Castlight Health

By Heather Mack November 8, 2016
San Francisco-based Castlight Health, which offers consumers a personalized health shopping platform, added 14 new large customers, saw increased revenue and cash, and intensified its focus on evolving the business to gain more traction among mainstream buyers in the third quarter of 2016. On call with investors, Castlight Health CEO and cofounder Giovanni Colella said the company reached $100...
By MobiHealthNews August 12, 2016
Over the years, more and more companies have gone public in the digital health space and existing public companies have gotten into the space, either on their own or thorugh acquisitions. Here's a roundup of digital health talk on the latest round of second quarter investor calls and quarterly finance reports. Fitbit. San Francisco-based Fitbit, maker of a series of popular wearable activity...
By Heather Mack August 12, 2016
San Francisco-based Castlight Health, which offers a personalized health shopping platform aimed at equipping employees with transparency on both pricing and quality, added some big names to its subscription service and saw increase in both revenue and cash in the second quarter of 2016. Additionally, the company is focusing its sales model by leveraging the data sets provided by its health...
By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2015
David Ebersman Lyra Health, the behavioral health-focused startup launched this summer by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, has raised $35 million. Greylock Partners and existing investor Venrock led the round, with additional participation from existing investor Castlight Health, and new investors Providence Health & Services, Breyer Capital, and Origin Capital...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2015
Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, which is developing a platform to identify people with behavioral health conditions, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round from Castlight Health. Lyra Health previously received undisclosed seed funding from venture capital firm Venrock. Lyra's Chief Medical Officer Dena Bravata formerly served in the same role at Castlight Health. Lyra Health...
By Jonah Comstock June 8, 2015
David Ebersman Lyra Health, a startup that launched last week, will focus on addressing the gaps in the healthcare system surrounding behavioral health conditions like anxiety and depression. David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, will helm the new company, which already has seed funding from Ebersman and venture capital firm Venrock. Ebersman's co-founder, Chief Medical Officer...
By Brian Dolan May 13, 2015
Jawbone President Sameer Samat Jawbone has hired Sameer Samat as its new president. Samat was most recently VP of Product Management at Google, where he was responsible for Google Shopping and Google Express. The news comes shortly after Jawbone announced it was working with American Express to add payment features to Jawbone devices. Google has hired cardiologist Dr. Jessica Mega away from ...
By Brian Dolan April 28, 2015
Castlight's Mark Sarbiewski Castlight Health, a healthcare transparency company, announced that it had appointed Mark Sarbiewski as its new chief marketing officer. Sarbiewski joins the company from San Francisco-based Anaplan, a cloud-based planning platform for finance, sales, and operations, where he was the company's first chief marketing officer. Fitbit has hired Jonah Becker as its new...
By Brian Dolan March 24, 2015
Chris Bergstrom Recent months have brought with them a number of important hires and departures at digital health companies. Here's a roundup of some of the ones we've been tracking. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Chris Bergstrom has stepped away from his full-time position of Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer at WellDoc, but he will remain an advisor to the company. As a...
By Jonah Comstock October 22, 2014
In the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Castlight Health have published what they believe is the first study linking price transparency to cost savings. The study of more than 500,000 Castlight users demonstrated modest savings for lab tests, advanced imaging, and clinician office visits. "Although it is widely perceived that greater transparency of pricing...

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