board: Amanda has 30 years of marketing strategy, communications and program management experience in the consulting services, technology start-up and non-profit industries. She spent 18 years working and contracting with Accenture in London, Toronto and the U.S. and is currently a co-owner of MFH Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia. Amanda holds a Master of International Management (MIM) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is passionate about raising awareness of the issues facing our Veteran community across the nation, all of whom have so selflessly served our country. She joins the board after volunteering her services full-time for nearly three years. She and her husband, Marc, live in Atlanta, Georgia and have three children and several grandchildren.

    Henry Esham, Board Member: Henry earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2013. He served over 22 years in the military, including nine years as a Naval Aviator (commissioned in 2001) and five as a military police officer in the Alabama National Guard. He completed several deployments, flying missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. Henry continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is committed to serving his country and community and ensuring Veterans receive the best care available. He and his wife live in Fairhope, AL with their children.

    Founding Board Member Jim Ware, stepped down in July 2018 after three years of service.

    Veterans Recovery Resources Founder and Executive Director John Kilpatrick thanked those who have served on the board and welcomed the new members. “I am personally grateful to Jim Ware for all he did to help get our organization off the ground, as well as to COL Mike Plattenburg, who continues his fourth year of dedicated service on our board," said Kilpatrick. "And, I am incredibly honored to welcome Les, Jerry, Tina, Amanda and Henry. Serving on the board of a unique start-up organization like Veterans Recovery Resources requires dedication, hard work, and a commitment to improving our communities. We are grateful for their time and talents to strengthen our organization and make a positive impact on the lives of the Veterans we are privileged to serve.”

    Newly-elected Veterans Recovery Resources Board President Les Carroll added, “As our organization and board continues to grow and evolve, I am personally honored to lead the next chapter in achieving our mission of removing the barriers to care for Veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and other mental wellness issues. It’s exciting to be a part of an organization that is combining primary care, behavioral health, peer support and community engagement in unique ways. Together, we can help Veterans get back to the productive lives they have earned—not only in southwest Alabama, but in other parts of the country as well.”

    Veterans Recovery Resources opened its first outpatient clinic in November 2018 at 1156 Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama and is in phase two of its capital campaign to open the first Veteran-specific residential treatment program in southwest Alabama. In an effort to provide care to the broadest range of persons, Veterans Recovery Resources defines Veterans as any person who served in the U.S. military for at least one day (whether past or present). The clinical team has special expertise in addressing basic medical concerns along with chronic pain, substance abuse/dependence, and other common conditions among persons who served in the U.S. military (for example, processing trauma, moral injury, depression, anxiety)—as well as those faced by military families, caregivers and survivors.

    About Veterans Recovery Resources

    Veterans Recovery Resources is a non-profit, community-based substance abuse and mental wellness program developed for Veterans, by Veterans—regardless of their ability to pay. “Vets Recover” is designed to deliver the highest-quality, evidence-based, compassionate and affordable services to all Veterans who need help. Treatment is provided by professionals with the cultural competence to specifically address Veterans’ mental wellness issues. Our goal is to create a vibrant network of Veterans—and their families—who support each other over a lifetime and work together to strengthen and contribute to our local communities and economy. To learn more about Veterans Recovery Resources, or to lend your support to its vital mission, please visit http://www.vetsrecover.org or call 866-648-7334. Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.

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    Nonprofit collaborative seeks to transform poverty studies in the United States

    CLINTON, NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its newest member, Hamilton College. SHECP is a collaboration among 26 colleges and universities that integrates classroom study of poverty with summer internships and co-curricular activities.

    “I am so pleased that SHECP has invited Hamilton College into this distinguished group of colleges and universities,” said Suzanne Keen, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. “All the SHECP colleges strive to integrate experiential learning with a rigorous academic framework, and Hamilton faculty have already responded with enthusiasm to the curricular development challenge. SHECP's network of community partners is unrivaled in quality and in commitment to battling poverty and inequality on the ground.”

    Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and then chartered as Hamilton College in 1812, the school is one of America’s first liberal arts colleges. The college seeks to enable its students to effect positive change in the world.

    “Hamilton College has a successful, two-century history of preparing students for lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship,” said Dr. Brett Morash, SHECP Executive Director. “Their addition to the consortium will enhance the breadth of our programming by expanding opportunities to study the meanings, causes, and consequences of poverty across a wide range of disciplines.”

    As a consortium member, Hamilton will offer students the opportunity to participate in the SHECP Summer Internship Program. This eight-week program pairs students with nonprofit organizations that work to strengthen impoverished communities.

    Students are matched with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop professional experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment. This past summer, SHECP interns provided more than 36,400 hours of service to 96 agencies, in 21 different geographic locations.

