Shopify Launches Balance for Small Business Money Management

Shopify | May 28, 2020

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) has launched a new money management solution with a deliberate seller-centric approach. Known as Balance, the money management solution includes a raft to tools to help merchants run their business more effectively. The tools include a business account, business card, rewards, and no monthly fees. Shopify’s new money management solution is designed to help small businesses manage their business finance and cash flow in one convenient place. The current climate of consumer uncertainty places great challenges on merchants and small businesses. Balance maintains Shopify’s aim to help solve the biggest problems entrepreneurs face. With tools to help merchants grow and manage finances more efficiently, Balance aims to nurture entrepreneurial growth during these challenging times.

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Allot and Singtel Partner to offer Cybersecurity Services to Singtel’s Small and Medium Business Customers

Allot Ltd. | May 24, 2022

Allot Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT) (TASE: ALLT), a leading global provider of innovative network intelligence and security-as-a-service (SECaaS) solutions for communication service providers and enterprises, announced today that it is partnering with Singtel to offer cybersecurity services to Singtel’s Small and Medium Sized Business (SMB) customers. Allot NetworkSecure is a network-based solution, offering zero-touch, clientless operation, requiring no application installation by the end customer. With NetworkSecure, CSPs can offer their customers protection from cybersecurity threats, including malware, viruses, phishing and ransomware and can enable customers to block inappropriate categories of web content for their employees. An easy-to-use interface provides branded alerts and reporting that help strengthen brand loyalty. NetworkSecure provides subscribers with a unified user experience on all devices for cybersecurity and content filtering, including configuration, reporting and alarm management. NetworkSecure makes it possible for customers to benefit from cybersecurity services with no IT expertise required. NetworkSecure can easily scale to millions of subscribers, making it an ideal solution for large and growing networks. “Our CSP customers around the world understand the cybersecurity needs of SMBs to keep their businesses running smoothly We are very pleased to have Singtel as our strategic partner.” -Weiming Li, VP Sales APAC for Allot About Allot Allot Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT, TASE: ALLT) is a provider of leading innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers and enterprises worldwide, enhancing value to their customers. Our solutions are deployed globally for network and application analytics, traffic control and shaping, network-based security services, and more. Allot’s multi-service platforms are deployed by over 500 mobile, fixed and cloud service providers and over 1000 enterprises. Our industry-leading network-based security as a service solution is already used by over 20 million subscribers Globally.

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DigniFi Welcomes Pagaya to Its Inclusive Financing Platform, Expanding Lending Services to Small Businesses

DigniFi | May 13, 2022

DigniFi, an inclusive financing platform whose credit branded products are issued by WebBank, announced that Pagaya has joined the platform as a credit analysis partner. By supplementing the standard underwriting for DigniFi-branded loans with Pagaya’s unique credit analysis model, Pagaya supports DigniFi’s efforts to fund up to $80 billion worth of repairs that might otherwise be deferred and supports up to 80 million hard-working people with inadequate access to the financial resources they need to stay safe while driving.In 2012, DigniFi set-out to redefine vehicle financing by breaking down the barriers everyday people encounter when seeking access to funds. Today, DigniFi is a leader in the world of transportation, helping small businesses across the country grow revenue and delight their consumers through visionary, inclusive financing solutions. Pagaya uses a proprietary AI to help partners, like DigniFi, better serve their current and prospective customers. This allows DigniFi to provide expanded services to more drivers and to assist in the approval of higher-cost repairs. “We believe more people are qualified borrowers than the traditional methods would suggest, By joining DigniFi’s innovative financing platform, we can help them connect with an underserved community of borrowers who need working cars to make a living and take care of their families.” -Ben Blatt, Chief Business Officer at Pagaya. Pagaya is an outstanding, like-minded partner who shares our commitment to supporting Main Street and hardworking people across the country,” said Neeraj Mehta CEO of DigniFi. “Together with Pagaya, we’re building a world where inclusive, accessible funding for the needs and aspirations of daily life, like getting back on the road in a safe, sound vehicle, is the norm. About Pagaya Pagaya is a financial technology company working to reshape the financial ecosystem by using machine learning, big data analytics, and sophisticated AI-driven credit and analysis technology. Pagaya was built to provide a comprehensive solution to enable the credit industry to deliver their customers a positive experience while simultaneously enhancing the broader credit ecosystem. Its proprietary API seamlessly integrates into its next-gen infrastructure network of partners to deliver a premium customer user experience and greater access to credit. Pagaya and EJF Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EJFAU, EJFA, EJFAW) announced in September that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement, valued at an estimated enterprise value of approximately $8.5 billion at closing. For more information on Pagaya's technology, services, and careers, please visit www.Pagaya.com. About DigniFi DigniFi is a FinTech company and leader in the world of transportation. We help auto dealers and small businesses across the country grow their revenue and delight their customers through visionary, inclusive financing. Our technology simplifies the loan application process and enables small businesses to offer on-the-spot financing, for auto repairs, parts and accessory purchases, and maintenance packages. All credit products are originated by WebBank, Member FDIC. To date, DigniFi has helped over 6,600 small businesses across the nation secure over $240 million in incremental transactions. For more information, please visit DigniFi.com.

