August 25, 2016

August News From The Portfolio

Our portfolio companies span a wide range of technology sectors and are constantly in the news for funding announcements, awards, product innovations, and thought leadership.

Here are some of the top news stories from our Portfolio Companies this month: 


Kinvey and Redox want to help healthcare vendors innovate 

The U.S. Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) demands that healthcare providers track patient outcomes – but compliance, cost of delivering apps, and integrating into their legacy health systems are all holding them back.

In an effort to help solve this dilemma, Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) vendor Kinvey announced that it has partnered with Redox, who has existing integrations into electronic health record (EHR) systems. The idea here is that developers can more easily build mobile solutions that are, from the get-go, integrated into EHR solutions.


Versa Networks Named a 2016 Tech Culture Award Recipient by TMCnet

Networking and security startup Versa Networks announced that TMCnet has named it a recipient of a 2016 Tech Culture Award, giving it an "A" ranking. The TMCnet Tech Culture Award was created to celebrate the best places to work in technology.


The Cheat Code: 9 ways to get ahead in the workplace from Silicon Valley exec Brian Wong

Brian Wong has been on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list three times, and his mobile rewards network Kiip is a Silicon Valley success with more than $15 million of venture capital investment. All that and he’s just 24. He’s written a book called The Cheat Code, sharing his tips for getting noticed at work. This article shares some of the secrets of his success.


Urban Airship Reach pushes Android and Apple Pay to the next level

A new study details that mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay are on the rise, but consumers want more — and it’s coming. Urban Airship says that in the last three months, 67 percent of millennials have used a mobile wallet, and 51 percent of users over the age of 35 are also fans. But it’s not payment solutions we’re taking advantage of. Instead, Urban Airship says we prefer loyalty cards and coupons when using our phones or wearables. Urban Airship is also rebranding its mobile wallet service as Reach to make it easier for companies to distribute “diverse, large-scale wallet engagement campaigns.”


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Tags: Kinvey , Kiip , Urban Airship