Quest Diagnostics Adds Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Through its Patient Service Centers in Collaboration with IRIS

New Capability Enables Individuals Identified as High-Risk by Participating Health Plans to Access Screening through a Quest Diagnostics Site Builds on Quest’s Extended Care Services to Improve Care Quality and Outcomes in Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a collaboration with IRIS (Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems) to deliver diabetic retinal imaging services through designated Quest Diagnostics patient … Continue reading

YPrime Acquires Tryl, a Patient Engagement Solutions Company, Adding More Capabilities to Support Decentralized Clinical Trials

Malvern, PA, February 8, 2022 – YPrime, LLC, a global leader in cloud-based eClinical solutions, announced today the strategic acquisition of Tryl, a software development company with a unique patient engagement solution that brings together beautiful design, dynamic personalization, and applied behavioral science that is designed to boost engagement, reduce dropouts, and deliver outcomes in clinical trials. The acquisition includes the transfer of all staff, development capabilities, and intellectual properties … Continue reading

Tampa music tech company clinches $37M

By:  Jay Cridlin – Tampa Bay Times A business that’s spent more than 15 years growing in and around Tampa’s music scene has raked in $37 million in its latest round of fundraising. Symphonic Distribution, a music distribution and streaming-focused tech firm based in downtown Tampa, closed its Series B round in late 2021, with Philadelphia’s NewSpring Capital leading the way. Tampa’s Ballast Point Ventures, which led the company’s $4 … Continue reading

Exclusive: Tampa’s Ballast Point Ventures closes fourth fund $35 million over target

By:  Lauren Coffey        Tampa Bay Business Journal   Tampa-based investment firm Ballast Point Ventures has closed its latest fund with $190 million in commitments. The firm’s initial goal for its fourth fund was $165 million, which it closed in January 2021. But interest from investors, both old and new alike, continued to climb. Institutional investors, family offices and about 50 entrepreneurs participated in the fourth fund, with … Continue reading

Leading Music Technology Platform and Distributor Symphonic Raises $37M, Led by NewSpring and Ballast Point Ventures

January 4, 2022 – Starting the new year off on a high note, leading independent music distributor and technology platform Symphonic Distribution announces that it has received a $37M Series B investment. Led by NewSpring and Ballast Point Ventures, the new investment comes on the heels of funding announcements by other industry participants, further solidifying investor interest in music technology and distribution. The financial milestone follows a string of exciting … Continue reading

Prepaid Technologies Secures $96 Million Growth Round Led by Edison Partners

Source:  Cision PRWeb Prepaid Technologies, a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of prepaid digital payment solutions, today announced raising $96 million in new growth financing. Edison Partners, the growth equity firm, led the transaction, and StepStone Group (which recently acquired venture capital platform Greenspring Associates) co-led. Stifel Venture Bank, a Division of Stifel Bank, and Top Tier Capital Partners also participated. The company will use the proceeds to accelerate its market expansion and continue to advance its category-leading technology payments … Continue reading

Key Data Raises $5M Series B from Ballast Point Ventures

Ballast Point Ventures announced a $5 million Series B investment in Key Data Dashboard (“Key Data”), which provides benchmark and comparative market performance data for the vacation and short-term rental industries. Key Data’s platform integrates directly with property management systems to collect real-time reservation and booking data from 400,000 properties around the globe. “As a former property manager, I understood firsthand the difficulty of obtaining accurate and real-time pricing data across a varied … Continue reading

Carterra Takes Part in “Dousing the Pandemic’s Flames”

Source:  GEN – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Neutralizing antibodies represent an important class of therapeutics that could provide immediate benefit in the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 or as a passive prophylaxis before vaccination. Passive prophylaxis also could be an alternative to vaccination in populations where vaccines have been found to be less efficacious.1 When AbCellera became a participant in DARPA’s P3 (Pandemic Prevention Platform) program in 2018, the aim was … Continue reading

Why entrepreneurs find Tampa Bay the right place to grow and realize their dreams

Source:  Visit Tampa Bay As with many entrepreneurs, Founder and CEO Jorge Brea’s dreams took root in his childhood home. He started Symphonic Distribution in a spare bedroom of his parents’ house in 2006. Symphonic helps independent artists and record labels get their music on streaming platforms and into the ears of listeners around the world. In addition to being named to the Billboard magazine Indie Power Players list in 2018 and 2019, Brea … Continue reading

PaceMate™ Closes Series A Financing to Accelerate Growth

Source:  BuisinessWire PaceMate™, the leading digital healthcare company in compliant cardiac data management, is pleased to announce a recent $8 million Series A investment led by Ballast Point Ventures. PaceMate™’s fully automated, bidirectional EHR-integrated platform—PaceMate™LIVE—is a comprehensive, cloud-native cardiac data management solution, delivering round-the-clock remote monitoring service, customized alerts and automated billing codes. PaceMate™ will use this investment from Ballast Point to expand market reach for PaceMate™LIVE and enable more … Continue reading

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