Casper Raises $1.6 Million from Investors Including Lerer Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Casper, the company delivering a better sleep experience with better designed mattresses and a superior delivery system, today announces the close of a $ 1.6 million dollar seed round. Led by Lerer Ventures, the round also includes investments from Norwest Venture Partners, Crosslink Partners, Vaizra Investments, and Correlation Ventures.

Casper’s founding team is a mix of e-commerce professionals and design engineers who share a vision to boost creativity, productivity, and health through an improved sleep experience. Philip Krim, co-founder and CEO, sold over 40,000 beds online through an e-commerce company he started as a sophomore at the University of Texas. Jeff Chapin, co-founder and product lead, worked on R&D and design for Sealy while at IDEO in Boston.

Casper, launching in late Spring, will initially offer a single mattress construction. The mattress is designed and engineered with comfort in mind: it contours to the body, reduces pressure, eliminates sinking in and overheating, but also provides excellent bounce-back – a welcome addition for mattress activities other than sleep. By eliminating costs associated with retail partnerships, distribution, and storage, Casper is able to reinvest in the product.

“We’ve made a concerted effort to focus on the elements that actually affect sleep – you would be shocked at the games retailers and manufacturers play solely for marketing purposes with no added benefit to the consumer,” says Krim. “It’s a liberating opportunity to make a bed from scratch, solely on our own terms.”

“I have been sleeping on a Casper for the last couple of months and I can only say that the sleep is awesome,” says Ben Lerer, Managing Director at Lerer Ventures. “The entire team is perfectly suited to take their vision of what people need for a better night’s sleep and transform the entire category.”

“Mattress shopping is a viewed by a large percentage of the market as one of the more difficult and frustrating shopping experiences, only surpassed by the experience of buying a used car,” said Josh Goldman, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners. “Casper is focused on fixing this archaic process that consumers endure today by bringing a high quality product to the $ 12.4B mattress market at an extremely disruptive price point. We have the utmost confidence that the leadership and design expertise of this team will deliver some much-needed transparency to the sleep industry.”

Casper products will be available in the coming months at The company is currently accepting applicants for their beta testing program.

About Casper

Casper is rewriting the rules of the mattress industry by providing a universally comfortable sleep experience. With better sleep comes more productivity and creativity. Casper’s mattress is a responsive one – designed to contour to your body, reduce pressure, ensure you won’t sink in or overheat, but also provide excellent bounce-back – perfect for mattress activities other than sleep. By eliminating storage and retail partners, Casper’s superior mattresses cost a third of the closest retail equivalent. Please visit and follow us on Twitter @caspersleep.

About Lerer Ventures

Lerer Ventures is a New York-based, seed stage venture capital fund led by managing directors Kenneth Lerer, Eric Hippeau, Ben Lerer and Jordan Cooper. LV invests in founders in the earliest stages of a startup’s life, seeking out entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition. Its portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Warby Parker, Thrillist, Birchbox, Percolate, Sailthru, Fullscreen, Songza, Chartbeat, RebelMouse, Refinery29 and many more.

About Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) is a multi-stage venture capital and growth equity investment firm that has partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses for more than 50 years. The firm manages over $ 3.7 billion in capital and has funded more than 500 companies since inception. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., NVP has subsidiaries in Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel. NVP makes early to late-stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including: technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services and healthcare. For more information, please visit and follow NVP on Twitter @NorwestVP.


Carolyn Carpeneti Presents Video Series on the Art & Science of Hiring Great People

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Carolyn Carpeneti, a leading executive recruiter who has helped build out leadership teams at such iconic brands as Williams-Sonoma, Levi Strauss, Puma, University of Phoenix and, announces today the release of a series of short videos examining the executive recruiting business.

The newly published videos include “The Traditional Executive Search Model is Broken,” “Executive Recruiting: The Art vs. The Science,” and “Questions to Ask When Hiring an Executive Recruiter.” All the videos can be found at

As founder of the Northern California-based firm Carolyn Carpeneti & Company, Carpeneti has partnered with companies spanning the spectrum of large global brands to small, developing start-ups.

Carpeneti works closely with CEOs to scale their executive teams and drive full corporate build-outs. She also coaches executives and teams on how to create inspiring corporate cultures that flourish and drive growth throughout an organization.

