American Express to Acquire Kabbage

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Acquisition Will Expand American Express’ Digital Cash Flow Management Offerings for Small Businesses

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Zillow Group Makes Greater Atlanta its Southeastern Hub, Creates 200 Jobs

Corporate Development | Fintech

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on the web, has named the metro Atlanta area its Southeastern hub, bringing nearly 200 jobs to the area.

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Fintech South Goes Virtual, Oct. 5-9, 2020

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Annual Event to Connect More Than 2,500 Global Fintech Leaders with over 60 Hours of Content

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Global FinTech PPRO Announces $50 Million Funding Round Led by Sprints Capital, Citi Ventures and HPE Growth

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PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, reports today the closing of a USD $50 million financing round led by Sprints Capital with participation from existing Citi Ventures and HPE Growth. PPRO will use the funds to scale the organization and accelerate strategic growth plans for its global platform.

The move comes on the heels of a period of growth, with an 85% increase in transaction volume from last year, highlighting the exponential opportunities for cross-border e-commerce amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Due in part to a massive digital shift in e-commerce consumer behavior, PPRO is now processing an annual run rate of USD $9 billion in payment transaction volume.

PPRO has already grown the size of its team by 25% since the beginning of the year. The majority of these new hires are positioned to strengthen PPRO’s three product development centers in Germany, Singapore and Brazil; teams which are focused on delivering high-quality integrations to popular payment methods in key e-commerce markets across Europe, APAC and the Americas.

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Coalition of Startup Advocates Voice Strong Support for IGNITE American Innovation Act

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Marketing | Mobility | Product Management | Smart Energy | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

A coalition of advocates for the startup ecosystem today expressed their strong support for the IGNITE American Innovation Act, introduced by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN). The coalition organizations include: The National Venture Capital Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, TechNet, AdvaMed, Center for American Entrepreneurship, Medical Device Manufacturers Association, Angel Capital Association, and Technology Councils of North America.

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PPRO announces 85% volume growth despite pandemic, accelerates plans with new investment from Sprints and Citi

Corporate Development | Fintech | International Business

PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, reports today an 85% increase in transaction volume from last year, highlighting the exponential opportunities for cross-border e-commerce amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Due in part to a massive digital shift in e-commerce consumer behavior, PPRO is now processing an annual run rate of USD 9bn in payment transaction volume.

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Local Company Plays Well with Global Tech Giants: AMI Joins HPE and Industry Partners in the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (ODIM) Initiative for Simplified 5G Deployment

Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Smart Energy | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

AMI® (ami.com), a local Gwinnett County-based technology firm joins HPE and Industry Partners in the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (ODIM) Initiative for Simplified 5G Deployment. AMI is best known for its BIOS firmware that boots computers and servers, and for its BMC firmware that is found in data centers worldwide. ODIM is an open source initiative that will simplify the management of geographically distributed infrastructure and address some of the more challenging issues telco providers confront when deploying 5G networks. The primary objective of ODIM is to harmonize the vast amount of hardware from a multitude of vendors to ensure interoperability across a multitude of sites and across multiple networks. AMI is contributing to the manageability aspect of ODIM with AMI Composer (ami.com/composer), a robust hyperscale node, rack and POD management system for both traditional and telco cloud infrastructure.

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Now Accepting Applications for Pitch for Purpose Startup Competition

Blockchain | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Mobility | Smart Energy | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

PITCH FOR PURPOSE is a startup competition celebrating social entrepreneurs and their ideas that will change the world. Finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their venture for a chance to win $15,000.

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Artis Partners with Laika to Automate Compliance Management

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Artis partners with Laika to automate compliance management to perform above industry standard for security and compliance requirements.

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TAG FinTech Society Names 2020 ADVANCE Award Winners

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Six Recipients Showcase FinTech Innovation with Connection to Georgia

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Digital Envoy Appoints Jerrod Stoller as New President

Data Science & Analytics | Digital Media & Entertainment | Fintech | Information Security | Marketing

Digital Envoy, the inventor of IP intelligence, today announced that Jerrod Stoller has been appointed as its new President. Current President and CEO Bill Calpin has stepped back from his role and has been named Chairman of the Board. Co-founder and Executive Vice President Rob Friedman assumes a dual role with the addition of the Vice-Chairman title.

