Cowbell Cyber, insurance provider for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) announces its cyber insurance program

Cision PR Newswire | September 03, 2020

Cowbell Cyber, the industry's first AI-powered cyber insurance provider for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced its cyber insurance program, Cowbell Prime, is now admitted in 18 states, including Texas as well as Ohio, Indiana and Michigan which were also opened in the past two weeks. The accelerated roll-out reflects Cowbell's commitment to close the insurability gap for small businesses by simplifying and expediting the process of delivering cyber insurance. Amassing 8.8 percent of U.S. GDP, Texas is a pivotal market for Cowbell's cyber insurance program. Brokers and agencies licensed to distribute Property & Casualty insurance in Texas can now benefit from the competitive distribution approach offered by Cowbell and deliver customized policies tailored to each client's needs in minutes. In addition, policyholders receive more than just a cyber policy; policyholders obtain immediate value with free, online access to their risk ratings, Cowbell Factors, and recommendations on how to remediate identified risks with Cowbell Insights.

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Amber Solutions Closes 2020 With Series B Funding Totaling More Than $8.5 Million

Amber Solutions | January 25, 2021

Company's advances in technology, patent portfolio, industry awards and partner discussions drive increased investor interest. DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA , Jan 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Amber Solutions, the young Silicon Valley company that is making the digital control of electricity in solid-state architecture a commercial reality, today announced that its 2020 series B funding round raised more than $8.5 million from new and existing investors, following a successful year of secured patents, partner discussions and multiple industry award wins. According to Amber Founder and CEO Thar Casey, the company's progress in 2020 is all the more remarkable given the challenges posed to the business by the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns that prevented most, if not all, in person product demonstrations. "2020 presented a challenging business climate, but our commitment to revolutionize the world's building electrical infrastructure helped Amber enter 2021 with increased investment, new patents, as well as multiple industry award wins and nominations," Casey said. "Amber's progress is a sign of the accelerating demand from major electrical product manufacturers for solid-state electrification technologies and its ability to completely disrupt and transform the enormous global market for electrical products and services." In addition to securing patents related to a digital AC/DC Enabler, an AC switch, a digital method to sense ground faults, and super-efficient LED light fixtures in 2020, Amber started 2021 as a BIG Innovations 2021 Award winner, a CES 2021 Innovations Award honoree, and is currently a 2021 Edison Award nominee. Amber's core innovation is a programmable solid-state power system that has a clear path to an even-smaller silicon chip version. Amber's system controls the flow of electricity digitally, enabling unique integration of modern intelligence into building electrical products and infrastructure. The solution introduces the world to a much safer, more reliable and dramatically smarter alternative to the 1970's era electro-mechanical components that are used in nearly all modern electrical infrastructure products. "Amber's patents and innovations are rapidly driving demand for the development of intelligent solid-state based products including two-wire dimmer switches, ultra-efficient commercial LED light fixtures, smart light switches, smart outlets, smart circuit breakers, and more," Casey added. "Based on heightened industry interest, growing investments and ever-increasing energy efficiency goals around the globe, we believe 2021 will be the year solid-state electrification moves from validation to commercialization and mainstream productization." About Amber Solutions Amber Solutions is a leading developer of patented, innovative solid-state technologies for the digital control of electricity. The company's disruptive breakthroughs change the electrical landscape forever for buildings and appliances world-wide. These technologies upgrade power management from 1950's era electro-mechanical to safer, more reliable solid-state architecture with embedded intelligence. Based in Dublin, California, the company is leveraging the expertise of Silicon Valley professionals to deliver a disruptive enhancement to the value and functionality of the world's electrical endpoints and infrastructure. For more information visit www.ambersi.com.

