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dxFeed Launched a New Indices Family to Estimate the Ethereum Blockchain’s Value

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NEW YORK City, NY, (February 2, 2023 - 500NewsWire) — dxFeed, a leading data solutions and index management provider for the global financial industry, both traditional and crypto, has launched the dxFeed Ethereum Blockchain Value Indices. The new indices family estimates the Ethereum blockchain’s value by composing a portfolio of representative tokens from that blockchain and computing its market price in real-time. dxFeed Blockchain Value Index Family is based on the firm’s own methodology and consists of four indices ( EMCN, EMC, EVTN, EVT ). Configurations of each of them are available depending on a weighting scheme and whether the native token, ETH, is included in the set of index components or not. Market cap weighting reflects a token’s relative “importance” for the blockchain in terms of its total “mass.” A weighting scheme based on the volume-to-turnover ratio assigns larger weights to more liquid tokens. The index composition remains relatively stable following periodic rebalancing procedures, especially considering the high volatility of the whole crypto asset class. "dxFeed started its Index Management business line by creating products for different exchanges and companies, including SmallEx, MIAX, Clouty, and others. Now, when our professional quant team has grown and strengthened, dxFeed is constantly expanding its own indices line," said Oleg Solodukhin, CEO of dxFeed. An additional advantage of the new index family is that dxFeed leverages its access to large amounts of historical market data, including the transaction data of Ethereum-based tokens. The firm started its indices pool in the fall of 2022 by introducing Bixie, a US Dollar Index (USDX) crypto-twin, Honest Gold (HAU), and Crypto Ortho 500 (COSM) Indices. About dxFeed dxFeed is a leading market data and services provider and calculation agent for the capital markets industry. According to the WatersTechnology 2022 IMD & IRD awards honors, it’s the “Most Innovative Market Data Project”. dxFeed focuses primarily on delivering financial information and services to buy- and sell-side institutions in the global markets, both traditional and crypto. That includes brokerages, prop traders, exchanges, individuals (traders, quants, and portfolio managers), and academia (educational institutions and researchers). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Contact Details dxFeed +1 424-413-8327 pr@dxfeed.com

February 02, 2023 09:51 AM Eastern Standard Time

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THE CAMP BROADWAY ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM AT THE NEW YORK POPS 40th BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL ON MAY 1, 2023

