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Flash Appoints Chris Donus as President

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Flash, the leading end-to-end parking technology platform, today announced that Chris Donus, the current CFO, has been appointed president of the organization. In the newly established role, Donus will expand his focus on day-to-day operations, working closely with the leadership team to execute transformative strategies that include the expansion of Flash’s burgeoning digital demand network, EV charging and parking platform scale, and driving the company’s regionalized branch organization to deliver unmatched partner experiences. Dan Sharplin will continue in his role as Chairman and CEO, focusing on international growth, strategic transactions, and ecosystem partnerships. “This promotion reflects Chris’s exceptional leadership and expertise at this time of tremendous momentum for Flash as we rapidly scale our industry-leading parking and EV charging digital ecosystem," said Flash CEO Dan Sharplin. “In the next 24 months, we anticipate more transformation in the parking industry than we’ve seen in several decades prior. Chris has the relevant experience to ensure we execute on our priorities that allow us to drive this industry transformation.” “We are building a parking and EV charging ecosystem where a seamless driver experience benefits everyone,” said Donus. “There is an incredible amount of innovation and hard work being done across Flash to build the platform and partnerships that further our position as the leader in parking and EV Charging technology. I look forward to ensuring the value we create is incomparable in my role as President of Flash.” Before Flash, Donus served as COO and CFO at Wheel Health, a venture-backed telehealth platform developer designed to connect companies and clinicians to deliver virtual care. He also served in senior leadership roles at Lyft as VP and Business Unit leader of Express Drive, the customer-facing fleet line of business, generating over $400 million in rental revenue and over $2 billion in Lyft rides. Prior to that, he was president of Silvercar from 2015 to 2018 alongside roles as COO, from 2017 to 2018, and CFO from 2012 to 2015. He has also served in leadership roles at Freescale Semiconductor, Hertz Global Holding, and Lucent Technologies. About Flash Flash is a pioneering technology company bringing seamless parking and EV charging experiences to drivers through a first-of-its-kind digital ecosystem. Flash’s platform connects reservable parking and charging in the apps drivers use every day with garage, surface lot, event, and valet parking locations—connected and controlled via a cloud-based operating system with unrivaled intelligence. Customer-obsessed brands partner with Flash to deliver digital, easy-to-use, reliable, and increasingly frictionless experiences to drivers eager to pay for a solution that eliminates wasted time, excess emissions, and stress. The solution has arrived. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.flashparking.com/

June 27, 2024 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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June 27, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LOBO Technologies Wants To Have It All With Line Of Electric Mobility Products, And Investors Seem To Be Taking Notice Of Its Expansion Plans

