Forget about wearing your Apple Watch to track your health. Levels is the biowearable that provides real-time feedback on how your diet and activities directly impact your health. Through continuous glucose monitoring, which has traditionally been reserved for those with diabetes, the company is on a mission to address the rising rates of metabolic dysfunction in the US by monitoring the effects of your food choices. Levels currently has a waitlist of 44,000 people. AlleyWatch caught up with founders Casey Means MD Josh Clemente, Sam Corcos, David Flinner and Andrew Conner to discuss the importance of metabolic health, the company’s plans to expand the team across engineering, operations, and marketing, and recent funding round from investors that include A16z, Marc Randolph, Dick Costolo, Michael Arrington, and Matt Dellavedova.
“Investors don’t like hardware, and rowing can be perceived as a niche interest. We had to respond to concerns like ‘what if Peloton copies your content,’ and manage the difficulty of effectively demo-ing our product given that it’s a large piece of hardware and COVID-19 made transporting the rowers a bigger challenge.” Learn more about how Tom Aulet of Ergatta, a connected fitness startup that offers elegantly designed in-home rowing machines with a gamification element, was able to successfully raise $5M for the company during the pandemic from investors that include Greycroft and Techstars.
Lululemon, the Vancouver-based athleisure company, has agreed to acquire NYC-based Mirror, the connect fitness system for $500M in an all-cash transaction.
This edge computing solution maximizes underutilized capacity bringing in new revenue for server operators while also delivering a better internet experience. Find out how Mutable does it…
1 in 3 senior citizens suffers from a fall each year according to the CDC but software companies like Somatix have built life-saving wearable technology that passively monitors a patient’s wellbeing, allowing healthcare providers to intervene before serious accidents happen. Somatix’s offers its signature SafeBeing™ software solution to elderly care facilities and rehab centers on […]
Two constants have guided my professional life: venture capital and real estate. Every year, I eagerly await to see which portfolio will produce greater returns. Today, in the words of the great (fictional) New Yorker George Louis Costanza, “Worlds are colliding!” Enertiv, a New York Angels investment, keeps growing with an impressive client list of property managers and […]
AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and founder Brynn Putnam to learn more about MIRROR’s latest funding, partnerships, and future growth plans to revolutionize in-home fitness workouts and beyond. Who were your investors and how much did you raise? MIRROR has secured $34 million in Series B-1 financing led by Point72 Ventures. Other participants in the round include lululemon […]
littleBits Electronics, the open-source library and maker of electronic modules and kits to foster STEM learning, has been acquired by Boulder-based Sphero. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “When I studied engineering, it was top-down, test-based,” said Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits. “I hated it and wanted to quit every semester. Then I […]
86% of the American population does not meditate. Many of these people suffer from the very conditions that meditation can relieve – namely stress. WAVE is a lifestyle brand that remedies this disconnect through its music-driven, hardware-enabled meditation platform targeted toward millenials. At the heart of the company’s offering are a $199 connected memory foam […]
Losing touch with the outside world during calamitous events like natural disasters is still a serious concern even in this age of what seems to be constant connectivity. goTenna addresses this problem with its decentralized communication infrastructure network that is virtually indestructible and designed for the times where communication may most be needed. Founded in 2012, […]
The shock ripped through the industry, on almost every social media platform techies were bemoaning the loss of Anki. As a former robo-toy maker, I read the epitaph months earlier in the title of Lara Sorokanich’s Medium post, “Anki’s AI Robot Is a Delightful (and Expensive) Desk Toy.” When asked this week to comment, I could […]