Quantum Assurance International Announces Insurtech Acquisition

In our commitment to democratize insurance and provide agents with the tools they need to compete in the digital marketplace, we are excited to announce that Quantum Assurance International will be acquiring insurtech Quotehound Inc.

In our commitment to democratize insurance and provide agents with the tools they need to compete in the digital marketplace, we are excited to announce that Quantum Assurance International will be acquiring insurtech Quotehound Inc.


Quantum Assurance

Quotehound Insurance

Quotehound Insurance

In our commitment to democratize insurance, we are excited to announce that Quantum Assurance International will be acquiring insurtech Quotehound Inc.

This acquisition will help agents compete in the digital space and will have a positive impact on businesses across the country.”

— Justin Eggar, Chief Executive Officer at Quantum Assurance International

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Quantum Assurance International, Inc, the leading insurtech agency activator today further enhanced it’s support system for agents in it’s announcement to acquire insurtech Quotehound Inc., a digital lead solutions company. This acquisition strengthens Quantum’s commitment to helping agencies succeed and providing them with the tools they need to scale in the modern market.

Quotehound Inc, is an online insurance marketplace that connects consumers with multiple insurance companies and local insurance agents across the United States. They leverage internal and external technology to deliver performance-based marketing in the form of leads, clicks and calls. Quotehound's business model allows its partners to build scalable marketing plans and deliver an agency’s ideal customer to them from across the country using proprietary technology and formulas. Acquiring Quotehound will better connect Quantum agents with the most cutting-edge lead marketing strategies and aligns with Quantum’s vision to provide agents with an ecosystem that supports high-volume new business growth.

“We are committed to serving agents and consumers as we transform how clients experience insurance in the digital marketplace. This acquisition will help agents compete in the digital space and will have a positive impact on businesses across the country as they broaden their reach and better meet the needs of the modern client.” – Justin Eggar, CEO, Quantum Assurance International.

Jeff Shi, a Quantum cofounder, is joining in the acquisition by stepping into a new role as CEO of Quotehound.

“The Quotehound team is committed to supporting agents with the vital tools they need to stay relevant and succeed in a highly competitive environment. Agents deserve transparency as they build their digital marketing plans and we look forward to partnering with them to fuel their growth.” – Jeff Shi, CEO, Quotehound

Shi’s new role at Quotehound will work to bolster their organization's impact on the industry as they continue to seek ways to disrupt and improve the insurance world. Quantum expects the acquisition to close later this quarter.

About Quantum Assurance International, Inc.:
Quantum Assurance International is an independent insurance organization serving clients through their direct channel and agency force. We were founded on the belief that insurance should fit the needs of the modern client, and work to redefine what consumers expect from their insurance experience. By leveraging cutting edge technology and insurtech solutions, we reduce friction for the client and help match them with premier choices from top-rated insurance carriers across the country. To learn more about becoming a Quantum Assurance International Independent Agent, visit: www.QuantumAssurance.com

Connect with Quantum Assurance on social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/quantum-assurance-international/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuantumAssurance/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdua0bd60YLxqmFzynjIT7g
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quantumassurance/?hl=enTikTok: @quantumassurance

About Quotehound:
The Quotehound team provides transparent and industry leading marketing solutions to insurance agencies across the country. We fuel the growth of your agency by empowering you to broaden your geographical reach and build client relationships in the digital space. To learn more about Quotehound, please visit: https://www.quotehound.com

Connect with Quotehound on social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/quotehoundusa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quotehoundusa‍

Abby Thoresen
Quantum Assurance
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Better Health Announces New Ostomy Supply Product Lines

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Better Health offers more choices: Ostomy barriers, Ostomy bag, Adhesive removers, Skin protectants, Ostomy rings and strips, Barrier strips, and more

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Better Health, a comprehensive chronic condition management platform, today announced a major expansion in its product lines, which will give those with an Ostomy more choices when it comes to ostomy supplies.

"Our product lines and depth are increasing, the website is becoming more robust, and our Resource Center is quickly becoming a "go to" solution for Ostimates," noted Steven Lockhart of Better Health.

