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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Speakeasy Co., the leading integrated DTC solution for beverage alcohol brands, today announced they have received a seed investment from Goat Rodeo Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early state investments in the Beverage Alcohol and Cannabis sectors, to help fuel the company’s continual growth within the wider Drinks Industry.
Speakeasy Co., a three-tier compliant e-commerce platform that enables beverage alcohol brands to now sell direct-to-consumer, currently has more than 140 craft brands on the platform, some of which include 10th Mountain, 21 Seeds, Azuñia Tequila, The Bardstown Bourbon Company, Corsair Distillery, Ilegal Mezcal and Westward Whiskey.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have partners such as Carlton and James at Goat Rodeo Capital investing in our business. We were seeking strategic investment from a partner who understands the space and can help support us beyond capital through ongoing counsel
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Yseop, a pioneer in Natural Language Generation (NLG) and world-leading AI software company, today announces the expansion of its Strategic Committee. In this Covid 19 economic context, Yseop’s growth has been fueled by the strong demand from companies for report automation technology to gain in efficiency while lowering their costs, both in the finance industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The rich experience of its new members will allow Yseop to benefit from additional strategic support to keep growing in Europe and the US.
New Strategic Committee members:
Benoît Claveranne, CEO at AXA International & New Markets – With 18 years of successfully planning, advising and execution of ambitious and innovative commercial plans across the globe in a variety of organizations, from small firms to multinationals and governments, Benoît brings his hands-on experience and strategic thinking to the committee.
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ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it will accelerate its hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformations for its clients. Additionally, IBM will separate its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company (“NewCo”). This creates two industry-leading companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.
The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021.
“IBM is laser-focused on the $1 trillion hybrid cloud opportunity,” said Arvind Krishna, IBM Chief Executive Officer. “Client buying needs for application and infrastructure services are diverging, while adoption of our hybrid cloud platform is accelerating. Now is the right time to create two market-leading companies focused on what they do best. IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform and AI capabilities.