    Hamilton’s participation in the program will be administered by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, which supports initiatives and provides resources that enable students and faculty to engage in public service and public policy through research, service-learning, lectures, discussion, and practice.

    “This alliance will also help us to identify a wider range of internship opportunities—in veterans' affairs, legal services, health and wellness, food advocacy, among other areas—while providing a communal living experience and pre-internship training and post-internship conferences that will help our students connect their academic work with their internship experiences,” said Levitt Center Director and Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. “We appreciate this significant expansion of the opportunities we will be able to offer our students.”

    To learn more about SHECP and how you can support its mission to transform poverty studies, visit shepherdconsortium.org.

    About the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty: The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), is a consortium of colleges and universities that are committed to the study of poverty as a complex social problem, by expanding and improving educational opportunities for college students in a wide range of disciplines and career trajectories. SHECP institutions support undergraduates toward a lifetime of professional and civil efforts to diminish poverty and enhance human capability. For more information, please visit ShepherdConsortium.org, or follow us on Twitter at @TheSHECP.*Attachments*

    · Fact Sheet 12.12.18
    · Hamilton

    CONTACT: Sam Kille
    Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty
    (516) 782-7062
    sam.kille@shepherdconsortium.org

    Vige Barrie
    Hamilton College
    (315) 859-4623
    vbarrie@hamilton.edu Reported by GlobeNewswire 11 hours ago.

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    Wanxiang was also early backer of Ethereum; New relationships will help accelerate launch of the first and only legal U.S. smart security ecosystem

    NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prometheum, Inc., which proposes the only comprehensive route to a fully regulatory compliant U.S. security token, announced today that it has raised $12mm from HashKey Digital Asset Group Limited. The investment, in the form of cash and services, will enable Prometheum to accelerate the launch of its network.Prometheum also announced that it has signed a Strategic Partnership and Joint Development Agreement with Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, an early backer of Ethereum. Wanxiang and HashKey are partners and allies who often collaborate to invest in and accelerate blockchain startups. Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc., known as Wanxiang Blockchain, was established by China’s biggest blockchain backer -- China Wanxiang Holding Co., Ltd. -- part of the giant Wanxiang Group Corp., one of China’s most internationally respected companies.  Wanxiang’s domestic innovation initiatives include a $30 billion, blockchain-driven, smart-city development in Hangzhou, China. Its Chicago-based arm, Wanxiang America, which was started in 1994 with only a $20,000 investment, has grown into a $4 billion company with interests in auto parts, real estate and renewable energy.

    Per the terms of the partnership agreement, Wanxiang will provide Prometheum with blockchain technology resources and help develop the Prometheum network. In addition, Dr. Feng Xiao - Chairman of HashKey, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of China Wanxiang Holding Co., Ltd., and Chairman and CEO of Wanxiang Blockchain Inc. - will join Prometheum’s board. Dr. Xiao was the earliest evangelist and promoter of blockchain technology in China. An early sponsor of Ethereum, he has incubated and invested in more than 50 leading blockchain projects around the world.

    Prometheum, founded by a group of seasoned Wall Street securities attorneys, has developed a platform that will enable SEC-qualified, freely trading smart security tokens (SSTs) to be bought and sold by any investor. The company has already marked a first in the industry by filing a Reg A+ Offering Statement for the first legal warrants for SSTs in the U.S.  Prometheum’s smart security warrants/Ember tokens and smart contract-enabled blockchain form the underpinning for a comprehensive route to a soup-to-nuts securities ecosystem, from issuance to trading through clearing and settling.  The company issued a new white paper, with details on its approach, earlier today.

    Ben El-Baz, Chief Strategy Officer at HashKey Digital Asset Group, said, “Prometheum’s legal and financial experts have cracked the code on how to hold a legal security token offering in the U.S. - something the financial world is eagerly anticipating. Wanxiang’s blockchain development prowess will help ensure the underpinnings of a new kind of system. We are very excited to invest in and work alongside Prometheum on this project.”

    “We firmly believe that blockchain technology can bring more transparency to financial systems, and Prometheum’s approach to smart security offerings – operating within the existing U.S. Federal Securities Laws – is well thought out with strong promise,” said Yu Du, General Manager at Wanxiang Blockchain Labs. “We think Prometheum will have a disruptive effect on the US financial industry, and we are excited to work closely with the team to launch a robust and compliant ecosystem into the US capital markets.”

    In May 2018, Prometheum filed a Reg A+ Offering Statement for its own SST, in which it seeks to raise $50mm by selling warrants for its Ember tokens. In June 2018, Prometheum struck a strategic partnership with broker-dealer Manorhaven Capital LLC and filed with the SEC for registration as an Alternative Trading System (ATS).

