Weekly Refresh: Tech-Enabled First Responders, and Netflix at the Dentist?

by Tatum Hunter
October 14, 2019
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RapidSoS raised $55 million to help first responders access helpful data. RapidSoS built a platform that takes data from smart products, mobile apps and security systems and shares it with emergency services. The new funding will fuel its international expansion. [Built In NYC]

Primary care platform and healthcare network Parsley Health raised $26 million. The funding will help Parsley launch two new products — a telemedicine membership program and a line of diagnostic tests — as well as expand its services into all 50 states in the next six months. [Built In NYC]

AlphaSense tapped three new executives. Fresh off a $50 million funding round and a bevy of product enhancements, market intelligence search engine AlphaSense added three new names to its leadership team. Jonathan Palmer will serve as vice president of business development, Sam Slevin as vice president of customer success and Amy Holtzman as senior vice president of marketing. [Press release]

Digital recovery platform Tempest raised $10 million. Tempest offers an eight-week online program for people who want to change their habits surrounding alcohol. The brand aims to be more accessible and appealing than traditional methods of recovery. The funding will go toward bolstering Tempest’s reimbursement program and B2B efforts. [Press release]

Proptech company Jones brought in $4.6 million to grow its liability insurance management platform. Jones automates workflow surrounding insurance certificates for commercial real estate property management companies, tenants and vendors. [Press release]

Dental startup Tend raised $36 million to make the dentist’s office more pleasant. We’re talking Netflix through Bose headphones and Amarelli licorice-flavored toothpaste — plus transparent pricing. Is it extra? Yes. Would I choose it over a Netflix-free trip to the dentist? Also yes. [TechCrunch]

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