News Hub | News Direct


Baby/Maternity Children Family LGBT Men Religion Teens Women
Article thumbnail News Release

BEASY Partners with Toldright to Provide Digital Asset Creation Services to Athletes, Musicians and Creators of all Types

Beasy, LLC

Blockchain Made Easy (dba BEASY) announced today it has agreed to a multi-year partnership with toldright, a first-of-its-kind production resource company dedicated to enhancing the video content of their clients through storytelling. Toldright will provide value added services to BEASY enabled communities. Toldright is a disruptive, new on-demand model for video production that matches clients with experienced creative professionals to elevate the look and feel of their video content. Founded by world-class industry leaders, toldright’s exclusive ‘Neighborhood’ includes more than 1,800 fully-vetted Emmy Award-winning artists around the country, featuring top-tier producers, editors, on-air talent, technical specialists, and more. Demand for video content has exploded in recent years, and professional athletes and brands continue to use video to tell their stories. “Offering BEASY creators access to toldright’s top-notch network of video talent and storytellers will help them produce innovative and engaging digital content in support of their own brands,” says Bob Kramich, Founder and CEO of BEASY. “Video and storytelling are key factors to successful sales and marketing, especially for athletes in this name, image and likeness (NIL) era. We are thrilled to be working with such an incredible player in the market,” he adds. The partnership between BEASY and toldright now offers smaller companies, organizations and individuals access to what has traditionally only been available to large corporations. “We are excited to work with BEASY to exclusively link its rapidly-growing community to our extensive ‘Neighborhood’ of global top-tier talent typically reserved for major networks,” says Max Heineman, CEO and Co-Founder of toldright. “BEASY participants now have access to the highest-quality people and production tools for telling and authenticating their digital legacies using blockchain technology.” This is the third press-release in recent weeks from BEASY. On October 21st and November 1st, BEASY announced multi-year agreements with Tykes, Inc., and the Recording Artists Guild (RAG), respectively. # # # About BEASY Blockchain Made Easy ™️, LLC is a Massachusetts-based technology and professional services company empowering retail and business customers with the ability to deploy customized blockchain-based strategies through easy-to-use blockchain software products. The company’s core product, BEASY Authentication ™️, is a multi-blockchain platform and associated wallet solution allowing users to seamlessly create, sell, and track digital goods in addition to a broad range of other applications such as digital identity management, fractional and whole digital asset ownership, royalties management, contract-to-smart contract management and more. BEASY does this without requiring owning or managing any cryptocurrency on major compatible blockchain networks such as Ethereum, Matic and more. BEASY is committed to making blockchain adoption easy. For more information, go to About toldright Toldright is the first-of-its-kind on-demand production resource, transforming the video industry and empowering companies of all sizes the opportunity to tell great stories with an end-to-end solution that delivers accessibility, efficiency, unprecedented value, and amazing content. Through our exclusive “neighborhood” of 1,800 fully vetted production and content creators around the nation, that includes Emmy and Oscar Award winners, toldright has the flexibility to provide 5-star experts to meet the demands of any project. Founded by world-class industry leaders, toldright has already been trusted by iconic brands including ESPN, Tiger Woods Foundation, NFLPA, LPGA, Twitter, Showtime, Adobe, Citi, Xerox, and Dell. For more information on toldright, please visit # # # Media Relations Contacts: BEASY, LLC. Contact: David Kaupp Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: Toldright Matt Saler, Vice President M: +1 215 432 3149 301 E 57th Street New York, NY 10022 Blockchain Made Easy, LLC is a Massachusetts-based technology and professional services company empowering retail and business customers with the ability to deploy customized blockchain-based strategies through easy-to-use blockchain software products. The company's core product, BEASY Authentication, is a multi-blockchain platform and associated wallet solution allowing users to seamlessly create, sell, and track digital goods in addition to a broad range of other applications such as digital identity management, fractional and whole digital asset ownership, royalties management, contract-to-smart contract management and more. BEASY does this without requiring owning or managing any cryptocurrency on major compatible blockchain networks such as Ethereum, Matic and more. BEASY is committed to making blockchain adoption easy. For more information, go to Contact Details Beasy, LLC David Kaupp +1 978-360-6698 toldright Matt Saler, Vice President +1 215-432-3149 Company Website

