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AngelMD Institutional Capital Placement Team Advising Over $200M Worth of Investment Transactions

AngelMD is proud to announce that its Institutional Capital Placement Team (ICP) team has responded to the global surge in healthcare deal flow demand by building a syndicate of institutional investors that turn to AngelMD for curated deal flow. The team is now advising over $200M in transactional volume in the market with expectation of adding another $200M over the course of the Fall.

Clients of the ICP team must be raising a minimum of $5MM in a Series A round or later. ICP clients increasingly look to AngelMD for unique offerings in therapeutics, medical device and digital health categories.

“The demand on both the investment side of the equation and the startup side of the equation is at historic levels. We take pride in connecting discerning investors with curated opportunities that have significant investment potential while also making a positive contribution to the healthcare landscape.” said Bob Velez, Head of ICP

The Institutional Capital Placement team is a compliment to the AngelMD fund team that manages and launches venture capital funds as a sophisticated means for members and institutional partners to participate in healthcare investment opportunities.

About AngelMD
AngelMD — an online Healthcare Investment Marketplace — connects and engages a network of healthcare providers and subject matter experts, angel and institutional investors and private healthcare companies to create better outcomes for investors, entrepreneurs and patients. If your startup is raising $5M or more, and is at a Series A or later, you may be eligible for representation by the ICP team. For more information, and to get your startup listed on AngelMD, visit https://www.angelmd.co

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LOCKDOWN START-UP TAKECVR LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN


Who says privacy has to be so boring?

LONDON, UK – A new privacy accessories start-up called takecvr (take cover, get it?), built in lockdown during the pandemic, has launched on Kickstarter with their, shall we say, gorgeous Macbook camera covers.

PR PEOPLE: “Sarah, all the angles you’ve listed for your press release aren’t news. No one will care.”

SARAH, FOUNDER OF TAKECVR: “But isn’t it fascinating that we built this whole company working from home while on lockdown in a pandemic?”

PR PEOPLE: “Not news.”

SARAH: “But now more than ever, people are working from home on their laptops and creating more opportunities to embarrass themselves in front of their cameras and letting hackers do their hacking thing. Didn’t you hear about that guy who showered in front of his whole company? We make a fun product that solves this problem.”

PR PEOPLE: “Yeah, still not news.”

SARAH: “But Apple just said that people shouldn’t use those ugly black slidey things to cover their camera because it will break their expensive laptops. Shouldn’t people know there’s another option?”

PR PEOPLE: “Hmmm… unfortunately not news.”

SARAH: “What if we raise a million pounds on Kickstarter?”

PR PEOPLE: “Wow, you raised a million pounds? That’s news.

SARAH: “Well, not yet, but it would help if we got some press to drive awareness for takecvr and the Kickstarter campaign.”

At takecvr, we make privacy accessories that aren’t ugly. Sound boring? We know. That’s half of what we are trying to fix, starting with some exciting Macbook camera covers. Also, not news. Yes, we know.

If for some reason, you want to write about this “not news” and help us get to that million pounds, here is our launch video, and here are some beauty shots.

takecvr
We are takecvr. We design privacy accessories with personality because we believe it’s not crazy to be serious about privacy and security AND have fun. We’re a pandemic start-up, comprised of just a handful of people (mostly unemployed), working from home (like many of you), in a business that launched in eight weeks. All because we believe our new normal doesn’t have to be boring or scary.

We’re getting started with our Macbook camera covers as it’s the biggest crime against design humanity. We’ve seen what folks have been using to cover their laptop camera – (tape, Post-It notes, cheap plastic).

Come join the fun on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/takecvr/takecvr

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Start-up that detects fake news raises £2.5m to prepare for US elections


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Logically – a tech start-up using AI to detect misinformation and to provide a factchecking service to combat fake news – has raised £2.5m to further develop its products in time for the US election.

The company has secured funding from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and XTX Ventures – the venture capital affiliate of XTX Markets, a leading global algorithmic trading firm.

Logically, which is based in Brighouse, uses a team of dedicated fact-checkers alongside artificial intelligence (AI) and digital forensics to analyse media stories and conspiracy theories to help the public separate facts from falsehoods.

It can also track sources of disinformation, as it did recently when it identified false information purporting to link COVID 19 to 5G phone masts. Logically has a free app for consumers and also works with governments, news organisations and social media platforms to help prevent misinformation. It has already been used successfully in the Indian general and regional elections last year, in which it detected over 130,000 pieces of problematic content. It has secured contracts in the USA with public sector and social media platforms in the country to report on the forthcoming elections.

