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Robotics company Zoox, Inc. announced today the appointment of Carl Bass as an independent director of the company. Bass retired as president and chief executive officer of Autodesk earlier this year, having taken the company from a market cap of $2 billion in 2006 to $18 billion during his tenure. Prior

Guardian Analytics®, the market leader in real-time behavioral analytics and machine learning solutions for banking payment fraud detection and enterprise B2B portal fraud, today announced the appointment of Eric Tran-Le as vice president of product management. Tran-Le has held several leadership positions in product management and marketing at companies including

Storyful, a leading social media intelligence, content, and news company, announced the promotion of Ebonie Newman to the role of global chief revenue officer. In this new role, Newman will oversee sales and marketing efforts for the business and look at new commercial opportunities for revenue growth across all regions. Newman

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Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of omni-channel software solutions, today announced the appointment of Ernie Eichenbaum as senior vice president of global professional services. Early in his career, Eichenbaum served as logistics manager at Scitex and later as plant manager for Telrad, a leading Telecom equipment provider. From there, he joined

PeerStreet, an online platform for investing in real estate-backed loans, announced the appointment of Louis Nees as head of capital markets. Nees brings more than 30 years of experience to PeerStreet. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Fairlead Management, a consulting services company specializing in business strategy, corporate

HQ Trivia is an iPhone gaming product that offers a live trivia game show by Rus Yusupovthe, serial app entrepreneur and founder of Vine. The show is on every day at 9 pm EDT, as well as weekdays at 3 pm EDT. The app periodically drops a treasure chest during

Opporty is a cryptocurrencies product that enables new models of commercial and social engagement on secure, resilient, and impenetrable Ethereum blockchain for small businesses. It streamlines small business activities through smart contracts and decentralized escrow procedure. Opporty was the brainchild of founder Sergey Grybniak.

Big data technology company Clarity Insights today announced that its board of directors has named Neil Huse as the company's president. Huse has been a member of the Clarity team for more than five years, most recently serving as managing partner overseeing the company's highly successful healthcare practice. Prior to

Hilco Merchant Resources (HMR) has announced it has hired Seth Marks in the newly created role of senior vice president, chief merchandising officer for Hilco Merchant Resources and as the CEO of Hilco Wholesale Solutions.   Marks will be responsible for the day-to-day management and growth of the company's wholesale consumer

Selling Simplified, a global leader in B2B demand generation, announced the strategic appointment of Paul Briggs as general manager, EMEA. Briggs’ deep knowledge and passion for technology was honed through his work as an informational technology (IT)  journalist and editor, and then as a publisher for global IT publications, where he

Catalina, a leader in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media, today announced the appointment of Tom Corley as global chief retail officer and president of U.S. retail. In his new role, Corley will lead Catalina's U.S. retail business and provide additional leadership to Catalina's retail market teams in Europe and

Advanced emergency technology company RapidSOS today announced that Bob Freinberg, former chief executive officer and president of Airbus DS Communications, Inc., is joining the RapidSOS advisory board. In his new position, Freinberg will continue to contribute to the industry's evolution with his experience in building and operating mission-critical infrastructure, and

Seize The Day helps people get productive, healthy, motivated, and more organized with such features as task management and numerical trackers, and daily and weekly reflections to hold themselves responsible and keep their inner space clear. Weekly objectives help users reach long-term goals by cutting them down to short weekly

Shark is an iPhone and iPad augmented reality app that allows users to see sharks everywhere. Users can find and feed virtual sharks, place bait anywhere and everywhere, witness sharks’ epic jaws up close, and share videos of their favourite shark moments. The Shark app is a free download from

Cryptocurrencies product Super Crypta allows people to keep track of their cryptocurrency investment directly from their Mac's notification center. Built with data from coinmarketcap.com, users can configure a “stock market dashboard” by plugging in “stock ticker symbols,” such as Ethereum, and their investment amount. Users can then easily view their

Security company Omnigo Software today announced Bobby Robertson as chief executive officer. Robertson recently led efforts to combine Report Exec and ITI to create Omnigo Software. Prior to joining Omnigo, Robertson pioneered the use of cloud-based software applications in post-acute healthcare settings. During a 20-year period, he grew HEALTHCAREfirst into

Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) announced the appointment of Andy Jacobson as its new senior vice president of national sales. In this new role, Jacobson will be responsible for fostering deep customer relationships and leveraging his expertise in digital media, social media, branded content, ad tech, machine learning, and closed loop attribution

Developer tool Pagescreen allows users to effortlessly spot any website’s visual change by setting up periodic screenshot captures to collect, monitor, and archive any web page activity, and then instantly receive an alert when a change occurs. Pagescreen provides a great way to gather competitive intelligence on new services, reworked

DataBonbon is a design tool whose simple application program interface (API) allows users to overlay text content onto an image, which can then be shared across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, and other platforms. Currently, DataBonbon supports ProductHunt and Medium-theme images, with new formats coming soon. It is free

Trumail provides a fast, accurate, free email verification application program interface (API)  to provide software engineers and businesses with a simple bounced email solution. All users need to do is perform a GET request on the main lookup endpoint using the schema.