November 09, 2021 11:06 AM Eastern Standard Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Osmo’s STEM Week Sale & Amazon Deal of the Day (11/8) Encourage Kids to Explore Reading, Math, Coding, Problem-Solving and Much More


Osmo announces a STEM Week sale that encourages kids ages 3 to 10+ to explore reading, writing, math, coding, drawing, creative problem-solving, and more. From 11/7 through 11/13, save up to 40% off select kits, games and bundles at, Amazon, Target, Best Buy & other retailers. Osmo’s Amazon Deal of the Day runs on Nov. 8--one day only--and features 20% off select items at Kits and games up to 25% off through 11/13 at and multiple retailers include: Little Genius Starter Kit (base included) Genius Starter Kit (base included) Coding Starter Kit (base included) Creative Starter Kit (base included) Pizza Co. (base required) Detective Agency (base required) Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends (base required) Super Studio Disney Princess (base required) Super Studio Disney Frozen 2 (base required) Math Wizard and the Secrets of the Dragons (base required) Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop (base required) Kits and bundles up to 40% off through 11/13 exclusively at include: Pre-School Starter Kit Explorer Starter Kit Ultimate Expansion Bundle Essential Math Bundle Osmo’s Amazon Deal of the Day (11/8) features 20% off these items at Genius Starter Kit for iPad + Case for iPad (base included) Genius Starter Kit for iPad + Grab & Go Small Storage Carry Case (base included) Coding Starter Kit for iPad + Case for iPad (base included) Coding Starter Kit for iPad + Grab & Go Small Storage Carry Case (base included) Creative Starter Kit for iPad + Case for iPad (base included) Creative Starter Kit for iPad + Grab & Go Small Storage Carry Case (base included) The full list of deals at can be viewed here. The full list of Amazon deals can be viewed at Osmo’s Amazon store. The full list of Osmo deals at Target can be viewed here. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is part of BYJU’S, a global leader in online learning. Learn more at For information about its educational division, Osmo for Schools, visit Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR Carolyn Kamii +1 310-251-0550 Company Website

November 07, 2021 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Ethos Announces ‘100 Most Sustainable Luxury Items Of 2021’


Digital media and e-commerce platform, Ethos, has launched its first comprehensive sustainability ranking: The 100 Most Sustainable Luxury Items of 2021. It kicks-off the platform’s sustainable luxury ranking series. Vetted by Ethos co-founder and creative director, Jackie Lutze, a Harvard University Sustainability MA candidate, the list evaluated individual products instead of brands as a whole—this allowed for a wider range of inclusion. Ranking included ingredients and materials, packaging and shipping practices, labor conditions, and circular sustainability efforts. All brands had to meet at least two stars in order to be considered for inclusion. “This list came to fruition much in the same way Ethos did; we knew there were luxury brands building sustainability into their core,” Lutze says. “We started with a clear-cut list of exemplary attributes and built a rating system around it. At the minimum, all products had to be ethically made with sustainable materials or ingredients.” It’s also the first comprehensive sustainable ranking list of its kind to only feature items made without any animal products or animal testing. “From there, we looked deeper into the brands themselves, rewarding points for those that went above and beyond, such as receiving B Corp Status, using certified organic materials or ingredients, Fair Trade Certification, or LEED-certified production facilities,” says Lutze. Brands earning the highest scores include Stella McCartney, Gucci, Chloé in fashion; Aether Diamonds Tiffany and Co., and Chopard in jewelry; Susanne Kaufman, Aesop, and Sana Jardin in beauty. To see the full list and rankings, click here. “It may sound strange to call the luxury market underserved, but when it comes to sustainability, that’s often the case,” says Jill Ettinger, Ethos co-founder and editorial director. “The luxury market is valued at more than $5 trillion; that is immense purchasing power and influence. These brands need to shine a greater spotlight on their sustainability efforts. And according to our research, the luxury consumer wants to make the best choices for the planet. To them, sustainability is luxury.” To celebrate the launch, Ethos is donating 100 trees to its nonprofit partner, The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. The trees will be planted in Mococa, Brazil, in 2022. “When Ethos approached us about collaborating on one of our groundbreaking fruit tree plantings, we were thrilled to suggest an upcoming initiative to plant 100 life-sustaining trees for low-income families in Brazil later this year,” said Cem Akin, FTPF’s TreeEO. “Through this generous support, generations of families will have cleaner air to breathe and a healthy source of nutrition right in their backyards. We are so grateful to partner with Ethos in supporting sustainable, earth-friendly projects,” Akin said. About Ethos: Launched in 2021 by Jackie Lutze and Jill Ettinger, Ethos is the premier digital platform for personal and planetary sustainability filtered through a luxury lens. Through thought-provoking conversations and recommendations across fashion, beauty, travel, food, nutrition, and more, along with its e-commerce platform and its first sustainability rankings, The Ethos 100, Ethos is helping to bridge the gaps in the sustainable luxury market. Contact Details Ethos Jill Ettinger +1 213-986-7464 Company Website

