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Sittercity’s Chime App Helping Parents In Need Of Last-Minute Babysitters


January 27, 2016

Chime, the on-demand app version of Sittercity geared for finding a last-minute sitter with vetting done by the staff, was featured on ABC 7 New York.

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Appcast Raises $5 Million in Funding Led by Point Judith Capital


November 12, 2015

Appcast, the first pay-per-applicant job ad exchange, today announced that it has received $5 million in new funding to further drive the company’s growth in developing technology solutions for the talent acquisition industry. Point Judith Capital led the round with participation by IrishAngels and Baird Capital.

Click here to read the entire press release.

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TicketManager Secures $20MM Series B to Simplify the Business of Client Entertainment


November 6, 2015

TicketManager announced that is has secured a $20 million Series B round of financing led by Point Judith Capital and Kayne Partners. With the latest round of funding, the company plans to expand into new markets and accelerate growth.

Click here to read the entire press release.

 

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CoachUp on CNBC with Bruins Great Cam Neely and CoachUp Founder Jordan Fliegel


October 26, 2015

CoachUp Founder, Jordan Fliegel, and Bruins Great, Cam Neely, sit down with CNBC to explain how they are able to connect aspiring athletes with top-level coaches through CoachUp’s online and mobile platforms.

Click here to watch the entire interview.

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Vee24 Wins 2 Customer Experience Awards at Retail Week 2015


October 22, 2015

Point Judith Capital portfolio company, Vee24, was awarded two Customer Experience Awards at Retail Week 2015, a ceremony  that recognizes and celebrates companies that are transforming the customer experience. Vee24 was awarded the Customer Convenience Initiative of the Year for its partnership with Bravissimo and the Teleperformance Digital Customer Service Initiative of the Year for its partnership with Schuh.

To read the entire article and to view the full list of winners, click here.

 

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CoachUp Reaches Finals at Under Armour Future Show Innovation Competition


October 15, 2015

Point Judith Capital portfolio company, CoachUp, was a finalist in this year’s Under Armour Future Show Innovation Challenge which features a number of companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors invited to participate in an in-house trade show exhibition.

Click here to read the entire article.

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Ecova Acquires Retroficiency


October 14, 2015

Ecova, a large provider of energy and sustainability management services, acquired efficiency analytics startup Retroficiency for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday. Retroficiency will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

To read the entire article, click here.

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Coachup Debuts Steph Curry Video Highlighting His Success Despite the Doubts of Experts


September 23, 2015

CoachUp released its newest video featuring NBA champion and MVP, Stephen Curry. The video highlights the success Stephen has achieved thanks in part to his use of private coaching.

To watch the video, click here.

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Stephen Curry has big faith in this private coaching startup


August 3, 2015

Point Judith Capital portfolio company, CoachUp, was recently featured on Fortune.com. The write-up discusses the company’s partnerships with several professional athletes including Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

To read the entire article, click here.

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CoachUp Featured on CBS 8 San Diego


June 15, 2015

Point Judith Capital portfolio company, CoachUp, was featured on CBS 8 San Diego. CBS 8’s Jeff Zevely uses CoachUp’s service to book a one on one coaching session with NBA Legend Alton Lister.

To view the entire segment, click here.

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Nexamp Celebrates New 500kW Solar Installation in Richmond, RI


May 20, 2015

Nexamp celebrated the operation of a 500kW solar project in Richmond, RI. Built on a portion of 6.8 acres of previously unused land near Interstate 95, the array will generate new tax revenue for the town while producing enough solar energy to power over 100 homes.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Vee24’s VeeStudio Recognized as a 2015 MITX Award Winner


May 16, 2015

Vee24, the leading provider of live video assistance solutions, was recognized for the Best Tech Innovation in Shopping & Commerce at the 19th Annual MITX Awards. Presented by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, the MITX awards recognize excellence in concepts and creations in marketing and technology produced or developed in New England.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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CoachUp Founder Named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 List


April 22, 2015

CoachUp‘s Founder, Jordan Fliegel, was named one of Inc.’s 30 Under 30, an honor given to 30 disruptive entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Jordan and CoachUp are featured in Inc.’s 30 Under 30 article discussing the inspiration behind CoachUp.

