COVID-19 is exacerbating the loneliness and isolation and this is even more true among seniors. Uniper Care is the startup that helps older adults age in place, while simultaneously reducing feelings of social isolation through technology. Uniper Care’s multi-modular platform transforms any TV or mobile device into a social assistant that enables older adults to video chat with family and friends, access remote health care, participate in interactive programs, browse photo albums, connect with peer-led groups, and meet new people. CEO and Cofounder Rami Kirshblum shares more insight about how his cofounder’s experience with his aging mother led to the founding of Uniper, how the company is growing rapidly and alleviating loneliness for seniors during the pandemic, and the company’s latest funding round led by Zeev Ventures.
Witnessing the stress and worry severe food allergies caused young children and their parents, Daniel Zakowski founded Ready, Set, Food! a daily supplement that protects infants from developing peanut, egg, and milk allergies. The company just closed $3M in funding from Danone Manifesto Ventures, Mark Cuban, AF Ventures (formerly AccelFoods), and other investors. Zakowski shares more about how the company is making food allergies preventable, the company’s giving partnership with Cuban, and much more…
Cake, a direct-to-consumer startup, is taking on the sexual wellness product. Its first product, a line of lubricants, is available for delivery straight to your door, eliminating the awkwardness of visiting the drug store to get confusing, outdated, and intimidating products that in no way are designed for modern sexuality. CEO and Cofounder Hunter Morris shares more on the company’s inspiration, future plans, and recent funding round from investors that include Brand Foundry Ventures, Finn Capital, and several notable angels.
Wellth CEO and Cofounder Matthew Loper witnessed his aunt and uncle with the same diagnosis face different fates when confronted with Diabetes. The differing outcomes were a result of adherence to treatment plans. This motivated him to found Wellth, a platform that incentivizes those suffering from chronic conditions to follow their treatment plans and build new habits using rewards. Matthew shares more about Wellth, which just closed a $10M Series A round.
Being a caretaker for elderly or sick patients, especially ones with Alzheimer’s, can be extraordinarily difficult emotionally and mentally. However, being able to empathize with patients is essential and Embodied Labs has created an immersive VR experience that puts caregivers into the body and mind of those who are dealing with aging issues and cognitive decline. Embodied […]
The pet care industry is booming as pet owners, many of whom are millennials, are more attentive than ever, which can be seen in the popularity of brands like The Famer’s Dog . While pet food has benefitted from tremendous innovation, the veterinary industry has not adapted to today’s pet owner. Modern Animal has created the membership […]
We’ve entered an era of mass customization when it comes to virtually everything but what happens when it comes to your nutrition. Enter Buddy Nutrition, the LA startup that offers a transparent and accessible option for personalized nutrition. The company’s first product is a daily wellness shot that is custom manufactured based on an AI-powered analysis of […]
Dehydration is a major issue affecting us and no one is immune to it – from elite athletes to everyday citizens. Liquid I.V., the hydration-focused startup launched in 2012, uses Cellular Transport Technology (CTT) to deliver the company’s range of drink mixes directly to the bloodstream. Following the World Health Organization’s strict guidelines for Oral Rehydration […]
Researchers estimate that 32M Americans have some form of food allergy and within this segment, approximately 17.5% are under the age of 18. With the number of people with allergies on the rise, there has been a surge of interest to understand the science of food allergy prevention and early detection. One of the best […]
This LA startup’s product was inspired by the vision of Jon Bricken back in the early 2000s, and in late June the company will be shipping to its first customers. OnSite Waste Technologies has completely pioneered the way in which medical waste is disposed of through its desktop-sized unit that converts regulated medical waste into sterile […]
Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision are touching upon our lives in increasing ways. But more often then not, there hasn’t been significant consumer-facing applications. Pearl is the real-world integration of these meaningful technologies solution that will power the future of dentistry. Spun out of LA startup GumGum, which has already successfully used its […]