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October 2021

Citcon, a mobile wallet payment provider, has closed on $30 million in funding in a Series C round co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and Cota Capital. Sierra Ventures and Sonae IM also joined the financing, which brings San Jose-based Citcon’s total raised since its 2015...

Mage Closes on Seed Round

Mage has brought in $6.3 million in seed funding lead by Gradient Ventures. Their focus is towards developing artificial intelligence tools for product developers to build and integrate AI into apps. Founder Tommy Dang started the company at the end of 2020 after building internal...

Forbes: Email Marketing List

Building a contact list is a key step companies must take before they can launch email marketing campaigns that help them reach and connect with their target audience and convert prospects into customers. To help guide marketers wanting to improve their company’s email list and ensure...

BrightHire Raises $20.5 Million

BrightHire, a startup that wants to transform the way people are hired inside organizations, announced a $20.5 million Series B investment led by 01 Advisors, with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom Apps Fund. Zoom Apps Fund is also involved as the company is based...

VertoFX Closes Series A

VertoFX, a global B2B payments platform that allows small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to make payments to their suppliers, today announced that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Quona Capital, an emerging fintech-focused venture capital firm, led the round. Other firms also...

Productivity Tips to Help Your Small Business

For business leaders, it’s important to understand how to make the most of every moment along with the decisions you make in order to increase productivity. YEC members were asked for some tips on optimizing productivity and Appetizer Mobile's CEO, Jordan Edelson, stated, “Automating and...

Elodie Games Closes Series A

Elodie Games has closed a $32.5 million Series A from Galaxy Interactive and a16z, with Brian Cho of Patron and Chris Ovitz from Electric Ant participating as well. The company last raised $5 million in 2020. Elodie’s co-founders, Christina Norman and David Banks, are gaming...

Forbes: Converting Your Online Shoppers

There's a ton of issues that occur on e-commerce websites that can cause shoppers to stop from converting to paid customers. Forbes community members were asked for their tips on assisting on the issue and Appetizer Mobile's CEO, Jordan Edelson, stated, "Often, brands attempt to...

Appetizer Mobile Ranked Top In App Development/Marketing

Appetizer Mobile Named Best App Marketing Company in New York City by Digital.com The company was ranked among most innovative firms with multiple service offerings for small businesses. New York, NY – Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has...

Forbes: How To Gain More Customers This Holiday Season

In the upcoming holiday season, brands that combine their marketing efforts can get their offerings in front of more consumers, capture the attention of those who are in the shopping spirit and drive business and increase fourth-quarter revenues. Forbes community members provided their feedback and...