Connecticut Innovations

ReferWell Completes Equity Investment Round Led By Connecticut Innovations | 4/22/2020

Healthcare referral management solution focused on improving care transitions. STAMFORD, CONN. (PRWEB) MARCH 25, 2020 ReferWell, a full-service referral management solution focused on solving the last mile in healthcare delivery, today announced the completion of an equity investment led by Connecticut Innovations (CI), with participation from earlier investors, including Health Catalyst Capital (HCC), Meyer Ventures Investments and others. The investment will be used to accelerate ReferWell’s growth and add …

P2 Science Partners with All Our Kin to Supply Childcare Facilities | PRWeb | 4/16/2020

… Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. P2 has developed and patented green chemistry technologies for converting renewable feedstocks into high-value specialty products. Investors in P2 include BASF Venture Capital, Xeraya Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Connecticut Innovations , Ironwood Capital, HG Ventures and Chanel. The company started up its first manufacturing plant in September of 2018 which produces novel renewable aroma chemicals and cosmetics ingredients. For more information, see http://www.p2science.com About …

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Yale University Spin-Out MindNest Health Raises $300K To Develop Tools For Children With Autism | 4/14/2020

… seed financing for MindNest Health. MindNest Health is a digital health start-up developing tools and training for families of a child with autism or other behavioral conditions. The funds provided by NNF and Connecticut Innovations will be released in tranches on the achievement of milestones. Connecticut Innovations is the strategic venture capital arm for the state of Connecticut. And these funds will allow MindNest to advance its digital parent …

NeuroNetworks Fund Leads $300,000 Seed Financing for MindNest Health, a Yale University Spinout | Business Wire | 4/8/2020

… announced a $300,000 seed financing for MindNest Health, a digital health start-up developing tools and training for families of a child with autism or other behavioral conditions. The funds, provided by NNF and Connecticut Innovations , will be released in tranches on achievement of milestones. Connecticut Innovations is the strategic venture capital arm for the state of Connecticut. These funds will allow MindNest to advance its digital parent-training program …

MindNest Health Lands $300K in Seed Funding | 4/8/2020

… announced a $300,000 seed financing for MindNest Health, a digital health start-up developing tools and training for families of a child with autism or other behavioral conditions. The funds, provided by NNF and Connecticut Innovations , will be released in tranches on achievement of milestones. Connecticut Innovations is the strategic venture capital arm for the state of Connecticut. These funds will allow MindNest to advance its digital parent-training program …

Sen. Needleman: COVID-19 March 30, 2020 Update — Update on Bridge Loan Program, CARES ACT Business Impact | 3/31/2020

From our State Senator, Norm Needleman. Update on Bridge Loan Program Applications for the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan program were stopped last week due to extreme demand. In less than two days, the program has received more than 4,000 applications. To help meet that demand, DECD and partner Connecticut Innovations have added new staff to process applications and have doubled funding to $50 million. If they did not stop taking …

Fitscript Offering GlucoseZone, Digital Exercise Treatment for Diabetics, for Free During COVID-19 Emergency | PRWeb | 3/27/2020

… with diabetes to incorporate exercise wherever they are and at whatever stage of their disease, and represents an important step in making affordable, real-time exercise support accessible using digital technology. Fitscript is a Connecticut Innovations portfolio company that provides GlucoseZone to major health plans, providers and payers in the state, including the State of Connecticut’s Health Enhancement Program (HEP), the City of New Haven, Yale New Haven Health System …

ReferWell Receives Equity Investment Led by Connecticut Innovations | 3/25/2020

By FinSMEs ReferWell , a full-service referral management solution focused on solving the last mile in healthcare delivery, received an equity investment of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Connecticut Innovations (CI), with participation from earlier investors including Health Catalyst Capital (HCC), Meyer Ventures Investments and others. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and add infrastructure and team members to support adding payers, providers and …

