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By April 13, 2022June 17th, 2022Newsletter

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RICH PAUL AND PANERAI COLLABORATE ON SPECIAL EDITION WATCH IN SUPPORT OF NEW CHARITABLE ENDEAVOR

Rich Paul and Panerai worked together to create a special edition watch, with a significant portion of proceeds being donated in support of Rich’s new charitable endeavor, which aims to inspire and empower youth to confidently shape their futures as creatives, entrepreneurs, tech innovators and leaders of tomorrow. AXW conceived and executed the partnership as well as produced a special event during the Super Bowl, with Panerai and the Klutch Sports Group teams, at The Pendry West Hollywood, to celebrate the partnership. (View More)

 

SENTIENT JET GUIDE BRINGS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS TO CARDHOLDERS ANNUALLY

Founded in 1999, and now an integral part of Directional Aviation Capital, Sentient Jet is one of the leading private aviation companies in the country. The 25-Hour Sentient Jet Card Program offers clients the flexibility and convenience of flying private for their personal and business air travel needs with industry-leading value. Each year, AXW curates a digital booklet sent every January to Sentient Jet’s 6,000+ UHNW Cardholders, containing exclusive benefits from top hospitality, retail and lifestyle brands. Current partners include Peninsula Hotels, The Little Nell, Exclusive Resorts, Panerai, PS, Peter Millar, Bobby Flay and more. In addition to the digital guide, partners receive promotion on Sentient Jet’s newsletters, social media channels, online portal and geo-targeted mobile app.

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FLEXPORT RAISES $935M TO PRY OPEN SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

Supply chain tech specialist Flexport has been valued at more than $8 billion after raising $935 million in a Series E round led by Andreessen Horowitz and MSD Partners, with participation from Shopify and existing investors. Flexport was already among the most valuable VC-backed freight tech companies – it was reportedly valued at $3.2 billion in 2019 – and is now second only to Alphabet-owned Waymo, according to PitchBook data. (Read More)

 

CREATIVELY JOBS PLATFORM, BACKED BY KEVIN DURANT, MICHAEL EISNER, RAISES $8M IN NEW FUNDING

Creatively, a jobs platform that allows creatives to showcase their portfolios digitally and offers collaboration tools, has raised $8 million in new funding. The latest seed round of investment includes contributions from Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Link Ventures and entertainment attorney Kevin Yorn. The new investment will go towards boosting the New York-based platform’s product and engineering teams and growth marketing and data tools, as well as more quickly debuting a planned payment feature called CreativelyPay. (Read More)

 

CRIME TRACKING APP CITIZEN ACQUIRES HARBOR, A DISASTER PREP APP

The crime watch app Citizen announced in January that it will acquire Harbor, a disaster preparedness app and tech firm. Harbor is a 25madison incubated business. This is Citizen’s first acquisition. Harbor, which raised a $5 million seed round about a year and a half ago, gamifies the process of preparing for crises like fires and earthquakes. The app, which launched in October 2020, asks users to enter their zip code. Then, they’re told what disasters are most likely to befall them. From week to week, Harbor provides users with preparedness tasks that only take a few minutes, rather than bombarding them with a massive emergency list to handle all at once. These tasks can include checking smoke detectors or stocking a go-bag at first – and later on, users might be encouraged to take more time-intensive safety measures, like learning CPR. (Read More)

 

IGY AND FAYAT AWARDED VIEUX PORT DE CANNES CONCESSION

Marina du Vieux Port de Cannes SAS, whose shareholders are Island Global Yachting (IGY), the international leader in marina management, and the French construction group Fayat, has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the City of Cannes to operate, enhance, and modernize the Vieux Port de Cannes. The emblematic destination, located in the heart of the French Riviera, features 727 berths and will be the 23rd marina in IGY’s worldwide network. The investment program will include the creation by January 2024 of a fishermen’s village, the construction of a semi-covered 519 space parking lot (including 35 bus and coach spaces), the extension of the pier, the relocation and improvement of the careening area, the modernization of a technical area, as well as the construction of a new Harbour Master’s Office and service center, among many other enhancements that will reinforce the heritage and attractiveness of the port. (Read More)

