Ordway lands $10M Series A to bridge gap between sales and finance

Ordway, a Washington, DC startup, is building a platform to deal with all of the stuff that happens after you make sale. It starts with the order and goes all the way to revenue as a one-time payment or recurring subscription. Today the company announced a $10 million Series A. CRV led the round with participation from Clocktower Ventures and existing investors Lerer Hippeau and Revolution Rise of the Rest fund. The company has now raised a total of $12.5 million, according to Crunchbase data. Sameer Gulati, founder and CEO at Ordway, says the company wanted to build a flexible tool to sit between the CRM and financial systems of a company. “So in that sense, we do everything for post-sales from billing automation, payment collection, revenue recognition, analytics, all the way to cash. We have a streamlined workflow for managing order to revenue,” Gulati told TechCrunch. It sounds a lot like the Quote-to-Cash space where companies like Apttus (acquired by Thoma Bravo in 2018) or SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce in 2015) tried to stake a claim, but Gulati says while his company’s solution handles the quote-to-cash workflow, it can do much more than that. “We absolutely can han...

Finding the best drone, at the best price, can be a time-consuming project. There are hundreds

Finding the best drone, at the best price, can be a time-consuming project. There are hundreds of different drones on the market now with a variety of various features and price points. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best drone sales and deals that are available online. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or shopping for a new toy for your kid, now’s a great time to find a drone. We’ve scoured the internet to find a selection of drone deals at the best prices. Below you’ll find discounts and sales on drones at every price point and with different sets of features, so no matter what kind of flying you’re planning on doing, you can find an affordable option. Want something a little more high tech? Check out our picks for the best drones.  Weight: 249g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: 2.7K | Battery Size: 2,400mAh | Range: 4,000 meters The DJI Mavic Mini is the world’s favorite consumer drone company’s answer to recent regulations requiring drones over 250g to be registered in the UK and US. Coming in at 249g, this tiny foldable drone not only offers an easier flight in this regard after all the restrictions put in plac...

It’s said that clean hands don’t grow potatoes, though it could be argued that gloves were

It’s said that clean hands don’t grow potatoes, though it could be argued that gloves were invented for the very purpose of keeping one’s hands clean in the dirty work. The two seconds it takes to glove up prevents a lot of scrubbing later. Apply the wisdom of gloves to every project under the Aquarius sun, which is all about working smart. ARIES (March 21-April 19). The world is a sticky place filled with honey pots, tar pits and a wide variety of flytraps. It’s very easy to get stuck. Keep moving. Action makes you hard to trap. Movement opens potential. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). So much is going right for you! Take stock. List at least five and feel your mood lift. Staying grateful is to your spiritual health as staying fit is to your physical health. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Take a break from self-improvement. There is a point when it reinforces a quiet belief that you’re not enough just as you are. There’s a time to push, but right now is a time to trust life and let things develop naturally. CANCER (June 22-July 22). In a prevailing culture of narcissism, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you’re doing a fair amount of focusing on others. Bonus: This is also t...

Dow announced the winners of the 2019 Awards for Packaging Innovation. The nine Diamond Award Finalists

Dow announced the winners of the 2019 Awards for Packaging Innovation. The nine Diamond Award Finalists are varied and cover very different verticals, but a simultaneously practical and altruistic attitude toward sustainability is a common thread that unites them. The ultimate Diamond Award winner among the fine group of Diamond Award Finalists was the Functional Film Complex PET Bottle from Japan’s Dai Nippon Printing Co. (DNP). The product managed to tick virtually every box among judges’ criteria, and it represents a thoughtful use of packaging as problem solving medium—something all packagers and packaging solution providers aspire to. The issue Both in Japan and in North America, glass bottles are the incumbent standard containers for high-end beer, wine, and spirits (among other beverage options), both for their barrier properties and the sense of quality imparted by glass’s hand-feel and weight. But the weight, rigidity, and sturdiness that provides a sense of luxury is also a drawback in terms of sustainability in transport, and glass’s brittle nature means breakage is always an issue throughout the supply chain. The case for PET is not without its drawbacks, either. In ...

UL seeking input on drug testing policy | News, Sports, Jobs

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — Union Local School District is looking for community input as it forms a new drug testing policy. Superintendent Ben Porter told the board of education Thursday that a public meeting on the matter is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 11 at the high school commons. “We will be having an open discussion in terms of drug testing policy — drug testing for students. We’ve discussed this on prior years, and we’d really like to get student input and community and parent input,” he said. “We’d like to share our ideas and get feedback at that time … and obviously be open to any ideas they might have.” Porter said the policy would coincide with student membership in the Belmont County Staying Clean drug-free clubs, in which many students participate. “Right now, we currently work through the drug-free club of Belmont County, which is a great organization doing great things,” high school Principal Zac Shutler said. “We really would like to continue with that. Really it’s about prevention. It’s about information, and it’s about giving parents a chance to help their kids if they do have an issue, and also our students who aren’t u...

Thermally rearranged (TR) polymers, which are considered the next-generation of membrane materials because of their excellent

Thermally rearranged (TR) polymers, which are considered the next-generation of membrane materials because of their excellent transport properties and high thermal and chemical stability, are proven to have significant drawbacks because of the high temperature required for the rearrangement and low degree of conversion during this process. We demonstrate that using a [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement, the temperature required for the rearrangement of a solid glassy polymer was reduced by 200°C. Conversions of functionalized polyimide to polybenzoxazole of more than 97% were achieved. These highly mechanically stable polymers were almost five times more permeable and had more than two times higher degrees of conversion than the reference polymer treated under the same conditions. Properties of these second-generation TR polymers provide the possibility of preparing efficient polymer membranes in a form of, for example, thin-film composite membranes for various gas and liquid membrane separation applications. Internal interconnected microvoids of polymers determined as free volume result from chain mobility and substantial packing disorder of covalently bonded polymer chains. Lately...

