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WP Engine named in the 2019 Fortune Great Place to Work 50 Best Workplaces in Technology
January 17, 2019
This survey names the top 25 large and 25 small/medium size companies to get to the 50. WP Engine was named the #8 of the small/medium size companies this year, up one spot from #9 in 2018!
With the search for Alzheimer’s drugs foundering, tech firms try to offer solutions
January 10, 2019
“If we do not support the role of family caregivers and value them in this process, there is nothing we can do to bend the cost curve beyond what we’re doing,” said Thomas Riley, chief executive of Seniorlink, which developed a digital communication platform to help coordinate care for Alzheimer’s patients.
Thomas Riley, President and CEO of Seniorlink, to Speak at the 10th Annual Digital Health Summit at CES
January 3, 2019
Riley will be on a panel moderated by NBC News Anchor Richard Lui, and with senior executives from Embodied Labs, Dthera Sciences and Ageless Innovation -- Joy for All Companion Pets, to discuss the growing use of technology for the treatment and management of Alzheimer's Disease.
Looping in Home-Based Caregivers
December 8, 2018
Managing a patient on a care plan means not just keeping in touch with the patient but also with caregivers at home. That can be tough, since patient portals generally don't allow multiple recipients on the patient side to receive messages. Instead, caregivers and case managers often end up resorting to phone calls—lots of them—to stay on the same page.
Taking Stock Of Austin’s M&A Year
November 26, 2018
2018 has been a busy year for acquisitions of Austin startups.
As the year starts drawing to a close, we decided to take a look at the largest known startup acquisitions the city has seen this year.
The Power Issue: Heather Brunner Is Championing Diversity in an Industry That Sorely Needs It
November 20, 2018
The CEO of Austin’s WP Engine says her company doesn’t look like most tech outfits—and that’s one reason it’s so successful.
Seniorlink’s VOICE for Dementia Care Pilot Empowers Family Caregivers and Demonstrates Improvements in Outcomes, Reduced Hospitalizations and ER Visits
October 24, 2018
Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, shared results of its novel VOICE (Vital Outcomes Inspired by Caregiver Engagement) for Dementia Care pilot that demonstrated how increasing the activation and confidence of family caregivers can lead to better outcomes for persons diagnosed with dementia, and reduce healthcare costs. The program is now available to health plans and providers. The announcement is being made today at the Connected Health Conference in Boston.
Asurint Announces Instant Background Check Clears for California
October 19, 2018
Asurint today announced that their proprietary background screening technology now has the capability to evaluate and provide an instant clear on individuals from counties representing approximately 92% of the population of California, allowing hiring managers to extend offers to candidates in hours, not the days that are standard in the industry.
Asurint taps Brent Sisson, formerly of Cincinnati companies Aegis and Paycor, as CFO
September 13, 2018
Asurint, a Cleveland-based technology company that specializes in background checks and drug screening, has named Brent Sisson as its new chief financial officer.
Guidepost Growth Equity is thrilled to welcome ThinkHR to our portfolio
August 22, 2018
ThinkHR delivers HR knowledge solutions that combine the best of human expertise and innovative technology
Commentary: The Great Caregiving Comeback
August 15, 2018
Tom Riley, Seniorlink’s President and CEO had an opinion piece published in U.S. News & World Report. Tom’s article, “Commentary: The Great Caregiving Comeback,” eloquently outlines the trends - combination of technology, policy, economics and changing attitudes - that are coalescing to return care to the home, thrusting the family caregiver back into the prominent position it once held in the American consciousness.
Ingenious Med Announces Nimesh Shah as New CEO
July 10, 2018
Ingenious Med, the leading charge capture and practice performance analytics provider for health systems, hospitals, and physician groups, announced today that it has named Nimesh Shah as Chief Executive Officer.
Interview with Heather Brunner, WP Engine CEO in Australia
June 13, 2018
Heather Brunner was featured on Sky News in Australia. Her interview starts at minute 9.
Portugal’s OutSystems raises $360M from KKR and Goldman Sachs
June 5, 2018
It’s not often you get the words “Lisbon”, and “$360 million” in the same sentence when it comes to startups, but that’s exactly what’s happening today with the news that OutSystems — a player in low-code rapid application development which is based between Atlanta, London and Lisbon — has raised $360 million in an investment round from KKR and Goldman Sachs.
OutSystems Raises $360 Million Investment from KKR and Goldman Sachs to Solidify Its Leadership Position in the Fast-Growing Low-Code Application Development Market
June 5, 2018
OutSystems, the global leader in low-code rapid application development, today announced it has raised $360 million in an investment round from KKR and Goldman Sachs. The funding values the company at well over $1 billion, and the proceeds will be used to accelerate business expansion and for R&D in new advancements in software automation.
