Catalyst Investors Leads $25 Million Series C Investment in PresenceLearning

The Smart Watch that Will Change the Game (Yes, It’s Apple’s)

I believe the Apple Watch will forever change connected devices and create, essentially, a new class of products. The fact that previous smart watches have failed (only 9% of online adults currently use a smart watch of the Pebble, Sony, Samsung varieties) is, to me, irrelevant. I believe in Apple’s inevitable success for four fundamental reasons:

Transparency vs. Privacy: Is Our Healthcare Data Policy Leading Us to a Dystopian Future?

While we are comfortable having our health data regularly monitored, this desire for transparency may be biased by self-selection, as health-conscious millennials are more inclined to quantify themselves than their (potentially) less active, (by definition) less young counterparts. Gamification and other incentives must continue to encourage those who would otherwise prefer privacy to become more transparent with their health information, as this transparency will improve doctors’ ability to provide preventative care, reduce employers’ healthcare costs and ultimately, improve overall population health and reduce disparities within the population.

Who Cares What You’re Wearing?!?

Catalyst is exploring the health and wellness technology sector, and while we have been observing the extensive media attention surrounding Nike’s decision to cease its wearable hardware efforts and the estimated $570 million of venture capital invested in wearable technologies, WE ACTUALLY DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’RE WEARING! We are indifferent as to whether you’re a Fitbit, a FuelBand, a Fitlinxx, a Jawbone, a Samsung, a Garmin, a Misfit or even a Lark – rather, we are more interested in the health and wellness software that powers your wearable device.

MINDBODY surpasses 20,000 clients

MINDBODY, the largest provider of online business management software to the health and wellness industry, surpassed the 20,000 client benchmark on August 29th with the addition of One Body Pilates in Edmond, OK.

Inc. 5000 Recognizes MINDBODY for Fifth Consecutive Year

MINDBODY, the largest online software provider in the health and wellness industry, was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. This is MINDBODY’s fifth consecutive year on the Inc. 500|5000 List, ranking 109 among software companies and 1,341 overall. MINDBODY has experienced 229% revenue growth over the last three years.

MINDBODY and SpaFinder Launch Online Booking Feature

MINDBODY, the largest online software provider in the health and wellness industry, and SpaFinder, Inc., the largest global spa resource, have launched an expanded online booking feature at SpaFinder.com. Now, visitors to the website can search and then book from over 40,000 classes and 60,000 appointments each day directly with the 13,000-plus wellness facilities using MINDBODY’s business management software.

MINDBODY Partners with SpaFinder

SpaFinder, Inc., the largest global spa resource, and MINDBODY, the largest online software provider in the health and wellness industry, today announced the 12,000-plus wellness facilities using MINDBODY’s business management software would be featured on SpaFinder.com, resulting in the largest spa-wellness portal in the world.