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By Dave Muoio April 9, 2018
Helsinki, Finland-based Kaiku Health, which offers digital patient monitoring and patient-reported outcome services designed for several medical specialties, has announced $5.4 million (4.4 million euros) in Series A financing. The round was led by Debiopharm Innovation Fund SA and Tesi, with additional participation from new investor Prodeko Ventures and returning supporters Reaktor Ventures,...
By Jonah Comstock April 9, 2018
When Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway announced in January that they were collaborating on a healthcare venture, most of the focus was on Amazon, the tech giant that has been dancing around a proper healthcare entrance for a number of years.  But the other two partners are also interesting — what makes an investment bank and a conglomerate real estate company interested in the...
By Jonah Comstock April 5, 2018
Trumbull, Connecticut-based FallCall Solutions has raised a sub-$1 million seed round from Connecticut Ventures to develop a pure software-based Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) for the Apple Watch. While automated fall detecction is in the company's future pipeline, the initial launch of the app, on Apple Watch and iPhone, works as an app-based help button that can be activated by voice...
By Jonah Comstock April 4, 2018
Rock Health and StartUp Health, two groups that track investment in digital health, have come out with their respective quarterly reports on funding in the space, and both agree on a couple of interesting insights: that Q1 2018 is the largest Q1 yet, that larger late-stage deals contributed disproportionately to that total, and that investment is increasingly coming from non-traditional investors...
By Dave Muoio April 4, 2018
Seattle-based patient engagement and clinical education provider MedBridge has received a strategic investment from private equity firm LLR Partners. The two companies did not disclose details on the sum of the investment, but noted that the funding will be used to support the growth of MedBridge in existing markets and its expansion into new areas of healthcare. “By providing healthcare...
By Dave Muoio April 4, 2018
San Francisco-based Virta Health has announced the closing of a $45 million Series B funding round for its digitally-delivered, drug- and surgery-free Type 2 diabetes treatment. Previous investors Venrock, Obvious Ventures, Creandum, Caffeinated Capital, and SciFi VC participated in the round, with new investors including Founders Fund and Playground Global joining as well. Virta’s approach to...
By Jonah Comstock March 30, 2018
(This story has been updated to include some acquisitions we missed.) The first quarter of 2018 was light on mergers and acquisitions compared to previous quarters, but those that did crop up were significant, including major companies like Fitbit, Allscripts, Roche, and Johnson & Johnson. As usual, we'll recap the quarter's exits in descending order by price tag, with the undisclosed deals...
By Dave Muoio March 30, 2018
In the first three months of 2018, Babyforyou.net.ua tracked 30 digital funding rounds comprising approximately $1.2 billion in collective funding, as well as two rounds with undisclosed totals. While these numbers may fall short of 2017’s staggering first quarter (which consisted of 46 deals totaling $1.47 billion, including $800 million for Verily alone), the beginning of the year has still seen...
By Dave Muoio March 29, 2018
San Francisco-based microsensor textile company Siren has announced the first product using its proprietary Neurofabric material. The Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System and its accompanying app monitor wearers’ foot temperature as an early warning sign of inflammation and, subsequently, diabetic foot ulcers. The company, which was founded in 2015, also announced that it has raised $3....
By Jonah Comstock March 28, 2018
Dublin, Ireland and New York City-based LetsGetChecked has raised $12 million in first round funding to support the development of its end-to-end at-home lab test business. Optum Ventures led the round, and Chinese VC firm Qiming Venture Partners also contributed. “We started in the UK where everything’s free, you know?” founder Peter Foley told Babyforyou.net.ua. “So we demonstrated that people...

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