Better Health provides a convenient and cost-effective way to help individuals with chronic conditions buy their medical supplies from home. By offering personalized product recommendations, out-of-pocket cost estimates, and handling all medical and insurance paperwork, Better Health helps its members sort through hundreds of available products to find a suite of products ideally suited to manage their unique condition and needs.

The company offers ostomy supplies in the following categories:

Ostomy barriers
• Also known as ostomy wafers or base plates, an ostomy barrier adheres to your skin. It surrounds the stoma and protects both the skin and the stoma.

Ostomy bag
• Also known as ostomy pouches, the ostomy bag attaches to the barrier and collects output.

Adhesive removers
• Available as sprays or wipes, adhesive removers help release the adhesive on the ostomy barrier from the skin, which helps protect the skin from tears.

Skin protectants
• Also available as a spray or wipe, skin protectants create a thin layer that helps protect skin from any output and can help the ostomy barrier adhere better.

Ostomy rings and strips
• Ostomy rings and strips, sometimes called barrier or stoma rings, surround the stoma and sit under the barrier. They fill in creases and gaps, creating a smoother surface for the barrier to adhere to.

Ostomy paste
• Ostomy pastes do the same job as ostomy rings but have the flexibility to act as a spot filler.

Barrier strips
• Barrier strips surround the edges of the ostomy barrier. They’re useful for keeping the edges of the barrier from rolling up and can help extend the life of the barrier.

Deodorants and odor eliminators
• Deodorants are available in as drops you can add directly to your pouch. Some deodorants also contain lubrication that helps output drain from the pouch more easily.

Currently Better Health has products listed from Coloplast, Hollister, Convatec, Securi-T, Smith & Nephew, Torbot Group, 3M, and more. Ostomy supply business offices are located in California and Florida.

About Better Health
Better Health is working to digitize and modernize the antiquated medical supplies industry. More than 80 million Americans use medical supplies in their homes on a regular basis. Our aim is to bring greater transparency and choice to our customers by offering an end-to-end care solution – bundling clinical consultation, member education, insurance management, and home delivery. Better Health Ostomy Supply office locations are in California and Florida.

Steven Lockhart
Better Health Ostomy Supplies
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Former Nielsen Leader Michael Budde Joins Banyan as Chief Financial Officer

Banyan - Unlocking Receipt Data

Banyan – Unlocking Receipt Data

Michael Budde, CFO Banyan

Michael Budde, CFO Banyan

Budde named as the fintech’s new finance executive tasked with overseeing the startup’s financial health and growth

We are a well-funded technology startup with a wealth of potential in the fintech space — and Michael’s talent and leadership are exactly what we need to maintain a healthy balance sheet.”

— Jehan Luth, CEO Banyan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Banyan, the global interchange for SKU-level receipt data, has added Michael Budde as its Chief Financial Officer to focus on the financial health of the company and work with the team toward propelling and maintaining sustainable growth. Having formerly served as the Nielsen Sports CFO and the Global Finance Leader across Technology, Data Science, and Investments, Budde has the right experience to lead the Banyan team.

“We are a well-funded technology startup with a wealth of potential in the fintech space — and Michael’s talent and leadership are exactly what we need to maintain a healthy balance sheet,” said Banyan CEO Jehan Luth. “The entire team is looking forward to Michael’s contribution to the team and contributing to sustainable growth and a successful future.”

As a seasoned leader driving revenue and managing strategic initiatives and investments for data companies, Michael brings valuable experience in the big data sector and leading global teams.

“The landscape for this industry is changing rapidly and I am dedicated to partnering with the Banyan leadership team to drive our financial strategy forward,” said Budde. “I am confident that my skills and experience will accelerate Banyan’s transformation of the fintech space, expand retailer’s top and bottom lines, and offer financial transparency for the everyday consumer.”

About Banyan
Banyan makes it easy for consumers to connect their receipts to the apps and services they choose. Powered by the Banyan API, merchants can seamlessly and securely monetize these connections, while unlocking powerful insights and new marketing opportunities. Banyan provides our merchant partners complete transparency and control, while our privacy-by-design architecture requires consumer consent before any receipts are shared. Financial Institutions, Fintechs, and consumer apps for the first time gain access to item-level transaction data, enabling them to create incredible experiences and products for their customers.

