“CEO Marc Bell Leads Renovia in Raising $42 Million in Funding “

Renovia Inc. (“Renovia”) is a startup firm focused on new innovations regarding women’s health. Renovia was co-founded by Marc Beer. Through his leadership as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm, they have secured a Series B round of funding to the tune of $32 million together with $10 million in venture debt. The funding will be used to expand the efforts of Renovia to develop products to treat and improve the health of millions of women affected by pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence. The first such product developed by Renovia, Leva, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April of 2018.

 

This round of funding was backed by three leading investors in the healthcare sector: Perceptive Advisors, Ascension Ventures and the Longwood Fund. Doubtless, the confidence in Renovia’s research and development efforts expressed by these investors is due to the stellar reputation of Renovia’s co-founder and CEO, Marc Beer. Mr. Beer previously worked as a strategic consultant at the publically traded biotechnology firm OvaScience (Nasdaq: OVAS). In August 2018, OvaScience indicated that they would be merging with Millendo Therapeutics.

 

Marc Beer boasts an executive career that has spanned over 25 years. This includes development and market launch expertise in diagnostic, device, biotech and pharmaceutical enterprises. Mr. Beer was the founding CEO of  ViaCell back in April of 2000. This biotech firm developed unique products focused on umbilical cord blood stem cells. Under Beer’s leadership, ViaCell grew into a company of over 300 employees. They went public in 2005 and were subsequently acquired by PerkinElmer (NYSE: PKI) in 2007. During his tenure at ViaCell, Mr. Beer was also a member of the Board of Directors at Erytech Pharma (Nasdaq: EPYP). Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/marc-beer

 

Before taking on his role as CEO of ViaCell, Bell held a number of executive positions at Genzyme. As Vice President of Global Marketing, he oversaw the global launch of a number of products that targeted rare disease populations worldwide. Preceding his role at Genzyme, Marc served in a number of marketing and sales positions in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical divisions of Abbott Laboratories. Furthermore, Marc previously served on the Biotechnology Industry Organization Emerging Companies Section Governing Board.

 

Alex Pall With A New Hit

Alex Pall part of the duo in chainsmoker has been doing amazing in the entertainment scene. The band has produced hit songs like ‘Roses’ and ‘Don’t let me down.’ He started off in New York City as a regular Disk Jockey. This was part of his hobby as he puts it and he worked during the day. He went to Giggs to sell his art until one day he got an inspiration.

This was one of those days he had visited an art gallery and discovered that the house music really caught his heart. Alex Pall thought to himself that he could pursue this as a career. His manager who he is currently working with introduced him to his current colleague Andrew Taggart, who together formed the group Chain smoker. He quit his day job and Andrew moved from Maine to New York to work with him.

They knew from the word go that they will be good for each other. They had the same core values and knew what each other brought to the table. Alex Pall was a DJ while Andrew was a producer and social guru. They had to lay bare their ambition and the path to achieving that. What helped the most is the fact that they knew what was going on in the entertainment scene and they knew the pros and Con’s. To them, this was more of a journey than a job. They knew that it was up to them to work hard and set the ground running.

Alex Pall and Andrew worked with songwriters but greatly participated in the songwriting. However, they will be realizing a song that they have written and produced themselves and shifting from the norm Andrew will be singing together with Halsey whom they believe to have a strong voice and character. They have always wanted to work on Halsey who they believe to be one of the best artists.

Chainsmoker will be releasing an album that will be cohesive to their fan base that cuts across the whole world and of different age group. They appreciate the great reactions in social media and love from fans.

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