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software for and provides consulting services to larger Milwaukee-area companies like Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) and Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK). Asif Bakar, who started the company in 1998 after studying at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, told the newspaper that Xorbix develops Web-based apps, as well as ones that run on mobile devices. The startup reportedly plans to debut an app called “Way Home” that will help facilitate the transport of vehicles belonging to people who have consumed alcohol to excess.
—EnsoData, a Madison-based startup whose software uses machine learning algorithms to help clinicians score sleep data and diagnose patients with sleep apnea and other disorders, raised $550,000 from investors. Madison-based HealthX Ventures led the seed round, with some individual investors also participating. EnsoData co-founder Chris Fernandez said his company is aiming to receive 510(k) marketing clearance from the FDA by the end of the year.
—Kyle Weatherly launched Vilet Street Capital, a new fund aimed at getting angel investors to provide financing to startups outside of the technology sector, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported. Weatherly previously served as president of Solaris, which makes compression garments for therapeutic use and in 2014 was acquired by Lohmann & Rauscher, a European medical devices supplier.