• 14 Feb 2017

    Samanage Raises $20M in Investment Funding

    Samanage, an Employee Service Success Company, today announced that it received $20 million in new capital funding, including investments from Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, Marker LLC, Salesforce Ventures and Vintage Investment Partners. In addition, Samanage recently launched the new Service Desk, Enterprise Edition, on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.
    " data-reactid="5" style="margin-bottom: 1em; color: #26282a; font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: #ffffff;">CARY, N.C., Feb. 14, 2017 - Samanage, an Employee Service Success Company, today announced that it received $20 million in new capital funding, including investments from Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, Marker LLC, Salesforce Ventures and Vintage Investment Partners. In addition, Samanage recently launched the new Service Desk, Enterprise Edition, on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.

    Samanage Service Desk, Enterprise Edition, available on the Salesforce AppExchange at https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000EOGWVUA5, manages IT service interactions in one place to deliver a unified experience to employees. By providing a solution that is intuitive to use, that leverages Salesforce technology, and can be shared across all departments, enterprise organizations gain actionable intelligence, peak efficiency and service success. Through automating manual business processes like an IT ticket, an HR onboarding service, or a facilities power outage, organizations can leverage one single solution for all employee ticket management.

    The new Samanage Service Desk, Enterprise Edition, offers usability driven by the Salesforce Lightning experience, the Salesforce Platform and real-time communication channels for employees. Unlike traditional IT service management platforms that often lack user-friendly interfaces, Samanage Service Desk, Enterprise Edition, allows companies to treat their employees like their best customers. Employees can get IT and HR help when, where, and how they want it, while service providers continuously improve customer satisfaction and efficiency.

    Samanage Enterprise Service Desk for Salesforce
    Samanage is the Service Success Company, enabling modern organizations worldwide to deliver a superior service experience to their employees. Samanage Service Desk, Enterprise Edition, is built on the world’s leading customer success platform and allows you to treat employees like your best customers and give them a superior service experience. With Samanage, organizations can establish an enterprise wide service desk standard from within their Salesforce platform, making all employees across all departments smarter and more productive with service management.

    About Samanage
    Samanage is an Employee Service Success Company, enabling modern organizations worldwide to deliver a superior service experience to their employees. Samanage’s enterprise service management software accelerates efficiency and visibility into services requested and delivered across an organization, making it easy to continuously streamline process improvement and greater productivity. Through excellent agility and scalability, Samanage gives service providers the ability to rapidly and consistently deliver the services that employees need to get work done." data-reactid="12" style="margin-bottom: 1em; color: #26282a; font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: #ffffff;">About Samanage
    Samanage is an Employee Service Success Company, enabling modern organizations worldwide to deliver a superior service experience to their employees. Samanage’s
     enterprise service management software accelerates efficiency and visibility into services requested and delivered across an organization, making it easy to continuously streamline process improvement and greater productivity. Through excellent agility and scalability, Samanage gives service providers the ability to rapidly and consistently deliver the services that employees need to get work done.

    according to customer reviews. To learn more about Samanage, please visit www.samanage.com or call 1-888-250-8971." data-reactid="13" style="margin-bottom: 1em; color: #26282a; font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: #ffffff;">Samanage is the service management industry’s top reviewed IT service desk solution, according to customer reviews. To learn more about Samanage, please visit www.samanage.com or call 1-888-250-8971.

  • 13 Feb 2017

    TradAir Unveils New Upgrades to Enhance Low-latency and Execution Quality

    TradAir, a leading provider of cloud-based trading technology solutions, today announced a significant upgrade to its flagship product, TradAir Version 5.0, which provides brokers with high-performance, scalable and reduced latency access to global derivatives markets.

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    Built on the company’s latest technology, TradAir Version 5.0 helps firms reduce execution latency and improve efficiency through higher fill ratios, allowing them to focus on innovation in their own business.

    TradAir’s technology, which can be integrated into existing trading systems, provides ‎financial institutions with the ability to enhance their client relationships and participation ‎in the global markets, creating new revenue streams and reducing costs. ‎

    Besides low-latency market access, the new upgrade also introduces TradAir’s new ‘Micro Services’ based modular architecture, which significantly improves execution quality whilst provides TradAir with the ‘technical business agility’ needed to rapidly respond to evolving regulatory, market and customer requirements.

