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RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES
June 2022

Portainer.io Closes US$6.2 Million Funding Round

Portainer.io today announced it has closed a US$6.2 million funding round. The round, which is an extension of its Series A that closed in May 2021, is led by Movac and backed by all the Series A investors.

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By RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES

Sales Layer Raises $25m Series B Funding from PeakSpan Capital to Expand B2B PIM Platform Globally

June 2022 RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES Sales Layer Raises $25m Series B Funding from PeakSpan Capital to Expand B2B PIM Platform Globally Sales Layer, the leading PIM (Product Information Management) SaaS platform provider for B2B, has today announced that it has raised $25m in Series B funding, led by PeakSpan Capital with participation from its Series A investors. The funding follows on from the $3.5m raised by Sales Layer’s Series A investors, Swanlaab and Bright Pixel, in 2020. PeakSpan Capital is a growth equity firm based in New York City and San Mateo, CA with a portfolio of high-growth software businesses and over $1.5B in AUM. The investment will support Sales Layer in scaling and evolving within the maturing e-commerce landscape. The Series B will accelerate Sales Layer’s rapid global growth, hiring across all functions while continuing the expansion of international operations. Alongside the evolution of its product roadmap, Sales Layer will...
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By EXITS

Qualcomm Acquires Cellwize to Accelerate 5G Adoption and Spur Network Infrastructure Innovation at the Edge

June 2022 EXITS Qualcomm Acquires Cellwize to Accelerate 5G Adoption and Spur Network Infrastructure Innovation at the Edge Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a leader in mobile network automation and management to further accelerate Qualcomm Technologies as a leader in 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN) innovation and adoption. Cellwize’s 5G network deployment, automation, and management software platform capabilities further strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G infrastructure solutions to fuel the digital transformation of industries, power the connected intelligent edge, and support the growth of the cloud economy. The addition of Cellwize’s leading cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation and management platform with Qualcomm Technologies’ industry-leading 5G RAN offerings is anticipated to provide: Leading RAN automation and management software solution which will accelerate the development of the connected intelligent edge through the deployment 5G private and public networks by reducing network deployment time and simplifying network...
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By SONAE

Corporate Venture Capital Sonae IM rebrands to Bright Pixel Capital

May 2022 SONAE Corporate Venture Capital Sonae IM rebrands to Bright Pixel Capital “Building a Brighter Future Together” is the company’s new claim and strategic drive Bright Pixel Capital has €300M to invest over the coming years, in industry-changing companies on a global scale The company maintains its strategic focus on DNA industries: Retail Technologies, Digital Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Emerging Technologies Sonae IM, a leading corporate venture capital company from the Sonae Group and a prominent European investor in Retail Technologies, Digital Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Emerging Technologies, is changing its brand to Bright Pixel Capital (www.brpx.com). The rebranding comes with a new tagline – “Building a Brighter Future Together” – and the ambition to continue identifying unique and industry-changing opportunities. Bright Pixel Capital’s new identity conveys modernity and agility while emphasizing its values of financial drive, and growth orientation. "The industries of Retail Technologies, Digital Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Emerging Technologies...
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