January 19, 2016
Seattle, Washington-based EveryMove has shifted its business strategy and announced a new product that helps health plans with member engagement and behavior change, called Tandem. The company also announced its first customer for Tandem, Premera Blue Cross.
“Gone are the days of one size fits all member engagement. Consumers expect to receive relevant offers from businesses and their health plan...
May 21, 2014
There are now more than 100,000 apps on the iOS and Android app stores, according to a new report by research firm Research2Guidance, double the market size of two and a half years ago. They project the mobile health app market will have produced $26 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, up from $2.4 billion so far.
Research2Guidance also found that the average app publisher has seven apps and...
October 2, 2013
Fitness tracker maker Garmin has launched a closed API for its products, which it is offering exclusively to corporate wellness companies on a case-by-case basis. The company has already been quietly partnering with EveryMove, Redbrick Health, and Humana's Vitality via the API.
"About a year ago, we started to get approached by companies like EveryMove asking for an API for use of Garmin devices...
September 24, 2013
Sprint and Techstars have launched a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City, the hometown region of Sprint, that will mentor 10 startups, according to a press release.
Applications are open until December 6th, finalists will be notified in January, and the actual program is expected to start March 2014. The program will last three months and companies can receive up to $120,000 in funding, $20,...
September 18, 2013
Fitness equipment maker Precor launched a new developer portal for its open API, allowing interested parties -- including fitness clubs, mobile app developers, and payers -- to freely access and use data from Preva, Precor's cloud-based engagement platform. Workout data from Precor machines is the bulk of the Preva data, but it also includes lifetime metrics, goal types, goal progress, and...
August 12, 2013
Wellness tracking platform MyFitnessPal raised $18 million in the first round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Accel Partners also participated. Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr and Accel Partners' Andrew Braccia also joined MyFitnessPal's board.
MyFitnessPal will use the funding to grow its team and expand to more countries. Already, the fitness system is available in some...
June 19, 2013
PokitDok, a California-based healthcare price transparency service, has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding, according to SEC documents. The company previously raised $1.3 million in seed funding in June 2012, and another $200,000 in December, bringing their total funding after this raise to $3 million.
Seattle entrepreneur and angel investor Jonathan Sposato mentioned in a recent...
May 26, 2013
Marcelo Calbucci is the Co-founder & CTO of EveryMove and a former development manager at Microsoft
Here is a bold statement: No other device, with the exception of the smartphone, will do more for the evolution of health technology than the Kinect 2.0 on the new Xbox One.
In case you are not a gamer or didn’t follow the news, the new Kinect comes packed with lots of high-end gear like a high...
April 5, 2013
Seattle-based EveryMove, a startup that uses rewards to incentivize health and fitness behaviors, announced an additional $3.5 million in funding and an Android version of its mobile app, which launched for iOS in October.
The funding comes from existing investors BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. With their previous $2.6...
March 20, 2013
Two companies made announcements this week that would tie together the increasingly popular world of fitness apps with the increasingly high-tech workout machines found in gyms across the country -- fitness startup MyFitnessPal and fitness equipment maker Precor.
MyFitnessPal, an online diet and fitness managing tool which can also be accessed via mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and...