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By Meg Flippin, Benzinga From bikes to scooters, the electric vehicle market is taking off, driven by greater awareness around the benefits of EVs, demand for better mobility solutions in dense urban settings and supportive government policies. As a result, the global e-bike, e-trike and e-scooter industry is forecast to reach $77.6 billion by the end of 2028, growing at a CAGR of 11.6%. LOBO Has It All For players in this market, going after just one area of the EV industry can be a big opportunity, but operating in it all including e-bicycles, e-mopeds, e-tricycles and electric off-highway four-wheeled shuttles, plus offering automobile information and entertainment software on top of that, can be game-changing. That is exactly what LOBO Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: LOBO) is doing. The Chinese EV manufacturer has a multi-pronged approach to dominate the market with its wide range of electric mobility vehicles. LOBO, which already has an established track record, is aiming to be an OEM and ODM leader in the intelligent urban e-bike, e-trike and off-highway four-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) market over the next decade by making EVs tailored for various demographics, including mobility solutions for the elderly and disabled. The company follows an asset-light business model through which it leverages its just-in-time production model to align supply and demand trends and minimize excess inventory. To keep margins high, the company outsources the production of some models that are more costly to make in-house. Innovating In The Marketplace LOBO is an innovator in the industry, leveraging advanced technologies in connectivity, multimedia, interactive systems and artificial intelligence to enhance users’ experiences and stand out from its rivals. Take its recently launched solar-powered electric tricycle for one example. It is equipped with high-quality solar panels designed to capture and convert the sun's energy, providing continuous power to the tricycle's electric motor. This environmentally friendly tricycle helps reduce carbon emissions, is cost-effective and is easy to maintain, reports LOBO. Then there is its “King of the Load” e-trike, which is a special-purpose vehicle designed for commuters and delivery services. These e-trikes are not just vehicles but also powerful tools that empower users by providing a means of livelihood, which LOBO says is especially critical in developing countries for increasing income and improving quality of life. Overseas Expansion LOBO is also focusing on growing its footprint, going after emerging markets seeing increased interest in EVs. That includes ASEAN countries, Eastern Europe – including Serbia, Bulgaria and Ukraine – and Latin America. That cushions the blow from any slowdown in China. All of those markets are growing for LOBO, particularly in Latin America. Earlier this month, LOBO announced it received its largest single order for e-bikes this year, including electric tricycles, electric bicycles and its newly introduced solar-powered electric tricycles, from Ecuadorian resellers. “Latin America is one of several global markets we’ve targeted for rapid expansion, and this latest order from Ecuador is a testament to our growing footprint and the strong demand for our products in this region,” said CEO Huajian Xu. So far in 2024, LOBO says it has consistently received orders for e-bikes and e-trikes from Latin American dealers in Brazil, Chile, Suriname and other countries. This week LOBO hosted one of Brazil’s top ten electric mobility dealers, which it had been doing business with for about a year. Following the visit, which included a site inspection, the dealer, which generates more than $8 million a year in sales of short-distance electric vehicles, has determined it will consolidate its production and procurement with LOBO. Up until now, it had used several Chinese manufactures. “The Brazilian team was particularly impressed with our new model electric tricycles and small four-wheeled elderly mobility vehicle samples. They closely examined the detailed design and craftsmanship, praising our R&D and manufacturing capabilities. The on-the-spot discussions about specific vehicle orders indicate their strong intent to form a close cooperative partnership,” said Xu. LOBO has been steadily gaining share over the past few years in Latin America and elsewhere, which it credits to its ongoing investment in R&D. That enables LOBO to develop products that resonate with the masses and provide a greener alternative. That is particularly important in the new markets LOBO is going after. Not only are its EVs cheaper than gas-powered vehicles, they can have a huge positive impact on global warming. They don’t add to emissions and can replace cars in many instances. In the U.S., three-fourths of all trips are ten miles or less, highlighting the utility of EVs. Manufacturing Might Beyond expanding its footprint, LOBO is beefing up its manufacturing so that it can quickly and affordably churn out innovative e-bikes, e-scooters and other green mobility vehicles. Case in point: proceeds from its $5.5 million IPO in March went to expand capacity in a new factory in Wuxi by 20%. That is the equivalent of $27 million in product, LOBO reports. Investors seem to have been taking notice of all these positive developments, with shares of LOBO recently jumping 16.4% over its order from Ecuador and overall growth. At last check, LOBO has 150 distributors in China and 60 spread out around the result of the world. LOBO plans to expand into two to five more countries this year and strike more partnerships. Given its expansion plans, LOBO’s recent run may not be over yet. Featured photo by Maixent Viau on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

June 26, 2024 08:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Focused Approach for Sector-Specific Portfolio Management

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In the ever-changing landscape of the financial markets, Select Sector SPDR ETFs present a method for investors looking to engage in sector-specific investments. By breaking down the S&P 500 into distinct sectors, these ETFs provide a pathway for both individual and institutional investors to craft more targeted and strategic investment portfolios. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs encompass a range of sectors, each represented by a dedicated ETF. This structure allows investors to focus their investments on specific areas of the economy, depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and market outlook. Overview of Select Sector SPDR ETFs: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC): Focuses on telecommunications and media companies. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY): Targets companies focused on non-essential goods and services such as luxury items, travel, and leisure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP): Concentrates on essential consumer goods and services like food, clothing, and personal products. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE): Dedicated to the energy sector, focused on oil and natural gas. Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF): Encompasses banking, investment, and insurance industries. Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV): Focuses on pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, and services. Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI): Includes manufacturing, construction, and logistics firms. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB): Covers the chemicals, construction materials, and packaging industries. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE): Targets commercial real estate services and REITs. Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK): Concentrates on the information technology, semiconductor, and electronics sectors. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU): Dedicated to electric and gas utility companies. By offering a straightforward and transparent approach to investing in specific sectors, Select Sector SPDR ETFs enable investors to adapt their investment strategies in response to changing market conditions. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to investment, allowing for detailed sector analysis and strategic portfolio management. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, these ETFs provide a valuable tool for investors looking to refine their investment strategies through sector-specific allocations. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007597 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

