January 18, 2017
Digital behavioral health company SilverCloud, which makes an online platform of mental health and wellbeing programs for health systems and healthcare organizations, has raised $8.1 million in a round led by B Capital Group, the venture capital firm founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. ACT Ventures, Investec Ventures and AIB Seed Capital fund also contributed.
The SilverCloud platform...
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 7, 2015
Some 8 percent of employees used a telemedicine offering in their employee wellness program, according to a survey of 5,000 people employed by nongovernment organizations with 1,000 or more employees.
Towers Watson Health and Group Benefits Senior Health Management Consultant Shelly Wolff, who presented this data at the National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital in Boston this...
October 6, 2015
Kembre Roberts, Manager-People, Southwest Airlines
Employers should be less concerned about their return on investment when they consider launching an employee wellness program, according to Bank of America Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits Jim Huffman, who spoke at an event in Boston this week. Huffman and Kembre Roberts, Manager for People at Southwest Airlines, who both selected ...
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...
July 15, 2014
Just over 71 percent of obese or overweight employees using employee wellness program HeiaHeia have improved health and fitness since starting the program, according to a survey of 2,039 users that Finland-based H2 Wellbeing, the company behind HeiaHeia, conducted.
Around 49 percent of users in the survey were overweight and all respondents were based in Finland.
HeiaHeia, which is derived from a...
April 16, 2014
Finland-based H2 Wellbeing, maker of employee wellness platform HeiaHeia, raised just over $2 million (1.5 million euros) in a round led by Finland’s Wallstreet Financial Services. Additional backers included unnamed angels and a Finnish funding agency called Tekes.
Until now, H2 has run on its own revenues, which the company started generating just two months into its launch, and government...
February 11, 2014
Employee health and wellness platform Keas announced new customers this morning including Target, Wix, Safeway and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings.
Existing Keas customers include Pfizer, Salesforce, Reed Elsevier, The Cheesecake Factory, and BAE Systems.
Target is offering the Keas platform to all employees, not just those who are eligible for the company's healthcare benefits. Target...