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The Broadway Education Alliance is pleased to announce that the Camp Broadway Ensemble will perform with The New York Pops at their 40 th Birthday Gala at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 1, 2023. The New York Pops’ acclaimed Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke will direct this all-star concert event that features a world-renowned 78-member orchestra. The New York Pops will honor the Grammy®, Tony®, and Emmy® Award-winning icon, Barry Manilow. Camp Broadway offers aspiring tween and teen performers, ages 12-17, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a 3-day theater program taught by a team of Broadway professionals that culminates in a musical performance on stage at Carnegie Hall, New York’s most prestigious venue. Camp Broadway’s exclusive program includes classes in vocal performance, movement and acting, special guests and more. Audition tapes are being accepted now. Professional performance experience is NOT necessary. For more information about casting eligibility, audition submission guidelines, rehearsal schedule, and program attributes, visit https://campbroadway.com/new-york-pops-gala. This year’s concert marks Camp Broadway’s 15 th appearance with The New York Pops. ”We are thrilled to have Camp Broadway join us once again for our 40th Birthday Gala,” says Anne Swanson, The New York Pops Executive Director. "Together we share a commitment to bring together students from New York City, throughout the United States, and around the world to share in the joys of musical performance with our orchestra.” Camp Broadway® is an award-winning theater arts enrichment program that provides children access to exceptional performing arts instruction and performance opportunities. To learn more about this and other Camp Broadway camps, classes and events, visit www.CampBroadway.com. To learn more about The New York Pops, visit https://newyorkpops.org/40th-birthday-gala. CAMP BROADWAY® Camp Broadway is an award-winning theater arts enrichment program recognized as Broadway’s “original” summer destination for theater-loving kids. Founded in 1995, the program makes theatre arts an accessible and engaging way for creative children to build confidence, hone presentation skills and discover their unique talents on and off the stage. Owned and operated by the Broadway Education Alliance Inc. (“BEA”), a not-for-profit corporation focused on expanding arts education and enrichment programming, Camp Broadway is known as a theater industry leader in audience engagement and a trusted source for year-round experiential programs. Over 400,000 children have attended Camp Broadway camps, educational workshops, and special performance events held in New York and at partner performing arts centers around the United States. Camp Broadway ® is the recipient of a many industry recognitions including a Special Drama Desk Award for its decades long work in building theatre audiences and artists. BROADWAY EDUCATION ALLIANCE INC. Broadway Education Alliance Inc. (BEA) is a New York based 501(c)(3) organization supporting theater arts education and enrichment programs that inspire creativity, build confidence, and stimulate critical thinking in children of all ages. Founded in 2008, BEA is the international operator of Camp Broadway®. The organization developed and produced the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (aka The Jimmy Awards®) building it into the Broadway’s national education platform, and it continues to present the Greater New York regional award program, called The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. BEA also serves as the fiscal sponsor and administrator for many theater arts educational programs sponsored by Broadway shows, that providing children in underserved communities access to theater artists and performance opportunities. The organization recently acquired StageNotes®, a library of theatrical study guides, and the At This Stage®, a digital workshop archive that produces and distributes author-approved, rights-cleared education materials into K-12 schools. For more information, visit www.BEAlliance.org. Contact Details Camp Broadway | Broadway Education Alliance Susan E. Lee +1 212-575-2929 slee@bealliance.org The New York Pops Stephen Furda +1 212-765-7677 stephen.furda@nypops.org Company Website https://campbroadway.com/

February 02, 2023 09:37 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Akeneo’s Product Information Management Solution Now Available on SAP® Store

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Akeneo, the global leader in product experience management (PXM) and product information management, announced that its Akeneo Product Information Management (PIM) solution is now available on SAP® Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Akeneo PIM, which helps improve product content contextualization and simplifies catalog management serving multiple channels and geographies through a flexible and intuitive platform, is built on the SAP Business Technology Platform and integrates with SAP Commerce Cloud to deliver compelling customer experiences that help drive conversion and reduce returns. “Our partnership with SAP and Akeneo PIM’s integration with SAP Commerce Cloud helps enable more businesses to upgrade how they manage product information and provides composable solutions to today’s market challenges in order to deliver streamlined omnichannel experiences,” said Mark Holenstein, Chief Operating Officer of Akeneo. “Integrating with SAP Commerce Cloud helps give our clients an even deeper layer of confidence in our product information management solutions, especially as they take a modular approach to commerce technology.” Akeneo PIM is purpose-built for ease of use while providing powerful technology to automate and govern the enrichment of product catalogs on SAP Commerce Cloud. With this integration, brands and retailers can deliver product experiences that increase sales. Akeneo PIM can help organizations: Sell better with compelling and consistent product experiences Sell faster with efficient processes backed by powerful technology Activate products anywhere with Akeneo PIM designed for omnichannel Automate manual tasks and manage digital assets Improve brand image through product experiences Govern organization-wide data and foster collaboration across product content teams SAP Store, found at store.sap.com, delivers a simplified and connected digital customer experience for finding, trying, buying and renewing more than 2,200 solutions from SAP and its partners. There, customers can find the SAP solutions and SAP-validated solutions they need to grow their business. Additionally, SAP will plant a tree for every purchase made through the SAP store. Akeneo is also a partner in the SAP PartnerEdge® program, which provides the enablement tools, benefits and support to facilitate building high-quality, disruptive applications focused on specific business needs – quickly and cost-effectively. About Akeneo Akeneo brings a complete and composable SaaS-based solution for managing, orchestrating, activating, and optimizing the entire product record in order to drive compelling and consistent product experiences across all owned and unowned channels and routes-to-market. With its open platform, leading PIM for product data and asset management, and ecosystem connectivity with Akeneo App Store, Akeneo Product Cloud empowers commerce businesses to deliver world-class product experiences that unlock growth. Leading global brands, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, including Thrasio, Staples Canada, boohoo, and Air Liquide trust Akeneo to scale and customize their omnichannel commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo Product Cloud, brands and retailers can activate product experiences in any channel, therefore driving improved customer experiences, increased sales, reduced time to market, accelerated expansion, and increased team productivity. © 2022 Akeneo. All rights reserved. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries. Please see https://www.sap.com/copyright for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Contact Details Akeneo North 6th Agency for Akeneo akeneo@n6a.com Company Website https://www.akeneo.com

