Coffee Briefing August 30, 2022 – CapIntel Announces New Partnership; Twitter adds new podcasting and audio features; Xero Partners with BBPA to Launch Exchange; and more


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CapIntel Announces New Partnership with NEI Investments

Source: Cap Intel

Canada-based CapIntel, a sales platform for financial advisors and asset management sales teams, has announced a partnership with NEI Investments (NEI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the wealth management firms of Canada, Aviso Wealth Inc.

Through this new partnership, NEI will use CapIntel’s FinTech solutions to streamline sales operations and improve the use of fund data. The companies say that with the help of CapIntel’s proprietary technology, NEI wholesalers will benefit from increased efficiency in their day-to-day tasks, such as the ability to make portfolio comparisons faster and easily create media best-in-class sales force to help advisors. in their conversations with customers.

CapIntel’s platform will integrate with NEI’s existing technology, taking the company’s sales enablement capabilities to a new level in response to advisor demands and client expectations.

“The current market has highlighted the need for Canadian investors to have access to advisors who take the time to understand their goals, provide sound and personalized financial advice, and add clarity and context to those recommendations. said James Rockwood, CEO of CapIntel. “We’re thrilled that our platform supports NEI’s teams to continue doing just that, while improving the experience for wholesalers, advisors and customers.”

Twitter will add podcasts and new audio hubs to its platform

Source: Twitter

Twitter has spear an experience with select users that will feature an all-new, redesigned audio journey, including a revamped Spaces tab. The new features will allow Twitter users to listen to podcasts on the platform and have a more personalized listening experience through new audio hubs designed specifically for them.

Custom hubs group audio content by categories such as news, music, and sports. Twitter listeners can now access a more comprehensive selection of live and recorded spaces discussing the topics they want to hear.

Currently, the experience will only be available to a select group of people globally whose Twitter settings are set to the English language, on iOS and Android.

Three Canadian startups join the Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Program Class of 2022

Photo of female entrepreneurs
Source: Ponomariova_Maria | Getty Images

Three Canadian women-led startups will participate in the 2022 Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders program. Startups include MedEssist, Blossom Social, and Emaww.

Vancouver-based Blossom Social is building Canada’s first social brokerage, combining mobile-first stock trading with a social community for investors.

Toronto-based MedEssist is a healthcare delivery platform enabling digital health, diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies to leverage the physical space of a pharmacy and trusted healthcare professionals to bring scale of innovative solutions.

Emaww is a Montreal-based company that provides advanced, non-intrusive emotion analytics for websites to improve their user experience and improve their digital well-being through emotional intelligence.

The 10-week program aims to provide women founders with technical support and mentorship opportunities to help them grow their business. This year’s cohort includes 12 female-led startups from Canada and the United States

Xero partners with the Black Business and Professional Association to launch a scholarship

Source: Xero

Xero, a provider of cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses, announced an annual fellowship with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). The award, based on academic achievement and financial need, will be awarded to a Black student studying any field of accounting at an accredited Canadian college or university.

Gartner’s Labor Market Survey, released last year, found that corporate finance ranks among the lowest of all industries when it comes to increasing representation, people of color accounting for only 11% of the total workforce and only 6% of management positions in finance. .

This recent move aims to improve those numbers and represents an evolution of Xero’s partnership with BBPA, established in 2021.

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