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MyndYou Collaborates with Mass General Hospital for Research Trial Using MyndYou Platform:

TEL AVIV, Israel and BOSTON, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MyndYou is pleased to announce a research collaboration with Bradford Dickerson, MD, Department of Neurology and Bonnie Wong, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, both at Massachusetts General Hospital. This research trial will use and validate MyndYou technology for the remote, automated detection of subtle changes in speech patterns of Alzheimer’s patients.

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative language disorder arising most often from Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) or Alzheimer’s disease (AD). PPA symptoms are typically assessed qualitatively, which many clinicians believe is valuable but could be improved upon. This study is designed to investigate more objective and efficient methods for assessing PPA and Alzheimer’s.

MyndYou’s technology uses a unique method for analyzing multiple parameters related to change in cognition that are collected as part of day to day life, among them speech. This study uses MyndYou’s platform to test alternative, quantitative assessment options that could lead to an increase in screening accuracy and allow objective detection of sensitive changes in cognition and the tailoring of care in accordance with findings.

Dr. Bradford Dickerson states: “We see a great need for tools that can increase effective and personalized care without disrupting the day-to-day life of our patients. This is only the beginning of our relationship with MyndYou, as we hope their technology will shift the way we care for early stage Cognitive Impairment.”

Ruth Poliakine, MyndYou CEO, states: “It is an incredible opportunity to be working with Mass General Hospital and the leading researchers in the arena of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to making an impact in the field of cognitive care.”

About MyndYou: MyndYou is an artificial intelligence (AI) -based platform designed to aid clinicians in tracking and treating cognitive decline among a growing senior population.  MyndYou combines one-on-one remote interaction with a seamless monitoring app, analytic evaluation, and artificial intelligence (AI) analysis to individualize treatment based on real objective data.  For more than 150 million older adults living with Alzheimer’s and other types of Dementia, MyndYou helps bridge the gap between safety and independence while maximizing care and quality-of-life.


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Meet the World’s First Robo-Lawyer for Real Estate Investing

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bootstrap Legal, a legaltech and fintech startup, today launched software that automates the drafting of complex legal paperwork for those raising capital for real estate projects of $2 Million and under. For the first time, real estate investors can draft their own legal offering documents using artificial intelligence. The new online service was launched in recognition of the changing marketplace of real estate investing. More and more smaller investors are able to access investment opportunities online. For platforms and issuers originating these offers, a streamlined and low cost service to provide necessary legal documents is vital.

“The one thing I heard from my clients as an attorney was the importance of speed. Sponsors need to maximize the amount of time they have to raise capital for a project prior to close of escrow. Everyone always wanted to start fundraising yesterday,” explains Founder and Chief Legal Hacker Amy Wan, Esq. “At the same time, clients need legal documents even for their smaller deals. The legal fees for small transactions are often too high for small deals. Bootstrap Legal aims to solve a lot of problems my clients have had over the years.”

Easy to use & Cost Effective

Bootstrap Legal users answer a series of questions about their real estate project. Once complete, bespoke legal documents are delivered to the user’s email inbox within 48 hours. Each set of documents is attorney-grade and attorney-reviewed prior to delivery.

This first-of-its-kind legaltech product both undercuts the legal fees associated with real estate capital raises and expedites the process. Real estate investors typically have limited time to raise capital for their project, and Bootstrap Legal’s new software allows users to control the legal process, so that they can have extra time to raise capital. Users who require additional assistance are connected to a real estate securities attorney to get questions answered.

Wan, a real estate securities attorney and prominent voice in the crowdfunding space, aims to democratize access to legal counsel for small businesses, without the associated unpredictable high fees and lack of speed and process. With Bootstrap Legal, Wan believes she can level the playing field.

“Small businesses make up over 99% of businesses in the U.S. Yet, the average American has $400 in their checking account, which isn’t enough to even form a legal entity. It’s unrealistic to think these entrepreneurs can afford a $2000-5000 retainer to an attorney to get a business formed and off the ground. I believe that investing time in helping small business entrepreneurs leads to economic growth and job creation—which is important given all the future of work discussions we hear today. Bootstrap Legal intends to use AI to give small business entrepreneurs a fighting chance by providing a more user-friendly and affordable access to counsel,” adds Wan.