    Prometheum anticipates being the first U.S. issuer to sell smart security warrants/tokens under Reg A+, qualified for public trading, fully compliant with the Federal Securities Laws. That means, unlike all other tokens issued to date, Prometheum warrants for Ember tokens will, when qualified by the SEC, be available to all investors (both accredited and non-accredited) and will be legally tradable in the secondary securities market in the United States.

    “All of the pieces are falling into place, ahead of schedule,” said Aaron Kaplan, Co-CEO of Prometheum. “We anticipate hosting our first offerings for issuers in 2019. We are thrilled to be working with HashKey and Wanxiang as we continue to move Prometheum forward.”

    Access Prometheum’s offering documents at the SEC web site at https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=Prometheum&owner=exclude&action=getcompany. Learn more about Prometheum at https://www.prometheum.com/.  

    *About HashKey*
    HashKey Digital Asset Group Limited (HashKey) is a leading holding company focused on investment in the fintech and blockchain industries. Founded by veterans in the field, HashKey aims to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, technological advancement and adoption with its forward-looking vision, professional insight and global synergistic network. By empowering industries with fintech, HashKey hopes to liberate productivity and to promote inclusion for the world we live in.

    *About Wanxiang Blockchain Labs*
    Funded by China Wanxiang Holdings, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs is a non-profit research institution focusing on Blockchain technology. Wanxiang Blockchain Labs provides support for the research, entrepreneurship, developments and applications in the industry. It will also provide reference information for regulatory bodies. Overall, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs dedicates itself to the promotion and application of blockchain industry, and to explore how the technology will be contributing to the development of the economy and the society.

    *About Prometheum *
    Prometheum, Inc. proposes the only comprehensive route to a smart security offering. Founded by a group of seasoned Wall Street securities attorneys, Prometheum is the first company to propose an SEC-qualified freely trading ecosystem of securitized tokens to all investors. Its proposed warrants/Ember tokens and smart contract-enabled blockchain form the underpinning for a comprehensive route to a soup-to-nuts securities ecosystem, from issuance to trading through clearing and settling. Prometheum anticipates hosting its first smart security offering for issuers in 2019. Learn more at www.prometheum.com. 

    *Prometheum, Inc. Disclaimer *
    No money or consideration is being solicited by the information in this press release or any other communication and, if sent, money will not be accepted and will be promptly returned. No offer by a potential investor to buy our securities can be accepted and, if made, any such offer can be withdrawn before qualification of this offering by the SEC. A potential investor’s indication of interest does not create a commitment to purchase the securities we are offering. Any such indication of interest may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance is given and all other requirements to accept an investment from a potential investor are met after the offering qualification date.

    The offering, after qualification by the SEC, will be made only by means of the Offering Circular. Any information in this press release or any other communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification for sale as provided in Regulation A+ in any such state or jurisdiction.

    You may obtain a copy of the Preliminary Offering Circular and the offering statement in which such Preliminary Offering Circular was filed with the SEC by visiting: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=Prometheum&owner=exclude&action=getcompany.

    *Media contact:*
    Michelle Faulkner
    Big Swing Communications
    +1 617-510-6998
    michelle@big-swing.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 11 hours ago.

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    Ogilvy and Facebook veterans join the leader in B2B matchmaking as heads of marketing and products

    BOSTON (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    Koble, a business-to-business matchmaking platform, appointed Jacqueline Chin as Head of Marketing, and Andrew Federici as Head of Products, to aid in its quest to make finding new business faster, easier and cheaper for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world.

    As Head of Marketing, Chin will oversee all operational marketing activities. Specifically, she will focus on increasing engagement with existing users and driving acquisition of new customers. Chin will work out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a key market that Koble expanded into in September through its partnership with Celcom Axiata Bhd.

    Chin joins Koble after working for nine years at Data Synergo Sdn Bhd, a provider of marketing services in Malaysia that she started herself. During her near-decade in growing the company, she worked closely with Fortune 500 technology companies on their demand generation and marketing activities. Chin has also worked at PriMetrica Asia Pacific (M) Sdn Bhd, OgilvyOne Sdn Bhd, and Marcus Evans (M) Sdn Bhd.

    “Jacqueline’s experience in direct marketing and brand building for rapidly scaling companies, along with her market experience in Southeast Asia, makes her the perfect fit for the Koble team,” said Fabrice Saporito, Koble Founder & CEO. “Furthermore, her background in growing her own business makes her uniquely attuned to the problems SMEs face with building digital awareness and targeted leads. As she joins the team at Koble to solve these problems, we look forward to her insight and creativity in driving awareness of the Koble solution.”

    Federici, an award-winning, internet pioneer, will serve as Koble’s Head of Products. Based in Palo Alto, California, he will be focused on expanding traffic growth for the Koble platform.

