NAHL partners with Hopscotch to be official mobile app provider

08.18.2015 in #Press

AUGUST 18, 2015 The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that it has selected Hopscotch to be the official mobile app provider to the NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL.  With this partnership, Hopscotch will develop league-wide and individual team mobile applications for the NAHL and its affiliates. Hopscotch is in the process of developing league-wide apps for the NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL, which will provide an additional outlet for fans to stay connected with league happenings including updated scores and schedule on game nights, breaking news, team listing and how to watch the games live. “More and more people get their information from their mobile phones and devices and we felt this was an additional way for them to stay connected with the league and its member clubs. We’re convinced that a mobile app is an additional and effective way to engage them and create deep, valuable relationships ...

Portland’s CashStar raises $15 million in capital to fuel growth

08.5.2015 in #Press

The pioneer in the digital gift-card industry needs to hire up to 50 more people to handle new work and expand client services. August 5 BY WHIT RICHARDSON STAFF WRITER For CashStar, the Portland-based pioneer in the digital gift-card industry, has raised $15 million that will allow it to hire more people and continue to grow its business. The company, which moved into new larger offices on Pearl Street last year, provides digital gift cards and incentive programs to a wide array of high-profile national retail businesses, including Starbucks, Banana Republic and Williams-Sonoma. It currently employs roughly 125 people, the vast majority of whom are located in the company’s Portland headquarters, said Ben Kaplan, CashStar’s CEO. The fresh infusion of $15 million in venture capital, which brings the total raised to $50 million since its 2007 launch, will allow the company to invest in product development and client services, Kaplan said. When it ...

Nonstop revolutionizes healthcare for the nonprofit sector

05.28.2015 in #Press

Innovative healthcare broker brings risk-free partially self-insured plans to the nonprofit sector May 28, 2015 SOURCE Nonstop SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Non-traditional healthcare broker Nonstop is providing an innovative approach to group health coverage for nonprofit clients - without the hefty price tags associated with traditional plans and brokers.  By underwriting the risk for partially self-insured plans, Nonstop offers a baseline savings of 12.5% for organizational healthcare costs.  For nonprofits especially, this reduction in overhead can be a game-changer for budgets and programming. In addition, employees' out-of-pocket costs are reduced with no copays or deductibles. This plan also offers rich benefits with the options to customize and add complementary and alternative treatments -- overall resulting in better health benefits packages to attract high-quality employees and save nonprofits money on a high-cost, high-value budget item. "Nonprofits are often overburdened with overhead costs, which impacts both their programming and their ability ...

Nvoicepay Raises $6M to Focus On Channel Expansion

01.28.2015 in #Press

Financing Round Led by Mosaik Partners with Participation From Silicon Valley Bank JANUARY 28, 2015 PORTLAND, ORE. AND SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (PRWEB) Nvoicepay Inc. today announced it has secured a $6 million financing round, led by Mosaik Partners with participation from Silicon Valley Bank, and existing investors. Nvoicepay’s strategic payment solutions automate accounts payable, enabling customers to pay 100% of their invoices electronically, while realizing the financial benefits of payment optimization. “Nvoicepay is bringing to enterprise the kind of simple, easy-to-use and frictionless payment solutions that consumers have come to appreciate,” said Karla Friede, CEO of Nvoicepay. “This financing further validates our direction transforming accounts payable and we will use this capital to continue our channel expansion.” By paying the right suppliers with the right payment type at the right time, Nvoicepay’s cloud based technology and supplier payment services help customers reduce costs, increase efficiencies and maximize rebates all with minimal effort. “Nvoicepay ...

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