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Research Shows How Inhaler Data Help Patients Breathe, Cities Plan

In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation committed to fund a first-of-its-kind study of asthma and air quality in Louisville, KY, in part because the organization wanted to see whether patient-generated data could influence public policy. The study, which was also funded by the American Lung Association and several local foundations, involved providing hundreds of […]

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Tax Credits, IVMD, BrightStar, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Whoever came up with the rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” probably wasn’t talking about snow showers. As people in Wisconsin hope for this week’s flurries to give way to a long-awaited thaw, consider taking a few minutes to catch up on recent fundings and other news from the state’s innovation community: —Integrated Vital Medical […]

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PerBlue Says It Plans to Launch ‘Disney Heroes’ Game By End of Year

Disney and PerBlue, a Madison, WI-based mobile games studio, said they plan to launch a new role-playing game later this year that features characters from numerous hit Disney films. According to a news release, the game, “Disney Heroes: Battle Mode,” became available for pre-registration on the Google Play store on Monday. There will be a version […]

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Goods Unite Us Develops App to Shed Light on Money in Politics

Less than two weeks after last November’s presidential election, Penzeys Spices CEO Bill Penzey Jr. wrote a public Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) post excoriating Donald Trump and voters who supported him. “You just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America,” Penzey wrote in the post. Some left-leaning voters […]

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Ionic Unveils New App-Making Tools, Continues Push to Make Money

Ionic has introduced a new set of tools for developing mobile software applications, as the Madison, WI-based startup continues its effort to create revenue streams off of its sizeable user base. The new suite of development tools, known as Ionic Pro, is aimed at helping developers build, test, and distribute apps faster and more easily […]

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Propeller, Express Scripts Partner to Monitor Asthma, COPD Patients

Propeller Health, a startup developing Internet-connected inhalers and complementary software to help people with respiratory disease manage their conditions, announced a new partnership with Express Scripts Thursday aimed at monitoring sensor-captured data to ensure patients are taking their medications as prescribed. Madison, WI-based Propeller’s tools are designed for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

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Android Founder on VR, Voice & the Future of Human-Machine Collaboration

Within 20 years, computer keyboards will be relegated to the technology dustbin, says Android co-founder Rich Miner. Miner helped shape the smartphone era with Android, a mobile operating system startup that Google acquired in 2005. Android software now powers over 2 billion devices. On Tuesday, Miner spoke at a mobile software developer conference in Boston […]

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Montage Raises $8M for Online Video Job-Interviewing Software

A 2016 report by the research firm Gallup found that millennials—people born between 1980 and 1996—are the “most likely generation to switch jobs.” Today’s young professionals’ proclivity for job-hopping is putting a strain on recruiters and human resources departments at large companies, says Kurt Heikkinen, president and CEO of Delafield, WI-based Montage Talent. “You’ve got […]

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Fetch Rewards Raises $9.6M, Adds New App to Let Users Scan Receipts

[Updated 9/7/17 7:57 p.m. See below.] Fetch Rewards, a Madison, WI-based startup whose two mobile apps are aimed at providing discounts and rewards for buying food, beverages, and other items, has raised more than $9.6 million in equity funding. Loeb Enterprises, a New York-based investment group that focuses on the marketing and media industries, led the […]

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With New Funding in Hand, ImageMoverMD Eyes International Markets

[Corrected 9/1/17 6:04 p.m. See below.] A Middleton, WI-based startup that has built a mobile app allowing healthcare providers and patients to securely send images from their smartphones says it’s on the verge of making its first sales outside the U.S. ImageMoverMD’s software lets doctors and other clinicians photograph patients’ wounds, rashes, and other conditions […]

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