November 05, 2021 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release


Addison Rae Fragrance

Today, Addison Rae announced her first trio of fragrances, AF COLLECTION BY ADDISON RAE. All three scents were designed to make her growing community not only smell good, but feel good. The trio of playful, multi-functional scents are aligned with supporting both inner and outer beauty: all are clean, water-based, and backed by science. CHILL AF, HAPPY AF, and HYPED AF, will be available exclusively on and shoppable through TikTok and Instagram for $40 (30ml each). “Scent is so personal and can have such a powerful impact on our mood that I wanted to create a new way to experience scent; one that’s more thoughtful, supports your emotional wellbeing, and feels good on your skin. It’s what you deserve” – Addison Rae CLEAN AND KIND. The clean, green-chemistry, water-based formulas are a game-changer in the industry that results in a multi-functional fragrance collection. The clinically proven formulas – comprised of sustainably sourced ingredients, provide many wearable benefits from mood enhancement to hydration and assurance that all are alcohol-free and cruelty-free. MOOD ENHANCING. CHILL AF, HAPPY AF, and HYPED AF are created with ingredients that are proven to boost overall mood. Smell triggers an emotional response and the place in our brain that registers scent also processes feelings, moods, and emotions, making the connection between scent and feelings very powerful. Each fragrance in the AF collection contains a unique blend of clinically tested ingredients that have emotive responses, proving their mood-boosting properties. WATER BASED. This unique alcohol-free formula delivers a surprisingly hydrating mist that delivers long-lasting scent on skin. The formula also ensures it goes on super smooth and leaves skin glowing. An added benefit, given the hydration properties, it can even be used to scent your hair! FIRST-TO-MARKET PACKAGE INNOVATION. The ergonomic bottles utilize heat-sensitive technology, changing color when reacting to temperature giving an all-around, multi-sensory experience. “We are thrilled that our partnership with Addison resulted in a trio of scents that push the boundaries of what’s possible while capturing her joyous exuberance and focus on clean beauty. The first-to-market combination of innovation and playfulness within the formula and packaging perfectly captures Addison’s positive energy,” says Lori Mariano, Managing Partner at Hampton Beauty. “Our shared vision to develop a collection that speaks to a generation of consumers that want the products they purchase to look good and make you feel even better was a focus and having the collection available to shop on TikTok was always a top priority given Addison’s engaged community.” HAPPY AF A DAILY DOSE OF EUPHORIA For times when you need a little pick-me-up, HAPPY AF is the scent for all-day positive vibes. Perfect for any plans—this floral and fruity blend of pink lychee, red grapefruit, and dewy peony hits different when paired with a smile. NOTES: Pink lychee, red grapefruit, peony, violet leaves, agave nectar, rose & crystallized musk. OCCASIONS: Vacays & beach days, first dates, watching the sunset. BENEFITS: Joy-enhancing, long-lasting scent, boosts skin hydration, gentle for sensitive skin. CLEAN FORMULA: Alcohol-free, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free. HYPED AF A DAILY DOSE OF ENERGY Think bright, zesty citrus meets clean white woods; HYPED AF is the energy you want to radiate, bottled. Maybe you missed a few hours’ sleep? Or have a deadline approaching? This magic blend of blood orange, pineapple flower, and musk prepares you to take on whatever life throws at you. NOTES: Mandarin, blood orange, pomelo, nectarine blossom, white woods, & clean musk. OCCASIONS: Dance parties, game night, leg day. BENEFITS: Energy-enhancing, long-lasting scent, boosts skin hydration, gentle for sensitive skin. CLEAN FORMULA: Alcohol-free, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free. CHILL AF A DAILY DOSE OF CALM A moment of zen; CHILL AF is the scent to wear on a date but also to meet the parents. This dreamy blend of pear blossom, chamomile tea, and soothing sandalwood helps forget where the stress came in the first place. Cool, calm, collected. NOTES: Pear blossom, apple, red lemongrass, chamomile tea, lily of the valley, sandalwood & milky musk. OCCASIONS: Movie nights, long drives, digital detoxes. BENEFITS: Chill-enhancing, long-lasting scent, boosts skin hydration, gentle for sensitive skin. CLEAN FORMULA: Alcohol-free, vegan, cruelty free, paraben-free. About Addison Rae In just one year, Addison Rae has become one of the biggest stars in the world. Named the top-earning creator on TikTok by Forbes Magazine, Rae’s infectious personality, Louisiana charm, and overwhelming positivity have led her to be one of the most sought-after talent of her generation. Since November of 2019, she has amassed over 100 million followers across social media. Rae is currently the second most-followed individual on TikTok with over 5.5B likes and 85.2M followers. Her impressive reach goes beyond TikTok with over 40.1M followers on Instagram, 4.7M subscribers on YouTube and 4.8M followers on Twitter. In 2019 she became co-founder of the clean makeup company ITEM Beauty, was named a global ambassador for American Eagle, and launched a podcast for Spotify with her mom titled “That Was Fun.” In March 2021, Addison released her debut single “Obsessed”. Addison co-wrote the single, which was produced by a dream team of chart-topping producers, Benny Blanco, Blake Slatkin and Ryan McMahon. In August 2021, Rae made her film debut in Netflix’s HE’S ALL THAT. The film debuted at #1 in 78 countries and saw over 55 million households watch the film at least once in the first month on Netflix. About Hampton Beauty The Hampton Beauty team of highly experienced beauty industry experts bring a wealth of knowledge across all beauty categories, creative innovation, and business strategy. The company was founded to influence a new era of global beauty business development. Whether it’s fragrance, color cosmetics, or skin and body care, their strategic resources worldwide deliver the latest in product & package design and technology that breaks traditional barriers with high quality, bespoke products that engage consumers and inspire social conversation. Contact Details The Collective PR Debbie Burke-Smith The Collective PR Jennine Hannaway Lavyne +1 917-447-1192 Company Website

