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Cloudinary Named to the Forbes Cloud 100 for Third Consecutive Year

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For the third consecutive year, Cloudinary has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100, the annual definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

Powerful visual experiences are no longer a nice to have — they are everything to any business competing in today’s digital-first economy. Fueled by rising demand for engaging visual experiences on the web and mobile apps, particularly in industries like eCommerce, media and publishing, online entertainment, social, eLearning and fitness, Cloudinarys API-first solutions help more than 7,000 customers and 700,000 users around the world build better connections with their customers and communities. Leaders like Atlassian, Bleacher Report, Grubhub, Hinge, Lyft, NBC, Mediavine, Peloton, Petco and Under Armour rely on Cloudinary for faster time to market, improved audience engagement and increased conversions. Cloudinary also ushers its customers into the digital-first era with advances in AI tagging, shoppable video, modern digital asset management, web accessibility, and next-gen image formats like JPEG XL.

We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world for the third year in a row, said Itai Lahan, Co-founder and CEO of Cloudinary. This years award is a testament to our teams dedication in helping our customers and partners succeed as they navigate this transformative time. The pandemic has spurred an increasing demand for video, product development and work-life balance. Our modern media experience platform is empowering companies to adapt to these changing needs and engage more effectively with their audience.

Read Lahans blog post for more on making the list and his thoughts on the companys most recent successes.

As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2020 Cloud 100, Bessemer Venture Partners received submissions from hundreds of cloud startups. The Cloud 100 Judging Panel, made up of public cloud company CEOs, reviewed the data to select, score, and rank the top 100 private cloud companies from all over the world. The evaluation process involved ranking companies across four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), and people & culture (15%).

The private cloud ecosystem continues to mature in light of rapid digital transformations, making the competition to land one of the coveted spots on the Cloud 100 list steeper than ever, said Byron Deeter, a top cloud investor, and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Private cloud valuations are getting bigger as the markets appetite for cloud continues to grow. Over the past five years, the average Cloud 100 valuation has grown by a tremendous 2.5x, from $1 billion in 2016 to $2.7 billion in 2020. In fact, our 2020 Cloud 100 includes over 87 private cloud unicorns! These founders represent the absolute best in cloud computing today, and they will most certainly follow in the footsteps of our esteemed Cloud 100 alumni. More than a third of the companies of the Cloud 100 have exited either via strategic M&A, financial M&A or Initial Public Offering. Congratulations to these cloud leaders!

In the face of this unprecedented time, digital is an urgent imperative, and the pace of innovation is accelerating. Companies around the globe, across all industries must adopt cloud technologies to enable their digital transformation, said Matt Garratt, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures. The opportunity is massive for the cloud — there are now more than 25 public SaaS companies valued at over $10 billion whereas even five years ago there were only three. Sectors from collaboration and security to retail and healthcare, are being disrupted and becoming more digital. Salesforce Ventures is excited to be partnering with Bessemer Venture Partners and Forbes for the fifth year in a row to recognize those who are not just predicting whats coming but working to create the future.

For five years now, we have ranked the best and brightest emerging companies in the cloud sector, said Alex Konrad, Forbes editor of The Cloud 100. With so many businesses growing fast in the cloud, from data infrastructure to marketing, its harder than ever to make the Cloud 100 list “ but with more elite company if you do. Congratulations to each of the 2020 Cloud 100 honorees and the 20 Rising Stars honorees poised to join their ranks!

The Forbes 2020 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100 and will appear in the September 2020 issue of Forbes magazine.

About Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer Venture Partners is the world’s most experienced early-stage venture capital firm. With a portfolio of more than 200 companies, Bessemer helps visionary entrepreneurs lay strong foundations to create companies that matter, and supports them through every stage of their growth. The firm has backed more than 120 IPOs, including Pinterest, Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, PagerDuty, DocuSign, Wix, and MindBody. Bessemer’s 15 partners operate from offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Israel, and India. For more information, please visit www.bvp.com.