ReferWell Snares Equity Investment | 3/25/2020

To export ReferWell funding data to PDF and Excel, click here ReferWell, a full-service referral management solution focused on solving the last mile in healthcare delivery, today announced the completion of an equity investment led by Connecticut Innovations (CI), with participation from earlier investors, including Health Catalyst Capital (HCC), Meyer Ventures Investments and others.The investment will be used to accelerate ReferWell’s growth and add infrastructure and team members to …

Tech enabled medical billing company Inbox Health raises $3.5M | MobiHealthNews | 3/23/2020

Healthy Ventures was the lead investor this round, with participation from Collaborative Fund. Commerce Ventures, Connecticut Innovations , I2BF Global Ventures and StartUp Health. March 23, 2020 Share Medical billing startup Inbox Health scored $3.5 million earlier this month. Healthy Ventures was the lead investor this round with participation from Collaborative Fund. Commerce Ventures, Connecticut Innovations , I2BF Global Ventures and StartUp Health. WHAT THEY DO The Connecticut-bases startups pitches its …

Ophthalmics Partnering 2014-2020: Comprehensive Access to Over 440 Ophthalmics Deal Records; Leading Ophthalmics Deals by Value, Most Active Ophthalmics Dealmakers | PR Newswire | 3/16/2020

… Chiesi Farmaceutici Children’s Hospital Los Angeles China Medical System Cipla Medpro Cirle Clarion Medical Technologies Clearside Biomedical Clover Therapeutics CMC Biologics Coherus Biosciences Columbia Technology Ventures Columbia University Community College of Philadelphia Compact Imaging Connecticut Innovations Consort Medical Contamac Cooper-Vemedia Copernicus Therapeutics Corneal Lens Corning Covenant Surgical Partners CRISPR Therapeutics CSPC Pharmaceutical Group CureVac Cyclica and many, many more… For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r …

Inbox Health raises $3.5 Million in new venture funding led by Healthy Ventures alongside Collaborative Fund and Commerce Ventures. | PRWeb | 3/10/2020

… funding will power Inbox Health’s expansion into thousands of new practices, helping deliver modern patient communication and seamless billing experiences to more than one million people. The funding also included participation from existing investors: Connecticut Innovations , I2BF Global Ventures, Startup Health, and others. Inbox Health powers amazing patient billing and payment experiences for billing companies and their practices. The platform analyzes millions of data points across its entire customer base …

Connecticut Innovations interviews Cybrexa CEO | 12/6/2019

Connecticut Innovations sat down with Per Hellsund, president and CEO of Cybrexa Therapeutics , a bioscience startup whose technology targets cancer tumors. Here’s what he had to say. more 470 James Street, Suite 007New Haven, CT 06513 Webinar Library About BioCT BioCT serves as the bioscience cluster of Connecticut, a diverse community of small and large life and healthcare sciences companies, ranging in scope from therapeutics, to healthcare technology, to medical …

Innovative Insect Repellent Company Qualifies for Connecticut Innovations Angel Investor Tax Credit Program | Globe Newswire | 11/4/2019

Ranger Ready Repellents, a Norwalk, CT company, is a premium body-worn tick and insect repellent made with Picaridin 20 percent, the safe and effective alternative to DEET. Ranger Ready Repellents is an early-stage consumer brand dedicated to reducing the alarming increase of vector-borne disease in the U.S. November 04, 2019 16:47 ET Source: Ranger Ready Repellent photo-release Norwalk, CT, Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Ranger Ready …

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… PhD Dr. Hayward brings more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, specifically in venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations . Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of Max Bio Strategy; Venture Partner for Connective Innovations; Partner for Baxalta Ventures; Acting CFO for Axerion Therapeutics; as well as having …

Rallybio Expands Leadership Team and Strengthens Drug Acquisition Capabilities | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 10/31/2019

… PhD Dr. Hayward brings more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, specifically in venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations . Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of Max Bio Strategy; Venture Partner for Connective Innovations; Partner for Baxalta Ventures; Acting CFO for Axerion Therapeutics; as well as having …

