Investors

By Aditi Pai December 2, 2013
Boston-based Rest Devices, maker of baby tracking device Mimo, raised $1.2 million from Experiment Fund, Andy Palmer (Founder of Koa Labs), and Nuland & Arshad, according to an SEC filing. The company will use the money to bring its product to market. "We are launching sales in mid January as well as bringing two additional products to market and growing our team," cofounder Dulcie Madden...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2013
A non-health related demo of Fluential's software. Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong's Nant Health is making a big investment in voice interfaces for healthcare. The company is investing $8 million in Fluential, a stealthy but longstanding company working on "of speech optimization and deep language understanding tools for mobile devices, wearables and consumer 'personal assistant'...
By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2013
Learn It Live's Alere-branded offering. Healthbox has announced its seventh class of health startups and its second class in its home city of Chicago. The new class is sponsored by State Farm, and a number of hospitals and health systems in the midwest are partnering with Healthbox, namely St. Louis-based Ascension Health's Chicago-based health ministry; Alexian Brothers Health System;...
By Brian Dolan November 14, 2013
A billion dollar sports brand just stepped up its digital health game in a big way. Baltimore, Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour is acquiring Austin, Texas-based MapMyFitness for a reported $150 million. MapMyFitness, which has about 20 million registered users now -- up from 13 million in January -- offers running, biking, and walking apps and social networks that integrate...
By Jonah Comstock November 12, 2013
Scanadu, the Moffet's Field, California-based personal health scanner company, has raised $10.5 million and announced its participation in the Scripps Wired for Health trial. The round was led by Relay Ventures, with additional support from VegasTechFund, Ame Cloud Ventures, the Broe Group, Mindful Investors, and RedMile Group. VegasTechFund is led by Zappos alum Tony Hsie and Ame Cloud Ventures...
By Aditi Pai November 11, 2013
Providence, Rhode Island-based ShapeUp raised $7.5 million from venture capital firms Cue Ball Capital and Excel Venture Management. The company will use the money to further develop and launch its mobile capabilities. The company offers a social wellness program for companies and engages employees through team workout challenges that are six or eight weeks long, tracks team progress to encourage...
By Jonah Comstock November 8, 2013
Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur and owner of Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures, and the Dallas Mavericks, has now dipped his toe into mobile health investing. After making a $500,000 investment in smartphone-connected breathalyzer Breathometer on ABC's Shark Tank, Cuban has now participated in Validic's $760,000 seed round. "Personalized health is the future of healthcare," Cuban said in...
By Aditi Pai November 5, 2013
Fitness coaching program Sessions has launched and raised under $1 million from SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, Blackbird and Joshua Kushner. The company, a Rock Health alum, pairs users with coaches to improve fitness. First, users complete a diagnostic test and then after the coach is chosen, the user and coach meet to discuss a fitness plan. From there, the coach will monitor the user using...
By Jonah Comstock November 1, 2013
Clinical Ink, a pharma-focused mobile clinical trial data collection company, has raised $4.3 million. FCA Venture partners led the round, with additional funding from 10 undisclosed angel investors. Clinical Ink makes SureSource, a windows-based tablet software for healthcare providers to collect clinical trial data electronically at the point of care. They use Windows tablets because stylus...
By Neil Versel October 31, 2013
Welltok's Cafewell platform. Welltok, creator of an online and mobile "social health management" platform, has acquired healthcare incentive design and management firm IncentOne. Denver-based Welltok plans on integrating IncentOne technology into its CafeWell platform, giving population health managers a more convenient way to offer consumers personalized rewards for healthy behaviors. "It...