Entries by rmackey@ocaventures.com

How BayCare and Clearstep launched a COVID-19 screener in 9 days

On March 26, 2020 — less than two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and one week after California became the first state in the U.S. to tell residents to stay home — MATTER startup member Clearstep and MATTER partner BayCare launched an online COVID-19 symptom screener. The digital health startup and the […]

The 25 small and midsize companies with the best CEOs in 2020, according to employees

Career site Comparably just released its annual list of the best CEOs at small and midsize companies. The list is based on anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period. Jason Purcell, the CEO of e-commerce software company Salsify, ranked at the top of the small and midsize companies list. View the full lists from Comparably here. Visit Business Insider’s […]

Iris Automation raises $13 million for visual drone object avoidance tech

It’s only a matter of time now before drones become a key component of everyday logistics infrastructure, but there are still significant barriers between where we are today and that future — particularly when it comes to regulation. Iris Automation is developing computer vision products that can help simplify the regulatory challenges involved in setting […]

Facebook Watch Sets Interactive AI Reality Series ‘Rival Peak’ With After-Show Hosted by Wil Wheaton

Facebook Watch is set to launch the first-ever interactive AI reality series, titled “Rival Peak,” on Dec. 2. Hailing from dj2 Entertainment, Pipeworks Studios, and Genvid Technologies, the series places twelve AI contestants in the Pacific Northwest where they must survive elimination and solve the mystery that brought them together. Viewers can observe, help, or hinder […]

How Ubiq Security uses APIs to simplify data protection

As cyberthreats continue to multiply, startups with tools to protect data are in high demand. But companies are now facing the growing complexity of managing security across their various data sources. San Diego-based Ubiq Security believes APIs could play a key role in simplifying this task. The company hopes to encourage more developers and enterprises to build […]

The Top 20 Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2021 Based On Crunchbase

Cybersecurity, privacy and security startups have raised $10.7 billion so far this year, five times more than was raised throughout 2010 ($1.7 billion), according to a Crunchbase Pro query today. 22,156 startups who either compete in or rely on cybersecurity, security and privacy technologies and solutions as a core part of their business models today, […]

Balto raises $10 million to analyze call center conversations with AI

Balto, which is developing a conversational AI platform for call centers, today announced the close of a $10 million round. A spokesperson said the capital will enable Balto to triple the size of its go-to-market team while bolstering product development. With customer representatives increasingly required to work from home in Manila, the U.S., and elsewhere, companies […]

Health iPASS Featured In New Healthcare Payments Industry Research

Exciting news! Health iPASS features prominently in a recent report produced by Financial Technology Partners in conjunction with QED Investors entitled, “Healthcare Payments: Consumerization and Digitization Create a Massive FinTech Opportunity.” This in-depth report provides a well-researched and complete picture of the healthcare financial landscape, outlines challenges, and presents emerging technologies that address these challenges. Highlights […]