Logically was founded in 2017 by Lyric Jain, a graduate of both Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), after witnessing the public debate about Brexit and the 2016 US elections. The company now employs 15 staff in Yorkshire and a
similar number in London.

Lyric Jain, CEO, said: “With the rise of the internet and social media, falsehoods travel faster than the truth. Misinformation can polarise societies and has become a serious threat to democracy. Logically aims to stop the spread of disinformation, ensure people see both sides of the story and keep elections free and fair. Following on from our early successes in India and Europe, we are looking to establish Logically as a partner for governments, businesses and consumers around the world.”

Ashwin Kumaraswarmy, Investment Manager at Mercia, added: “Logically has developed an AI technology and an impressive client list. It is well placed to work alongside social media platforms like Facebook, as well as Government bodies and businesses, to tackle a growing issue of fake news.

Ekaterina Holt, Head of XTX Ventures, said: ‘’We were impressed with Logically’s technology and team from day one. We invest in emerging companies utilising AI/ machine learning, and in Logically we are proud to support another company that will be a future leader in the world of information and data.’’

Grant Peggie, Director at British Business Bank, said: “We are pleased that NPIF has continued to support high-growth businesses in the North, providing vital funding to enable businesses to create new jobs and expand into new markets. This investment demonstrates how this funding can make a real and measurable difference to innovative businesses across the Northern Powerhouse region, creating a more prosperous regional economy.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.

For more information, please contact:
Alison Dwyer Head of Marketing and Communication
Mercia Asset Management PLC
+44 (0) 330 223 1430
Alison.dwyer@mercia.co.uk

Pauline Rawsterne
PR Agent Turquoise PR
+44 (0) 161 860 6063
+44 (0) 780 163 9816
pauline@turquoisepr.co.uk

About Mercia Asset Management PLC
Mercia is a proactive, specialist asset manager focused on supporting regional SMEs to achieve their growth aspirations. Mercia provides capital across its four asset classes of balance sheet,

venture, private equity and debt capital; the Group’s ‘Complete Capital Solution’. The Group initially nurtures businesses via its third-party funds under management, then over time Mercia can provide further funding to the most promising companies, by deploying direct investment follow-on capital from its own balance sheet. The Group has a strong UK regional footprint through its eight offices, 19 university partnerships and extensive personal networks, providing it with access to high-quality deal flow. Mercia has over £500million of assets under management and, since its IPO in December 2014, has invested over £84million across its direct investment portfolio.

Mercia Asset Management PLC is quoted on AIM with the epic “MERC” and includes the following wholly owned subsidiaries –

• Mercia Fund Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the FCA under firm reference number 524856

• Enterprise Ventures Limited is authorised and regulated by the FCA under firm reference number 183363

• EV Business Loans Limited is authorised and regulated by the FCA under firm reference number 443560 www.mercia.co.uk

About The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

• The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund will invest in Microfinance, Business Loans and Equity Finance sub-funds which will offer financing ranging from £25,000 to £2m, specifically to help small and medium sized businesses secure the funding they need for growth and development

. • The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund is operated by British Business Financial Services Limited, wholly owned by British Business Bank, the UK’s national economic development bank. Established in November 2014, its mission is to make finance markets for smaller businesses work more effectively, enabling those businesses to prosper, grow and build UK economic activity.

• The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the European Investment Bank, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and British Business Finance Limited, a British Business Bank group company.

• The NPIF covers the following LEP areas: Tees Valley Combined Authority, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington, Cumbria, Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Humber, Leeds City Region, Sheffield City Region, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

• The project is receiving up to £140,359,192 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit :https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

• The funds in which Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund invests are open to businesses with material operations, or planning to open material operations, in, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West and Tees Valley

. • The British Business Bank has published the Business Finance Guide (in partnership with the ICAEW, and a further 21 business and finance organisations). The guide, which impartially sets out the range finance options available to businesses and provides links to support available at a regional level, is available at: www.thebusinessfinanceguide.co.uk/bb

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Armory Joins the AWS Partner Network Global Startup Program


Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, a leading open source continuous delivery platform from Netflix and Google, announced today that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program. The APN Global Startup is a unique “white glove” support and go-to-market (GTM) Program for selected startup APN Partners, so that they can build on their AWS expertise, better serve shared customers, and accelerate their growth. To be selected for the APN Global Startup Program, Armory had to meet rigorous criteria, including a clear, demonstrated product market fit for an innovative enterprise tech product, the backing and recommendation of top-tier venture capital firms, and a strategic commitment to building its AWS and cloud expertise.