February 02, 2023 09:34 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Firebirds’ Special Lunch and Dinner Menus Spread Valentine’s Love Through February 28

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Charlotte, N.C. (February 02, 2023 - 500NewsWire ) - Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is offering special lunch and dinner menus to celebrate Valentine’s Day with scratch prepared house favorites and a selection of wine, cordials and after dinner coffees through February 28. The Valentine’s Day menus are available for dine-in only. For more information, visit firebirdsrestaurants.com. “We wanted our guests to celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day all month long and for an exceptional value,” said Firebirds SVP and Executive Chef Steve Sturm. Known for its scratch kitchen, inviting atmosphere and bold flavors, Firebirds’ February Features Dinner Menu serves up a generously portioned three-course dinner. For wine lovers, a unique pairing option includes one glass of specially selected wine with each course (three total) for under $20. Starter (select one for the table) Lobster Spinach Queso - lobster / baby spinach / tomatoes / pepper jack cheese / tortilla chips Steakhouse Meatballs - succulent meatballs made with freshly ground steak / smoked tomato cream sauce with garlic, basil and parmesan / grilled focaccia Seared Ahi Tuna - sushi-grade tuna / spicy mustard sauce / mixed greens / spiced pecans Classic Wedge Salad for Two First Course Wine Offering - Murphy-Goode Merlot / Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling Main Course (select one) 7oz. Filet - lobster and spinach fondue / choice of side Honey Chile Glazed Grilled Salmon - ancient grains pilaf / asparagus / roasted tomatoes / grilled corn / charred corn salsa Tomahawk Prime Pork Chop - wood-grilled certified Duroc pork chop / red wine poached apples / green chile mac & cheese Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes - bold remoulade / wonton slaw / choice of side Main Course Wine Offering - Firebirds Cabernet Sauvignon / Firebirds Chardonnay Dessert (select one for the table) Black Tie Chocolate Cheesecake Creme Brulée Cheesecake 5-Layer Lemon Cake Dessert Wine Offering - Wycliff Brut Firebirds’ February Features Lunch Menu offers the following: Entrée Honey-Chile Glazed Salmon New York Strip Mexicali Grilled Chicken Salad Dessert Black Tie Chocolate Cheesecake Crème Brulée Cheesecake 5-Layer Lemon Cake For the perfect finish to a delicious meal, a selection of coffee drinks, cordials and whiskey are also available. Coffee Drinks Fired Up Coffee - Tiramisu Liqueur, Tuaca, agave nectar, topped with whipped cream Flannel Pajamas - Coffee laced with DeKuyper Butterscotch Schnapps and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Hazelnut-Vanilla Java - Coffee blended with Frangelico and Stoli Vanil Vodka Cordials Sambuca B&B Tiramisu Disaronno Amaretto Bailey’s Tuaca Whiskey Slow & Low Rock and Rye Templeton Rye Knob Creek Maker’s Mark Gentleman Jack Basil Hayden’s Woodford Reserve Buffalo Trace Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s award-winning FIREBAR® offers an impressive array of seasonal cocktails, craft beer, bourbon, after-dinner drinks, Firebirds’ private label wine, hand crafted mocktails and more. Popular specialties include Wine Down Mondays, and happy hour in the FIREBAR® and on the Patio every Monday through Friday from 4PM - 7PM. About Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a polished casual American restaurant, is an energetic twist on the traditional grill featuring a boldly flavored menu in a stylish, fire-centric atmosphere. Signature menu items include hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood seared over locally sourced hickory, oak, or pecan wood on Firebirds’ exposed wood-fired grill. Complementing its inviting dining room, a patio with seasonal comforts and the award-winning FIREBAR® are additional gathering spaces inside the restaurant. Firebirds has been named one often ‘Breakout Brands’ by Nation’s Restaurant News, and the 2022 Diners’ Choice Winner awarded by OpenTable. Firebirds partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, having surpassed $3 million raised for childhood cancer research through the sale of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Visit firebirdsrestaurants.com to become a member of Firebirds’ Inner Circle, make an OpenTable reservation, or order ToGo online. To learn more about Alex Scott’s story or to support ALSF, visit Firebirdsrestaurants.com/Alexs-Lemonade-Stand-Foundation. Contact Details Rountree Group Lesley Gamwell +1 404-309-6915 lgamwell@rountreegroup.com