South African Insurtech Pineapple Emerges Winner At Global Challenge, Walks Away With USD 1.5 Mn | 10/30/2019

… Africa has won USD 1.5 Mn after emerging first in a US startup competition. The competition dubbed VentureClash is a USD 5 Mn global venture challenge for early-stage startups and is managed by Connecticut Innovations . It brings together tech-enabled startups from the sectors healthtech, insurtech, fintech and Internet of Things (IoT) to compete for investment, mentorship, introduction to customers among other things. The startup scooped the top position …

Pineapple, SA’s peer-to-peer insurance provider wins $1.5m from VentureClash Global Venture Challenge | 10/28/2019

Pineapple , a South Africa–based peer-to-peer insurance provider, has won the top investment of $1.5 million at VentureClash Global Challenge, organized by Connecticut Innovations (CI) . Pineapple is the only startup from Africa that participated in the 2019 VentureClash competition, the $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, fintech, insurtech and industry 4.0. Pineapple allows individuals to insure their possessions simply by snapping a …

Azitra brings in Series A to advance microbiome skin therapies | MedCity News | 10/23/2019

The Connecticut company is developing microbiome therapeutics to treat skin conditions like eczema, rashes caused by cancer treatment and Netherton, a chronic, orphan disease. Post a comment / Oct 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM Shares 0 Connecticut-based microbiome therapy company Azitra recently announced a $14 million haul in Series A funding. The round was led by KdT Ventures and previous investor Bios Partners, along with Godfrey Capital and Connecticut Innovations

Connecticut Innovations Announces Winners of $5 Million Global Venture Challenge | PRWeb | 10/21/2019

… provider, wins top investment of $1.5 million at VentureClash. Each year, the number of impressive and promising innovative young companies participating in VentureClash grows, and this year’s competition was no exception. ROCKY HILL, Conn. Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s venture capital arm and leading source of financing and ongoing support for the state’s innovative, growing companies, today announced the winners of the 2019 VentureClash competition, the $5 million global investment challenge …

TryCycle Data Systems Secures $150K Investment from Connecticut Innovations | PRWeb | 10/17/2019

TryCycle Data Systems Secures $150K Investment from Connecticut Innovations Share Article Funding from state venture capital arm will allow company to scale business and create jobs in Connecticut OTTAWA, Ontario TryCycle Data Systems , developer of clinician-focused software systems to address the growing epidemic of substance use, addiction and mental health, today announced that the company has secured a $150,000 pre-seed investment from Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s strategic …

Upward Labs Showcases The Future Of Homes, Spaces and Cities at First Demo Day | PRWeb | 10/11/2019

… smart buildings and aged care, is hosting an interactive demonstration of its inaugural cohort’s technologies on October 22nd, 2019. The announcement was made by Shana Schlossberg, CEO, Upward, in collaboration with Matt McCooe, CEO, Connecticut Innovations (CI) and Mayor Luke Bronin. Upward Labs Demo Day: The Experience invites the public to participate in a live exhibition of the first cohort’s tech solutions in action, allowing attendees to experience a tech …

Hartford insurtechs selected as finalists for 2019 VentureClash | Hartford Business Journal | 9/19/2019

… Cooper Marnus van Heerden, a South Africa native and co-founder of insurance app Pineapple, stands in Nassau Re’s incubator space in downtown Hartford’s Boat Building. By Joe Cooper The state’s venture capital arm, Connecticut Innovations (CI), on Wednesday named two Hartford startups and eight others as finalists for its fourth annual VentureClash pitch competition. Finalists for the $5 million venture challenge hail from the U.S., Canada, Israel and South …

Connecticut Innovations Announces Finalists for 2019 Global Venture Challenge | PRWeb | 9/18/2019