Prior to founding Bootstrap Legal, Wan was a Partner at Trowbridge Sidoti, LLP and General Counsel at Patch of Land, a real estate crowdfunding platform. She also helped formulate international trade policy and business and human rights policy as a Presidential Management Fellow in the federal government. She was named one of ten Women to Watch by the American Bar Association, and co-founded Legal Hackers LA, a meetup group that facilitates discussion around the intersection of law and technology.


BOOTSTRAP LEGAL is a legal technology company. Our mission is to apply artificial intelligence to the law to democratize access to counsel for small business entrepreneurs. Our first product automates the drafting of real estate private equity, syndication, and crowdfunding legal paperwork so that real estate sponsors can get their legal offering paperwork affordably and quickly.

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With Global Cyber Attacks On the Rise, Zenedge Says Artificial Intelligence Holds the Answer

LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Black Hat USA 2017 – Cyber threats are growing larger in size, sophistication and complexity every day – and enterprises are failing to keep up with the speed and magnitude of these attacks. Zenedge, a leading global provider of cloud-based, artificial intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, believes that businesses of all sizes must invest in cloud-based security with a strong foundation in automation, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to dynamically create and manage security postures, identify threats and mitigate attacks.

“Everyone at Black Hat claims they have the silver bullet to stop cyber attacks – but without a cohesive security strategy based on automation, AI and machine learning, enterprises will continue to fall prey to hackers,” said Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, Zenedge. “Too many businesses are still relying on internal resources and hardware with a short shelf life and capacity – essentially, they’re left bailing water out of a sinking ship. Hackers are innovative – they’re using automation, bots, artificial intelligence – and the only way to fight back is to pit ‘robot against robot,’ using adaptive technology to replace antiquated and otherwise obsolete systems.”

Zenedge provides the following advice for enterprises to proactively and effectively combat emerging threats:

  • Take the Fight to the Cloud: Cloud represents scale and it is essential that security teams have a cloud strategy in place.  Transition your defense to a cloud cybersecurity solution that provides virtually unlimited capacity for mitigating attacks of any size and complexity.
  • Fight Robots – With Robots: Hackers are innovative and at the bleeding edge of the latest tech, leveraging AI to craft attacks designed to evolve on their own and evade your defenses. Choose an effective defense strategy capitalizing on machine learning and AI to dynamically adapt to evolving attack techniques and defeat zero day threats. 
  • Identify a Team of Experts: Identify vendors with cybersecurity focus and expertise, who have the scale, capacity and cloud infrastructure to identify and mitigate threats at the edge of the network, far away from the organizations’ infrastructure. Choose a vendor that provides a complete solution with 24×7 managed security, acting as the natural extension to your internal IT organization.

With over 800,000 web applications and networks under its protection since the launch of its cloud-based cybersecurity managed service in the Fall of 2014, the Zenedge Cybersecurity Suite protects against website vulnerabilities, DDoS attacks, API security holes and malware.  Offered as a fully-managed security service, the Zenedge Cybersecurity Suite is a multi-tenant hosted platform with globally distributed POPs (points of presence) and geographically dispersed DDoS mitigation centers, plus security operation centers monitoring and mitigating attacks 24/7. At the core of the Zenedge Cybersecurity Suite are proprietary machine learning algorithms, coupled with threat intelligence and big data analysis.

“We’ve reached a point where traditional IT security teams and on premise hardware-based tools are not enough – and frankly, they’re being outwitted every day,” said Yuri Frayman, CEO, Zenedge. “It is impossible for any business to react quickly enough to the evolving threat landscape without relying on automation based on artificial intelligence and machine learning to effectively outsmart the attackers.”

Zenedge will be showcasing the Zenedge Cybersecurity Suite at Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at booth 1954. To learn more about Zenedge visit

About Zenedge 
Zenedge is a leading global provider of cloud-based, artificial intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions. The Zenedge Cybersecurity Suite is powered by proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Zenedge AI inspects web traffic in real-time, identifies threats and behavior anomalies and dynamically updates security postures accordingly – enabling enterprises to take an adaptive and proactive approach to securing their web applications and networks. 

