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Series D Financing Led by SPDB International Will Support Global Expansion and Accelerate Its Cloud-Native Analytics Platform BusinessSAN JOSE, Calif., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and the leader in intelligent data analytics, today announced that the company has closed $70 million in Series D funding to continue powering its global expansion and rapid customer adoption. This funding round attracted global investment management organizations, including the round’s lead investor, SPDB International. New investors Alpha Square Group, CICC, Gopher Asset Management, Shanghai Growth Capital, PUXIN Capital, and Jumbo Sheen Group also participated in the round. The round included follow-on investments from existing investors Eight Roads Ventures (the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited), Redpoint and Shunwei Capital. Kyligence was founded in 2016 by the creators of Apache Kylin, a leading open-source OLAP big data project. The Apache Kylin project was started at eBay’s China Center of Excellence (CCOE) in Shanghai, China and contributed to Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in 2015. It quickly graduated to the Top Level Project of ASF later that year. The Kyligence platform simplifies the deployment of massive interactive analytics in the cloud by providing unified data semantics and automated data processing and aggregation across a wide range of use cases with its patented AI-Augmented operations. With this investment, Kyligence will keep fueling its rapid growth by further investment in research and development of its products to support innovative cloud-native and machine learning advances. The next-generation enterprise-grade data platform provided by Kyligence, will assist enterprises to realize future-oriented digital transformation, thereby improving the capability and efficiency of data management and analytics. “Today’s cloud data warehouses and data lake analytics are struggling to deliver cost effective analytics as data and user volumes explode,” said Luke Han, co-founder and CEO of Kyligence. “Kyligence can vastly improve the economics of these platforms via our cloud-native architecture and AI-augmented operations. Coupled with a Unified Semantic Layer, Kyligence customers can expect unprecedented performance and concurrency at the least possible cost. Our investors understand that our commitment to this kind of innovation, customer focus, and cost control for cloud analytics has us moving in the right direction.” Hongrui Jia is the CEO of SPDB International, the offshore investment bank wholly owned by Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. and the lead investor in this round. He said “Kyligence, one of SPD Bank’s business partners, is a leading data intelligence company in the field of big data. As the creator of Apache Kylin, Kyligence has had a profound global influence and continues to strengthen the platform with a cloud-native design and AI-augmented operations. With the explosive growth of data and its broad applications, we believe that SPDB International, together with Kyligence, can accelerate SPD Bank's digital service capabilities.” According to Gartner, by the end of 2024, 75 percent of enterprises will shift from experimenting to operationalizing AI, driving a 5X increase in streaming data and analytics infrastructures in the process. Trusted by Global Fortune 500 companies, Kyligence’s AI-Augmented engine intelligently identifies, manages, and optimizes a company’s most valuable data, enabling analysts and data engineers to build out new analytics services - on-premises or in the cloud. One Kyligence customer UBS, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, uses Kyligence to analyze worldwide transactions to keep on top of its risk profile. Kyligence helps UBS process close to a billion new records every day, updating their model every couple of hours to ensure the transactions are not adding risk. Tweet this: @Kyligence Raises $70M in Growth Funding to Meet Global Demand for High Performance Data Analytics #cloud #BI #bigdataanalytics https://kyligence.io/newsroom/About KyligenceFounded by the creators of Apache Kylin, Kyligence Cloud provides an intelligent analytics performance layer that sits between data sources and BI tools. Kyligence features an AI-Augmented learning engine to ensure peak performance and vastly simplified data modeling. The result is sub-second query response time for BI, SQL, OLAP, and Excel users even against petabytes of data. Kyligence is headquartered in San Jose, CA and Shanghai, China. Ventured-backed by Redpoint Ventures, Cisco, China Broadband Capital, Shunwei Capital, and Eight Roads Ventures (the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited) and Coatue Management, Kyligence serves a global customer base that includes UBS, AppZen, Xactly, SPD Bank, Pingan Bank, Bank of Ningbo, China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co Ltd, China Continent Insurance, China UnionPay, VIVO, SAIC Motor, China FAW Group Corporation, and ANTA.Follow Kyligence on LinkedIn and Twitter.Media Contact:Kim Pegnato33 Vine Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Ishida, President/Chief Operating Officer, Apple Growth Partners CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, has named Erica Ishida, MPOD, president and chief operating officer. Ishida joins chairman Chuck Mullen, CPA, CMA, MTax, CGMA, to execute the firm’s aggressive growth strategy. Erica Ishida, MPOD, joined Apple Growth Partners in 2020, having previously partnered with the firm as an external executive coach and leadership consultant. In less than a year, Ishida has transformed the firm’s culture by focusing