Entries by rmackey@ocaventures.com

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 […]

Tammi Jantzen of Astarte Medical: “Why you shouldn’t surround yourself with people who look and think exactly as you do”

You shouldn’t surround yourself with people who look and think exactly as you do. You need differing opinions and points of view to truly expand your thinking. Building a diverse team has always been important to us, however, it was never about achieving a prescribed diversity quota. Every hire we make is based on the […]

MPulse Mobile Announces Closing Of Series C Funding Of More Than $16 Million, Led By Optum Ventures

New investment will support mPulse Mobile’s engagement and outcomes strategy through Conversational Artificial Intelligence mPulse Mobile, a leader in Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for the healthcare industry, announced more than $16 million in funding. The round was led by Optum Ventures and includes existing investors HLM Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, SJF Ventures, Echo Health Ventures and […]

Chicago’s 100 Best Places To Work in 2020

Looking over this year’s Best Places to Work winners, it’s hard not to get nostalgic for the office, pre-COVID. Talk of tricked-out breakrooms, birthday celebrations, impromptu happy hours and rooftop decks has us pining for the days of interacting in real life with co-workers. Today, most of us are still working from home, unsure when […]

Fortune 40 Under 40 Healthcare: Suelin Chen

Suelin Chen believes that embracing your own mortality can be a force for good. She’s the CEO of Cake, a web-based service that helps users plan for their end-of-life goals and wishes. The 39-year-old says the pandemic has produced feelings of uncertainty and fear—but that addressing death head-on can be empowering and life-affirming. The executive […]

SpiderOak Mission Systems Adds Recognized Industry Leaders to Federal Advisory Board

New board to guide SpiderOak in setting new standard for secure communications and collaboration in federal marketplace NEWS PROVIDED BY SpiderOak Inc.  Jul 29, 2020, 13:59 ET WASHINGTON, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SpiderOak Mission Systems, providers of cryptographically-secure communication and collaboration products, announced today the formation of the company’s Federal Advisory Board.  Composed of thought leaders from civilian, […]

mPulse Mobile Announces Closing of Series C Funding of more than $16 Million, Led by Optum Ventures

PR Newswire August 11, 2020 New investment will support mPulse Mobile’s engagement and outcomes strategy through Conversational Artificial Intelligence LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — mPulse Mobile, a leader in Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced more than $16 million in funding. The round was led by Optum Ventures and includes existing investors HLM […]

QL Gaming Group acquires TennisInsight to power BetQL tennis

By Chris Murphy -August 11, 2020 QL Gaming Group (QLGG), a direct-to-consumer sports data and igaming affiliate platform, has announced the acquisition of TennisInsight, the world’s largest online tennis community. This latest partnership will expand the capabilities of BetQL, QLGG’s sports betting analytics platform for casual bettors, to include both men’s and women’s professional tennis. TennisInsight specializes in crowd sourcing […]