Kunal Sarkar, CEO of Lumosity
Striiv is a little keychain gadget with a display that counts how many steps you take in a day. I used it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today and it told me I walked 8,686 steps, or a little over 3.7 miles.
Lumosity has quietly amassed more than 14 million members for its brain-training games, which help you improve your core mental abilities. That in turn has enabled the company to raise $32.5 million in a third round of funding today.
Basis is making a health monitoring device that could make it more fun to get into good shape. That could be a tough sell to couch potatoes, but the company has announced it has a new chief executive to lead the charge: Jef Holove, who was previously CEO at wireless photo card maker Eye-Fi.