November 04, 2021 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

American Kidney Fund Announces Support from GSK to Expand Awareness for Underrepresented Community Participation in Clinical Trials

American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced that GSK has provided continued support to expand upon AKF’s efforts to increase participation of underrepresented communities in clinical trials. With GSK’s support, AKF will further enhance its clinical trials educational materials, including providing translations for new and existing content for Spanish-speaking audiences. This renewed effort will also include a video series, featuring Black and Hispanic kidney patients discussing their personal experiences as participants in clinical trials. “People of color, particularly Black and Hispanic individuals, continue to be underrepresented in clinical trial research studies for a number of reasons, which ultimately impacts research outcomes and the ability to uncover new options for patients,” said LaVarne A. Burton, AKF President and CEO. “With GSK’s funding, it is our hope that we can help people of color in their decision-making process when considering signing up for a clinical trial, as well as in speaking with their doctors about how they can be active participants in improving their own health and the future health of others.” GSK’s funding is a continuation of the support it has provided since 2019 to help AKF build a clinical trials awareness campaign, which supports AKF's broader strategy of addressing disparities and improving health equity in kidney disease care. “As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity at GSK, we are ensuring that underrepresented patient populations are well represented in our clinical trials to make certain that our medications are safe and effective in a variety of patient groups,” said Precil Varghese, GSK Senior Medical Lead, Specialty and Pipeline. “We are proud to support AKF in its mission of educating the kidney disease community and historically underserved communities to help prevent and manage kidney disease.” About the American Kidney Fund The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through transplant. With programs that address early detection, disease management, financial assistance, clinical research, innovation and advocacy, no kidney organization impacts more lives than AKF. AKF is one of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits, investing 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, and holds the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Contact Details Stefanie Tuck Work: +1 202-470-1797 Mobile: +1 978-390-1394 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 Company Website