Bill Brazell
WIT Strategy
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Philippines’ digital economy continues to gain ground amid COVID-19 pandemic,poised as the next Hyperscalers Hub in APAC

MANILA, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Philippines is poised to be the next hyperscalers hub in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region as the country’s digital and economic profile continues to gain ground amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“After being widely-recognized as the outsourcing capital of the world, this is the natural next step for the Philippines as our country now has all the necessary elements in place to make it happen and be the next hyperscalers hub in the region”, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary and Board of Investments (BOI) Chairman Ramon Lopez said during the media launch event today (September 1, 2021) “Philippines: The Next Strategic Hyperscalers Hub in APAC”.

“With our thriving digital and economic profiles, robust and sustainable infrastructure and rich talent pool, combined with strong government support and favorable regulatory environment, global technology giants can definitely ‘Make It Happen’ in the Philippines”, Secretary Lopez said.

Secretary Lopez led the media launch event along with key government officials – Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gringo Honasan and Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

Secretary Honasan, in his message, reiterated the DICT’s key initiatives in improving the Philippines’ business climate, particularly in telecommunications infrastructure and connectivity to support the entry and provide further opportunities for hyperscalers. Secretary Cusi meanwhile emphasized the country’s sufficient renewable energy source to support the power requirements of hyperscalers and available options for competitive power cost.

They were also joined by representatives from the local industry players namely Jovy Hernandez, President & CEO of ePLDT and Senior Vice President& Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups and Raymond Ravelo, Chief Sustainability Officer of Meralco Group and CEO of eSakay who reinforced the Philippines readiness to host hyperscalers with reliable digital and infrastructure support.

Hyperscalers was identified by the Philippine government, through the BOI, as a new addition to the key priority sectors for intensive promotion under the “Make It Happen in the Philippines” campaign, the new international investments promotion campaign of the Philippines. The goal is to invite hyperscalers to expand their businesses in the country by setting up their cloud and network infrastructure in the Philippines.

“The Philippines is an attractive location for hyperscalers, alongside the thriving digital economy and a good economic profile, the digital readiness of our enterprises are helping propel our economic growth even further,” Secretary Lopez said.

The Philippines’ enterprise spending on cloud services is also expected to grow from $1.8 billion to $2.6 billion in 2024, according to Global Data, a data analytics and consulting company.

According to the 2021 Digital Report, the Philippines is among the top users in e-commerce adoption as penetration grows consistently from 70 percent in 2019, 76 percent in 2020 and is on track to hit over 80 percent this year. “E-commerce plays a major role amid the pandemic. Certain businesses mushroom, ably filling in for brick and mortar outlets affected by the community lockdowns. These are online retail, delivery services, online entertainment, digital services, telehealth, work-from-home arrangements, and digital payments. They continue to play crucial roles and will continue to do so.”

The number of businesses in the Philippines also continues to grow. Based on DTI’s Business Name Registration System, the number of online businesses involved in retail trade jumped from 1,848 in January to March 2020 to 88,575 by the end of 2020. Presently, the total number of online business names registered for retail trade is around 105,159. “This is where the hub of hyperscalers will address the growth as they will provide scalable applications and storage portfolio of services to these businesses to meet the robust demand of transactions,” Secretary Lopez added, noting that hyperscalers as the enabler of said key industries and the backbone of digital-native industries like fintech, digital banking and the like will make the Philippines an attractive market to hyperscalers.

Secretary Lopez also said that the government has accelerated the use of digital technology for government services to improve transactions in public offices with the implementation of the Central Business Portal (CBP), a single site for all business-related information and transactions such as securing business permits, licenses, and clearances.

Hyperscalers investors can likewise take advantage of the Philippines’ ready infrastructure support such telecommunications, connectivity, and presence of data centers for co-location, and the country’s renewable energy readiness. “We have nine key major commercial data center providers within 10 cities across the country. These data centers possess an estimated 19,000 total rack capacity. We are mainly targeting the Tier 1 and 2 players or those key industry players who have made carbon-neutral commitments and have made significant investments in sourcing renewable energy for their facilities,” said Secretary Lopez.

