Investors

By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2018
In many ways, 2017 was a banner year for digital health funding, according to Rock Health's annual report, which puts funding for the year at a record $5.8 billion. In other ways, however, the year fell short, with a drop in mergers and acquisitions and not a single IPO in the space all year. "2017 saw the greatest amount of funding being poured into digital health to date, with a steady but not...
By Dave Muoio January 31, 2018
Halo Neuroscience, a device company that develops and sells the Halo Sport neurostimulation headset, announced yesterday that it has secured $13 million in Series B funding. Global private investment firm TPG led the round, which also had participation from prior investors Lux Capital, JAZZ Ventures Partners, and Xfund. The Halo Sport headset connects to a paired mobile app to promote brain...
By Bernie Monegain January 30, 2018
Amazon, the world’s ubiquitous online store, revealed today it is collaborating with Warren Buffet, who heads Berkshire Hathaway, and the bank JPMorgan Chase to build an independent, nonprofit healthcare company with the goal of increasing user satisfaction and reducing costs.  The first order of business, the partners announced, is focusing on technology solutions that will provide U.S....
January 29, 2018
Health IT unicorn Outcome Health settled a three-month legal battle with investors, and as part of that deal, cofounders CEO Rishi Shah and President Shrada Agarwal will step down. Shah and Agarwal will no longer be part of daily management and will instead act as chairman and vice chairman. As part of the settlement, the pair will also join the investors — which include Goldman Sachs, Google’s...
By Dave Muoio January 29, 2018
Israel-based telehealth provider and device maker Tyto Care has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Ping An Insurance Group Company of China’s Global Voyager Fund, as well as a collection of new and returning investors. Included among those returning are Cambia Health Solutions, Walgreens, Orbimed, Fosun Pharma, and LionBird, whereas Israeli...
By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2018
Wellnicity, an Austin-based company that uses mail-order lab tests to connect people with vitamins and supplements to address particular symptoms, has raised $3.6 million in a new round of funding led by Capstar Partners. "Wellnicity's story began because there were many families who chose not to do medications, or they had failed medication therapies. These clients suffered from sleep disorders...
By Dave Muoio January 23, 2018
Bio-Optronics — a producer of software and services focused on clinical research, automated scheduling, and patient safety — has announced $30 million in funding from growth equity firm Mainsail Partners. The new funding will be used to accelerate product development, improve customer service capacities, and boost sales and marketing efforts, according to the company. “Our business is founded on...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2018
The CareVoice, a Shanghai, China-based digital health startup targeting the insurance market, has raised $2 million in early-stage funding. Haitao Capital and SOSV, two China- and US-based venture capital firms, led the round. Other Chinese and Southeast Asian investors also contributed. The CareVoice offers a cost- and quality-transparency tool that is available to the public, but which includes...
By Dave Muoio January 17, 2018
Peerfit, a Tampa Bay area company that makes a digital platform for fitness benefits, has announced the closure of a $10.3 million Series B funding round. The company's funding came entirely of private investors. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, Colliers International Florida Executive Chairman Lee Arnold, and PAR Inc. CEO and Chairman Bob Smith led investment funding throughout 2017. Vinik...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2018
London-based Amiko Digital Health, which makes connected inhaler and app suite Respiro, has raised a new round of funding. The amount was not disclosed. Sanner Ventures and Breed Reply (a previous investor) led the round. Amiko Digital Health’s flagship product, Respiro, consists of two parts. The first part is a connected inhaler for respiratory disease patients, which measures compliance, lung...