San Mateo-based startup Mousera raised $8.8 million from undisclosed investors, according to a report from MedCity News. The company cryptically states on its website that it's "accelerating medical advancement by bringing 21st century technology into living systems research".
Although the company hasn't released investor names, former Pfizer CEO and Lux Capital Venture Partner Jeff Kindler was listed as a director of the company on the SEC form. Michael Weiksner, the CEO of TV app company EndlessTV, and Jim Greer, founder of an online community for players and game developers , called Kongregate, are also Mousera investors, according to AngelList.
The company's CEO, Timothy L. Robertson was previously the VP of Product Applications at Proteus Digital Health. Proteus offers a medication management and adherence system that includes sensor-enabled pills, a peel-and-stick biometric sensor patch worn on the body, and companion smartphone apps. The patch records when a pill is ingested and also tracks other things like sleep patterns and physical activity levels.
Mousera's CTO, Joe Betts-Lacroix, was the technical founder of OQO, which developed handheld computers.
Three other professionals from the bioscience and pharmaceutical industry list Mousera as their employer on LinkedIn.