amSTATZ closes $1.35 million for bringing tech to fitness professionals

June, 2014
Source: BuiltInChicago

amSTATZ closes $1.35 million for bringing tech to fitness professionals

amSTATZ, the online platform for fitness professionals, announced a $1.35M round today so it can expand its technology via partnerships with universities and also the American Council on Exercise. The capital, which was provided by Launch Capital, LionBird and Indiana Innovation Fund, will also help to enhance the UX on the web platform that is […]

NVTC Names Kit Check the Hottest Startup in the Washington, DC Region

June, 2014
Source: Digital Journal

NVTC Names Kit Check the Hottest Startup in the Washington, DC Region

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Tuesday named Kit Check as the Washington, DC region’s Hottest Startup. Since 2010, NVTC has presented its “Hot Ticket” awards to area startups in categories ranging from “Hottest VC Deal” and “Hottest Exit” to “Hottest Startup.” NVTC President Bobbie Kilberg presented the award to Kit Check Co-founders Kevin MacDonald and Tim […]

Fundbox gets $17.5M to give small businesses money when they need it

April, 2014
Source: VentureBeat

Fundbox gets $17.5M to give small businesses money when they need it

Small businesses could be patient and wait for their customers to pay for services. But waiting isn’t necessary anymore. A startup called Fundbox is coming out of stealth today and revealing its ability to pay small and medium-sized businesses for their invoices within a day. It’s also announcing a $17.5 million round of funding.

Tyto Care raises $4M for consumer-facing, diagnostic physical exam device

March, 2014
Source: MobiHealthNews

Tyto Care raises $4M for consumer-facing, diagnostic physical exam device

Israeli digital health device maker Tyto Care raised $4 million in a round led by OrbiMed Israel Partners with additional funding from LionBird.

Indian retailers to get an online wholesaler, courtesy ShopClues

March, 2014
Source: India Times

Indian retailers to get an online wholesaler, courtesy ShopClues

BANGALORE: India’s first exclusive online wholesaler opens shop this week, becoming the only one to allow retailers to buy products in bulk at wholesale prices. The wholesale site will be a part of shopclues.com, a retailer which is adapting to fierce competition in the Indian ecommerce industry.

Ovuline says its algorithms have led to 50,000 pregnancies

February, 2014
Source: GigaOm

Ovuline says its algorithms have led to 50,000 pregnancies

Machine learning algorithms can do a lot of things if they have enough data — recommend products, identify fraud and even help women get pregnant. Fertility startup Ovuline says its 60 million data points from users have helped 50,000 of them get pregnant.

Final Closing of LionBird I Fund

February, 2014
Source: LionBird

Final Closing of LionBird I Fund

We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion fundraising for LionBird I. The fund will enable LionBird to continue to invest in and support promising startups utilizing online tools to meaningfully improve traditional offline processes in healthcare, commerce and the business enterprise. From this new $20 million fund, LionBird will partner with 20-25 startups, making […]

Kit Check Automates 10 millionth Item Check on 850,000 Medications Tagged with RFID

January, 2014
Source: Kit Check

Kit Check Automates 10 millionth Item Check on 850,000 Medications Tagged with RFID

Kit Check™ (http://kitcheck.com), the leading provider of automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced that its customers through December 2013 have tagged and tracked over 850,000 medications with RFID and its cloud-based software solution. The solution has eliminated 10 million item checks that were previously done manually. This has saved Kit Check users over […]

Fertility pro Ovuline expands to pregnancy tracking, promise better health and peace of mind through big data

November, 2013
Source: Pando

Fertility pro Ovuline expands to pregnancy tracking, promise better health and peace of mind through big data

Thankfully, despite the prevalence of photo-sharing and “box of the month” startups, there are many bold entrepreneurs turning to technology to address really ambitious life problems. Ovuline co-founder and CEO Paris Wallace and his team have been doing exactly this for nearly two years, harnessing the power of big data and machine learning to help women get pregnant […]