Carpeneti believes that a successful executive placement happens when you prioritize personality and cultural fit above experience and education. “It takes a brave executive to look beyond a candidate’s pedigree and focus on the art, not the science, of hiring great people.”

In her executive recruiting work Carpeneti also explores the impact of positive energy in corporate cultures. Carpeneti comments that while “talking about the power of positive energy treads perilously close to ‘new age’ speak, it is an extremely worthwhile examination as the presence of positive energy can single-handedly transform companies.”

She adds, “I believe that positive energy inspires people to try and do more. It gives people the passion to unite to do things otherwise thought impossible. There are enormous successes that come from organizations performing at their optimum, with their leadership positively focused and their employees thriving.”

Through speeches, panels and workshops, Carpeneti’s engaging techniques have influenced numerous leaders on how to successfully grow their business, hire game-changing talent and unleash positive energy in their organizations.

About Carolyn Carpeneti

Through her firm, Carolyn Carpeneti & Company, Carolyn Carpeneti has worked with an extensive range of consumer and retail companies spanning large multinational firms, early- and mid-stage start-ups. She specializes in collaborating closely with CEOs and their teams to build out their organizations with visionary, senior executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development and human resources.

In addition to executive level recruiting, consulting and long-term executive search solutions for companies, Carpeneti also works as an Advisor to private equity firms to guide them in the recruitment of strategic advisers, industry experts and Board members. Moreover, she provides human capital due diligence for private equity and venture capital firms before and after the acquisition phase.

Prior to her career as an executive recruiter, Carpeneti founded a high-profile event production and fundraising firm. Carpeneti worked on the production of a number of prestigious, large-scale events such as the 2000 San Francisco X-Games. She also created the annual Women’s Conference, with an attendance of 5,000+ that featured renowned speakers such as Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman and Madeleine Albright, and focused on changing the lives of others through inspiration and positive energy.

Carolyn Carpeneti currently lives in the Northern California. She is a frequent speaker to corporations and associations on human capital and talent acquisition. You can learn more about Carolyn Carpeneti at Additional video clips may be found at You can also follow her on Twitter @CCarpeneti.

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Business RadioX

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014

On February 21, 2014, host Michelle Matthews of Growth Matters on Business RadioX® welcomed to the studio David Lilenfeld with SterlingFunder and Mark Shekerow with CareGiver Communications for a tutorial on crowdfunding.

David Lilenfeld is Co-Founder and CEO of SterlingFunder, an Atlanta-based equity and debt crowdfunding portal with an innovative approach to connecting startup companies seeking capital with qualified investors. According to Lilenfeld, “Our mission is to be the catalyst for business growth, economic development and job creation through the power of the crowd. We provide the platform, education and tools to shift the power from Wall Street to Main Street.”

As a lawyer, investor and entrepreneur, Lilenfeld recognizes the enormous effect crowdfunding will have on businesses and individual investors across the country and eventually the world. Explained Lilenfeld, “When The JOBS Act – which makes equity-based crowdfunding legal in the United States – became law, I began planning a way to help match passionate, smart entrepreneurs with intelligent, growth-minded investors in a union that has been unduly burdensome to make before crowdfunding.”

Also in the studio was Mark Shekerow, CEO at CareGiver Communications, Inc., an organization that provides information that helps improve the lives of caregivers and those that they care for. They provide a low cost way for local and national companies that provide goods and services for the 60 million caregivers nationwide to reach this $ 300 billion market. According to Shekerow, “We have evolved from a regional magazine based business to a multi-media company with emphasis on the internet, internet radio, TV and a national publication.”

As part of that growth, Shakerow explained, “We’ve been working on the business for a number of years, and we’re to a point where we need additional funding to grow, and that’s why we’re pursuing crowdfunding.”

To learn more about crowdfunding and these featured guests, listen to the complete interview on Growth Matters.

About Growth Matters:

Michelle Matthews, President of Matthews Consulting Group and an authority on strategic change, hosts Growth Matters. Join our dialogue to learn about ideas and strategies to spark your creativity and increase your ability to create growth for your company in today’s competitive environment. Learn valuable insights from executives and entrepreneurs who have faced the challenges and risks associated with business growth and succeeded. Learn how they have opened doors that have led to professional and personal success. Growth Matters airs each Friday morning at 10am EST.

