Noom Weight Loss Coach

By Aditi Pai February 4, 2014
Wellness app maker Noom has secured an additional $2.9 million, bringing their latest round to $7 million. The round was led by New York-based RRE Ventures with participation from TransLink Capital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Scrum Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital. Both Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital have contributed to a previous round of funding for Noom. ...
By Aditi Pai November 1, 2013
Moves on Nexus 5 Paired with the announcement of the Nexus 5, Google also announced integration and details of the new version of Android, Android 4.4, or KitKat. Details on KitKat include information on an updated accelerometer, just a few months after Apple announced its motion co-processor, called the M7, which offers enhanced motion sensing capabilities. In a section labeled "step detector...
By Aditi Pai October 11, 2013
There are so many weight loss apps on the market that even Weight Watchers is feeling the pressure, and yet a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found these apps do not employ long-established strategies to bring about behavior change. Only two apps had 13 out of 20 of the behavioral strategies commonly included in evidence-based behavioral weight-loss...
By Aditi Pai August 14, 2013
When Weight Watchers held its second quarter meeting, Chief Financial Officer Nicholas Hotchkin addressed the company's declining earnings, accrediting some of the loss to the "sudden explosion of interest in free apps and activity monitors". While there are countless free apps that track diet and exercise, where are dieters turning to watch their weight? Weight Watchers claims it built its...
By Aditi Pai June 11, 2013
New York City-based Noom launched a new Android app, a pedometer that tracks steps throughout the day while running in the background and only occupying about 3 percent of the phone's battery life. Noom Walk counts steps throughout the day. Because it does not leverage GPS, the app uses less battery life. After tracking steps for 24 hours, Noom Walk uses around the same battery life as a GPS-...
By Jonah Comstock December 21, 2012
Noom, a developer of Android health management apps, raised $2.6 million in its first venture round to expand its flagship product, the Noom Weight Loss Coach, into Korea. The round was led by m8 Capital, a UK-based firm that invests exclusively in mobile technologies. Its portfolio includes memory-enhancement app Evernote. Also contributing to Noom's latest round were Qualcomm Ventures, Harbor...

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