… early-stage companies. The challenge identifies high-potential companies in digital health, fintech, insurtech and industry 4.0 that will receive investments from a $5 million investment award pool. Learn more at http://www.ventureclash.com . About Connecticut Innovations Inc. Connecticut Innovations (CI) is Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and is the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies. CI provides venture capital and strategic guidance for early-stage …

Rallybio Broadens Team Capabilities with Addition of Douglas Sheridan, PhD | Business Wire | 9/12/2019

… Rally bio announced in April 2018 that it had secured $37.0 million in a Series A funding led by 5AM Ventures, Canaan Partners, and New Leaf Venture Partners, with additional public-sector participation from Connecticut Innovations . The Company is based in Farmington, CT, at the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program. For more information, please visit www.rallybio.com . View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190912005109/en/ CONTACT: Tara …

Digital Health

Women Of Distinction: Meet 30 remarkable leaders making a difference in our community - Hartford Courant | 11/21/2019

… community. [Related] Ladami Designs: Farmington designer handcrafts boisterously sparkling statement jewelry » Berger-Sweeney has a background as a neuroscientist, and several nominations singled out her leadership in making Trinity a founding partner in Digital Health CT, the city’s new medical technology accelerator program, designed to rapidly scale health care-focused tech startups and attract new talent and technology to the city. Berger-Sweeney says she did proof-of-concept work …

Mental Health

Women Of Distinction: Meet 30 remarkable leaders making a difference in our community - Hartford Courant | 11/21/2019

… University. And for years, she says, she has been on the board of Health Inc. in Waterbury, “which offers residential and walk-in programs for probation or parole clients who have substance and mental health issues.” The women’s group at her church also recently organized a panel discussion on domestic violence awareness. Karen M. Jarmoc Karen M. Jarmoc, president and CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Karen M …

Biotech

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions October 31, 2019 By Iris Dorbian Farmington, Connecticut-based Rallybio LLC , a biotech firm, has added Dr. Amanda Hayward and Lisa Sinclair to its team. Hayward will … recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of Max Bio Strategy; Venture Partner for Connective Innovations; Partner for …

Clinical Operations

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of … at Pfizer in portfolio and project management, therapeutic area management, clinical operations and sales. Ms. Sinclair received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. “We are very pleased to welcome …

Patient Engagement

TryCycle Data Systems Secures $150K Investment from Connecticut Innovations | PRWeb | 10/17/2019

TryCycle Data Systems Secures $150K Investment from Connecticut Innovations Share Article Funding from state venture capital arm will allow company to scale business and create jobs in Connecticut OTTAWA, Ontario TryCycle Data Systems , developer of … adopted by clinics and treatment centers across the state, increasing patient engagement, supporting long-term recovery outcomes and saving lives. “Connecticut’s proximity to major cities like Boston and New York, along with the ability to …

EDIS

Balance Point Capital Announces its Investment in Budderfly, Inc. | PR Newswire | 7/1/2019

… Edison Partners, Budderfly’s founder and CEO Al Subbloie , the State of Connecticut through the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Innovations, and senior management, brings total capital raised to $77 million . Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Shelton CT , Budderfly brings an innovative approach to the emerging Energy Efficiency as a Service market with advanced software, patented energy Internet of Things (IoT) measurement and control devices, and numerous facility …

CRISPR

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

… Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated insights in the rapidly moving field of cancer immunotherapy. Its single-cell polyfunctional strength product uniquely predicted responses of CAR engineered T cell therapy patients in blood cancers, pre-therapy, for the first time. IsoPlexis’ customers also released multiple data sets defining the quality of patient response of CAR-T, TCR-T, CRISPR edited T-cells, and more. Additionally …

CAR-T

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

… Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated insights in the rapidly moving field of cancer immunotherapy. Its single-cell polyfunctional strength product uniquely predicted responses of CAR engineered T cell therapy patients in blood cancers, pre-therapy, for the first time. IsoPlexis’ customers also released multiple data sets defining the quality of patient response of CAR-T, TCR-T, CRISPR edited T-cells, and more. Additionally …

