Home security is and should be a key component for anyone who owns a home and wants to keep their family safe. Ring is a company that has taken home security to the next level with its line of doorbells and flood light cameras. I first was introduced to Ring back in 2013 on Shark Tank when it was named Doorbot. Doorbot was crowdfunded via Christie Street, and raised US$364k, more than the $250k requested. In 2015, DoorBot rebranded under the new name Ring. Ring released their stick up camera which incorporated the same features as the doorbell but without the actual doorbell button.
There are many contact sports such as boxing, judo and a wealth of Olympic games, but nothing gives people the adrenaline rush that MMA does. There are large communities all over the world that support everything MMA, making it one of the world’s fastest growing sports—and it’s easy to see why.
Ouraring, the developer of the world’s first wellness ring and corresponding app, ŌURA, announced that it has closed €5M ($5,3M) in a Series A funding round. Over 75% of the capital came from US investors.
“We are passionate about helping ŌURA users learn how their body responds to their lifestyle and what they can do to improve their sleep, health, and performance,” said Petteri Lahtela, CEO & Co-Founder of Ouraring. “We live in a world where we’re constantly asked to push harder and stretch our boundaries. ŌURA wants to change that. Your mental and physical readiness to perform varies significantly from day to day. Some days are perfect for challenging your body and mind whereas on other days your focus should be more on recovery. When you balance your daily load with this essential data you can ensure optimal performance, stay healthy and even increase your capacity – like top athletes do.”
ŌURA currently has users located in over 50 countries. Close to 70% of its users are in the US. In addition to individual users, several top universities, research organizations, sleep clinics, and companies are already utilizing the rich data the ŌURA provides.
“ŌURA has a very visible product at an interesting intersection between health, technology and fashion. The company is riding several growth trends that make its success almost inevitable, specifically miniaturisation, battery improvements, and Moore’s Law. ŌURA has a highly capable engineering team, led by effective management, they have created a product that is best in class for wearables.” said Jaan Tallinn, a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa, a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (cser.org) and the Future of Life Institute (futureoflife.org), and active investor.
There are only a few places on the body where people are likely to wear a wearable, smart device.The finger is better positioned when compared to the wrist for collecting physiological data. The arteries on the finger have a stronger signal strength than veins on the wrist, thus providing more accurate data and enabling a longer battery life. ŌURA uses the data it collects alongside established science and technological innovation to help people understand how their body responds to their daily choices. Based on each user’s physiological responses, ŌURA will provide meaningful, personalized, and actionable guidance.
Go online, somewhere other than this blog and you’ll find millions of articles about all the things a girl needs to think about a wedding. You’ll find posts about choosing the right dress, how pretty your bridesmaids should be and what diet will fit you into that dress. But there’re not that many posts for guys who are on the precipice of getting married. Before you jump to the wrong conclusion, it’s not that guys aren’t interested in the wedding. We all have guy friends that have a biological clock counting down as loud as a woman’s. It’s just that a wedding is often seen as more important to the bride. They have more to do and a lot more to think about. But don’t forget a guy is typically the one that jump starts the wedding by proposing. That’s where we’re going to start, with the proposal. It’s worth spending some time thinking about how you’re going to do it, particularly if you want that yes.
Ouraring, the developer of the world’s first wellness ring and app ŌURA, announced that it has completed a $2.3 million seed funding round. Over 70% of the investments comes from the US investors and the rest from the UK, Switzerland and Finland. The seed round was lead by Lifeline Ventures. The total amount includes $0,5M R&D loan from Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for innovation.