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By Laura Lovett October 9, 2018
Last month Singapore-based Mobile Health, creator of personalize health concierge platform MaNaDr, announced that it was acquiring fellow Singaporean company Doctorbell, a patient engagement platform, for an undisclosed amount.  The MaNaDr platform connects users to doctors and their networks. It also gives patients access to their medical health records and lab results so they can carry this...
By Dave Muoio October 9, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise backed the American Medical Association, announced today the launch of its second spin out company. Called First Mile Care, the new entity will use its $2 million in seed funding to build a scalable platform for connecting people with prediabetes to coaches and demographic-appropriate behavior change guidance. First Mile Care’s platform is being...
By Dave Muoio October 8, 2018
Forward Health, a UK-based app maker aiming to improve messaging and communications between healthcare practitioners (and not to be confused with AI care-focused Forward) has raised $3.9 million in seed funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. The round was led by Stride.VC, with additional support from Albion Capital and individual angel investors. Forward Health’s GDPR-compliant app...
By Dave Muoio October 5, 2018
Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, California-based startup offering an incentive-based health platform, is receiving a $5 million preferred equity investment from an unnamed source, according to a recent announcement from US Capital Global, which is acting as the deal’s exclusive financial advisor. Charles Towle, managing partner at US Capital Global, said that the healthcare rewards company sought the...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2018
This story has been updated to include Dexcom's acquisition of TypeZero Technologies. The third quarter of 2018 was a surprisingly good one for mergers and acquisitions. Babyforyou.net.ua tracked 18 deals, from Best Buy’s monster acquisition of GreatCall, to positive exits for Boston area startups Herald Health and Circulation, to WebMD’s snapping up consumer healthcare reviews site Vitals. The...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Basis, an app-based platform that connects consumers with mental health counselors, announced the launch of its service alongside a $3.75 million funding round. The investment was led by Bedrock, with support from Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Headlined by CEO Andrew Chapin, a former Uber executive, and Chief Science Officer Lindsay Trent, a clinical psychologist at Stanford,...
By Laura Lovett October 2, 2018
Rock Health’s latest funding report reveals that the first three quarters of 2018 have already surpassed the total amount of funding that was spent on digital health startups in 2017. So far this year, digital health startups have raised $6.8 billion, with $3.3 billon of that coming from the third quarter alone, compared to a total of $5.7 billion in 2017.  The quarterly report suggests that...
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
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 Ventures, Mucker...
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...