February 02, 2023 09:28 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How Yoshitsu Co (NASDAQ: TKLF) Drove Growth Amid A Turbulent Beauty Market – 2022 In Review

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By David Willey, Benzinga It has been a year of milestones for the Japanese beauty company Yoshitsu Co Ltd (NASDAQ: TKLF). Yoshitsu is a retailer and wholesaler of beauty and health products that saw a year of growth despite difficulties in the market. The beauty industry is growing, worth over $90 billion in China and $131 billion in Europe. Meanwhile, North America continues as its largest market at $364.8 billion. Traditional stores, especially pharmacies, still represent the largest segment of beauty and health product sales, though there is an increasing shift towards e-commerce that was partially motivated by the lockdowns of the past few years. Companies in the beauty and health space have looked to seek new solutions in 2022 to meet the changing market needs. One company that struggled was New York personal care icon Revlon (OTCMKTS: REVRQ). The company had a tough year, first filing for bankruptcy before being suspended and delisted by the New York Stock Exchange in October, 2022. Parisian personal care company L’Oreal SA (OTCPK: LRLCY) started a research and development (R&D) collaboration with Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) subsidiary Verily to better understand skin health and aging processes. American company Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) saw a net increase of income of 17% in the first half of 2022, and also launched its Beauty& campaign to revolutionize the beauty industry and change perspectives on how to understand beauty and health wellbeing. Tokyo-based Yoshitsu Co. saw its product portfolio of cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, and cosmetic applicators expand to sauces, condiments, and various food products. Despite market challenges resulting from strict Japanese and Chinese lockdowns, Yoshitsu expanded in the past year, opened more physical locations, and saw record company growth. A Series of Successes? Opened Brick-and-mortar Locations. While some companies permanently closed their brick-and-mortar stores, Yoshitsu has been expanding. In November 2022 it opened a warehouse in London, UK, to respond to strong European demand for its products. It also added an additional store in Hong Kong, with significant interest coming from China, which reportedly made up 75% of Yoshitsu's revenue in 2021. Tourist Locations. COVID was tough for companies as Japan was closed to tourists for two years following the pandemic. But when Japan opened up its borders, Yoshitsu was there. It opened various pickup locations, offering duty-free cosmetics to entice tourists, with sites at its Urawa and KoshigayaRyutsudanchi stores in Saitama, as well as in Nagano. Wholesale Success. The company has also handled market challenges by capitalizing on its robust network of 200+ wholesale partners. 95% of its revenue came from online stores, franchised stores and wholesale operations in 2021. Credit Agreement. In November the company entered into a revolving credit facility agreement with a syndicate of national banks. The agreement - for JPY 8.15 billion (about $55.82 million) - expands the opportunity to reinvest in the company and to fulfill a balanced capital allocation. Food Products. Successes made possible by steps like the credit agreement include Yoshitsu’s addition of sauces, dressings, and condiments products to its portfolio, entering a market worth over $21 billion. It diversified this plan by later adding a host of food products, including frozen and refrigerated items, processed food, and confectionery. Record Growth. Perhaps unsurprisingly after a strong year, Yoshitsu saw record revenue growth. Reflecting on the successes, Principal Executive Officer of Yoshitsu Mei Kanayama said: “Although the global economy has been filled with uncertainties, we are satisfied with the accomplishments achieved in our key strategic initiatives, including the completion of our initial public offering in January 2022 and the expansion of our market coverage with new stores and wholesale customers.” To learn more about Yoshitsu, visit its website. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 02, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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With The Growing Trend Towards Frozen Fish, Companies Are Expanding In The Sector – Nocera Launches Flagship Bento Box Store