efforts on people and processes. Still navigating the ongoing pandemic impacts, Ishida collaborated with the firm’s leadership team to develop a hybrid/remote work strategy for employees post-Covid-19. Ishida also established the groundwork for the essential foundation required for growth, including identifying policies and procedures, chartering a change management program, and founding accountability models for employees. As a certified leadership development coach, Ishida’s experience includes people development, sales growth, cultural transformations, and individual and organizational growth. Through her consulting business, Coconino Partners, and positions as a C-level executive for Northeastern Ohio companies, she has helped companies and individuals achieve intentional development by focusing on leadership, culture, value creation, and change management, ultimately leading to revenue growth. Ishida’s role will focus on charting the growth trajectory for AGP by managing the internal operations of the firm, including talent, culture, project and change progression, teamwork, and accountability. As the first female executive appointed by the firm, Ishida’s announcement represents expanding gender inclusion in the accounting industry, particularly in equity partner roles. According to the 2019 CPA Firm Gender Survey published by the AICPA in 2020, only 23 percent of partners in CPA firms were women and only 29 percent of female representation in executive committees (for firms with 21 – 99 CPAs). “Erica’s vast experience in leadership and team development is like none we’ve had in our firm’s history,” states chairman Chuck Mullen. “Along with her impressive resume of expertise and proven results in growing and scaling businesses, her input as a female executive is necessary for our firm. Erica brings the perspective of more than half of our employees to the operating committee. As all employers continue to outline the future of the workforce in a post-Covid world, her insight is significant to our culture.” Recent studies show CPA firms can continue attracting and retaining female professionals by establishing ‘modified work arrangements’ (MWAs), including remote working, reduced hours, flextime, and seasonal roles. Ishida’s initiative since joining AGP in 2020 is the development of a hybrid work strategy for the firm’s professionals, continuing the success of AGP’s transition to a virtual workforce at the onset of the pandemic. The plan, known as AGP Anywhere, will support employees’ choice for their work setting and flexibility, along with hiring full-time remote professionals outside Ohio for the first time. Collaborating with chairman Chuck Mullen, Ishida will play a significant role expanding the award-winning firm by managing the workforce and internal operations, while Mullen focuses on external collaboration and opportunities. “Working alongside Erica will set our growth plan in action, as we have our sights set on expanding to a $100M firm within 10 years,” comments Mullen. “In the last 12 months, our firm successfully managed to transition to a remote workforce, which kept our employees and families safe during the pandemic and presented new opportunities for clients outside of Northeastern Ohio. We’re confident our firm will exceed aggressive growth goals and continue delivering healthy growth solutions to business owners anywhere.” “Having Erica onboard as our firm’s president and chief operating officer provides a dual focus from our leadership team – navigating external opportunities for growth by appropriately managing internal workloads and culture development. With Erica on our team as president and COO, our firm is on the path of advancement.” About Apple Growth Partners Apple Growth Partners (AGP) is an award-winning accounting and business advisory firm with more than 77 years of creative solutions that deliver healthy, sustainable growth. AGP offers a full range of services for privately held businesses, including tax planning and compliance, audit and assurance, business valuation, litigation consulting, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), fraud prevention and detection, family office services for High-Net-Worth individuals, and transaction advisory. With more than 100 employees, AGP collaborates with business owners and partners across Ohio and beyond, extending client services through a remote workforce in 2020 while maintaining office locations in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Kent. AGP’s professionals provide expertise in additional industries and services, such as employee benefit plans, bookkeeping, auto dealerships, manufacturing, construction and real estate, and Black-owned businesses. To learn more, visit www.applegrowth.com. Attachment Erica Ishida CONTACT: Brittany White Apple Growth Partners 330-315-7852 email@example.com
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San Diego, CA, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Regrow (the “Company”), the premier supply chain management cloud platform designed specifically for the cannabis industry, announced today the appointment of Craig E. Harper to its Board of Directors (the “Board”). Harper was previously an appointed strategic advisory member and brings over 30 years of experience in leading technology companies to rapid growth and success. “Craig exemplifies a commitment to advancing Regrow’s mission to be the world’s premiere cannabis supply chain management platform,” said Regrow CEO Rob Woodbyrne. “We are extremely fortunate to have Craig join us in taking on a new, more hands-on role from his initial status as an advisory board member as we take Regrow through the next phase of growth in 2021.” As a well-respected leader in the tech