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Weave & Vetter Launch Integration to Serve Communications Solutions to American Veterinarians

Weave | January 21, 2022

Weave, the all-in-one customer communication platform for small business, and Vetter, the leading animal healthcare software technology company, announce their integration in an attempt to provide veterinarians and their front office staff with a comprehensive business solution designed to free up time spent on traditional business tasks. With this integration, Weave will automatically sync with Vetter’s data, eliminating the need for manual data uploads. Because of this automated sync, Vetter users will be able to see real-time updates to their daily calendars and patient contact information. This sync between Weave and Vetter also enables automated birthday messages, automated recall texts, confirmation writebacks, review auto-texts, and tracks patient text preferences, so offices only send messages to those who have given them permission to do so. “We couldn’t be more excited about this integration with Vetter and how it will help us achieve our mission to enable small businesses everywhere to unify, modernize and personalize every customer interaction. This integration will help veterinary practices around the world utilize our unique business solutions so they can spend more time caring for and connecting with patients and less time on the tedious tasks of running a business.” Roy Banks, CEO of Weave Vetter, the leading animal healthcare technology company, is trusted by more than 1,500 veterinarians. "We're thrilled to partner with Weave to help veterinary practices build strong, lasting relationships with their clients by bridging our practice management solution with Weave's communication solutions," said Sagi Solomon, General Manager and Founder of Vetter. "Vetter and Weave share a passion for developing innovative solutions that streamline the day-to-day operations of veterinary practices so they can spend more time caring for their patients and clients." Integration Features & Benefits Data Sync – Keep all your client contact and appointment info current with regular, automatic updates from your database to Weave. Reviews Auto-Texting – Grow your practice by sending a quick text after each appointment that invites customers to leave a Google or Facebook review. Confirmation Writebacks- Update your practice management system with how pet owners respond to appointment confirmation texts, so your schedule is always up to date. Customized Messaging – Create and send messages unique to each veterinarian, appointment type, and appointment status. Birthday Greetings – Delight your customers each year on their pet’s special day by sending them personalized Birthday Greetings automatically. Text Preferences – Track which pet owners prefer text communications, only sending messages to those who have opted in. Mobile Calendar – Know who your next patient is by quickly referencing your schedule on Weave’s mobile app. About Weave Weave is the all-in-one customer communication and engagement platform for small business. From the first phone call to the final invoice and every touchpoint in between, Weave connects the entire customer journey. Weave’s software solutions transform how local businesses attract, communicate with and engage customers to grow their business. The first Utah company to join Y Combinator, Weave has set the bar for Utah startup achievement & work culture. In the past year, Weave has been included in the Forbes Cloud 100, Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in America, and Glassdoor Best Places to Work. About Vetter Vetter Software, a DaySmart Company, offers better business tools for the world’s veterinarians. Our cloud practice management software is used by more than 1,500 practices to automate manual tasks, streamline workflows, and improve visibility into the health of their businesses.

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Nuula prioritizes small business owners' wellness with new app features