Clinical Data

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

… put artificial intelligence in the toolboxes of all of its researchers and clinicians. Led by the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science, the initiative will focus on providing researchers and clinicians with access to … by new investor Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration …

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

… integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at … The startup’s technology is certified by the ONC and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The $9.6 million in funding will be used to fuel Diameter’s growth with more development, cloud delivery and commercial resources …

Clinical Data Integration

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

NCQA

Diameter Health Announces $9.6 Million in Series A-1 Funding Round | Business Wire | 4/9/2019

Connecticut Innovations , Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health . Diameter Health has developed a leading-edge technology that cleanses multisource clinical data with the focus toward actionable insight for health care organizations. The technology is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC). The new funding will support Diameter Health’s continued growth with additional development, cloud delivery and commercial …

Pfizer

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of … in her career, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer in portfolio and project management, therapeutic area management, clinical operations and sales. Ms. Sinclair received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the …

Rallybio Expands Leadership Team and Strengthens Drug Acquisition Capabilities | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 10/31/2019

… venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of … in her career, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer in portfolio and project management, therapeutic area management, clinical operations and sales. Ms. Sinclair received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the …

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of … President of R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Project Management for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, as well as Vice President of Global R&D Portfolio and Performance for AstraZeneca. Earlier in her career, she held roles of increasing …

Rallybio Expands Leadership Team and Strengthens Drug Acquisition Capabilities | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 10/31/2019

… venture capital, portfolio management, business development, and licensing transactions. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of … President of R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Project Management for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, as well as Vice President of Global R&D Portfolio and Performance for AstraZeneca. Earlier in her career, she held roles of increasing …

Optum

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes clinical data from electronic health records for clinical and analytics applications. The technology is used by organizations that work with multisource data streams such as health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, health systems …

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

Excelera

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes clinical data from electronic health records for clinical and analytics applications. The technology is used by organizations that work with multisource data streams such as health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, health systems and health plans. The new funding will …

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

Diameter Health

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Diameter Health lands $9.6M funding round Health IT company Diameter Health, a provider of clinical data integration solutions, has raised $9.6 million in a series A-1 funding round led by new investor Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes …

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

Canaan Partners

These 10 ‘voice-first’ startups are building apps for smart speakers, cars and watches that will completely change how we use computers | Business Insider | 12/7/2019

… are driving.” Founded: 2018 by Niko Vuori, Justin Cooper, and Cory Johnson. Funding: $15 million from Makers Fund, Alexa Fund, Canaan Partners, Sinai Ventures, Fuel Capital, and Access Ventures, among others. WinterLight Labs is working … and Sara Smolley. Funding: $9.75 million from Microsoft, Alexa Fund, Connecticut Innovations, VentureClash, M12, and Cahn Capital, among others. Novel Effect wants to make reading interactive for the entire family. Novel Effect cofounders Matt and …

New Leaf Venture Partners

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… commercial planning including diagnostic and patient access approaches to support the portfolio. Rallybio’s backers include 5AM Ventures, Canaan Partners and New Leaf Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE FARMINGTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rallybio LLC, a development-stage … recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of Max Bio Strategy; Venture Partner for Connective Innovations; Partner for …

5AM Ventures

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… be focused on new product commercial planning including diagnostic and patient access approaches to support the portfolio. Rallybio’s backers include 5AM Ventures, Canaan Partners and New Leaf Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE FARMINGTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE … recently, she served as Managing Director of Venture Investments for Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of Max Bio Strategy; Venture Partner for Connective Innovations; Partner for …

Baxalta Ventures

VC-backed Rallybio expands team with two new additions | PE Hub | 10/31/2019

… Connecticut Innovations. Previously, Dr. Hayward was Head of Business Development for Velocity Pharmaceuticals; President of Max Bio Strategy; Venture Partner for Connective Innovations; Partner for Baxalta Ventures; Acting CFO for Axerion Therapeutics; as well as having held positions of increasing responsibility for Scheer & Co., Inc., where she played a significant role in founding and growing multiple companies. She has significant board experience, and serves as Chairman of Hoba Therapeutics. Dr …