industry, Harper served as CEO of major businesses such as Cherwell Software, and also ran global sales at ServiceNow, BMC Software and ServiceMesh. Under Craig’s insightful leadership, these organizations achieved incredible results through either IPO or acquisition. In addition to bringing years of tech expertise to Regrow’s Board in this new role, Harper also serves as a board member for other high-growth technology organizations. As the newest member of Regrow’s Board, Harper will be serving alongside Regrow Co-Founder Chris Flores and Woodbyrne. “Regrow is accomplishing vital work in the tech community, in an important area that’s more necessary than ever before due to the ever-changing cannabis landscape,” said Harper. “I’m hopeful that my counsel and insight as a member of the Board will continue to position Regrow as a leader in supply chain management.” Designed by software engineers and experienced technology executives, the Regrow software service allows cultivators to analyze performance metrics of their strains, formulations, harvests, workforce, pest management tasks, vendors and monitor environmental measures to increase the efficiency of their operation. This service allows cultivators to fully configure the metrics that matter most to their business, such as the cost per gram in production, time to market and overall increased yield and margins. The Regrow software eliminates the manual recording of tasks that contributes to costly human error, which allows for measurable profitability gains across an organization. For more information on Regrow visit regrow.io or to be a part of Regrow’s limited phase one launch, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. About RegrowRegrow is a first-of-its-kind cloud platform designed specifically to help cannabis operators increase their yields, maximize their canopy space, automate workflows, manage work forces and ensure documented compliance in all areas of the supply chain. Designed by software and process experts passionate about cannabis and helping scale the industry, Regrow’s platform helps companies automate manual tasks, reduce costs, avoid supply shortages, and create dynamic workflows that help to maximize yields and increase profitability. Driven by a core “continuous improvement” philosophy, Regrow’s platform is configurable to specific business needs and easily adaptable to a company’s scaling objectives, offering prescriptive solutions while conforming to unique business requirements. Public Relations Contact:CMW MediaCassandra Dowell, email@example.com
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(Bloomberg) -- UiPath Inc. climbed in its trading debut, opening at $65.50 after the automation software maker and its shareholders raised $1.3 billion in an initial public offering.The shares were up 20% at 12:38 p.m. in New York, giving UiPath a market valuation of $35 billion and a fully diluted value, including employee stock options and restricted stock units, of about $38 billion. The company and investors sold almost 24 million shares on Tuesday for $56 each.The stock priced above a marketed range, but gave the company a lower value than it reached in a February funding round.UiPath raised $750 million in that fundraising round, valuing it at $35 billion. The round was led by Alkeon Capital and Coatue, according to a statement at the time. A dip in some software stocks since then -- including Snowflake Inc., which is down 18% from Feb. 1 -- played a part in the IPO pricing decision, said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the information was private.That valuation was still triple that in July, when the company said it was valued at $10.2 billion in a funding round, up from a valuation of $7 billion in a 2019 round.In the IPO, UiPath sold about 9.4 million shares while shareholders including its chairman and backers Accel and Alphabet Inc.’s investment fund offered 14.5 million, according to its filings.Started in an apartment in Romania with 10 people in 2005, UiPath now has a presence in close to 30 countries, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Daniel Dines wrote in a letter to investors. “Starting a company from a small place with no market has a hidden advantage: It forces you to think globally from day one,” he wrote.CEO’s ControlDines, who is also chairman, owns all of UiPath’s Class B shares, which represent 88.2% of the voting power in the company, the filing shows.UiPath, now based in New York, reported a net loss of $92 million on $608 million revenue in the 2021 fiscal year ending Jan. 31. Its net loss narrowed from $520 million a year ago thanks to foreign exchange gains. It had $336 million in revenue a year earlier.The offering was led by Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. UiPath‘s shares are trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PATH.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday. The decision comes a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death last May, setting off a wave of relief across the country. The death prompted months of mass protests against policing and the treatment of Black people in the U.S. The Justice Department was already investigating whether Chauvin and the other officers involved in Floyd's death violated his civil rights. "Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis," Garland said. The new investigation is known as a “pattern or practice" — examining whether there is a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing — and will be a more sweeping probe of the entire police department and may result in major changes to policing there. It will examine the use of force by police officers, including force used during