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EveryMove CEO Russell Benaroya shared news of the higi acquisition with GeekWire Wednesday. (GeekWire Photo)

EveryMove, a Seattle startup that helps employers incentivize employee wellness, has been acquired by health-tracking company higi.

Chicago-based higi announced the acquisition as part of a series B investment round led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners. That venture fund was also the lead investor in EveryMove’s $3.5 million series A back in 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are excited to be part of a much bigger footprint where our technology can make an impact as part of a broader solution selling into payers and health systems,” said EveryMove CEO Russell Benaroya. “Our partner, Premera Blue Cross, has been instrumental in supporting us to reach an exit.”

The EveryMove app. (EveryMove image)

EveryMove will maintain an office here in Seattle and grow its team, Benaroya said. In 2015, the startup endured two rounds of layoffs in an attempt to reduce cash burn. EveryMove is a graduate of the Techstars Seattle startup accelerator.

Higi operates a network of more than 10,000 health screening stations at grocery and drug stores around the country. Consumers can use the kiosks to get information about their personal health and higi manages that data to provide insights to pharmacists and healthcare providers. The company has collected data from 36 million unique users and also gets wellness information from about 80 connected devices, wearables, and apps.

“This investment, along with the integration of EveryMove, further extends higi’s leadership in enabling population health and our ability to help our payer, provider, retail, and brand customers to drive behavior change, cost savings, and improved health,” higi CEO Jeff Bennett said in a press release Wednesday.

We’ve reached out to EveryMove for additional comments and will update this story when we hear back. 

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