Our editors take care to highlight sales and deals on items that we think you’ll enjoy

Our editors take care to highlight sales and deals on items that we think you’ll enjoy — and at prices we think you’ll like. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links. The biggest shopping weekend of the year, bookended by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has come and gone — but if you still have some holiday shopping to wrap up, we found plenty of deals you can still get on Tuesday. Immediately following Cyber Monday, Amazon kicked off its 12 Days of Deals extravaganza, Walmart’s continuing some of its most popular deals of Cyber Week and Target’s Cyber Week deals don’t expire until Sunday. But it doesn’t stop there. If your family member or friend has difficulties mastering the hard-boiled egg, this may be the gift for them! This easy to use Dash Rapid Egg Cooker (which also makes poached eggs, scrambled eggs and even omelets) guarantees a perfect breakfast every time you use it! With over 16,500 reviews, this cast iron skillet is a must-have in the kitchen. You can keep it for generations, which makes it a great gift. Every home chef needs a quality hand mixer in their kitchen...

The manufacturing industry is facing two difficult challenges across all applications. The complexity of modern devices

The manufacturing industry is facing two difficult challenges across all applications. The complexity of modern devices is continuously increasing: With higher resolution and components density, feature sizes are now reaching dimensions incompatible with more-traditional processing technologies. In addition, high-resolution displays, new medical implants, or high-density semiconductors increasingly make use of different and complex materials, such as glass, organic polymers, copper, or ceramics. These materials are very difficult to process, and even state-of-the-art lasers are now reaching their limits. Over the past decade, ultrashort-pulse (USP) lasers have enabled the industry to keep pace with the need for ever-higher resolution and smaller feature sizes, and the increased complexity of modern devices. These lasers concentrate the output energy in a very short duration, typically in the femtosecond to low picosecond regime, and deliver an extremely high optical intensity. The radically different nature of the laser-matter interaction process provides two key advantages, well matched to industrial demands. In contrast with traditional regimes, the USP duration and the very h...

The No BS Guide to Vitamin C Serums for Brighter Skin

Whether you’ve been looking to simplify your skin care routine or amp it up, a vitamin C serum might be your golden ticket. Topical vitamin C is a multipurpose workhorse that can protect, repair, and enhance your skin. But, as with any products, not all serums are created equal. Components like the type and concentration of vitamin C, the ingredient list, and even the kind of bottle or dispenser make or break your serum’s benefits — and your skin. But don’t worry, decoding which serum to buy isn’t that hard. We’ve got the facts on C serum benefits, how to choose one (plus recommendations), and tips on how to make the most use of them. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it halts or holds off environmental and sun damage to cells. And while you can count your morning OJ as a good defense for your bod, the best way to achieve vitamin C’s protection and benefits is to apply it directly onto your skin. But there’s also a reason why you don’t want to just be placing citrus slices on your cheeks. When you DIY, there’s no control over the quality — and sometimes it’s not even safe. It’s also just not efficient. That’s because when we eat, drink, or supplement vitamin C, also kn...

Boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps are an important part of many different industrial plants and facilities. These

Boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps are an important part of many different industrial plants and facilities. These pumps are a special class of high-pressure centrifugal pumps used in many different models and sizes in many different plants, units, and production facilities. However, BFW pumps are not well-known by many engineers and operators. Too often, improper operation or mistakes in maintenance and repair due to lack of knowledge or experience have resulted in damages and serious problems.  High-purity BFW is required to ensure proper operation of any boiler or steam generation system. High-purity feedwater reduces the use of boiler chemicals due to less frequent blowdown requirements, reducing blowdown frequency by as much as a factor of 10 or 15. This results in lower fuel costs and better overall operation of boiler or steam generation systems. Scale build-up is reduced due to a smaller concentration of impurities in BFW to foul heat transfer surfaces. Fewer impurities also means reduced corrosion rates in all associated parts and components  Deposits decrease boiler efficiency and also result in premature failure of steam turbines and components of the steam system. Advanced...

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NBC Sports Group announced it will acquire Chicago-based online tee-time booking service EZLinks, ending a yearslong turf war between the two competitors. The acquisition strengthens NBC Sports’ iron grip on golf time booking, adding to the group’s expansive portfolio. In addition to owning the Golf Channel, the media company also owns GolfNow, EZLinks’ biggest competitor. Most golfers know EZLinks from its online reservation hub, TeeOff.com—akin to restaurant reservation site OpenTable—which offers thousands of tee-time options at courses in 23 countries. Courses list times and prices there, and EZLinks takes a cut of each booking. The merger of GolfNow and EZLinks will allow golfers to book tee times online at over 9,000 golf courses worldwide.  The acquisition will “round out our comprehensive portfolio designed to help courses elevate the golf experience,” Jeff Foster, senior vice president of GolfNow and Emerging Businesses, said in a statement.  “Simply put, our strategy is to make golf more accessible, simpler and more enjoyable to play by using tech and services that help better connect golfers and golf courses,” he said in the statement. Although EZLinks operates...

Dish Network (DISH) Beats Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Dish Network (DISH) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.69 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.62 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.64 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 11.29%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this satellite television provider would post earnings of $0.59 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.66, delivering a surprise of 11.86%. Dish, which belongs to the Zacks Cable Television industry, posted revenues of $3.24 billion for the quarter ended December 2019, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.37%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $3.31 billion. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates two times over the last four quarters. The sustainability of the stock’s immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management’s commentary on the earnings call. Dish shares have added about 16.4% since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500′s gain of 4.3%. While Dish has outperfor...