The APN Global Startup Program enables qualifying startups to gain product design wins, visibility, exposure, leads, and commercial opportunities made possible with exclusive APN resources and dedicated Startup Partner Development Managers (PDM) with deep AWS knowledge and startup business experience, that guide startups in their growth journey with APN. By becoming an APN Global Startup Partner, Armory will receive benefits ranging from a tailor-made plan for mapping the startup needs and opportunities to a selection of AWS services and APN programs, promotion support to drive visibility and awareness around the startup offering, to resources for helping startups sell and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS shared end-customers.

“Armory is proud to join the APN Global Startup Program,” said Daniel R. Odio, CEO, Armory. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their technology goals by leveraging the
agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.”

Armory provides an enterprise distribution of Spinnaker that can be procured directly with Armory or via AWS Marketplace and AWS Marketplace Seller Private Offers. APN provides Armory access to GTM engagement on messaging, campaign activation & performance management through APN Marketing Concierge Service. This helps accelerate GTM execution, reach a global audience, and improve GTM ROI.

“Armory offered us top notch support of Spinnaker. They have the capacity to deliver and they listen to the customer needs when shaping up new features of the product.” – Alex Eftimie, GetYourGuide AG

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. The APN is a global program helping partners build a successful AWS-based business, by helping organizations build, market, and sell their offerings. The APN provides valuable business, technical, and marketing support, to help startups achieve exponential growth.

About Armory
Armory is the company driving modern digital transformation with its enterprise version of Spinnaker. Armory’s scalable, flexible and secure platform automates software delivery, enabling software teams to ship better software, faster. The core of Armory’s platform is powered by Spinnaker, the continuous delivery platform developed and open-sourced by Netflix and Google to help companies quickly and safely deploy software into multiple clouds. Armory builds on open-source Spinnaker’s foundation, adding proprietary features for bolstered enterprise scale, along with 24×7 enterprise-grade support. Armory’s platform is trusted by dozens of Global 2000 customers in financial services, technology, retail, healthcare and entertainment. Armory is also a proud sponsor of, and contributor to, the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home of the fastest-growing projects for continuous
delivery.

Founded in 2016, Armory is funded by Insight Partners, Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, YCombinator and Javelin Venture Partners. Armory is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Learn more at www.armory.io and follow at @cloudarmory.



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SUMMUS SOLUTIONS N.V. (“SS.H”) RUMOURED TO DOUBLE THEIR STAKE IN FUTURE UNICORN START-UP COMPANY IONOTERRA LIMITED


Rumours continue to circulate on Wall Street that Vancouver based entrepreneurial private equity firm Summus Solutions N.V. will be doubling their stake in Israeli start up, Ionoterra Limited.

Summus Solutions N.V., listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under symbol SS.H, – as per the 31st December 2019 filings – already owned 11% of Ionoterra Inc. and with Ionoterra hitting the headlines of late, with talks that they are planning to do a Proof of Concept in California and are about to sign a number of multimillion-dollar contracts with a number of governments around the world, Summus Solutions N.V. vying to increase their equity stake in Ionoterra Ltd., who can blame them? Ionoterra Ltd. is considered to be hot property on Wall Street right now with most firms laying odds on bets that Ionoterra Inc. are on the verge of hitting the big time.  If you’re looking for the next potential Unicorn company as an addition to your portfolio, look no further than Ionoterra Ltd.

Although unconfirmed, there are whispers circulating that Ionoterra Ltd. has recently turned down a host of sizeable investment offers from big name private equity investors such as The Carlyle Group, CVC Capital Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Doran Angelovitch, CEO of Ionoterra Ltd. said; “When we started out, we approached a number of private equity firms in the hope they would assist us in realising our dream of implementing our exclusive patented technology which we knew would give citizens of our planet, eight hours warning before a devastating earthquake was about to strike their region. Almost all of the firms we approached did not believe in us. It was only Summus Solutions N.V. who showed faith in us in the beginning and supported us financially, allowing us the time and the resources we needed to achieve proof of concept. Of course, now our technology has actually been proven, and we have very real interest from many governments as well as the United Nations to deploy our technology worldwide, we have received many offers from those same private equity firms who turned us down initially. We shall continue to achieve our goals and aspirations in partnership with Summus Solutions N.V.”

