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RateGain announces results for Q1FY24; Records its Biggest Quarter in Revenue Growth and Triples PAT YoY

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LONDON, Aug. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — RateGain Travel Technologies Limited (NSE: RATEGAIN), a global provider of AI-powered SaaS solutions for the hospitality and travel industry, today announced its financial results for Q1 FY24 ending on June 30, 2023, reporting robust revenue growth and improving profitability as the companies continue to build on a record year last year.
RateGain continues to witness strong revenue growth 79.8% YoY to INR 2,144.8 Mn and substantial improvement in operating margins to 17.6% for Q1FY24, up from 10.0% in the same period last year: on the back of operating leverage playing out with improved operating metrics driving performance across different verticals.
The revenue maximization solutions provided by the company continue to find favour with its key clients across the travel and hospitality space, who are looking to drive digitization to provide their guests with a better omnichannel experience, drive efficiencies and optimize their revenue.
In the backdrop of an evolving global environment, the travel demand continues to hold strong and this will further propel investments in the space as RateGain also looks to capitalise on the opportunity and double its revenue in the next three years.
As companies look to adopt AI, one of the constraints that limit them is the cost of developing any solution at scale as well as getting accurate data to ensure the results provided are useful for their internal as well as external stakeholders. RateGain’s ability to provide this at scale in real-time across pricing and travel intent is helping generate interest in its offerings for digital marketing and competitor intelligence.
The company continues to deepen relationships with existing clients and add new logos, helping it grow its new contract wins by 3.1x to INR 593.2 Mn. With the recent investments into expanding its sales teams and presence in key geographies, the company has a healthy pipeline of INR 3,612.8 Mn and is focused to drive value for its customers.
For Q1FY24, the quarter ending June 30, 2023, compared to the same quarter last year the company reported:
Operating Revenue at INR 2,144.8 Mn v/s INR 1,193.0 Mn (+ 79.8% YoY)Total Revenue at INR 2,204.6 Mn v/s INR 1,270.5 Mn (+ 73.5% YoY)EBITDA at INR 377.9 Mn v/s INR 119.3 Mn (+ 216.8% YoY)PAT at INR 249.1 Mn v/s INR 84.2 Mn (+ 195.8 YoY)EBITDA margin at 17.6% v/s 10.0%PAT margin at 11.6% v/s 7.1%The company continues to outperform on key operating metrics when benchmarked against other SaaS companies, the LTV to CAC for Q1FY24 came in at 13.4x and the Revenue per Employee stood at INR 11.8 Mn highlighting healthy productivity. The Annual recurring revenue for RateGain stands at all time high of INR 8,579.1 Mn
Sharing his views on what helped in driving the performance this quarter, Bhanu Chopra, Founder and Chairman, RateGain Travel Technologies, said, “We saw another great quarter with tremendous growth basis addition of new clients and expansion within our key accounts. With people’s attitudes changing towards having more experiences, travel industry at macro level continues to witness robust demand.
RateGain is at the forefront of digitizing this industry and in a great place to capitalize on the tailwinds our industry is witnessing. We are now focusing on our next big goal of doubling revenues in the next three years as we continue to witness robust traction with key clients and add new logos to propel our future growth. We have already started building the organization we need to accelerate RateGain towards that goal and are excited about the future.”
With a key focus on expanding its business further in the Americas region and penetrating further into large enterprises, RateGain also announced the appointment of Peter Strebel, the Ex-Chairman and CEO of Omni Hotels as well as Ex-CEO of Wyndham Hotels with over 30 years of industry experience as the new President of Americas to lead RateGain’s DaaS, Distribution and Martech offerings for the region.
Commenting on the key metrics, Tanmaya Das, Chief Financial Officer, RateGain Travel Technologies, said, “Our focus of driving deeper relationships with enterprises has helped us deliver strong revenue growth with healthy margin expansion in a seasonally soft quarter. With operating leverage playing out and cost optimization measures starting to bear fruit, we continue to build on the path of sustainable growth.
Adara continues to build on its momentum and delivered a strong quarter across growth and margins, underlining the strength of the platform. Our inorganic growth approach continues to be a key pillar of our growth strategy as we focus to build a comprehensive revenue maximization solution to further our goal of doubling revenue in the next three years.”
The company continues to add to its headcount with a global team of 727. RateGain is focused on building a sustainable workplace environment that promotes employee development, inclusivity and diversity. The above combination has enabled the company to reduce its attrition rate to 17.7%. In line with the above, RateGain was recognized by Comparably as the Best Company for Diversity and Career Growth.
About RateGain
RateGain Travel Technologies Limited is a global provider of SaaS solutions for travel and hospitality that works with 2800+ customers and 700+ partners in 100+ countries helping them accelerate revenue generation through acquisition, retention, and wallet share expansion.   
RateGain today is one of the world’s largest processors of electronic transactions, price points, and travel intent data helping revenue management, distribution, and marketing teams across hotels, airlines, meta-search companies, package providers, car rentals, travel management companies, cruises, and ferries drive better outcomes for their business. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in India, today RateGain works with the Top 23 of 30 Hotel Chains, Top 25 of 30 Online Travel Agents and all the top car rentals including 8 Global Fortune 500 companies in unlocking new revenue every day. For more information, please visit https://www.rategain.com  
 