Edison Partners

Balance Point Capital Announces its Investment in Budderfly, Inc. | PR Newswire | 7/1/2019

Edison Partners, Budderfly’s founder and CEO Al Subbloie , the State of Connecticut through the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Innovations, and senior management, brings total capital raised to $77 million . Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Shelton CT , Budderfly brings an innovative approach to the emerging Energy Efficiency as a Service market with advanced software, patented energy Internet of Things (IoT) measurement and control devices, and numerous facility …

Spring Mountain Capital

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

BRANFORD, Conn. , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – IsoPlexis, a company focused on advancing single-cell biomarkers to address critical challenges in oncology & beyond, today announced that it had raised $25 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Northpond Ventures and included new strategic investment along with current investors Spring Mountain Capital, Ironwood Capital, North Sound Capital, and Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated …

Ironwood Capital

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

BRANFORD, Conn. , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – IsoPlexis, a company focused on advancing single-cell biomarkers to address critical challenges in oncology & beyond, today announced that it had raised $25 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Northpond Ventures and included new strategic investment along with current investors Spring Mountain Capital, Ironwood Capital, North Sound Capital, and Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated …

Northpond Ventures

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

BRANFORD, Conn. , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – IsoPlexis, a company focused on advancing single-cell biomarkers to address critical challenges in oncology & beyond, today announced that it had raised $25 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Northpond Ventures and included new strategic investment along with current investors Spring Mountain Capital, Ironwood Capital, North Sound Capital, and Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated …

North Sound Capital

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

BRANFORD, Conn. , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – IsoPlexis, a company focused on advancing single-cell biomarkers to address critical challenges in oncology & beyond, today announced that it had raised $25 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Northpond Ventures and included new strategic investment along with current investors Spring Mountain Capital, Ironwood Capital, North Sound Capital, and Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated …

Excelerate Health Ventures

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes clinical data from electronic health records for clinical and analytics applications. The technology is used by organizations that work with multisource data streams such as health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, health systems and health plans. The new funding will …

Optum Ventures

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes clinical data from electronic health records for clinical and analytics applications. The technology is used by organizations that work with multisource data streams such as health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, health systems …

Activate Venture Partners

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

Elm Street Ventures

VentureClash Announces Winners of $5 Million Global Investment Challenge | PR Newswire | 10/24/2017

… Challenge English Share this article The Netherlands’ FRISS takes home top investment award ROCKY HILL, Conn. , Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing … judges included investors and subject-matter experts from 1843 Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Greycroft Partners, The Hartford and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). In addition to the company pitches, the VentureClash program also included a …

Greycroft Partners

VentureClash Announces Winners of $5 Million Global Investment Challenge | PR Newswire | 10/24/2017

… Challenge English Share this article The Netherlands’ FRISS takes home top investment award ROCKY HILL, Conn. , Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing … and subject-matter experts from 1843 Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Greycroft Partners, The Hartford and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). In addition to the company pitches, the VentureClash program also included a keynote address from …

Greycroft

VentureClash Announces Winners of $5 Million Global Investment Challenge | PR Newswire | 10/24/2017

… Challenge English Share this article The Netherlands’ FRISS takes home top investment award ROCKY HILL, Conn. , Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing … and subject-matter experts from 1843 Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Greycroft Partners, The Hartford and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). In addition to the company pitches, the VentureClash program also included a keynote address from …

UConn Health

Women Of Distinction: Meet 30 remarkable leaders making a difference in our community - Hartford Courant | 11/21/2019

… Penders, Bridget Quinn-Carey, Regina Rush-Kittle, Filomena Soyster, Amanda Stanton, Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and Kristen Zarfos. Advertisement Biree Andemariam Dr. Biree Andemariam, founding director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute at UConn Health and chief medical officer of the national Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. (Michael McAndrews/Hartford Magazine) When Dr. Biree Andemariam, a hematologist, began at UConn Health in 2007, she found a “pain crisis” of …

