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  • Volition
    Company Updates
    Volition Partners Named on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 and Technology Fast 50
    We’re thrilled to see two of our portfolio companies on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ and Fast 50™ lists today: Tracelink – TraceLink Ranked #298 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™ Assent Compliance – Deloitte Names Assent Compliance One of North America’s Fastest-Growing Companies  
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    Funding Announcement
    Built in Boston Reports: GRAX Raises $12M with Plans for Boston Headquarters
    Read Article in Built in Boston, by TATUM HUNTER We’re excited to continue to see great news around Grax. We’re also thrilled to see the Grax team looking to Boston for its HQ. Excerpt from Article: “One of the fundamental beliefs we have is not holding a customer hostage from their data,” GRAX CEO Joe … Continued
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  • Tracelink FutureLink 2019
    Perspectives
    John Hogan of TraceLink Discusses Investing in Technology on Enterprise Talk
    Businesses Must Not Invest in Tech for Tech’s Sake interview by Meeta Ramnani Read the full interview on EnterpriseTalk.com Q: The digital supply chain is changing the enterprise landscape unrecognizably. How do you envisage the SCM technologies changing over the next twelve months? A: The supply chain, particularly the pharmaceutical supply chain, has been surprisingly ‘un-digital’ but … Continued
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  • Volition
    Company Updates
    Wall Street Journal: Drugmaker to Test Machine Learning to Prevent Drug Shortages
    “To sharpen its predictions, the company’s health-care division plans to start testing a cloud-based software platform later this year. The platform, made by North Reading, Mass.-based TraceLink Inc., can analyze in real time data points from various organizations within Merck’s supply chain, including pharmacies, hospitals and wholesale distributors.” By Sara Castellanos Read Article Merck KGaA plans … Continued
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  • Burst Sonic toothbrush
    In the News
    GQ: Burst Named The Best All-Around Electric Toothbrush Under $100
    Read full GQ article by Daniel Varghese GQ’s Review of Burst’s Sonic Toothbrush: The Burst toothbrush is the rare product clogging up the promoted posts and stories of your Instagram feed that is actually good. The rechargeable brush, which the company has spared no expense to inform you is sponsored by CHRISSY TEIGEN, has a tapered handle … Continued
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  • Volition
    Acquisition & IPO
    Wall Street Journal: How PetSmart Swallowed Chewy—and Proved the Doubters Wrong
    “After more than 100 pitches, in which he argued Amazon could never provide the intimate customer service and expertise of Chewy, someone did. Boston-based Volition Capital LLC put $15 million into the company in 2013. The volume of Chewy’s repeat business was what convinced the firm to invest, according to Larry Cheng, a managing partner … Continued
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  • Volition
    Perspectives
    Interview with Assent Compliance Corporate Social Responsibility Analyst, Sanket Mehta
    Read full CorpGov article by John Jannarone  LinkedIn? How to Be a Top Corporate Social Responsibility Influencer – Assent Compliance Q: What is the key to being an effective CSR influencer? A:  In my experience, there are a number of factors that factor into becoming an effective CSR influencer including how active one is at industry events, conferences, … Continued
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  • Assent Compliance Opens International Offices
    Company Updates
    Assent Compliance Expands Overseas with Offices in Amsterdam and Malaysia
    Read the full article from the Ottawa Business Journal here (by Craig Lord) Highlights: Global expansion has been a top priority for Assent Compliance ever since the company closed its massive $161-million series-C round last fall, according to the firm’s co-founder and vice-president of growth Matt Whitteker. He said Tuesday that management had been in talks with investors … Continued
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  • Volition
    In the News
    USA Today Names Burst as Back-to-School Gadget College Students Can Actually Use
    Read the full article from USA Today here Review of Burst Sonic Toothbrush: Subscription services are great for college students who may otherwise forget (or can’t afford) to replace necessary items in their lives. Burst Sonic toothbrushes ($69) have charcoal-infused brush heads and are more affordable than many electric alternatives. If you sign up for the … Continued
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  • Volition
    In the News
    CNN Underscore Reviews Burst Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription
    Read full article on CNN.com Burst Review: With more than 23,000 five-star reviews on its site, Burst offers a professional-grade sonic toothbrush subscription service for an affordable price. By working with dental professionals and selling directly to consumers, Burst is really affordable for an option of this quality — the subscription starts at $69.99 for the traditional option and $99.99 for the … Continued
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