 

MÁLAGA SAN ANDRES MARINA TO JOIN IGY MARINAS’ GLOBAL PLATFORM

Following a competitive tender process, the team of Marina Málaga SAN, Ocean Capital Partners and Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) have been awarded a 50-year concession to develop and operate Málaga San Andres Marina. Upon its completion in 2024, Málaga San Andres Marina will consist of approximately 600 berths for vessels of all sizes, from small leisure craft to luxury yachts up to 60 meters (196 feet). Marina Málaga SAN, an entity of the Qatari investment group Al Alfia, is the main investor in the approximately €60 million Málaga San Andres Marina project. The project represents a strong commitment to Málaga’s ongoing economic development as one of Europe’s most popular leisure destinations. Ocean Capital Partners will be the project engineer and asset manager. IGY will be the exclusive marketer and manager of the marina. Málaga San Andres Marina is scheduled to open in 2024. (Read More)

 

HITS ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT BY TRAUB CAPITAL PARTNERS TO FURTHER ENHANCE ITS PLATFORM AS A PREMIER HORSE SHOW OPERATOR

HITS Shows announced March 31st that it has received a majority investment from Traub Capital Partners (TCP). TCP will leverage HITS’ exceptional history, track record, and reputation as part of its vision to bolster and further invest in the five show locations currently operated by the company. HITS will continue to operate as HITS Shows, and its talented leadership team and workforce will remain in place based out of Saugerties, NY. The team will leverage TCP’s strategic and operational expertise in the hospitality and lifestyle fields and will continue to be led by CEO Tom Struzzieri, who will also maintain a significant stake in the business. (Read More)

 

MADALUXE GROUP PRESENTS: THE JAUNT

After decades of success as a luxury fashion distributor, MadaLuxe Group launched MadaLuxe Vault. The Vault has taken on a life of its own and they have decided it’s ready for its own identity – MadaLuxe Vault is now The Jaunt. The Jaunt was founded because they believe fashion can transport you. It empowers the wearer with the confidence and inspiration to be who they are and go where they want. Shop our most coveted brands (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, etc.), alongside a curated collection of emerging design partners. Always authentic, new, and available at insider prices. Here, you’ll find the inspiration and all the pieces you need to fashion your journey. Use AXCESS15 to save on your first order.

 

AURA NAMED BEST EMERGING TECH COMPANY

Aura has been named ‘Best Emerging Tech Company’ at the 2021 SportsPro OTT Awards held in London. The award recognizes the most innovative and emerging technology company impacting the OTT industry. “Judges awarded Aura the top prize as they felt they showed a strong entry, in particular the UI that looks very impressive in bringing many surfaced ideas in the OTT industry into a very slick looking process. Aura is combining all the elements of an OTT platform, betting app, eCommerce, NFT solution or a stats aggregator all in one place.” Not stopping there, the Aura team also took home silver in the ‘Best User Experience’ category. (Read More)

 

FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE WELCOMES ACCOMPLISHED INDUSTRY VETERAN HERMANN ELGER AS CEO

Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury hospitality, announced in February the appointment of Hermann Elger as CEO to lead the 64-year-old company and its highly respected team into a new phase of strategic growth in global travel. Elger brings 30 years of luxury hospitality and business expertise to Forbes Travel Guide. Serving most recently as Executive Vice President of Travel, Entertainment and Health Security at digital health leader Sharecare, he led the successful launch of Sharecare’s health security verification program in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, which now covers more than 3,500 properties in over 85 countries. (Read More)

 

CAPTIVATE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Captivate, the leading digital video network for upscale audiences, is now available via the Google Play store. This milestone development amplifies Captivate as a daily fixture of news & entertainment where the modern professional works, lives and plays. Captivate has evolved from the office, to residential buildings, to golf courses, and now, directly to Chromecast for Google TV via an Android app. This advancement opens up distribution, reduces friction and enables faster adoption by real estate groups, content-as-a-service clients and individual companies & professionals. (Learn More)