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A provider of a blood pressure monitor and heart health app scored $70M in new funding

A provider of a blood pressure monitor and heart health app scored $70M in new funding

A Menlo Park startup has raised $70 million as it pushes to get employers to help their workers improve their heart health.

Hello Heart Inc. offers a portable blood pressure monitor and a smartphone app that people can use to track their blood pressure, pulse, medications, weight and activity. The app notifies caregivers when patients' readings get high and encourages them to reach out to their physicians and healthcare professionals.

Silicon Valley Business Journal

May 2, 2022

GoFundMe gets Classy (literally) with acquisition of nonprofit giving platform

GoFundMe gets Classy (literally) with acquisition of nonprofit giving platform

GoFundMe announced today that it will acquire Classy, a nonprofit fundraising software company. This is an all equity deal, though the company did not disclose the financials. Since its 2010 seed round, Classy has raised $183.5 million in venture capital, which most recently included a $118 million Series D in April 2021, led by Norwest Venture Partners.

TechCrunch

January 13, 2022

Paro named 2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Paro named 2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Built In is the best place to learn about the industry. Paro was name by Built In as One of the Top 100 Best Midsize Companies to Work in Chicago

Built In

January 10, 2022

Workspot Ranked Number 99 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Workspot Ranked Number 99 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Workspot’s chief executive officer, Amitabh Sinha, credits the company’s impressive growth to the increased flexibility required by companies to support today’s hybrid workforce and the quality of the Workspot platform.

Deloitte

November 30, 2021

Eastern Standard Provisions’ Gourmet Liège Belgian Waffle Gift Box Selected as One of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021

Eastern Standard Provisions’ Gourmet Liège Belgian Waffle Gift Box Selected as One of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021

The Oprah’s Favorite Things annual list is a must-have holiday shopping guide that features the most decadent desserts, ingenious gadgets, and finest finds in home, fashion, and beauty. The Gourmet Liège Belgian Waffle Gift Box is included in Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021 holiday gift list, featured in the Winter issue of O Quarterly and on OprahDaily.com.

Oprah Daily

November 23, 2021