#TsoGiving Partners with Austin Nonprofits to Continue Feeding Those in Need
(Austin, TX) – Tso Chinese Delivery, will continue its commitment to feeding the Austin community this holiday season, with their latest #TsoGiving initiative which aims to donate $100,000 in meals. For this new #TsoGiving campaign, Tso Chinese Delivery has partnered with seven local organizations in an effort to feed as many individuals in need as they can. The holiday campaign launches just in time for Thanksgiving, and will continue through the end of December 2020.
The holiday initiative is set to double what Tso Chinese Delivery has already given this year through #TsoGiving campaigns. To date, #TsoGiving has donated over $110,000 in meals to Austinites in need, via contactless, curbside food drive-throughs and their #50kForTeachers campaign, which gave $50,000 to thank local educators. Tso Chinese Delivery, which became a registered B-Corp (Public Benefit Corporation) earlier this year, was honored by Austin Business Journal as one of 2020’s Inspiring Leaders, and also received an Austin A-List Award as a result of their dedication to the local community.
“In the spirit of the holidays, we felt it was essential to continue our #TsoGiving initiative into the holiday season, and continue to give back to our community,” said Tso Chinese Delivery’s CEO, Min Choe. “This year is even more challenging with Covid-19 remaining a prevalent force, and with many people still unemployed, so we partnered with local organizations that are already making an impact on feeding those in need, and work as a team to reach more people.”
Central Texas Food Bank: A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 38 years, the Central Texas Food Bank’s mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. They work with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas.
Austin Asian Community Health Initiative (AACHI): AACHI aims to improve the health & well-being of Asians in Central Texas through advocacy, education, and support.
People’s Community Clinic: The mission of People’s Community Clinic is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable health care with dignity and respect.
SAFE: SAFE is a Central Texas nonprofit committed to providing safety, stability, and healing to anyone who has experienced violence and abuse. Locally, they provide housing, support services, and prevention programs to stop the cycle of violence.
Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA): AFSSA is a nonprofit organization that exists to break the cycle of violence in Asian and Immigrant communities. AFSSA provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
Casa Marianella: Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. The organization’s ultimate vision is that all immigrants arriving in Austin will have safe housing and access to the services they need to be successful.
American Gateways: The mission of American Gateways is to champion the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and survivors of persecution, torture, conflict and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education and advocacy.
“While putting together the TsoGiving Holiday Initiative we wanted to ensure that we focused on those in our community that were disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and believe these organizations reflect this goal,” said Tso co-founder, Eunice Tsang. “We are honored to be partnering with them.”
#TsoGiving is accepting donations via www.tsogiving.com, and hopes to raise $35,000 in donations to assist in funding this campaign and continue its mission to provide meal assistance to those facing hunger in the city of Austin. For every $1 raised, #TsoGiving can donate $3 worth of meals. A donation can also be added to any food order placed at http://tsochinesedelivery.com.
ABOUT: Tso Chinese Delivery is a delivery and carryout-only, quick service restaurant concept in Austin, TX. Offering online ordering, free delivery and a strict no-tipping policy, Tso offers one of the best, value-driven delivery services of fresh Chinese-American food, anywhere. Tso is able to execute this service by utilizing a virtual kitchen platform which focuses on online ordering — no app necessary — with the ability to track order progress on one’s computer or mobile phone. Since launching in Central Austin in 2017, they have since opened a second location in Fall 2019 in North Austin and will be following up with a third location in South Austin in 2020. Visit http://tsogiving.com/ for more information and view the menu at http://tsochinesedelivery.com/ Follow along for updates on Twitter @tsodelivery and Instagram @tsochinesedelivery.
Investment from leading technology investors will accelerate company’s vision as a global leader in Agile and PPM for enterprises
TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Planview, a global leader in Portfolio Management and Work Management. TPG Capital and TA Associates will acquire the company for a purchase price of $1.6 billion. Planview’s existing majority shareholder, Thoma Bravo, will retain a minority interest in the company. Planview is based in Austin, TX.
“We’ve spent more than three decades delivering innovation, driving the market forward, and reinventing ourselves. I truly believe that the best is yet to come for our customers and for Planview,” said Greg Gilmore, CEO of Planview. “We’re grateful for Thoma Bravo’s partnership over the last four years, and look forward to this next chapter as we accelerate our vision and continue to be a journey partner for our customers as they transform strategy to delivery.”
Planview has more than 30 years of experience partnering with organizations to help them connect strategy to delivery. The company provides a comprehensive platform that spans the spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions that enable organizations to transform and accelerate on-strategy delivery at enterprise scale. Through the platform, organizations can build an innovation culture, realize agile at scale, make the project to product shift, and adapt to the changing world of work.
