Kalogon attracts funding from AARP in latest round

A Space Coast-based health tech firm has raised money from the AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, to fund research and development into new products beyond its smart tech-based seat cushion.

Kalogon of Melbourne has previously released a wheelchair cushion that supports better posture and distributes pressure evenly to help people who suffer from pressure injuries from prolonged sitting.

The AARP contributed to a $1.2 million round that included SeedFundersOrlando, Sawmill Angels and other angels.

Kalogon founder and CEO Tim Balz said the funding is validation for the company.

“With our relentless pursuit of science-backed innovation and an unwavering dedication to the user experience, we are ushering in a new future for seated wellness,” he said in a press release announcing the investment. “The partnerships and product developments we have achieved recently have opened new doors, and this round will help us further expand our offerings and availability in the market.”

The round will help the company’s research and development while also helping handle a team that has become close to potential commercial and military aviation partners, including the U.S. Air Force.

“Kalogon is on an impressive trajectory, propelling the entire industry forward to provide solutions for health conditions that have been ignored for far too long,” said Jeff Ready, investor at Sawmill Angels and board member at Kalogon. “Kalogon has the potential to not only serve the medical industry with better mobility products but also solve complex seating problems in aviation, transportation, the public sector and many more industries, and we are proud to support their next growth phase.”

For more information, read the release at KALOGON’S WEBSITE.