About Forbes

The defining voice of entrepreneurial capitalism, Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 160 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE and Forbes Virtual events, custom marketing programs and 40 licensed local editions in 70 countries. Forbes Medias brand extensions include real estate, education and financial services license agreements. For more information, visit the Forbes News Hub or Forbes Connect.

About Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Salesforce Ventures, the global investment arm of Salesforce, invests in the next generation of enterprise technology that extends the power of the Salesforce Platform. Salesforce Ventures is building the world’s largest ecosystem of enterprise cloud companies and extending that technology to customers. Portfolio companies receive funding, strategic advisory, and operating support, and can easily join Pledge 1% to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce Ventures has invested in more than 400 companies, including DocuSign, GoCardless, Guild Education, nCino, Twilio, Zoom, and others across 22 countries since 2009. For more information, please visit www.salesforce.com/ventures.

About Cloudinary

Cloudinarys mission is to empower companies to deliver visual experiences that inspire and connect by unleashing the full potential of their media. With more than 40 billion assets under management and 7,000 customers worldwide, Cloudinary is the industry standard for developers, creators and marketers looking to upload, store, transform, manage, and deliver images and videos online. As a result, leading brands like Atlassian, Bleacher Report, Grubhub, Hinge, Lyft, NBC, Mediavine, Peloton, Petco and Under Armour are seeing significant business value in using Cloudinary, including faster time to market, higher user satisfaction and increased engagement and conversions. For more information, visit www.cloudinary.com.

Juli Greenwood

Director, Corporate Communications

Cloudinary

617-515-8412

[email protected]

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TIWW X CE Taiwan Debut on 9/24 in Taipei to Create New Green Gold Value

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 24 September 2020 – Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW 2020) and Circular Economy (CE Taiwan 2020) start their physical exhibition on September 24 in Taipei. Although impacted by the COVID-19, this joint trade show is widely supported by all walks of life, as shown by the participation of a number of indicator units from the industries, the governments, the academia, and the research institutes, such as the Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), GSD Technologies, FineTek, Advantech, JU-TIAN Cleantech, and SHUI‑MU International. As this joint trade show is expected to create the most business opportunities and a new green-gold value in the post-COVID-19 era, it is considered this year’s most important professional industry exhibition for water resources and circular economy.

 

As the pandemic has been accelerating the digital transformation of global industries, TAITRA, as the organizer of the trade show, has also actively launched a number of digital services to help companies expand their global trade business opportunities. For instance, the “Water Week Middle East Business Opportunity Day”, which is the first to debut, connects exhibitors and Middle East buyers by the use of cloud video conferencing services. Meanwhile, the online and offline activities during this period include the online exhibition halls, the one-on-one purchasing video conferences, the global government procurement meetings, the W Stage popular product launches, and the “TIWW X CE Taiwan ON AIR” live show. The last one is considered this year’s most watched new project, as it enables those buyers who cannot visit the exhibition venues in person to view the show as if they are on the scene. The video will be aired at the Taiwan Trade Shows Digital Channel (TTS D’Channel) at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 25. So, stay tuned and remember to watch.

 

In response to the Taiwan government’s active promotion of forward-looking plans for the construction of water environment, TIWW takes the sustainable use of water resources as the main theme, under which data analysis, cloud control and other smart water technologies are utilized and various kinds of pumps, water quality monitors and waste and sewage treatment solutions (all of which are energy-saving, power-saving, and environment-friendly) are exhibited. At the same time, under the”5+2 Industrial Innovation Plan,”the industries will transform themselves from a linear economy of “mining, manufacturing, use, and disposal” to a circular economy with sustainable resources. As such, CE Taiwan wishes to guide enterprises to achieve sustainable development through the ESG (Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance) and 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) strategies, so that they can not only present the cross-industry application of circular economy, the innovative business model, and the technological products featuring green energy and environmental protection, but also combine the two hot topics in the green industry to showcase the trend of generations of energy intelligence, energy saving, and innovation.

