NanoVibronix CEO Brian Murphy Appears on Varney & Co. on Fox Business; Comments on Role of PainShield in Fighting Opioid Epidemic

ELMSFORD, NY—(Marketwired – January 19, 2018) – NanoVibronix, Inc., (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company utilizing the Company's proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, today announced that Brian Murphy, CEO of NanoVibronix, appeared as a guest on Varney & Co on Fox Business this morning to discuss the benefits of PainShield and its potential role in helping individuals suffering from chronic pain reduce their dependence on opioids

The segment can be viewed online at–co.html.

Varney & Co. is a daily morning news/talk program hosted by British–American economic and political commentator Stuart Varney on Fox Business on weekdays 9 AM – 12 PM ET. The show includes market coverage, current events coverage, and interviews and commentary with Wall Street experts.

About NanoVibronix

NanoVibronix Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) is a medical device company headquartered in Elmsford, NY with research and development in Nesher, Israel, that is focused on developing medical devices utilizing its proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave technology. The company's technology allows for the creation of low–frequency ultrasound waves that can be utilized for a variety of medical applications, including the disruption of biofilms and bacteria colonization, as well as providing pain relief. The devices can be administered at home, without the assistance of medical professionals. The company's primary products include PainShield, UroShield and WoundShield. Additional information about the company is available at:

Security First International Holdings, Inc. Receives 1 million minutecoin deposit into FirstCryptoBank

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—(Marketwired – January 19, 2018) – Security First International Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: SCFR) a company focused on providing innovative financial payment products and services to consumers globally today received a 1 million minutecoin deposit into FirstCryptoBank.

FirstCryptoBank is a cold storage custodian for cryptocurrency digital assets operated by Security First International Holdings, Inc.

The market value for minutecoin is 0.00500000 bitcoin at the time of writing. See bitcoin to USD converter at

“This represents the first deposit with our newly launched custodian service and shows the viability of the offering,” said Brian Fowler, president of Security First International Holdings, Inc.

The company will release a list of supported coins and approved exchanges in the coming weeks.

About Security First Holdings International Inc. (OTC PINK: SCFR)

Security First International Holdings is a company focused on providing innovative financial payment products and services to consumers globally. We provide new possibilities for the digital commerce market through technology and platforms that will create a meaningful financial impact on all consumers.

Virgin Pulse Acquires Preventure

PROVIDENCE, RI—(Marketwired – January 18, 2018) – Virgin Pulse, the leading global provider of digital employee health, wellbeing and engagement solutions that are changing lives for good®, today announced that it has acquired national corporate wellness provider Preventure, based in Coventry, RI. This move underscores Virgin Pulse's commitment to strategic acquisitions that extend the company's leadership as the world's largest SaaS provider of employee wellbeing solutions.

An expert in fostering healthy habit formation and long–term behavior change, Virgin Pulse is widely recognized for its best–in–class, mobile–first software solutions and unparalleled ability to engage users in improving their health and wellbeing on a daily basis. The company's value–on–investment (VOI) model shows that positive health outcomes at the individual level are driving broader improvements in business performance across its client base, including reduced healthcare costs, decreased absenteeism and higher employee productivity.

“We are thrilled that Preventure is now part of Virgin Pulse,” said David Osborne, CEO of Virgin Pulse. “Not only are we neighbors in Rhode Island, our companies share a similar passion for helping clients recognize how investments in employee health and wellbeing are driving broader workplace benefits. As early pioneers in corporate health promotion and fitness, Preventure brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that we are eager to tap as Virgin Pulse continues to lead the market in innovating digital solutions that help organizations simplify, scale and extend their employee wellbeing programs.”

“Virgin Pulse has been a strong and worthy competitor of Preventure's for several years,” said Mark Correia, CEO of Preventure. “During that time, and especially over the last couple of months, I have gained tremendous respect for their organization and its leadership. Their mission, vision and culture align so closely with ours and they've demonstrated a consistent ability to drive product innovation and sustainable engagement of participants while growing and scaling their company. They have truly become the industry leader and the wellbeing company everyone is chasing. Joining forces ensures that we will have the size, scale and the necessary resources to deliver the very best technology, solutions, user experiences and results to our clients.”

