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April 23, 2015

Smashburger is smashing its way across the pond

Smashburger is smashing its way across the pond. This is Smashburger’s initial entry into the United Kingdom, with 35 restaurants expected to open. The launch of Smashburger in the United Kingdom will expand the brand footprint to eight countries.
April 20, 2015

Kapost named Cool Vendor

Kapost, the Marketing Content Engine for the world’s top marketers, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” based on the March 19, 2015 report titled, “Cool Vendors in Content Marketing, 2015” by Jake Sorofman and Kristen Newbold-Knipp at Gartner, Inc. The first-ever content marketing Gartner Cool Vendor report evaluates interesting and innovative vendors that enable brands to reduce time and streamline processes for creating content that draws audiences.
March 31, 2015

SynCardia receives FDA approval

SynCardia Systems, Inc. has received FDA approval to conduct an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study on the effective use of its smaller 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. “This study will allow smaller patients who can’t fit the 70cc Total Artificial Heart to benefit from SynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart technology,” says Michael P. Garippa, President and CEO of SynCardia Systems, Inc. “Together, both device sizes are intended to make Total Artificial Hearts available to most women and men as well as many adolescents.”
January 6, 2015


HZO, Inc. showcases unmatched electronics protection at CES by displaying several fully submerged 40” flat screen TV’s. This highlights the company’s unique ability to apply its liquid protection solution to complicated devices of all sizes. HZO was also recently awarded a patent on its application process, and filed an important patent surrounding its approach to ensure that charging ports are not a source of failure in device protection.
January 23, 2014

Smashburger named a Top 10 ”Promising Company” by Forbes

Smashburger (www.smashburger.com) has been ranked number six on Forbes third annual America’s Most Promising Companies list. Smashburger previously ranked number one on the inaugural list but did not apply for the list last year. Smashburger currently has 256 locations worldwide, up from 200 a year ago. Iron Gate Capital first invested in Smashburger in January 2010 when the company had just 35 stores in operation.
January 7, 2014

SynCardia Systems Sets Record for Heart Implants in 2013

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced it set a record of 161 TAH implants in 2013, up from 125 in 2012 and 81 hearts in 2011. More than 1,250 TAHs have been implanted worldwide, accounting for more than 335 patient years on the device. Iron Gate Capital first invested in Syncardia Systems in February 2011. . SEE FULL PRESS RELEASE »