    Federici most recently served as Head of Web Strategy for Facebook Business. In this position, he architected and launched a new business web presence for Facebook’s family of apps and services, including Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Workplace. During his time at Facebook, there was a net increase in traffic from 15 percent to 70 percent across the integrated properties and significant increases in ad creation. Federici has also worked for Scoop.it, Hightail, Affinion Group, MTV Networks, IAC, AOL, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    “Andrew comes to us from Facebook where he helped to drive usage of Facebook services by businesses interested in reaching billions of people on one of the world’s largest communities,” added Saporito. “Just as he helped businesses on Facebook connect with the people that will love their business, he'll help the businesses on Koble connect with other companies that will love their business. His specialties in product innovation, growth, monetization, and digital marketing will bring our platform to the next level.”

    Chin attended Universiti Sains Malaysia, where she graduated with honors in management, and majored in marketing with a minor in mass communications. Federici graduated from the University of Maryland with an MBA in Marketing. He received a BA in English and Creative Writing from Haverford College.

    Unlike existing professional networks designed solely for building personal brands, Koble combines the power of social networking with the intelligence of anonymous and AI-powered matchmaking to enable SMEs to focus on discovering, connecting and facilitating business deals with clients and buyers around the world.

    The Koble platform is currently used by professionals working with GE, Oracle, Harley Davidson, AXA, Sprint, Carlsberg and thousands of SMEs seeking to do business globally. Join the Koble business community online at Koble.com, or through the Koble app available for free iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

    About Koble

    Koble is a business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking platform that makes finding new business faster, easier and cheaper for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) around the world. Matches between business buyers and sellers are created through the Koble platform and the Koble mobile application when a user shows interest in another user or by viewing a company profile page. By improving upon current B2B social networks and platforms that are designed solely for building personal brands, businesses on Koble see message response rates twice as high as the response rates on other professional networks and click-through rates more than five times the industry average.

    Koble is headquartered in Boston. To learn how Koble can help you make more valuable business connections, visit http://www.koble.com. Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHRS), today announced that effective December 18, 2018, the compensation committee of the company’s board of directors granted five new employees, a Senior Vice President and a Vice President, options to purchase an aggregate of 85,000 shares, 75,000 shares and 45,000 shares of the company’s common stock, respectively, with a per share exercise price of $9.50, the closing trading price on the grant date. The stock options were granted pursuant to the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. 2016 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, which was approved by the company’s board of directors in June 2016 under Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Select Market for equity grants to induce new employees to enter into employment with the company.*About Coherus BioSciences, Inc.*
    Coherus is a leading biosimilar company that develops and commercializes high-quality therapeutics for major regulated markets. Biosimilars are intended for use in place of existing, branded biologics to treat a range of chronic and often life-threatening diseases, with the potential to reduce costs and expand patient access. Composed of a team of proven industry veterans with world-class expertise in process science, analytical characterization, protein production, sales and marketing and clinical-regulatory development, Coherus is positioned as a leader in the global biosimilar marketplace. Coherus has received regulatory approval for UDENYCA™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) in the U.S. and European Union and is advancing two late-stage clinical products towards commercialization, CHS-1420 (adalimumab biosimilar) and CHS-0214 (etanercept biosimilar), and developing a robust pipeline of future products in ophthalmology (including CHS-3351, a ranibizumab biosimilar, and CHS-2020, an aflibercept biosimilar), as well as CHS-131, a small molecule for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and multiple sclerosis.  For additional information, please visit www.coherus.com.

    CONTACT:

    David S. Arrington
    VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
    darrington@coherus.com
    +1 (650) 395-0196 Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via CryptoCurrencyWire – *CryptoCurrencyWire* (“CCW”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces its participation in The North American Bitcoin Conference as a Gold Sponsor and as the official newswire of the event. The conference, which will mark its seventh year in 2019, will take place Jan. 16-18 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida.“The North American Bitcoin Conference is acclaimed as one of the most important finance conferences in the blockchain space, and we are thrilled to partner with this elite event,” said Jonathan Keim, Director of Communications for CryptoCurrencyWire. “Some of the biggest names in blockchain will be in attendance at this historical conference, and we are proud to be numbered among its sponsors and to serve as the official newswire of the event. The CryptoCurrencyWire team eagerly lends our many years of expertise to The North American Bitcoin Conference in support of its mission to forward the cause of blockchain and to help bring this transformative technology into the mainstream.”

    The North American Bitcoin Conference has become the longest-running, most-attended finance conference for the blockchain and crypto industries. Each event attracts thousands of attendees, and the 2019 conference will feature more than 60 world-class presenters, including technology veterans and company founders who have collectively raised more than $18.1 billion in initial coin offerings (ICOs).

