Bateman Group’s Client Spotlight 9.5.17

Over the past month, Bateman Group clients Code2040 and Stackla landed features in Fast Company that explored the impact of their social good programs. WWD covered Narvar‘s first acquisition, Axios reported on Ginkgo Bioworks‘ expansion into the enzyme industry, and The Washington Post covered Recorded Future‘s latest report on the digital habits of North Korea’s elite families. Forbes contributor Laurence Bradford also sat down with DigitalOcean‘s VP of Engineering to discuss common challenges developers face in their jobs.

The Big Business of Enzymes,” Axios  — Ginkgo Bioworks, an organism design company, announced its expansion into the enzyme industry with partnerships with Swissaustral and Kerry. This article explains the importance and potential of enzymes in the synthetic biology field.

These Entrepreneurs Are Done Waiting For Silicon Valley To Close The Racial Wealth Gap,” Fast Company — Code2040’s community is creating pathways into the tech industry for Black and Latinx technologists that are changing the game. Pavithra Mohan profiles the nonprofit’s work and impact in this Fast Company piece.

This Company Makes Social Good Campaigns Go Viral For Bigger Impact,” Fast Company — This feature profiles Stackla’s new program for nonprofits, Stackla for Good, which powers advocacy for social good campaigns with user generated content.

What Developers Hate In The Workplace–And How To Fix It,” Forbes — In this in-depth Q&A, DigitalOcean VP of Engineering Greg Warden explains common pain points developers face in their jobs and how to solve these issues. 

Not So Isolated: North Korea’s Elite Uses Gmail, Facebook and iTunes,” Washington Post — Recorded Future’s latest report observed the cyber activity of North Korea’s ruling elite. Researchers analyzed internet data, looking for activity related to missile launches or malicious cyber activity within the famously isolated country.

Narvar Acquires Logistics Platform Firm, Eyes Global Expansion,” WWD — Post-online purchase solutions provider Narvar announced its acquisition of GoPigeon, an end-to-end logistics management platform based in Bengaluru, India. The acquisition follows a year of significant growth for Narvar, which added over 100 new customers and tripled its revenue over the past 12 months.