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By David Willey, Benzinga Read the latest research report on Nocera Inc here. The frozen seafood market – with a current market value of $16.27 billion globally – is gaining popularity as an eco-friendly and healthy option that can supplement a red meat-heavy diet. In many urban areas, a growing trend towards packaged food is being driven by the fact that packaged foods with a longer shelf life that doesn’t compromise on product quality is an essential part of a busy lifestyle. Within packaged food, the frozen seafood industry is growing driven by rising awareness among consumers regarding the health benefits of seafood. Seafood ready meals are helping drive the frozen seafood trend. These pre-made meals are seeing a lot of interest as they can be eaten as part of a ketogenic or pescatarian diet. Fish is a healthy food choice as it is packed with key nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and calcium. During the pandemic, more families in the US opted for the flexibility of frozen seafood over fresh. Now, the adoption of new quick-freeze technologies along with better packaging is contributing to better access to frozen seafood. Cryogenic freeze technology allows fish to stay frozen longer, expanding the options of companies producing pre-made meals. Companies Moving Towards Frozen Meals With the trend toward frozen meals, more and more companies are moving into the industry. HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HFFG), a food distributor for Asian restaurants in North America, acquired a leading frozen seafood supplier, Sealand Food Inc. This acquisition will allow HF Food to organically grow its position in the frozen food market and will increase its distribution network. Nocera (NASDAQ: NCRA) is also capitalizing on the frozen fish trend through its line of bento boxes, which are full meals with a protein, carbohydrate, and sides. Nocera is an integrated seafood company that provides sophisticated land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). It acquired a ready meal company in 2022 and has been developing a highly popular line of bento boxes. Now the company has opened a flagship bento box store. Nocera believes this business-to-consumer (B2C) model will increase margins by 200%, with this first store already seeing major success. “We believe that this will be one of many and comes with significant profit margin effects. It's clear we have an amazing product, and we will continue to look for our own ways to capitalize on it,” said Nocera CEO Jeff Cheng, commenting on the opening of the store. “I'm excited to see what else will come in 2023 in our B2C business!” This article was originally published on Benzinga here. Nocera, Inc. is an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company that designs, builds, and installs equipment for the fish farming industry, as well as provides technical assistance to fish farm operations. Our Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (“RAS”) help preserve the environment by reducing pollution from over concentration of fish as often occurs in fish farms based in natural inland waterways or bodies. Nocera’s RAS tanks can produce 20,000 – 30,000 lbs. of fish annually. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Christine Petraglia - TraDigital IR +1 917-633-8980 christine@tradigitalir.com Company Website https://www.nocera.company/

February 02, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Who Needs VC? How One SaaS Startup Bucked the Trend and Beat the Odds

