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By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett October 1, 2018
While it may be better known as the European home of several larger health and tech companies, the country of Ireland is also home to a number of homegrown health tech startups. Many of these are looking to expand into new markets and, if the recent North America Healthcare Summit in Dublin was any indication, they have the full support of their government. “The indigenous sector is a hugely...
By Laura Lovett October 1, 2018
What happened Last week two venture branches of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and the Google Assistant Investment Program, announced investments in patient voice assistant Aiva, which specializes in hands-free communication between patients and caregivers. While the investment amounts have not be publicly announced, the company revealed its other investors include Act One...
By Laura Lovett September 26, 2018
What happened  Maven, a digital health clinic that caters to women and children, scored an additional $27 million in Series B funding this morning. The round was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Spring Mountain Capital, 14W, and Female Founders fund.  What’s the impact The digital health platform was first founded in 2014 and is focused on linking women and families to providers. It also...
By Laura Lovett September 26, 2018
What happened This morning digital pathology startup Proscia announced that it closed a $8.3 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by Flybridge Capital Partners with participation from Emerald Development Managers, Fusion Fund, Razor’s Edge Ventures and RobinHood Ventures.  The impact The Philadelphia-base startup plans to use the new money to commercialize its digital pathology...
By Jonah Comstock September 25, 2018
What happened TestCard, a London-based digital health company, has raised $1.7 million (£1.25 million) in seed funding from Neo Ventures, a small Bulgarian investment firm focused on accelerating European startups. The company is entering the rapidly-maturing smartphone-enabled home urinalysis market, with plans to release its first product in the UK this year. The product is a physical postcard...
By Laura Lovett September 25, 2018
What is happening  Neuchatel Switzerland-Based aktiia, a startup developing a wearable blood pressure monitoring device, has just announced that it raised $4.1 million (4 CHF). The round was led by TransLink Capital and Redalpin, with participation from Sparks Street Capital, Christian Wenger, and Mladen Barbaric. According to Tobias Pforr, aktiia’s chief marketing officer, the latest funding...
By Laura Lovett September 24, 2018
What happened Ro—company previously known for its online men's health platform focused on erectile dysfunction, Roman— announced that it landed $88 million, this time to work on an addiction cessation platform. This round was led by FirstMark Capital with participation from SignalFire, Initialized Capital, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Torch Capital, BoxGroup, Tusk Ventures and...
By Laura Lovett September 24, 2018
What happened? Last week Muse, maker of an EEG headband and accompanying meditation mobile app, announced that it is acquiring Meditation Studio. The latter is known for its meditation app which provides guidance from 40 experts. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Why it matters This merger will bring two companies from the digital meditation market together. However, each offers a different...
health 2.0 conference investor panel

(L to R) Emma Cartmell, Ruchita Sinha, Risa Stack, and Wende Hutton take an audience question at Health 2.0's Fall Conference.

By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2018
A high amount of VC investing is often seen as an indicator of the health of the digital health space. But while investors agree there’s a lot of opportunity in the space, some investors think there may be a little too much money. “There’s a lot more money,” Risa Stack, general manager for new business creation at GE Ventures, said in a panel discussion at Health 2.0's Fall Conference in Santa...
By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2018
San Francisco-based Ooda Health, a new startup focused on decreasing waste and inefficiency in the area of healthcare administration, has raised $40.5 million in a Series A round that’s notable in a couple of ways: for one, the company’s veteran founders, including Castlight Health founder Dr. Giovanni Colella, chose to work exclusively with VCs with at least one woman partner. For another, the...