Nuula | May 18, 2022

Nuula, a fintech company focused on providing small businesses the tools and the capital they need to succeed, announced an initiative to help small business owners improve their overall mental and physical well-being. In partnership with Walnut, Nuula's new wellness feature gives small business owners access to life insurance, plus meditation programs and online fitness classes, all for as little as $9/month. Nuula's focus on the entrepreneur's well-being, in addition to business performance, was driven by insights into how personal stress is affecting small business owners, especially with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent Capital One survey found that 45% of small business owners report that running a business during the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental well-being, and 42% say they are currently experiencing burnout or have experienced it within the past month. "For a small business owner and entrepreneur, work and life are inextricably linked, which is why it is so important to provide support for both, Nuula is taking a new approach to small business financial services by focusing not only on the needs of the business but also on the needs of the small business owner." -Mark Ruddock, CEO at Nuula. Nuula's new health and wellness feature offers access to guided meditation, sleep guides, and mental focus programs through Headspace Plus and online fitness programs through ClassPass Digital. The programs are paired with $10k-$50k of Life Insurance to give small business owners peace of mind. The new feature sits atop of Nuula's existing portfolio of small business tools, including financial health tracking, cash-flow forecasting, 24/7 credit monitoring, as well as updates on rating and reviews, all available in the Nuula app. "Nuula is taking a forward-looking approach to the needs of small businesses, by embedding tools that match the holistic needs of its customers, Mental and physical health are paramount to entrepreneurial success. Walnut is proud to help Nuula empower business owners by allowing them to easily access health and wellness offerings within Nuula's existing ecosystem of critical financial tools." -Derek Szeto, Co-founder and CEO of Walnut Starting today, Nuula users can sign up for a health and wellness membership that includes group life insurance and subscriptions from ClassPass and Headspace. About Nuula Nuula is building the future of small business performance. Launched in 2021, Nuula is a financial services and technology company focused on serving the small to medium-sized business community. Nuula provides real-time data and analytics, allowing businesses to manage their finances, monitor their credit ratings and user reviews, and more. Nuula is an advocate of financial inclusivity and a proud partner to Kiva to create economic and social good. To learn more about Nuula, visit www.nuula.com About Walnut Founded in 2020, Walnut is a Canadian and US insurtech that has built infrastructure to enable multiple lines of embedded insurance for brokers, employers, and financial services coupled with value added benefits from international brands. Walnut's platform makes insurance simple and convenient – creating greater accessibility for underserved audiences. Learn more about Walnut at www.gowalnut.com/businesses.

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Priority Software Acquires Silverbyte, A Leading Provider of Property Management Software (PMS)

Priority Software Ltd | June 28, 2022

Priority Software Ltd., a leading global provider of business management solutions, announced the enhancement of its product offering with the acquisition of Silverbyte, a leading provider of property management software. The purchase agreement with Silverbyte will broaden Priority's business management suite offering to customers operating in the hospitality sector. Operating in over 30 countries, Silverbyte provides an innovative, scalable platform that allows accommodation providers of all sizes and from various hospitality industry segments to easily and intuitively manage all aspects of their property, from end-to-end in-house operations to external distribution and booking systems. Silverbyte's solution is implemented in leading hotel chains worldwide, such as Leonardo, Fattal, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn. The acquisition of Silverbyte is the fifth acquisition made in the past 15 months by Priority, which continues to expand with an impressive range of solutions that give Priority a significant advantage over competitors. Silverbyte's acquisition is synergetic to the company's operation and will enable Priority to continue delivering highly advanced solutions through the integration with Priority's cloud ERP and retail solutions. By acquiring leading solution providers in multiple business sectors, Priority assumes a leading position in different market verticals, including retail, education, and hospitality. "Silverbyte's innovative solutions expand our business management offering for the hospitality industry. Combining our technology and market reach with Silverbyte's solutions will increase our capability to deliver new, innovative solutions to the global market. This acquisition is another important step in Priority's evolution and vertical expansion, positioning the company as a market leader in the fields of ERP, Retail management, HRM, Logistics, Education, and now hospitality." -Sagive Greenspan, Priority CEO. Silverbyte CEO, Einav Peleg, said: I am very pleased to join a leading technology company. Being part of Priority will allow us to offer an end-to-end solution, developed by a single company, that includes an ERP system, point of sale (POS), workforce management and Silverbyte's PMS system. The synergy between the companies will provides a unique value to the hospitality market. ABOUT PRIORITY Priority Software Ltd., a Fortissimo and TA Associates company, is a leading provider of scalable, agile, and open cloud-based business management solutions for various industries and organizations of all sizes, from global enterprises to small and growing businesses. Recognized by top industry experts and analysts for its product innovation, Priority provides real-time access to business data and insights from any desktop or mobile device, enabling organizations to increase operational efficiency, improve the customer experience, identify new opportunities, and outpace the competition. With offices in the US, UK, Belgium, and Israel and a global network of business partners, Priority empowers 75,000 customers in 40 countries with smart and intuitive business management platforms that drive accelerated organizational growth. For more information, visit www.priority-software.com.

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