Durham-based R65 Labs Inc., a digital health startup founded by S. Mark Williams, who previously created Modality, is seeking more than $1 million in a debt offering, according to a regulatory filing.
R65 Labs raised $2.55 million in equity since 2015, according to previous filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Modality, which created educational game “Brain Quest,” and more than 150 apps, sold to Epocrates in 2008.
The company seeks $1.2 million in a debt offering, according to the SEC filing.
Williams, a neurobiologist, was named one of 10 “Science Innovators” by Apple in 2008.
R65 Labs, which includes a number of previous Modality team members, is focused on digital health solutions. It’s web site offers little other information. It is William’s third startup. He also previously founded Pyramis Studios, a biomedical media communications group.
According to a job posting for R65, it is “the latest venture from the Modality team, who presented the first iOS medical education app on stage at Apple’s App Store launch in 2008.”
Brief biography of Williams
According to his biography as formerly published by Davidson College where he was an entrepreneur in residence:
Mark Williams ’86, Ph.D. has a passion for creating pedagogically sound, elegantly designed digital learning experiences. His passion surfaced early in his academic career and eventually led him to start Pyramis Studios, a biomedical media communications group, where he served as president and creative director.
”While at Pyramis, he authored and led the development of the Sylvius project, a popular suite of software applications for teaching the structure of the human brain to medical and graduate students. Williams also spearheaded the development of award-winning web design and animation for major universities and pharmaceutical companies.
“In February 2006, Williams founded Modality, Inc. to design and implement mobile educational technology solutions to problems he witnessed firsthand as a neuroanatomy graduate student and later as a medical educator at Duke University.
“Beginning with the launch of the Apple App Store in July 2008, Modality created more than 150 mobile applications spanning K-12 and higher education, health sciences, and consumer reference. In November 2010, Modality was acquired by mobile medical reference leader Epocrates, Inc. Williams led the expansion Epocrates’ mobile development and design capabilities as the head of User Experience.
“In 2013, Williams brought together a number of key Modality team members to start his third company, Durham-based R65 Labs. The company is focused on digital health solutions that drive individual and group performance.”
For an interview with Williams on Modality, see: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/interviews/S-Mark-Williams.html
SEC filing: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1630536/000163053616000003/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml