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Ridgefield CT Receives 1st State Cultural District Designation, Chamber Honors Local Heroes

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce

The State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) recently approved an application establishing a Cultural District in the Town of Ridgefield, making it the first municipality in the state to receive the prestigious designation. Former state representative John Frey proposed the initial law to allow designation of cultural districts in October 2019. In a release by the DECD/COA, DECD Director of Arts, Preservation and Museums Liz Shapiro said, “This program recognizes the essential role that local arts and cultural resources play in the building healthy communities over the long-term. I applaud Ridgefield for taking the initiative to establish the district and ensuring that arts and culture are at the heart of their planning efforts moving forward.” "The people of Ridgefield have long appreciated the abundance of arts and culture in our town. We are thrilled that the state also recognizes all that Ridgefield has to offer, by giving us the first Cultural District designation," noted long-serving Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi. Cultural Districts are walkable areas of a city or town that feature numerous cultural facilities, activities and/or assets. These vibrant areas draw visitors from other towns and states and serve as a hub for residents to congregate and interact. “Ridgefield’s diverse arts and cultural offerings are fitting and ideal for a Cultural District designation,” said Lisa Scails, Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. “We’re proud of their leadership and for being a model for other municipalities.” The Cultural District area holds numerous cultural assets including ACT (A Connecticut Theater), the Ridgefield Theater Barn, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, the Ridgefield Playhouse, the Ridgefield Historical Society, the Ridgefield Library, the Prospector Theater, Ballard Park with its CHIRP summer concert performances, the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, RPAC art gallery, Thrown Stone theater group, Lounsbury House, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center. News of receiving the Cultural District designation was especially uplifting to the town after weathering the social and economic effects from the 2020/2021 pandemic. The Ridgef ield Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Ridgefield Moves Forward" on June 10th featuring First Selectman Rudy’ M arconi’s State-of-the-Town Address and recognize businesses and individuals for their contributions to the community during the past year. The event will take place on the grounds of the beautiful Lounsbury House, beginning at 4pm. In addition to music provided by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, there will be a variety of local eateries showcasing their cuisine including Tequila Escape, Stacey's Totally Baked, 850 Degrees, The Cake Box, Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant, Barn Door Restaurant and more. “We want this event to be a true community celebration” said Director Grossman. "The Chamber appreciates the support of our co-sponsors Addessi Jewelers, Wooster Hollow Café, Fairfield County Bank and Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling." The Chamber will recognize the following: Ridgefield Police Department Officers Ridgefield Fire Department and EMS Personnel Dick Aarons - Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) Ridgefield Arts Council Ridgefield Meals on Wheels RVNA Pamby Motors “I’ve said it before and will say it again- there are simply too many amazing organizations and people in town to award in one afternoon,” Executive Director Sarah Grossman said. “Our initial list went on for several pages! In the end we selected those who best represented their fields.” While everyone is invited by the Chamber, tickets are required and limited. Those interested in joining the event can purchase them at The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 organization established in 1966. The Chamber is an advocate and resource for business and nonprofits by advancing and promoting the economic vitality and quality of life in Ridgefield. Contact Details Sarah Grossman +1 917-613-3244 Company Website

June 02, 2021 08:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Together Again: Grandparents and Grandchildren Reunite on Road Scholar Learning Adventures

Road Scholar

Beginning this summer, after more than a year of COVID-induced isolation from their grandkids, grandparents across the country are making up for lost family time by reconnecting with their grandchildren on a Road Scholar learning adventure. More than a thousand grandparents and grandchildren (and sometimes parents) are excited to reunite on one of Road Scholar’s specially designed Grandparent and Family programs in the U.S. and overseas. “Grandparents are thrilled to reunite with their grandkids, creating memories that will last a lifetime on Road Scholar learning adventures they experience together,” said James Moses, Road Scholar’s president. “The world’s reopening is a chance to reopen our lives to make the most of our time together with cherished family and friends.” This summer, Road Scholar will operate 43 unique Grandparent and Family learning adventures. Costa Rica is the most popular choice this summer, while the Ozarks, Poconos, Key Largo, and Vermont make up the top five listing, as follows: Top Five Grandparent/Family Programs in 2021 From Monkeys to Macaws: Colorful Costa Rica: 10 days from $2449/grandparent; $1999/grandchild Horses & Canoes: Summer Camp in the Ozarks: 6 days from $699/grandparent; $449/grandchild Animal Adventures in the Poconos: 6 days from $799/grandparent; $499/grandchild Snorkeling the Coral Reef in Key Largo: $1879/grandparent; $1199/grandchild Culinary Curiosities; Vermont’s Farmlands: 6 days from $1749/grandparent; $1149/grandchild While Road Scholar educational adventures begin to operate again this July, plans are underway for even more Grandparent and Family programs in 2022. “Next year, we will offer 57 Grandparent and Family programs and 234 departure dates,” said Mr. Moses. “And people are planning ahead. Interest is well beyond what we saw in 2019. We’ve already surpassed 1,500 enrollees for 2022.” For the safety of all, adults must be fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated grandchildren will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend a Road Scholar program. For more information about Road Scholar’s Grandparent and Family Programs, please visit /grandparent or call (800) 454-5768. About Road Scholar Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. It offers thousands of programs in more than 100 countries and 50 states. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975. Learn more at Contact Details Road Scholar Chris Heppner +1 617-457-5422 Company Website