    Keynote, the sponsoring organization of The North American Bitcoin Conference, is a standout provider of world-class events for the blockchain industry, offering prime opportunities for attendees to hobnob with influential individuals in the crypto space, learn about new products and investment opportunities, discuss white papers, and gain a better understanding about the quickly growing world of blockchain. Some of the greatest blockchain companies and experts in the crypto space will be in attendance as speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.

    “The crypto industry is in a pivotal period, with new opportunities and ICOs flooding in and fast-paced innovation forcing investors to make the wisest decisions possible,” said Amandah Hendricks, Chief Communications Officer for Keynote. “We have created a forum that enables leading experts, innovators and enthusiasts to come together, interact, learn and share about new products and investment opportunities. All who attend will gain an overall better understanding of the blockchain ecosystem, its rapid growth and its exciting future.”

    Tickets for The North American Bitcoin Conference Miami are available at *https://btcmiami.com/tickets*.

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      Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    Supports Commitment to Providing Best-in-Class Service to Institutional Investors

    SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Templeton Investments has significantly expanded the team comprising its US Institutional division, in support of the company’s strategic focus on bolstering its institutional business globally and ongoing commitment to providing exemplary service to institutional clients.“While institutional clients expect consistent, long-term investment outperformance, they also expect best-in-class client service. Our challenge is to attract top talent and put the right people in the right roles to most effectively engage our clients and their consultants,” said *Tom Fisher*, executive vice president, head of US Institutional Business. “Franklin Templeton has served institutional clients for more than 40 years, and we believe adding these seasoned professionals will help us continue delivering the high-quality service our existing clients expect, while giving new clients even more reason to work with Franklin Templeton.” 

    Fisher joined the firm in August 2017 as head of US Institutional to oversee and provide strategic direction to the firm’s institutional sales, consultant relations, client relations and client service teams in the US, establishing a single head across the firm’s US Institutional division. A year later, the division now comprises 65 professionals based in San Mateo, CA, New York, NY and across the country.

    Fisher added two industry veterans to the institutional sales team in 2018, who report into him:

    · *Michael Benjamin*, vice president, institutional client advisor, focuses on deepening key relationships with large institutional clients in the Upper Midwest territory. He joined from Aviva.
    · *Greg Murphy*, vice president, institutional client advisor, focuses on business development in the Western region. He was most recently a managing director with Invesco.

    Over the past year, the institutional relationship management team led by *Bill Deakyne*, senior vice president, head of US Institutional Relationship Management, has more than doubled, with new additions including:

    · *Ann Casser*, senior vice president, institutional relationship manager, serves clients primarily in the Midwest and Northeast regions. She spent the previous 14 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently serving as a vice president/client portfolio manager and member of its fundamental equity team.
    · *Lynne Goodwin*, senior vice president, institutional relationship manager, covers the South-Central region. She joined from Waddell & Reed, where she was an institutional relationship manager.
    · *Marnie Maciariello*, vice president, institutional relationship manager, covers the Western region. Previously, she was at Putnam Investments where she served as a senior institutional sales associate.
    · *Mathew Salter*, CFA, vice president, institutional relationship manager, brings client-side experience to the team, having joined from Cisco Systems where he advised its retirement plans globally and served as lead portfolio manager responsible for its corporate cash portfolio. He is also covering the Western region.
    · *Dan Veddern*, J.D., senior vice president, institutional relationship manager, is an internal transfer from the company’s institutional sales team and 30-year industry veteran. He covers the North Central region.

    *Mike Brown*, senior vice president, Consultant Relations, has built out his team since joining the firm in 2016, bringing on two new seasoned institutional consultant relations professionals this year:

    · *Bob Strachan*, vice president, US institutional consultant relations, joined from MetLife Asset Management.
    · *Miriam Tai*, vice president, US institutional consultant relations, joined from CIFC Asset Management.

    *About Franklin Templeton Investments*
    Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in more than 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $683 billion in assets under management as of November 30, 2018. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.

    CFA^® and Chartered Financial Analyst^® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

    Copyright © 2018. Franklin Templeton Investments. All rights reserved.

    From:  Franklin Templeton Investments
    Corporate Communications:
    Becky Radosevich, (212) 632-3207, rebecca.radosevich@franklintempleton.com
    Craig Allen, (212) 632-4238, craig.allen@franklintempleton.com
    franklintempleton.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    Popdog Brings Together Top Talent and Technologies through Uniting Catalyst’s Esports Division, Top Game Influencer Services Company Loaded, and Leading Twitch Analytics Platform NoScope

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industry Leaders are joining together alongside esports pioneer *Alexander Garfield* to launch Popdog, a technology and services company developing products designed to help optimize esports and gaming live streaming for brands, publishers, talent, teams, tournaments, and other stakeholders. Garfield, best known for his work in building Evil Geniuses and Alliance simultaneously into global powerhouses, sold the teams’ parent company GoodGame to Twitch in 2014 and is Popdog’s Founder and CEO. He is the winningest individual team owner in esports history by prize money, and the only person to have won The International, esports’ most valuable tournament, twice.