Zenedge protects over 800,000 web applications and networks for organizations in eCommerce, Education, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Gaming, Government, Healthcare, Media and Technology industries. Zenedge is headquartered in Aventura, Florida. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @ZENEDGEprotect


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Nexar Announces Automotive AI Challenge with Global Dataset

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Today Nexar, the provider of the world’s first vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network for road safety, issued a challenge to researchers to develop a geography-adaptive autonomous driving perception model. For the challenge, the company released its NEXET image dataset that includes over 55,000 street-level images from over 80 countries.

The goal of the challenge is to initiate a collaborative effort to address the problem of building a driving perception that performs consistently over different geographies. The key element for developing an all-weather, all-road, all-country driving perception is the ability to obtain data from an large and diverse training dataset. NEXET was carefully curated to contain scenarios of varying lighting, weather, and topographical conditions, as well as varying driving cultures in different countries to offer a comprehensive dataset.

“The robustness of learning driving policy models depends critically on having access to the largest possible training dataset exposing the true diversity of the 10 trillion miles that humans drive every year in the real world. Current approaches are trained using homogenous data from a small number of vehicles running in controlled environments, or in simulation, which fail to perform adequately in the true diversity of real-world dangerous corner cases,” said Bruno Fernandez Ruiz, co-founder and CTO of Nexar. “Safe driving requires continuously resolving a long tail of those corner cases. The only way to ensure safety in ADAS is to continuously capture as many of these cases as possible. By releasing this diverse dataset, we are opening our challenge to researchers to help us develop these algorithms and together create more robust ADAS models – essential to a safe autonomous future.”

Researchers interested in joining the Nexar Challenge can find more details and sign up to receive the dataset here:  

About Nexar 

Nexar connects cars in the world’s largest open vehicle-to-vehicle network. Leveraging connected smartphones and car cameras and sensors, Nexar provides real-time alerts to prevent vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions. Leveraging millions of car-sourced road miles jointed with sensor-fusion, deep-learning, map-layering and artificial intelligence driving-cognition technologies Nexar provides a series of data products and services for the Automotive, Insurance and Mapping industries.  

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COPAN Diagnostics Inc. Showcasing PhenoMATRIX™ Smart Algorithms at AACC in San Diego

MURRIETA, Calif., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — After a successful launch at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017, COPAN is showcasing PhenoMATRIX™ to a wider audience at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center from August 1 through August 3.

PhenoMATRIX Segregation Algorithm for Urines

Smart phones in every hand. Driverless cars roaming around Silicon Valley. The all-knowing Google. Are the robots taking over? And if they are, is that such a bad thing? While science fiction loves to pit machines against humans, the reality is robots, or more aptly Artificial Intelligence (AI), are an asset to human intelligence. In other words, they make us better. And that’s exactly what COPAN has created with its unique suite of algorithms, PhenoMATRIX™.

The newest feature in COPAN’s line of automation, PhenoMATRIX™ is a sophisticated suite of algorithms that uses AI to automatically count and recognize organisms, giving microbiology labs the ability to read, interpret and segregate bacterial cultures with the click of a button. The algorithms of this revolutionary system, only available to WASPLab™ users, have been tested in different laboratories across the US, Canada and Europe and proven with more than 250,000 clinical samples.

“The future belongs to those who envision it,” said Norman Sharples, COPAN Diagnostics CEO. “We are creating AI technology that’s really an accessory to the human brain. We aren’t replacing humans. These smart algorithms combine the unapparelled human intelligence with the invaluable asset of AI, hence our new slogan: PhenoMatrix AI: Amplifies Your Ingenuity.”

Automation in microbiology is making new strides with the implementation of Digital Microbiology and sophisticated reading algorithms that can amplify the sensitivity of routine technologists in reading cultures.  Surveillance specimens for Hospital Associated Infections are commonly plated on chromogenic media for pathogen detection. 

If an HAI pathogen is present, such as MRSA or VRE, the colony exhibits a definitive color. PhenoMATRIX™ image analysis software is being used today in laboratories to screen cultures with high accuracy for HAI.  In addition, segregation software algorithms are also available and in use today for categorizing urine cultures quantitatively and using expert rules, which lessens the amount of technologist time required to report out results to the provider. 