June 02, 2021 07:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LambdaTest rallies global investors raising US$16m Series B funding as it rapidly scales

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Cloud-based browser testing platform LambdaTest today announced it has secured US$16 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital India. Telstra Ventures, MENA region investor Wamda Capital and a leading sovereign wealth fund also joined the series B round. Founded in 2017 by Asad Khan and Jay Singh, San Francisco-based LambdaTest is a cloud-based testing infrastructure company that allows users to seamlessly test their websites’ and apps’ look, feel and performance on over 2,000 different browsers and by operating systems and device combinations. The proliferation of devices and browsers has made it increasingly complex for developers to test their websites and apps. LambdaTest solves this problem by enabling developers to run a variety of tests through their cloud-based platform, spotlight concerns, share immediately with teams and remedy issues quickly. LambdaTest exists to support the developer community to identify defects in code much earlier in the release cycle. These defects present one of the biggest challenges and costs facing businesses. Indeed, the cost of fixing these defects once in production and release is 30x higher than addressing earlier in the development cycle. Since its launch, LambdaTest has attracted over 500,000 developers in 132 countries who have performed more than 20 million tests. Customers include SMEs and Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, Cisco, Microsoft, Deloitte,, Coca Cola, Trepp, SurveyMonkey, Capgemini, HBR, 23andme and Dashlane. Asad Khan, CEO of LambdaTest commented: “Companies are increasingly competing on customer experience 1 and as such are releasing software updates faster, more frequently to remain relevant. In doing so, there is a greater demand for continuous testing to ensure quality releases in the production environment. In just six short months since the series A round in 2020, LambdaTest has doubled revenues and increased customer numbers by 20%. In that time headcount has doubled in size from 70 people pre-Series A to 150 today across the engineering, sales, and customer success teams. Harshjit Sethi, Principal at Sequoia India commented: “As every company is becoming a software company and deployment cycles are shrinking, testing is becoming an increasingly important part of the software development cycle. Additionally testing is now happening earlier and earlier in the development cycle as part of the ‘Shift Left’ movement that companies like LambdaTest are enabling. Operating in a USD 35 billion market for testing software and services, LambdaTest has emerged as the go-to platform for its users in browser testing, evident from its best-in-class ratings across review sites. Sequoia Capital India is excited to continue partnering with the LambdaTest team as they execute on their vision of building an end-to-end testing system for developers to enable companies to release more reliable software faster.” The number of software tests run by developers has almost doubled from 12m to over 20m in six months at LambdaTest. As developers shift to cloud-based testing, this number will grow exponentially. This trend has been accelerated by the adoption of the Shift Left approach, as more developers are testing code early before they ship to the testing cycles. “LambdaTest’s vision is to empower 23 million developers and testers worldwide with a powerful, comprehensive and secure continuous quality test platform. Our upcoming product lines will enable tech teams to ship high quality code seamlessly boosting their release velocity” added Asad Khan. Steve Schmidt, General Partner at Telstra Ventures commented: “We have an opportunity to build a very large scale and independent testing company with a modern approach to software development and that’s very exciting. Lambdatest has already signed several customers in Australia without having any local presence and we look forward to helping them build out a local APAC team to meet this demand”. The funding advances LambdaTest’s commitment to scaling the testing ecosystem and building next-generation cloud infrastructure for users. To this end, LambdaTest is broadening its reach with the tester community by engaging with developers as it launches a suite of products in 2021 designed for them to perform tests on scale. “We’ve had an exciting period of growth and there is more to come as we expand our platform capabilities and go deeper in global markets. This funding round validates our efforts in building a robust cloud testing platform that is truly resonating with the testing and developer community globally. We pride ourselves in delivering a highly reliable, stable and secure infrastructure for them to achieve success. This success is born out in the numbers as our customers have been able to increase release velocity by over 60% and half the time to market” concluded Asad Khan. About LambdaTest LambdaTest is a cloud testing infrastructure company that allows users to run both manual and automated tests on their websites and webapps across 2000+ different browsers, browser versions and operating system environments. The platform has been used to perform over 20 million tests in just three years, and is now being used by over 500,000 users across 132 different countries. Contact Details LambdaTest Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 Company Website