Urs Meisterhans, President and CEO of Summus Solutions N.V. was unavailable for comment at this time, but should Summus Solutions N.V. increase their stake in Ionoterra Ltd., their share price will skyrocket giving joy to all shareholders in Summus Solutions N.V.

For further information visit: www.ionoterra.com or write to Mr. James Carter, Chief Investment Officer at Charterhouse Private Equity Inc. – j.carter@charterhousepartners.com

 

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The Startup Men’s Skincare Company That’s Changing the Game


These days, skincare companies are a dime a dozen. And with each of them competing for your attention on Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media outlets, it can be a little overwhelming. So how can you separate the legitimate from the gimmicks? We talked to one new Los Angeles-based skincare company to find out.

Nestled in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles is the latest and greatest from the men’s skincare game: Baker Rye Co. Founded by two California natives with a passion for self-care, Baker Rye is a step above the rest.

From the outset, it’s clear that Baker Rye is selling a high end product. The company’s “skincare starter pack” comes in a luxurious black box with gold lettering. Unboxing it is reminiscent of unboxing an iPad. Each of the products within the set comes in stylish brown glass with black lids. It’s a product set that any man would feel confident having on his bathroom counter. But the packaging isn’t the only thing that Baker Rye excels at.

“It’s about the ingredients,” says Raffi, a co-founder and CEO of the company. “If you take a look at the ingredient list on most products, you’ll see all sorts of crazy ingredients from sheep placenta to horse fat.” But you won’t find these gimmicks in Baker Rye’s products. “Most of those ingredients are included for marketing purposes only,” he says. “They’re added in low quantities just so that a manufacturer can throw it on the label. At best they’re doing nothing. At worst, they’re harmful to your skin, or byproducts of inhumane animal testing.”

And that’s where Baker Rye is different. “We only include what we need, and we only include the best ingredients,” the CEO says. It’s all part of an emerging market of clean skincare—skincare without parabens or other harsh chemical preservatives. It’s under this banner that companies like Baker Rye are changing the game.

The one ingredient that Raffi does buy into? “Hyaluronic acid,” he says emphatically. Seen by some as the holy grail of skincare, hyaluronic acid is a natural acid the body produces to keep skin cells hydrated. “Hydrated skin cells are happy skin cells,” Raffi goes on. “Think of your skin cells like water balloons. The more full they are, the less wrinkling you’ll see. It’s really that simple.”

It’s this no-nonsense type of attitude that seems to have propelled Baker Rye’s successes so far. “We’re not here to sell you a fad that will be a part of your skincare routine for a week or a month, tops. We’re designing the highest quality skincare for men. Quality doesn’t go out of style.”

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Startup solving social isolation – PR Fire


Like many others, I’ve been working from home and I miss real-world interactions. Inspired by these events, I’ve built something to make the current social isolation a bit more bearable  – a video chat roulette for distributed teams as a way to stay in touch with each other when working from home.

Snack is a Slack bot that enables teams to have virtual coffees: spontaneous, time-restricted video conversations with icebreakers. Distributed teams use Snack to build authentic relationships with one another.

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Snack meeting experience

I have built Snack for the COVID-19 Global Hackathon. It was one of the most upvoted projects among 18,000+ participants.
https://devpost.com/software/snack

I did not win, but it helped to be seen: we are now onboarding 20 Slack organizations a day, mostly through word of mouth and through Slack directory (people are actively searching for “water cooler” chats).

We’ve gotten some big wins already: Giphy, On Deck, Pioneer, and Founder Collective are already using Snack. Since Snack is free for public Slack communities, most of our users are founders, hackathons, indie makers, artists, and COVID-19 related Slack groups.

I am in the current On Deck cohort (On Deck is an invite-only fellowship similar to Y Combinator – but more hip and, now that all the daily workshops have to take place remotely over Slack, we’ve been using Snack as a way to get to know each other. Every week we have a couple of hours dedicated for “snacking”. People love it and attribute Snack as the reason for getting to know something personal about others in the On Deck cohort – which they would have otherwise not been able to with the absence of serendipitous, in-person interactions.

What attracts people to using Snack is the lottery mechanics with variable reward and icebreakers that mimic quirky real-world conversations.