June 24, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FuelRod Launches Free Battery Swaps at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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FuelRod, a leading provider of portable power solutions, today announced an exclusive promotion sponsored by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). This groundbreaking initiative, which runs through November 30, allows travelers at AUS to swap their depleted FuelRod chargers for fresh ones at no cost. This marks the first promotion of its kind at any airport, highlighting FuelRod’s commitment to ensuring travelers have reliable access to power and a stress-free travel experience. Travelers passing through AUS can now enjoy the convenience of swapping their depleted FuelRods for fully charged ones up to 10 times per month, free of charge. This hassle-free process can be completed at any of the several FuelRod kiosks throughout the airport by simply selecting the “swap” button, entering a phone number, and exchanging the used rod for a fresh one. Phone numbers are collected to track the 10-use limit. For travelers who prefer not to provide a phone number, the standard swap fee of $1 applies. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the first airport to offer such a promotion, setting a new standard for passenger comfort and convenience. This collaboration with FuelRod reflects a shared commitment to keeping travelers charged and connected by ensuring a reliable portable power source for their devices. FuelRod aims for this promotion to inspire similar initiatives nationwide, bringing sustainable charging solutions to travelers across the country. “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and their support of our vision for easily accessible, eco-friendly charging for travelers on the go,” said Joe Yeagley, FuelRod Co-founder. “AUS, as the first airport to sponsor the FuelRod “Swap” service, exemplifies Texas hospitality and demonstrates their commitment to providing an elevated experience for their passengers.” About FuelRod FuelRod is a California-based company specializing in portable power solutions. The developer of the FuelRod kit, the first reusable, portable charging system, FuelRod allows you to charge your mobile device on the go and then recharge or swap it for a fresh one. With a growing network of kiosks nationwide, FuelRod ensures your devices stay powered virtually wherever you go. Learn more at fuel-rod.com. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.fuel-rod.com/

June 20, 2024 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Classiq Collaborates with BMW Group and NVIDIA to Drive Quantum Computing Applicability in Electrical Systems Engineering

