DataFox Digest - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

DataFox Digest - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Insights from the experts

Greg Davis, senior project marketing manager at Intercom, explores what comes after your product has been launched and the best ways to troubleshoot in Your Product Is Launched. Now What?

Austin Duck, content marketing manager for CircleBack, challenges you to rethink what content marketing can do in Building a Growth-Focused Content Marketing Strategy.

Leah Bell of SalesLoft explains why the journey to a successful lead takes time but will pay off in Turning a Prospect into a Sales-Ready Lead Takes Heart — And At Least 7 Touches.

Mike Renahan of HubSpot reveals how visualizing, smiling, and developing empathy can help you achieve your goals in Train Your Brain to Be More Successful with 5 Science-Backed Tips.

Lolly Spindler of Xoombi shows how easy it can be to boost your resume in Why You Should Get Your Inbound Marketing Certification.

Recent company milestones

Major hires and promotions

Rock & Brews (El Segundo, CA), announced that Michael Greenberg has been appointed to the board of directors (source).

Single Source, Inc. (Roswell, GA), appointed Christopher Northup to its advisory board (source).

General Atlantic (New York, NY), promoted Jörn Nikolay to managing director and Roni Elchahal, Andrew Ferrer, and Rajat Sood to principal (source).

Speakman (New Castle, DE), announced that Tara Scanzillo has been appointed as director of sales (source).

Metaldyne Performance Group (Plymouth, MI) has appointed Douglas Grimm as president and COO and Russell Bradly as executive VP of sales (source).

Expansions and relocations

Fuddruckers (Houston, TX), a grilled-to-order hamburger chain, is expanding its business throughout Florida (source).

Bit Stew Systems (Burnaby, BC), a leader of software defined operations for the industrial internet, launched its Global PArtner Program to expand to new markets (source).

Acquisitions and partnerships

American Logistics Aid Network (Lakeland, FL), a non-profit support corporation, announced its partnership with Transportation Intermediaries Association (Alexandria, VA), the professional organization of the third-party logistics industry, to identify sources of transportation capacity for humanitarian relief (source).

Parata Systems (Durham, NC), a pharmacy technology provider, announced its partnership with Talyst (Kirkland, WA), a pharmacy automation hardware and software solutions provider, to give their respective markets greater access to pharmacy automation (source).

Revention (Houston, TX), a developer of complete, customizable restaurant and entertainment management solutions, has partnered with Vantiv (Cincinnati, OH), a payment processor with an integrated technology platform, to provide a secure EMV payment solution (source).

Leading Chinese and European asset management companies, E Fund Management Co. (Hong Kong, China), and Danske Capital (Copenhagen, Denmark), to establish a long-term strategic alliance (source).

TestPlant (London, England), an international software business, has partnered with Sogeti (Dayton, OH) a software testing services firm, to deliver software quality solutions for digital enterprises (source).


GoEuro (Berlin, Germany), a transportation booking platform, has raised $45 million in a Series B round led by Goldman Sachs (source).

Eventbase (Vancouver, BC), an app builder for big events, raised $6 million in a Series B round led by Madrona Venture Group (source).

Swift Navigation (San Francisco, CA), a GPS service for industry, raised $11 million in a Series A round led by Lior Susan (source).

Best Places to Work

Today Glassdoor published its annual “Best Places to Work” list. Lydia Dishman of Fast Company breaks down the selection process and explains why the top companies made the list. Find out who made the cut in These Were The Best Places To Work In The U.S. This Year.