New Video Asset Management SaaS ShortKlips Shakes Up Media Production Industry

ShortKlips, a video project management SaaS

ShortKlips, a video project management SaaS

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

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Digital Creative Visionaries, ad agency in DC that created ShortKlips initial technology

ShortKlips, a startup based in Washington, DC is attracting users rapidly with their unique remote work offering to video creation.

Video production and the way we think about it is adapting. Old ways of doing things via email, in-person editing sessions, etc are just not practical given demand and spread out nature of workforces.”

— Shane Yeager

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ShortKlips, a startup based in Washington, DC is attracting users rapidly with their unique remote work offering to video creation.

ShortKlips is a specialized video project management system for instant talent sourcing, messaging, and cloud file storage. The platform takes the best features of cloud storage providers, collaboration services, and freelance hiring marketplaces and combines it in one place.

“We created ShortKlips to fill a large, unsolved gap in the creative market,” said founder Shane Yeager, “Video production and the way we think about it is adapting. Old ways of doing things via email, in-person editing sessions, etc are just not practical given the content demand and spread out nature of workforces.”

ShortKlips has proven to be effective in a range of industries, from hospitality, technology, e-commerce, even politics.

The tech platform has gathered client names like The World Bank, US Coast Guard, Department of Defense, The Human Rights Campaign, National Restaurant Association, and various agencies spanning multiple verticles.

“Seeing our product immediately validated after two and half years of R&D was incredible and emotional,” says Yeager. “We had many critics saying ShortKlips was a bad idea, done before, you name it. The nonbelievers couldn’t see the evolving consumer, not realizing content and the way it is created, consumed, and shared has turned on its head.”

ShortKlips was created inside of Yeager’s other venture, DCV (Digital Creative Visionaries), a video-focused ad agency in Washington, DC. The agency, founded in 2014, has kept a pulse on the media market and was a large influence on ShortKlips product design.

“The entire platform was built around our years of pain experienced running an ad agency,” says DCV, COO, Celene Di Stasio. “We dreaded managing project media with our remote team, compiling detailed changes in documents and emails, and constantly trying to hire niche talent. It was draining our ability to scale and focus.”

ShortKlips has attracted the attention of a few investors, raising a seed round with the anticipation of more follow on funding.

“We are speaking with interested investors and COVID-19 has allowed us to get video meetings with typically hard to reach individuals,” said Shane. “I can’t say too much, but we are growing fast. I see our competitors getting hard-lined cutting costs, while we are in growth mode.”

A unique aspect to the platform is the ability to hire talent quickly in a managed fashion.

“Clients are able to hire an editor, a 3D modeler, a colorist, even an art director in a few clicks,” mentions Yeager. “They can source entire campaigns with us with just an idea. We’re beating the costs of traditional outlets by 40% or more and finding even better talent!”

“Our entire focus is creating economic opportunity for the people who are part of our ecosystem, creators to clients. This is going to be huge for small-town economies when we start to scale.”

ShortKlips is currently seeking talented creatives to join their platform and offering a free seven day trial to new users.

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PATTERSON ADULT SCHOOL JOINS GROWING COALITION, EXPANDING BAY VALLEY TECH’S FREE CODE ACADEMY

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Newest Partnership Accelerates Central Valley’s Growing High-tech Hub

Our partnership with Bay Valley Tech will help local residents pivot to high-paying technology jobs.”

— Jeff Rowe, Director, Career Technical Education, Patterson Joint USD

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA, U.S., May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As software continues to revolutionize industries such as healthcare, transportation, entertainment and food production, there are now unparalleled opportunities for good programmers. In yet another step toward establishing the Central Valley as a new technology hub, Patterson Adult School has partnered with Bay Valley Tech code academy to train more software programmers in the region.

Bay Valley Tech’s innovative FREE software development training program helps adult students learn new programming skills through flexible online courses and peer-based mentoring. Bay Valley Tech also provides a supportive, fun environment for new students learning to code as well as opportunities for students to network with local software professionals and employers. Corporate partners encourage their employees to volunteer as mentors at the code academy and often hire top students from the program.

