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By Aditi Pai September 25, 2013
Entrepreneurs in Rock Health's 5th class San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health put on its fifth demo day this week. Rock Health announced the class in June and the accelerator ran until this past week when companies made presentations to show how they have grown in the past three months. Of the 11 companies, 10 presented at the demo day. This class had some high profile...
By Jonah Comstock September 25, 2013
PatientSafe Solutions raised $7 million from EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board. This completes a $27 million round for the company and brings its total funding to around $70 million. MobiHealthNews covered the first part of this round back in January. It was led by Merck GHI with additional contributions from Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos Group. The...
By Jonah Comstock September 24, 2013
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, maker of a free, web-based EHR, has raised $70 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). OrbiMed Advisors, Deerfield Management Company, and Industry Ventures also contributed to the round, as did previous investors Artis Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Glynn Capital Management, Band of Angels Acorn Fund, H...
By Aditi Pai September 24, 2013
Sprint and Techstars have launched a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City, the hometown region of Sprint, that will mentor 10 startups, according to a press release. Applications are open until December 6th, finalists will be notified in January, and the actual program is expected to start March 2014. The program will last three months and companies can receive up to $120,000 in funding, $20,...
By Jonah Comstock September 23, 2013
MediSafe, a company which has claimed to boost medication adherence up to 81 percent, has raised $1 million in first round funding. The round was co-led by lool Ventures and TriVentures. Angel investors Eyal Gura, Yadin Kaufmann and Yair Schinde also contributed to the round. MediSafe is a cloud-based app system — the patients get a reminder to take their meds on their Android or Apple smartphone...
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...