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ATPC Financial Inclusion Payments 101

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The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) recently held a very important and timely “Payments 101” Congressional briefing on financially inclusive products for the unbanked and underbanked, on Tuesday, June 30th.

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Area Financial Services (AFS) Selects Alogent NXT as its Digital Banking Platform for its Family of Credit Unions

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Area Financial Services, Inc. (AFS), an item processing credit union service organization (CUSO) in Northeast Ohio, will migrate its member credit unions to Alogent’s digital banking platform, NXT.

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Abacode and Apptega Partner to Deliver Holistic, Framework-Based Cybersecurity and Compliance Programs

Cloud | Fintech | Information Security | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Abacode, one of the fastest growing and Top-100 Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), will leverage the Apptega platform throughout its design-implement-manage-report process as they conduct framework-based compliance gap assessments and mature the cybersecurity programs of their clients.

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Alogent Expands its Digital Banking Footprint with Space Age Federal Credit Union

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Alogent announced today that Space Age Federal Credit Union selected its digital banking platform, NXT. By increasing member engagement through its intuitive interfaces and full-featured interactions that can start on one channel and continue in another, NXT delivers consistency and simplicity throughout the user journey on both native and web applications.

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PPRO Publishes its 2020 Payment Almanac – The Most Complete Source of Payments Insights in the Market

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Today, PPRO, the leading local payments platform-as-a-service, launches its 2020 Payment Almanac in partnership with Edgar, Dunn & Company. The product of thousands of hours of research, analysis, and insights from PPRO’s payments experts, the third edition of the almanac contains detailed information for more than 450 local payment methods and the latest e-commerce data from 60 countries around the world. In addition to updated figures, this edition reveals new data, including granular e-commerce growth rates and the top industries for cross-border shopping.

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TwoRivers ITAD Solutions Joins Terra’s “Done with IT” Mail-in Electronics Recycling Program

Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

TwoRivers ITAD Solutions (TIS) has joined TERRA’s Done with IT program to provide a simple and safe electronics recycling mail-in option for businesses and individuals from their Certified R2 facility in Lithonia, GA.

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Robinson College of Business Introduces South’s Most Advanced Education Platform

Education/STEM | Fintech

Robinson Anywhere, a digital teaching facility that provides high-quality remote access to Robinson’s graduate programs, beginning in the fall.

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Artis Partners with Leader in High-Assurance Digital Identity Verification

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The company has partnered with Socure, a leader in Day Zero digital identity verification, to validate the identities of consumer loan applicants in real-time.

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Artis Launches White-Label Lending Solution for Financial Institutions to Drive More Business to SMBs

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Today Artis Technologies introduced Artis Connect, a cloud-based, white-label lending solution for banks and credit unions to reach more consumers with accessible financing through their own local small- and medium-sized business clients.

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Retailers risk losing 42% of US customers if they don’t offer preferred payment methods

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Despite a growing focus on customer experience, online retailers are still falling short when it comes to the final stage of the online customer journey. Today, PPRO announces research findings that reveal over half of US respondents (58%) would stop a purchase if the checkout process is complicated. These findings highlight the increasing need for retailers to address consumers’ payment preferences.

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Cisco, Convoy, Flexport and GreyOrange Among the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Award Winners

Blockchain | Cloud | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Marketing | Product Management | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Cisco, Convoy, Flexport and GreyOrange were among the honorees at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards, held March 10 at the Georgia World Congress Center during Modex 2020.

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PPRO announces partnership with UnionPay, gives EU merchants access to millions of Chinese shoppers

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Leading local payments platform PPRO is pleased to announce it has become a direct acquirer for UnionPay International, the world’s largest card scheme in terms of card issuance.

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BHMI Supports Cyber Resiliency Efforts In Payments and FinTech Through ATPC’s Transaction Alley Cyber Forum

Fintech | Information Security

BHMI is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Transaction Alley Cyber Forum on February 20th in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC).

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