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Pixability Plans for Global Expansion Following $18M in New Funding


April 8, 2015

Pixability today announced it has closed an $18 million Series C financing round with participation from Point Judith Capital, Jump Capital, Edison Partners, and Quad Graphics. The company plans to expand international sales, partnerships and business development efforts, and also to rapidly expand the company’s ad buying and video marketing technology.

To read the entire article, click here.

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NBA Phenom, Steph Curry, Joins CoachUp Team


March 30, 2015

Stephen Curry, guard for the Golden State Warriors and candidate for the NBA’s MVP Award, has joined CoachUp‘s leadership team to provide strategic guidance as the company expands its brand and network of coaches.

To find out more about the partnership, click here.

 

 

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Julian Edelman Discusses CoachUp Partnership on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael


February 10, 2015

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots wide receiver and member of CoachUp‘s Athlete Advisory Council, was featured on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael. Edelman discusses his partnership with CoachUp and how private coaching from his father allowed him to reach the next level in sports.

To watch the entire interview, click here.

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Expensify Named One of Five Apps Entrepreneur Should Have


February 5, 2015

Point Judith Capital portfolio company, Expensify, was named one of five apps that every entrepreneur should have at their fingertips by the Huffington Post. The article states that “Expensify works to simplify and automate the tiring process of expense reports,” and that “one of the best features is SmartScan,” the technology that reads receipt information and automatically inputs it into a user’s expense report.

To read the entire article, click here.

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Evergage Introduces B2B Detect


Evergage announced Evergage B2B Detect. The new capability enables B2B companies to improve account-based marketing and selling by delivering relevant experiences in real time by detecting a visitor’s company and industry information. As part of the release, Evergage has also enhanced its geotargeting capabilities, empowering both B2B and B2C companies to leverage hyperlocal geographic data to engage and convert more visitors with personalized information.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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CoachUp Appoints John Kelley as CEO


January 8, 2015

CoachUp announced today the appointment of John Kelley as its new CEO. Most recently, Kelley was the Chief Marketing Officer at The Princeton Review and previously held executive and manager level positions at Monster.com, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble. Jordan Fliegel, CoachUp’s Co-Founder and previous CEO, will remain president of the company.

To read the entire article, click here.

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Evergage and CoachUp Named BostonInno 50 on Fire Finalists


November 10, 2014

Evergage and CoachUp were named as finalists to the BostonInno 50 on Fire 2014 Awards which honor the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries.  Evergage was named as a finalist in the Marketing and Advertising category while CoachUp was named as a finalist in the Sports and Fitness category.

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BaubleBar Partners with Vee24 to Incorporate Live Video Conferencing


October 7, 2014

Jewelry e-commerce startup, BaubleBar, has incorporated Vee24 live video conferencing into their Service With Accessorizing Talent program. The interactive platform enables customers to interact with a stylist through in-browser chat. With Vee24, a SWAT stylist engages the client through features such as screen sharing and live zoom, and provides live video assistance and co-browsing solutions.

To read the entire article, click here.

 

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Vee24 Helps Mattress Firm Connect with Customers and Increase Conversion Rates


August 27, 2014

Mattress Firm, a multichannel retailer with more than 1,500 locations in 38 states, wanted to replicate the personal nature of its in-store experience online. Using assisted selling technologies from Vee24, the retailer was able to significantly improve online conversions and overall basket size.

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Evergage Maintains Rapid Growth, Taps into Ecommerce Market


July 29, 2014

Evergage announced today the close of a fantastic first half of 2014 achieving more than 200 percent quarter over quarter (Q/Q) revenue growth for the fourth straight quarter. In addition, the company continued to exceed its sales goals, increase average order value and boost customer lifetime value with upsells and renewals. Evergage also broadened its reach among ecommerce customers, adding top online retailers to its roster this year, including Rue La La, Wayfair and Vision Retailing, as well as LifeSavers, Inc. and Valorebooks.com.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Nexamp’s Solar Power Project at Treasure Valley Means a Bright Future for Area Scouts


July 9, 2014

The Mohegan Council Solar Project at Treasure Valley, an array developed, designed and built by Nexamp was switched on. The six-megawatt installation was initiated by the Boy Scouts in 2011. SunEdison owns the installation and also leases the 35 acres of land it occupies on the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation.