The lottery mechanism adds a fun and organic element to the conversations because you never know who you will be talking to until after you see each other in the video room – just like how you would never know who you’ll bump into at the water cooler! People are matched based on their interests and availability. This way you cannot bail on people (or at least that would be really awkward for both of you!) After you see each other in the video room, we reveal your names and the icebreakers.

Our icebreakers are thoughtfully designed to reveal something about the other person beyond business and surface value, e.g.

• Who is your craziest/most interesting relative?
• What advice from a close family member has stuck with you the most?
• If you were to teach a class, workshop, or training on any topic, what topic would you choose?

Ultimately, we want people to have fun. May it be the lottery mechanics, countdown to the end of the chat, or getting “snacks” (???) as rewards – the entire experience is designed to feel like a game, as opposed to a forced social interaction. It seems to work  –  feedback is overwhelmingly positive and we are growing fast.

Snack’s mission is to make remote work feel just as natural and socially rewarding as what we are used to experiencing in the office.

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This Startup who raised $1 Million wants to migrate companies affected by COVID-19 to cloud for FREE


It’s hard to imagine a world without cloud technology now that so many people are forced to work remotely. Never have we ever faced such a high demand for availability of IT resources facilitated by the cloud than during this pandemic.

If there would be no cloud, we would lose so many of the things we do everyday – which would add to an existing list of things we can’t do during this COVID-19 pandemic. We would still rent DVD’s if it wasn’t for Netflix’s scalable video delivery service enabled by cloud. We would still conduct business meetings over classic peer networking instead of dynamic cloud-based solutions like Google Hangouts or Zoom. Services like Dropbox or iCloud make no exception to the rule.

“Bunnyshell wants to change the world by making the cloud accessible. Installing and launching servers, monitoring and scaling them, as well as security in the cloud, you can all solve them in minutes. The automation developed by Bunnyshell democratize access to cloud infrastructure – these are some of the arguments that made us invest in the Bunnyshell team, ”says Dan Călugareanu, Partner of Early Game Ventures, startup.ro reported.

Founded in March 2018, Bunnyshell is a SaaS (software as a service) platform to simplify the usage of a cloud platform, from the very beginning – the coding; to the last operation – production. Or put it more simply, Bunnyshell will put your cloud on auto-pilot to maximize applications performance, speed and uptime.

“When it comes to installing applications on cloud infrastructure, things get complicated. It requires a system administrator to choose the best solution or architecture to make the settings and installations. This is where Bunnyshell comes in, so that, with just two to three clicks, anyone can install and launch cloud applications” says Alin Dobra, CEO of Bunnyshell.

For all the SME that have been economically affected by the virus and for the Medical, NGO’s and Educational companies that are active in finding a solution to the Covid-19 virus bunnyshell aid their recovery and evolution with free cloud migration. Read here for more details : https://www.bunnyshell.com/en-covid-19/

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CROWDFUNDING STARTUP, BEAUTY BACKER, INTRODUCES NEW “COVAID” CATEGORY ALLOWING SMALL BUSINESSES, IMPACTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS, TO COLLECT DONATIONS WITH ZERO FEES.


[Austin, TX]: Beauty Backer today announced COVaid, a new category on its crowdfunding platform. COVaid provides access to zero-fee fundraising for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups to keep their businesses afloat as the world fights the Coronavirus and offers a way for communities to support local small businesses.

Beauty Backer is a reward-based crowdfunding platform exclusively for cosmetics and personal care campaigns. To help other small businesses, who may not qualify for other forms of COVID-19 funding, Beauty Backer created a new category and made it accessible to all!

COVaid is a donation-based category on Beauty Backer, open to small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups of all industries – brick and mortar, direct-to-consumer and online. Jacqueline Gutierrez, CEO of Beauty Backer states: “We’ve carved out a very specific place for small business owners to raise funds without paying fees, we don’t want it to be difficult to get the support you need, we want to make it as easy as possible.”

Beauty Backer is not collecting any fees on contributions to businesses made through COVaid, however, Stripe processing fees will still apply. Gutierrez has reached out to Stripe, without response, to partner on this initiative in hopes that they will waive their processing fees.

COVaid allows these businesses to quickly set up a crowdfunding campaign and start collecting donations from family, friends, loyal customers and anyone else who wants to keep local businesses functioning, and serving the community, when social restrictions are lifted. Gutierrez says: “We want to be sure that our favorite hair salon, pizzeria or bakery is ready, willing and able to reopen when all of this is over. That they are able to raise the funds they need and keep 100% of the contributions.”

