Mobility Designed, a Kansas City medical device startup, announced Friday that it has appointed a new CEO.
Previously held by co-founder Liliana Younger, the CEO role is now held by Dan Alcazar. A serial entrepreneur, Alcazar has experience growing early-stage, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, including RJR Nabisco, Sprint and Embarq.
Younger will remain on the board and maintain an active role within the Mobility Designed.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dan to the M+D family,” Younger said in a release. “His character and skill set will serve us well on our journey. I am very proud of how far we have come and I’m excited about the next chapter. We feel that Dan’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset in leading our team and in shaping our company’s long and short-term objectives.”
The startups has no doubt been gaining momentum. In April, Mobility Designed raised nearly $900,000 from Innovation in Motion and other local investors. An on Friday, Mobility Designed announced that its total funding round has topped $1 million.
Mobility Designed was co-founded by husband and wife Liliana and Max Younger in 2015. In 2016, the firm enjoyed a wildly successful viral video featuring their first product, the M+D Crutch. The company’s crutch allows a user to apply the bulk of her weight on her elbows — as opposed to the armpits or wrists — offering a more comfortable experience. It accommodates users from 4’11” to 6’8” and up to 300 pounds.
Mobility Designed has tapped a variety of area resources to grow, including Digital Sandbox KC and the LaunchKC grants contest. In addition, the firm was a finalist in both the UPS Midwest X-Port Challenge and the UberPITCH contest 2016.
To watch a video of of the firm’s tech, see below.