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By Jonah Comstock July 5, 2018
This week, the acquisition everyone’s talking about is Amazon’s reported billion-dollar deal to buy pharmacy startup PillPack. But that deal was just the capstone on a busy quarter with 15 digital health mergers and acquisitions.   The area of digital health shaken up the most by deal activity this quarter was certainly telemedicine. Both Teladoc and American Well picked up smaller telehealth...
By Dave Muoio July 3, 2018
The first half of 2018 has been another standout six months for digital health investments, which comprised a total of $3.4 billion according to Rock Health’s latest midyear report. While this comes in just a hair under the $3.5 billion recorded by the seed fund during the same time last year, a couple of key trends and last year’s weaker finish gives digital health investors a strong shot at...
By Laura Lovett July 3, 2018
Boston-based telemedicine giant American Well has recently filed an SEC document revealing that the company raised $290 million in funding. According to the document, which was filed on June 29, the company is looking to raise up to $314.7 million within this funding round.   The last completed SEC filing by American Well was in 2014, when it raised $81 million. In January, the company also...
By Laura Lovett July 2, 2018
Hims has recently gained a lot of traction for its business of discretely sending men’s health products and medications through the mail, and as of last week the San Francisco-based startup landed another $50 million in funding. According to Bloomberg, which first reported the funding, the money will be put towards growing its prescription drug business.  Instead of going to a doctor to get a...
By Dave Muoio June 28, 2018
Medical device cybersecurity software company MedCrypt announced today that it has raised $1.9 million in new seed funding. The round’s primary backer was Eniac Ventures, with additional participation from Sway Ventures, Nex Cubed, Oronoco Investments, and Friedman BioVentures. Mike Kijewski, CEO and cofounder of MedCrypt, told Babyforyou.net.ua that his company will be using the proceeds from this...
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By Stephanie Nieman June 28, 2018
It is highly likely that the following statement has been erroneously attributed to Albert Einstein, but we can hope he, at least, also had some internal debates on the topic. “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” At SJF Ventures, we’re both impact and venture capital investors, so much of our thinking is dedicated to how technology can dramatically...
By Jonah Comstock June 26, 2018
Patient-facing clinical trial software company uMotif has raised $3.2 million (£2.4 million) in a new funding round led by independent investment manager Albion Capital, with additional participation from unnamed angel investors. uMotif makes apps for capturing consent, electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO), and electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA). The UK-based company, founded in...
By Dave Muoio June 26, 2018
Dreem, a wearable sleep device maker previously known as Rhythm, has closed $35 million in funding. The round was led by strategic investor JJDC and Bpifrance. “If everyone in the world, of which 30 percent don’t sleep effectively today, were able to get better, more quality rest every night — we’d unleash opportunity like none other. Our productivity, creativity, humility as a global community...
By Laura Lovett June 26, 2018
This morning EyeQue, maker of at home visual acuity tests, scored $11.2 million in its second funding round. This latest financing brings the company's total funding to $16.2 million.  “The funding is going to be used to increase product development,” John Serri, cofounder and chief technology officer, told Babyforyou.net.ua. “We have an interesting headline of new products coming out based on...
By Laura Lovett June 25, 2018
Digital health is on the brain of some emerging entrepreneurs this year. Last week the Thiel Foundation announced its latest winners of its entrepreneurial technology fellowship, and among them were three candidates with a digital health focus. “Healthcare is a difficult industry for young founders to break into — it's fractured and heavily regulated,” Allyson Dias, director of the Thiel...