June 02, 2021 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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British online store The Edit LDN transforms prized sneaker industry as sales soar

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The UK’s leading online store for limited edition sneakers and high end streetwear The Edit Man London has become The Edit LDN. The name change reflects the rapidly growing female appeal for new and pre-loved sneakers and streetwear as sales grow 60% month-on-month in the last 12 months. The Edit LDN is an online consignment store that sells new and pre-loved goods from a variety of brands including Yeezy, Jordan, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Off-White, Supreme, Fear of God among others to a wide community of fashionistas, collectors and investors. Just as premium sites like Farfetch address the fashion world, The Edit LDN is the leading destination for limited edition sneakers and high end streetwear. They connect premium resellers with a highly engaged, price agnostic and eager audience. Through partnerships with styling services such as and various concierge companies, THE EDIT LDN has expanded its community of buyers from TV and film celebrities to professional footballers and royal families around the world. Moses Rashid, founder and CEO of The Edit LDN commented: “As a brand we want to remain current and relevant to our community, our new name now fairly represents and embraces our diverse community but is true to its origins. We dropped the ‘Man’ from the name simply because the number of women buying had been steadily increasing since launch in January 2020 and passed 50% in March this year. It was the right thing to do.” The Edit LDN has established itself as a trusted source of authenticated and high quality new and pre-loved streetwear and sneakers. Their unabating focus on speed (to deliver purchased goods), customer service engagement and ensuring all goods are authenticated has been testament to the growth of the platform and community. “We set out to create a destination that opens up and levels up the opportunity for anyone wishing to own extremely limited edition goods. Essentially we make Inaccessible, accessible. Previous means to buy these goods have been riddled with issues such as sending payments to random resellers found on social media, authenticity issues when buying online and long delivery times on purchases from global marketplaces. The Edit LDN addresses all these concerns and is transforming the customer experience and industry simultaneously, added Moses ”. In 2021 (to April), The Edit LDN attracted more traffic, transactions and revenue than in their first year of trading (2020). With 60% month-on-month growth and mounting interest, the business is set to take-off. “We’re regularly selling sneakers and streetwear worth £1,500 each. Recently, we sold a Gucci TNF jacket for £9,200. It’s not only the variety of goods we offer but the speed at which we send purchases. Just last year we managed to source and sell 44 Playstation 5 games consoles to the England U21 football team within 24 hours, literally dispatching them in Ubers to their homes” said Moses. Looking ahead, Moses added: “This is a marketplace worth $6b a year globally and will grow 5x by 2030. By the end of this year, The Edit LDN will be worth £10m and given the hyper growth rate of our sales and revenues, we will 3x our valuation by the end of 2022 for sure. In meeting the needs of this rapid scaling, we will seek to raise funds this year to propel us as we launch in new markets”. The Edit LDN has its community and social conscious front of mind. They have raised funds and awareness against gun crime, mental health and sustainability issues. In 2020, the company collaborated with the artist McCrow as part of the One Less Gun campaign to create a sneaker with bullet shells from an AK-47 rifle. Working with Gary James McQueen in aid of MIND mental health charity, they raised funds with an exclusive T-shirt drop featuring the famous McQueen Vanitas skull. In owning their sustainability agenda, they turned their focus to the circular economy by selling pre-owned (or pre-loved) goods through the platform. In addition to this, they are a paperless company and only ship products using recycled packaging. “At the heart of The Edit LDN proposition is a focus on social and economic issues. These are matters that are important to us and our community, so we recognise that we’re in a super hot market right now so we want to use our platform to make a long lasting impact where possible” concluded Moses. About The Edit LDN Founded in 2020, The Edit LDN has quickly become the UK’s leading online consignment store for limited edition sneakers and high end streetwear, both new and pre-loved items. Their innovative platform connects premium resellers to a global audience offering a deluxe experience from discovery, packaging and delivery. Brands include Jordan, Yeezy, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Off-White, Supreme, Fear of God among others. The platform is fast becoming synonymous with speed of service, authenticity, diverse selection of secure payment methods, and first class customer service. The Edit LDN is the leading destination for resellers and their premium sneakers and streetwear. Through partnerships with styling services such as and various concierge companies, The Edit LDN has a community of buyers celebrities to professional footballers and royal families around the world. Contact Details The Edit LDN Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 Company Website

