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Eagle Speak acquired by Hearo Technologies

Eagle Speak acquired by Hearo Technologies, a healthcare technology company

Jason Arend (Eagle Speak Co-Founder & CEO) and Myke Bates (Eagle Speak Co-Founder & CTO) are pleased to announce that they have recently reached an agreement for a merger and acquisition by Hearo Technologies.

Since its formation in 2016 Eagle Speak has been developing a wide range of technologies that go far beyond their initial product offerings. The talent, experience and intellectual property served as a major factor in the acquisition. Hearo will be adding Eagle Speak’s voice and video technology to supplement the impressive features in their upcoming healthcare products.

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About Eagle Speak

Eagle Speak was first conceived in 2015 at Startup Weekend in Springfield, MO. At the end of the weekend the team walked away with First Place and the Audience Choice Award.

The team went on to create a number of new technologies earning a number of awards including: Most Innovative Startup, Developer of the Year and Enterprise Technology of the Year.

Eagle Speak went on to participate in the first cohort of the efactory accelerator in 2016. The group has maintained a presence at the efactory since the conclusion of the program.


The two have been collaborating for over a decade. Between them, Arend and Bates have over 25 years of experience developing technologies for big name brands, cutting-edge startups, and Fortune 500 companies.

The two are also actively involved in fostering Springfield’s technology community. Arend currently serves as President of the Mid-America Technology Alliance (MATA). Bates is the Founder of SGF Web Devs, a user group that has grown to over 500 local developers, programmers and engineers.

About the acquisition, Arend says, “We could not be more excited about the power and potential of this new partnership. Hearo gives us a great opportunity to continue our work on Eagle Speak while creating entirely new technologies in areas we care deeply about. When we started Eagle Speak, we never could have imagined the journey it would take us on.”

Bates went on to explain, “To us, this is a testament that Midwest tech is on the rise and cities like Springfield can play just as vital a role as any coastal region. The support we’ve received from the efactory, our investors, and the local community at large is instrumental to this effort and we look forward to continuing this growth together.”

Looking forward

The Eagle Speak brand and product will continue to thrive under Hearo. Development operations will continue to be based in Springfield, MO under the leadership of Jason Arend, Myke Bates, and Jim Carr.

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