    Popdog’s Co-Founders each have headline resumes in their own regards. Fellow esports legend *Andreas Thorstensson*, Popdog’s CTO and CPO, is a former Counter-Strike world champion who Co-Founded SK Gaming, the most successful esports organization and social platform of its era, and SoGamed, the storied online gaming community; *Niles Heron*, Popdog’s CSO, is a serial entrepreneur and startup consultant who has taught and mentored at accelerators such as TechStars, Gener8tor and Detroit’s TechTown; and *Colin DeShong*, Popdog’s CCO, is the former COO of GoodGame, Evil Geniuses, and Alliance, where he was Garfield’s long-time partner. As a whole, the founding team represents the most influential thought leaders across two eras of esports.  

    Popdog launches with a $9 million Series A funding round led by Makers Fund, with participation by Korea Investment Partners. The company features three initial key components: *Loaded *— the industry leader in sponsorship sales, creative, and merchandising services for gaming influencers, and *NoScope *— a best-in-class enterprise Twitch discovery and analytics solution, are both now part of the Popdog ecosystem. Brandon Freytag, Loaded’s Founder, will continue to play a leadership role as Loaded moves to expand its services to the esports vertical and further enrich support for its existing clients. NoScope’s Founders, Justin Malara and Kyle DeWitt, will continue to evolve the product’s data and reporting toolset as it adds new features tailored to the needs of esports and other industry stakeholders. Additionally, the esports division of *Catalyst* Sports & Media, which was was created to be the preeminent advisory firm to businesses seeking to enter and thrive in the esports industry, is also now part of Popdog. *Josh Swartz*, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sports & Media, will serve as Popdog’s COO, while key Catalyst esports personnel will join to support the company as it expands services and rolls out new technology.

    “We’re building our company around the core belief that esports and gaming video content, born more from technology than any other sports or entertainment verticals we’ve seen, need better technology in order to be properly understood, monetized, and optimized. The industry needs a backend, and our mission is to be that backend by supporting the ecosystem as a whole with a comprehensive offering of technology and services. This funding brings us one step closer to fulfilling that mission,” said Alexander Garfield, Founder and CEO of Popdog. “We’ve already assembled an incredible team of industry leaders, product experts, and esports veterans, and we’re excited to begin rolling out a suite of products that we think will make operating in the space transparent and scalable, as opposed to opaque and speculative.”

    “Makers Fund believes gaming influencers will usher a new era of growth and engagement in live, interactive entertainment,” said Jay Chi, Founding Partner of Makers Fund. “Popdog is well positioned to pioneer new methods of engaging users and creating value for influencers and ecosystem stakeholders across the globe.”

    This is the first institutional round of funding for Popdog. The funds will be used to support a number of key areas for Popdog, including new hires in technology, services, and product development, helping the company continue to innovate and expand its team and technology offerings for all constituents in gaming and entertainment.

    For more information about Popdog, visit http://www.popdog.com.  Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For Florida’s hometown airline it is a proud moment as flights officially begin to and from Spirit Airline’s sixth Florida destination, Jacksonville!  On December 20, 2018, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) begins daily nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). The JAX flights, however, are only just getting started.  On February 14, 2019, Spirit will add daily nonstop flights connecting Jacksonville to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).  Jacksonville joins Spirit’s other Florida destinations of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

    “We are so excited to be here in the Jacksonville market in our own Sunshine State,” said Laurie Villa, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.  “As a Jacksonville-area native, I am very aware of what the region has to offer including great beaches, beautiful golf courses and family-friendly sporting events and festivals throughout the year.  We know our Guests will take advantage of our affordable service to the area, and our new Jacksonville-area Guests will hop on our yellow jets to vacation and visit family.”

    “We are so happy to welcome Spirit Airlines to Northeast Florida this holiday season,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said. “Their low fares are a welcome year-round gift to the community.”

    *Jacksonville (JAX) to/from* *Starts:* *Frequency:*
    Chicago - O’Hare (ORD) December 20, 2018 Daily
    Detroit (DTW) December 20, 2018 Daily
    Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
    Fort Lauderdale (FLL) February 14, 2019 Daily

    The inaugural service in Jacksonville comes just a few weeks after Spirit Airlines observed Veterans Day in the region by lending support to a well-known Jacksonville-area non-profit, K9s For Warriors.  The airline’s charitable foundation provided K9s For Warriors a $10,000 donation to aide in its mission to pair highly trained service dogs with veterans with a variety of needs.

