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New Report Outlines Pathways to Promote a Healthier Ecosystem


LOS ANGELES-Saturday 23 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, on the United Nations’ International Day of Forests, XPRIZE is releasing the Future of Forests Impact Roadmap, created in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The digital report and its interactive website, based on future foresight techniques, illustrate the breakthroughs required for a healthier forest ecosystem, which might be the basis of future XPRIZE competitions.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190321005409/en/

Across the world, forests provide food security and shelter, protect biodiversity and house indigenous populations. While forests cover more than 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than 32 million acres of forests are lost due to human activity every year, with research showing that continued mas ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO -Saturday 23 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Imago BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for myeloid diseases, today announced a $40 million Series B financing led by Omega Funds, a leading international investment firm that creates and invests in life sciences companies. Other investors participating in the round include existing investors Frazier Healthcare Partners, Amgen Ventures, and MRL Ventures Fund as well as HighLight Capital, Pharmaron and Greenspring Associates. Dr. Dina Chaya from Omega Funds will join the board of directors and Dennis Henner will remain Chairman of the Board, representing his fund.

“Imago BioSciences is extremely gratified with the interest and support of the investment community; we are particularly pleased with the composition of this new investment syndicate,” said Hugh Young Rienhoff, Jr. M.D., CEO at Imago BioSciences. “These funds will ... Read more »

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Company significantly expands client base and investment in Korea, enables Korean CIOs to take control of their ERP roadmap

SEOUL -Saturday 23 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, is committed to helping South Korean companies reduce ongoing IT operating costs and freeing up significant IT budget to invest in innovation, competitive advantage and growth, co-founder and CEO Seth A. Ravin explained during a press conference in Seoul. Mr. Ravin also highlighted continued strong and growing demand in Korea for the Company’s award-winning, ultra-responsive enterprise software support model, which is disrupting the $160 billion enterprise software maintenance market worldwide. As the 4th largest economy in Asia, and the 11th largest in the world, South Korea r ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM -Saturday 23 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce that year two applications for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are now open. The global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion. After a successful first year, the company is excited to continue to work on identifying opportunities that support the advancement of the fashion industry.

“The first chapter of this global initiative was an inspiring journey that put a spotlight on incredible ideas that could change the lives of people through a more positive and inclusive fashion landscape,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Through the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge we continue to mentor and support social entrepreneurs who are putting their heart and soul into addressing issues they ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 19 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

Jamalon, the largest online Arabic book retailer, announced today that it has successfully completed the first leg of its Series B funding round, raising over $10M in investments from existing and new shareholders. It is the largest amount ever received by an e​-commerce retailer in Arabic publishing.  

This latest funding round secured further investments from leading investor Wamda Capital, followed by Aramex, and new investments from Anova Investments, 500 Falcons, Endeavor Catalyst​, and others​.  The round reflects the strong demand for investors within the Arabic content and e​-commerce industry.  

The funds will be used to increase the reach of Arabic books across the globe. They will empower Jamalon to continue disrupting the MENA publishing sector by scaling-up its innovative Print-on-Demand service, already active and able to print over 2 million titles in under 5 minute ... Read more »

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Leading manufacturer of additive-free cosmetics and health food products in Japan accelerates digital transformation and obtains premium-level support


LAS VEGAS -Friday 22 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that FANCL, a leading additive-free cosmetics and health food products company in Japan, has switched to Rimini Street support for its SAP ECC 6.0 system. Rimini Street has enabled FANCL to take full control of their ERP roadmap and chart its direction based on the company’s business needs -- like advancing their digital transformation initiatives -- versus continuing to follow a vendor-dictated roadmap. Additionally, FANCL now receives premium-level, ultra responsive support for its current, stable SAP system for a minimum of ... Read more »

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NEW YORK -Saturday 23 March 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, announced today that Mark Thorne has been appointed Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Thorne will be a strategic partner to BCW Global CEO Donna Imperato in transforming the agency’s financial model to better reflect its wide range of services and offerings. He is based in New York and replaces Pat Przybyski, formerly Global Chief Financial Officer.

“Mark is well known for his strong business acumen, deep operational experience and high-level strategic thinking,” said Imperato. “I have known Mark for many years and am thrilled to now call him my partner. He is the right leader to help BCW execute our strategies and grow exponentially.”

Thorne spent the past 20 plus years with Hill+Knowlton Strategies in a range of leadership roles, most recently s ... Read more »

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