In the midst of the pandemic, the election, and the resurgence of significant social justice movements, people operations professionals are needing to navigate a far more complex environment lately.
It took one rotation in the ER of a major Boston hospital for this former med student to realize that a disproportionate number of people who came to the ER based on flawed, online self-diagnosis while patients who needed to be in the hospital often stayed at home. Recognizing this troubling dynamic, Andrew Le took a sabbatical from med school to launch Buoy Health, an AI-powered digital assistant that helps patients accurately self-diagnose and access appropriate care. The company has helped over 9 million people understand their symptoms and seek relevant care options whether it’s telemedicine, primary care, behavioral health resources, etc. Boston TechWatch caught up with Cofounder and CEO Andrew Le, MD to learn more about the company, its future plans, the impressive traction during the pandemic, and recent round of funding from investors that include Cigna Ventures, Humana, Optum Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co, and Trustbridge Partners.
The next step in the financial evolution has welcomed the applications of immersive Augmented and virtual realities. AR and VR can transform traditional banking and financial services into staggering, visual experiences by developing a personalized, face-to-face virtual environment.
My market cap target for bitcoin is $2 Trillion, or $100,000 per bitcoin ever to be mined. This target is predicated on bitcoin growing its market share of store of value from 2% today to 17% by 2024 (assuming gold holds its current market cap of $12.5 trillion).
PayByCar has built a new, contactless method to pay for gas that does not require handling cash, cards, or tapping any apps. PayByCar’s partnership with the E-ZPass Group (24 tolling agencies across 18 states) allows vehicles to use their existing E-Zpass transponders and smartphones to serve as a form of identification at gas stations. Boston TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Kevin Condon to learn more about PayByCar and the opportunities to expand beyond gas payments to drive-thru food, curbside pick-up, commercial parking, and the rest of the in-vehicle economy.
Neuroscience has always been a focus area for Social Starts and Joyance Partners and should continue to be due to the large and clear unmet need. Stress, anxiety, mental illness, and their associated impacts are at all-time highs. People seem desperate for solutions. Science points toward many potential new approaches. We also recognize that there […]
Roughly 2/3 of all cybersecurity breaches are caused by third-party integrations. Yet, we continue to integrate these third-party solutions into technology stacks, hoping for the best. NormShield is a continuous security risk monitoring platform that quantifies the financial impact of a security breach. CEO Paul Paget walks us through the continuous cybersecurity risk monitoring market, the company’s future plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Moore Strategic Ventures, Glasswing Ventures, and Data Point Capital.
Sitting at the intersection of investing and banking is Finch, a new checking platform that automatically invests your checking balance to earn returns on your funds. Account-holders can withdraw their funds at any time including the invested portion. Boston TechWatch caught up with Founder Neel Ganu to learn more about the genesis of the company’s future plans, imminent launch in the App Store, and recent round of funding from investors that include Mendoza Ventures, Barclays, Techstars Investors, and Draper Frontier.
Education is part of health and happiness as a means of intellectual and financial empowerment and as a vector for delight. Happiness can be enhanced by the acquisition of new skills. Where education was once the province only of formal institutions and largely as part of long-term pedagogical programs, today education is becoming a pure consumer product. It is available by the course, by the class, or by the experience, whenever and wherever desired. Professional grade skills, and the certifications that come with them, can be obtained in the precise measures required by the market, and often at no immediate cost to the student.
The effects of the pandemic have accelerated digital transformation across industries and verticals and this led to an explosive shift to the cloud. Devo Technology delivers centralized cloud log management solutions powered by machine data to facilitate this shift. Designed for security and IT teams in mind, organizations can now handle the influx of data with robust analytics, workflow streams, and with insights for cross-functional teams from a single, unified platform. Boston TechWatch caught up with Chief Marketing Officer Dimitri Vlachos to learn more about Devo Technology and its latest funding round from investors that include Georgian, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Insight Partners.