“The Philippines is committed to support their investments and usher them in laying down their cloud and network infrastructure in the country,” said Secretary Lopez explaining that laws and policies are in place to help hyperscaler companies grow their business in the country. He cited Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises or CREATE Law which provides for lower income taxes for businesses and a menu of incentives, and the 2020 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) which hyperscalers can take advantage of by applying for registration to be able to avail of investment incentives such as income tax holidays and duty-free importation of capital equipment.

The presence of hyperscaler companies in the country provides valuable nation-building impacts. “This further cultivates developer community and start-up ecosystem and increases digital adoption of consumers and enterprises. The user experience impact is also worth mentioning as the presence of hyperscalers will bring in faster and more reliable access to hyperscaler-hosted platforms and content for users in the Philippines,” said Secretary Lopez. (END)

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Tiger King Crypto Hype Inspires Supercar Wrap

Bugatti Chiron wrapped in tiger stripes, emblazoned with Tiger King Coin and Joe Exotic decals

Tiger King Coin wrapped Bugatti Chiron supports Joe Exotic

Bugatti Chiron wrapped in tiger stripes, emblazoned with Tiger King Coin and Joe Exotic decals

Tiger King Coin wrapped Bugatti faces down Charging Bull

Bugatti Chiron wrapped in tiger stripes, emblazoned with Tiger King Coin and Joe Exotic decals, parked in front of a windmill in the Netherlands

Tiger King Coin wrapped Bugatti Chiron draws attention to Joe Exotic’s legal battle

Tiger King Coin investor draws crowd attention on the streets of Amsterdam with custom wrapped Bugatti Chiron supercar in support of Netflix star Joe Exotic

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Spotting a $3,000,000 supercar in person is a rare event but standing next to one wrapped in full tiger print on Amsterdam’s iconic streets may be a once in a lifetime occurrence. That was the scene today as an eccentric car collector toured Amsterdam in a Bugatti Chiron wrapped in tiger print, emblazoned with slogans that would not have made sense as little as a year ago. The supercar is adorned with #FreeJoeExotic and $TKING decals, along with #虎年, translating as “Year of the Tiger". As it pulled up in front of the famous Charging Bull statue the unique vehicle even drew stock traders, eager for their own chance of a memorable snapshot, off the floor of the nearby stock exchange.

To many, the name Joe Exotic is a familiar one. The 2020 Netflix television show released at the beginning of the pandemic was estimated to attract some 64 million viewers and the larger-than-life star, currently imprisoned some 7000 miles from Amsterdam, is gaining international support for his release. The car collector was quoted as saying, “I’m just like everyone else who watched Tiger King during the pandemic (I think there were about 65 million of us across the globe…!) As crazy as the story was, it helped us get through a really tough time – so I figured I’d support something that supports Joe via his fan coin, $TKING. It seemed unfair to me that he is locked up – I don’t believe he ever tried to kill that b*tch Carole Baskin… plus I love tigers – and since 2022 is the Year Of The Tiger – it all makes perfect sense – you see?”

But why the $TKING slogan? Tiger King Coin is a cryptocurrency launched earlier this year that aims to help Joe in his bid for a retrial of the case, with hopes the conviction may be overturned. Evidence recently obtained by his legal team has surfaced to suggest that he may have been framed by various individuals in coordination with prosecutors. Additionally, the Netflix star was diagnosed with signs of prostate cancer in October of 2020, and because of COVID restrictions in the U.S. prison system, has remained untreated. To support his fight for justice and health, the $TKING token has designated a portion of the overall supply to his legal and medical expenses, as well as more broadly supporting big cat charities, and gearing up to celebrate The Year of the Tiger, which begins in February of 2022.

Is $TKING the next big token, like Doge Coin? It certainly has several things going for it. Celebrity crypto currency Youtuber Matt Wallace claims to hold almost as much $TKING as $Doge, a story that has garnered coverage in international media. Several weeks ago, Netflix briefly posted a "Tiger King Season 2 coming soon" message which usually indicates a season is about to be released. And in a few short months, Asian markets will gear up for celebrations to welcome the Year of the Tiger. Beyond the celebrity status, the token is being developed into a true utility centerpiece, with multiple Decentralized Finance Applications (DAPPs) in development. Capitalizing on the NFT craze, the developers are rumored to be working towards a tiger-themed NFT launch with metaverse (crypto-based online gaming) tie-ins. The team’s whitepaper also details plans for building a launchpad to leverage the already established ties to media personalities eager to launch their own Celebrity and Charity tokens.

