June 28, 2018
It is highly likely that the following statement has been erroneously attributed to Albert Einstein, but we can hope he, at least, also had some internal debates on the topic.
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
At SJF Ventures, we’re both impact and venture capital investors, so much of our thinking is dedicated to how technology can dramatically...
May 11, 2018
Peerfit, a digital platform for fitness benefits, announced recently the appointment of Jason Parry as the company’s chief strategy officer. Parry has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, consultant, and executive, and most recently held a role at GuideWell/Florida Blue.
“I’ve worked with companies to develop customer-focused strategies to grow and thrive throughout...
May 7, 2018
Encino, California-based healthcare messaging service mPulse Mobile has raised $11 million in a Series B funding round led by SJF Ventures, mPulse Mobile announced today at HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference. Other participants included previous investors HLM Venture Partners, EchoHealth Ventures, OCA Ventures, and Bonfire Ventures.
Included in the announcement was news that the company is...
January 31, 2018
A new large-scale study shows that interactive, tailored text messages can improve medication adherence by 14 percent.
"The program results far exceed our expectations with 44 percent refill rate in the text message group as compared to 30 percent in the non-text group," Rena Brar Prayaga, the paper’s corresponding author and a behavioral data scientist at mPulse Mobile, said in a statement. "In...
December 8, 2017
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals has deepened its relationship with Science 37, a startup it invested in earlier this year. Otsuka will use Science 37’s mobile clinical trial technology to further digitize its own trials, with an initial focus on psychiatry and behavioral health.
“Otsuka is dedicated to promoting innovation in clinical trials as a means of expanding the diversity of patients enrolled in...
April 27, 2017
While it is impossible to call any one method of patient engagement “tried and true,” texting as a means of getting people to play an active role in their healthcare has been a successful strategy in many cases, ranging from diabetes management to depression.
That’s Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile’s forte, and the company has now attracted the attention of Harvard Medical School...
July 6, 2016
Healthcare-focused mobile communications company mPulse Mobile has released the findings of a three-month study evaluating its interactive, two-way text message program with a Medicare and Medicaid plan in Southern California. The Encino, California-based mPulse teamed up with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and sent text messages tailored to 17,000 newly enrolled IEHP members based on...
May 19, 2016
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Innovation Fund has invested $725,000 in Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile. This brings the company’s total funding to just over $14 million.
mPulse Mobile spun out of secure mobile messaging company mobileStorm about a year ago to focus on the healthcare sector, which was the fastest growing sector for mobileStorm. mPulse’s secure...
January 12, 2016
Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile has raised an additional $8.3 million for its healthcare messaging service, bringing the company’s total funding to around $10 million. HLM Venture Partners led the round, while OCA Ventures, Merrick Ventures, and Jumpstart Ventures, which invested $1.7 million in mPulse Mobile last year, also contributed.
mPulse Mobile spun out of secure mobile messaging...
August 26, 2015
Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile, which offers secure messaging tools to healthcare companies, raised $1.7 million in a round led by OCA Ventures with participation from Jumpstart Ventures and Merrick Ventures. mPulse was created as a healthcare-focused spinoff of secure mobile messaging company mobileStorm at the end of last year.
mPulse has created a secure messaging offering designed for...