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By Caroline Hunter, Content Writer (at NetReputation) In the world of tech startups, venture capital (VC) often acts as a gatekeeper, providing the keys to market entry and the pathway to eventual success. The initial investments from VC groups can come at a high price for many entrepreneurs, typically with significant ownership stakes. Despite the costs, most startups do not have the necessary experience and financial backing to build and operate their company, leaving them vulnerable to VC interests. Although it’s mutually beneficial, venture capitalists do have the upper hand in the relationship with green founders. VCs understand the anxiety that comes from bringing new ideas to market and VCs can exploit the situation for ownership. The percentage of startups partnering with VC groups in early growth stages is, in reality, considerably low. According to Marc Andreessen of VC giant Andreesseen Horowitz, of the 4,000 startups seeking funding from major VCs each year, only about 200, or 5%. Despite the low percentage of startups who qualify for and receive outside funding, it's a common misconception that in order to succeed in the tech sector VC endorsement is necessary. The VC stamp of approval can open more doors and provide the fuel to accelerated growth, but brute growth isn’t always the better path. Despite the familiar pattern of VC and startup relationships, occasionally, a business comes along that balks at convention. Invoice Home is an innovative company with two experienced co-founders funding the operation out of pocket. It is not often you see two individuals opt for a bootstrapping approach in competitive sectors like the tech industry. VC vs. Bootstrapping and the Invoice Home Choice Despite notable exceptions like GoPro, VC is the traditional financing method among tech startups. The approach is less risky and provides greater opportunities for success, but it is not all rainbows and unicorns. Venture capital arrangements usually stipulate new founders to give up some control in their company in exchange for funding and mentorship. In some of the worst deals, product creators lose most, if not all, controlling interests in their company. That said, VC is not all bad, and it definitely has many benefits over the bootstrapping approach, including fewer risks. The Invoice Home founders chose to bootstrap after their own experience dealing with big investors and corporate institutions in their previous companies. The owners reviewed their financing options, concluding that the deemed more difficult and longer road was best for them and their business model as they wanted full control in shaping the product from its inception. Venture Capital Venture capital is financing, a form of private equity, that can fund companies at any stage, but investments in tech startups or small businesses have been on the rise in recent years. Capital investments usually come from wealthy investors, financial institutions or other investment banks. That said, VC is not always monetary. Sometimes, capital comes in less tangible forms, such as talent, knowledge, and experience. Regardless of the capital form, investing in a startup is risky, even if it has potential. Founders also face considerable risks with how potential partners justify ownership asks. Many VC deals include limited partnerships, which a VC firm defines. Venture capital agreements have pros and cons. The pros include: Early-stage financing for bootstrap operations No proof of cash flow or assets needed to secure funding Mentoring and network often part of the arrangements Despite the benefits, VC agreements can lead to a few cons. Some of the possible negatives include: The demand for company equity Loss of creative control of product Pressure to exit the investment ahead of growth Bootstrapping The founders of Invoice Home, Jiri Hradil and Petr Marek, weighed the pros and cons of VC and decided the traditional route of other tech startups was not for them or their idea. These two entrepreneurs chose a more challenging road to success, bootstrapping. Bootstrapping is usually a more gradual road to success and presents greater risks earlier on for startup owners. A person bootstraps when they attempt to build and grow their business using only personal finances or operational revenue. Both Hradil and Marek have extensive professional experience in the tech industry, specifically with building niche financial software in the FinTech space. Their expertise, independent finances, and knowledge in the current market likely played a role in the decision to step away from VC. Invoice Home Throws Norms Out the Window To Hradil and Marek, relinquishing any control of their business, especially during the beginning phase of product development, was premature. The partners knew what they wanted from their program and service — a simple way to create, organize, and send invoices to customers. The pair knew that partnering with VC firms would cut into their controlling interests. The last thing they wanted was to create a platform that didn't conform to their initial thought for the startup. Because each of them had several years in leadership roles at their own successful businesses previously, they knew the risks involved with starting a company without private equity financiers. However, because of their experience, they understood they could mitigate some risks. The primary issue was patience. The co-founders knew that without VC, the business could take time to mature and reach its potential. After proving the concept and fully committing to operations in 2013, Invoice Home now has over 7 million global users, retaining and growing its user base through the pandemic. Not giving up the control on the product proved to be the right decision, as the simplified invoicing tool found a perfect product market fit with freelancers and micro-businesses. VC Is the Norm, But It Doesn't Have To Be Venture capital is the traditional way of making it in the tech industry, but it doesn't have to be. Invoice Home is only one example of startup owners making the right decision for their product and bootstrapping their way to success. True, not every startup or tech creator can afford to take on the personal financial risks associated with starting a business. Also, many startups do not have the leadership experience to bring a product to market or identify lucrative channels. There is a place for VC in the tech industry, but it shouldn't be the automatic approach and sole path to launching a tech business. For young startups or creators, there is a lot to overcome when starting a new company. First-time founders often rush into VC partnerships in the beginning, particularly if they have the opportunity. But the faster road to success doesn't always mean it's the better option long term. Other financing and operational pathways may seem out of reach, depending on the founders and their circumstances. Before committing down a set path, try market testing a product on a smaller scale. Put the operational revenue back into the company to see if the product concept works in the current market. Creating a tech product and building a company without VC funding will be slower, but steady, consistent growth can prove to have a better long term outcome. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. NetReputation.com is an industry-leading online reputation management solutions provider focused on helping businesses and individuals repair, improve, and maintain positive brands on the web. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, NetReputation.com utilizes the latest in digital processes and technology to restore online reputations and empower long-term success online. NetReputation was established by online services innovator Adam Petrilli in 2015. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Caroline Hunter Caroline@netreputation.com Company Website https://www.netreputation.com/