While other code academies can cost as much as $15,000, Bay Valley Tech’s free and flexible program is an excellent option for young adults, working parents and others seeking to move into lucrative tech careers.

According to Jeff Rowe, Patterson Joint Unified School District’s Director of Career Technical Education, “Our partnership with Bay Valley Tech will help local residents pivot to high-paying technology jobs. This program has the potential to elevate our students’ earning potential as well as grow the Central Valley’s tech economy.”

Bay Valley Tech President Phillip Lan added, “Patterson Adult School’s partnership will enable more local residents to gain entry into lucrative tech careers. Collaborations like this are crucial to expand our region’s ability to train thousands of new software professionals, making it an attractive investment destination for Bay Area companies seeking new tech talent.”

Interested Students
Bay Valley Tech’s free code academy is an amazing opportunity for local residents seeking to significantly increase their earning potential. The program has limited space, so interested students are encouraged to enroll on the Patterson Adult School website (www.patterson.k12.ca.us) as well as filling out the online application at (https://www.bayvalleytech.com/code-academy-application) as soon as possible. The class is scheduled to start on July 6. Questions? Please call 209-895-7739.

Corporate Sponsors
Companies or other parties interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities with Bay Valley Tech’s code academy or providing scholarships to help local students, should contact info@bayvalleytech.com.

About Bay Valley Tech
Bay Valley Tech is an innovative free code academy providing training and mentorship in the modern programming skills that employers are seeking. With classes in Modesto and Stockton, as well as more planned in Turlock, Tracy and Livermore, Bay Valley Tech’s low-barrier program aims to significantly increase the Central Valley and San
Francisco East Bay’s software talent base and position the region as an attractive destination for tech companies looking to expand. Bay Valley Tech also supports the local tech community by sponsoring hackathons, software meetups, Women Techmakers, high school tech events and the Valley Agtech Summit.
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About Patterson Joint Unified School District
Patterson Joint Unified School District is a K-12 school district located in Patterson, California. It is designated as a joint district because its boundaries include portions of Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties. It also oversees and encompasses Patterson Adult School, which offers academic and vocational education.
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Northern Virginia Law Firms Partner to Launch Family Law Decision Directory

To learn more about WhitbeckBennett, please visit www.wblaws.com.

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Learn more about the Family Law Decision Directory at www.familylawdecision.org.

WhitbeckBennett and Hirsch & Ehlenberger Partner to Help Families in Conflict During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Family Law Decision Directory represents our attempt to help alleviate some of the delays and get people's cases heard.”

— John Whitbeck, Managing Partner, WhitbeckBennett

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — WhitbeckBennett and Hirsch & Ehlenberger – two Northern Virginia family law firms – have partnered together to establish the Family Law Decision Directory. The Family Law Decision Directory is a directory of experienced family law attorneys across Northern Virginia who are helping families in conflict during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the various Judicial Emergency Orders from the Virginia Supreme Court in relation to COVID-19, Virginia's courts have been open on a minimal basis. John Whitbeck, the managing partner of WhitbeckBennett, explains that "[p]art of the struggle for families going through a divorce or other domestic disputes is the fact that the courts are basically shut down except in emergencies. This has created an incredible backlog of cases that will last well into next year. The Family Law Decision Directory represents our attempt to help alleviate some of the delays and get people's cases heard."

The directory offers relief to this issue by providing experienced Family Law attorneys to act as arbitrators and judges pro tempore. It allows attorneys to decide on matters where the parties have been unable to resolve them through negotiation or mediation. The advantages of this service is the ability to hear cases faster than if they were on the court docket, and that these meetings can be done remotely.

"Going through a contested divorce during a pandemic is truly a disaster within a disaster," states Brian Hirsch, partner at Hirsch & Ehlenberger. " The Family Law Decision Directory gives people the opportunity to have their cases decided expeditiously so they can move on with their lives. The participating lawyers who have agreed to serve as arbitrators and judges pro tempore are helping out by lowering their regular hourly rates."