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BUSINESS STRATEGY

MeridianLink® Announces Agreement to Acquire StreetShares®

MeridianLink | March 11, 2022

MeridianLink, Inc.®, a leading provider of modern software platforms for financial institutions and consumer reporting agencies, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire StreetShares®, a mission-driven financial technology company that provides digital small business lending technology to banks and credit unions. StreetShares is an award-winning financial technology company that started in 2014 as a low-cost, digital lender to veteran-owned small businesses. StreetShares later launched its digital business lending platform to allow community banks and credit unions to affordably make small business loans with a 100% digital, omnichannel experience. “StreetShares’ commitment to providing lenders across the U.S. with state-of-the-art business lending capabilities, including business loans, automated decisioning, and business lines of credit, aligns with our focus on empowering more banks and credit unions to better serve consumers and communities. Adding the StreetShares team, technology, and strong partnerships with organizations like Fiserv to the MeridianLink family will accelerate our small business lending capabilities and further strengthen our MeridianLink One platform.” Nicolaas Vlok, CEO of MeridianLink The StreetShares Atlas Platform™ enables banks and credit unions to get up and running in a fully digital, business lending environment in 45 days or less. Built by experienced business bankers, The Atlas Platform enables community lenders to use data-driven technology to deliver a superior digital banking product experience to their small business customers. It also specifically addresses the key challenges in small business risk assessment and decisioning to meet the financing needs of small businesses efficiently. “StreetShares is thrilled to join forces with the innovators at MeridianLink to better serve America’s main street business owners,” said Mark L. Rockefeller, StreetShares co-founder and CEO. Mickey Konson, StreetShares co-founder and president added, “Enhancing MeridianLink’s platform with StreetShares’ Atlas Platform technology will provide community banks and credit unions with industry-leading tools to better serve small business customers.” About MeridianLink MeridianLink® is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, specialty lending providers, and consumer reporting agencies. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, MeridianLink provides services to more than 1,900 customers, including a majority of the financial institutions on Forbes’ 2021 lists of America’s Best Credit Unions and Banks. About StreetShares StreetShares is a small business banking software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that powers community banks, credit unions, and non-financial organizations. Its Atlas Platform offers a full suite of digital, white-labeled, small business banking products to their customers. StreetShares technology was voted “Best in Show” by community bank executives at the American Banker Small Biz Banking Conference, and the StreetShares team has been recognized as EY Entrepreneurs of the Year, Innovators of the Year, and other honors.

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ZenBusiness Joins Small Business Digital Alliance as Founding National Member

ZenBusiness | March 14, 2022

ZenBusiness, the only one-stop guided platform to help entrepreneurs launch, run, and grow a successful business, has joined the Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) as a National Member. As a founding member of the SBDA, ZenBusiness will work closely with other leading businesses, elected leaders and administration officials to connect current and aspiring entrepreneurs with the digital tools and resources for their businesses. ZenBusiness joins some of the nation’s leading companies spanning a host of industries to offer specialized guidance to America’s entrepreneurs including: Amazon, Square (Block, Inc.), Comcast, Google, Meta, PayPal, Principal Financial Group, TriNet, Venmo, Verizon, and Visa. “Today, every small business is a digital business. Finding customers, managing the books, and delivering products or services all require new levels of digital expertise. We are extremely proud to be part of this amazing group helping the nation’s heroic entrepreneurs and small business owners master the digital tools they need to find success.” ZenBusiness Co-Founder and COO Shanaz Hemmati The SBDA is a new public-private co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc., a non-profit organization working with small business leaders in support of policies promoting America’s economic competitiveness, focused on connecting entrepreneurs with critical digital tools and resources to start and expand their businesses to scale for success, including in the burgeoning e-commerce economy. ZenBusiness will work closely with the SBDA to support the country’s growing small business sector by providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs access to some of its business formation, education and financial services tools. In addition, the team at ZenBusiness will take part in briefings, panels and host trainings to help these individuals leverage new digital tools in their businesses. About ZenBusiness ZenBusiness, a Public Benefit Corporation, is the only one-stop guided platform tailored for the entrepreneur’s journey to launch, run, and grow a successful business. Empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs, ZenBusiness provides innovative tools, fintech, and world-class educational resources to support millions of small businesses on their journey to success -- all at an affordable and clear price. By giving entrepreneurs what they need -- worry-free services, frontline support, and an all-inclusive platform -- ZenBusiness makes taking the leap towards building a better life as easy as possible, allowing business owners to achieve a state of Zen. Founded in 2017, ZenBusiness is based in Austin, Texas. About SBDA The Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) is a joint co-sponsorship agreement between the SBA and Business Forward that brings together major players, influencers, and companies in the tech, e-commerce, benefits, and other industries to help small businesses connect with digital tools and reach new customers through expanded opportunities through trainings, tools, and expansion of their digital networks – free of charge.

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