In the Press

Hibob Announces Strategic Partnership with SmartRecruiters to Streamline Employee Onboarding, Creating a Better New Hire Experience

May 26, 2021
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Hibob
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Partnership
Hibob today announces its integration with SmartRecruiters, a modern enterprise-grade talent acquisition suite. With more companies hiring global remote employees, HR teams must find ways to make the onboarding process both positive and seamless for new hires, team managers, and HR leaders. Leveraging bob's people management solutions and SmartRecruiters' sourced talent, this integration will streamline companies' new joiner activities from recruitment to onboarding and continue through the entire employee lifecycle resulting in a positive experience, higher engagement, and increased efficiency.
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Forter Doubles Revenue in Last 12 Months; Raises $300M for a $3B Valuation

May 25, 2021
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Forter
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Financing
Forter, the leader in e-commerce fraud prevention, today announced it has raised $300 million in Series F funding led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Third Point Ventures and Adage Capital Management. The announcement comes six months after the company completed its $125 million Series E round, almost tripling the valuation to $3 billion, and making Forter the most valuable privately held company ever in the fraud prevention industry. Forter will use the additional funding to continue expanding its global ecosystem of trust, enabling retailers, e-commerce platforms, issuing banks and payment providers to fight fraud together, boosting confidence and improving shopper experience across the entire purchasing journey.
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Ohad Samet Named to Inaugural Debt Collection Advisory Committee of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)

May 21, 2021
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TrueAccord
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News - Awards & Shortlists
Ohad Samet, the CEO and cofounder of TrueAccord Group, was selected as part of a new seven-member board that will provide critical feedback to the DFPI as it stands up its debt collection licensing program.
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Beam Mobility Expands e-Scooter Sharing Service in Korea

May 20, 2021
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beam
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Expansion
Vivid purple e-scooters from Beam Mobility can be found on the roads at four new locations in South Korea, as the firm announced expansion of its service area here. According to the Singapore-based micromobility startup, Beam Saturn+, a state-of-the-art model equipped with a cellphone dock and a cup holder will be rolled out at the four new locations -- Seoul’s Nowon District, Seongnam’s Bundang District, Goyang City and Gwangju City.
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Amazon Marketplace Accelerator Heyday Raises $70 Million In New Funding Round

May 20, 2021
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Heyday
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Financing
Heyday has closed a $70 million Series B round of equity financing to fuel its expansion, bringing their total funding thus far to $245 million. Heyday launched in August 2020 and emerged from stealth in November. The company seeks to buy, incubate, and grow Amazon third-party sellers. The Heyday news is the latest indicator of the strong enthusiasm tech investors have for Amazon aggregators - companies that believe they can profit by taking successful, but small, Amazon sellers and making them a lot bigger.
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“Buy Now, Pay Later” – 5 Key Convenient Payment Players In Asia

May 18, 2021
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Akulaku | Paidy
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News - Awards & Shortlists
The buy now pay later (BNPL) trend is becoming popular across Asia by enabling consumers to defer payments and access credit. Some pure players operating in the market include Akulaku (Indonesia), Paidy (Japan), hoolah and Atome (Singapore). The uptake of the payment type across APAC has been fuelled by Gen Z and millennial shoppers.
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