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By Dave Muoio May 2, 2018
In a recent medium.com blog post, Daphne Koller — an artificial intelligence researcher at the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and, until just a few months ago, chief computing officer at Alphabet’s Calico Labs — announced her up-and-coming foray into machine learning-powered drug discovery. Called insitro (a portmanteau of “in silico” and “in vitro”), the new endeavor looks...
By Laura Lovett May 2, 2018
Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from Cera. London-based homecare company Cera announced that it has raked in $17 million in Series A funding with investors including Guinness Asset Administration, Yabeo, and Kairos.  The web-based platform was set up to help elderly people find care and support in their community. Its services include elderly care, palliative care,...
By Dave Muoio May 2, 2018
Santa Monica, California-based Casetabs, which sells a cloud-based app designed for surgery coordination and communication, has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a statement. The investment round was led by Nueterra Capital and Evolution Financial Group. "Together with our team and customers, we have built a proven solution that breaks down traditional communication barriers...
By Dave Muoio May 2, 2018
San Francisco-based wearable tech company iBeat announced today that it has closed an additional $5.5 million in seed funding, bringing its total round to $10 million. The backing came from new investors Kairos, 8VC, City Light Capital, Plug and Play Ventures, and ChinaRock Capital Management, as well as a collection of angel investors including Tony Robbins, Josh Kazam, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Dr. Fred...
By Laura Lovett May 1, 2018
Suki, a startup that makes an AI-powered and voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors, has just landed $20 million in a funding round led by Venrock, with participation from First Round, Social Capital, and Marc Benioff.  The technology was developed to help doctors handle paperwork and update a patient's EHR. The technology is also designed to gradually personalize itself based on each...
By Dave Muoio May 1, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise focused on revamping healthcare, announced today a $27.2 million follow-on investment from the American Medical Association (AMA), its founding partner, and a slew of new hires spearheaded by the recent appointment of a new CEO. According to a statement, the funding will go toward the development and commercialization of “promising new technology-...
By Mike Miliard April 30, 2018
In its second acquisition this year, InTouch Health, which develops enterprise telehealth technology for hospitals and health systems, announced that it has acquired Reach Health, another telemedicine platform. The InTouch-Reach deal happened on the same day that American Well bought Avizia for its telehealth technologies that specialize in acute care services. InTouch Health officials said the...
By Jonah Comstock April 27, 2018
According to a group of 300 healthcare stakeholders surveyed in Venrock's 2018 Healthcare Prognosis Survey, Amazon is the tech company to watch in the healthcare space — even if they're pretty well split on the prospects for the Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway project. When asked which of five tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IBM) would make the most progress in 2018, 51...
By Dave Muoio April 25, 2018
San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Doctor On Demand announced today the closure of a $74 million round of Series C financing. The funding round was led by Princeville Global and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Previous investors including Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Tenaya Capital also participated. "At Doctor On Demand we’re focused on putting the patient first, and this latest...
By Jonah Comstock April 24, 2018
Private equity firm Aspire Universal and LG Health, have partnered to create a new $300 million fund called the Aspire Ventures Precision Medicine Fund. Each is contributing $15 million to the fund and Aspire is in the process of raising the remainder. "The term 'precision medicine' has been out there, but it’s really the change in healthcare that’s going on," Essam Abadir, managing partner of...

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