Luke Massey

Optimove raises $75m investment led by Summit Partners

Summit Partners

CRM marketing specialist Optimove has announced a $75 million investment led by global growth investor Summit Partners. The financing will support continued investment in strategic hiring and M&A, as well as an expansion of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Marketing platform. The company has also announced the addition of Summit Partners Head of Europe, Han Sikkens, and Managing Director Steffan …

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How Waterhouse VC is helping businesses ‘dominate their niche’

Our typical investment is “not well-understood” by most people, said Waterhouse VC Chief Investment Officer Tom Waterhouse, who outlined how his fund invests in businesses solving key problems for both the operator and the customer. He told SBC Americas why the fund is looking at high-growth opportunities in very specific areas, including companies within the emerging Metaverse space and those …

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beBettor launches new ‘V-Check’ Financial Vulnerability Check in response to latest UKGC guidance

beBettor

In response to the UKGC’s latest Customer Interaction Consultation Update, the new beBettor ‘V-Check’ assesses customer’s Financial Vulnerability, enabling operators to identify potential risk earlier in the customer journey. To help operators stay ahead of changing affordability regulation, independent UK technology and data science company beBettor has developed a new check designed to take place earlier in operator workflows that …

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bwise Media: Brazil the priority but new opportunities emerge

Building on a strong footprint in Brazil remains a key priority for global marketing agency bwise Media, but it also has eyes firmly set on emerging and ‘freshly’ regulated gambling markets across the world. bwise Media delivers igaming advertisers with highly targeted inventory on the most relevant sports platforms and social channels, but also owns a collection of its own …

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Trade like a tier 1: Why sportsbooks are switching to LSports’ STM

STM

Bookmakers switching to LSports‘ STM will never have to calculate their odds or margins, and never experience their most painful problem – downtime.  We spoke to Yoav Ziv, VP Sales and Business Development at LSports and LVision.io, to find out more about how the automated trading tool has eliminated ‘tedious’ actions associated with sportsbook management, giving bookmakers the most control …

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Comtrade Gaming strikes first US platform deal with G3 Esports

G3 Esports

Comtrade Gaming has made its first foray into the US market after striking a deal with G3 Esports to provide its iGaming platform, iCore, and backend technology. Once launched, G3’s new esports wagering product will leverage Comtrade’s enterprise-level services such as player account management, real-time bonusing, dynamic segmentation and real-time push messaging, as well as many more player engagement tools.  …

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Maarja Pärt: Coingaming rebrand introduces the Yolo mindset

Yolo

Yolo Group CEO Maarja Pärt discusses why Coingaming has rebranded to Yolo Group, how the company structure fits the group’s strategic vision, and what it means to be a ‘Yoloer’. You’ve probably already seen the news this week that Coingaming is now the Yolo Group, following a rebrand designed to better reflect our business and vision. The time was right …

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How have the top bookmakers handled the pandemic?

pandemic

There have been clear trends prevalent in the UK’s gambling industry over the course of the last few years, including the way in which online gambling continues to grow at the expense of offline betting and wagering, writes Mischa Port from Greypoint Gaming Group. In many ways, such trends were accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic through 2020, as global sporting …

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Spain the focus for Altenar’s ‘Coffee Break’ series return

Spain

“Let’s talk about Spain,” said Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, as the sportsbook provider prepares its team for this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona (21-24 September). Speaking on the first episode in the second season of ‘Coffee Break‘ with Altenar, Stranomitis suggested that certification for sports betting operators in Spain is a ‘little bit tougher’ than in other countries.  “In comparison with …

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