November 04, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

MOTIS Brands Acquires Pier of d'Nort

Rotunda Capital Partners LLC

MOTIS Brands (“MOTIS”), a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Pier of d'Nort (“PDN”), a leading manufacturer of innovative aluminum pier systems. For 20 years, Pier of d’Nort has designed and manufactured their patented dock system and related accessories. PDN’s premium piers can be found all over the United States, and each is built-to-order in St. Germain, Wisconsin. For MOTIS, the acquisition of PDN adds another quality brand to its portfolio and bolsters existing U.S. manufacturing capabilities. “The acquisition of PDN expands our assortment in an important and fast-growing category,” said MOTIS CEO Rich Spratt. “Our goal remains to assemble the broadest and deepest collection of premium brands for loading, hauling, storage and productivity needs, and Pier of d’Nort is an ideal fit. We’re thrilled to add PDN to the MOTIS family.” About MOTIS Brands Headquartered in Germantown, WI, MOTIS Brands proudly designs, develops, and distributes a collection of industry leading loading, hauling, automotive and accessibility brands including Race Ramps®, Silver Spring Mobility®, Heavy Duty Ramps™, Black Widow®, Guardian Industrial Products™, Kill Shot®, Tilt-a-Rack®, Harbor-Mate®, Lucky Dog™, Big Boy®, and Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs. For more information, visit About Rotunda Capital Partners Rotunda Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests equity capital in established, lower middle market companies. Rotunda partners with management to build data-driven growth platforms within its targeted sectors, including value-added distribution, asset light logistics and industrial/business services. Founded in 2009, the firm has a long history of helping management teams achieve their goals for growth. The Rotunda team actively provides guidance and draws on deep industry and financial relationships to contribute to the successful execution of Rotunda’s companies’ strategic plans. The firm has offices in Bethesda, MD and Evanston, IL. For more information, visit Contact Details Rotunda Capital Partners Jill Lafferty +1 847-280-1295 Company Website

November 04, 2021 07:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Improving the Lives of Caregivers


There will be more people over 65 than under 18 by 2030 -- the boomer generation is living longer and wants to age at home. The result is more than 53 million family caregivers in the U.S., caring for more than 80 million people, and spending more than $187 billion on home health care. Recently, Bianca Padilla, CEO and Co-Founder of Carewell, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the importance of supporting caregivers around the country. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: One-fifth of Americans will act as informal caregivers at some point in their lives, but there is little in the way of vetted products, product knowledge, guidance, and service to help those in the position of caring for a loved one. The biggest trend in caregiving over the past few years is aging at home. 90% of Americans want to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. They don’t want change, and it’s up to the younger generations to help them do this safely and comfortably. 84% of caregivers report needing more information, so providing access to educational resources is vital for this audience, especially as conditions change - and usually worsen - over time. Carewell is redefining home healthcare by helping caregivers manage their loved one’s conditions, as well as their own lives. Carewell strives to make this population feel seen and understood by providing the products, service, and community support they need along with a level of customer service and convenience rarely found in healthcare. Carewell offers support to family caregivers with a library of information and caregiving guides to remove guesswork. For more information, visit About Bianca Padilla: Bianca Padilla is the CEO and co-founder of Carewell, a family-founded company that simplifies life for caregivers by providing personalized service, compassionate content, and expert-vetted home care products. A graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Economics, Bianca attended the Disney Institute and formed the Charlotte chapter of Aging 2.0, for which she currently serves as an ambassador. Prior to founding Carewell, Bianca worked as a software engineer at LiveNinja and as an analyst for CCMP Capital Advisors and Pantheon Ventures. A Miami native, Bianca enjoys spending time with her co-founder husband Jon and dog Henry, traveling, being an unabashed foodie, and reading books about entrepreneurship, leadership, tech, and comedy. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

November 03, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Adsmovil Invests in Brilla Media to Develop Original Content Properties, Boost Adsmovil Studios, and Enhance Social Media Distribution