The Tiger King Coin (available at www.tiger-king.org) is traded via Uniswap and online exchanges. It will shortly be available via Credit Card purchase, allowing anyone to become a holder and to help support Joe Exotic’s quest for justice.

Could a coin dedicated to a Netflix star that captivated the entertainment space in 2020 become something big? Should crypto traders be asking #whenBugatti instead of #whenLambo… stay tuned!

Jay Markum
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Panacea Life Sciences Sponsors Colo. School of Mines STEM Students to Explore Viability of Producing Graphene from Hemp

Panacea sponsors Colo. School of Mines STEM students

Panacea sponsors Colo. School of Mines STEM students



Hemp Bast

Hemp Bast

By exploring the use of hemp waste to produce graphene, an incredibly useful material, Panacea aims to improve sustainability while diversifying income streams

Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB:EXDI)

[Partnering] allows us to explore ways to reduce waste and expand the breadth of Industries that hemp can support, all while mentoring the next generation of environmentally conscious STEM students.”

— Doug Grego, New Project Development Manager at Panacea

GOLDEN, CO, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB:EXDI), soon to be Panacea Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:PLSH)(the "Company"), a cGMP certified, vertically integrated premium CBD company located in Golden, Colorado, has agreed to sponsor groups of chemical engineering students at the Colorado School of Mines, a prestigious research university focused on science and engineering and also located in Golden, Colorado, to explore the viability of using the company’s hemp waste to create the highly usable material, graphene. Through this project, Panacea is rewarded four-fold by pursuing the production of graphene, providing Mines’ students an opportunity to conduct research in a real-world scenario, improving sustainability by decreasing process energy waste from cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturing, and diversifying income streams. Courses at the School of Mines employ these realistic, semester-long projects to give students an authentic industry experience, which provides the sponsoring companies innovative opportunities with minimal risk. Panacea’s Doug Grego, the New Project Development Manager will be mentoring two groups of 16 students throughout the fall semester.

"Senior-level design courses are a great chance for engineering students to get a taste of completing projects much like they will experience in their careers” accounts Grego. “Partnering with the School of Mines' Chemical Engineers allows us to explore ways to reduce waste and expand the breadth of Industries that hemp can support, all while mentoring the next generation of environmentally conscious STEM students.”

Graphene is a material composed of only carbon atoms, arranged in a lattice structure that gives this material an extraordinary strength-to-weight ratio, but more importantly, makes graphene a great conductor of electricity. Graphene has potential use in a wide range of industries from energy storage to advanced electronics and even has uses in medicinal therapeutics.[1] It is projected that by 2026, the global graphene market will reach USD 221.4 million at a CAGR of 47.7%.[2] The goal for these teams of students is to design a process that converts hemp and hemp-waste into graphene oxide and/or other graphene products, using the spent hemp feedstocks from extraction processes and/or hemp biomass collected prior to extraction of hemp resins.

Panacea will own any intellectual property that comes out of the project which could offer them a starting point as they dive into new technologies. The biggest challenge the students face is figuring out if it is viable and cost-effective to separate the bast (the core of the hemp stalk) from the cannabinoid-rich inflorescence. Panacea’s Grego will be engaged with the groups weekly to answer questions, offer feedback, and to set expectations around project deliverables.

Sustainability is a large initiative for Panacea Life Sciences – something that differentiates the company from most others. The major sources of waste in the industry include chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fibrous waste, and packaging. Panacea is answering the call by never using chemical fertilizers or pesticides at their farm located on the western slope of Colorado, and they are in the process of implementing sustainable packaging by using product boxes made with recycled hemp. As a Silver Partner of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), as well as being Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Panacea has already implemented several sustainable practices and made a statement about their care and commitment to sustainability. The results of these projects at the School of Mines could very well help them to achieve an even higher accolade as they push to improve sustainability and minimize hemp waste while generating a new, high-functioning material such as graphene.