As Hirsch states, the lawyers who are participating in the directory are reducing their regular hourly rate to make the program more affordable to the public. This initiative is open to families and individuals affected by COVID-19 needing family legal services across Northern Virginia and is encouraging other local attorneys to join the directory.

To learn more, please visit WhitbeckBennett online at www.wblaws.com or the Family Law Decision Directory at www.familylawdecision.org.

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WhitbeckBennett was founded to be a law firm for your family. This means they have focused their practice around the areas of law that affect everyone in your family. Their aggressive yet compassionate team of highly responsive and competent attorneys help individuals get the best result possible in the most difficult of times. Families need to be able to trust that their lawyers are giving their best efforts to achieve the client’s goals. Clients also need to know that their lawyers will be responsive and communicate with them consistently and as quickly as possible. WhitbeckBennett attorneys have built their practices around these philosophies, and their success on behalf of clients can be traced to our aggressive and compassionate approach to the cases we handle.

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Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C., we genuinely care about our clients. For 30 years, we have been serving clients throughout Virginia in all types of divorce and family law matters. Attorneys Brian Hirsch and Carol Ehlenberger are listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” Washingtonian magazine’s Top Divorce Lawyers, Northern Virginia magazine’s Top Divorce Lawyers and Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite.” These recognitions are a testament to the type of human service we offer. Because you are not a case. You are a human, and you deserve compassion and respect.

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Primrose Schools Expands into New Markets with Intalytics

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Primrose Schools expands across the U.S.

Primrose Schools has selected Intalytics as its analytics partner to guide its strategic expansion efforts across the U.S.

ANN ARBOR, MI, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Primrose Schools, a leading high-quality early education and care provider, has selected Intalytics as its analytics partner to guide its strategic expansion efforts across the U.S. Currently operating more than 400 Primrose Schools in 30 states, the education provider is growing through franchise expansion.

“The demand for high-quality early education is at an all-time high in the U.S., and Primrose Schools is proud to be the leader that meets that demand in the market,” said Steven Fricker, chief development officer for Primrose Schools. “We strategically open new schools where we know there are large concentrations of parents and students, so having Intalytics as our analytics partner allows for that back and forth discussion when making real estate decisions.”

Intalytics will develop a forecasting model to assist Primrose Schools in refining markets for expansion, enabling the Primrose Schools real estate team to find the optimal locations for new centers on a market by market basis in order to best serve parents and students. As part of this partnership, Intalytics will also integrate all analytics into its proprietary SiteIntel platform for Primrose Schools ongoing use.

“Primrose Schools provides a premier early education experience for children and families,” said John Orton, director of client services at Intalytics. “Our team understands the education sector from years of experience, so we’re confident in supporting their ongoing expansion efforts.”

About Primrose Schools

Primrose Schools is the leader in providing premier early education and care to children and families in the United States. Founded in 1982, there are 400 Primrose schools in 29 states today. Each school is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who work together with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Primrose believes who children become is as important as what they know. The Primrose-exclusive Balanced Learning® approach is created from the best early education wisdom and balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. For more information, visit http://www.primroseschools.com/, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, explore our blog, sign up for our Pointers for Parents emails and find a Primrose school near you.

About Intalytics

Intalytics provides world-class predictive analytics tools, technologies, and consulting to restaurants, retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, service organizations, and private equity firms seeking location-centric insights. Founded in 2007 by four leading practitioners in the field of predictive analytics, Intalytics leverages cutting-edge modeling techniques, third-party datasets, and web-based analytical tools to deliver innovative, accurate and actionable real estate and marketing solutions.

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Intalytics: Matt Montgomery, 734-623-7710, matt.montgomery@intalytics.com

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InSpire Transpiration Solutions Continues Cultivation Webinar Series with Second Event

Leading HVAC solutions company to host webinar focused on drying and curing cannabis

In our experience, we have seen more money lost in the curing stage than any other stage of cultivation.”

— Adrian Giovenco, InSpire Transpiration Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — InSpire Transpiration Solutions, an HVAC products and services provider focused on controlled environment horticulture to optimize product quality, will continue its cultivation webinar series with a second event on June 4. “Drying and Curing Cannabis to Preserve Terpenes and Other Secondary Metabolites” will discuss the science of what happens after harvest and the importance of a thorough drying and curing process.