Brilla Media

Hispanic digital media powerhouse, Adsmovil, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Miami-based Brilla Media to develop original content properties, boost its branded entertainment studios, and enhance its social content distribution. The partnership unites the innovator of the Hispanic mobile advertising industry with the founders of the U.S. Latino social media marketing and influencer industry, Manny Ruiz and Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, co-founders of Hispanicize. “This investment underscores our commitment to better serving the Hispanic market, with top-tier, authentic storytelling and compelling, resonant narratives,” said Adsmovil CEO and founder Alberto Pardo. “Brilla’s founders bring a powerful track record for creativity and innovation that will help Adsmovil evolve faster, stronger and more strategically into the next phase of our own story.” As part of the agreement, the companies will work closely to develop innovative digital media content properties, including films and documentaries, to better serve the dynamic Hispanic cohort in its entirety - across languages and generations. All content will be created for Hispanics by Hispanics and all properties will be 100% Latino owned and operated. Brilla Media will also support all social content distribution efforts. “We are especially proud of this investment because Adsmovil is positively advancing quality storytelling, filmmaking, and marketing in the Hispanic marketplace,” said Brilla Media Co-founder Manny Ruiz. “In Adsmovil, we’ve found a partner that is committed to elevating our U.S. Latino community and building bold, creative storytelling platforms, and that’s truly exciting.” About Brilla Media Latina-owned and operated, Brilla Media provides brand marketers with premium Latinx branded storytelling, distribution, and guaranteed digital and social media engagements. Created by Angela and Manny Ruiz, the innovative entertainment company features five pillars: Brilla Media (digital and social distribution), Nuestro Studios (original storytelling), Brilla Social (influencer marketing with social media amplification), Brilla Live (festivals and virtual broadcast TV and live streams), and Brilla Purpose (social good). Brilla’s innovative management team founded the Hispanic social media marketing, Hispanic influencer marketing, and Hispanic press release wire industries. About Adsmovil Minority-owned and certified, Adsmovil ( ) is a leading pioneer in Hispanic mobile advertising and digital media. The company reaches almost half (48%) of the total Hispanic digital population in the U.S. across cultural diversity and acculturation levels and has direct relationships with over 2,500 digital premium publishers in the US, LATAM and Spain. Its multi-channel offering spans screens, senses and languages as well as full production capabilities, via Adsmovil Studios. The company consistently ranks #1 within ComScore’s Hispanic Ad Focus Mobile Reporting. The company was founded in 2011 by its CEO, Alberto Pardo, and its U.S. headquarters is in Miami, FL with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. The company also has offices in twelve other countries in Latin America and Spain. More information can be found at or SOURCE ( LATINXNEWSWIRE.COM ) Contact Details Maria Twena

November 03, 2021 01:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Marquee investors tuck into Tre’dish with $10m investment as home-to-home food economy grows