Award-Winning Video Brings Seniorlink to Life
June 5, 2018
"My Wish" wins New England Emmy Award for best single spot: PSA
Guidepost Growth Equity has moved to Boston
June 1, 2018
Guidepost Growth Equity moved to the Prudential Tower in Boston…
Viewpoint: Mass. is at forefront of family care giving
April 23, 2018
Lois Simon, EVP, Policy and Programs at Seniorlink, highlights the valuable work being done by family caregivers and applauds Massachusetts as an innovative state. From policymakers to employers, Massachusetts has almost 20 years of experience supporting and championing family caregivers in health care. Lois mentions that the work being done in MA. will now ‘go national’ focusing attention on the recent passage of the RAISE Caregivers Act by President Trump – calling for the development of a national strategy supporting family caregivers. At last, Caregiver Nation is getting the recognition and support it deserves.
Seniorlink CEO Thomas Riley Recognized With 2018 What's Next Business Boomer Summit Leadership, Vision and Service Award
March 28, 2018
Seniorlink, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Thomas Riley has been honored with the 2018 "Leadership, Vision and Service" Award by the What's Next Business Boomer Summit. Riley received the award at the 15th annual What's Next Business Boomer Summit in San Francisco on March 27th.
PriceSmart Announces Acquisition of Aeropost, Inc.
March 19, 2018
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT), the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia, announced today that it has acquired Aeropost, Inc., an end-to-end cross-border package delivery service and online retailer headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Family Caregivers, Whose Care Is Valued At $500B, Are Finally Gaining More Formal Notice
March 14, 2018
Commentary by Seniorlink president and CEO, Tom Riley, was featured in WBUR’s CommonHealth Blog -- Boston’s go-to, healthcare news source. He focused on the value of the family caregiver and why the public and private sectors have a responsibility to provide these remarkable individuals with greater support.
Seniorlink Recognized as a Top 50 Most Promising Healthcare Solution Provider
March 7, 2018
Seniorlink was recently named one of CIOReview's 50 Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers! CIOReview commended Seniorlink's unique position within the healthcare industry for supporting family caregivers using Vela, Seniorlink's HIPAA-secure communication platform that connects caregivers with their care team to provide easier collaboration in real-time.
LogMeIn is buying Jive Communications for up to $357M to step up in enterprise unified comms
February 8, 2018
Yet more consolidation in the enterprise collaboration software market. Today LogMeIn, the company that offers conferencing services like GoToMeeting and join.me as well as authentication and other online services to businesses and others, announced that it would acquire Jive Communications for $342 million in cash plus up to $15 million based on reaching specific milestones in the next two years.
LogMeIn Announces Deal to Acquire Jive Communications, Takes Aim at $25 Billion UCC Market
February 8, 2018
LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jive Communications, a leading provider of cloud-based phone systems and Unified Communications services and one of the fastest growing players in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) space. Upon closing, the deal will accelerate LogMeIn’s overall Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) strategy and bolster LogMeIn’s popular collaboration portfolio, bringing together LogMeIn’s market-leading offerings like GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, OpenVoice, and join.me with Jive’s innovative and award-winning UC products. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018, subject to certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
Exploding Low-Code Market Propels OutSystems to Record-Breaking 63 Percent Growth
January 31, 2018
OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, reported that accelerating customer adoption is driving record growth across every aspect of the business. For 2017, OutSystems reported 63 percent growth in annual recurring revenue. The company also added 275 new enterprise customers and over 50,000 new developers.
Three digital health companies weigh in on value-based care and policy
January 11, 2018
Day two of the Digital Health Summit at CES kicked off with a discussion not on the latest technology, but on the government, policy and the shifting healthcare ecosystem.
WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake
January 4, 2018
While apps continue to grow in popularity as a primary route for people to interface with the digital world, there remains a very significant role for the web, and today, a startup that helps businesses build and run websites, specifically on WordPress, has raised a very large round of money.
WP Engine Secures Strategic Growth Investment from Silver Lake and Surpasses $100M in Annual Recurring Revenue
January 4, 2018
WP Engine, the world’s leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform, announced today a $250 million investment from Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and the company’s achievement of more than $100 million in annual recurring revenue with over 75,000 customers globally, up 30 percent year-over-year.
Happy Holidays from the Guidepost Growth Equity team!
December 22, 2017
GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors Of 2017
December 12, 2017
Shamit Mehta and Won Park named to the GrowthCap 40 under 40 List.
TripleTree Announces Winners of the 2017 TripleTree iAwards
October 19, 2017
TripleTree, a strategic advisor and merchant bank serving innovative and market-leading companies in healthcare, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 TripleTree iAwards. The three winners were selected from a group of ten highly relevant companies, each focused on solving different needs and driving innovation across the healthcare industry.
WP Engine Ranked a Top Workplace for Medium Sized Businesses by Fortune
October 18, 2017
VC-backed Spoonflower appoints Steele as CRO
October 13, 2017
Spoonflower, a provider on-demand digital printing of custom fabric, wallpaper and gift wrapping, has named Donnie Steele as chief revenue officer.
