DataFox Digest - Thursday, December 10, 2015

Posted in: DataFox Digest, digest, why you why now, salesloft, a plus, appdirect, barnabas health, esri, evolution petroleum, fat rascal games inc., isystems, itson, journey sales, kiwi inc., lattice, novogen, palantir technology, palisades media ventures, patrick industries inc., purple land management, quest diagnostics, salem media group, sensys networks, sgn, the end of business as usual, tinypulse, verizon communications, welldog, zoompf

Insights from the experts

Paul Arnold, an advisor and former member of the team at AppDirect, provides expert insight into how to achieve rapid growth for your new business in What It Takes to Grow Your Startup 500% in Months.

Brian Solis, author of The End of Business As Usual, explains how to use all your skills to your advantage in Experience as a Competitive Advantage.

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Billy Hoffman, founder and CTO of Zoompf, demonstrates the pros and cons of using a new web browser What Microsoft Edge Means for SEOs.

Caitlin Ridge, director of communications at Lattice, shows how channeling your inner child can help your sales in Data-driven Marketing: Where Has All the Storytelling Gone?

Leah Bell of SalesLoft shares some tactics to help you make 2016 your best year yet in Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016, A Sales Tip Video.

Recent company milestones

Major hires and promotions

Evolution Petroleum (Houston, TX), announced the promotion of Randy Keys to president and CEO (source).

Salem Media Group (Camarillo, CA), announced that Kevin Isaacs has been appointed GM for the Cleveland cluster of radio stations (source).

iSystems (Colchester, VT), promoted Carol-Ann McGregor to CIO and Nicole Gilbert to VP of HR (source).

Novogen (North Ryde, Australia), appointed Dr. James Garner as CEO (source).

Patrick Industries, Inc. (Elkhart, IN), announced that Andy L. Nemeth has been promoted to president and Joshua A. Boone has been appointed CFO (source).

Expansions and relocations

WellDog (Laramie, WY), an energy-focused technical services company, launched a new carbon services division (source).

Acquisitions and partnerships

SGN (Beverly Hills, CA), the fastest growing U.S. mobile games studio, acquired development studios Fat Rascal Games, Inc. (Sammamish, WA), and Kiwi, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) (source).

Quest Diagnostics (Madison, NJ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services and Barnabas Health (West Orange, NJ), New Jersey's largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system, are teaming up to enhance quality and value of diagnostic services to patients and their doctors (source).

Palisades Media Ventures (Santa Monica, CA), a leading creator of public affairs videos and content, announced a strategic partnership with A Plus (Philadelphia, PA), a leading technology-focused provider of positive journalism, to develop video and content marketing projects for the world's leading brands (source).

Sensys Networks (Berkeley, CA), the world's leading provider of wireless traffic detection and integrated traffic data systems, has partnered with Verizon Communications (New York, NY), a wireless telecommunications company, to deliver intelligent traffic management services (source).

Purple Land Management (Fort Worth, TX), a full-service land management firm, has partnered with Esri (Redlands, CA), the worldwide leader in geographical information systems, to create a groundbreaking data management platform for the oil and gas industry (source).

Funding

Journey Sales (Philadelphia, PA), a leading provider of innovative customer engagement solutions for sales professionals, raised $3.3 million in a Series A round led by MissionOG (source).

TINYpulse (Seattle, WA), a platform that gives leaders a pulse on how happy, burnt out or frustrated their employees are, raised $6 million in its latest round of funding led by Arthur Ventures (source).

ItsOn (Redwood City, CA), a cloud-based platform that helps carriers configure, market and sell mobile services on the fly, raised $12.5 million in its latest round of funding led by Delta Partners Capital (source).

Palantir Technology (Palo Alto, CA), a data analysis firm, raised $129 million in its latest round of funding led by Founders Fund (source).

The Future of Money

Times are changing and the language of finance is changing along with it. It is as important to understand the trends in vocabulary as it is to follow the newest and greatest startup. Check out Samantha Sharf of Forbes’ vocab list for the future of money in 11 Terms You'll Need To Know To Manage Your Wallet In The Future.