COPAN is the first to report on the use of sophisticated, accurate reading algorithms for MRSA and VRE and for segregating urine cultures quantitatively in multicenter studies across the globe. 

COPAN is leading the way in the application of AI in clinical microbiology through the sophistication of our algorithms and user defined expert rules. This technology is amplifying the Medical Technologists’ ability to apply their Microbiology skills, not replacing them. This is very exciting for improved patient care in a time of decreasing numbers of techs and increasing work volumes,” concludes Sharples.

To learn more about PhenoMATRIX™, stop by booth #5549 at AACC at the San Diego Convention Center.

With a reputation for innovation, COPAN is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of collection and transport systems. COPAN’s automation includes specimen processing, smart incubation, digital imaging and strong algorithms for automatic segregation of bacterial cultures, followed by automated colony picking.  For more information, visit

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Fluency Expands Network Traffic Analysis Capabilities to Create the Most Complete Security Analytics & Orchestration Solution

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fluency® today announced the general availability of its Security Analytics and Orchestration (SAO) solution version 5.5 that unites its innovative Network Traffic Analytics (NTA) and Central Log Management (CLM) capabilities to empower security operations centers to make far better decisions supported by automated implementation.

Unlike any other products, Fluency uses patented real-time technology that correlates events by removing duplication and merging additional event information. Fluency’s analytic scoring process validates, scores, and tracks issues. This, combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), results in a uniquely efficient, cost-saving security solution that is consistently smarter and faster than other SAO offerings.

Fluency was co-founded by Chris Jordan and Kun Luo, who sold their previous company to McAfee in 2009. Jordan and Luo led and directed McAfee’s network threat intelligence solution until 2012.

“At Fluency, we believe that a critical element of SAO is the decision process,” Jordan said. “The rationale is quite simple; the decision is a vital element because automating imprecise data only amplifies bad decisions. Fluency focuses on machine learning and big data analytics. This data-centric approach to SAO means more than just making correct decisions, it provides the data needed for a superior response.”

“With the launch of version 5.5, Fluency expands its fusion approach combining application awareness, network administration logs, user information and host information stored at different levels of network protocol in conjunction with dispersed security offerings. Fusing this data enables comprehensive analytics while also providing the information needed to more quickly respond, not just detect an issue.”

SAO products typically focus on playbooks, chaining integration from one device to another. Fluency acts as a data manager that performs analytics scoring of all incoming data in real time. From this risk-based approach, decisions are made in the playbook to implement responses. The focus on decisions is pivotal in preventing the amplification of false positives as well as improper responses to low-risk events.

Available through trusted channel partners, Fluency is deployed as a subscription with an appliance or sensor at an organization’s gateway, or as a pure cloud offering. Pricing begins at a list price of $3,250.00 per month for a 250Mbps line.

About Fluency
Founded in 2013, Fluency is a pioneer in Security Automation and Orchestration (SAO) and Security Analytics. Its patented technology merges and analyzes data in real-time, providing the fastest and efficient response. Patent-pending technology combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to arm companies with powerful response orchestration – resulting in a smarter, continually-improving view of the network and host data as well as alerts from traditional security devices. Fluency’s use of big data analysis results in a dramatically more intelligent and efficient alert handling process that allows companies to scale their security talent and leverage legacy devices. Based in College Park, Maryland, Fluency is relied upon by some of the largest U.S. medical facilities, financial firms and government agencies. Visit




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Stanley Black & Decker Opens Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory In Boston

BOSTON, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today announced the opening of a new Breakthrough Innovation center in Boston dedicated to advancing technological innovation in the company’s Stanley Security business. The Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory is the company’s 11th Innovation Center globally and will initially employ approximately 20 people in Boston’s Seaport District.

“We recognize that technological innovation is changing the world at an exponentially accelerating pace and that being at the forefront of disruption is essential to success,” said Jim Loree, Stanley Black & Decker’s president and CEO. “Today marks the opening of the company’s 11th breakthrough innovation center around the globe and this team in Boston will be dedicated to ensuring that we develop the most innovative solutions in the security space.”

