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The electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) company goes public via a merger with the blank-check corp Reinvent Technologies, founded by LinkedIn and Zynga founders Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus. [From New York Business Journal]
The Atlanta-based program, managed by Techstars, selected companies that focus on addressing systemic racism. [From Afro.com]
The global consultancy believes post-pandemic M&A strategies will require an increased commitment to corporate venture capital, partnerships and minority stakes. [From Business Chief]
These startups are introducing emerging tech solutions from augmented reality (AR) for front-line workers to holographic telepresence. [TMO News]
Fuji joins Motus Ventures as a limited partner to pursue investments in startups focusing on technologies directly relevant to autonomous mobile robots. [Valdosta Daily Times]
On The Move
Bloomin’ Brands Promotes Gregg Scarlett to EVP & COO
The corporate parent of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and Carrabba’s elevates Scarlett to COO of the operating group. He was previously President of the Outback unit.
Acuity Brands Ups Trevor Palmer to President of Acuity Lighting and Controls
The tech veteran was formerly SVP of Acuity’s digital lighting networks business unit.
Air Products Names Brian Galovich as SVP & CIO
The former Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney CIO joins the global industrial gases company to lead its IT transformation.
Union Square Hospitality Group Names Patti Simpson Chief People Officer
The former Chief People Officer at Ruby Tuesday’s and Au Bon Pain Joins Danny Meyer’s hospitality company.
What-a-burger Upps Sylvester “Sly” Johnson to Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Johnson was formerly chief accounting officer at the fast casual burger chain.