May 27, 2021 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Is it Possible to Kill Corona Virus from Luggage Surfaces in Just 5 Seconds? University Study Says "Yes"


Following extensive testing, the Microbial Pathogenesis Laboratory at Tel Aviv University has concluded the WarpUV ® AirFort® luggage disinfection system can eradicate coronaviruses in just five seconds. For airports, baggage handlers and air passengers, the study findings show air travel can be safer again because luggage surface areas that typically pass through many hands on their way to, from and at the airport, and susceptible to airborne transmissible droplets, can be safely and quickly sanitized. Prof. Anat Herskovits, a world-renowned microbiologist, Vice Chair of the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research, and President of the Israel Society of Microbiology, tested the ability of the WarpUV AirFort® technology to kill high concentrations of coronaviruses. “Our results concluded that after five seconds of UV irradiation, more than 99 percent of the viruses were eradicated,” Prof. Herskovits said. “I feel confident that WarpUV has developed an effective solution for luggage disinfection.” Resources: Hear audio quote from Prof. Herskovits (.wav,.mp3) Post-COVID-19 Air Travel/Bio-Security survey, May 2021 Breakthrough Rapid-Action Coronavirus and Bacteria Disinfection Technology for Passenger Luggage at Airports Stops Local Outbreaks from Becoming Global Pandemics AirFort® is designed to rapidly kill viruses, bacteria, and spores from surface contamination of carry-on and checked bags, personal items and oversized bags and parcels, protecting baggage handlers, aviation staff, and the general public. It utilizes a proprietary array of ultraviolet lights designed to achieve all-angle “360° x 360°” disinfection of all baggage surfaces. While floor UV cleaners and other disinfection agents such as sprays are being implemented globally, AirFort focuses on luggage – one of the means that the International Air Transport Association (IATA), European Union Aviation Air Safety Agency (EASA), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identified as a possible critical path for viruses and bacteria to infect and spread. By eradicating these harmful elements before and after flights, WarpUV has an important role in stopping the spread and future spread of pandemics which are imminent threats as described by the EU, WHO, and the World Economic Forum. About WarpUV Warp Technologies and its AirFort® devices are the frontline of prevention of the spread of pandemic by luggage and baggage in airports worldwide and serve as a “disinfection firewall” for continents, countries, and regions. The company was formed in 2020 by veteran Israeli entrepreneurs Amir Fischer, Eitan Haimovich, and Gil Luxenbourg. For more information, visit Contact Details Rainier Communications Alan Ryan +1 508-577-6635 Rainier Communications Joanne Stanway +19782731473 Company Website

May 26, 2021 02:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dogs Don’t Know, Heat Can Hurt: How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Exercise-Induced, Heat Related Illness


A video accompanying this announcement is available at: It’s summer, and everyone wants to be outside with their dogs. But it’s hot, and when our best friends are chasing frisbees, balls, and running they don’t always know they’re overheating. If their core body temperatures rise faster than they can cool off, dogs may suffer from Heat Related Illness (HRI). National Heat Awareness Day is May 28, 2021, and EUKANUBA™ wants you to learn how to keep your dog safe while exercising this summer. EUKANUBA™, a premium dog food brand specializing in high-performance nutrition for sporting and working dogs, is drawing attention to canine exercise-induced heat related illness (HRI) by conducting a nationwide media tour in conjunction with D S Simon Media and Your Update TV featuring Dr. Joe Spoo, Veterinarian, Eukanuba™. During the nationwide media tour and Public Service Announcement (PSA) Dr. Spoo discussed: What is a Heat Related Illness The Three Stages: Heat Stress, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. How to recognize the HRI warning signs in your dog. How dogs naturally cool down. What type of dogs are at risk. Ways to keep them cool while exercising and having fun. The importance of hydration For more information please visit: About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