1 Safder, A., Kouzegaran, V. J., & Kutun, Ö. (n.d.). 60 uses of graphene – the ultimate guide to graphene's (potential) applications in 2019. Nanografi Nano Technology. Retrieved September 15, 2021, from https://nanografi.com/blog/60-uses-of-graphene/.
2 American Carbon Company. (n.d.). Retrieved September 15, 2021, from https://amcarbon.com/products/advanced-materials/graphene/graphene-types/.

Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB: EXDI) (the “Company”), acquired Panacea Life Sciences, Inc. on June 30, 2021. Panacea, founded by Leslie Buttorff in 2017 as a woman-owned business, has attracted $20 million in initial investments. In 2019 followed a $14 million investment from 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a leading plant biotechnology company focused on technology to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants and uses its expertise for genetic engineering of hemp plants to modify cannabinoid levels used in manufacturing CBD, CBG and CBN.

Panacea Life Sciences is a leader in production of legal, trace THC, hemp-derived cannabinoid products for consumers and pets that operates a 51,000 square foot cGMP certified facility in Golden, Colorado and the PANA Organic Botanicals farm in western Colorado, complete with fully integrated extraction, manufacturing, testing and fulfillment. Panacea produces softgels, gummies, tinctures, sublingual tablets, cosmetics, and other topicals for purchase online (www.panacealife.com) and in stores as well as in smart kiosk vending machines being rolled out nationally.


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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our strategic partnership with the Colorado School of Mines. The words "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "could," "target," "potential," "is likely," "will," "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the possibility that our partnership with the Colorado School of Mines is unsuccessful. Other risks are included in filings with the SEC made by Exactus, Inc., parent company of Panacea. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.

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Panacea Life Sciences, Inc.
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AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot Named Fintech Woman of the Year by Finovate and To the Forbes list of 50 Over 50

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, announced today that CEO and Cofounder Jo Ann Barefoot was honored with two important leadership recognitions: Finovate Fintech Woman of the Year and Forbes 50 Over 50.

Finovate’s Fintech Woman of the Year award is given to a woman whose achievements and work in fintech-related areas of financial services have helped enhance the sector or raise its profile as a career for women through education, leadership, mentoring, coaching or acting as a role model. Jo Ann is the first woman over 50 to be honored with this award.

The Forbes 50 Over 50 list recognizes 50 women who are shaping the future of finance, fueling high-growth businesses and forging a more innovative and inclusive financial future.

“It’s an honor to be named Fintech Woman of the Year by Finovate, and on the same day, to join such a remarkable group of women in the Forbes 50 Over 50,” said AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot. “At AIR, we have a vision of a technology-enabled financial system that will truly work well for everyone. Digitization is transforming finance, and ‘responsible innovation,’ if well regulated, has the potential to solve stubborn systemic problems like financial exclusion, race and gender bias, unfair practices, financial crime, and climate change.”

“Jo Ann has made fair finance – a financial system that serves everyone – the focus of her life’s work,” said AIR Executive Director David Ehrich. “And she has been prescient about the promise of technology to solve systemic problems like consumer protection, financial inclusion and financial crime.” David continues: “Jo Ann is very deserving of these honors. She has been a thought leader creating the idea of ‘regulation innovation’ and educating the broader financial ecosystem about the risks and opportunities of digital modernization.”

Jo Ann’s work includes hosting the global Barefoot Innovation podcast, exploring innovation ideas with CEOs, lawmakers, regulators, advocates, academics and innovators of all stripes.

About AIR: AIR is a global nonprofit leveraging digital modernization to help build a financial system that serves everyone and produces widespread financial health. Founded by Jo Ann Barefoot and David Ehrich, AIR arms regulators with digital tools to counter technology risks and optimize financial services for the digital age.

AIR is also known for hosting regulatory TechSprints, or hackathons, a powerful innovation tool that brings together disparate skills — from regulators, regulated entities, innovators, and technologists — to build solutions to critical regulatory challenges. The ideas germinated during a TechSprint are incubated in the AIR Accelerator and have the potential to vastly improve the lives of people in the US and around the world.

