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Sherpa cofounder Max Tremaine SherpaTravel startup Sherpa just raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round backed by True Ventures, Narrative Fund, and Relay Ventures. True Ventures previously backed tech companies such as Peloton, Fitbit, and Goodreads. Sherpa's recruited more than 30 new partners since the pandemic broke out — including big name clients like American Airlines and Australian travel firm Intrepid. Business Insider got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Sherpa used to bring investors on board. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sherpa, the Canadian travel startup, just raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round led by True Ventures, which previously backed major names like Peloton and Fitbit. COVID-19 has seen a raft of new rules and regulations introduced in international travel. On top of the standard visa or health requirements, some countries have introduced requirements for negative COVID tests or shut down travel with other nations altogether. Sherpa is a primarily B2B business that enables travel agents and airlines to easily let their customers know what documents they need before they fly, integrating visa applications and updated travel requirements into their systems. "It's definitely been a tumultuous year," cofounder Max Tremaine told Business
Major New York City-based companies are using a new “Health Pass” app that will enable employees to safely return to their offices while preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The app — developed by biometric company CLEAR — will link personal health data to verified IDs and screen workers for COVID-19. The first one million workers employed by participating firms will be able to download the CLEAR app from their smartphone for free from Google Play or the Apple Store and set up their account by uploading ID documents and then snapping a quick selfie. Workers will be able to link their COVID-19 lab test results to Health Pass. Employees’ will check their health status from the CLEAR app before gaining clearance to their office. Upon entry, workers verify their identity with a selfie, answer a few health questions and then approach a CLEAR kiosk, where they receive a temperature check, and get scanned results. Employees are issued a red or green notification on their Health Pass app — green means clearance to enter the office and red means denial. The boss gets the results. The National Hockey League used the health app when its teams were in the pandemic
Global Aluminium Flat Products Market Outlook to 2027: Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment...
Dublin, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Aluminium Flat Products - Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.Global Aluminium Flat Products Market accounted for $54.6 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $93.81 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period.Increasing demand in the construction industry, government guidelines to promote lightweight materials in the automotive industry, and increasing penetration of aluminium in vehicles on account of its lightweight properties are some of the factors propelling the growth of the market. However, volatility in raw material prices is hampering the growth of the market.Aluminium and its various alloy products are lightweight in nature and also have characteristics such as corrosion resistance, ductility, and high strength. Aluminium flat products are produced from flat rolling processing method which turns an aluminium ingot known as slab into the thinner product or a plate. These aluminium flat products also show excellent flexibility and rigidity with a reduction in temperature.Based on the end-user, the automotive & transportation segment is anticipated to hold considerable market share during the forecast period owing to the increasing use of these products in aircraft and vehicles on account of its
Uber is getting into the grocery game in New York City, The Post has learned. The ride-hail giant announced Wednesday that its Uber and Uber Eats apps will roll out a grocery delivery service to most of Manhattan, and said it plans to expand citywide through the rest of the year. New Yorkers who open the Uber or Uber Eats apps will now see a grocery shopping tab, which will use their delivery address to show them what participating shops are available to them. In addition to chains like Gristedes, D’Agostino’s and Westside Market, the app will also be able to send couriers to smaller shops like Sullivan Street Bakery and Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in Chelsea. Uber spokesman Harry Hartfield told The Post that it has more than 50 supermarkets and specialty stores signed up on its platform, and is working to sign up more and expand its coverage area. Instead of expanding incrementally, Uber will increase its footprint in chunks when it has enlisted enough shops in a given area. “We’re a one-stop shop for everything transportation in New York City — whether you want to go out and explore the Big Apple in a car or just have