Stanely Black & Decker is a global leader in electronic security solutions, and I am proud to welcome the Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory to the City of Boston,” said John F. Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston. “Boston’s innovation ecosystem of talent, concentration of technology companies, and collaborative entrepreneur community will help the Future Innovation Factory grow and thrive while Stanley Security tranforms the security technology industry.”

Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory is focused on uncovering disruptive business models and exploring technologies to transform and secure our world. The team will specifically concentrate on automation, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence in the Security space, as well as the rapid commercialization of breakthrough technologies.

On Monday, July 24th, the team officially opened their doors in a brand new space located at the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport area, a center for startup activity and advanced research, adjacent to the innovation operations of technology and industrial leaders such as Autodesk and GE. Additionally, the space is located next to the MassChallenge Headquarters, a non-profit partner focused on start-up business acceleration. The STANLEY Security team will have the opportunity to catalyze ideas and tap into the MassChallenge and other resources for inspiration and collaboration.

Stanley Black & Decker operates the world’s second largest commercial electronic security business, a $2 billion business unit focused on advanced electronic safety, security and monitoring solutions, eco-friendly automatic doors, and sophisticated patient safety and asset tracking within the healthcare space.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s largest provider of tools and storage, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. Learn more at

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Wolters Kluwer Launches AI-Enhanced M&A Clause Analytics to Streamline Merger Agreement Process

NEW YORK, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today launched M&A Clause Analytics, a workflow solution rooted in cutting edge artificial intelligence, in collaboration with KMStandards, with curation by expert attorneys. M&A Clause Analytics – which aims to set a new market standard for simultaneously improving the quality of drafting, while streamlining the M&A document drafting process – will be a central component of the Transactional Law Suite for Securities.

The solution provides a wide range of acquisition agreements, clauses, and related documents by employing both machine learning and expert curation. Differentiating itself from competitive products, M&A Clause Analytics puts forth a model for each agreement based on a robust, statistically significant sample set of recent documents. The AI-generated statistical median model document is then carefully reviewed by M&A attorneys, ensuring the best of machine learning and expert human curation. With these tools, the product then offers users a variety of core functionalities including:

  • The ability to compare an entire document or single clause against the market standard;
  • Conformity of a clause to the market standard; and
  • Easy-to-locate practical guidance that provides context around the model and its clauses.

M&A Clause Analytics breaks new ground through the combination of artificial intelligence with expert attorney curation, driving both improved productivity and better client outcomes,” said Dean Sonderegger, Vice President & General Manager, Legal Markets & Innovation. “The launch of M&A Clause Analytics is Wolters Kluwer’s latest move to enhance our best-in-class transactional offerings by integrating our deep legal expertise with the best in emerging technology, content curation and aggregation and seamless workflow integration.”

By providing access to a database of Merger, Stock Purchase, and Asset Purchase Agreements and their ancillary documents, M&A Clause Analytics dramatically streamlines the M&A drafting process for legal professionals. The workflow solution provides a comprehensive database of articles and clauses that appear in acquisition and ancillary agreements, giving users insight and guidance into accepted standards to apply to their own agreements. Legal professionals can view the commonality and variability of specific articles and clauses within an agreement, and compare specific clauses to the standard language used in clauses of that type.

“Model forms reliably capture best practice standards, which can be used as a starting point for a drafting a new agreement or selected clauses,” said Kingsley Martin, President and CEO of KMStandards. “Using our proprietary technology, the forms and clauses are assembled from the automated analysis of thousands of successfully negotiated agreements which importantly provides an objective, statistical standard that provides lawyers with an immediate sense of which clauses tend to be highly negotiated and which are not, providing important context that aids them in drafting.”