February 02, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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FatBrain Is Providing Real-Time Strategic Cash Management For SMEs

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga For small-to-medium-sized enterprises, also known as SMEs, protecting, predicting, and increasing cash flow is the lifeboat that will allow a business to succeed and flourish. However, data collection and analysis is essential to understanding cash management, and not every SME has the resources to predict accurately. SMEs actually make up over 90% of businesses around the world and approximately half of employment. In the U.S., SMEs account for 44% of all US economic activity and produce the bulk of GDP output. SMEs are a huge part of the economy but are fundamentally lacking the tools to compete with larger companies that use AI and outsource accounting concerns to entire teams of specialists. FatBrain AI (LZG International, Inc.) (OTCQB: LZGI) (“FatBrain”) is looking to change this reality and use AI to give SMEs an edge to succeed in cash management. FatBrain is known for widening AI options for SMEs. The company has created a RansomProof AI software that ensures small businesses will be safe from cyberattacks; the free program is leveling the playing field between big businesses and SMEs. FatBrain has also launched an FX Transaction product that allows SMEs to optimize their foreign transactions and save money. Recently, FatBrain acquired FinTech Alliance company, Predictive Black. Predictive Black supports SMEs in the UK with real-time cash management and financial insights, which helps promote overall business wellness. The SaaS platform uses AI to forecast revenue, costs, and cash for SMEs. Why Is Predicting Revenue, Costs, And Cash Important For SMEs SMEs oftentimes do not have the same emergency infrastructure as larger corporations and as such, they are more vulnerable to fluctuating economic changes. Whereas large companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) may have entire teams dedicated to making sense of economic data and planning accordingly, SMEs may not have the manpower or expertise to excel at predictive treasury management. This is where FatBrain’s Predictive Black comes in. Predictive Black uses the latest AI to compile relevant industry and market data based on a company’s sector, peers, clients, and suppliers. The AI then creates a baseline and users have access to a “Scenario Planning” function that allows for “what-if” scenarios to be calculated and accounted for. For example, you can calculate if a supplier increases their prices or if you lose a few clients and how that impacts your revenue. Each function is designed to improve speed, reduce risk and analyze real-time cash data​. These tools can provide ease of mind for SMEs and give them the analysis needed to make safe and sound business decisions. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. FatBrain AI (LZG International, Inc.; OTC: LZGI) is the first and leading provider of powerful and easy-to-use AI solutions to millions of businesses of tomorrow driving the majority of the global economy, empowering them to grow, innovate faster and savemoney. FatBrain’s innovative solutions transform continuous learning, narrative reasoning, cloud, blockchain and Web3 technologies into auditable, explainable and easy to integrate products. FatBrain’ssubscription model allows all companies to deploy its advanced AI solutions quickly and easily, securely utilizing them on premises behind their firewalls or via cloud. The AI 2.0 pioneered by our teams is like WAZE for business growth, using advanced peerdynamics technology to automatically learn patterns from individual and peer behavior. This allows us to deliver coached, personalized AI solutions at hyperscale. FatBrain unifies insights from SaaS applications, turbo-charged by peer and market dynamics: 1) Realize attainable goals from explainable peer performance. 2)Turbo-charge human expertise with superhuman AI insights. 3) Accelerate growth through the contributory network effects. 4) Simplify harnessing data across common apps and market signals. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Shawn Carey ir@fatbrain.ai Company Website https://fatbrain.ai/