“In our experience, we have seen more money lost in the curing stage than any other stage of cultivation,” said Adrian Giovenco, CEO of InSpire Transpiration Solutions. “The curing process is both an art and a science, and is all about finding a careful balance between consistent moisture removal, secondary metabolite preservation, and mitigating risk of pathogen infection and product loss.”

“Drying and Curing Cannabis to Preserve Terpenes and Other Secondary Metabolites” will take place on Thursday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Registrants will learn about important topics including: temperature, humidity, light and other environmental factors’ impact on the curing process and secondary metabolite preservation; parameters that assist in preserving secondary metabolites and reducing pathogen infection; and popular curing timelines and environmental setpoints.

The webinar will be hosted by Robbie Batts, InSpire’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Jesse Porter, InSpire’s Cannabis Business Specialist. Batts and Porter have decades of experience in cultivation science and technology and look forward to providing cultivators with the tools and knowledge they need to produce their best product.

To learn more about the webinar series or to register for the second event, visit: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_Q050wVaeTJ2QLuwUHnMCSg.

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About InSpire Transpiration Solutions
InSpire Transpiration Solutions provides integrated heating, ventilation, air conditioning and dehumidification (HVACD) solutions for indoor and greenhouse horticulture with a mission to help clients maximize revenue, optimize product quality and output, mitigate risk and reduce operating expenses. Leading the way with over 50 years of combined HVACD experience and nearly two decades in the cannabis industry, InSpire is an equipment and controls manufacturer specializing in building large-scale and commercial grow room HVACD systems to deliver stable climate control throughout the entire cannabis supply chain. Combining a background in mechanical engineering and cannabis science, InSpire partners with clients to meet their specific goals through all phases of commercial controlled environment grow room construction, from HVAC system design and build to constant commissioning and optimized SOPs required for cannabis facility maintenance. Based in San Francisco, InSpire works with clients throughout the United States and Canada. https://inspire.ag @inspire_transpiration

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Measure Protocol Graduates from the Creative Destruction Lab Program

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Exclusive global program is designed to support long-term success for rapidly scalable technology companies; Measure is one of few participants to graduate

Our participation in the Creative Destruction Lab program helped us enhance our performance as a company. We learned from the insights and experiences of others in technology-driven fields.”

— Owen Hanks, CEO, Measure Protocol

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Measure Protocol, the ethical person-based data marketplace powered by blockchain, has graduated from the highly competitive Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) program within the Blockchain Stream. The objectives-based program was designed to help scalable science- and technology-based companies innovate and succeed through a mix of training, mentorship and business development support. Measure was one of only 11 companies that graduated from the program.

“We were thrilled to be accepted into the program initially last summer, and to have successfully completed the intensive 10-month program is a testament to our team’s vision, dedication and hard work,” said Owen Hanks, CEO of Measure Protocol. “Collaborating with our mentors, setting goals and accomplishing each objective fully and on time, helped us continue our path toward innovation.”

As part of the program, Measure took part in a two-week bootcamp to kick off several months of work with a team of prestigious mentors, including William Tunstall-Pedoe, Eva Lau, Eric Hixon and others. Regular sessions with mentors took place every eight weeks with the purpose of assessing progress and setting new short-term objectives. Measure was one of the few companies in the program that was able to match objectives with mentor supporters, and to successfully execute on those objectives within a specified time frame.

Hanks continued, “Our participation in the Creative Destruction Lab program helped us enhance our performance as a company. We learned from the insights and experiences of others in technology-driven fields, and were able to successfully navigate the thoughtful growth of Measure. You can see some of the fruits of this collaboration in our many recent offerings, like our Measure Digital Insights solution for passive data collection and Measure QuickAnswers surveys.”

Measure participated in CDL’s new Blockchain Stream at Toronto, which was designed to give blockchain founders access to the expertise of entrepreneurs, investors and a community of visionaries in blockchain. The program also includes intensive technical training from industry and academic leaders in blockchain and crypto-economics.

About Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)
CDL is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. Its nine-month program allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success. Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, the program has expanded to eight sites across four countries: Oxford (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Paris (HEC Paris), Atlanta (Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology), Vancouver (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Montreal (HEC Montréal), Calgary (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), and Halifax (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University). www.creativedestructionlab.com

About Measure Protocol
Measure was founded in 2018 by a group of media, ad tech, and market research technology veterans. Created to help consumers take ownership of their data and address data quality issues for buyers, Measure is an open blockchain-based protocol that facilitates a marketplace for person-based data where individuals take control of their data and monetize it directly with researchers, advertisers and brands. Consumers contribute data by completing surveys and other data-generating tasks or by providing access to existing data sources such as health and location from within the company’s MSR App for iOS. Founded on principles of data sovereignty, privacy, transparency and fair compensation, Measure provides an ecosystem that addresses challenges faced by the market research, advertising and AI industries. Measure Protocol won the 2019 ASC / MRS Award for Best Technology Innovation. www.measureprotocol.com @measureprotocol

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TruWomen Picked up by Whole Foods Market

Rocky Mountain region Whole Foods Markets among first to receive dessert-inspired TruWomen protein bars.

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Denver-based nutrition company TruWomen's plant-based, dessert-inspired protein bars have arrived at Whole Foods Market. Launching with four TruBar flavors, Rocky Mountain region customers can now pick up Oh Oh Cookie Dough, Smother-Fudger Peanut Butter, Saltylicious Almond Love, and Daydreaming About Donuts flavor TruWomen protein bars from their local Whole Foods Market.

"We set out to celebrate the flavor profiles of some of the most iconic and best-loved desserts," reveals a TruWomen spokesperson, "including chocolate chip cookie dough and glazed doughnuts."

Part of a new range of indulgent but nutritious products from TruWomen—which the brand has called Indulgent Nutrition—TruWomen protein bars are made with simple, plant-based ingredients, according to the company, such as cacao, cassava, and brown rice protein.

"At TruWomen, we're obsessed with blurring the lines between healthy and delicious," said the brand's spokesperson upon breaking the news of TruWomen's Indulgent Nutrition range protein bars hitting Rocky Mountain region Whole Foods Markets recently.

Whole Foods customers, TruWomen says, are its target demographic, leaving the Denver, Colorado-based nutrition company extremely excited about its expansion into the multinational supermarket chain. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods exclusively sells products that are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, as well as hydrogenated fats, according to TruWomen.

In addition to being free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, as well as free from hydrogenated fats, TruWomen TruBars are certified 100 percent vegan, kosher, and gluten-free. The plant-based, dessert-inspired protein bars are also soy and dairy-free, verified non-GMO, and contain zero sugar alcohols, according to the growing TruWomen brand, founded by Stephanie Pyatt and co-founder Erica Groussman.

The TruWomen brand has developed a considerable following online, with more than 73,000 people now tuned into TruWomen's posts on the photo and video-sharing social networking platform, Instagram. Fans of the brand are invited to sign up for exclusive offers, limited edition product news, and insider access to TruWomen events.

"One of our big goals for TruWomen is to make it easier for shoppers to feel proud about choosing our products and sharing them with others," says TruWomen co-founder Erica Groussman. "As moms who are always on the go, we couldn't shake the fact that most snacks either taste good, yet use ingredients we couldn't pronounce, or they use clean ingredients, but taste like cardboard," adds TruWomen founder Stephanie Pyatt.

"At TruWomen," she goes on, "we're taking the guesswork out of choosing between a healthy or indulgent snack, and as a female-founded brand, we support other female-founded, female-owned, and female-managed businesses who also elevate women in their respective organizations."

TruWomen's Oh Oh Cookie Dough, Smother-Fudger Peanut Butter, Saltylicious Almond Love, and Daydreaming About Donuts flavor TruWomen protein bars are available now from Rocky Mountain region Whole Foods Markets priced at $2.49 each.

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Grandeur Peak International Stalwarts Fund to Soft Close June 10th

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Grandeur Peak Global Advisors® announced today that the International Stalwarts Fund (GISYX/GISOX) will close to new investors through intermediary platforms.