Shoreline Biome Secures $1M in Equity | PRWeb | 2/13/2018

Farmington-based startup, Shoreline Biome , today announced they have secured $1.1M in equity funding from Connecticut Innovations and independent investors. With this funding, the biotech firm plans to continue development of their novel kits, protocols, and software used to identify and quantify the bacteria in the human microbiome. The company is located at the UConn Technology Incubation Program on the UConn Health campus in Farmington collaborates closely with faculty from …

HCA

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Google Cloud executive moves over to Microsoft Healthcare Greg Moore, M.D., has joined Microsoft as corporate vice president to lead the company’s health technology and alliances. Moore was a senior healthcare leader at Google Cloud … by new investor Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration …

Diameter Health Announces $9.6 Million in Series A-1 Funding Round | Business Wire | 4/9/2019

Connecticut Innovations , Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health . Diameter Health has developed a leading-edge technology that cleanses multisource clinical data with the focus toward actionable insight for health care organizations. The technology is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC). The new funding will support Diameter Health’s continued growth with additional development, cloud delivery and commercial …

Aetna

Women Of Distinction: Meet 30 remarkable leaders making a difference in our community - Hartford Courant | 11/21/2019

… volunteered.” Fast forward to now: Lazarus is the chief compliance and risk officer at Landmark Partners. She previously worked at Prudential Financial, at Cigna Retirement and Investment Services and in various roles at Aetna Financial Services. She credits “Mother Aetna” for her educational advancement — “they paid for much of my MBA” — as well as for the many opportunities for leadership development, including being encouraged to volunteer. Today she’s on the …

Dream Payments Hires Insurance Industry Executive Erin Hatzikostas as Strategic Advisor | PRWeb | 4/23/2019

… veteran, Erin most recently served as President and CEO of PayFlex, a large healthcare financial company and a subsidiary of Aetna. She is now the Founder and CEO of b Authentic inc , a career and … million global venture challenge for early-stage companies run by Connecticut Innovations. Dream Payments is currently one of 10 startups participating in the Hartford InsurTech Hub’s 2019 accelerator program, which culminates with Amplify, the accelerator’s …

Matt McCooe

Pineapple, SA’s peer-to-peer insurance provider wins $1.5m from VentureClash Global Venture Challenge | 10/28/2019

… based peer-to-peer insurance provider, has won the top investment of $1.5 million at VentureClash Global Challenge, organized by Connecticut Innovations (CI) . Pineapple is the only startup from Africa that participated in the 2019 … VentureClash grows, and this year’s competition was no exception,” said Matt McCooe, CEO of CI. “We congratulate the winning companies, which, by engaging in the VentureClash process, have come to learn about the resources and …

Upward Labs Showcases The Future Of Homes, Spaces and Cities at First Demo Day | PRWeb | 10/11/2019

… Matt McCooe, CEO, Connecticut Innovations (CI) and Mayor Luke Bronin. Upward Labs Demo Day: The Experience invites the public to participate in a live exhibition of the first cohort’s tech solutions in action, allowing attendees to experience a tech-enabled urban hub in which to live, work, and play. “We are excited to shine a spotlight on our startups and the important role they play in the future of homes …

Al Subbloie

Balance Point Capital Announces its Investment in Budderfly, Inc. | PR Newswire | 7/1/2019

Al Subbloie , the State of Connecticut through the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Innovations, and senior management, brings total capital raised to $77 million . Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Shelton CT , Budderfly brings an innovative approach to the emerging Energy Efficiency as a Service market with advanced software, patented energy Internet of Things (IoT) measurement and control devices, and numerous facility components and upgrades, including LED lighting …

Budderfly Secures $55 Million in Funding to Fuel Rapid Expansion of Successful Energy Efficiency as a Service Offering | The Business Journals | 6/25/2019