About Business RadioX®:

BusinessRadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get The Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. BusinessRadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit:

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market Analysis 2014 for Secure Multitenancy Platforms and Services Forecast 2019: ResearchMoz

Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Research indicates 2013 marked the year that Cloud computing officially crossed the milestone of casual experimentation and is now shifting into the stage of serious business strategy for most large organizations and soon will be the same for many SMB as well. More than simply a buzzword, the shift to Cloud-based solutions is driven by many factors including the following:

Global business operations is the norm with multiple locations
An increasingly large data load and administrative burden on enterprise
Significant growth in data-hungry and processing intensive business functions

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This report evaluates the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market with an emphasis on IaaS multitenant platform and services. IaaS is a core service of cloud computing based on virtualization techniques. IaaS providers install servers, data centers at various physical locations and provide virtual infrastructure via secure IP-based connectivity. IaaS is a service based on behind the curtain technology of virtualization, multitenancy and cloud computing. In cloud computing, “multitenancy” architecture represents a shared infrastructure and/or resources topology along with the advantages of virtualization and remote access to new business models and services.

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Datacenter providers

Telecom service providers

API management companies

SDN and virtualization vendors

Telecom managed service providers

Wireless/mobile infrastructure providers

Cloud infrastructure and service providers

SMB and enterprise companies of all types

Regulatory bodies and governmental organizations

Investors: venture capital, private equity and hedge funds

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Amazon AWS

Apache CloudStack

Artisan Infrastructure

CloudBroker GMBH

Computer Science Corporation


Google Cloud Enterprise



IBM SoftLayer

Microsoft Windows Azure



Orion VM





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Identify key issues including features, scalability, adoptability, interoperability, security and functionality

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The HetNet Bible (Small Cells and Carrier WiFi) – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts: 2013 – 2020 – With an Evaluation of DAS & Cloud RAN

Wireless carriers are thus exploring options to offload additional coverage and capacity to alternatives such as strategically deployed small cells and WiFi access points, which have so far been deployed by more than 150 global wireless carriers. Adding further to the heterogeneity are alternative deployment models such as Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and the emerging Cloud Radio Access Networks (RAN) architecture which concentrates the processing of the RAN segment of a mobile network in one or more centralized data centers.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, we expect small cells and carrier WiFi deployments to account for nearly $ 352 Billion in mobile data service revenues by the end of 2020, while overall spending on HetNet infrastructure is expected to reach $ 42 Billion annually during the same period.

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5i Sciences Hires the General Manager of its Acute Care Product Group and Announces Favorable Clinical Results

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014

5i Sciences, a medical technology company focused on airway management products, announces the appointment of Jan Barker as General Manager of its Acute Care Product group.

“This is a key appointment for our Company”, said Dr. Richard Rose, CEO of 5i Sciences. “Jan is a senior executive with broad experience in healthcare and managing operational growth. We have worked closely with Jan in her role as an Advisor to our Company. We are delighted that success in the development of our Acute Care Product line has created a role for someone of her stature and skill set.”

Ms. Barker has held a number of executive positions in healthcare related companies. She was formerly Vice President of Stanford Children’s Hospital, regional CEO of MedPartners, Inc., COO of Alere Medical and Partner at MedVenture Associates, a venture capital firm. Ms. Barker holds a Masters Degree in Health Science from UC Davis and Stanford University.

“Managing upper airway collapse is a major concern in the fields of sleep medicine and anesthesia care”, said Ms. Barker. “5i Sciences’ proprietary cNEP technology has unique promise as a simple to use and better tolerated option for effective airway management. I’m honored to play a role in the company’s growth as it brings its innovative products to these important medical markets.”

The Company also announced the presentation of results from a completed study in the acute care setting at the international conference of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. In this study of 54 adults receiving sedation for routine colonoscopy, the application of 5i Science’s Airway Management System was safe and produced statistically significant reductions in sedation related breathing problems and improved oxygenation.