May 26, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dr Hen launches STI Education Series, Exclusively on Social Media

Dr Hen

Dr Hen, the popular social media Hen doctor, has launched a content series highlighting digestible STI education and prevention, as the U.S. predicts a record surge in STI rates this summer. The content series comes hot off the heels of vaccine roll-outs - with 50% of Americans now being vaccinated, singles are gearing up for a hot summer and Dr Hen is aiming to destigmatize STI awareness with its educational series. The ‘ Dr Hen Says’ STI series launches May 25, with content posted throughout the summer until July 15. The series will present multiple illustrated panels, with the goal of modernizing and simplifying health education, ultimately, putting people’s health information in their own hands. Additionally, the series will cover leading diseases and concerns, including; herpes, gonorrhea, HPV facts, curable and incurable STIs, risk factors, and simple treatment measures. “I created a social platform as I saw the need for a safe space dedicated to sharing and building a community where individuals can help each other stay informed on leading health topics - something we need now more than ever,” said Dr Hen, Chief Physician of the Medical Center in Hen World. “We are beginning to experience a post-pandemic world, with STIs being one of many health concerns to surface - the platform aims to address these topics in a non-judgemental and compassionate way.” As Covid restrictions across the nation continue to ease, the pent up (sexual) frustration is real. The CDC notes that those aged between 15-24 years of age are amongst the most popular age group to experience leading STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea. Coupled with this being the same age group to retrieve the majority of their information from social media, we have a generation that is in need of quick, easy, and accurate information directly from their phone - and Dr Hen is the answer. With 72% of the United States population active across social media, online health education has seen a steady increase due to its ability to remove physical barriers that traditionally impede access to healthcare support and resources. As selected health topics, including STIs, mental health, and AIDS, continue to be stigmatized, the need for an inclusive and approachable online platform with accurate information has never been more important. With a rapidly growing Instagram page of 148K followers, the testimonials speak for themselves as Dr Hen Says has become a popular and go-to health platform for many in the U.S. and across the globe. The platform destigmatizes the world of health, ultimately breaking through negative and inaccurate health concerns, offering individuals around the world the opportunity to overcome any barriers to accessing quality health information through modern devices. ABOUT DR HEN SAYS: Dr Hen is a Chief Resident, writer and illustrator in the animated planet called Hen World. This Instagram influencer is renowned for encouraging awareness, dialogue, and building communities around difficult health topics. ​With so much misinformation and toxicity on social media, Dr Hen is there to break through the negativity with a voice of compassion, empathy, inclusiveness, decency and diversity. Dr Hen believes in empowering readers to actively seek and share knowledge in order to gain greater control over decisions relating to their own health.​ Aiming to establish a destigmatized world of health, Dr Hen is making health more approachable by raising awareness and fighting misinformation. Instagram: @drhensays YouTube: Dr Hen Says Twitter: @drhensays Facebook: @drhensays *Statistics included from ‘CDC Newsroom’, Reported STDs Reach All-time High for 6th Consecutive Year; ‘Statista’, Reach of leading social networking sites used by teenage and young adult online users in the United States as of 3rd quarter 2020; ‘Statista’, Active social network penetration in selected countries as of January 2021; The New York Times’ interactive COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World by Josh Holder. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Lynsey Gray +1 250-505-6434 Company Website

May 26, 2021 11:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Redbarn Pet Products Awarded SQF Certification

Redbarn Pet Products, LLC

Redbarn Pet Products, a leading manufacturer of premium pet food, treats, and chews, has been awarded SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing certification by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Initiative at their facilities in both Kansas and Paraguay. By passing the rigorous SQF Program they continue to prove their commitment to manufacturing only the most safe, nutritious, and highest quality pet products, just as they have over the last 25 years. “With this certification, Redbarn joins an elite group of manufacturers that are able to achieve and uphold the standards of SQF,” Redbarn President Jeff Sutherland said. “To accomplish SQF certification took the time and dedication of our Redbarn employees. They know how important it is at Redbarn to always work to exceed the expectations. As we embrace the SQF process, it means consistently improving in everything we do.” The SQF Initiative has been addressing food safety and quality requirements since 1994. The Program is recognized internationally by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to certify high standards of food safety and quality for food manufacturer and production companies across all sectors. SQF Certification is not a requirement in the pet product industry. This certification means a company is highly dedicated to the safety and quality of their products. Redbarn has a long history of diligent quality assurance practices. Even before SQF certification, their Quality Assurance team was exceeding industry standards by doing more than 3,500 tests a month on their products. Physical, chemical, and microbiological tests are performed daily while every batch of Redbarn is inspected and tested for safety and quality. About Redbarn Pet Products, LLC: Redbarn Pet Products is a family-owned business created in 1996 by long-time friends Jeff Baikie and Howie Bloxam. They recognized the need for healthy, wholesome pet food and treats that are developed, produced and sold with integrity, honesty and the best quality ingredients. Today, the Redbarn family includes more than 500 employees across North America that share the same focus. Redbarn offers more than 200 products for dogs and cats. The company strives to provide products and information to help pet parents make educated, nutritious decisions for their pets. To learn more about Redbarn Pet Products, visit their website at Contact Details Redbarn Pet Products, LLC Lesley Cramer +1 562-612-7125