Over the past several years, Virgin Pulse has been aggressively expanding its solution portfolio and growing its footprint in the employee wellbeing software market, having acquired Providence–based ShapeUp and Global Corporate Challenge in Melbourne, Australia, in early 2016. Propelled by positive market momentum, high member usage and engagement, substantial R&D investments, and robust global capabilities, Virgin Pulse recently closed its most successful year in the company's history, posting record bookings growth and nearly perfect client retention in 2017. Today, Virgin Pulse has more than 3,000 clients, including 20 percent of the Global Fortune 500, and serves more than 2 million members across 190 countries in 18 languages.

“We couldn't be happier to join the Virgin Pulse team. This is positive news for Preventure customers who now have access to software solutions that will allow them to further enhance and extend their employee wellbeing initiatives,” said Laura Walmsley, previously the chief client officer of Preventure and recently appointed senior vice president of business development at Virgin Pulse. “Preventure and Virgin Pulse are completely aligned in our focus on making customers and members successful, and share a strong commitment to delivering solutions that help employees and organizations achieve their health and wellbeing goals. We are eager and excited to help our clients expand, accelerate and scale their corporate wellness programs with Virgin Pulse.”

Preventure and IFCN
Since its founding in 1991, Preventure has delivered customized corporate programs and services promoting health, wellness and fitness to more 200 clients and 10 million members across all 50 United States. Its popular IFCN program helps organizations deliver anytime, anywhere fitness to employees by offering reduced fees and trial memberships at more than 13,500 fitness clubs around the world and discounts on home fitness equipment and devices. Through the IFCN program, employees can participate and earn rewards in their corporate wellbeing programs from virtually anywhere. Virgin Pulse plans to modernize and enhance the program and will ultimately integrate it into the Virgin Pulse platform.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse, a leading provider of technology solutions that promote employee and wellbeing and engagement, helps employers create workforces that are happier, healthier and more productive. The company's modern, mobile–first platform delivers personalized user experiences that utilize gamification to engage users in building habits that inspire measurable and sustainable change across individuals and organizations. By helping employees thrive at work and in all aspects of life, Virgin Pulse is helping change lives and businesses around the world for good. More than 3,000 global organizations representing many of the Fortune 500 and Best Places to Work, have selected Virgin Pulse's solutions to engage their workforces and drive their businesses forward. To learn more, visit

Horace Mann to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results on February 6, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, IL—(Marketwired – January 18, 2018) – Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE: HMN) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2017 earnings on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 after the market closes. The earnings press release and investor financial supplement will be available shortly thereafter within the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at Management will host a conference call to discuss the financial results on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

The call will be simulcast over the Internet. Please log on to the call 15 minutes in advance to register for access to the call and download any required audio software. On–demand replay will be available via the Internet or telephone for those unable to listen to the call live.

What:   Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call
When:   February 7, 2018  
    10 a.m. ET  
Access Live:  
    Toll–Free – 877–269–7756 ID Number: 13675190
    Other – 201–689–7817  
Access Replay:   Internet replay will be available through February 7, 2019
    Telephone replay will be available through March 7, 2018
    Toll–Free – 877–660–6853 ID Number: 13672000
    Other – 201–612–7415  

About Horace Mann
Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE: HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America's educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit

Statements included in this news release that are not historical in nature are forward–looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Horace Mann is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or revise any forward–looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please refer to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10–Q for the period ended Sept 30, 2017 and the Company's past and future filings and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information concerning the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward–looking statements. Information contained in this press release includes measures which are based on methodologies other than accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). Reconciliations of non–GAAP measures to the closest GAAP measures are contained in the supplemental numerical pages of this release and additional descriptions of the non–GAAP measures are contained in the Glossary of Selected Terms included as an exhibit to the Company's SEC filings.

Zecotek Increases Non-Brokered Private Placement to $4.9 Million due to Strong Demand

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – January 18, 2018) –


Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ZMS) (FRANKFURT: W1I), a developer of leading–edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced that due to strong demand the Company has increased the non–brokered private placement previously announced on December 29, 2017, to 16,333,333 units of the Company to be sold at a price of $0.30 per unit for gross proceeds of $4,900,000.

Each unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of $0.43 per common share at any time on or before the 24–month anniversary of the closing of the offering.