We carefully review capacity at the firm level and strategy level. We are committed to keeping all of our investment strategies small enough to be able to fully pursue their investment strategies.”

— Blake Walker, CEO

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Grandeur Peak Global Advisors® announced today that the Grandeur Peak International Stalwarts Fund (GISYX/GISOX) will close to new investors through intermediary platforms after June 10, 2020. The Fund will remain open to existing investors. Retirement plans and financial advisors with existing clients in the Fund will still be able to invest in the Fund for existing as well as new clients as long as their clearing platform will allow this exception. The Fund will remain open to new investors who purchase directly from Grandeur Peak Funds.

The International Stalwarts Fund recently reached $1 billion under management, and the investment strategy in total is now roughly $2 billion. Said CEO, Blake Walker, “We carefully review capacity at the firm level and strategy level. We are committed to keeping all of our investment strategies small enough to be able to fully pursue their investment strategies without being encumbered by either their individual asset base or the firms’ collective asset base. Achieving performance for our clients will always be our paramount objective.”

The International and Global Stalwarts Funds will reach their five-year anniversary this September. Eric Huefner, President, added, “When we launched the Stalwarts Funds, we talked about capacity across the Stalwarts line being in the $5-7 billion range given the Stalwarts’ focus on more liquid SMid-cap (small- and mid-cap) companies. We also hoped that the Stalwarts Funds would therefore be able to stay open to clients longer than many of our small/micro-cap funds. We are moving the International Stalwarts strategy to soft closed to protect existing investors’ continued access to the Fund.”

Huefner continued, “We have been very encouraged by the performance of the Stalwarts Funds and the value they have added to our collaborative research process over the last 4½ years (click here for Fund performance). We are excited to have recently added the US Stalwarts Fund to the Stalwarts line. The Global Stalwarts and US Stalwarts funds both remain open to new and existing shareholders. Part of the decision to close the International Stalwarts Fund is to preserve space for future assets in the Global Stalwarts strategy. Managing “sister” funds like the three Stalwarts Funds allows us to provide investment opportunities to a diverse breadth of investors.”

About Grandeur Peak Global Advisors
Grandeur Peak Global Advisors is comprised of a highly seasoned and collaborative research team taking a bottom-up approach to investing using disciplined global screening, rigorous company due diligence, and close attention to valuation to find what we believe to be the best investment opportunities around the world. Our bias is towards micro to mid-cap companies because we believe we can find faster growth among these firms, and often at better valuations due to the lack of analyst coverage. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC is an employee-owned investment adviser headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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The objective of all the Grandeur Peak Funds is long-term growth of capital. The US Stalwarts Fund is new and has limited operating history.

RISKS:
Mutual fund investing involves risks and loss of principal is possible. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment loss. Investing in small-cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.

An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, containing this and other information, visit www.grandeurpeakglobal.com or call 1-855-377-PEAK (7325). Please read it carefully before investing.

Grandeur Peak Funds will deduct a 2.00% redemption proceeds fee on Fund shares held 60 days or less. For more complete information including charges, risks and expenses, read the prospectus carefully.

Grandeur Peak Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc (“ADI”). Grandeur Peak Global Advisors is not affiliated with ADI. Eric Huefner is registered representative of ADI.

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Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT) Speaks to CNBC Asia on Chinese SMEs Credit Demand Post COVID-19 Pandemic

Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT) Launches New Marketplace to Aid Chinese SMEs Weathering COVID-19 Pandemic

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BEIJING, INTERNATIONAL, CHINA, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
David Ye, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT), was interviewed last week by CNBC Asia’s Street Signs – a popular program known for featuring prominent figures in the Asian financial sector. Discussion was focused on the recovery of Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Sole-Proprietors (SPs) as China bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Demand for loans from SMEs and SPs – which account for 70% of employment in the country – along with households, has significantly outpaced the supply from lenders during this global health crisis. SMEs and SPs need help in navigating large amounts of information available in order to access the most suitable capital for their operations. This ensures business continuity and critical employment, which aligns with the heart of government measures to protect the public interest.