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Classiq today announced a collaboration with NVIDIA and the BMW Group to optimize mechatronic systems, marking a significant advance in the sophistication of quantum computing implementation in the automotive sector. The initiative is focused on solving a complex computational challenge to find the optimal architecture of electrical and mechanical systems. This problem involves defining the optimal combination of components, from electrical engines and batteries to coolers, and how these should be connected. The goal of this project is to enhance efficiency and reduce energy waste, which can result – among other things – in the increased efficiency of electric vehicles. Classiq’s sophisticated approach demonstrated how cutting-edge quantum algorithms may be used to address the problem, including the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) and the Harrow-Hassidim-Lloyd (HHL) algorithm. The latter of these approaches leverages amplitude and digital encoding to efficiently solve and convert complex linear equations, utilizing a novel Quantum Analog to Digital Conversion (QADC) process. The project resulted in the BMW Group’s quantum experts creating a highly sophisticated quantum program, with many quantum sub-routines, among the most complex quantum programs implemented to date. The implementation was enabled by the advanced modeling and compilation capabilities of the Classiq platform. The large and complex quantum circuit implementation was simulated using NVIDIA GPUs and the powerful NVIDIA CUDA-Q platform. “Our collaboration with Classiq and NVIDIA has enabled an innovative quantum implementation that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the application to automotive technologies,” said Lukas Mueller, Lead Future Compute at BMW Group IT. “NVIDIA’s quantum stack has been instrumental in simulating this complex algorithm, facilitating its detailed testing and refinement.” “This project exemplifies the power of collaboration in the quantum computing sphere. By bringing together the best of quantum hardware, software and automotive domain expertise, we have achieved groundbreaking advancements in a remarkably short time,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO of Classiq Technologies. “Quantum computing, which has the potential to transform society, will require accelerated computing with extreme performance for users to take full advantage of its value,” said Tim Costa, director of HPC and quantum computing at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA’s collaboration with innovators such as the BMW Group and Classiq is pushing the boundaries of quantum simulation and helping to usher in an era of useful quantum computing.” Quantum computing is still a nascent technology, and further effort is required to bring the developed solution to industrial applicability. Classiq and its collaborators continue to develop the interface between automotive technology and quantum computing by expanding the boundaries of quantum design, implementation, and computation. About Classiq Classiq Technologies, the leading quantum software company, provides an all-encompassing platform (IDE, compiler and OS) with a single point of entry into quantum computing, taking you from algorithm design to execution. The high-level descriptive quantum software development environment, tailored to all levels of developer proficiency, automates quantum programming. This ensures that a broad range of talents, including those with backgrounds in AI, ML and linear algebra, can harness quantum computing without requiring deep, specialized knowledge of quantum physics. Classiq democratizes access to quantum computing and equips its users to take full advantage of the quantum computing revolution, including access to a broad range of quantum hardware. Classiq’s core technology, algorithmic quantum circuit compilation, is engineered to power the quantum ecosystem of today and the future. Classiq works closely with quantum cloud providers and advanced computation hardware developers providing software for use with quantum computers, HPC and quantum simulators. Backed by investors such as HPE, HSBC, Samsung, Intesa Sanpaolo and NTT, Classiq’s world-class team of scientists and engineers has distilled decades of quantum expertise into its groundbreaking quantum engine. Follow Classiq on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or YouTube, and visit the Slack community and https://www.classiq.io to learn more. Contact Details Rainier Communications Michelle McMahon mmcmahon@rainierco.com Company Website http://www.classiq.io/

June 20, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Full Pull Launches Real-Money Gaming Sports App, Bringing Legal Gaming to Truck and Tractor Pulling for the First Time

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Full Pull Entertainment, a pioneering force in the world of truck and tractor pulling, today announced the launch of Full Pull Picks, its highly anticipated legal skill-based gaming sports app. The Full Pull Picks rollout marks a historic moment for the 75-year-old sport, giving motorsport enthusiasts their first chance at placing legal bets on the sport, just in time for the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, WI. With a rich history, truck and tractor pulling has evolved from its grassroots origins into a spectacle captivating millions of fans worldwide. Full Pull Picks is built on a unique peer-to-peer, player adjusted payouts system, where all entries are placed together in a pool, and payouts are based on the collective entries of the participants, adding an extra layer of excitement to the events, and ensuring a fair and transparent gaming experience. As a special offer this weekend, Full Pull will provide up to $20 for all first-time deposits. Full Pull Picks is available for motorsport fans in Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. “Full Pull’s mission is to enhance the fan experience and grow the sport of truck and tractor pulling among existing and new audiences,” said Chase Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of Full Pull Entertainment. “We think truck and tractor pulling is the most thrilling motorsport in this country. We know that real money gaming enthusiast will soon become fans as well.” This launch follows Full Pull’s recent announcement of its 2024 summer streaming schedule. The 16-week, 32-session schedule will be packed with exhilarating action and will include expert pull-by-pull commentary, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and live analysis for the first time from all major pulling associations. Full Pull’s streaming feature, Full Pull LIVE, broadcasts major pulling leagues such as the National Tractor Pullers Association, Inc., & Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling Association, ensuring fans stay connected with the latest developments in the sport. Fans can choose a monthly subscription on Full Pull LIVE priced at $39.99, providing unlimited access to all sessions throughout the season. For those interested in specific sessions, a session-only pass is available at $25 per session. Full Pull LIVE is now available on multiple streaming services including Roku and Fire TV. To experience the thrill of tractor pulling, fans can visit the iOS App Store or Google Play, search for “Full Pull” and tap “Download.” Full Pull Picks is also available via the web at http://fullpullpicks.com. About Full Pull Established in 2021, Full Pull Entertainment is a trailblazing force in the world of truck and tractor pulling. The platform offers detailed data and engaging content, catering to both new and seasoned fans, guiding them through the excitement of the betting process. With strong industry relationships, Full Pull is not only redefining fan engagement but also propelling a 75-year-old sports phenomenon into the 21st century with a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation. For more information about Full Pull, to watch live streamed pulling events, or to sign up for their real-money DFS contests, please visit https://www.fullpull.us. # # # Established in 2021, Full Pull Entertainment is a trailblazing force in the world of truck and tractor pulling. The platform offers detailed data and engaging content, catering to both new and seasoned fans, guiding them through the excitement of the betting process. With strong industry relationships, Full Pull is not only redefining fan engagement but also propelling a 75-year-old sports phenomenon into the 21st century with a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation. For more information about Full Pull, to watch live streamed pulling events, or to sign up for their real-money DFS contests, please visit https://www.fullpull.us.\ Contact Details Jackson Gaskins jgaskins@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.fullpull.us