“The nature of work has been changing over the last several years as technology has enabled employees to be productive in ways that weren’t previously possible,” said Nehal Raj, Partner at TPG Capital. “This shift has only accelerated during the pandemic, and what is emerging is a new and enduring model of work that’s increasingly flexible, fragmented, and distributed. As more of our work lives transition to digital, organizations will require tools that provide executives visibility and connectivity across the entire enterprise. With Planview, we see an opportunity to partner with an innovative leader at the forefront of this new way of working. We look forward to supporting the company in its next chapter of growth.”
“We have followed Planview for over a decade and have been impressed by the company’s strong growth under Greg Gilmore’s leadership,” said Ashu Agrawal, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “We believe that Planview’s comprehensive portfolio and work management solutions provide continued market opportunities as they are uniquely positioned to help organizations effectively navigate and accelerate strategy to delivery. We look forward to partnering with the Planview management team during the company’s next growth phase, and are pleased to be investing alongside TPG and Thoma Bravo.”
“Planview is another example of Thoma Bravo working with existing management to implement our proprietary, operational approach to value creation while complementing the organic growth of the business with strategic and creative M&A,” said Holden Spaht, a Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo. “We’re proud of being a part of Planview’s transformation from an IT PPM provider to a broader Portfolio and Work platform with unique, dual leadership across Agile and traditional Project domains, and we believe Planview is well positioned to continue its growth amidst a changing world of work. We look forward to continuing to invest in a company with strong market leadership, a highly differentiated platform, and a clear ability to execute.”
UBS Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. provided committed debt financing, and alongside Barclays and Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisors to TPG Capital and TA Associates. Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel to TPG Capital, and Goodwin Procter served as legal counsel to TA Associates. JP Morgan and DBO Partners acted as financial advisors to Planview and Thoma Bravo, and Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel.
ThreatWarrior, the cloud-native threat intelligence platform that delivers complete visibility and cyber protection across the enterprise, today announced that it has hired cloud expert Bruce Coughlin to lead the team as Chief Executive Officer.
Coughlin joined the team in June, and was most recently CEO of Cloud Technology Partners (CTP). He led the company through a successful exit and integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017, who acquired CTP for its extensive cloud adoption services.
“Cloud is now at the core of every organization’s corporate strategy, often as the cornerstone of their business-critical infrastructure,” said Coughlin. “Customers expect that their security solutions will provide complete visibility into these complex environments and safeguard their most valuable assets. It’s important that we are able to protect our users no matter where they are and ThreatWarrior is proud to offer network threat intelligence that can help them across private, public and hybrid-cloud.”
Additionally, ThreatWarrior announced that it has closed its most recent funding round. The funding will enable ThreatWarrior to expand its team and company leadership, increase scope and enhance features for the growing ThreatWarrior community, and emerge as the leader in network threat intelligence.
ThreatWarrior’s platform empowers organizations to see everything connected to their network, learn the behavior of physical and virtual assets, and act efficiently to stop cyber threats that other solutions miss. ThreatWarrior uses deep learning to quickly identify threats with more speed, efficacy, and accuracy, and streamlines forensics, analysis and response to maximize protection.
“The threat landscape is expanding and evolving in uniquely dynamic and daunting ways, and traditional approaches to cybersecurity are insufficient to detect these threats across modern environments, especially within public and private clouds,” said Pete Slade, ThreatWarrior’s CTO and Chief Scientist. “We heard the demand for robust, cybersecurity for cloud and on-prem environments that provides behavioral and contextual intelligence across an organization’s entire digital estate and we have delivered.”
In addition to expanding its platform and leadership, ThreatWarrior will utilize the funding to grow existing partnerships with cloud providers, technology partners and managed service providers.
“This funding will enable us to expand our leadership team with additional cloud and security experts while accelerating innovation within the ThreatWarrior platform,” said Coughlin. “The ThreatWarrior team is excited to continue to drive successful cybersecurity outcomes for our customers.”
ThreatWarrior is the premier cloud-native network threat intelligence platform that stops both known and unknown cyber threats in real time. The agentless, deep learning platform analyzes network traffic to eliminate blind spots, determine security vulnerabilities, and stop active threats across on-prem, cloud and hybrid environments.
ThreatWarrior is the first and only solution to combine unsupervised neural networks, continuous deep packet inspection, behavior monitoring, network intelligence and automated response in a single platform. Leading organizations use ThreatWarrior to see everything happening on their network, learn the behavior of everything communicating across their enterprise, and act efficiently to stop threats other solutions miss.
To learn more, visit threatwarrior.com and follow ThreatWarrior on LinkedIn.