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DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE
September 2022

Codacy raises $15 million in Series B funding led by Bright Pixel Capital

Codacy has raised over $28m to date and already counts a base of more than 870 customers, including Panasonic, Delivery Hero, Harvey Nichols and Delhivery

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By EMERGING TECH

Sonae IM’s Bright Pixel took part in a 2 million euro Funding Round raised by TAIKAI

September 2021 EMERGING TECH Sonae IM’s Bright Pixel took part in a 2 million euro Funding Round raised by TAIKAI The Portuguese blockchain-based open innovation platform TAIKAI raised €2m in a funding round led by FinLab EOS VC Fund. Existing investor Bright Pixel and new investor Portugal Ventures also participated in the round. The investment is a strategic move for the German VC Fund managed by C3 Management GmbH, since TAIKAI uses EOSIO, the leading open-source software originated by Block.one. The new funding will fuel international expansion in Europe and Brazil and the development of hiring solutions for companies and startups. The Portugal-based startup caught the C3 Management attention due to the use of their technology, but also to their potential of disrupting the hiring processes across the world. Founded in 2018, TAIKAI started as an open innovation platform, helping Portuguese companies reach new solutions and products through challenges to...
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By EXITS

Claranet Portugal acquires Bizdirect and becomes Portugal’s largest IT supplier

July 2021 EXITS Claranet Portugal acquires Bizdirect and becomes Portugal's largest IT supplier The deal involves 100% of Bizdirect’s capital and gives continuity to Claranet’s growth strategy in Portugal. The development of the Bizdirect Competence Center in Viseu and the Microsoft Dynamics services area are two of Claranet’s priorities. Claranet Portugal, the largest information technology provider in Portugal, specialising in Cloud, Security and Workplace solutions, has just completed the process of acquiring Bizdirect, based on an agreement concluded with Sonae IM, Aitec and Banco BPI - previous shareholders of the company - for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Digitmarket, S.A., better known as Bizdirect. The deal is part of Claranet’s growth strategy in the Portuguese market, which involves the acquisition of relevant companies to enrich the portfolio of services provided, as well as organic growth based on the offer of technological solutions with high added value....
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By DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Aryaka Acquires Cloud-Based SASE Platform Secucloud GmbH

May 2021 DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Aryaka Acquires Cloud-Based SASE Platform Secucloud GmbH Aryaka®, the leader in fully managed Cloud-First WAN and SASE solutions, announced today that it has acquired Secucloud GmbH, a proven SASE platform provider, delivering network security from the cloud. The deal closed in late April 2021, and Secucloud is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aryaka. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Secucloud GmbH offers an innovative platform designed to provide an all-in-one, global, cloud-based firewall-as-a-service, secure web gateway with advanced threat protection capabilities. The platform is engineered to connect all edges including WAN, Cloud, Mobile and IoT securely together. SASE is Paramount in a Cloud-First World The COVID Pandemic has accelerated the adoption of “Cloud-First” architectures. The consumption of network and network security “as-a-service” has driven the need for increased convergence and led to changes in buying behaviors and architectural shifts. Gartner calls this architecture Secure Access Service Edge (SASE),...
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