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Basemap is the ultimate app to plan, navigate and share your next outdoor adventure

Basemap is the ultimate app to plan, navigate and share your next outdoor adventure

If you’re venturing into the outdoors anytime soon, you’re going to want to make sure you’re prepared. One of most powerful tools to do that is Basemap, the only app on the market that lets you safely plan your trip, navigate the outdoors, and share your adventures on a social media platform for others just like yourself. Basemap offers a variety of features that you’re definitely going to want to try out. Their unique mapping system lets you view hundreds of mapping layers and extensive data targeted at specific outdoor activities. This includes hiking, fishing, hunting, and even off-roading.
CRM on Microsoft Azure Cloud

CRM on Microsoft Azure Cloud

CRM on Microsoft Azure Cloud: Nimble has migrated its CRM platform from AWS to Microsoft Azure. market-leading SaaS CRM from AWS to Microsoft Azure. The migration, completed in less than four weeks without a hitch, aligns with Nimble’s business model. Indeed, Microsoft is a global Nimble reseller, and Nimble is positioning itself as a simple CRM for Office 365 and small workgroups.
Sea change: Maritime and tech leaders join forces to find innovative uses for ocean data

Sea change: Maritime and tech leaders join forces to find innovative uses for ocean data

The world’s seas are increasingly awash with data. There are sensors attached to buoys, autonomous sail drones, ships and satellites, each churning out a constant stream of information about water temperature, wave height, currents and more. A new strategic alliance launched by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office wants to harness all of that data —and collect even more of it — to slash the maritime industry’s carbon emissions and increase its efficiency by 2050.
Nimble Announces Evolution of CRM for Office 365

Nimble Announces Evolution of CRM for Office 365

The CRM company Nimble has announced a better way for business departments to stay in sync. What’s interesting is it works with popular systems like Office 365 and Dynamics 365. That way, everyone gets the same information across departments. Small Business Trends asked Jon Ferrara, Nimble CEO, to explain. He wrote how sharing information with Microsoft Office 365, G Suite; MailChimp or Hubspot can be an issue.
JetClosing names Zillow alum to board

JetClosing names Zillow alum to board

Seattle-based home-closing startup JetClosing named Chloe Harford to the company’s board of directors. Harford left her position as vice president of product at digital marketplace OfferUp near the end of last year. Prior to OfferUp, Harford was at real estate tech company Zillow, where she worked for more than a decade and served in several strategic roles. Harford also mentors startups through Techstars, and she’s served on the boards of REI and nonprofit outdoors group The Mountaineers.
Seattle startup ioCurrents raises $5M to bring big data to the high seas

Seattle startup ioCurrents raises $5M to bring big data to the high seas

The company’s platform, MarineInsight, collects reams of data from various pieces of ship machinery and analyzes it with on-board computers and in the cloud. The software then suggests actions based on any problems it finds or anticipates; it can help reduce fuel costs or prevent engine failures, for example. The startup has customers in commercial shipping, fishing and passenger industries.
The irreplaceable human

The irreplaceable human

The new-age consumer is upon us. Their mentality transcends all verticals, be it a product purchase, a service, etc. With technology in-hand, today’s consumer demands a lot — convenience, certainty, transparency, accuracy, expediency, and reliability — essentially, a repeatable customer journey experience each time. This is not a temporary ‘movement’, it is a definable market shift…it is the new way of the world.
Language Learning Platform Emmersion Completes $2.4 Million Round

Language Learning Platform Emmersion Completes $2.4 Million Round

TALK THE TALK: Emmersion Learning, a Lehi, Utah-based startup that offers a language-learning platform for academic and corporate use, has raised $2.4 million in a second round of funding led by seed and early-stage venture firm Imagen Capital Partners. Emmersion, founded in 2015, will use the money to expand its research and development team and add more language tests, according to a statement. Emmersion has 10 new languages planned for release and customers in 30 countries worldwide.
Emmersion Learning Acquires Perpetual Technology Group

Emmersion Learning Acquires Perpetual Technology Group

Emmersion Learning, a rapidly growing EdTech company, has acquired Perpetual Technology Group, official licensee of WebCAPE, with the purpose of continuing its mission to close the global communication gap. As the worldwide standard for language placement testing, WebCAPE has saved the education industry millions of dollars by offering a reliable and affordable exam to test reading, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Originally developed by Brigham Young University in 1992, WebCAPE was licensed in 2004 by Perpetual Technology Group and now serves over 600 institutions worldwide in seven languages.
Emmersion Learning Raises $2.4 Million in Second Round of Funding Led by Imagen Capital Partners

Emmersion Learning Raises $2.4 Million in Second Round of Funding Led by Imagen Capital Partners

Emmersion Learning announced today that it has closed $2.4 million in equity funding led by Imagen Capital Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm. Additional major existing investors also participated. “This round of funding will help immensely in accelerating our mission,” shared Joe Tomco, CEO and co-founder of Emmersion Learning. “The industry has been anxiously awaiting a reliable automated language assessment platform. The support from Imagen will allow us to scale to a full suite of automated and adaptive language assessments to be used worldwide.”