Newtopia Raises $2 Million, Uses Genetics to Reduce Corporate Health Costs

Newtopia has raised another round of funding. The Toronto-based startup has raised an additional $2 million from Bloom Burton & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the health sector, through an affiliated fund. Newtopia has now raised a total of $8 million in venture capital. "We are thrilled with the support from Bloom Burton, an organization with deep...

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Employee wellness company Newtopia gets $10M to expand genetic testing and coaching platform

Toronto-based Newtopia, a personalized health and wellness company, has raised $10 million in Series A funding to expand its offering of health management and coaching plans based on genetic testing and behavioral science. A syndicate of both US and Canadian investors took part in the round, as well as Bloom Burton & Co., which specializes in the health sector...

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Newtopia Raises $10 Million Series A To Help Enterprises Empower Employees In Managing Health

Toronto-based Newtopia, a health engagement platform targeting the enterprise sector, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by US and Canadian investors, including Toronto-based Bloom Burton & Co. The company, which also has an office in New York, plans to use the funding to grow its 50-person team and expand in the US market.

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Newtopia Announces $10 Million In Series A Funding

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 18, 2016) - Newtopia, a leading personalized health company that uses genetic testing and behavioral science to build highly personalized disease prevention plans for enterprise, today announces $10M in funding led by a syndicate of U.S. and Canadian institutional investors including Bloom Burton & Co, an investment banking firm specializing in the health sector,...

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How this small Canadian business found major success in the U.S.

Specialized healthcare company Newtopia uses genetic and behavioural science to formulate tailored health plans for employees. CEO Jeff Ruby tells BNN how he made a major break into the U.S. market, how he plans to use his latest round of US$10 million in funding and his advice for other small-business owners.

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Are the Famous Valley Perks Undermining Employee Health?

Silicon Valley sets the bar pretty high for innovative corporate cultures by offering numerous employee perks, unique office designs and trendy atmospheres that attract competitive, young and forward-thinking talent. Apple, Google, and Facebook’s impact can be seen in companies around the world on what it takes to attract top talent and keep them happy, energized and excited about coming...

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The Hardest Part of Starting a Business

The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question “How do you stay inspired to run a business?” is written by Jeff Ruby, founder and CEO of Newtopia.   Running a startup is like jumping off...

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How Testing Workers’ Genes Could Make Office Wellness Programs Work

Aprillia Jeffries is a model success story for her company's efforts at improving the health of its staff. Jeffries, who works at Aetna, has lost 50 pounds and dropped eight dress sizes in the last two and a half years through a program at Aetna run by Newtopia, a company that provides wellness services. She has access to one-on-one coaching and a personalized diet and...

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The Biggest Challenge Every Entrepreneur Faces

If you build it, they won’t come, especially in health. That’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned to date, and something I wish I knew before starting Newtopia. Despite my love of the 1989 American drama Field of Dreams, which coined the memorable phrase, “If you build it, he will come,” I’ve learned that innovating and building something wonderful doesn’t...

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9 ways corporate fitness and wellness programs will change in 2016

We can expect to see a more "multifaceted" approach to delivering new features, according to Jeff Ruby, Newtopia founder and CEO, including live fitness coaching delivered to employees via two-way video conferencing. CIOs will need to ensure their organizations' network bandwidth can support the additional burden, he says. Continue Reading »

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About Newtopia–– Newtopia is leading the way to personalized health through its Enterprise Health Engagement Platform. This Platform is proven to save healthcare costs for employers by inspiring at-risk employees to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Newtopia’s holistic approach delivers hyper-personalized and targeted plans that provide a deep understanding of each participant. This completely new and scientific approach leverages genetic testing, proprietary personalization tools, personality-matched coaching and peer-to-peer social networking to drive participant engagement and promote sustainable behavior changes.

One-Size Fits All Corporate Wellness Programs Don’t Get Results–– There are no shortage of corporate wellness programs to choose from these days. All of them promise to help employees... Read Now »

Aetna realizes significant employee healthcare savings using Newtopia’s personalized disease prevention platform–– Newtopia is thrilled to be sharing the results of a ground breaking study on metabolic syndrome* risk reduction. The results... Read Now »