    Additionally, the modular design streamlines liquidity management to ensure TradAir’s customers receive highly optimized relationship based pricing from the company’s liquidity providers. With this release, TradAir also provides users with separate sweepable and full-amount streams, as well as access to top anonymous ECNs.

    These new features can all be seamlessly integrated into a firm’s own systems to more competitively price their GUI and API clients, enabling them to offer a tailored, differentiated service to their own clients in the most cost-efficient manner.

    Illit Geller Founder and CEO at TradAir, commented on the new upgrade: “The partnership with YapiKredi and the leadership at the bank is part of our NDA, we value the teams deep market expertise and technology leadership. Its admirable.”

    “TradAir Version5 is a game changing upgrade, delivering significant improvements in performance, scalability and latency, resulting in enhanced execution performance for our customers and an outstanding trading experience for their clients. As a result of the upgrade, TradAir’s customers and their clients will remain at the forefront of trading technology developments,” he concluded.

  • 13 Feb 2017

    CrediFi launches into 2017 with $13M in new Series B funding
    February 13, 2017 (New York, NY) CrediFi Corp., the leading source for data and analytics for commercial real estate finance, announced today that it closed its Series B funding round of $13 million. The company received significant strategic investment, as the round was led by Liberty Interactive’s Liberty Israel Venture Fund, and joined by 31 VENTURES Global Innovation Fund, a CVC fund managed by Global Brain for Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s leading real estate developer, along with substantial participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Carmel Ventures, OurCrowd and Stax.

     Commercial Real Estate (CRE) finance markets. will continue to experience substantial changes in 2017, requiring new solutions for both deal origination and risk oversight.  CrediFi’s cloud-based data services enable visibility into both the opportunities and risks in CRE finance markets. Leveraging the best of both technology and human expertise, CrediFi collects and analyzes data that educates key decision makers, empowering them to make smarter and more profitable decisions.

    The CrediFi data platform covers $13 trillion in CRE debt in the U.S., and uniquely combines both securitized and non-securitized loans. These relate to 2.3 million properties, in all 50 states, across the full spectrum of CRE asset classes, from multifamily to offices, and from distribution centers to senior housing. Loan origination, portfolio management, and competitive analysis, are available in one place, enabling market players to lend more intelligently and invest more strategically. Current clients include premier asset holders, hedge funds, large scale institutional banks, and others.

    “Step one to improving this vast, $15 trillion dollar market is to create transparency in understanding borrowers, lenders and commercial properties on an ongoing basis,” said CrediFi CEO Ely Razin. “We’ve proven we can. The next step is to arm brokers, lenders, and borrowers with a next generation of tools to help them even further.”

    Since its Series A funding, CrediFi has grown its loan database from $1 trillion in commercial loans to $13 trillion, representing over 40 billion square feet of property across the USA.  “Our loans database includes recently added agency data sets from Freddie Mac, HUD, LIHTC, and SBA, among others, which for the first time are aggregated on a single platform alongside the worlds of balance sheet and securitized CRE loans,” continued Razin.  

    CrediFi has also developed visualization technologies to map lending and property activity and launched services to provide vital ultimate ownership information. 

    The additional funding brings the company’s total capital raised to $23 million since the company was founded in 2014, all raised with the goal of increasing CRE finance transparency in understanding market players and trends. The new funds raised will be used to accelerate CrediFi's ongoing growth, including the expansion of its sales and marketing organization as well as a major upcoming product launch. Motti Lichtenstein, who led the investment for Liberty Interactive’s Liberty Israel Venture Fund, will join CrediFi’s board of directors.

    About CrediFi
    Founded in 2014, CrediFi Corp. is a SaaS big data platform serving the Commercial Real Estate Finance market.  CrediFi is the commercial real estate leader in the Fintech space, focused on greater transparency in understanding borrowers, lenders and transactions, enabling better real estate investment decisions. CrediFi currently has 75 employees, dual headquartered in New York City and Tel Aviv.

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