M&A Clause Analytics‘ most notable features include the following:

  • Users can locate – directly from the home page – on-point agreements and clauses from the exhibit archive by searching or browsing amongst the 13 types of documents in the database and seamlessly benchmarking documents or clauses;
  • The search function is user-friendly but advanced, with filters allowing users to gain faster access to on-point agreements. Easy-to-interpret graphics show the extent to which the structure of each agreement that appears in the search conforms to all of the other agreements in the database – that is, if users desire to see the most non-conforming agreements, those are easy to find.
  • Using the “select and analyze an agreement” functionality, users quickly learn to what extent the selected agreement’s clauses are, or are not, conforming to the market standard. In turn, this provides the user with an immediate sense of which clauses tend to be highly negotiated as they are unlikely to strongly conform. Users may also easily navigate to the text of individual clauses.
  • With easy-to-access and easy-to-follow analysis on the clausal level, users will find expert-prepared practical guidance for critical issues on a clause-by-clause basis. Additionally, for each clause, three key considerations are analyzed: difficulty of drafting, legal mistake/risk, and standard versus negotiated. Where any of these considerations are beyond the norm, they are clearly identified, facilitating follow-up.
  • Practice perspectives, curated by M&A attorneys, offer practical guidance and best practices.
  • The clausal comparison feature permits the user to quickly analyze individual clauses from a comparative perspective, enabling easy comparisons of the practitioner’s own clause against the market standard clause, as well as the source clause against the market standard clause.

“As clients continue to aggressively pursue improved cost efficiency and timeliness from legal providers, legal professionals are increasingly in need of workflow solutions that address their most critical pain points,” said Sonderegger. “We developed M&A Clause Analytics to harness the newest enabling technology in combination with our domain expertise to provide legal professionals with greater clarity, efficiency, and understanding of Merger Agreements that they confront most frequently in practice.”

About Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is a part of Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL), a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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Acrolinx Announces Majority Acquisition and Equity Growth Funding by GENUI with a Volume of $60 Million to Further Drive Global Expansion

BERLIN and SAN JOSE, Calif. and TOKYO, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acrolinx, the leading provider of AI software for enterprise content creation, announced today the majority acquisition and equity growth funding by GENUI in a transaction with a volume of approx. $60m. Bernd-Michael Rumpf, former CEO of SAP SI will invest alongside GENUI, and Acrolinx management is expanding its shareholding in the company as part of the transaction. The investment will help accelerate Acrolinx’s continued global expansion and market leadership. 

“Content matters now more than ever. To reach, engage, and retain customers, you need a lot of high-quality content. While many companies have solved the problem of content distribution, scaling the creation of great content remains a huge challenge. We have shown how Artificial Intelligence is a great way to solve that problem,” says Andrew Bredenkamp, Founder and CEO of Acrolinx. “We are confident that the experience and networks of GENUI and Bernd-Michael Rumpf will bring enormous value for Acrolinx. Together with GENUI, a strong partner with a long-term focus, we will be able to further scale our go-to-market strategies, broaden and accelerate product development, and execute on our vision even more rapidly,” added Ulrich Callmeier, COO & CTO of Acrolinx.

Acrolinx is the only AI software platform that uses a unique linguistic engine to “read” content and provide immediate guidance and powerful analytics to make it more effective. The company’s technology is transforming how over 300 of the world’s biggest brands create high-performing content on-brand, on-target and at scale. The Acrolinx AI engine integrates with all major content tools, giving content contributors real-time advice on everything from brand, tone, clarity, compliance and consistency as they create content.

Acrolinx were recently recognized by Forrester Research as one of the breakout vendors in the field of “Content Intelligence.”

“Acrolinx delivers a unique and compelling value proposition for its customers – a proprietary AI-powered linguistics engine technology to help companies align, enhance, and enrich their marketing and product content. We are committed to jointly accelerate growth with new and existing customers and further sharpen the various use cases along the customer journey,” said Bernd-Michael Rumpf.

“The Acrolinx offering is unique, easy to implement, and has a clear ROI for its customers,” said Patrick Gehlen, Partner at GENUI. “In our discussions with customers, they confirmed the strong value add through cost savings in the content creation process, faster time to market as well as increasing revenues through more effective content. This has enabled Acrolinx to capture an impressive global customer base with 70%+ revenues abroad with largely blue chip customers like Google, SAP, IBM, Amazon, Volvo, Siemens, Facebook and Nestle. GENUI is excited to support the company to further expand its global leadership position.” With GENUI as a partner with a long-term view providing capital and expertise, Acrolinx will benefit from a stable shareholder structure, enabling management to pursue its strategy, focused on sustainable growth.