Net proceeds from the funds raised will be used to complete the transfer of technology for the purpose of immediate commercialization, strengthen and maintain patents of the Company's IP portfolio, and used for purchase order financings and general working capital purposes. Pursuant to the financing, the Company may pay a finder's fee.

All shares and warrants are subject to a four–month hold period.

About Zecotek

Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ZMS) (FRANKFURT: W1I) is a photonics technology company developing high–performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto–stereoscopic displays, 3D metal printing, and lasers for applications in medical, high–tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates three divisions: Imaging Systems, Optronics Systems and 3D Display Systems with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The management team is focused on building shareholder value by commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint ventures with leading industry partners including Hamamatsu Photonics (Japan), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland ), Shanghai EBO Optoelectronics Technology Co. (China), Beijing Opto–Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical Systems (South Korea), the University of Washington (United States), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For more information visit, follow @zecotek on Twitter.

This press release may contain forward–looking statements that are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what may have been stated.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release. If you would like to receive news from Zecotek in the future please visit the corporate website at

Eventbrite Welcomes Brian Irving and Omer Cohen to Executive Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—(Marketwired – January 18, 2018) – Eventbrite, the world's leading ticketing and event technology platform, today announced it has added two prominent new hires to its executive team. Omer Cohen has joined as Chief People Officer and Brian Irving has been appointed as the company's Chief Brand Officer.

“Building a global brand that people love and a global community that amplifies our values is paramount to our mission of bringing the world together through live experiences,” said Julia Hartz, co–founder and CEO of Eventbrite. “Coming off a banner year of growth and momentum, we have a massive opportunity as we look ahead to 2018, but the destination is only a part of our end goal. How we get there — as both an organization and a brand — is critically important and I can't think of two better leaders than Brian and Omer to help us achieve success in this journey.”

Brian Irving, Chief Brand Officer

As Eventbrite's Chief Brand Officer, Irving will be leading a cross–functional effort to codify the company's global brand strategy, storytelling, and positioning in the market. A tech industry veteran, he joins Eventbrite with two decades of experience building and marketing iconic global brands including Apple, Google, and Airbnb. He also previously served as co–CMO and VP of global digital marketing for Levi Strauss & Co.

“What attracted me to Eventbrite is the power of the platform which brings millions of people together for live experiences every year. The stories of these transformative moments are so inspirational and relatable. We all remember that feeling we got when we went to our first concert or were surrounded by people that share our same passions,” said Brian Irving, Chief Brand Officer. “What Julia and the team have created over the past decade is astounding and the opportunity to inspire businesses and entrepreneurs alike is massive. I'm excited to further enhance the company's brand equity as we move into the next ten years of building a lasting company that people both know and love.”

Omer Cohen, Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Cohen is responsible for the growth, development and evolution of Eventbrite's global team of “Britelings,” and award–winning company culture. He brings over 25 years of both operational leadership and organizational development experience to the company along with a proven track record of leading teams through periods of extraordinary growth. Prior to Eventbrite, he held leadership roles at the high–tech firms Lytro and DigitalThink, and also served as President of the Great Place to Work Inc., the HR consulting firm best known for selecting Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in America.

“Working at Eventbrite is the ultimate live experience,” said Omer Cohen, Chief People Officer of Eventbrite. “We have an incredibly unique culture and I'm thrilled to help identify and amplify our collective strengths to build a high–performing organization and make Eventbrite the career destination for talented individuals in all of our global markets.”

About Eventbrite

Eventbrite is the world's leading ticketing and event technology platform. The company, which has processed $10 billion in gross ticket sales since inception, powered millions of events in 180 countries in 2017. The Eventbrite platform enabled event creators to bring a variety of live experiences to life for more than 50 million fans in 2017 — with cost effective, impactful tools, technology, and services. Eventbrite has acquired seven companies, including music ticketing powerhouses, Ticketfly and Ticketscript, to further solidify a fierce commitment to the independent live music industry. Customers include Tribeca Film Festival, Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Wanderlust, in addition to top venues and promoters that include Bowery Ballroom, the Brooklyn Bowl, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and The Troubadour. Eventbrite was founded in 2006 by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz, and Renaud Visage. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at

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