Investment

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Player’s Health- the new standard of health and safety in sports

By Justin Krug / July 17, 2019

Player’s Health, provider of an injury management platform for young athletes, raised $2 million in funding last week in order to generate revenue. An athlete’s health, especially at a young age, has become a priority to coaches and parents in recent times. With their free software, Player’s Health Rehab allows the user to manage injuries…

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ConnexPay – transforming payment acceptance and issuance for travel companies and e-commerce providers

By Justin Krug / July 16, 2019

ConnexPay, a Minneapolis-based company, raised $7 million in Series A funding last month. The funding was led by BIP Capital, an Atlanta based venture capital and private equity investment firm. This marks BIP Capital’s 50th investment, with others including ChartSpan Medical Technologies and OncoLens. In the simplest terms, ConnexPay is solving cash flow, credit, and…

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Rural Iowa-based Point of Choice receives funding

By Aidan Chapman / July 12, 2019

Point of Choice (POC), a startup out of Fairfield, Iowa received $1.75 million in private placement funding in June. The company works to facilitate the business-to-institution relationship between K-12 school districts and vendors. The investors in the  deal are undisclosed. POC’s platform provides a streamlined transaction solution for school districts through a 5-step process. First,…

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SwineTech raises capital, innovates in the pork industry

By Justin Krug / July 9, 2019

SwineTech, a developer of Artificial Intelligence and sensor-based technologies intended to reduce the number of piglet deaths, secured $4.63 million in funding last month. The funding’s purpose was to help the four-year old Cedar Rapids-based company generate revenue. SwineTech is responsible for developing technology which helps farmers reduce the number of pigs that die as…

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Plastomics: addressing food insecurity with better crops

By Razia Aziz-Seible / July 8, 2019

Ag biotech startup, Plastomics, based out of St. Louis, Missouri raised $2.03 million in funding on May 8 to further develop its novel genetic engineering platform. The funding was provided by Missouri-based venture development organization BioGenerator. BioGenerator is an evergreen investor that had previously provided seed funding for Plastomics in 2017. Jeff Staub, PhD., co-founder…

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Chicago-based Kalderos secures financing

By Razia Aziz-Seible / June 28, 2019

Chicago-based health tech startup, Kalderos, announced last month that it had raised $7 million in new financing to promote market adoption of its first-to-market platform that introduces transparency to the prescription drug pricing process and monitors whether discount programs are being properly implemented.

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OnLume raises funds for system that makes fluorescence image-guided surgery possible under bright lights

By Razia Aziz-Seible / June 25, 2019

Medical device company OnLume obtained $749,000 in its first round of venture funding on May 17, 2019 from an undisclosed source to further develop its platform. This spinoff company from the University of Wisconsin–Madison was previously financed via a $300K Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at…

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