June 19, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Days After Successful IPO, Fly-E Rings The Closing Nasdaq Bell And Celebrates E-Two-Wheel Market’s Future

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By Meg Flippin, Benzinga Ringing the opening or closing bell on the Nasdaq MarketSite is a rite of passage for a lucky few companies bestowed with that honor each year. It not only celebrates a company’s status as a public entity but showcases its strength in the market and with investors. Not to mention, it brings a little brand recognition. After all, the closing bell is broadcast on screens across the nation. Fly-E Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLYE), the maker of electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles and accessories, joined that elite club, with chairperson and CEO Andy Ou ringing the closing bell Wednesday. The gesture celebrated a successful startup that completed its initial public offering last week. It also comes at a time when the electric bike, scooter and motorcycle market is taking off. The global electric scooter market had a value of $24.67 billion last year and is predicted to reach $50.78 billion by 2032. Driving adoption is a push by governments around the world to curb emissions. With cities getting more crowded, hopping on an e-scooter or bike is not only greener, but a quick and easy way to get around. Fly-E Raises $9 Million From IPO In Fly-e’s IPO, the 2.25 million share offering was priced at $4 per share. The company, which raised $9 million in its IPO, granted underwriters a 30-day overallotment option to purchase an additional 337,500 shares at the IPO price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Fly-e is using net proceeds from the offering to cover the purchase of inventory and production costs of its vehicles, the expansion of its retail stores, its technology, research and development initiatives, and for general corporate purposes. Started in 2018 and currently based in New York City, Fly-e is an electric vehicle company that is principally focused on designing, installing and selling smart electric motorcycles, electric bikes, electric scooters and related accessories under the brand “Fly E-Bike”. The company’s product line currently consists of 21 e-motorcycle products, 21 e-bike products and 34 e-scooter products, which it sells both online and through a network of 39 retail stores mainly in the U.S. The stores are strategically positioned in major metropolitan U.S. markets. In addition, Fly-e is opening locations in South America and Europe. Fly-e plans to expand its footprint of stores to other densely populated metro areas with some of the proceeds from its IPO. To keep costs down, most of the company’s manufacturing is handled in its China-based factories and assembled in the U.S. The goal is to become a leader in the electric two-wheel transportation market. High-Flying And Profitable While Fly-e is a high-flying growth IPO, its financials are much more stable than the run-of-the-mill startups that find profitability elusive as they chase growth. Fly-e reported $1.2 million in net income for the first nine months of 2023. Revenue grew 46% in the same time frame. Gross margins are 39% and the company is EBITDA and net profit positive. Fly-e attributes its margin strength to its growing maintenance, service business and accessories sales. That should increase further, along with an uptick of in-use bike counts, the company reports. All of this should be welcome news to its investors since cash-burning IPOs are losing their luster. Fly-e demonstrates a company can be an early-stage growth stock and still show financial discipline. The e-scooter, bike and motorcycle market is taking off, and Fly-e is emerging as an important player. It's a story investors may want to pay attention to. After all, the Nasdaq MarketSite certainly is. Featured photo by Nick Chong on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