February 02, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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B2Broker Launches Match-Trader White Label Solution To Help Brokerage Businesses Build a Full-Fledged Trading Platform

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B2Broker – a global provider of cryptocurrency and FX liquidity – is taking its white-label solutions to new heights by integrating with the Match-Trader platform. The company's clients will now gain access to remarkable commercials, instant integration into the powerful B2Core platform, plus so much more. Following up on its cTrader integration of 2022, this latest venture proves that B2Broker is dedicated to providing customers with an all-encompassing yet adjustable option. Match-Trader While Label Solution Match-Trader White Label from B2Broker provides brokers and their customers with an integrated Match-Trader experience, with all essential technology combined into one cost-saving platform. It includes B2BinPay (cryptocurrency payment processing), B2Core (CRM system) tools, plus access to exclusive Prime of Prime liquidity pool from B2Broker – a package that can't be beaten! The offering is sure to be met with enthusiasm by businesses seeking innovative solutions at an affordable price. The Match-Trader white label provides an exhaustive range of services and features. Constant server support, 24/7 technical assistance from experts in the field, along with dedicated account managers to offer guidance through your brokerage space journey – it's all part of the package. The company also provides training sessions to ensure that you and your team are well-versed in the technology involved. The Match-Trader white label provides businesses with competitive trading commissions and advantageous volume charges. Best of all, the platform configuration is complementary and requires no set-up cost; customers simply need to pay a minimum liquidity fee for three months initially. Moreover, clients will be granted one full calendar month plus the number of days since set-up as an additional grace period in terms of monthly minimal connectivity and liquidity fees! Match-Trader x B2Core integration B2Broker's white label service offers the instant integration of Match-Trader with B2Core, allowing brokers to provide clients with effortless access to accounts and platforms. Mirroring other platforms within the B2Core ecosystem, Match-Trader makes it possible for broker's customers to experience high-quality services right away. To open a margin trading account with Match-Trader through B2Core, you'll first need to create a user account. This will serve as the connection between all your other trading accounts. After the user account has been set up, you can link it to your margin trading account on Match-Trader. It's that simple! The B2Core Platform tab now introduces the remarkable Match-Trader section that features a variety of capabilities. Whether you're looking to establish a demo account for real-time practice trades or efficiently handle deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and internal transfers - you can do this all from there. Plus, with just one click of the download button, traders can have access to their dedicated Match-Trader terminal in no time. More to Come Offering a comprehensive online trading platform to your customers is now easier than ever with B2Broker's integration with Match-Trader. Together, these two provide an expansive suite of powerful tools for any business looking to leverage cutting-edge technology solutions. Soon, Match-Trader will be connected to the IB program. With this integration, B2Broker can provide its clients with advanced tools driven by the reliable and convenient performance of Match-Trader – perfect for any size or complexity level of business! This way, users have complete access to all options they need in order to fulfill their trading goals. In addition, the integration of Match-Trader with B2Core mobile is on its way, meaning brokers will soon be able to offer their customers a seamless transition between both platforms. Watch out for these game-changing products in the near future! This article was originally published on Benzinga here. B2Broker is a liquidity and technology provider of solutions for the crypto and foreign exchange (FX) industry. The company specialises in the sphere of B2B services and products, catering for a wide range of clients including large licensed brokers, crypto exchanges, crypto brokers, forex brokers, hedge and crypto funds and professional managers. B2Broker’s advanced base of ready to use technical solutions enable brokers to save time and money on consuming infrastructure projects and focus on enlarging their client base and increasing their revenues. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Artem Gorushin +44 20 8068 8636 sales@b2broker.com Company Website https://b2broker.com/

February 02, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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