May 26, 2021 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sports Betting Social Platform Betsperts Acquires Fantasy Life App


Today, Betsperts, the leading crowdsourced sports betting social media platform, announced the acquisition of Fantasy Life App, a platform dedicated to providing the fastest breaking news, updates and advice to give bettors and fantasy players a competitive edge, in an all stock transaction. The new entity will be renamed Betsperts Media and Technology Group, Inc. and form the largest social media platform dedicated to sports betting and fantasy sports worldwide. The acquisition will double the headcount of Betsperts. Fantasy Life App co-founder and ESPN fantasy sports expert, Matthew Berry will stay on with Betsperts as a board member and a significant minority shareholder of the company. Founded in 2018, by co-founders Reid Rooney and Austin Harper, Betsperts was created to allow users to share information, content and resources to create a more informed and stronger betting community. Following the closing of the acquisition, Betsperts is actively raising a multi-million Series A funding round. The round will be used to fund growth strategies including talent, adding more content and user acquisition while also making significant advancements in technology. The company is currently projecting revenue of more than 20x its 2020 full year results. “The future of sports betting is stronger social connectivity between bettors and we are leading the way in building the destinations for communities,” said Reid Rooney, CEO of Betsperts. “The acquisition of Fantasy Life App is a major stepping stone in providing our loyal users with advanced capabilities where they’ll be able to not just interact within the community but utilize Betsperts to grow, fortify and effectively monetize their sports betting following much like how influencers leverage other social media platforms.” With more than 10,000,000+ monthly visits across their properties during the 2020 football season, Betsperts Media & Technology Group will utilize content and technology from the two apps to enhance capabilities and drive deeper user engagement. Sports bettors and fantasy players will receive the fastest news alerts, information and social capabilities on the market. “Community and the social fabric of gaming has been a huge part of my life and career. I write about it extensively and it's what led to the creation of the Fantasy Life App for fantasy and DFS players. When I saw what Reid and Austin had built with the Betsperts community I was really impressed. They've done for sports betting what we have done for fantasy - used advanced technology to create a robust and highly engaged community,” said Matthew Berry. “The companies are a perfect complement to each other and as gaming in all forms keeps growing in America, I know that bettors and fantasy players alike will continue to look to Betsperts and the Fantasy Life Apps for more ways to interact, educate and entertain themselves.” Berry will be joining a Betsperts board that also includes David VanEgmond, ex-Barstool Sports and FanDuel executive and current founder & CEO of Bettor Capital. Investors in the new Betsperts entity include Parlay Capital Holdings, Velo Partners, MLB players Evan Longoria, Adam Wainwright and David Price, NBA All Star Richard Jefferson, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, Grammy winner Darius Rucker, entrepreneur and Atlanta Hawks owner Jesse Itzler and Eric Norlin of SK Ventures. For more information on Betsperts, please visit ABOUT BETSPERTS Founded in 2018 by co-founders and entrepreneurs Reid Rooney and Austin Harper, Betsperts is the leading crowdsourced sports betting social media platform created to allow users to share information, content and resources to create a more informed and stronger betting community. ABOUT FANTASY LIFE APP Fantasy Life App is a mobile sports community created to level the playing field for the fantasy sports player and sports bettor. Fantasy Life enables members to post, poll other players, get the fastest alerts, and chat about sports—providing an advantage for those depending on real-time information for sports betting and fantasy leagues. Contact Details Betsperts Mike Adorno +1 212-931-6143 Company Website

May 26, 2021 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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