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By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins University DreamIt Health, the healthcare-focused branch of Philadelphia startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures, is launching a Baltimore, Maryland class in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. BioHealth Innovation, an organization geared toward bringing more innovation and entrepreneurship to Maryland, is co-sponsoring the class with Hopkins. The company will seek...
By Aditi Pai September 18, 2013
Portrayal of Nashville Healthbox participant Gema Touch's technology Healthbox's Nashville accelerator has announced its first class in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield in Nashville. Of the class' seven companies, five come from the Nashville area. Last month, the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, a healthcare service provider, joined as a sponsor. Because of the...
By Neil Versel September 18, 2013
Aging-in-place startup Lively has put its home monitoring product in general release this week after landing $4.8 million in venture capital. Cambia Health Solutions led the Series A round, while Lively's seed investor Maveron also contributed, San Francisco-based Lively announced Tuesday. Lively, which combines stylish wireless sensors and a data-collection hub with biweekly printed mailers, is...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2013
Lift Labs, the Rock Health startup developing smart utensils for people with Parkinson's or Essential Tremor, has raised $1 million from angel investors and announced its official launch. The startup's first hardware product, Liftware, a spoon that detects and autocorrects for hand tremors, will be available for preorder from Lift Labs' website, with plans to ship in December. Prior to the angel...
By Jonah Comstock September 12, 2013
Jawbone has raised $93 million in debt, with an additional $20 million in equity rumored, according to a report from Fortune. CEO Hossain Rahman told Fortune that the company resorted to a debt raise in light of a much-higher-than-anticipated demand for its products, mentioning the Up activity tracker specifically. "We've been experiencing crazy sell-through demand, particularly since the...
By Aditi Pai September 12, 2013
Dallas, Texas-based Teladoc raised $15 million from five undisclosed investors this week, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total public funding to $46.6 million. Teladoc declined to comment on its plans for the money. The last public funding raise that Teladoc announced was in 2011. The company raised $18.6 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2013
Frisco, Texas-based population health management company ZeOmega has raised $21.5 million in its second of funding, a raise that comes on the heels of a partnership announcement to develop the company's first mobile apps. The round was led by private fund Bregal Sagemount. The fund's founding partner, Phil Yates, will join the company's board of directors. Others who contributed to the raise...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2013
Stamford, Connecticut-based Ambio Health, a company developing a low-cost platform for connecting home medical monitors, has raised a third angel round of $525,000. The money comes from mostly existing angels and one new investor, CEO Kevin Jones told MobiHealthNews. With its previous two raises, the company's total funding comes to $2 million since the company was founded in 2011. The Ambio...
By Aditi Pai September 9, 2013
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ZappRx raised $1 million in a round of funding led by Atlas Venture’s Jean-Francois Formela and Ryan Moore. Other investors that contributed include Life Sciences Angel Network and Hakan Satiroglu. The money will be used for the e-prescription app, set to launch soon. This is the first public funding raise for the company, which was founded in 2005. In addition to...
By Aditi Pai September 6, 2013
Last week, Teladoc acquired Consult A Doctor for an undisclosed sum. This news marked the eleventh acquisition so far this year. Four months ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of six acquisitions that had occurred so far in 2013, starting in January when athenahealth bought Epocrates for $293 million. Just a month after that, Jawbone acquired Massive Health to improve its wearable health device...