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Nobl Press Release, June 19, 2015

Nobl Closes Series A Funding Round and Prepares for Accelerated Growth
With New Hires, Nobl on Fast Track to Expand Product Line

JUNE 19, 2015 (Lincoln, Nebraska) — With help from Nelnet, Linseed Capital, the Nebraska Angels, and other strategic investors, Lincoln, Nebraska based Nobl has successfully completed their Series A funding round — positioning themselves for accelerated growth while allowing for significant new hires and novel software development. Nobl has doubled the size of their development team and has successfully hired additional client services, sales, and business development positions.

Perhaps one of the most important hires the Series A has allowed for is Nobl’s new Vice President of Business Development, Randy Smeal. Smeal brings 30 years of medical sales and sales management experience to the team. He has built relationships throughout the United States with numerous healthcare organizations, manufacturers, consultants, engineers, salespeople, and distributors. Smeal has worked for several national medical brands, including Kendall-Colgate, Zimmer, Synthes, Stryker, and Zeiss.

In addition to the new hires, the money raised will drive new product R&D and support the expansion of Nobl’s marketing and advertising efforts.

“We believe that nurses are the lifeblood of the hospital. Nurses spend the most time with patients and truly impact their clinical outcomes — this is why we see an immense opportunity in technology to aid in the delivery of care at the bedside,” states Katie Hottovy, Chief Marketing Officer.

This opportunity of technology-aided care has helped Nobl identify a number of new product avenues, the next of which will be launching in August of this year. This new offering will work in collaboration with their current hourly rounding platform, Vigilance™, to provide even greater benefits to both patients and nursing staff.

With the round, Nobl is able to work faster than ever towards the goal of pioneering a future of safer healthcare delivery.

About Nobl

Nobl is focused on reshaping the future of healthcare delivery by enhancing the way nurses care for patients. The company is passionate about creating software that’s not only intuitive to use but makes nurses’ lives easier. Vigilance™, their software platform, combines evidence-based best practices and real-time technology to improve clinical outcomes, enhance the patient experience, and revolutionize the way quality assurance is communicated in healthcare.

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National Nurses Week 2015

This National Nurses Week we celebrated by honoring nurses all across the country for their compassion and relentless commitment to care for those in need.

We continued our annual tradition of bringing cookies to all of our nurses, which prompted — as always — laughs, smiles, and even some high fives. Nurses deserve cookies everyday. We also had the opportunity to speak with nurses that use Vigilance™ about why they got into nursing and what their most memorable moments have been since they began their careers.

"What's one of your favorite parts about being a nurse?"

"One of my favorite parts about being a nurse is taking care of a patient for several days and seeing them get better, and maybe being able to send them home. I love seeing them so happy about being better, and they’re usually really grateful. I think it’s really fun to see the patient get better." -Emily Holmes, RN

"When did you decide you wanted to become a nurse?"

"When I was a nurse aid, I worked on the same floor that I do now, so I’ve always been in the surgical, acute care setting. I guess what tipped me off was one day when I had to step in and help perform a lot of nurse care for a patient who was having a lot of health issues develop quickly, so I had to start CPR and assist the doctors. I was like you know what, I’m just gonna go to nursing school because if this is what I’m going to do, I’m gonna do it." -Rawla Walker, RN

"Tell me about a patient who impacted your life."

“There was a patient who came in with back pain, and it ended up being that he had cancer. It was a big shock. By the time he left he was pretty much paralyzed. We became really close. I’d go in and talk to him about what was going through his head with learning he had cancer.”-Abby Batrell, RN

"Why did you become an oncology nurse?"

"It’s kind of a sappy story. My Grandma was a pediatric nurse here in Lincoln, and she died at the age of 59 of cancer. I was 15 at the time, and I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. So her funeral—it was a massive funeral with like 300 people—we greeted everyone as family but we didn’t know a lot of the people. Talking with them, we learned that a lot of them had been patients of her’s, and that sparked my interest, knowingthat I could make the much of a difference." -Kelsey Lambley, RN

"When did you decide you wanted to become a nurse?"

"I didn’t know I wanted to be a nurse until I got to high school. Actually growing up I changed my mind all the time. I wanted to be a lawyer, I wanted to be a marine-biologist . . . I don’t have family that’s in nursing but nursing just came to me and it stuck—I never changed my mind. I love people. I love being around people. I love helping people, and I figured that would be a great way to help people. It’s never a boring day; it’s never the same, same, same. It’s always different, which is good." -Nicole Espinosa, RN


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