Kidd & Company, T-street Capital Team To Acquire DTC Companies

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To form a direct-to-consumer (DTC) online commerce strategy, Kidd & Company, LLC and T-street Capital, LLC have joined forces by creating a holding company focused on buying companies called Brand Holdings, LLC.

Will ‘Zombie Companies’ Eat The US Economy?

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Will so-called “zombie companies” soon do the same to parts of the U.S. Zombie companies are those that remain in business but are so deeply in debt that they’ll never catch up. But letting companies load up on debt to survive now might have ripple effects later.

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Blank Check Companies Set Sights On Unicorns

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Amid Wall Street’s gyrations and the search for the next great tech unicorn: Blank checks for blank check companies? On Monday (June 22), CNBC reported that famed investor Bill Ackman is seeking to raise $3 billion for an initial public offering (IPO) of his blank check company.

Will you avoid companies that put profit before people?

Chris Skinner

So, I was particularly struck by this quote from Satya Nadella, CEO of … The post Will you avoid companies that put profit before people?

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Are legacy companies holding back the future?

Chris Skinner

The reason the latter countries are leapfrogging Europe and America is that they didn’t have a large, ingrained existing infrastructure for payments and financial transactions in place until … The post Are legacy companies holding back the future?

Alleged CapOne Hacker Might Have Stolen Data From 30+ Companies

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Thompson , who has been accused of hacking into Capital One ’s cloud and compromising the data of 100 million people, may have also hacked into upwards of 30 other companies, according to a Bloomberg report. has revealed how many other companies were targeted. Paige A.

Travelers Companies Now Sends Insurance Claim Payments Via PayPal

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The Travelers Companies, Inc. Auto, property and general liability claims can use Travelers’ link to PayPal for fast and easy reimbursement, the company said in a press release on Wednesday (July 31). The company expects to give PayPal access to workers’ compensation claimants in 2020.

For US Companies and Markets, Relief Rallies Now – Zombies Later?

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Will so-called “zombie companies” soon do the same to parts of the U.S. Zombie companies are those that remain in business but are so deeply in debt that they’ll never catch up. But letting companies load up on debt to survive now might have ripple effects later.

The 10-year-old who runs a blockchain company

Chris Skinner

I often talk about the world changing thanks to young people who can code.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

B2B payments companies seek growth amid pandemic  

Bank Innovation

Despite the current economic uncertainty resulting from COVID-19, some business-to-business payment companies are gaining traction with clients and investors alike. “Our Our solution is even more relevant today than it was four weeks ago,” said Sameer Gulati, chief operating officer of the payments company Plastiq. Some of our customers are already using Plastiq as a bridge […].

Reimagining The Bank As A Technology Company

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“Banks are technology companies,” Rio Tinto recently told PYMNTS. “There’s no way around it; the bank is a technology company,” he said.

Coronavirus Refunds: Dead & Company Tickets To Be Refunded; UK Insurance Company Admiral To Give £110M Back To Customers

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Dead & Company, which features three former Grateful Dead members and John Mayer, has called off its tour to allow its fans to get reimbursed, Syracuse.com reported. The insurance company has also pledged an additional £80m, primarily to cut prices.

Some banks are technology companies

Chris Skinner

I know that systems like Erica, short for Bank of AmErica, are up and running … The post Some banks are technology companies appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I was having a chat about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in banking the other day. It was an interesting conversation, although most of the examples were for customer service via Chatbots, which doesn’t impress me much.

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

Banks are not technology companies (yet)

Chris Skinner

I’ve been illustrating my frustration with incumbent banks for some time, saying that they lack technology leadership. Almost a third of my new book talks about the biggest challenge for banks to respond to Fintech, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain and all those other issues is to have leadership.

US Treasury: Taxes On Digital Companies Are Discriminatory

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Treasury official said a French tax plan targeting American digital companies is discriminatory against American businesses. After a European Union plan for tax reform fell apart, France, along with Britain, Italy and Spain, are moving forward with plans to tax companies like Google and Apple.

