October 5, 2018
Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, California-based startup offering an incentive-based health platform, is receiving a $5 million preferred equity investment from an unnamed source, according to a recent announcement from US Capital Global, which is acting as the deal’s exclusive financial advisor.
Charles Towle, managing partner at US Capital Global, said that the healthcare rewards company sought the...
July 11, 2018
Newport Beach, California-based startup Carepoynt, an incentive based health and wellness platform, has just closed a $2 million seed funding round.
“Our success in building upon the base of local and national Carepoynt Community of members, partners, providers, payers, and employers so far this year, coupled with the completion of our seed round of funding, sets the stage for us to accelerate...
January 13, 2017
Health Savings Account provider HSA Health Plan has partnered with Boston-based Wellable, an employer wellness company, to offer an incentive program to its members.
Wellable’s digital, customizable wellness platform is built around wearable devices and mobile apps, and through the partnership, HSA Health Plan members will be offered a Garmin vivoki. If they take at least 8,000 steps per day on...
December 7, 2016
San Francisco-based digital health coaching startup Vida Health has raised $18 million in Series B funding in a round led by Canvas Ventures. Nokia Growth Partners and existing investor Aspect Ventures also contributed to the round, which brings the company’s total funding to a little under $28 million.
Vida, which offers health and wellness coaching to both the direct-to-consumer and enterprise...
October 31, 2016
Wellness provider eMindful, which offers online mindfulness training programs to employers and individuals, has raised $6.85 million in Series B funding in a round led by LFE Capital. New investors Fairground Capital and New Ground Ventures also participated, with funding from existing investors Bridge Builders Collaborative and One Earth Capital. The total included $4 million in new cash and $1....
October 17, 2016
Toronto-based Newtopia, a personalized health and wellness company, has raised $10 million in Series A funding to expand its offering of health management and coaching plans based on genetic testing and behavioral science. A syndicate of both US and Canadian investors took part in the round, as well as Bloom Burton & Co., which specializes in the health sector through its affiliate Bloom...
March 8, 2016
A Fitbit survey of 200 CEOs that run companies with between 1,000 and 10,000 employees found that 88 percent of respondents already offer employees some kind of wellness program.
When asked whether a social event or a wellness program would more effectively reduce stress in their workforce, 80 percent of CEOs said a wellness program and just 20 percent said an event.
The survey also found that...
February 24, 2016
Framingham, Massachusetts-based employee wellness and engagement company Virgin Pulse has acquired two employee wellness companies: Providence, Rhode Island-based ShapeUp and Australia-based Global Corporate Challenge (GCC).
Just last year, in May, Virgin Pulse, announced a big funding round, $92 million led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners with participation from parent company,...
May 21, 2015
Employee wellness curation platform Jiff raised $23.3 million in a round led by Rosemark Capital with participation from GE Ventures. Jiff has raised at least $49.1 million to date.
Existing Jiff investors include Aberdare Ventures and Aeris Capital. The company raised its most recent round in September 2014.
As part of the announcement, Jiff also released a new employee wellness tool, called...
April 6, 2015
Existing UnitedHealthCare tool
At the HxRefactored event in Boston last week, UnitedHealth Group Vice President of Innovation and R&D Kunjorn Chambundabongse discussed the strategy behind the payor's internal incubation group and revealed one of the group's newest projects, a vending machine that will sync up with employee wellness plans.
Chambundabongse said that, according to IDC, one...