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ZA Tech Rebrands as Peak3, Raises US$35M Series A led by EQT

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SINGAPORE, June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ZA Tech, the next-generation insurance core system SaaS provider, has rebranded as Peak3. With the successful completion of its US$35 million Series A fundraising from EQT (lead investor) and Alpha JWC Ventures, Peak3 now accelerates its expansion in the EMEA region and investments in complementary data and AI solutions.

In a market dominated by fragmented legacy technology, Peak3 has pioneered a cloud-native, modular insurance core and distribution system that combines comprehensive capabilities for life, health, and property and casualty (P&C) insurance. Since its founding in 2018, Peak3 has become a trusted technology partner to global insurers such as AIA, Generali, Prudential, and Zurich for their digital and traditional business. It has also partnered with leading digital platforms such as Carro, Grab, Klook, and PayPay to build and scale their embedded insurance businesses.
Besides the successful fundraising, Peak3 has recently achieved key milestones underpinning the rebranding. These transformative achievements include launching its first multi-country, multi-tenant core modernisation in Europe, rolling out an integrated customer data and big data platform for scaling analytics and AI capabilities, and establishing its first technology centre in Europe. The rebranding coincides with another major milestone: Issuing over a billion insurance policies on Peak3’s systems – including the first policies issued to North American customers and the first ones to be issued in Africa.
“We have evolved from an embedded insurance pioneer in Asia to a global end-to-end technology partner for the insurance industry,” said Bill Song, Peak3 Group CEO and Co-Founder. “Our new name represents three pinnacles: scaling the heights of innovation, surpassing performance limits, and delivering superior reliability – as we help insurers reach the highest summits of their cloud, data, and AI transformation.”
Bill Song also emphasised the growth opportunity: “There is an incredible tech investment backlog in the US$7-trillion global insurance industry. Continued digitalisation and the proliferation of AI will require structural investments by insurers over the next decade to modernise their core systems. We are uniquely positioned to capture this opportunity by providing the tech core foundations and innovation use cases.” 
To accelerate its growth journey, Peak3 completed its Series A fundraising and welcomed two new investors on its cap table: EQT, a major global technology investor with a deep heritage in Europe, and Alpha JWC Ventures, a leading venture firm in Southeast Asia. With the funding, Peak3 will advance its analytics and AI capabilities toward an intelligent core insurance solution, grow its EMEA operations and establish new system integrator partnerships. Peak3 targets double-digit ARR growth this year and is on the path to reach cashflow breakeven over the coming quarters.
“Peak3 has also proven its capability to deliver greenfield digital insurance initiatives and complex multi-country core modernisation projects in APAC and EMEA. As the lead investor, EQT is committed to empowering Peak3 in its go-to-market acceleration by leveraging our global network,” stated Clara Ho, Partner at EQT.
J.P. Morgan acted as exclusive financial advisor to Peak3 for this Series A fundraising.
For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Carling Sia, Global Head of Branding and Marketing, at [email protected].
For more information on Peak3, please visit www.peak3.com. For more information on EQT, please visit www.eqtgroup.com.For more information on Alpha JWC Ventures, please visit www.alphajwc.com.
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Lucinity Recognized as One of the Top 100 AI Fintech Companies Globally

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Lucinity has been featured in the AIFinTech100 list for 2024, marking its recognition as one of the top AI companies in the financial services industry. The AIFinTech100 list, curated by industry experts, highlights the most innovative fintech companies globally. Lucinity was selected from over 2,000 fintech firms for its problem-solving, market potential, innovation, and customer engagement. Earlier this year, Lucinity was also highlighted as a RegTech100 company.

