Fueling the Future: AI, Parkinson’s, InsurTech, & esports

Columbus health tech startup OliveAI has acquired Verata Health, a provider of AI software as part of a plan to tackle the costly issue of prior authorization.

Nashville-based Appello Pharmaceuticals Inc. has completed its Series A capital raise at $15.5 million. The company has been studying a set of novel compounds toward a sought-after new treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Indy’s High Alpha announced the public launch of its ninth company of 2020: Trava, which makes and markets an automated risk-management and cyber-insurance software platform for small and mid-sized businesses.

A Pittsburgh-based esports and gaming coaching company has closed a $3 million seed funding round. Metafy, a platform that enables the best players in the world to monetize their talent through 1:1 coaching and courses, launched in August.