David Ehrich
Alliance for Innovative Regulation
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Veripath Farmland Fund Releases Updated Research on Constructing a Canadian Farmland Portfolio Using Factor Analysis

Veripath’s portfolio construction model utilises a weighted, factor analysis approach.

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Veripath Farmland Partners is pleased to release its updated research report on building a Canadian farmland portfolio using factor analysis. A portfolio of farmland raw acre weighted by province generated a bench market return of approximately 8% over the last decade on an unlevered basis.

Based on Veripath analysis, a suitably factor weighted portfolio could have outperform this by as much as 50%.

Veripath’s portfolio construction model utilises a weighted, factor analysis approach to adjust each provincial allocation to maximize the capture a number of factors by province:

• Productivity adjusted pricing
• Sharpe ratio
• Correlation to inflation
• Up/down return profile
• Market liquidity
• Average farm leverage levels

Using these factors, an adjusted Canadian portfolio would reduce the weighting to Ontario (down ~25% to 6% from 8%), while increasing the weighting to Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan (up ~10% to 88% from 81%). The full report can be found at www.veripathfarmland.com/resources

Who is Veripath: Veripath is a Canadian alternative investment firm. Members of Veripath’s management team have decades of farmland, private equity, and private credit investment experience. Veripath manages over 90,000 acres across its active portfolios. Fact sheets can be found here – www.veripathfarmland.com/investors. The Veripath Canadian farmland investment thesis has a number of interesting elements, a few of are highlighted below.

• Value: Canada has some of the most competitively priced farmland in the developed world – particularly on a productivity adjusted pricing basis
• Portfolio Construction: Farmland exhibits low correlation to traditional stock/bond investments so can improve portfolio risk adjusted returns through enhanced diversification
• ESG: Western Canadian zero-till portfolios capture material amounts of carbon
• Inflation Hedging: Farmland has strong inflation/stagflation hedging capabilities and outperforms in real terms during period of low real rates/high inflation
• Demand: Farmland is non-volatile way to capture the incremental demand coming from the emerging economies for food, feed, fuel and water (China and India alone are ~$3b people on the path to becoming middle class)
• Risk: Veripath constructs highly diversified, non-operated portfolios using limited leverage to capture the pure returns generated by land appreciation in the most non-volatile way possible.
• Open-ended: Veripath operates a unique open-ended approach so beyond the initial short contractual hold period you can set the investment duration that best suits investor liquidity and portfolio construction needs.
• Monitoring: Veripath has a proprietary land management system using an inhouse software platform combined with satellite monitoring and AI crop analysis
• Geographic Split: Veripath divides the Canadian market into two separate geographies of ~84M acres each in order to streamline and simplify farmland ownership regulatory compliance. UR Fund invests in all of Canada (excluding SK and MB), R Fund invests just in SK and MB. The two sister funds have the same terms, fee structures and return expectations.

Disclaimer: This article is only an expression of our opinions on the subject matter set forth herein and includes information from, or data derived from, public third-party sources including commentaries, articles, industry publications, reports, and research papers. Veripath has not independently verified the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any of the information and data contained in this article which is derived from such third-party sources. While we have a good-faith belief in the accuracy of what we write, all such information is presented “as is,” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. The use made of the commentary set forth in this article is solely at the risk of the user of this information. This article is intended only as general information presented for the convenience of the reader and should not in any way be construed as advice of any kind, investment or otherwise.

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Droisys expands growth in Las Vegas, opening large Technovation Center

Droisys sees 200 percent increase in team size with establishment of new Technovation Center.

The spirit of the Technovation Center is inherently innovative – all about taking a concept from ideation to execution.”

— Amit Goel, CEO

LAS VEGAS, NV, USA, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Droisys, an innovation technology company headquartered in the Silicon Valley, expands footprint in Las Vegas with a new Technovation Center at 1181 Grier Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89119. The Technovation Center constitutes the “innovation office” for the company, embracing a culture of purpose-driven innovation towards solving current business challenges with technology. The Technovation Center is 400% percent larger than the former Las Vegas office premises.

