Interview: CEO Doug Klinger Talks about Zelis Healthcare, “String of Pearls” Strategy, and Appreciating Founders

In January 2016, Bedminster-based Premier Healthcare Exchange (PHX), Stratose, Pay-Plus Solutions and GlobalCare merged their operations to create a healthcare information technology company delivering healthcare claim solutions to payers, providers and individuals.

At that time, the company, which had been formed by Parthenon Capital Partners (Boston, Mass.), a leading private equity firm and investor in the combined company, said that it would be headquartered in New Jersey. Later, the company was rebranded as Zelis Healthcare, and in March of this year Douglas E. Klinger signed on as an investor, board member and CEO.

At Jersey City Tech Meetup, Venmo’s Hamilton Talks About Payments Ecosystem

The torrential rainstorms Nov. 29 didn’t dissuade members of the Jersey City Tech Meetup group from congregating at the Harborside waterfront complex to hear a couple of startup community speakers. The evening’s host was Daniel Sullivan, the events and outreach coordinator at the NJ Tech Council

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Honors Entrepreneurs

On November 15, the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) held its Third Annual Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony and Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program graduation. The event auspiciously coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Two tech entrepreneurs, Clark Lagemann, of MedPro Wellness (Somerset), and student tech entrepreneur Rahul Anand, of The Ideas Maker (Newark), took home awards.

Startup Roundup: DriveWealth, investFeed, Cooperative Alliance Distribution

This startup roundup contains news from DriveWealth, which has released its APIs globally and formed an alliance with Invessence, investFeed which has raised more than a half million dollars on Crowdfunder and cooperative Alliance Distribution that has an unusual Bluetooth technology for consumer products.

Angels, VCs and Founders “Speed Date” at NJ EDA’s Founders & Funders Event, Part Three attended the most recent New Jersey Founders & Funders event, at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (North Brunswick) at the end of October. spoke to some of the founders who participated. This is the third, and last, article in our coverage of the event, based on our interviews. The other two articles can be found here and here.

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