Asurint Awarded NorthCoast 99 Winner
October 3, 2017
Asurint, a full-service technology enabled background screening company, is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work. This is the first year Asurint has received the award.
Rise of chat-driven health tech signals ‘paradigm shift’ for user interfaces
October 2, 2017
A number of chatbot offerings were demoed at a special AI-focused session of the Health 2.0 annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Monday. Although each had a unique take on how best to insert smart conversations into patient care, the growing number of these technologies suggests a clear trend, panel moderator and Chief Product Officer at Seniorlink George Kassabgi suggested.
Leveraging Family Caregivers, Clinical Protocols and Technology to Improve Person-Centered Care
September 26, 2017
Seniorlink's EVP and Chief Development Officer, William J. McIvor, published an article in the current issue of CMSA Today, the quarterly publication of the Case Management Society of America. The article is titled"Leveraging Family Caregivers, Clinical Protocols and Technology to Improve Person-Centered Care" and discusses the importance of communication between family caregivers and case managers by utilizing HIPAA-compliant technology platforms to ensure clinical protocols are being met.
The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017
September 26, 2017
Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year's list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, with the help of TrueBridge Capital Partners, we asked venture firms which companies they thought most likely to hit the billion-dollar mark soon.
With Telehealth, R.I. Docs Open a Portal to the Entire Care Team
August 30, 2017
A Rhode Island physicians' group is launching a telehealth platform that will enable doctors to coordinate care online with patients and their caregivers.
Stevie Awards Names WP Engine Company of the Year
August 28, 2017
This week, the Stevie Awards announced the winners of the 14th Annual International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards program.
Inc. Magazine Names Ingenious Med to the Inc. 5000 for 5th Year in a Row
August 17, 2017
For the 5th year in a row, Inc. magazine named Ingenious Med to its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Veteran Growth Investors Rebrand 10 Year Old Firm as Guidepost Growth Equity
August 1, 2017
A team of experienced growth equity investors today announced the rebranding of their ten-year old firm as Guidepost Growth Equity. Having previously operated as North Bridge Growth Equity, Guidepost Growth Equity currently manages two funds and partners with owner-entrepreneurs to provide the flexible capital, operational support and strategic guidance necessary to support the continued growth of their companies.
Fabric by Design, on Demand
July 30, 2017
When Spoonflower, an American fabric-printing startup, wanted to expand internationally, Berlin was the obvious choice. An inside look at the new creative economy.
WP Engine Unveils Content Performance for Digital Marketers and Publishers
June 15, 2017
WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced the launch of Content Performance, the company’s latest Performance Intelligence solution for marketers and publishers looking to drive higher brand engagement with greater agility through WordPress and greater insights into their entire WordPress content with this new offering.
Ingenious Med Names Robin Hackney as Chief Marketing Officer
June 13, 2017
Ingenious Med, provider of the nation’s leading mobile charge capture and care coordination solution, named Robin Hackney to its executive team as chief marketing officer. In this role, Hackney is responsible for the company’s brand strategy, positioning, demand generation and partnerships.
WP Engine Accelerates Momentum, Passes 10,000 EMEA Customer Milestone
June 12, 2017
-WP Engine, the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced it has recently passed the milestone of 10,000 customers in its EMEA region just two years after opening the doors of WP Engine London, the EMEA headquarters in London’s go-to neighborhood for entrepreneurs and creatives: Shoreditch, in the heart of “Tech City.”
Heather Brunner & Jason Cohen Win Entrepreneur of the Year
June 9, 2017
One of the most esteemed business awards programs for entrepreneurs, WP Engine is thrilled to announce that both Heather J. Brunner and Jason Cohen were selected as an Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award winners in Central Texas!
Ingenious Med Named Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter for Fifth Consecutive Year
June 5, 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, Ingenious Med, developer of the nation’s leading mobile charge capture and care coordination application, was named an Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter. The Pacesetter Awards recognize Atlanta’s top 100 fastest-growing, privately owned companies that demonstrate stability, adaptability and sustained success year over year.
Disrupt Your Industry With Stellar Customer Service
June 3, 2017
I’ve been preaching for years that customer service is your competitive differentiator. I’ve made a career of it! There’s more than enough information about how to deliver better customer service. There’s more than enough proof about how it can make or break a business. Then, why don’t more companies do a better job? That question is more important than the answer.
Jive Communications Announces a Unified Communications Partnership with Cisco Systems
June 1, 2017
Jive Communications and Cisco Systems today announced a strategic partnership to deliver cloud voice solutions with Cisco’s new Multiplatform Phones (MPP).
In The News: Has Caregiving Reached a Tipping Point?
June 1, 2017
Seniorlink was mentioned in an article from TripleTree, the country’s largest healthcare merchant bank, called "Has Caregiving Reached a Tipping Point?"
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