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Evergage Enhances Leadership Team with Andy Zimmerman as Chief Marketing Officer, Arthur Sweetser as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer


Evergage today announced that Andy Zimmerman has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Arthur Sweetser has been named Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Following 200 percent consecutive quarter-over-quarter revenue growth since the launch of its platform one year ago, Zimmerman and Sweetser will help further the Evergage mission to make the technology, expertise and business value of automated, personalized marketing accessible to all marketers. Both executives will report to Karl Wirth, Evergage’s Chief Executive Officer.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Accela Acquires Envista to Offer Right of Way Management Capabilities


June 24, 2014

Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced that it has acquired Envista, a Massachusetts-based provider of right-of-way management solutions that help more than 120 customers better manage more than 160,000 projects in the United States. The Envista solution, which will be branded Accela Right of Way Management, is designed to increase the coordination between municipalities and utilities as well as county, state and federal agencies.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Startups Seek to Change the Way Athletes Train


June 23, 2014

Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe explores the growing roster of startups like CoachUp, Ubersense, and GoPro that want to change the way athletes train and collect data on their performance. Sean Marsh, Co-Founder and General Partner at Point Judith Capital, believes that passion makes the business of sports tech so appealing. Passionate athletes, whether amateur or pro, are willing to pay almost any price for the promise of upping their game — or chronicling a great performance to share with others.

To read the entire article, click here.

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SpotlightTMS Raises $6M in Series A Funding


June 19, 2014

Spotlight Ticket Management raised $6 million in Series A funding from Point Judith Capital, Coyote Ridge Ventures and City National. The company previously raised $2.5 million in a seed round led by Point Judith Capital. Sean Marsh, Co-Founder and General Partner of Point Judith, said the firm sees Spotlight as a “marketing automation solution,” that has the potential to become as essential to businesses as Salesforce, Marketo, Hubspot and other platforms that help companies “optimize their marketing spend.”

To read the entire article, click here.

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Point Judith Capital Leads Pixability’s Latest Round of Funding


June 18, 2014

Pixability, a Boston-based YouTube marketing software firm, announced that it has raised an additional $4 million in funding, led by Point Judith Capital, bringing its total Series B investment to $8.1 million. Other participants in the round include Wisconsin-based commercial printing company Quad/Graphics Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) and Cambridge-based Progress Ventures.

To read the entire article, click here.

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Evergage Secures $4 Million in New Funding


May 21, 2014

Evergage today announced that it has closed a $4 million Series A round of financing, which will reinforce the company’s influence in the market, underscores remarkable performance milestones, prominent client wins and significant product advancements. The investment was led by G20 Ventures with participation from the company’s existing major investors – including Point Judith Capital, Advanced Technology Ventures, Jit Saxena, Stephan Schambach, Andy Ory, and Jim Baum.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Powerhouse Dynamics Raises $6M in Series B Funding


May 20, 2014

Powerhouse Dynamics announced that it has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by Point Judith Capital and Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV). Existing investors, including SOSVentures and Vision Ridge Capital, also participated. The funding will be used to help ramp sales and accelerate the execution of the company’s comprehensive product roadmap.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Vee24 Welcomes John DiBartolomeo as Chief Financial Officer


April 16, 2014

Vee24 is pleased to announce the appointment of John DiBartolomeo as Chief Financial Officer. DiBartolomeo will oversee Vee24’s global financial operations and will report to Vee24 CEO, James Keller. DiBartolomeo brings more than 25 years of experience to Vee24, including strong expertise in finance, investor relations, international operations, sales development and mergers and acquisitions. He was most recently CFO for Axceler, a provider of security, reporting and analysis, and migration software for Microsoft SharePoint environments that was acquired by Metalogix Software, Inc. in 2013.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Evergage Named Finalist in 2014 MITX What’s Next Awards


Evergage announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the “Disruptive Genius” and “Best Marketing Automation Solution” categories for the 2014 MITX What’s Next Awards. Winners will be announced on May 29 at a ceremony at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Power Assure’s Software Defined Power Solution Earns Environmental Leader’s Top Product of the Year Award!


