May 21, 2018
This morning, the employee wellness and health engagement platforms Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health announced that they are merging under the Virgin Pulse name. The merger comes after Marlin Equity Partners' acquisition of RedBrick Health last week and Virgin Pulse today, both for an undisclosed sum.
“We are thrilled to join with RedBrick to set a new vision and standard for employee health,...
January 18, 2017
Employee wellbeing and engagement programs are becoming more of a top priority for employers, although just how to integrate them into a work culture isn’t always clear, according to a recent survey from wellness and engagement company Virgin Pulse.
Among a pool of 600 human resources and benefits leaders, the survey found 78 percent of respondents believe wellbeing is a key component of their...
November 1, 2016
Fitbit has partnered with Virgin Pulse, a mobile-first employee wellness and engagement company, to offer Fitbit trackers at a lower cost and develop personalized wellbeing programs around Fitbit’s Group Health offerings. The collaboration will reach some 2,200 Virgin Pulse employer customers worldwide, and will work to address the challenge of implementing and managing corporate wellness...
September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
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,...
September 3, 2015
Global human resources company Mercer has launched an employee wellness platform, called Health Pathfinder by Mercer, which is powered by Jiff.
“While there has been an explosion of health and well-being solutions in the past five years, employers are left wondering how to manage it all,” Mercer Total Health Management Solutions Leader Cheryl Mealey said in a statement. “By teaming up with Jiff,...
May 27, 2015
One of the longest-running employee wellness platform companies, Virgin Pulse, announced its first outside investment, $92 million led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investor, Virgin Group. Virgin Pulse rebranded from Virgin HealthMiles in late 2013 and announced a new, broader focus on employee engagement, not just health.
A few weeks ago Virgin...
January 7, 2014
Virgin Pulse, the corporate wellness and engagement company formerly known as Virgin HealthMiles, launched its own proprietary activity tracker called the Virgin Pulse Max at CES in Las Vegas.
"We call it Max, and Max is a companion," Virgin Pulse CEO Chris Boyce told MobiHealthNews. "We want people to think about this as a little companion they have in their life that helps them lead a better...
October 2, 2013
Virgin HealthMiles, the Virgin Group company that was one of the early entrants into the digital employee health and wellness, is rebranding as Virgin Pulse, a change that CEO Chris Boyce says will reflect the company's focus on not just health, but employee engagement. MobiHealthNews first reported on the planned name change about a month ago.
"So what I've learned over the years, any time that...