“Droisys started operations in Las Vegas over two years ago to better serve our customers, especially in the CPG and gaming space,” said President Sanjiv Goyal, “Our team has continued to grow through COVID.”

"Solving client problems with technology is our mission, and we launched our new Technovation Center with this in mind," said CEO Amit Goel, "The spirit of the Technovation Center is inherently innovative – all about taking a concept from ideation to execution."

Droisys has also seen a 200% percent growth in team size during the past year at its Las Vegas location. Droisys is actively hiring for Sales, Technology, and Support roles.

Droisys is open for business and ready to serve customers in the areas of software development, innovation consulting, and professional services.

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Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank Launches Digital Insurance Agency through Partnership with Insuritas and NCBA

Insurance Services offered through a partnership with Insuritas and Community Insurance Services, a subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA)

We are proud to be the first bank to take part in this venture because we believe it aligns perfectly with the RRSB mission and vision.”

— Robbie Harvell, CEO of RRSB

HARTFORD, CT, USA, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank is the first bank to partner with Insuritas, a full-service digital insurance agency platform, through a joint venture with Community Insurance Services LLC, a subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA). The new insurance agency, Community Insurance Services, launched as of August 30, 2021 and is engineered to offer a full suite of auto, home and small business insurance products to their customers.

“Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank (RRSB) is excited to be working with Insuritas and Community Insurance Services. We look forward to our partnership, and most importantly the value that it adds to the relationships we have with our clients and our community. We are proud to be the first bank to take part in this venture because we believe it aligns perfectly with the RRSB mission and vision.” Said Robbie Harvell CEO of RRSB.

The insurance agency will offer more than 40 carrier partners and will offer products including auto, home, business, pet, travel and more. “We’re delighted to announce our relationship with Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank and are proud to have earned the opportunity to build, launch, and manage a full-service, digitally-powered insurance agency for the bank and its customers,” said Insuritas Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Chesky. “Through our unique partnership with the NCBA, the bank will now be able to provide simple, seamless access to competitive options for their customers’ insurance needs, all with a focus on delivering the right coverages at the right price at the right time.”

NCBA President Peter Gwaltney, noted; ‘Building recurring fee income from helping customers and expanding customer wallet share will be increasingly important to our community banks, and this innovative partnership between the NCBA and Insuritas allows even our smallest community bank members to provide a full-service insurance agency platform without the traditional capital, execution and reputation risks of buying or building a local agency.

About Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank
Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank was founded in 1914 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. The purpose of the Bank was to provide a means to house the community. These means have been met through the years by paying a good return on customer deposits of which loans have been made on residential houses. This type of business is still today the predominant business of the Bank. However, because of deregulation, many traditional banking services have been offered since October of 1988. Services such as checking accounts, consumer loans, Master Card loans, automated teller machines, online banking give the Bank’s customers a one-stop banking facility for all their personal banking needs.

About NCBA
The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. Proudly serving North Carolina’s banking industry since 1897, the NCBA is the professional trade organization providing advocacy, leadership and support for its dynamic membership base. The Association has three subsidiaries, Centrant Community Capital, Community Bank Services (CBS) and Community Insurance Services (CIS). Centrant Community Capital provides permanent debt financing for workforce apartment communities and housing in a number of states. CBS offers insurance and employee benefits products, as well as other to the Association’s members and publishes a quarterly magazine, Carolina Banker. CIS has been created to remove barriers that will enable our community banks to provide a full range of quality insurance options to their customers. For more information, visit at visit www.ncbankers.org.

About Insuritas
The Insuritas mission is to connect people to the insurance products they need through a seamless, transparent shopping experience where carriers compete to provide them with the right coverage at the right price. The Insuritas ‘Embedded Agency as a Service’ platform, is installed across a network of financial institution partners serving over 11M customers nationally, empowers financial institutions to leverage proprietary data-mining techniques and integrations with a broad array of insurance carriers to make highly personalized, digitally optimized insurance offers to their depositors, all within their brand. These strategies help further their commitment to the financial well-being of their customers, while driving a critical source of non-interest income for their institution. For more information, visit www.insuritas.com.

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