Keas, a corporate wellness program based out of San Francisco, has just received $8 million in funding from Ignition Partners and Atlas Venture. The company’s product is a gamified fitness program for companies to motivate their employees towards wellness.
The company also announced new partners for its system, including Fitbit, RunKeeper and LabCorp, a company that provides lab testing and diagnostics.
With new incentives put in place by the Affordable Care Act, more companies are looking to improve their employees’ wellness regimen, which is where companies like Keas come in. The idea is that workplace programs to improve wellness will bring down employee healthcare costs — something that other startups such as Seattle TechStars grad EveryMove are attempting to do as well.
To date, Keas has snagged a number of big clients, including internet radio giant Pandora.
“Keas is in a unique position to help Americans live longer, get healthy and spend more time with their loved ones,” said Josh Stevens, CEO of Keas, in a press release. “As obesity hits an all time high and rapidly evolves in its severity, and as enterprises ramp up to comply with the ACA in 2014, the need for wellness that works has never been more crucial.”
Keas previously raised $6.5 million in Series B funding from the two firms. It was founded by Adam Bosworth, a former Microsoft general manager who previously led Redmond startup Crossgain, which was sold to BEA. Bosworth also previously served as vice president of engineering for Google Health.