Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Consolidated Communications names Garr to SMB post … and more

Innovation And Science ConceptErik Garr has been named executive vice president of Consolidated Communications and president of the company’s small and medium-sized business unit. Garr, who will be Manchester, will lead the company’s consumer and small business channels, including the go-to-market strategy associated with the company’s fiber build expansion. He most recently served as vice president at Policygenius and before that was director of strategy and operations at Google Cloud.

Nashua-based Datanomix, a vendor of production intelligence software for industrial manufacturers, has introduced Fusion Gemba, a new offering that it says streamlines continuous improvement operations and planning, with a focus on the Gemba lean manufacturing approach to such projects. The product includes a digital Gemba board that Datanomix says is a real-time indicator of key factory metrics around safety, quality, delivery, cost and Inventory.

Bank of New Hampshire has added two ZSuite Technologies products that help businesses and individuals automate collection of recurring payments and manage security deposits. The bank, the first financial institution in New Hampshire to offer ZDeposit and ZRent, said the new offerings can help property managers and landlords streamline their payment collection and management capabilities.

Rethink Education, a venture capital fund focused on education technology, has earmarked $5 million from its Rethink Education III fund to invest in entrepreneurs of color. The initiative, Rethink Equity. “We want this initiative to grow beyond the capital commitment from Rethink Education to enhance diverse deal flow and collaboration across all of our strategies and broader networks,” said Ebony Brown, who is leading the initiative. She said investments, typically $250, 000 to $750, 000, will be made available for promising seed-stage companies to help fund their preliminary operations, including research, development, prototyping and market testing. The team will specifically look for entrepreneurs in education who are mission-driven, have early evidence of product-market fit, demonstrate an innovative and scalable approach and show how their product can be distributed successfully. Eligible companies must include Black, Latinx and/or Indigenous founders or c-level leadership with significant ownership in the company.

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