Expenses is a simple daily expense tracker. Users are able to view reports and trends on the Android product, as well as create custom account types and expense categories. The free app comes with no ads and no paid upgrades. All data is stored exclusively on the device to protect

Discharge is a developer tool that offers a simple way to deploy static websites to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). It requires very little understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and comes with an interactive UI for configuring deployment. Other features include a step-by-step list of what’s happening, support for

Consumer startup Beauty Bakerie announced the completion of $3 million in financing led by Unilever, with participation from Blue Consumer Capital and 645 Ventures. Catering to makeup-loving customers who have a sweet tooth, Beauty Bakerie’s bakery-inspired line includes liquid lipsticks, setting powder, illuminators,eyebrow gel, eyeshadows, and eyeliners, including Apple Pear Smoothie

Web app Biri is a chatbot that guides survivors of abuse in speaking up and getting help, in the hopes they can move past it and build happier lives. Biri was created to help tackle abuse in Nigeria, where there are high abuse rates and low report rates. Biri was

Zype announced the close of $4.9 million in Series A financing led by Runa Capital. Revel Partners, Point Nine Capital, Alpine Meridian and Entrepreneurs Fund also participated in the funding. Zype is a cloud video distribution service that makes it easy for over-the-top content (OTT) owners to connect directly with

Smartchart is a cryptocurrencies analytics and investment product that correlates news to price fluctuations in real time. Users can use this handy tool for spikes or troughs in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), or Litecoin (LTC) prices, as well as quality news and editorials about the largest market cap cryptocurrencies.  Smartchart’s

Email newsletter AngelList Weekly “offers the best of the startup world.” Curated between Product Hunt and AngelList, a leading directory website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups, the newsletter explores one main topic each week, such as “failure is critical for innovations,” and “how to

Jona is a branding and marketing product that offers a do-it-yourself (DIY) kit to help startups get press coverage with lifetime access to a journalist database, a step-by-step public relations (PR) guide, strategy guidance, and media pitch templates. To help startup founders craft a better story about their company and

Writing productivity tool slideship.com is a simple, fast, markdown-based slide creation tool. This cloud application allows users to create, edit, and post web presentation slides in real time  without worrying about front, style, size, and margins. slideship.com also comes with pre-designed themes and templates to help users focus on creating

Blue Hexagon announced it has secured $6 million in Series A financing from Benchmark Capital. Founded by Nayeem Islam, Qualcomm’s former head of research and development, not much is currently known about the new AI company.  It appears that Blue Hexagon uses machine learning technologies to advance innovations in cyber security

Visual Vocal announced it has secured $3.6 million in seed financing led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from Scout Ventures, Spider Capital, and Alliance of Angels. Visual Vocal develops and offers a cloud-based platform that converts 3D models of architectural designs into virtual reality using a smartphone as a computer and

Edtech company Recurrence has added gaming veteran Ed Fries to its board of directors. Fries spent 17 years at Microsoft, where he served as vice president of games and helped create the Xbox. His expertise will be tremendously useful for Recurrence as the company creates new products. “We’ve been pursuing a new

SonicCloud completed $4 million in financing from two undisclosed investors. SonicCloud is an app that intends to reinvent phone calls. Regardless of whether walking down a noisy street, subjected to airport announcements, struggling to hear quiet talkers, or have some form of hearing loss, SonicCloud allows users to experience a crystal-clear

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Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of omni-channel software solutions, today announced the appointment of Ernie Eichenbaum as senior vice president of global professional services. Early in his career, Eichenbaum served as logistics manager at Scitex and later as plant manager for Telrad, a leading Telecom equipment provider. From there, he joined

PeerStreet, an online platform for investing in real estate-backed loans, announced the appointment of Louis Nees as head of capital markets. Nees brings more than 30 years of experience to PeerStreet. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Fairlead Management, a consulting services company specializing in business strategy, corporate

HQ Trivia is an iPhone gaming product that offers a live trivia game show by Rus Yusupovthe, serial app entrepreneur and founder of Vine. The show is on every day at 9 pm EDT, as well as weekdays at 3 pm EDT. The app periodically drops a treasure chest during

Opporty is a cryptocurrencies product that enables new models of commercial and social engagement on secure, resilient, and impenetrable Ethereum blockchain for small businesses. It streamlines small business activities through smart contracts and decentralized escrow procedure. Opporty was the brainchild of founder Sergey Grybniak.

Big data technology company Clarity Insights today announced that its board of directors has named Neil Huse as the company's president. Huse has been a member of the Clarity team for more than five years, most recently serving as managing partner overseeing the company's highly successful healthcare practice. Prior to