 

“Taiwan International Water Week and Circular Economy Taiwan 2020 ” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (the closing time on the last day being 5:00 p.m.) at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 during the period between September 24 (Thu.) and 26 (Sat.). For more information, please visit www.taiwanintlwaterweek.com.

About TAITRA

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.

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Zoovu Teams Up With BigCommerce To Deliver No-code Product Finders To Businesses Of All Sizes

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BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Zoovu, the global leader in Conversational Search, today announced their partnership with BigCommerce, the leading SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, to help their customers find what they’re looking for, with no-code product finders.

The partnership represents a new era in the ecommerce industry, allowing brands and retailers of all sizes to create digital experiences that educate, inform, engage and convert customers in a no-code environment.

The growing reliance on digital channels requires businesses to deliver solutions like chatbots, product finders, and new forms of site search to remove barriers to purchase and convert shoppers without unnecessary delays and dedicated IT resources. By joining forces, Zoovu and BigCommerce offer the framework and tools to ensure every customer can find the products they are looking for. 

"Joining forces with industry-leading technology partners such as BigCommerce is an incredibly important component of Zoovu’s strategy. Our mission is to ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to deliver experiences that guide their customers to the products they need from start to cart," says Robert Mullen, CEO at Zoovu, "We are pleased to announce that our new partnership gives BigCommerce merchants the ability to build product finders in a no-code environment, quicker than ever, so they can spend more time seeing ROI and less time getting set-up."

"Our partnership with Zoovu further illustrates our commitment to providing merchants access to the highest-caliber technologies and service providers available in the industry," said Russell Klein, Chief Commercial Officer for BigCommerce. "Zoovu shares our desire to help merchants sell more and grow faster to maximize success, and we look forward to working together to mutually support customers."

To learn more about the partnership between Zoovu and BigCommerce, visit our partnership page or join our dedicated Partnership Spotlight session. 

About Zoovu

Zoovu is the AI driven conversational search platform that helps customers find what they’re looking for online. We turn search experiences into conversations that lead to engaging interactions for the customer and revenue generating for brands and retailers.

More than 2,500 brands and retailers use Zoovu to help shoppers choose, including Amazon, Coty, Whirlpool and Canon. Zoovu operates worldwide in 500+ product categories, across all languages. See more at: www.zoovu.com

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC) is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce provides merchants sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of B2B and B2C companies across 120 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Molton Brown, S.C. Johnson, Skullcandy, Sony, Vodafone and Woolrich. Headquartered in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in San Francisco, Sydney and London. For more information, please visit www.bigcommerce.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

 

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Sale of investment in AMVIG Holdings Limited

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ZURICH, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amcor plc (NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC) today announced it has entered into a binding agreement with New Prospect Capital for the sale of its 47.6% equity accounted investment in AMVIG Holdings Limited (AMVIG) for cash consideration of US$124 million. AMVIG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the transaction, by way of share sale is expected to close in the coming days.

For the year ended 30 June 2020, Adjusted EBIT for the Amcor Group included a US$12 million contribution from the investment in AMVIG and cash flow from operations included US$10 million related to the receipt of annual dividends. 

For further information please contact:

Investors:
Tracey Whitehead
Head of Investor Relations
Amcor
+61 3 9226 9028
[email protected]

Damien Bird
Vice President Investor Relations
Amcor
+61 3 9226 9070
[email protected] 

Media – Europe
Ernesto Duran
Head of Global Communications
Amcor
+41 78 698 69 40
[email protected]

Media – Australia
James Strong
Citadel-MAGNUS
+61 448 881 174
[email protected]

Media – North America
Daniel Yunger
KekstCNC
+1 212 521 4879
[email protected]

About Amcor
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 47,000 Amcor people generate US$12.5 billion in sales from operations that span about 230 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

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