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Powering Retail Sales with Omnichannel Software

The National Retail Foundation estimates sales of more than $650 billion during November and December 2016 combined, with nearly $117 billion attributed to online sales.[1] The numbers may be staggering to consumers, but to retailers, these are just baseline measurements for what the future has in store. While online retail sales are increasing, it’s not quite at the rate of…

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The Climate is Ripe for FinTech

Recently, I had the opportunity to deliver remarks on the state of FinTech investing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. The audience, visiting from China-based HNA Capital, contributed to a lively two-way discussion. It was a time to reflect on post-recession FinTech trends and debunk the theory that investment into the sector is a recent phenomenon.…

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Six for Six: Scott Snyder, PhD.

For the first time in nearly two decades, Safeguard has a chief technology and innovation officer. Being able to seamlessly adapt to changing business climates is the crux of Safeguard’s operation. As evidenced by today’s press release, Dr. Scott Snyder is no stranger to the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem. So, let’s learn more about the owner of this newly envisioned…

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Cask: Accelerating the development and deployment of production Hadoop applications

Data volumes are multiplying at an astronomical rate, making Hadoop—the industry standard open source software framework for large-scale data applications—an exceptionally fast growing market. Cask Data, Inc. is the open source software company that helps developers deliver enterprise-class Apache® HadoopTM solutions more quickly and effectively. Yesterday, we announced that Safeguard led a $20 million Series B financing for Cask, having deployed…

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Come for a ‘Taste of Philly’. Leave with a new vision for the future of marketing, advertising and ecommerce.

Safeguard Scientifics and digital media partner companies Clutch Holdings, MediaMath, QuanticMind, Spongecell and WebLinc are hosting a ‘Taste of Philly’ event during next week’s Shop.org Digital Summit. This INVITATION-ONLY event will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at U-Bahn, located at 1320 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia, and will bring together retailers and technology leaders to discuss the…

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