Mr. Ye highlighted that it is not feasible for SMEs and SPs to go about loans the traditional way in these difficult times. With firms desperate for quick, cheap and safe capital, digital platforms such as Rong360 provide an ideal solution, serving as an aggregator and enabler for critical and relevant information.
In April, Rong360 launched a dedicated platform for COVID-19-related SME relief funding, which saw a spike in the user traffic and inquiries from over 100,000 SMEs and SPs applying for loans. Users can find where they qualify, compare rates and analyze different loan terms. In addition, the platform features government relief policies and measures at national and provincial levels. In all, Rong360 works with over 2000 financial institutions, serving 140 million registered users and 20 million SMEs and SPs in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Throughout the interview, Mr. Ye displayed cautious optimism as China has managed to tide over the health crisis, and businesses are well on their way to normalcy with manufacturing already 80% back on track. Giving credence to Mr. Ye’s optimism is the latest data from the PBOC – the loan balance of micro and small enterprises (MSE) rose by 23.6% year-over-year, higher than the growth rate of 12.7% for total loans in the first quarter – which signifies the assistance and relief programs are starting to work.

About Rong360 Jianpu Technology
Rong 360 Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT) is an independent open platform for discovery and recommendation of financial products in China. It went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2017.

About David Ye
Mr. Ye founded Rong360 Jianpu Technology in 2011. Before that he worked at multiple US financial and technology companies such as PayPal, American Express, Capital One and AOL for over 20 years.

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The Palate Club Algorithm Revolutionizes Online Wine Retail with Personalized Recommendations

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Palate Club is disrupting the way we buy wine online by ditching crowd-sourcing and critic scores. Now you can shop wines by a score that is specific to you

We want to upgrade the broken system for buying wine, eradicate snobbery, and make it easy for people to find & enjoy their wine without question”

— Nicolas Mendiharat

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Francisco-based wine club start-up Palate Club announces a first-of-its-kind feature that enables customers to browse its international wine selection by how well each wine matches their individual taste. In the past, customers were limited to browsing by grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, or wine regions such as Napa Valley. This new feature gives customers the opportunity to discover new wines at an excellent value because the wines are filtered by what is most important to each customer—their personal palate.

Palate Club is an online wine retailer that uses advanced data science technology to match customers with the top 15% of wines from around the world that match their taste. Each customer receives a unique wine profile that details their taste and personalized wine recommendations. As customers continue to rate bottles in their shipment, the algorithm recognizes which wine features (acidity, tannin, aromatics, alcohol) are most important to them and sends wines best suited to their palate. Since its May 2018 launch, the service primarily focused on personalized wine box subscriptions but recently made their wine selection available to customers in a traditional wine e-commerce style, such as wine.com.

French CEO & Founder Nicolas Mendiharat attests, “We want to upgrade the broken system for buying wine, eradicate snobbery, and make it easy for people to find & enjoy their wine without question.”

In line with similar personalization trends as seen with companies like Netflix, the company focuses on providing a personalized wine experience through custom recommendations. Customers can see how well each bottle matches their taste. The selective, rotating inventory favors artisan producers with a sustainable focus.

Mendiharat achieved this vision with the following tactics:
-Customers get a personalized taste profile though taking a short quiz or by blind tasting 4 wines from a starter wine box.
-Members refine their profile by rating the wines in their shipments
-Wine experts travel the world and select the top 5% of bottles for the value-quality ratio
-A team of sommeliers reviews each wine in the selection to identify its characteristics
-Customers receive unique wine recommendations to either browse the collection or receive a flexible wine subscription

Now the majority of American wine lovers can tap into the experience of a unique & personalized wine selection shipped straight to their door.

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About Palate Club
Palate Club is a California-based online wine retailer that uses technology and wine expert insight to personalize a global artisan wine selection to your wine taste. Founded in 2017 by CEO Nicolas Mendiharat, the mission of the company is to cast out wine-snobbery and “BS wine marketing gimmicks” in order to empower people to savor life and enjoy the wines they love. The team of around 30 data scientists and sommeliers is primarily based between France and San Francisco.

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