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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 EXITS

Sonae IM signs agreement with Thales to sell Maxive Cybersecurity, the holding company that consolidates two of Europe’s leading MSSP cybersecurity companies S21sec and Excellium

May 2022 EXITS Sonae IM signs agreement with Thales to sell Maxive Cybersecurity, the holding company that consolidates two of Europe’s leading MSSP cybersecurity companies S21sec and Excellium For Sonae Investment Management, this operation represents an important success in the MSSP build-up strategy that was initiated in 2014 with the acquisition of S21sec, followed by investments in Sysvalue, Nextel and Excellium in 2018. Maxive Cybersecurity’s operations complement Thales’ businesses and will accelerate the Group’s cybersecurity development roadmap, expanding its European footprint in Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Sonae IM today signed an agreement to sell Maxive Cybersecurity, a holding company that aggregates S21sec and Excellium, two of the major pure players in cybersecurity consulting, integration, and managed security services in Europe. Formed in 2020 by the merger between the independent companies S21Sec and Excellium, led by Sonae IM, Maxive Cybersecurity provides cybersecurity incident detection and response services (Security Operations Centre...
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By EMERGING TECH

Experify Raises $4M Seed Round to Create Experiential Reviews as a Service Platform that Connects Prospective Buyers to Trusted, Authentic Product Owners

April 2022 EMERGING TECH Experify Raises $4M Seed Round to Create Experiential Reviews as a Service Platform that Connects Prospective Buyers to Trusted, Authentic Product Owners Experify, the first platform to enable a truly authentic product review experience by connecting prospective buyers with purchasers, closed a $4M seed round led by Vertex Ventures US, with the participation of Sonae Investment Management and the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. In recent years, the rise of disingenuous influencers, hidden advertisements, and unverified purchasers have greatly undermined the credibility of online reviews. The $152B industry of fake reviews has caused people to need at least 10 reviews on average before they trust them, and for 68% of people to regularly question the authenticity of reviews. As a result, brands struggle to build trust with new and prospective customers, damaging their customer experience and ultimately leading to a loss of sales. Experify solves this problem by...
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By EXITS

NielsenIQ acquires retail AI platform provider ciValue

March 2022 EXITS NielsenIQ acquires retail AIplatform provider ciValue Today, NielsenIQ announced they have acquired ciValue, aSaaS (Software as a Service) vendor of choice for retailers globally that powers loyalty programswith advanced AI technology. With this acquisition, NielsenIQ’s Retail Media vertical takes its nextsteps towards enabling smarter, more automated and more scalable retail media programs. Integrating ciValue’s global platform assets into NielsenIQ’s powerful Connect platform will provideinnovative capabilities for retailers, including audience building and insights. This dynamic platformwill also support personalization capabilities that are incremental to NielsenIQ’s core capabilities,which the retail industry relies on for critical decision making. “Integrating the ciValue platform with Connect is a game changer for retailers globally,” says XavierFacon, Global Head of Retail Media with NielsenIQ. “This SaaS-based collaborative solution willpromptly deliver insights that align retailers and their brand partners with what consumers want,executing personalized content across physical and digital channels.” In today’s highly competitive marketplace,...
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