New investment led by Balance Point Capital brings total Budderfly funding to $77 million with investments from Edison Partners, Connecticut Innovations and company founder Press Release - updated: Jun 25, 2019 08:00 EDT SHELTON, Conn., June … the past 24 months by Edison Partners, founder and CEO Al Subbloie, Budderfly senior management, the State of Connecticut through the Department of Economic & Community Development, and others, will be used to scale customer project …

Jay Walker

Jay S. Walker, Founder of Priceline, One of the Most Influential Business Leaders in the Digital Age to Deliver Keynote at VentureClash Finals | PRWeb | 5/16/2019

Jay Walker to the VentureClash stage in October. ROCKY HILL, Conn. (PRWEB) May 16, 2019 Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that Jay S. Walker, Founder of Priceline.com and one of America’s best known entrepreneurs, will be the keynote speaker at the VentureClash finals event, to be held on Thursday, October 17 …

Jay S. Walker, Founder of Priceline, One of the Most Influential Business Leaders in the Digital Age to Deliver Keynote at VentureClash Finals | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/16/2019

ROCKY HILL, Conn. , May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that Jay S … and industry 4.0. “We are thrilled and honored to welcome Jay Walker to the VentureClash stage in October,” said Matt McCooe , CEO of Connecticut Innovations. “Jay’s enormously successful career as an entrepreneur, inventor and business …

Sean Mackay

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

… Northpond Ventures and included new strategic investment along with current investors Spring Mountain Capital, Ironwood Capital, North Sound Capital, and Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated insights in the rapidly … product offerings and leadership in the single-cell field,” said Sean Mackay , CEO and co-founder of IsoPlexis. “The more unique and revealing data our customers gather on our systems, the closer we get to …

IsoPlexis Completes $25 Million Series C Financing | PR Newswire | 5/14/2019

… Northpond Ventures and included new strategic investment along with current investors Spring Mountain Capital, Ironwood Capital, North Sound Capital, and Connecticut Innovations. In 2018 IsoPlexis’ novel single-cell immune biomarkers accelerated insights in the rapidly … product offerings and leadership in the single-cell field,” said Sean Mackay , CEO and co-founder of IsoPlexis. “The more unique and revealing data our customers gather on our systems, the closer we get to …

Eric Rosow

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

… integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at … make this influx a useful and valuable asset,” Diameter CEO Eric Rosow said in a statement. “Our partnership with Optum Ventures will accelerate our ability to meet the industry demand for technology that makes clinical …

Diameter Health Announces $9.6 Million in Series A-1 Funding Round | Business Wire | 4/9/2019

… new investor Optum Ventures , the independent venture fund of Optum. Optum Ventures joins existing Diameter Health investors Activate Venture Partners , Connecticut Innovations , Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health . Diameter Health has developed a leading-edge … to make this influx a useful and valuable asset,” said Eric Rosow, CEO of Diameter Health. “Our partnership with Optum Ventures will accelerate our ability to meet the industry demand for technology that makes clinical …

Tim Armstrong

VentureClash Announces Finalists for 2017 Global Venture Challenge | PR Newswire | 10/10/2017

Nine companies from around the globe compete for $5 million in investments ROCKY HILL, Conn. , Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies … the Yale School of Management on Friday, October 20, 2017 . Tim Armstrong , CEO of Oath, will be the keynote speaker at the event. This year’s VentureClash finalists are: Bought By Many – A U.K.-based interactive …

VentureClash Announces Finalists For 2017 Global Venture Challenge - TheStreet | 10/10/2017

Nine companies from around the globe compete for $5 million in investments ROCKY HILL, Conn. , Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies … the Yale School of Management on Friday, October 20, 2017 . Tim Armstrong , CEO of Oath, will be the keynote speaker at the event. This year’s VentureClash finalists are: Bought By Many - A U.K.-based interactive …