Pilot Growth News

Marsh launches product to insure against pandemics

Published by: Insurance Business Magazine

Global insurance broker Marsh has announced the launch of PathogenRX, a new product to protect US-based businesses and their global operations affected by an infectious disease outbreak. “Pandemics and epidemics are not your average risk,” said Martin South, president of

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Using Culture to Fuel Growth: CB Insights and the Four H’s

Published by: Culture Codes

How do you exponentially grow your company while keeping your culture grounded? It sounds like a contradiction, yet, that’s the very secret of success behind one of the tech industry’s fastest-growing companies.

In the last six years, CB Insights has gone from just a few million in revenue to healthy 8-figure millions in revenue, growing at a rate of about 100% YoY for the last few years. Despite having raised $10M in funding in 2015, they’ve built their product without touching it. And according to Jonathan Sherry, co-founder and COO of CB Insights, that’s worked wonders not only for their accounts but also for their culture.

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Oracle Buys Zenedge

Published by: PR Newswire

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Zenedge, which helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on-premise or hybrid hosting environments.

Customers leverage Zenedge’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation products to secure their applications, networks, databases and APIs from malicious Internet traffic. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Zenedge’s products and 24/7 virtual Security Operations Center (SOC) defend over 800,000 web properties and networks globally.

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Counsyl Surpasses 1 Million Genetic Screens

Published by: Business Wire

Counsyl, a genetic screening and counseling services company, today announced that more than one million of the company’s three premium genetic screens have been performed.

“What an incredible milestone! Thousands of physicians and hundreds of thousands of patients have chosen Counsyl at crucial life moments before and during pregnancy, and for cancer risk assessment. It’s the highest form of recognition we can imagine: our patients have trusted Counsyl now over a million times,” said Ramji Srinivasan, chief executive officer at Counsyl.

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InsurTech to Open Up Opportunities in Historically Excluded Risks

Published by: Reinsurance News

Epidemic risk modeller Metabiota predicts that in 2018 insurers will focus more on speed with increased appetite for risk to reach the needed returns and innovation in the InsurTech space will make this possible, opening up opportunities in historically excluded risks such as terrorism and pandemics.

Metabiota Head of Data Research on Climate Risk, Damien Joly, believes that health risks around the world will increase next year due to the connection between catastrophic weather events and public health.

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Bizzabo Raises $15 Million Growth Round To Shape The Future of Professional Events

Published by: Forbes

Event success platform Bizzabo, announced today the close of a $15 million round of equity funding, led by Pilot Growth Equity, with participation from European investment fund Maor and existing investors.

The investment brings Bizzabo’s total funding to $30 million, in support of its goal to revolutionize the industry with its unique event cloud technology. The new capital will support the rapidly growing customer base, and will accelerate new product development.

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Internet Association’s Michael Beckerman is the Voice of Silicon Valley in Washington, D.C.

Published by: recode

When Silicon Valley gets itself into political trouble, it tends to turn to the Internet Association — a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that represents the likes of Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and more.

So it’s been a busy year for Michael Beckerman, the president of IA, who’s had to hold the industry’s line at a time when federal regulators are as skeptical of tech as ever.

Beckerman is No. 87 on the Recode 100.

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