protests, and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices. It will also look into the department’s handling of misconduct allegations and its treatment of people with behavioural health issues and will assess the department's current systems of accountability, Garland said. A senior Justice Department official said prosecutors chose to announce the probe a day after the verdict because they did not want to do anything to interfere with Chauvin's trial. The official would not discuss details of the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Three other ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in Floyd’s death will be tried together beginning Aug. 23. The official said their trial is far enough off that officials believed it was still appropriate to make the announcement Wednesday, even though they are still awaiting trial on state charges. It’s unclear whether the years under investigation will begin when Floyd died or before. Garland said a public report would be issued, if the department finds a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing. The department could also bring a lawsuit against the police department, which in the past have typically ended in settlement agreements or consent decrees to force changes. The Minneapolis Police Department is also being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which is looking into the department’s policies and practices over the last decade to see if it engaged in systemic discriminatory practices. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said city officials “welcome the investigation as an opportunity to continue working toward deep change and accountability in the Minneapolis Police Department.” The city council also issued a statement supporting the investigation, saying its work had been constrained by local laws and that it welcomes “new tools to pursue transformational, structural changes to how the City provides for public safety.” The Justice Department official said attorneys from the department’s civil rights division are on the ground in Minneapolis, working with the U.S. attorney’s office and have been speaking with community groups and others. Floyd, 46, was arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill for a pack of cigarettes at a corner market. He panicked, pleaded that he was claustrophobic and struggled with police when they tried to put him in a squad car. They put him on the ground instead. The centerpiece of the case was bystander video of Floyd, handcuffed behind his back, gasping repeatedly, “I can’t breathe,” and onlookers yelling at Chauvin to stop as the officer pressed his knee on or close to Floyd’s neck for what authorities say was about 9 1/2 minutes, including several minutes after Floyd’s breathing had stopped and he had no pulse. Floyd's death May 25 became a flashpoint in the national conversation about the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement and sparked worldwide protests. At trial, Chauvin's defence attorney persistently suggested Chauvin’s knee wasn’t on Floyd’s neck for as long as prosecutors argued, suggesting instead it was across Floyd’s back, shoulder blades and arm. The decision to announce a sweeping Justice Department investigation comes as President Joe Biden has promised his administration would not rest following the jury's verdict in the case. In a Tuesday evening speech, he said much more needed to be done. “‘I can’t breathe.’ Those were George Floyd’s last words,” Biden said. “We can’t let those words die with him. We have to keep hearing those words. We must not turn away. We can’t turn away.” The Justice Department had previously considered opening a pattern or practice investigation into the police department soon after Floyd’s death, but then-Attorney General Bill Barr was hesitant to do so at the time, fearing that it could cause further divisions in law enforcement amid widespread protests and civil unrest, three people familiar with the matter told the AP. Garland said the challenges being faced “are deeply woven into our history.” "They did not arise today or last year,” Garland said. “Building trust between community and law enforcement will take time and effort by all of us, but we undertake this task with determination and urgency knowing that change cannot wait." ___ Forliti contributed to this report from Minneapolis. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd. Michael Balsamo And Amy Forliti, The Associated Press
Capes, flags and helmet-like hats dominated the Burberry catwalk on Wednesday in what designer Riccardo Tisci described as a "modern armour" collection for women this winter. In a runway presentation filmed at the British brand's flagship London Regent Street store, models strutted in an array of outerwear adorned in faux fur as well as block coloured dresses with fluttering fringes and cape-like sleeves. Tisci, who joined Burberry in 2018, put capes on the back of jackets, dresses and coats - including the label's trademark trench.
Shares of mobile games platform Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the successful 2020 SPAC IPO that's lost most of its gains over the last couple of months, are taking investors for another wild ride this week. In one decline before today, Skillz stock dropped 11.1% below its Friday close on no apparent bad news. Skillz hasn't ever earned a profit, and its losses and cash burn surged last year (partly as a consequence of expenses incurred during the IPO).
The Atlanta Dream have fired president and general manager Chris Sienko. “The Dream and Chris Sienko have parted ways,” the team said in a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Dream won a franchise-record 23 games in the 2018-19 regular season and reached the semifinals of the playoffs.