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CommerceUp debuts in MENA region to provide e-commerce solution
CommerceUp , a start-up service provider of a cloud-based e-commerce platform , has officially debuted in the MENA region to offer a next-generation end-to-end unified technology solution to its steadily growing online business sector .
The company ’ s presence in the region signals the start of its heightened efforts to redefine e-commerce by offering state-of-the-art software , services and infrastructure . Its solutions are designed to allow businesses to rapidly and efficiently scale online , enabling them to bring 100 % of their attention to their core products , brand and customers .
“ We launched CommerceUp to address the unique technology needs of medium and large enterprises in the region ,” said Piyush Pathak , Founder and CEO , CommerceUp . “ As a cloudbased , flexible and adaptable e-commerce platform , we understand the pain points being experienced by many brands today when scaling their businesses , dealing with costly plugins and being dependent on multiple companies .”
Latitud secures US $ 11.5 million to scale start-ups in Latin America
Latitud , one of the fastest growing tech entrepreneurship platforms in Latin America , has announced a US $ 11.5 million seed round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz ( a16z ) and NFX ; with participation from Endeavor , Canary , FJ Labs , Ganas Ventures and top start-up leaders across Latin America .
The new funding will enable Latitud to help tackle the highest friction points for earlystage entrepreneurs starting companies in Latin America which include company formation , cross-border capital , cap table management and access to world-class advice from accomplished operators and tech leaders .
“ The infrastructure that exists in Latin America to support ambitious start-ups is outdated and manual , and I ’ ve seen first-hand how this barrier can kill very promising solutions ,” said Brian Requarth , CEO and Co-founder of Latitud . “ Latitud is paving entrepreneurship dirt roads into superhighways for tech start-ups in Latin America .”
Microsoft aids Singapore SMEs with cybersecurity certification requirements
Microsoft has announced security solutions and guidance to reduce complexity and make it easier for Singapore SMEs to address certification requirements of the Cyber Essentials mark by CSA .
The launch of Microsoft solutions and resources for SMEs to address certification requirements of the Cyber Essentials mark comes at a time when Microsoft Security continues to see a rise in sophisticated and expansive cyberattacks .
This trend is identified in the Microsoft Cyber Signals report , which analyses 24 trillion security signals daily , combined with intelligence tracked through the monitoring of over 40 nation-state groups and over 140 threat groups .
“ With digital identities and sophisticated email phishing being key cybersecurity battlegrounds , Microsoft Security differentiates itself with the ability to protect business data , emails , identities , devices and infrastructure ,” said Richard Koh , Chief Technology Officer , Microsoft Singapore .
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