Sales tax vendor Avalara has raised $96 million in new capital. Fifty million of that will be used to fund growth and acquisitions while the remainder was used to repurchase shares from early investors. The latest round of financing brings the total raised by the Seattle, Wash.-based company to $300 million.
Danny Estrada, who has spearheaded [email protected]'s CRM program, has left the New York City-based reseller. Estrada had been with [email protected] since October 2005 and served as its CRM Practice Director. His LinkedIn profile shows that he has founded a company named E Squared, based in Red Bank, N.J. His profile explains the reason for his departure this way:
Richard Duffy, who was an Acumatica VP for 18 months, has started a new business in Sydney, Australia. Duffy's LinkedIn profile shows that this month he became CEO of SMB Solutions, which is designed to provide marketing consulting services for those involved with products such as SAP Business One, Acumatica and MYOB Advanced.
Diane Haines, who one reseller described a quarterbacking a lot of Sage 100 efforts, has left Sage. Haines has joined Open Sesame, based in the Portland, Ore., area, as VP of marketing. Haines LinkedIn profile shows Open Sesame provides on-demand elearning courses for Global 2000 companies. She was with Sage for six years as a VP of marketing.
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