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.
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.
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.
The pandemic has shifted our behavior increasingly online and notary service is no different. Transactions need to get done and signatures need to get verified by notaries. The typical notary experience is not so practical while under lockdown but thanks to Notarize, the process can be handled completely online. CEO Pat Kinsel walks us through the explosive growth the company is seeing – especially in the real estate space, the company’s plan in the near-term, and latest round of funding that was led by Camber Creek and Polaris Partners.
Thomas Falk, serial entrepreneur and investor at Revel Partners, shares some insight on how private market investors (both PE and VC) can weather a potential downturn with advice on investment opportunities, strategies, and lessons from previous recessions.
Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of May nationally, where over $8.8B was invested into US startups. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) […]