(CNN)Could this slimy, brightly colored orange goo be a real-life version of the “Flubber” from the 1997 film starring Robin Williams? Not quite… But while it may look like it’s made for children, in reality it is revolutionizing the way soldiers are protected, and could radically reduce the number of head trauma injuries in football.
Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, and Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Hawaii’s leading health plan, today announced that they have significantly expanded their partnership and HMSA has made a separate strategic investment in Sharecare.1 With Sharecare as its digital health partner, HMSA is empowering its members and everyone in Hawaii to live happier, healthier, more productive lives, while the state becomes an integrated model for others to follow.
InTouch Health, the leading specialty telehealth enterprise provider, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation. This alignment will extend the InTouch specialist telehealth services already in use by Dignity Health’s acute care settings into its post-acute and ambulatory facilities.
Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, is partnering with Unacast, the world’s largest network of proximity data and the creators of the Real World Graph™, to provide brands greater understanding of who consumers are and how they behave both on- and offline along the path to purchase. These insights will improve attribution and empower brands to successfully target consumers with the most accurate and detailed location data available on the market.
Venture and growth investor Beringea UK has invested $4.6 million in Whistle Sports, a digital entertainment media company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and London. The investment is part of Whistle Sports’ recently-concluded Series C round, with Beringea joining leading names in sports broadcasting and digital media in a round worth $27.5 million in total. Other investors in the round include TEGNA Inc., NBC Sports Ventures, Sky, and Emil Capital.
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (October 26, 2016)— Beringea, a private equity firm providing growth capital to market-leading businesses, and Intel Capital co-led a $15.2 million funding round for portfolio company InContext Solutions, a global leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for retailers and manufacturers. The capital will help the company accelerate sales and marketing efforts and expand its geographic footprint, and also improve its VR product portfolio, including further development of solutions for head-mounted devices.
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (August 25, 2016)— Beringea, a private equity firm providing growth capital to market-leading businesses, announces a $4.2 million follow-on investment in All In One Medical, the market-leader in creating textiles for healthcare settings which actively destroy deadly and harmful pathogens. The funding for the British medical manufacturing business comes from Beringea’s UK and U.S. offices and will be used to support All In One Medical’s international growth plans, notably its expansion into the U.S. marketplace with a manufacturing plant in Michigan. Other plans include growth into the UK and Europe and Australia. All In One Medical will also be developing its product range, as it discovers numerous new applications for its patent-protected biotechnology. Beringea U.S. first invested in All in One Medical in 2015.
Ranir, a Grand Rapids-based manufacturer of oral care products, has acquired the Rembrandt teeth-whitening brand from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. The deal includes all intellectual property and rights to the Rembrandt brand. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Through our strong retail partnerships, we are already helping provide access to affordable oral self-care with store brand products that offer an exceptional value,” says Rich Sorota president and CEO of Ranir. “The Rembrandt brand platform will complement that portfolio.”
Rembrandt’s product offerings include a two-hour whitening kit, stain dissolving strips, fresh mint toothpaste, intense toothpaste, and whitening mouthwash. Read more.
Sharecare Inc, a U.S. health and wellness online platform co-founded by TV personality Dr. Oz, has agreed to acquire the healthy living business of peer Healthways Inc (HWAY.O), the companies said on Wednesday.
The sale offers a way for Healthways to refocus its efforts and investments away from its unprofitable population health division toward its growing targeted health programs business, which includes the Silver Sneakers Fitness brand, one of the country’s largest exercise programs for seniors. Read more.