About 5i Sciences:

5i Sciences is developing its proprietary continuous negative external pressure (cNEP) technology for important medical and consumer applications. The Company is dedicated to offering simple to use, safe and well-tolerated products that keep the upper airway open. For more information, visit


EarlyShares to Sponsor and Exhibit at Gold Coast Venture Capital Association Inaugural Expo on Feb. 26

Miami, Fl (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

EarlyShares, the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced that it will sponsor and exhibit at the inaugural Expo of the Boca Raton, Florida-based Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA).

The Expo will take place Wednesday, February 26 from 5-8 pm at the Embassy Suites in Boca Raton and will feature 25 early-stage companies from throughout the state of Florida. Eighteen corporate sponsors, including EarlyShares, will also exhibit alongside the start-ups. More information and registration is available here.

The purpose of the event is to give a large group of entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their companies to investors, service providers, and professionals in an interactive environment. More than 200 investors and other professionals from the South Florida region are expected to attend. EarlyShares will exhibit at Table 2 of the Expo.

“The GCVCA Expo will be a unique opportunity for attendees to meet some of the state’s most exciting early-stage businesses,” said Joanna Schwartz, CEO of EarlyShares. “We look forward to participating and helping make this inaugural event a success.”

The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides information, association, and capital formation opportunities to the entrepreneurial community in South Florida. The Association develops and presents monthly programs designed to provide information and assistance to start-ups and emerging or established growth companies while offering a unique venue for investors and invests to come together. More information is available at

EarlyShares, founded in 2011, is an equity funding platform that posts general solicitation investment offerings and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns. By leveraging technology and social media, EarlyShares connects entrepreneurs and small business owners to investors in support of great ideas.

To register and gain access to all equity investment offerings and crowdfunding campaigns on EarlyShares, click here.

About EarlyShares

EarlyShares, based in Miami, FL, is a funding platform that hosts equity offerings and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns on The company has created the funding platform of the future, where small investments ignite big ideas. EarlyShares connects individuals, investors, and communities enabling them to invest in companies, support projects, and earn rewards in an efficient, trusted, and secure environment. To learn more, visit


Postmates Raises $16 Million Series B Round, Led by Spark Capital

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Postmates, the leading on-demand delivery service, announced today that it has raised an additional $ 16 million in capital for its Series B financing round to support its dramatic growth and expand geographically. The latest round was led by Spark Capital with follow-on from existing investors. Nabeel Hyatt, Venture Partner at Spark Capital, will join founders Bastian Lehmann and Sean Plaice on the company’s Board of Directors along with Scott Banister.

“We’re currently averaging thousands of deliveries per week. Customers who order more than 10 times per month contribute to more than 30% of order volume; customers who order more than 5 times per month contribute to more than 50% of order volume,” said Bastian Lehmann, CEO and co-founder of Postmates. “More importantly, is how quickly our supply is growing. We have nearly 2,000 active Postmates couriers on the platform in our four markets.”

Since closing its Series A funding in December of 2012, Postmates has developed its own proprietary logistics software that successfully dispatches and guides couriers through major metropolitan areas to deliver local goods including prepared food, groceries and retail goods. The company has forged partnerships and promotional campaigns with merchants in San Francisco, D.C., Seattle and New York, including Whole Foods, Momofuku Milk Bar, Hapa Ramen and The Meatball Shop, among others.

“We are experiencing remarkable growth and strong national demand for our mobile platform,” said Lehmann. “This new round of financing and group of investors – with their proven success in identifying potentially successful consumer products such as Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr – will guide us through this critical growth stage. With Spark’s support, we’ll continue to push the boundaries of e-commerce and logistics within local markets.”

This investment will enable Postmates to strengthen its position as the industry leader in same-day delivery. The company plans to improve its understanding of local inventory and aggressively invest in their operations, design and engineering teams to meet increasing domestic and international demand for the product.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Postmates. They have a magical product and have proven this past year they know how to handle incredible growth while keeping quality high,” said Nabeel Hyatt, Venture Partner at Spark Capital. “Bastian and his team have created a service that not only puts your city in the palm of your hand, but it also does that while helping support the local businesses that make a city what it is.”