 
 
This recognition comes amid rapid AI adoption in fintech. According to Fintech Global, research predicts the AI market in fintech will grow from $42.83 billion to $44.08 billion by 2024, reaching $50.87 billion by 2029. Banks alone are expected to spend $4.9 billion on AI platforms by 2024, with a 21.8% annual growth rate since 2019.
Lucinity’s inclusion in the AIFinTech100 list reflects its success in developing AI solutions that enhance efficiencies and cost savings for financial crime operations teams. Notably, Luci, the world’s first Generative AI copilot for financial crime investigations, launched in 2023, leverages Microsoft OpenAI technologies to augment human analysts’ capabilities, reducing investigation times from 3 hours to just 30 minutes. 
Lucinity also recently launched Luci as a copilot plugin at Money20/20. Financial institutions are now able to integrate Luci with any web-based enterprise application including CRM systems, Case Manager systems, and Excel, delivering immediate ROI with zero upfront integration. 
Security remains a significant challenge in AI adoption. Lucinity addresses this by partnering with Microsoft Azure develop a secure infrastructure. With a strong emphasis on compliance, Luci offers comprehensive auditability through its detailed Audit Log functionality.
Guðmundur Kristjánsson (GK), CEO of Lucinity, comments, “Being named in the AIFinTech100 showcases our impact amongst banks and fintech through advanced AI. It underscores our platform’s ability to empower compliance teams, deliver ROI, and reduce operational costs.”
Richard Sachar, Director of FinTech Global, added, “AI is revolutionizing financial services, increasing efficiencies and offering personalized products. This year’s AIFinTech100 list includes top innovators transforming the industry with AI applications.”
Lucinity’s inclusion in the AIFinTech100 list for 2024 follows several achievements, including winning the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards for Sustainability and Social Impact and Partner of the Year – Iceland. Lucinity was also included in Chartis Research’s FinCrime and Compliance 50 Ranking for 2024 and was recognized as the best tool for Workflow Automation.
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CRISIL wins Model Validation Tools and Accelerators category award, other recognitions from Chartis

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Recognized among top 50 financial services firms for analytics and risk tech
MUMBAI, India, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — CRISIL, a global provider of advanced analytics and risk management solutions, has won the Solution Category award for Model Validation Tools and Accelerators as part of the latest Chartis STORM 2024 report.

Published by Chartis Research, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology, STORM 2024 is an annual report on quantitative technologies and the computational infrastructure supporting it.
Following an extensive evaluation process, which included a risk technology survey, product demo, customer reference checks, and third-party sources of information, CRISIL won the following recognitions:
Solution category award for Model Validation Tools and AcceleratorsRanked Top 25 (#24) in QuantTech50 2024 rankingsRanked Top 25 (#24) in BuySideRisk50 2024 rankingsRanked Top 50 (#38) in RetailFinanceAnalytics50 2024 rankingsThe recognitions reflect the unparalleled value CRISIL brings to its clients through deep domain expertise, specialized analytical and technical knowledge and our global perspective.
Says Jan Larsen, President and Head, CRISIL Global Research & Risk Solutions, “CRISIL is honored by the recognition across multiple STORM50 award categories this year, including being named first place for Model Validation Tools and Accelerators. This is a great testament to the contributions of our team in giving clients and their regulators confidence in the models they use for making critical decisions.”
The core tenets of CRISIL’s value proposition include expertise across asset classes and risk stripes, analytical excellence and regulatory experience, tailored solutions focused on client delight, continuous improvement and technological innovation. 
Says Ashish Vora, President, CRISIL Market Intelligence and Analytics, “This prestigious recognition underscores the global acceptance of our risk management solutions and highlights our unwavering commitment to excellence in the risk technology space. Our Credit+ technology solutions have been instrumental in offering AI-enabled advanced analytics and driving efficiency, and we are particularly proud of the exceptional client feedback we have received for these solutions. We are constantly exploring new ways to enhance customer value and are investing in cutting-edge technology and domain expertise to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry.”
Notable examples of CRISIL’s platforms that help demonstrate this value proposition include: 
Model Infinity: A leading platform for model inventory management and model risk management. This innovative platform empowers our client to centralize all model activities, eliminates manual processes and operational risk, and provides a full audit trail of approvals for modeling assumptions and updates. Scenario Expansion Manager (SEM): A platform for clients to expand, analyze and track all regulatory and internal scenarios used for stress testing. As a centralized repository of scenarios, SEM allows institutions to eliminate redundant internal work and even provide clients the ability to share internal scenarios with one another. Credit+ ICON: The platform enables credit decision-making through its extensive financial spreading and front-end based credit risk scorecard hosting capabilities. Powered by deep domain expertise, AI-driven analytics and extensive configurability, it serves 40+ global clients across 15 countries.Credit+ Early Warning Signals: The AI-powered solution provides banks with actionable insights to monitor their credit quality, lower loan-loss contingencies and track corrective action plan.About CRISIL Market Intelligence & Analytics
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