March 26, 2014

Power Assure announced today that its product, Power Assure Software Defined Power, received Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. Software Defined Power was considered by the independent panel of judges as an exemplary product and “an amazing tool to optimize power load at data centers to save money and reduce carbon emissions.”

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Retroficiency and Connecticut Light & Power Pilot Building Efficiency Intelligence Platform


January 27, 2014

Retroficiency, provider of the Building Efficiency Intelligence platform, today announced it is currently conducting a pilot with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). Retroficiency is performing remote, no-touch building assessments to identify high quality candidates for the Energize Connecticut retro-commissioning program administered by CL&P and generate customized insights that help gain customer commitment to develop projects.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Conservation Services Group Partners With Retroficiency


Retroficiency and Conservation Services Group (CSG), the U.S. leader in residential energy efficiency, announced that CSG will use Retroficiency’s platform to enhance building prioritization, customer engagement and on-site energy audits for multifamily buildings. Accessing Retroficiency’s platform will enable CSG to add a new dimension to its existing capacity for analyzing monthly data, combining records and obtaining building profiles to address high heating and cooling loads.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Retroficiency Named as One of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes


January 23, 2014

Retroficiency has been ranked as one of America’s Most Promising Companies of 2014 by Forbes. The list is comprised of high-growth, privately-held companies with under $250 million in annual revenue and the final assessment is based on company growth (both in sales and hiring), quality of management team and investors, margins, market size and key partnerships.

Read the entire article from Forbes.

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Could Boston Be the Home of the Next Nest?


January 17, 2014

The recent $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs by Google has given Boston, in particular, a few reasons to be happy. Last March, Nest chose MyEnergy, a local personalized energy saving startup, as its first – and only – acquisition. As a result of the deal, MyEnergy investor Point Judith Capital, an early-stage investment firm in downtown Boston, was brought into the fold. Not to mention that Nest’s new parent company holds an office in Cambridge as well.

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Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion


January 14, 2014

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion.

Larry Page, CEO of Google, said: “Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family. They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now–thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe. We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!”

Read the entire article from Business Insider.

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Curoverse Closes $1.5M Seed Round Co-Led by Point Judith Capital


December 18, 2013

Boston startup, Curoverse, has raised $1.5 million to develop and commercialize software for meeting the big-data needs of the genomic and biomedical markets. The seed round was co-led by Point Judith Capital and Hatteras Venture Partners.  Other investors joining the round include CommonAngels, MassVentures, and Boston Global Ventures.

The company’s software platform, Arvados, uses “well-established approaches for storing and analyzing big data,” but then incorporates features and capabilities that solve the unique problems of the genomic and biomedical markets, CEO Adam Berrey told the Boston Business Journal.

Read the entire article from the Boston Business Journal.

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CoachUp Continues Unbelievable Growth, Raises $6.7M in Series A Co-led by Point Judith Capital


November 21, 2013

Today, CoachUp announced a $6.7 million Series A round of funding co-led by Point Judith Capital and General Catalyst Partners. Other investors joining the round include Scott Savitz’s Datapoint Capital, Suffolk Equity Partners, as well as angel investors Paul English and Albert Dobron, the managing director at Providence Equity Partners. Also returning for the current round is Breakaway Ventures. Point Judith Capital’s Co-founder and General Partner, Sean Marsh, will join CoachUp’s Board of Directors.

Read the entire article from VentureFizz.