    The start of Spirit’s service in Jacksonville comes as the airline continues to expand and invest in the Guest experience.  Most recently, Spirit won the top spot for on-time performance according to the most recent U.S. Department of Transportation reporting.  The airline recently announced it would be adding Indianapolis, Indiana and Austin, Texas to its network and adding new routes to and from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Spirit is also in the process of installing high-speed Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.

    About Spirit Airlines: 
    Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience.  We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare.  This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose – like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – something we call À La Smarte.  We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, and discover more than ever before.  Our Fit Fleet™ is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 600 daily flights to 71 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve.  Come save with us at spirit.com.  At Spirit Airlines, we go.  We go for you.

    CONTACT: Contact:
    Derek Dombrowski
    (305) 916-6065
    derek.dombrowski@spirit.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    Healthcare is among the industries with the highest number of sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced the availability of a new training course, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in Healthcare. The course covers sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion and other workplace topics in a modern design, featuring interactive content and video scenarios tailored for the healthcare industry.

    For more information, please visit Traliant: http://www.traliant.com

    “In the #MeToo era, there’s an increasing demand for more effective anti-harassment training that is relevant to an organization’s specific industry and environment,” said Mike Pallatta, Traliant CEO and Co-Founder. “Our new Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in Healthcare course offers an impactful training experience for medical and healthcare employees that focuses on positive behaviors and how the laws apply in their daily interactions.”

    Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in Healthcare is available in a 35-minute version for employees and a 60-minute version for managers and supervisors. Traliant also offers editions of Preventing Discrimination and Harassment that comply with the specific training requirements for New York State and New York City, California (AB 1825, AB 2053, SB 396, SB 400) and Connecticut (CHRO Act).

    Combining the best elements of scenario-based eLearning, video technology and interactivity, the new training course keeps employees engaged with bite-sized videos, news stories and exercises with engagement points that are relatable to health care employees and managers.

    In addition, Traliant’s Enrichment Library offers a range of stand-alone courses focused on specific workplace-conduct topics, including avoiding retaliation, bystander intervention and diversity, inclusion and sensitivity. Traliant Sparks is a monthly series of two-to-three minute videos designed to raise awareness, spark conversations and motivate employees to speak up before potential problems become serious workplace issues.

    About Traliant
    Traliant was founded by industry veterans from some of the world's most successful compliance training companies to meet the challenge of transforming compliance training from boring to brilliant. Backed by Martinson Ventures, Traliant delivers immersive, bite-sized sexual harassment training on an eLearning platform that enables fast and easy customization. For more information visit: https://www.traliant.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    *Portfolio startup of Southern California-based interactive firm and startup accelerator raises first round of funding to accelerate its leading nutrition software and service solutions for K-12 school districts*IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cie Digital Labs (CDL), an accelerator of innovation for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups, today announced that it has helped one of its portfolio companies TITAN School Solutions, a leading children’s nutrition SaaS solutions and services provider for K-12 school districts, raise $5.2 million in Series A funding.

    The funding round is co-led by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard Ventures, with participation from RezVen Partners. The infusion of capital will be used to further build Titan’s software technology capabilities and growing its sales and marketing organizations to support the company’s growing client base. *The company now serves nearly 1 million students across more than 150 school districts and 1,300 schools nationwide.*

    “I’m excited to work with Cie Digital Labs once again to fund another one of their portfolio companies,” said *Eric Manlunas, Founder and Managing Partner at Wavemaker Partners*. “Given CDL’s impressive track record of accelerating startups through a combination of hands-on strategic and operational expertise, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll see Titan’s market leadership skyrocket heading into next year.”

    *Peter Mitchell**, Founder and Managing Partner at Springboard Ventures*,* *additionally commented, “I genuinely appreciate that Titan saw early on a huge opportunity to innovate better nutrition-focused software and services solutions in an underserved market: K-12 schools. Their meticulous attention to nutrition professionals’ unique set of business, technological, and operational challenges is what has clearly made their SaaS platform stand out from the rest. I look forward to supporting Titan’s next chapter in success.”

    Titan’s cloud-based solutions allow faster processing of meal applications, more seamless management of school’s nutrition related finances, and greater alignment between parents and schools in real-time. Its accessibility across devices, robust software functionality, reliable customer support, ease of integration, and low-risk contractual commitments have positioned Titan as the leader in its category.

    “We remain deeply committed to building solutions that make nutrition professionals’ operations easier, enhance student nutrition, and increase engagement with parents,” said *Brad Blankenship, President at TITAN School Solutions*. “This round of funding will not only help extend our value with existing users but also scale our ability to serve new school districts and nutrition professionals who would significantly benefit from our solutions. We look forward to continue working with CDL to help us realize the amazing growth potential that lies ahead.”