Postmates previously closed a $ 5 million Series A round from FoundersFund and received a $ 1.75 million seed round with SoftTechVC, Matrix Partners, Scott Banister, Naval Ravikant, Russel Simmons, Thomas Korte, Shervin Pishevar, Dave Morin, and David Sacks participating amongst others. The Series B brings Postmates’ total funding to just over $ 22 million.

About Postmates:

Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under one hour. Postmates’ revolutionary urban logistics & on-demand delivery platform connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city. Postmates’ mission is to become the on-demand delivery infrastructure for every major city in the world. Postmates was co-founded by Sam Street, Sean Plaice and Bastian Lehmann in 2011, and is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in London, Seattle and New York.

Postmates is free to download from the app store or by visiting:

About Spark Capital

Spark Capital is a venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs seeking to build disruptive, world-changing companies. Founded in 2005, the firm manages approximately $ 1,500,000,000 across four funds. Headquartered in Boston, Spark maintains an office in New York and invests across the globe. Spark Capital focuses on Internet and mobile investments across the following key categories: advertising & monetization, commerce & services, content & media, financial services, hardware & infrastructure, mobile and social.

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UHY LLP Michigan Announces One New Partner and Six New Principals

Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) February 14, 2014

UHY LLP, a leading national certified public accounting firm, recently announced that one principal, Josh Kirkbride, has been promoted to partner. Also, six senior managers; Tom Bowen, Tim Brennan, Brent Jones, Michelle Moore, Kyle Percin and Aaron Witalec, have been promoted to principals.

Based in the Sterling Heights office, Josh Kirkbride is a leading member of the Audit and Assurance Department. He started with the firm in 2003, passed his CPA exam in 2005, and transitioned quickly from staff all the way up to partner. He is one of the youngest people to make partner. Kirkbride specializes in strategic business consulting, tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, operational improvements, industry-specific tax issues, and estate and business succession planning. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University.

Tom Bowen, who works out of the Farmington Hills Office, is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department and Consulting Department. He started with the firm in 1990 as a junior accountant. Tom has over 20 years of experience in public accounting providing professional services to privately-held businesses in a variety of industries. Bowen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University and is a CPA in the State of Michigan.

Tim Brennan is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department and ERISA Audit Practice in our Farmington Hills Office. He began his career with the firm in 1997 as a staff accountant. Brennan has extensive experience working on audit, review, compilation and tax engagements. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

Brent Jones practices out of the Farmington Hills office and is a member of the Tax Department. He specializes in providing professional services to closely-held, middle market businesses. Jones started with the firm in 2004, so this year marks 10 years with the firm. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, a Masters of Business Administration in Tax from Wayne State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

Based in the Sterling Heights Office, Michelle Moore is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department, where she works primarily with middle-market companies to provide audits and review of financial statements, and reporting on internal controls in accordance with applicable professional standards. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

Kyle Percin is a member of the firm’s Audit and Assurance Department in the Farmington Hills office. He is also a member of the firm’s National Independence and Ethics Committee. Percin started as a junior accountant in 1993. He currently works closely with a variety of clients including privately-owned businesses, publicly traded corporations and high net worth individuals. Percin has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan Dearborn, a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Walsh College and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

Based in the Sterling Heights office, Aaron Witalec is a member of the Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Services Department. He is also an active member of the firm’s National Transaction Services Group. His primary focus is on buy side and sell side transaction advisory servicing strategic and private equity clients engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, carve-outs, private capital raising and venture capital. Witalec has Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He also has Master of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Accounting and Finance from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Witalec is a licensed CPA and CMA in the State of Michigan and also carried the CFM, CIA and LIFA licenses.

UHY LLP is the seventh largest accounting firm in southeast Michigan and has over 275 employees. Currently, the Sterling Heights office is the number one largest accounting firm in Macomb County.



UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to public and private companies. UHY Advisors provides tax and consulting services to a variety of sectors. UHY Advisors FLVS provides forensic, valuation, intellectual property, electronic discovery and international arbitration services to law firms and their clients. Many of these services grew from client business needs and their requests for assistance in a variety of areas of expertise.

UHY LLP, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit

All of the above entities are members of UHY International, a global network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and consulting services around the world. UHY International member firms comprise one of the top international accounting networks in the world. As a member firm, we provide our clients with resources in business centers strategically located around the globe. We are an active member in this organization with significant participation that brings the power of an international network to bear for our clients.

UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014

On January 24, 2014, co-hosts Wes Warrington and Tracy Youngblood-McDaniel of BusinessRadioX®’s Testing the Experts sat down in the Gwinnett studio with Steven Herndon and Taylor Hagin from Safety Net Recovery to talk about rehabilitation for men struggling with addiction.

Steven Herndon, Executive Director, and Taylor Hagin, Program Director, operate Safety Net Recovery, a 60 bed facility for men seeking sober living. They provide support, structure and instruction to each client, giving them the best opportunity to learn and practice spiritual principles of recovery.

Safety Net has tailored programs for men with tracks for Young Adults (Age18-26), Adults (Age 27-60), Older Adults (Age 61 and Older) and their Healthcare Professional Program. According to Herndon, “We requires a 6 month commitment at admission with a maximum stay of 18 months if a long term situation is needed. Safety Net requires all applicants to have 30 days documented sobriety and be willing to embrace the 12-Step program.”

Safety Net combines many services to assist in its clients’ success, including community meetings and specialized therapy groups, interactive journaling, monthly outings, random drug screening, recreational activities and health referrals.

To learn more about Safety Net Recovery, listen to this complete interview on Testing the Experts.

About Testing the Experts:

Testing the Experts, presented by Confirmatrix Laboratory, introduces you to the top physicians, treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities, researchers, law enforcement personnel and other organizations in Atlanta to discuss their work and examine how drug testing and trends in patient care as well as drug usage plays a part in their day to day operations. Testing the Experts is co-hosted by Wes Warrington and Tracy Youngblood-McDaniel and airs each Friday at 1:00pm EST.

About Confirmatrix Laboratory:

Confirmatrix Laboratory Inc. is an independent laboratory in Lawrenceville, Georgia specializing in providing comprehensive clinical quantitative urine and oral fluid drug testing, medication monitoring, and support services. In addition, Confirmatrix provides time saving, economical, and accurate on-site/point of collection analysis for drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, employment drug screening, and occupational health testing. For more information, visit

About Business RadioX®:

BusinessRadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get The Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. BusinessRadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit:

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Fleksy Releases Android Update, Introduces Emojis and Personalization Service

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

Fleksy, the award-winning touchscreen keyboard company, today released its anticipated Android update 1.2.3 to bring a more personal user experience to touchscreen typing. The latest version of the app adds 500 emojis to the keyboard and also includes My Fleksy, a personalization service that integrates a user’s personal writing style with Fleksy’s language algorithm. The update comes after a full round of successful beta testing from the Fleksy Google+ community.

Fleksy’s keyboard now includes over 500 of the most popular emojis, letting users communicate with others using expressive and fun images. My Fleksy lets users import their personal writing styles from Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, SMS messages and personal dictionary, enabling Fleksy’s language algorithm to learn from a user’s unique writing style to improve overall typing accuracy.

“With the incorporation of emojis into our keyboard, which was the most requested feature by our users, we’ve combined the most advanced touchscreen typing technology with the most creative way that users like to express themselves while typing,” said Ioannis Verdelis, COO of Fleksy.

Fleksy’s personalization service, My Fleksy, allows users to import their personal writing styles from Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, SMS messages and personal dictionary. The personalization service enables Fleksy’s language algorithm to learn from a user’s unique writing style to improve overall typing accuracy. “We all have an individual style of writing, and Fleksy’s language algorithm now incorporates this to bring a much faster and accurate experience to touchscreen typing,” said Kosta Eleftheriou, CEO of Fleksy.

Fleksy’s award-winning keyboard has received over a quarter million downloads since its release just three months ago. The app can be downloaded from Google Play here.

About Fleksy

Fleksy is a revolutionary keyboard powered by patent-pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can type without looking. Its unique language algorithm founded on Geometric Intelligence moves beyond text prediction and autocorrect to give a much more accurate and easier typing experience than other keyboards. Winner of the 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, Fleksy is the first keyboard app to be demonstrated on a 3D gesture system (Leap Motion); the first to be demonstrated on a smartwatch (Omate) and the first to arrive on iOS. Fleksy’s award-winning design and technology is backed by venture capital firms including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. To learn more about Fleksy, visit


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