Home-to-Home food technology platform and community marketplace Tre’dish has today announced a $10m seed funding round as it commercializes and scales operations across the U.S. and Canada. The funding round was led by Tre’dish Founding Team Members; Peter Hwang, Jay Wilgar, Srin Sridharan and lead investor Wes Hall. The group of marquee investors with their past experiences in the round include: Wes Hall – Founder of BlackNorth Initiative, Dragons Den, Kingsdale Advisors, KSS Group of Companies Luis Javier Castro - Founder of Mesoamerica and Alejandria JP Rangaswami - Chief Scientist at Salesforce and British Telecom. Previously Chief Data Officer, Deutsche Bank. Steve Smith – CEO of Recipe Unlimited (Formerly Cara Operations). EVP - Loblaw Andrea DelZotto – Founder of Concrete Cardinal and Director, Tridel Group of Companies Qamar Qureshi – President and CBO - Knowledgehook Tre’dish has created a food tech marketplace platform that focuses on bringing the home-to-home food sharing economy together. Home Chefs have the opportunity to sell to consumers right in their own community, a diverse selection of authentic meals prepared by the person who makes it best. With the home-to-home market growing significantly during the pandemic, home chefs have been selling their meals through social media platforms in an unstructured grey market without proper processes to instil trust for the consumer. Furthermore, other platforms that are coming into the market have simply created a marketplace where Home Chefs meet Consumers, and no support is provided for the Chefs to build a sustainable business. Embedded in the Tre’dish technology is our Chef Education Platform and Chef Portal that allows Home Chefs access to some of the most innovative tools in the hospitality space. Our EdTech platform provides a Home Restauranteur guidance and support to build a business right from their own home kitchen safely and profitably with little to no investment required. The success of the Tre’dish model has been driven by two central trends. Firstly, the hospitality industry for small owner-operated restaurants has been at a breaking point for several years with high overhead running costs (i.e. rent, labour, marketing and delivery) and very low margins making it difficult to sustain a profitable operation. Moreover, to make a living they must sacrifice everything with zero work-life balance. Secondly, the pandemic brought into sharp focus the reality facing 3 million hospitality industry workers in the US and Canada when over 130,000 restaurants were closed disproportionally impacting the BIPOC community. For some, this provided the impetus to take to social media and sell food prepared from their home kitchens. For others, Tre’dish will now provide a new path for opportunity, employment and entrepreneurship. Peter Hwang, CEO and Co-Founder at Tre’dish, commented, "The pandemic was very difficult on small businesses especially owner operated restaurants. Tre’dish was built to level the playing field providing equal access and opportunity for all individuals to once again flourish in the hospitality industry regardless of their cultural background, gender, experience, or financial ability. The only thing anyone requires is an amazing recipe and the desire to share their food with the world” Tre’dish aims to build a global, impact-focused, food tech unicorn by providing equal opportunities for all cultural groups and new immigrants through access to a platform for any food entrepreneur to grow their presence and start a profitable business. Currently, 4 of the 5 largest shareholders represent BIPOC standing as it seeks to elevate a minority owned entrepreneurial movement. Tre’dish has built a bona fide business model, that authentically and organically creates a movement to empower and encourage historically underserved and underprivileged communities to become burgeoning food entrepreneurs and social media food influencers. “Tre’dish is redefining what it means to be a professional chef by taking the hospitality industry beyond its historical confines of bricks and mortar restaurants,” said Wes Hall, Executive Chairman and Founder of KSS Group of Companies Inc. “I am proud to back such an innovative business model not only because of the tremendous future potential this company has but because of the thousands of jobs and opportunity Tre’dish will create for minority and BIPOC community members who have too often been left behind. Tre’dish will connect talented chefs with customers but also provide them with business knowledge and skills that will help them be successful for the long term.” Tre’dish is not only a marketplace for home chefs and consumers but has set out to create a platform which empowers them to create successful businesses and have choice in what they eat respectively. For Home Chefs, Tre’dish is a technology portal that offers: Home restaurant consulting and business optimization technology tools such as, Menu Card Development, SKU Optimization, Consolidated Group Ordering and Geo-Targeted Data Tracking so they can build efficient and profitable businesses from day one. A real time food and safety platform A media content platform and technology training system which teaches home chefs how to become food influencers and content creators. Helping them build user created content and dissemination strategies to maximize engagement and views of their social posts. For Consumers, Tre’dish provides: A marketplace platform allowing individuals to support their local home chefs knowing they are preparing their meals safely with the highest quality restaurant standards that are digitally documented. An amazing culinary experience in your community. The ability to support local chefs and try their authentic, healthy, and home cooked meals delivered conveniently to your door. A technology and data platform that remembers your personalized food preferences to create the best experience possible – dietary, fitness, allergen and personalized meal customization that is geo-targeted in your area. A food content and media platform allowing users to view content from Tre’dish Home Chefs across the globe including Chefs in their own geo-targeted Virtual Food Court. Peter Hwang concluded, “As we launch our commercial operations, we see a massive opportunity to become thought leaders in the growing home-to-home food sharing economy. We are not only creating a disruptive technology, but we are creating a mainstream platform that can positively impact cultural diversity, mass job creation and entrepreneurial growth for generations for the foreseeable future” About Tre’dish Tre’dish is a foodtech marketplace platform that enables and unites home chefs in the home-to-home food sharing economy. It allows individuals the opportunity to monetize their home kitchens and sell home cooked meals to local consumers in their community. Media images can be found here. Contact Details Tre'dish Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 Company Website

November 03, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

1 ... 161162163164165 ... 186