SCRA Technology Ventures Celebrates Investment
ActivEd Receives Big Check at Furman University Event
Greenville, SC - SCRA Technology Ventures' SC Launch program presented a "big check" to Greenville-based ActivEd during the Upstate Schools Consortium meeting at Furman University this morning. ActivEd was accepted into the program in June of 2014 and received an investment from SC Launch in October.
Founded by Furman University Professor of Health Sciences, Julian Reed, ActivEd is an educational technology company marketing an innovative, movement-based platform that accelerates learning while improving health. Their products are based on 15 years of research examining the connections between movement and academic achievement, cognitive ability and health.
"We are delighted to recognize ActivEd and their role in our state's technology-based economy," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "ActivEd is not only offering academic and fitness benefits for South Carolina's youth, but is also improving the economy for future generations. From its academic origins to commercialization in the marketplace, we are delighted to support this promising company."
Photo: SC Launch Executive Director Greg Hillman (on right) presents ActivEd Founder Dr. Julian Reed (left) with the "big check" investment.
About SCRA And SCRA Technology Ventures
SCRA Technology Ventures enables research commercialization and promotes the development of high tech industries, enhancing South Carolina's technology-based economy. Through its flagship SC Launch program, this SCRA business sector makes investments in and offers supports services to South Carolina's early stage, start-up technology companies.
Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion, and that the company has helped create approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs in the state, with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $77,000.