Leading Up to World AIDS Day, Black AIDS Institute Launches New Website with a Video Interview Featuring Celebrity Tina Knowles-Lawson

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation’s only think and do tank committed to ending HIV in Black America, has launched its new website in advance of the December 1 annual observance of World AIDS Day. BAI’s new site aims to educate and mobilize Black Americans, allies, and institutions about the intertwined community burden of HIV and racial justice. Timed with the site launch, BAI also inaugurated Black Voices Matter, a video conversation series that amplifies Black influencers with varied perspectives and platforms to take HIV awareness into spaces where it has previously not been well-understood. Black Voices Matter‘s inaugural conversation, with much-loved celebrity and entrepreneur, Mrs. Tina Knowles-Lawson, can be viewed on the new website.

“Like many of us, Mrs. Tina has lost a loved one to HIV/AIDS at a time when life-saving prevention and treatment

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An Interview With Tipalti’s CFO

Finance professionals increasingly rely on data-driven software to manage complex organizations, whether making better sense of supply chains or using artificial intelligence to enhance forecasting. But software is itself constantly in-flux, requiring adept financial management from skilled CFOs. That is why this month I spoke to the CFOs of two different software platforms, asking them about the implications of software for finance professionals in general and what issues the finance function faces in this sector.

With the rise in global economic tumult, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the need for seamless, technology-enabled solutions to manage global supply chains has never been more apparent. I recently spoke with Sarah Dickens Spoja, CFO of accounts payable software provider Tipalti, about her company’s role in helping finance leaders navigate uncertainty and ensure timely, secure processes for paying global

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An Interview with Yuval Tal, Serial Entrepreneur and Godfather of Israeli Fintech

I had the rare opportunity to pick the brain of one of the biggest names in Fintech, Yuval Tal. Yuval has built multiple successful startups and is widely regarded as the godfather of Israeli Fintech. Some highlights:

1- Who is Yuval Tal? 

BA and Masters degrees in engineering, serial fintech entrepreneur, student at Harvard Business School, Managing Partner of Team8 Fintech, husband and father.

2- Why Fintech? How did it all begin?

When the internet started taking off in the 90’s, it was clear to me that a revolution in payments and banking needed to take place to support ecommerce and I wanted to be involved in building that infrastructure. In 1999, I started an online payments company, initially called E4X and later Borderfree, took it public on the NASDAQ (BRDR) in 2014 and it was acquired by Pitney Bowes for $395M. My next company was Payoneer, which initially started

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