Campaign creators are verified by Trulioo, an external 3rd party verification company, before they are approved to launch a campaign to avoid potential fraud risks. Contributors should support local businesses or known brands and conduct their own due diligence to ensure safe transactions.

“This is an opportunity to help your neighbors. The longer they go without support, the more likely these businesses will close their doors and never reopen them, we’re trying to prevent that from happening.”  – Jacqueline Gutierrez, CEO – Beauty Backer.

Features and benefits of COVaid include.

  • Dedicated category for businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
  • Donation only category, no reward creation required.
  • Beauty Backer fees will not be applied to COVaid campaign

COVaid will be available starting March 26, 2020 – July 31st, 2020, for all legitimate businesses in the US and UK. For more information on COVaid, visit covaid.beautybacker.co

About Us: Beauty Backer is a reward-based crowdfunding platform exclusively for early-stage Cosmetic and Personal care brands and entrepreneurs. Our vision is to enable these startups with access to crowdfunding resources, designed for their industry, so they can scale their business while exposing beauty enthusiasts to up and coming, exciting products that align with their values.

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Facebook – /BeautyBacker

Instagram – @beautybacker

Twitter – @beauty_backer

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/company/beauty-backer

 

#BeautyBacker #COVaid #COVaidsupportSB #SupportSmallBusiness #COVaidforLocalBiz

 

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Utah Start-up Doing Its Part to Curb National Substitute Shortage


OREM, Utah, December 4, 2019 – Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach, LLC was born of the local schools’ needs to find good, qualified substitutes while not breaking the bank to do so. With the nationwide shortage in substitute teachers, Ready2Teach set out to build a web and mobile-based platform that eliminated the hoops of traditional educational staffing companies. Today, Ready2Teach announced the launch of their mobile app, available for free on both iOS and Android. These innovative platforms make access readily available for school administrators, teachers and subs any time and anywhere.

With the substitute teacher shortage not only affecting Utah schools but being a problem for schools across the nation as well, Ready2Teach seamlessly connects qualified substitute teachers within a county with schools and vice versa. The streamlined process cuts costs for schools, which in turn makes higher pay to the subs a welcome possibility. .

Ready2Teach had my interest in becoming a substitute teacher from the very beginning,” stated Darrin Brooks, a substitute teacher from Utah. “I found Ready2Teach a company that promotes natural harmony between schools and the substitute community. Similarly, the use of their personal, virtual platform allowed me easy access to the available jobs in my area at the click of a button.”

Hailed as the “Uber for Substitute Teachers,” Ready2Teach helps substitute teachers effortlessly find job within the geographical area they set. It also provides a simple, user-friendly experience to the teachers and school administrators posting and managing temporary job openings.

“Pairing the mobile app launch with the web app, Ready2Teach is altering the way school administrators and teachers connect with qualified substitutes in a way never seen before,” said Andrew Dadson, co-founder and CEO.

With Ready2Teach, schools can simply post and ma “Ready2Teach has already helped to fill thousands of jobs by creating the ideal experience for all parties. Thus, schools are able to focus on what really matters — the kids.” nage jobs 24/7 and respond quickly, allowing all parties to be more efficient and productive.

Ready2Teach app benefits include:

‘Exclusive’ and ‘Favorite’ lists – Pick specific ‘favorite’ substitutes so only they can access a job. If a school has its own ‘exclusive’ pool of subs, they can post jobs exclusively to them.

• Automated Job Escalation – Post the job to your ‘exclusive’ or ‘favorite’ list and escalate to the general pool automatically if not filled within your allotted time.
• Upload lesson plans – A feature to benefit all parties, this allows teachers to let the subs know exactly what they need to be successful and direct the kids in line with the teacher’s efforts.

After a successful beta test on web and mobile with all its users—both subs and schools—this newest update offers more flexibility and increased efficiency.

About Ready2Teach

Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach launched in 2018 after noticing a significant gap in the education absence management space. In the short time span since the company’s inception, Ready2Teach has signed on more than 500 subs filling over 5,000 teaching vacancies in Utah and nearby States. The number of filled jobs keep rising month-over-month. For districts, charter schools and subs, to learn more about Ready2Teach or join the family, visit www.ready2teach.com

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