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Healthy Snack Company Rewrites Its Wellness Story

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When the chapter is finally written on business during the COVID-19 crisis, there will be stories of the companies that simply fell victim to the virus through no fault of their own. Then there will be the companies that saw chaos and brought order, and made the best of a disaster.

Modern companies need to look beyond the ERP

Mobile Payments Today

As companies use technology to manage their accounts receivables and payables, they need to take a hard look at several factors regarding the solutions they choose to employ

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Fintech companies use holidays to push product usage

Bank Innovation

The holiday season comes with extra expenses for consumers, and financial companies want to help customers budget. While these efforts highlight financial planning and education, they also serve an important business objective, which is to increase user adoption and engagement on platforms.

Blockchain-for-Data Company Factom Raises $4.2M

Bank Innovation

Doing it, moving on: Blockchain-for-data company Factom Inc. Some words that should no longer surprise you, because this technology is only growing stronger: in blockchain news, there’s a new player on the block… chain. has just raised $4.2M

Bird Buys eScooter Company Circ

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Creating a combined company that will lead to an addition of over 300 employees to its European operations, California-based Bird has purchased shared eScooter company Circ. Circ is a top shared eScooter company in the Middle East and Europe.

We’re just a technology company that happens to have a banking licence

Chris Skinner

However, there is a massive difference between … The post We’re just a technology company that happens to have a banking licence appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I hear this a lot, and don’t like it. Many banks say it these days, and they say it to be cool.

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

ID Tree is Raising $1MM To Track Private Companies

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Private companies. The New York-based startup allows investors to discover private companies and track their financial progress. Online Startups Technology Equityzen ID Tree investors IPO Private companies

The Struggles of Banks as Technology Companies

Bank Innovation

It's a common refrain from bank CEOs -- "My bank is a technology company." But the reality is much rarer. JPMorgan Chase is showing it takes fintech seriously by building (or buying) a Silicon Valley campus, which will house 1,000 employees, including 250 from recently acquired WePay.

Temenos Chief Strategy Officer Leaves Company

Bank Innovation

Ben Robinson, chief strategy officer of Temenos, has left the company. Robinson was a key member of Temenos’s innovation operation, taking a leadership role, among other responsibilities, in managing Temenos’s engagement with the fintech startup ecosystem.

5 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2019

Bank Innovation

Here are Bank Innovation's 5 companies to watch this year, selected by editors' choice, in no particular order: PayPal This payments […]. Acquisitions, partnerships and the roll-out of various new products and services made 2018 a very active year in banking and fintech.

Buyer’s Checklist: How to Evaluate a B2B Contact Data Provider

Many organizations fail to properly evaluate vendors during the selection process. Download ZoomInfo’s data-driven eBook for guidance on effectively assessing the vendor marketplace. After reading, you’ll gain insight into the following components:

Shell Companies Eyed In Fraud At Aegean Marine

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1) that a probe by international auditors is underway, examining a fraud that could be $200 million in scope at Aegean Marine Petroleum Network , tied to shell companies that ostensibly did business with the shipping fuel firm.

Food Delivery Companies Turn To Grocery Delivery

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The ride-hailing company is also working on similar ideas in Brazil and Spain. As the coronavirus makes it more difficult for people to go out due to fear of infection, delivery services like Uber Eats and competitors are expanding to add grocery delivery to their services.

How Chinese Companies Are Handling Tight Regulations

Bank Innovation

Chinese insurance company ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance, which boasts a customer base of 500 million people, has obtained approval to open an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Square Capital Drives Company Revenue

Bank Innovation

Square reported its third quarter 2016 earnings this week, and it’s not a particular surprise that the company exceeded all expectations: for the third consecutive quarter Square surpassed its expected metrics with a GPV of $13.2

Walmart Forms Company To Sell Insurance Amid Healthcare Push

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As it grows its healthcare offerings beyond low-cost clinics and technology to help patients manage their medications, Walmart has formed a new company to sell insurance policies called Walmart Insurance Services LLC.