Marc Beer, biotech and pharmaceutical industry veteran, has raised $42 million in startup funding for a new healthcare company, Renovia Inc, which will be devoted to women’s health issues. The company will focus on developing new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for pelvic floor disorders, which according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), affect one quarter of all women. Pelvic floor disorders can result in pain, urinary incontinence, and impair physical and sexual health, taking a large toll on the quality of life for afflicted women. Women over the age of 60 are the most impacted by weakened pelvic floor muscles.
In addition to co-founding the startup, Beer will serve as chairman and CEO of Renovia Inc. Beer has served as CEO of several biopharmaceutical companies including ViaCell, as well as overseen the global launch and marketing efforts for products targeting rare diseases for Genzyme. He has served on multiple advisory boards and councils including the Miami University Business Advisory Council, the compensation committee and the audit committee for Minerva Neurosciences Inc, the Notre Dame Research and Commercialization Advisory Committee and the Notre Dame Graduate Studies Research and Advisory Council. Beer holds a BS from Miami University in Ohio. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/marc-beer
Initial funding for the Boston-based startup came in large part from The Longwood Fund, a pharmaceutical venture capital group, which invested early in Renovia Inc. In total, Renovia garnered $32 million in Series B funding and $10 million in venture debt. The company is developing four new products, including leva, which received FDA approval in April, 2017. According to Renovia’s website, Leva is a digital health system designed to help women with weakened pelvic floor muscles to strengthen and rehabilitate those muscles using an advanced visualization tool including an app. Learning pelvic floor exercises can be challenging for many women as it can be difficult to isolate the correct muscle groups consistently. Renovia Inc believes that leva will provide impacted women with a simple and confidential way to track their progress at home. Beer believes the new technology will provide consistent data to improve both the process of diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders improving cost efficiency while empowering patients and providers.
On November 1, 2012, the fifth annual Fall Fete was hosted by the Associates Committee of Fountain House. Young professionals were introduced to Fountain House’s mental health model and its fight against the mental illness stigma. Alexandre Desmarais, Byrdie Bell, Jennifer Oken, Jeremy L. Goldstein, Kathleen Kocatas, Katie Tozer, Katie Zorn, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Lil Phillips, Madeleine Potvin, Reha Kocatas, and Sarah Simmons Goldstein were the event Chairs. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA sponsored the event. The Supported Education Program and the Associated Scholarship Award Fund were featured in the event’s program.
Jeremy Goldstein is Fountain House’s Co-Chair and a Board Member. He spoke about the Associates Scholarship Fund. Two Fountain House members whose education has been hindered by illness are chosen to be awarded the scholarships. Katie Tozer awarded Alexis Preston and Heather Hynes the scholarships. Heather is attending LaGuardia Community College and is studying commercial photography. Alexis will graduate from The New School University with a early education major.
The guest speaker was LC International’s vice president, Mario Maccioni. 23 million people in the US have some form of mental illness. The isolation, rejection, and stigma can be worse than the illness itself. Hundreds of people with mental illness go to the Fountain House to access opportunities, contribute their talents, forge relationships, and learn new skills. The staff and members operate education, employment, housing, and wellness programs. Their model has used in 30 countries and over 400 locations, serving over 55,000 people.
Jeremy Goldstein earned his J.D. at New York University School of Law. He earned his M.A. at the University of Chicago and a B.A. cum laude at Cornell University. He is a Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC partner. He was a partner at a firm in New York before founding his own.
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Juan OG who is now 50 years old was born in Harlem. He was raised in the same place where he was born and later he schooled at Brandeis high school, upper west side of Manhattan. He was to JAY Z through rock a fella record who is the co-founder and the managing director at Biggs. According to Perez, their relationship with Jay was very strong, binding on entertainment. Both of them were related as allies. Juan received his first shout in Jay’s lyrics back in the year 2003 the black album OG JUAN whattup. He was referring to Juan and his wife. Perez owned baseline studios.
At his birthday party, Juan spent thousands of dollars entertaining his relatives and friends. According to trusted sources, OG Perez and JAY Z, OG’S wife Desiree Perez, relatives and friends, all of them commenced the extravagant at night in midtown. They took dinner at one of the modern Japanese hotel Zuma Sunday. Zuma served the guests with steak, sushi and lobster which amounted to $ 1500. They later went to Mexico for a nightclub where they spent more than $ 10000 in drinking liquor.
In Mexico, this is where the party reached its climax. They ended the night party at playroom nightclub where they drank liquor like champagne which cost them another $ 95000. After they were fully drunk, each one of them went his or her way with only Perez, jay and other four close friends who spent the rest of the night at playroom nightclub. In conclusion, due to the friendship which has lasted for many years and great business investments, it is no surprise that jay has made a splurge and a big celebration when he is at fifty years old. For many decades OG and Desiree have been running successful businesses.
Todd Levine is a litigator who co-owns a law firm in the Miami area. He is a co-founder of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L., and is one of its partners. This law firm handles litigation cases and also handles cases involving family law. In addition to having a main office in Baca Raton, his law firm also maintains an office in Minneapolis. He earned his J.D. at the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 1991.
Before starting his own law firm Todd Levine had worked at Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin. Along with eight other litigators at this law office, they split off and formed their own firm. He said that they had all worked really well together at this other law firm and shared a common vision of what they wanted to do. They decided to found a litigation-only boutique law firm and it has grown from there.
When Todd Levine co-founded his law firm it had 17 attorneys working for it. They now have over 30 attorneys and counting. They have done legal work for a number of high profile people such as Alix Rodriquez. When this baseball player got divorced it was Todd Levine’s law firm that represented him. He wasn’t involved in this divorce proceedings himself, though, but he has worked on a number of other legal matters that Alex Rodriguez has been involved in.
Another top client of Todd Levine’s is Edie Laquer, a top commercial real estate broker. He represented her company, Laquer Corporate Realty Group Inc., in 2009 when it was involved in a legal case against Africa Israel Properties. She hadn’t been paid a commission on a sale she managed and Todd Levine won the case, getting a $3.4 million judgment awarded