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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.”
On CRM: Will Nimble Solve Microsoft’s Small Business CRM Problem?

On CRM: Will Nimble Solve Microsoft’s Small Business CRM Problem?

As a Microsoft partner that focuses on small and medium sized companies my firm has had little to offer our clients when they ask about CRM options other than to direct them elsewhere. Their flagship Dynamics products are excellent, but they're pricey for a small company and clearly built to compete against the likes of Salesforce and Oracle. There used to be (shudder) the Outlook Business Contact Manager but that application was thankfully discontinued after a few years of hair-pulling performance and other issues. Office 365 comes with something called the Outlook Customer Manager which is a shadow of what a good CRM system should provide and frankly has not received much attention from Redmond.
Tested: Basemap Pro App

Tested: Basemap Pro App

An all-in-one app for lovers of the great outdoors, Basemap is packed with benefits for hikers, hunters, off-roaders and fishermen alike. Utilizing information gleaned from a variety of sources, Basemap features more than 400 layers of accessible material in its free version, and more than 700 in its Pro iteration ($29.99/yr. or $4.99/mo.). With an easy-to-use layout and intuitive controls, Basemap shows as much or as little data as one wants to see depending on which layers are enabled, and can be accessed offline for out-of-service utility.
Nimble Rated Small Business CRM Market Leader By Office 365 And G Suite Users, Says G2 Crowd

Nimble Rated Small Business CRM Market Leader By Office 365 And G Suite Users, Says G2 Crowd

Nimble, the simple smart CRM for Office 365 and G Suite, announced today it has been named a CRM Market Leader for small business teams, according to G2 Crowd (the world’s leading business software reviews platform). Rankings are based on verified user reviews and market presence. Nimble’s Market Leadership in CRM is based on receiving a high Customer Satisfaction score, with 95% percent of users rating it 4 or 5 stars. Ninety-four percent believe Nimble is headed in the right direction, and 91 percent reported they are likely to recommend it. Nimble CRM also ranks among the top small business solutions based on ROI, user adoption, ease of implementation, ease of doing business with, and quality of support.
JetClosing snags $20 million to speed up homebuying process

JetClosing snags $20 million to speed up homebuying process

Seattle startup JetClosing wants to cut out much of that pesky paperwork you have to sign while buying or selling a home, and the company raised $20 million from investors to do it. JetClosing is a title and escrow company that operates using cloud technology and a mobile app — meaning homebuyers and sellers can sign documents digitally and finish the escrow process in as few as two days, it says.
JetClosing snags $20 million to speed up homebuying process

JetClosing snags $20 million to speed up homebuying process

Seattle startup JetClosing wants to cut out much of that pesky paperwork you have to sign while buying or selling a home, and the company raised $20 million from investors to do it. JetClosing is a title and escrow company that operates using cloud technology and a mobile app — meaning homebuyers and sellers can sign documents digitally and finish the escrow process in as few as two days, it says.
Nimble lands $9 million Series A to simplify contact management in the cloud

Nimble lands $9 million Series A to simplify contact management in the cloud

Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara has been around the contacts block a few times. He was the guy who founded Goldmine, the grandaddy of contact databases. For the last several years he has been working at Nimble, a startup with the goal of managing contacts info inside Office 365 and G Suite. Today, his company announced a $9 million Series A round.
Vioguard Secures $5MM Series A Financing Round Led by Imagen Capital Partners

Vioguard Secures $5MM Series A Financing Round Led by Imagen Capital Partners

BOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vioguard Inc., an industry leader in UV-C technology solutions, today announced that it has raised a $5 million Series A round of financing from Imagen Capital Partners. This investment brings Vioguard’s total funding since launching its ultraviolet disinfection solutions to $11 million and will be used to expand its sales and marketing efforts, as well as, broaden and accelerate product development initiatives. With this investment, Imagen Capital Partners will designate two persons to join the Vioguard board of directors.