Bernd-Michael Rumpf, Patrick Gehlen and Max Odefey of GENUI will join as members of the company’s board of directors.

“We are excited to see Acrolinx move to the next stage of the company’s development together with GENUI,” said Hans-Christian Perle, Partner at international growth equity investor Kennet who has supported Acrolinx as a major shareholder over many years. “We are convinced that this transaction will enable Acrolinx to expand and reinforce its global leadership position in AI software for enterprise content creation.”

Acrolinx had also previously received investment from Harbert European Growth Capital, who provides flexible, long term and permanent debt capital for technology and life sciences businesses across Europe.

Global technology investment bank Drake Star Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Acrolinx on this transaction.

About Acrolinx:

Acrolinx is a leading global provider of highly scalable and proven AI software for enterprise content creation. Acrolinx technology helps large global brands, including IBM, Nestle, Siemens, Google, Facebook, Boeing, SAP and Amazon, create content that’s on-brand, on-target, at enterprise scale. The company is a spin-off of Germany’s DFKI, one of the world’s leading research institutes in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Learn more at

About GENUI:

GENUI is a private investment firm established by a group of exceptional entrepreneurs and investment professionals which takes long-term stakes (10+ years) in medium-sized growth companies in the German-speaking countries. With GENUI, companies gain a shareholder that contributes unique expertise and a valuable network of contacts from entrepreneurs, as well as ensuring professional, growth-oriented governance.

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Gigamon Presents Technical Sessions on Enhancing Network and Cloud Security For Improved Threat Defense at Black Hat USA 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the industry leader in traffic visibility solutions, invites Black Hat attendees to learn how GigaSECURE® Security Delivery Platform can help organizations gain better network visibility and control in detecting and mitigating threats.

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Visit Gigamon Booth #760 at the Black Hat Business Hall at Mandalay Bay to learn more about the company’s network and cloud security solutions. Also visit the Black Hat Network Operation Center (NOC) to see how Gigamon® Visibility Platform is integrated into the Black Hat network environment to enable security tools with enhanced performance and efficiencies.

Gigamon and its security partners will be presenting sessions and engaging with attendees at Black Hat events. The full list of Gigamon activities is available here.

Wednesday, July 26

11:15 a.m.: Live Broadcast Interview with Dark Reading
Interviewer: Lenny Liebmann, contributing editor of Dark Reading
Location: Dark Reading News Desk, Level 2, Mandalay Bay Conference Center
Topic: Lenny Liebmann will interview Shehzad Merchant, CTO of Gigamon, about a new model that leverages GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to gain greater visibility and awareness into network traffic. The interview will also cover the importance of automation across the attack lifecycle to better detect, predict and contain threats. The interview will be live-streamed on and replayed on video monitors from the show floor.

11:30 a.m: RSA & Gigamon Joint Solution Presentation
Presenter: Kirk Punches, senior manager, cloud alliances at Gigamon
Location: RSA Booth #907, Black Hat Business Hall
Topic: Companies are increasingly leveraging the public cloud to achieve scale, elasticity and innovative services for their application workloads. However, the public cloud is a shared responsibility when it comes to security. Kirk Punches will discuss how Gigamon Visibility Platform for AWS integrates with the RSA NetWitness Suite to provide pervasive visibility into data-in-motion across public cloud workloads to quickly and efficiently identify, analyze and mitigate potential threats. 
NOTE: This presentation will be held again on Thursday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the RSA booth.

Thursday, July 27

1:20 – 2:10 p.m.: Speaking Session – Cyber Risks and Supply Chain Failures: Whether to Zig or Zag
Presenters: Simon Gibson, CISO at Gigamon and Katie Moussouris, founder and CEO of Luta Security
Location: Oceanside E, Level 2, Mandalay Bay Conference Center
Topic:  IT transformation requires partners to deliver results. However, as the supply chain expands, it introduces greater security risks. Organizations might not know if or when something in the supply chain fails. Real-time visibility and control across the infrastructure are necessary to complement the forensics capabilities required for post-incident analysis. How can SecOps teams analyze the resulting increased network data volume to identify and stop threats? Learn how Gigamon and its security partners can help SecOps teams better identify and combat threats.

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