This Startup Wants You To Change How You Measure Blood Pressure

This Startup Wants You To Change How You Measure Blood Pressure

getty In 2018, a University of Michigan study reported that there was a better way to measure blood pressure than the tried and true blood pressure cuff created in 1881. They believed that a smartphone could optically measure blood flow. In 2019, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) granted a 510(K) clearance for the first non-invasive cuffless blood pressure wearable watch and patch device from a company called BioBeat. The watch was worn on the user’s wrists, and the patch could be placed anywhere on the upper torso. According to a 2018 report by the CDC, nearly half of adults […]

This Startup Wants You To Change How You Measure Blood Pressure

Car resale startup CarLotz goes public with plans to expand

Car resale startup CarLotz goes public with plans to expand

CarLotz Chief Executive Officer Michael Bor and management team Following a pattern of growth and profitability that began a decade ago, Richmond-based CarLotz will become a public traded company as it works to grow and scale. The car resale startup operates nationwide with offices in several states and plans open new hubs in multiple locations over the next few years, CarLotz Chief Executive Officer Michael Bor said. The October 22 announcement that CarLotz will become a publicly traded company came after finalizing a merger agreement with Acamar Partners Acquisition Corp . Acamar is currently traded under the ticker symbol […]

Car resale startup CarLotz goes public with plans to expand

Three Tips to Scale Your Business as a Startup Entrepreneur

Three Tips to Scale Your Business as a Startup Entrepreneur

Scaling a startup is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Startup founders often need to leverage credit to bootstrap their businesses before seed or angel funding is available. However, suppliers may not take card payments due to margin concerns, or your business may need to use credit when finances are tight. Founders also can struggle with a lack of other resources, including personnel and burn out, because they try to do everything themselves. And then there’s the fear-fueled failure to try. There’s never going to be a right time to scale, but at some point – if […]

Three Tips to Scale Your Business as a Startup Entrepreneur

Mortgage startup Tomo secures $40m seed

A fintech startup aiming to overhaul the “lousy” mortgage process has raised $40m in seed funding. Tomo Networks was founded by CEO Greg Schwartz and CRO Carey Armstrong, former executives at online real estate firm Zillow. Their digital mortgage platform aims to sit neatly between consumers and real estate agents to streamline the often byzantine financial processes at the heart of buying a home. The company says it will remain human-driven, but technology-enabled. It aims to deliver a system that preempts and smooths out friction during the mortgage process – based, it says, on omotenashi, the Japanese philosophy of […]

Mortgage startup Tomo secures $40m seed

Online grocery startup moving headquarters to Sacramento area

Online grocery startup moving headquarters to Sacramento area

An online grocery startup is moving its headquarters from Hayward to the Sacramento region, which could eventually lead to hundreds of new local jobs. Buffalo Market is looking for at least 35,000 square feet in the Sacramento area, said Sean Howell, the company’s co-founder and “chief food evangelist.” Howell said he’s looking for clean, self-contained warehouse space with refrigeration. Refrigeration in the space can be either turnkey or built out, Howell said. The company hopes to finalize plans for its local site and set up operations by the end of the year, according to a news release from the […]

Online grocery startup moving headquarters to Sacramento area