June 14, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Collaboration between On and Verity – two pioneering Swiss brands – to transform supply chain operations with AI and robotics

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On, a leading global sportswear brand, and Verity, a pioneering AI and robotics company, have announced a strategic collaboration to transform warehouse operations and optimize inventory management, ultimately enhancing supply chain efficiency and precision. On and Verity join forces, leveraging fleets of fully autonomous drones in warehouses to enable full operational visibility through smart, real-time inventory tracking, minimizing stockouts, misplacements, and shrinkage across the supply chain. This ensures flawless order fulfillment for retail and e-commerce. On is one of the fastest growing sportswear brands in history and seeks every technical advantage in its supply chain execution to support this growth. On identified Verity, renowned for its expertise in AI and robotics, as their preferred partner with in-depth technical expertise and a proven, intelligent and efficient system. Verity’s solution is used to perform millions of fully autonomous inventory checks each month in over 80 warehouses operated by different clients worldwide. This partnership delivers tangible business value by improving immediate product availability across On customer touchpoints—at physical stores and online—and maximizing successful order fulfillment by improving on-time and accurate deliveries. Verity clients see their operational issue rates reduced from 5-12% to less than 1%, significantly increasing their warehouses’ labor efficiency. By further digitizing On's supply chain, Verity strengthens its data accuracy and improves the quality and speed of decision-making. Already live at a US facility, Verity’s fleet of fully autonomous drones is scanning On products on a daily basis, ensuring full availability of stock for customer fulfillment. It is already improving key performance indicators (KPIs) and supporting On's objectives as a pioneer of new, more sustainable supply chains, by reducing CO2 emissions linked to warehousing: Verity clients observe a reduction of 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions per warehouse each year, on average. The collaboration’s goal is to explore new technology solutions to drive operational excellence and enhance inventory visibility, with On bringing Verity onboard with its 3PL partners. "We are excited to partner with Verity to transform our supply chain operations," said Caspar Coppetti, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairman at On. "Verity is a pioneering brand in the field of AI and robotics, and a perfect fit with On's values of harnessing innovation for the benefit of the customer experience. By leveraging innovative technological solutions, we aim to improve our operations' efficiency further, become a more sustainable brand, and take customer satisfaction to new heights. The collaboration of two pioneering Swiss brands can only mean an explosion of innovation!" "At Verity, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of AI and robotics to drive operational excellence," said Raffaello D’Andrea, Co-Founder and CEO at Verity. "Partnering with On, the most exciting sportswear brand in the market today, is a great opportunity to apply our shared commitment to leveraging technology to meet customer expectations. We share the same goals with On, in particular that of delivering an exceptional customer experience. This synergy is further amplified by our highly robust systems, boasting better than 99.99% reliability rates." Reflecting on two pioneering brands from Zurich, Switzerland, the collaboration between On and Verity underscores their shared DNA of using groundbreaking technology to deliver a superior customer experience. Both companies embrace the challenge and need for supply chain operational excellence to build customer excellence. About On On was born in the Swiss Alps in 2010 with the mission to ignite the human spirit through movement – a mission that still guides the brand today. Fourteen years after market launch, On delivers industry-disrupting innovation in premium footwear, apparel and accessories for high-performance running, outdoor, training, all-day activities and tennis. On’s award-winning CloudTec® innovation, purposeful design and groundbreaking strides within the circular economy have attracted a fast-growing global fan base – inspiring humans to explore, discover and Dream On. On is present in more than 60 countries globally and engages with a digital community on www.on.com. About Verity For industries that rely on fast and efficient supply chains, Verity delivers AI-powered mobile intelligence, enabling complete operational visibility through fleets of fully autonomous drones. Verity's system is used to perform millions of fully autonomous inventory checks each month in more than 80 warehouses across the globe. The Verity team includes some of the top minds in the world of AI and robotics, supply chain, and drone technology. The result: Valuable insights that empower businesses to achieve greater operational efficiencies and build faster, smarter, and more sustainable supply chains. Contact Details Verity Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://verity.net/

June 13, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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