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By Leontina Postelnicu January 20, 2019
The European tech ecosystem saw record levels of investment in 2018, with the software industry growing five times faster than the rest of Europe’s economy, according to a report by global venture capital firm Atomico. Four tech IPOs or direct listings of European tech companies reached valuations of more than $5bn on opening day, and three of the top 10 largest tech IPOs in 2018 came from Europe...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2019
Last week, Babyforyou.net.ua attended JP Morgan Week for the first time. While we took a pass on the eponymous conference, we talked digital health at the bevy of conferences, meetings, and cocktail parties that have sprung up around the investment bank’s annual life sciences event. The distributed nature of JP Morgan makes it hard to pull out one overarching themes, but a few trends and topics of...
By Dave Muoio January 18, 2019
San Francisco-based Limelight Health, a developer of digital tools for enterprises managing employee benefits plans, has raised $33.5 million in an oversubscribed Series C round. Principal Life led the fundraising, which also included participation from AXA Venture Partners, MassMutual Ventures, Aflac Ventures, Transamerica Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, LaunchPad Digital Health and...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2019
The government shutdown was well underway for the entirety of JP Morgan week in San Francisco last week, but that didn’t stop HHS leaders from dropping by auxiliary events in the Bay Area. National Coordinator Don Rucker delivered the opening address to HIMSS’s own Health 2.0 VentureConnect event, while HHS Chief Data Officer Dr. Mona Siddiqui swung by the StartUp Health Festival for a fireside...
By Laura Lovett January 18, 2019
This morning Alphabet’s life science subsidiary Verily announced that its Verily Study Watch and its on-demand ECG feature landed a 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The watch is a prescription-only device, and was designed to record, store, transfer and display single-channel ECG rhythms. The company said the device’s ability to take on-demand, single-lead ECG can be used for individual patient...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2019
While the HIMSS Global Conference is often thought of as a health IT conference for physicians and CIOs, the annual event actually caters to a wide variety of stakeholders in healthcare including entrepreneurs, investors, informaticists, and a wide variety of clinicians and executives. In order to highlight that diversity of attendees and offerings, this year HIMSS is organizing HIMSS Circles, an...

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