It’s been said that we are currently in the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Organizations are adopting new safety and health measures to keep industrial workforces safe as we enter a new era of automation. Connected devices, virtual reality tools, data analytics, machine learning, and mobile applications are all a part of the toolset that’s powering the digital transformation. StrongArm Technologies is a provider of intelligent wearables and software that allows industrial workforces to work more safely, reliably, and efficiently. The company’s wearable platform and data backend provide real-time holistic feedback to reduce injuries, improve incident reporting through tracing, and ensure compliance. The company grew revenue 5X year-over-year and works with partners like Walmart, Toyota, and Albertsons to protect their most important assets – their employees. AlleyWatch caught up with StrongArm Technologies CEO and Cofounder Sean Petterson to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $56.9M, and much, much more…
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.
Industrial companies are constantly seeking new ways to keep their workforces safe and KINETIC has been one of the key solutions. The company’s patented wearable device, Reflex, detects unsafe postures and provides real-time alerts to employees whenever they are engaging in high-risk motions. The company’s dashboard layers software so that managers and safety personnel can have a bird’s eye view into safety and incident data; now address workplace issues with a data-driven approach. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Haytham Elhawary to learn about KINETIC’s technology is keeping workforces globally safe, how warehouses are able to leverage the platform, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Crosslink Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Nationwide Ventures, Prologis Ventures, and Ubiquity Ventures.
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