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Sittercity Raises $13 Million and Announces Strategic Partnership with Bright Horizons


November 18, 2013

Sittercity.com, America’s largest and most trusted online source for in-home care, announced the closing of $13 million in financing. Point Judith Capital, Apex Venture Partners, Baird Venture Capital, I2A Funds, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, State of Wisconsin Investment Board and new debt provider Square 1 Bank participated in the round. The financing also includes Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE: BFAM), the leading provider of high-quality child care, early education, back-up care and other work/life solutions designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. Bright Horizons’ investment makes them the exclusive provider of Sittercity’s employer-sponsored SelectPlus program, which gives employees access to the largest online network of caregivers, including child care, elder care and pet care.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Point Judith Capital Portfolio Company, Nexamp, Develops and Completes Rhode Island Rooftop Solar Project Which Is the Largest in New England


November 8, 2013

Nexamp, a Massaschusetts-based solar power producer and Point Judith Capital portfolio company, today announced the completion of the largest rooftop solar array in New England which is located on two buildings in West Davisville, Rhode Island. The new 8,500-panel array covers an area the size of three-and-a-half football fields and will generate nearly 3 million kilowatt-hours per year, more than any other rooftop array in New England.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Point Judith Capital Co-Leads AetherPal Series A Round


November 5, 2013

Aetherpal, whose software allows mobile carriers remote access to smartphones, has closed a $6 million Series A round of funding led by Point Judith Capital and New Venture Partners. Aetherpal’s software allows carriers to remotely access smartphones to provide technical support. The company has also just announced a new CEO, Daniel Deeney who previously led investments at New Venture Partners.

Read the entire article from TechCrunch.

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Sittercity Authors Legislation Expanding Cyber Safety Measures to In-home Care Industry


October 28, 2013

Sittercity.com announced the passage of The Internet Dating, Child Care, Senior Care and Home Safety Act as a part of its Cyber Safety Month initiatives. The new law, authored by Sittercity and recently signed into law by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, is designed to enhance cyber safety by requiring websites connecting families with child care, senior care and home care services to disclose the nature and scope of background checks performed on caregivers.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Evergage Adds Jim Baum as Chairman of the Board


October 7, 2013

Evergage announced today that Software Technology Executive, Jim Baum has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Baum is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience working with cutting-edge technology businesses in Boston. Baum will join existing board members Jit Saxena and David Martirano to help build and scale the real-time SaaS marketing platform.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Point Judith Capital Co-Leads Vee24 Series A Round


August 6, 2013

Vee24, a provider of next generation live help solutions, announced today that it has closed a Series A financing. The $5.5 million round was co-led by Point Judith Capital and Data Point Capital.  Vee24, the only company providing a unified voice, video, text, and co-browsing platform, allows brands to offer their customers the same top-notch personalized customer assistance on their websites that they provide in-store.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Efficiency Maine Trust Selects Retroficiency and Energy & Resource Solutions for Building Efficiency Innovation Program


July 15, 2013

Retroficiency and Energy & Resource Solutions (ERS) today announced that the companies will partner to deliver an Efficiency Maine Innovation Program. The one-year pilot program will leverage electric interval consumption and building asset data analytics to drive more effective energy efficiency program engagement and participation across a portfolio of small and medium commercial buildings.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Power Assure Named as a Key Vendor in the DCIM Market


July 2, 2013

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Data Center Infrastructure Management Market 2012-2016″ report to their offering. In this report, Research and Markets names Power Assure as one of the key vendors dominating the Global DCIM Market.

To read the entire press release, click here.

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Sports Naming Rights Partners Choose Spotlight Ticket Management


June 27, 2013

SpotlightTMS has now been chosen by 17 Fortune 500 companies whose names are branding stadiums and venues. The company’s platform offers a ticket productivity and management app alongside an easy-to-use mobile app and reporting framework. Global companies like JPMorgan Chase (Arizona Diamondbacks), HP (San Jose Sharks), Wells Fargo (Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers), CenturyLink (Seattle Seahawks) and Consol Energy (Pittsburgh Penguins) are among the group, which spans a variety of industries including banking, insurance, consumer packaged goods, energy, telecommunications and computer technology.

To read the entire press release, click here.