    Since CDL partnered with Blankenship to launch Titan, the company has seen *significant growth YOY and expects accelerated growth to continue into 2019*. CDL provides Titan with strategic expertise and operational capabilities that impact the entire business, including business strategy, web and mobile development, business development, marketing, design and technology development, accounting and forecasting, raising funds, and recruitments.

    To learn more, watch this quick 1-minute video of TITAN School Solutions or contact marketing@titank12.com.

    This story first appeared in EdSurge.

    *About TITAN School Solutions*
    TITAN School Solutions® is committed to delivering software and services to K-12 school districts. Working together, we are Making Schools Stronger™.

    TITAN’s web-based nutrition SaaS solutions make your operations stronger, more effective and efficient. We provide simple straight-forward, yet comprehensive management and communications tools with a revolutionary, all-inclusive subscription model. Budget-friendly, transparent pricing begins right here.

    Know in advance exactly how much value you can expect with our scalable, integrated, browser agnostic solutions. With TITAN, there are no surprises. We don’t require the districts we partner with to help cover a massive corporate overhead – we don’t have one. TITAN School Solutions is a company of school information technology veterans with a passion for improving operations in education. To learn more, visit www.titank12.com.

    *About Springboard Ventures*
    At Springboard Ventures, we are reinventing the venture capital business model. The future requires new ways to power companies who are funding disruptive, transformational startups, and Springboard is solving this by combining technology innovation, focused investments, and strategic partnerships with companies that have a proven track record of accelerating businesses.

    One of our key partners is award-winning company Cie Digital Labs (CDL), an accelerator of innovation for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups. Together, Springboard and CDL have accelerated businesses across various sectors such as ASAP Tire, a mobile tire installation company, and Titan School Solutions, a child nutrition SaaS solutions and services provider for K-12 school districts.

    For more information, please visit www.springboardvc.com.

    *About Wavemaker Partners*
    Wavemaker is a cross border venture capital firm founded in 2003.  The firm is dual headquartered in Los Angeles and Singapore and has raised over $300M across multiple funds.  Wavemaker is one of the most active early stage investors in Southern California and Southeast Asia and has invested in over 300 companies the last 15 years.  Wavemaker is the Southern California and Southeast Asia affiliate of the Draper Venture Network. For more information, visit http://wavemaker.vc/.

    *About Cie Digital Labs*
    Cie Digital Labs (CDL) is an accelerator of innovation for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups. CDL creates leading digital solutions, serves as an innovation lab for a variety of prominent global brands, and acts as a platform to develop and turn ground-breaking ideas into new technology ventures.

    CDL blends Silicon Valley know-how, startup dynamism and speed with the business maturity of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 executives. This proven combination drives cutting edge solutions for top enterprises’ strategic and operational business challenges. CDL’s leadership team has served key roles at various successful startups including Amazon, Yahoo!, Overture, Nativo and Internet Brands.

    Visit www.ciedigital.com to learn more.

    *CONTACT*
    Nikki Reyes for Cie Digital Labs
    nikki@threebearsmarketing.com
    (408) 499-0033

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/84897f40-507c-48d3-830f-78b29332a93d Reported by GlobeNewswire 9 hours ago.

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    Combining Service, Technology and New Product Offerings Propels ALTLOAN™ to the Top of Non-QM Lenders Nationwide

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    ALTLOAN’s Management brings over 100 years of lending expertise as one of the top producing Non-QM lenders in the nation. ALTLOAN has now announced it has brought on a new capital market partner. This advancement enables the company to offer the widest Non-QM product menu available on the market, that ALTLOAN can plug into their proprietary technology, providing certainty-of-close to third party originators of Non-QM loans.

    “Our new partner is able to provide the back-end infrastructure and operating expertise that complements our online Pricing Eligibility Engine & Self-Service Loan Portal for Non-QM (non-agency and hard money) mortgage financing,” said Blake Scheifele, Co-President of ALTLOAN.

    This simplified and reliable approach to alternative lending is expected to disrupt the wholesale lending
    industry by providing Third Party Originators with an efficient way to grow their Non-QM funding’s. “We have eliminated the complexity and streamlined the submission process offering day one certainty,” said Brent Houston, Co-President of ALTLOAN.
    Product offerings include:·     Jumbo Prime
    ·     Portfolio Full Doc & Alternative Doc
    ·     Alt-A and Non-Prime Credit Grading
    ·     Investor DTI, DSCR and No Doc
    ·     Foreign National
    ·     Bridge and Fix & Flip
    ·     ITIN

    ALTLOAN brings together the expertise and innovative mindset of experienced alternative lending industry veterans including Co-Presidents Blake Scheifele and Brent Houston, and Production Manager Eric Rogers.

    ALTLOAN is a DBA of BM Real Estate Services NMLS:103098 Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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